Members of UA Little Rock’s IT Services department volunteered their time to help make campus more beautiful just in time for the return of students for the fall 2021 semester.
About 20 employees from IT Services spent the morning of Friday, Aug. 20, working with Facilities Management employees to clean up the grounds in front of Ross Hall, Dickinson Hall, Cooper Fountain, and the Center for Integrative Nanotechnology Sciences.
“Facilities Management helped a great deal,” said Tim Stoddard, director of operations for IT Services. “They provided us with water, gloves, tools, and garbage bags. It was a great success, and I’m so proud of all of our folks for the effort they put in doing that kind of work.”
Campus beautification is an important aspect of campus life. It creates a pleasant environment for students and employees and helps attract new students to UA Little Rock.
“Campus grounds are the first thing prospective students and their parents see when they visit campus,” said Kindle Holderby, assistant vice chancellor of enrollment management. “When a university is well maintained and has eye-catching landscaping, it not only raises the interest level of the school, but it also creates an environment that more students flock to.”
As students and employees return to campus, UA Little Rock is committed to creating spaces that encourage people to enjoy the outdoor areas around campus as spaces for leisure, fellowship, and learning.
This fall, Chancellor Christina Drale also commended the Facilities Management employees for volunteering extra time to landscape the area in front of Starbucks. These are just two examples of projects that show UA Little Rock’s renewed commitment to campus beautification with many more projects planned for the future.
You can also make a donation toward campus beautification projectsat this website.