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Transfer Student Spotlight on Essence Robinson

Essence Robinson, National Transfer Student Week 2021
Essence Robinson, National Transfer Student Week 2021

UA Little Rock is highlighting some of its outstanding transfer students in celebration of National Transfer Student Week, Oct. 18-22.

Essence Robinson is a theatre arts major at UA Little Rock.

What is your hometown?

I am from North Little Rock, Arkansas.

Tell us about yourself.

I am a theatre major and creative writing minor student. If anything, I am an overall multi-creative. I have many interests in life, and I am always trying to find different creative ways to express myself. I favor acting, singing, poetry, gaining business knowledge, drumming, and more.

Overall, I am a person who has a strong belief in encouraging and spreading positivity with and through everything attached to myself. If you’re a positive and open-hearted being, you’re able to go pretty far in life, in my opinion.

Why did you decide to transfer to UA Little Rock?

I decided to transfer to UA Little Rock because I was told that it has the best Theatre and Dance department in the state of Arkansas, so I came! Must I add, what I was told is definitely true. I am happy to have transferred here.

What is your major, and what do you plan to do after graduation?

My major is Theatre Arts. After I graduate, I look forward to going to graduate school and gaining even more knowledge along the theatre and film aspects.

What is special about being a transfer college student?

What is so special about being a transfer college student is that you get a chance to meet more amazing people. When I came here, I was welcomed with open arms, and I am blessed for that.

Why did you choose UA Little Rock?

I chose UA Little Rock because of the wonderful theatre and dance department and also, I heard many good things about this school. Plus, my father graduated from here!

What opportunities have you gotten through UA Little Rock that you might not have had otherwise?

The opportunities I gained through UA Little Rock would be the transfer scholarship. Also, I was given sound advising. My advisor/professor has helped me tremendously and without Stacy Pendergraft, I wouldn’t have the knowledge that I currently have now.