The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will celebrate its spring 2022 graduates with three commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 14, at the Jack Stephens Center. More than 1,250 students are eligible to graduate during the spring 2022 semester.
The 10 a.m. commencement ceremony on May 14 will feature undergraduate students in the College of Business, Health, and Human Services and undergraduate students in the Donaghey College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The Jack Stephens Center will open to the public at 8:30 a.m. for the morning ceremony.
Tripti Shukla, who is graduating from UA Little Rock this May with bachelor’s degrees in biology and chemistry, will serve as the featured speaker for the 10 a.m. commencement ceremony. Shukla is this year’s winner of the Edward Lynn Whitbeck Memorial Award, the highest honor granted to a graduating student at UA Little Rock.
In the afternoon, the 3 p.m. ceremony will feature undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, and Education; graduate students in the College of Business, Health, and Human Services; and graduate students in the Donaghey College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The Jack Stephens Center will open to the public at 1:30 p.m. for the afternoon ceremony.
Helaine Williams, Sunday Style editor at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and the 2021 winner of the UA Little Rock Presidents Award, will serve as the featured speaker for the 3 p.m. commencement ceremony.
The William H. Bowen School of Law will celebrate its graduates with a 7 p.m. commencement ceremony. The Honorable John Dan Kemp, chief justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court, will serve as the featured speaker. With 44 years of judicial experience, Kemp previously served as a municipal judge of Mountain View for nine years and as a circuit judge in the 16th Judicial Circuit for 30 years.