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UA Little Rock Alumna Elizabeth Bowles to speak at Ramsey Lecture Series

Elizabeth Bowles
Elizabeth Bowles

UA Little Rock welcomes alumna Elizabeth Bowles, president and CEO of Aristotle Unified Communications, LLC as a guest speaker for the C. Earl and Kathy Ramsey Lecture Series.

Bowles will present “Last Place Isn’t good Enough – The Importance of High-Speed Internet to Furtureproofing the Economy” at UA Little Rock Downtown, 333 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock on Tuesday, Nov. 14. The event will open with a reception at 5:30 p.m. and will be followed by the lecture at 6 p.m.

Bowles graduated from UA Little Rock in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in international studies. She was able to attend UA Little Rock with a full scholarship through the Donaghey Scholars Honors Program and studied abroad in Europe.

Bowles returned to Arkansas in 2000 to join Aristotle Internet Access, the company co-founded by her father, Dixon Bowles. When Dixon Bowles passed in 2010, Bowles took over as the chair of the board. In 2018, Bowles split off the broadband division of Aristotle Internet Access into its own company, Aristotle Unified Communications, so that she could focus on serving broadband customers in communities that are underserved.

“We are always eager to bring a nationally prominent figure to speak to students and the UA Little Rock community. That Elizabeth Bowles is an alumna makes her presentation all the more powerful, as she demonstrates the great things our students are capable of achieving. Her work on improving broadband access illustrates the importance of a wide ranging education that pushes people to understand the technical, social, political, and economic complexities of the challenges we face,” said Dr. Simon Hawkins, head of the Donaghey Scholars Program at UA Little Rock.

For more information, contact the Donaghey Scholars Honors Program at 516-916-3389 or

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