Photo of Jenn McDannold by Ben Krain.

McDannold elected as next president of Staff Senate

University of Arkansas at Little Rock faculty, staff, and students are familiar with receiving emails from Jennifer McDannold about orientation and additional events to introduce new students to life as a Trojan.

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Mirella Gallardo is a first generation student working on a law degree at UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law.

First-Generation Student Spotlight: Mirella Gallardo

For Mirella Gallardo, a third-year law student at UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, being the first member of her family to attend college has meant the world to her and her family.

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2nd Friday Art Night Returns to Little Rock River Market

UA Little Rock Downtown will be showcasing the photographs of graduate assistant Chris Banks at 2nd Friday Art Night from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 13.

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UA Little Rock to host Suicide Prevention Panel

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will host a virtual panel on suicide prevention at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13.

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UA Little Rock student Social Work major Mercedes Parker, center, is surrounded by her family, from top left, Chester McCray, Taylor Houck and Ruby Dunn. Parker, who will graduate in December, is the first person in her family to get a college degree.

First-generation student plans to give back to community through career as social worker

As the first person in her family to go to college, Mercades Parker, a native of Ashdown, Arkansas, wasn’t sure she could afford to go to college without taking on a large amount of student loans. Now she will graduate this spring with a Master of Social Work degree and begin a career of giving back to others.

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UA Little Rock is celebrating First Generation College Student Celebration Month in November.

UA Little Rock to Honor First-Generation College Students in November

In honor of First-Generation College Student Celebration Month, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock is launching a campaign to celebrate first-generation students, employees, and alumni throughout November.

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