Dr. Marquese McFerguson

UA Little Rock Alum Marquese McFerguson is using spoken word poetry and hip-hop to make a difference

Spoken word poetry became a lifeline for UA Little Rock alumnus Marquese McFerguson, an assistant professor of intercultural communication at Florida Atlantic University, to express his thoughts and emotions during the turbulent time following the death of his mother in 2005.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock Alum Marquese McFerguson is using spoken word poetry and hip-hop to make a difference”

UA Little Rock Alumni Share Secrets to Success in Couple’s First Book

Drs. Stanley and Jessica Ellis, both 2011 graduates of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, share a love of life, education, and mentoring that they are now sharing with the world through their first book, “Winning is Planned: A Guide for Young Men Who Plan Their Greatness.”  Continue reading “UA Little Rock Alumni Share Secrets to Success in Couple’s First Book”

UA Little Rock's 2021 Giving Day is March 18.

Trojan Community Raises Nearly $168k during UA Little Rock Giving Day 2021

Friends and supporters of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock came together for the university’s 2021 Giving Day that raised almost $168,000 for scholarships, student-athletes, diversity and inclusion initiatives, UA Little Rock Public Radio, emergency support for students affected by COVID-19, and more.  Continue reading “Trojan Community Raises Nearly $168k during UA Little Rock Giving Day 2021”

Kristi Smith

Women to Watch at UA Little Rock: Kristi Smith

In celebration of Women’s History Month, UA Little Rock is profiling women in leadership positions who are making a difference at UA Little Rock and in the community. The next Woman to Watch at UA Little Rock of 2021 is Kristi Smith, senior director of alumni and development.  Continue reading “Women to Watch at UA Little Rock: Kristi Smith”

Bowen Dean Theresa Beiner (center left) presents alum Wylie Cavin III (center right) with a plague naming the Dean's Conference Room in his honor. Also pictured are Christian O'Neal (left), vice chancellor for university advancement, and Wanda Hoover (right), Bowen's assistant dean of external relations. Photo by Tina Medlock.

UA Little Rock Foundation gifts total nearly $48 million in record-breaking fundraising year

While 2020 has been a year full of challenges, the generosity of supporters of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has resulted in the university’s highest fundraising year to date with UA Little Rock alumni and friends donating a record-breaking $47,941,061.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock Foundation gifts total nearly $48 million in record-breaking fundraising year”

Giving Day 2020

 UA Little Rock Giving Day 2020 Brings Community Together

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock community came together to show their love of the university and raised more than $18,000 during UA Little Rock’s second annual Giving Day on March 19. Continue reading ” UA Little Rock Giving Day 2020 Brings Community Together”

Sharon Jones-Scaife

UA Little Rock alum writes new children’s book emphasizing emergency weather prep for families

Sharon Jones-Scaife, a 1989 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock who now lives in Sachse, Texas, has written a new children’s book that focuses on the importance of being prepared when faced with weather emergencies. Continue reading “UA Little Rock alum writes new children’s book emphasizing emergency weather prep for families”

Bowen Dean Theresa Beiner (center left) presents alum Wylie Cavin III (center right) with a plague naming the Dean's Conference Room in his honor. Also pictured are Christian O'Neal (left), vice chancellor for university advancement, and Wanda Hoover (right), Bowen's assistant dean of external relations. Photo by Tina Medlock.

UA Little Rock alum Wylie Cavin donates $269,000 for Bowen law school scholarships

A graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law is hoping his gift of nearly $270,000 will help other Arkansas law students complete their education. Continue reading “UA Little Rock alum Wylie Cavin donates $269,000 for Bowen law school scholarships”

Dr. Sara Tariq is the Guest of Honor at Taste of Little Rock 2020. The annual event supports UA Little Rock student scholarships. Photo by Benjamin Krain.

UA Little Rock to honor alum Sara Tariq at Taste of Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will honor alumnus Dr. Sara Tariq, associate dean for student affairs in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), during the 17th annual premier food event, Taste of Little Rock, on Tuesday, April 7. Continue reading “UA Little Rock to honor alum Sara Tariq at Taste of Little Rock”