KUAR reporter Alex Brown is the 2021 recipient of the Arkansas Press Women annual scholarship. Photo courtesy of UA Little Rock Public Radio.

Brown Awarded Arkansas Press Women Scholarship

A rising star in student journalism at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from Arkansas Press Women’s annual scholarship contest. Continue reading “Brown Awarded Arkansas Press Women Scholarship”

Morgan Smocovich

Soccer Star Morgan Smocovich to Begin Nursing Career in Medical Surgical Unit

When Morgan Smocovich arrived at UA Little Rock in 2017, she was an active student who liked to volunteer through the Chancellor’s Leadership Corps and and a successful member of the soccer team, but she wasn’t sure what she wanted to do with her life. Continue reading “Soccer Star Morgan Smocovich to Begin Nursing Career in Medical Surgical Unit”

Lauv Patel

First-Generation Student Spotlight: Lauv Patel

Lauv Patel, a junior chemistry major and first-generation college student, was a junior in high school when he moved with his family from Albany, New York, to Texarkana, Arkansas.

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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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Kolton Rutherford

Graduating student journalist selected for internship with Arkansas Newspaper Foundation

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock spring graduate with a passion for storytelling has been selected for a competitive summer internship that will serve as the next step in his promising career as a journalist.  Continue reading “Graduating student journalist selected for internship with Arkansas Newspaper Foundation”

Blake Hughes

Graduating Student Spotlight: Blake Hughes

Blake Hughes, a member of the Chancellor’s Leadership Corps (CLC), will graduate in May with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and advertising with a certificate in professional sales. He would like to start his own marketing consulting firm and eventually get his master’s degree in business administration. He also has a knack in placing first in statewide competitions. Continue reading “Graduating Student Spotlight: Blake Hughes”

food drive

Chancellor’s Leadership Corps to host Reach 13,000 Constitution Day Sept. 17 to benefit Trojan Food Pantry

The UA Little Rock Chancellor’s Leadership Corps will host its annual Constitution Day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17, in the Donaghey Student Center foyer. Voter registration forms and pocket-size copies of the U.S. Constitution will be available. Continue reading “Chancellor’s Leadership Corps to host Reach 13,000 Constitution Day Sept. 17 to benefit Trojan Food Pantry”

Erica Olson graduated from UA Little Rock with three bachelor's degrees and has been accepted to UAMS. Photo by Ben Krain.

Triple graduate on road to fulfill dream of becoming a doctor

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock senior who graduated with three bachelor’s degrees has been accepted to medical school and is on her way to fulfilling her dream of becoming a doctor.  Continue reading “Triple graduate on road to fulfill dream of becoming a doctor”