Graduate Carlene Akins (right) receives her diploma from Dr. Julien Mirivel, dean of the College of Social Sciences and Communication. Photo by Ben Krain.

UA Little Rock student fulfills dream of earning college degree

On May 15, Carlene Akins, 44, of Little Rock, fulfilled her decades-long dream of  earning a college degree as she graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication surrounded by family cheering for her.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock student fulfills dream of earning college degree”

Anthony Alexander. Photo by Benjamin Krain.

New degree leads to dream career for single dad

Less than 48 hours after Anthony Alexander graduates from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a bachelor’s degree in applied communication on Dec. 15, he will begin his dream job as the dean of students at eStem Elementary School in Little Rock.   Continue reading “New degree leads to dream career for single dad”

Karen Watts. Photo by Benjamin Krain.

UA Little Rock grad is taking the Information Technology world by storm

As a sophomore information science major at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2010, Karen Watts of Bryant faced a difficult choice.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock grad is taking the Information Technology world by storm”

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UA Little Rock grad researches validity of patient data found on social networks

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock student who is graduating on Dec. 15 is making it easier for medical researchers to validate patient data found on social networks that can be used to make important decisions about what medical products are advanced for future development. Continue reading “UA Little Rock grad researches validity of patient data found on social networks”

UA Little Rock graduate student Edna Rodgers is surrounded by master's degree thesis project papers dating back to 1999, the year she started working towards her own master’s degree. Photo by Benjamin Krain.

UA Little Rock student’s degree is 20 years in the making

Most people may remember 1999 for the song (“Party Like It’s 1999”), the Y2K scare, and the excitement of the start of a new millennium.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock student’s degree is 20 years in the making”

Graduating senior Jessica Tate is an avid reader and origami artist. Photo by Benjamin Krain.

Graduating student plans to make difference by teaching in high-needs urban schools

When Jessica Tate, a 22-year-old native of Nashville, Arkansas, spent this summer teaching English as a second language in China, what she experienced led her to make a life-changing decision.  Continue reading “Graduating student plans to make difference by teaching in high-needs urban schools”

UA Little Rock student Derrick Alexander has been recognized as Volunteer of the Year for the Academy for Easterseals Arkansas. Photo by Ben Krain.

Easterseals Arkansas honors graduating student as Volunteer of the Year

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock student who is graduating this month has been recognized for his outstanding volunteer service with children in the community.  Continue reading “Easterseals Arkansas honors graduating student as Volunteer of the Year”

Photo of Enatha Ntirandekura by Ben Krain.

Rwandan student fulfills dream of earning college degree

When Enatha Ntirandekura was a little girl growing up in Rwanda, she would have been happy to finish her high school education. The chance to go to college, and later graduate school, seemed wholly out of reach.  Continue reading “Rwandan student fulfills dream of earning college degree”