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”

University of Arkansas at LIttle Rock students celebrate their May 2017 graduation at Jack Stephens Center.

UA Little Rock commencement ceremonies set for May 12

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will host three Spring 2018 commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 12, in the UA Little Rock Jack Stephens Center, located at South University Avenue and 28th Street.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock commencement ceremonies set for May 12”

Michael Heaver plays the piano for dance students at UA Little Rock. Photo by Ben Krain.

Grad shares love of music, dance through educational website

Michael Heavner has a deep-seeded love of music and began taking piano lessons at the age of 7. His mother bought him his first guitar from a garage sale when he was 12. Since he is left-handed, he was so engrossed in learning how to play the instrument that he didn’t even realize he was playing it with the strings upside down for an entire year.  Continue reading “Grad shares love of music, dance through educational website”

Rebecca Moreira stands in front of the 12th Street Health and Wellness Clinic where she volunteers. Photo by Ben Krain.

Future doctor plans to use language skills to help people get better access to healthcare

As a Spanish interpreter at the 12th Street Health and Wellness Center in Little Rock, Rebecca Parker Moreira sees the challenges medical professionals and patients face when they cannot communicate with each other.  Continue reading “Future doctor plans to use language skills to help people get better access to healthcare”

Doyle Rankins stands on the Union Pacific 1960s patio caboose that bears his name. Photo by Ben Krain.

Doyle Rankins’ graduation day is nearly 50 years in the making

The first time Doyle Rankins was a student at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1970, he was a 19-year-old rail service worker for Missouri Pacific Railroad (now Union Pacific) as well as a member of the Arkansas Air National Guard.  Continue reading “Doyle Rankins’ graduation day is nearly 50 years in the making”

UALR Fall 2014 Commencement

Gradfest to kick off March 6 and 7

University of Arkansas at Little Rock students who are graduating this spring can find all of their commencement day needs at Gradfest from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 6-7.  Continue reading “Gradfest to kick off March 6 and 7”

Emily "Addie" McClenny

Single mother works hard to provide better life for her son

When Emily “Addie” McClenny gave birth to her son, Phariss, seven years ago, that was the moment she decided to go back to college.  Continue reading “Single mother works hard to provide better life for her son”

Tracy Shatwell

Tracy Shatwell: Success starts with a dream

Imagine having no dream. That’s where Tracy Shatwell found herself after graduating from high school. Continue reading “Tracy Shatwell: Success starts with a dream”

Williams completes degree 15 years after being accepted to UA Little Rock

In 2002, after taking a gap year, Alexis Parker Williams had been accepted to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and was ready to take the next step in her life.  Continue reading “Williams completes degree 15 years after being accepted to UA Little Rock”