Tichina Taylor

UA Little Rock grad Tichina Taylor overcomes stroke to earn college degree

After her freshman year of college at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Tichina Taylor experienced a debilitating stroke. Thanks to her strong will to continue pursuing her degree, with lots of support from the UA Little Rock Disability Resource Center and Student Support Services, Taylor will graduate Dec. 14 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a certificate in nonprofit management.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock grad Tichina Taylor overcomes stroke to earn college degree”

Graduate Vivian Littrell, right, reacts with tears of joy after her niece Chauntee Coleman, left, makes a surprise visit to Littrell;s graduation ceremony at UA Little Rock. Photo by Ben Krain.

Surprise family visit makes commencement even more special for UA Little Rock grad

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock graduate got the surprise of a lifetime when her family from California flew all night to surprise her on graduation day.  Continue reading “Surprise family visit makes commencement even more special for UA Little Rock grad”

Kaiden O’Suilleabhain

UA Little Rock senior overcomes injury to complete college education

In 2016, Kaiden O’Suilleabhain’s life was on track. He had just graduated from the University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College and was about to start school at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock as an engineering major.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock senior overcomes injury to complete college education”

Ann Marie Lott (left), interpreter and transcriber coordinator for the Disability Resource Center, received the Staff Achievement Award for Personal Growth, while Wanda Hoover (right), assistant dean for external relations in the William H. Bowen School of Law, won the Staff Achievement Award for Community Service. Photo by Ben Krain.

UA Little Rock honors Seamon, Lott, and Hoover as Staff Achievement Award winners

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Staff Senate honored three of its staff members for excellence in the areas of service to the university, community service, and personal growth. Each winner will receive a $1,000 prize. Continue reading “UA Little Rock honors Seamon, Lott, and Hoover as Staff Achievement Award winners”

UALR sign at the entrance on S. University Dr near University Plaza on January 28, 2016.

Finalists for Staff Achievement Awards announced

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Staff Senate has announced the eight finalists for the 2019 Staff Achievement Awards.  Continue reading “Finalists for Staff Achievement Awards announced”

Emilia Rak pets her service dog, Rooster. Photo by Benjamin Krain.

UA Little Rock student to give TEDx talk on service animals

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock student gave a TEDx talk at the University of Arkansas at Monticello on March 26 to share her story of how two service dogs have dramatically changed her life for the better. Continue reading “UA Little Rock student to give TEDx talk on service animals”

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”

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

UA Little Rock commencement set for Dec. 16

More than 1,200 students are expected to graduate from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock on Saturday, Dec. 16.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock commencement set for Dec. 16”