Katie Zakrzewski, UA Little Rock Student Government Association President (2019-2020) | Donaghey Scholars Committee Co-Chair | Anthropology Club President | Criminal Justice Society President | UA Little Rock College Republicans Vice President | CEO of Realist Review

Zakrzewski named 2020 Whitbeck Memorial Award winner

This year’s president of the Student Government Association not only captured the hearts and minds of the student body of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, but her impressive achievements during her UA Little Rock career also earned her the 2020 Edward L. Whitbeck Memorial Award.  Continue reading “Zakrzewski named 2020 Whitbeck Memorial Award winner”

Student Government Association president Katie Zakrzewski. Photo by Ben Krain.

Women to Watch at UA Little Rock: Katie Zakrzewski

In this special series for Women’s History Month, UA Little Rock is profiling women leaders who are making a difference at the university. As president of the UA Little Rock Student Government Association and a senior, Katie Zakrzewski has a busy role representing students on campus and preparing for graduation. As SGA President, Zakrzewski takes seriously her opportunity to show appreciation for UA Little Rock through serving the campus community. Continue reading “Women to Watch at UA Little Rock: Katie Zakrzewski”

UA Little Rock Donaghey Scholar Dylan Wright will graduate Dec. 14 with a bachelor’s degree in political science and minors in economics, math, and creative writing. The Little Rock native has also studied human rights and social movements at the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina during a study abroad trip offered by the Donaghey Scholars program.

Grad believes UA Little Rock has prepared him for future career of public service

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock graduate is grateful for the personalized yet flexible college education he received that helped him gain experience in politics, public policy, and nonprofits that will be invaluable to his future career.  Continue reading “Grad believes UA Little Rock has prepared him for future career of public service”

UA Little Rock alum Brian Gregory, right, is working on the presidential campaign of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, left, in Iowa.

Former UA Little Rock SGA president utilizes political expertise on presidential campaign trail

A former University of Arkansas at Little Rock Student Government Association president is putting his passion for politics to work as a political organizer trying to elect the next president of the United States.  Continue reading “Former UA Little Rock SGA president utilizes political expertise on presidential campaign trail”

Photo of Arooba Ilyas by Ben Krain.

UA Little Rock grad ready to take next step in research, community, and med school

With a father as a doctor and an older sister in medical school, being a doctor would seem the obvious choice for Arooba Ilyas, a recent graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a bachelor’s degree in biology.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock grad ready to take next step in research, community, and med school”

UA Little Rock Donaghey Scholars Ingrid Helgestad receives her diploma during the spring 2019 commencement ceremony. Photo by Ben Krain.

Helgestad looks forward to giving back to the community through dentistry

Ingrid Helgestad, 22, of Bryant, has been considering becoming a dentist since she was 14. To encourage this goal, Helgestad’s parents, Karl and Tara Helgestad, took her on a mission trip to Guatemala with St. James United Methodist Church when she was 17. She can remember the exact moment when she decided to become a dentist.  Continue reading “Helgestad looks forward to giving back to the community through dentistry”

Julie O'Hara is a political science major graduating in spring 2019. Photo by Ben Krain.

Donaghey Scholar readies for next step in her future

When Julie O’Hara graduates on May 11, she will leave behind a legacy of success at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. With an acceptance to the University of Pittsburgh in hand, her energy is focused on a future in international politics. Continue reading “Donaghey Scholar readies for next step in her future”

Donaghey Scholar Abigail Resendiz is graduating from the College of Business in the Spring. Abigail was awarded a full-scholarship from the European Union to study a dual master's degree in Global Markets and Economic Development in Scotland, Spain, and Germany for the next two years. Photo by Ben Krain.

Successful student entrepreneur to study global markets, economic development in Europe

Four years ago, Abigail Resendiz was anxiously waiting for her best friend, Ingrid Helgestad, to return a phone call so she could share the good news she was struggling to keep secret.  Continue reading “Successful student entrepreneur to study global markets, economic development in Europe”