Casey Williams; first-generation student profile 2021

First-Generation Student Spotlight: Casey Williams

In honor of First-Generation College Student Celebration Month, UA Little Rock is profiling some of its outstanding first-generation students.

Casey Williams is a first-generation student from Fort Smith, Arkansas. Continue reading “First-Generation Student Spotlight: Casey Williams”

Jeramy Ashton student spotlight; law student Bowen

First-Generation Student Spotlight: Jeramy Ashton

In honor of First-Generation College Student Celebration Month, UA Little Rock is profiling some of its outstanding first-generation students.

Jeramy Ashton is a first-generation student from Salt Lake City, Utah. He is currently a second-year law student working towards his Juris Doctor degree. Continue reading “First-Generation Student Spotlight: Jeramy Ashton”

Rikki Cobb; Bowen School of Law; Juris Doctorate; First-Generation student profile 2021

First-Generation Student Spotlight: Rikki Cobb

In honor of First-Generation College Student Celebration Month, UA Little Rock is profiling some of its outstanding first-generation students.

Rikki Cobb is a first generation law student pursuing a Juris Doctor degree from the William H. Bowen School of Law. She is in her second year. Continue reading “First-Generation Student Spotlight: Rikki Cobb”

Yolanda Grayson; first-generation Bowen law student; student profiles Nov 2021

First-Generation Student Spotlight: Yolanda Grayson

In honor of First-Generation College Student Celebration Month, UA Little Rock is profiling some of its outstanding first-generation students.

Yolanda Grayson, from Marianna, Arkansas, is a first-generation law student at William H. Bowen School of Law. Continue reading “First-Generation Student Spotlight: Yolanda Grayson”

Lakeisha Falls; First-generation student profiles 2021

First-Generation Student Spotlight: Lakeisha Falls

In honor of First-Generation College Student Celebration Month, UA Little Rock is profiling some of its outstanding first-generation students and alumni.

Lakeisha Falls is a first-generation UA Little Rock nursing faculty member from Blytheville, Arkansas.

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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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UA Little Rock is celebrating First Generation College Student Celebration Month in November.

UA Little Rock to Honor First-Generation College Students in November

In honor of First-Generation College Student Celebration Month, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock is launching a campaign to celebrate first-generation students, employees, and alumni throughout November.

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