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”

Chris Gerton Bowen School of Law First-Generation 2021

First-Generation Student Spotlight: Christopher Gerton

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

Chris Gerton, a first-generation student from Lexington, Kentucky, is currently pursuing his Juris Doctor (JD) degree at the William H. Bowen School of Law. Continue reading “First-Generation Student Spotlight: Christopher Gerton”

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Law school names Dean’s Fellow of the Year

Zoë Harris, a second-year student at the UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, has been named the 2020 Dean’s Fellow of the Year. Continue reading “Law school names Dean’s Fellow of the Year”

Jessie Burchfield

First-gen graduate Jessie Burchfield rises to achieve dream of becoming Bowen law library director

Jessie Wallace Burchfield, a first-generation graduate of UA Little Rock, worked her way through law school to become the associate dean for information and technology services, director of the law library, and an associate professor of law at the William H. Bowen School of Law.

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LaKendra Mackey

Mother of six plans career as social worker after graduating from UA Little Rock

As a first-generation student at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock who is about to graduate, LaKendra Mackey, a senior social work major, is working hard to show her six children the importance of a college education.

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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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Philip Hood is a first generation student working on a law degree at UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law.

First-generation student Philip Hood plans to use law degree to support workers’ rights

Philip Hood, a second-year law student at the UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law and first-generation student, has always seen college as a pathway to success.

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Mirella Gallardo is a first generation student working on a law degree at UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law.

First-Generation Student Spotlight: Mirella Gallardo

For Mirella Gallardo, a third-year law student at UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, being the first member of her family to attend college has meant the world to her and her family.

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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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