Shanna Parker

UA Little Rock Launches New Program to Provide Child Care Funding for Low-Income Students

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has launched a new program to help university students find and afford quality child care so they can complete their college education. Continue reading “UA Little Rock Launches New Program to Provide Child Care Funding for Low-Income Students”

UA Little Rock has been awarded a federal grant worth more than $581,000 from the U.S. Department of Education that will help pay child care expenses for low-income students. Pictured, from left to right, are three of the UA Little Rock employees responsible for researching and writing the Child Care Access Means Parents in School grant: Heather Reed, Dr. Daryl Rice, and Cassie Jo Gehring. Photo by Angie Faller.

U.S. Department of Education Awards UA Little Rock $581K Grant to Provide Child Care Funding for Low-Income Students

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has been awarded a federal grant worth more than $581,000 from the U.S. Department of Education that will help pay child care expenses for low-income students to help them complete their college education. Continue reading “U.S. Department of Education Awards UA Little Rock $581K Grant to Provide Child Care Funding for Low-Income Students”

Dr. Moira Maguire celebrates the launch of her book in Ireland in 2010.

UA Little Rock Receives $40,000 Donation to Create Dr. Moira Maguire Student Support Fund for History Students

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received a $40,000 donation to create a student support fund in honor of Dr. Moira Maguire, a history professor who worked at UA Little Rock for 15 years and had a reputation of going above and beyond to help students succeed.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock Receives $40,000 Donation to Create Dr. Moira Maguire Student Support Fund for History Students”

Heather Reed

Reed Recognized For Volunteer Work with Phi Kappa Phi

Heather Reed, director of student retention initiatives at UA Little Rock, is one of four Phi Kappa Phi volunteers across the nation who was highlighted in celebration of National Volunteer Week. Continue reading “Reed Recognized For Volunteer Work with Phi Kappa Phi”

eather Reed, director of student retention initiatives, has received the Ben Fry Service to UA Little Rock Award. Additionally, Kelly Rigby, project coordinator, has received the Staff Achievement Award for Community Service. Tina Medlock, director of communications at William H. Bowen School of Law, has received the Staff Achievement Award for Personal Growth.

Reed, Rigby, Medlock selected as 2021 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. Continue reading “Reed, Rigby, Medlock selected as 2021 Staff Achievement Award Winners”

Gertrude Thompkins

UA Little Rock’s newest student support specialist wants to help students succeed

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has hired a new student support specialist to provide students with the support and resources they need to succeed in college. Continue reading “UA Little Rock’s newest student support specialist wants to help students succeed”

Care Team makes difference in lives of UA Little Rock students in need

While college students across the country have faced unprecedented challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has created a new team of student advocates who have been making a difference for students in need.

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