UA Little Rock first-generation student and single mom Erin Clement with her son Ehren. Photo by Ben Krain.

Clement awarded Jefferson County Single Parent Scholarship

Erin Clement, a recent graduate of UA Little Rock from Pine Bluff, received a 2020 scholarship from the Jefferson County Single Parent Scholarship Fund.  Continue reading “Clement awarded Jefferson County Single Parent Scholarship”

UA Little Rock first-generation student and single mom Erin Clement with her son Ehren. Photo by Ben Krain.

First-Generation Student Spotlight: Erin Clement

Erin Clement, a senior interdisciplinary studies major on the Chancellor’s List from Pine Bluff, is studying sociology, psychology, and criminal justice all in preparation for her future career. She was raised by a strong single mother who taught her the value of hard work and encouraged her to get a college education.

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Cedneshaja Jones

Graduating Student Spotlight: Cedneshaja Jones

Cedneshaja Jones, of Sherwood, will graduate this May with a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies. Jones describes her experience at UA Little Rock as an amazing and heartfelt journey. Continue reading “Graduating Student Spotlight: Cedneshaja Jones”

UA Little Rock graduate Leslie Oden and Dr. Joycelyn Elders, the former director of the Arkansas Department of Health and U.S. surgeon general under President Bill Clinton.

Graduating Student Spotlight: Leslie Oden

Meet Leslie Oden, a first-generation college student from Little Rock who enrolled at UA Little Rock to complete her degree after being away from college for several years. Oden will graduate this May with a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies. Continue reading “Graduating Student Spotlight: Leslie Oden”

Boy next door leads to new campus family at UA Little Rock

A tip from the boy next door led Lucee Lugo, a senior interdisciplinary studies major, to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where she gets the intimacy of a small, family campus that appeals to this small-town girl from De Queen, Arkansas. Continue reading “Boy next door leads to new campus family at UA Little Rock”

Michael Heaver plays the piano for dance students at UA Little Rock. Photo by Ben Krain.

Grad shares love of music, dance through educational website

Michael Heavner has a deep-seeded love of music and began taking piano lessons at the age of 7. His mother bought him his first guitar from a garage sale when he was 12. Since he is left-handed, he was so engrossed in learning how to play the instrument that he didn’t even realize he was playing it with the strings upside down for an entire year.  Continue reading “Grad shares love of music, dance through educational website”

UA Little Rock adds bachelor’s degree programs on Benton Campus

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Benton business leaders are taking steps to make getting a college degree more convenient and affordable for people living in Saline County and surrounding communities.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock adds bachelor’s degree programs on Benton Campus”

Arial King (left) hugs her mother, Pamala Stanley (right), during their graduation from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock May 14 at Jack Stephens Center.

Mother and daughter graduate UALR together

When Pamala Stanley graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock on May 14, she didn’t have to look far to find the smiling face of a family member.

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