Kathy Oliverio right, honors UA Little Rock student veterans, from left, Sean Lewis, Alexis Harris, and Kaycee Greenwood, who participated in a Veterans Day ceremony. Photo by Ben Krain.

UA Little Rock Veterans Day ceremony highlights unique experiences of military students

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Chancellor Christina Drale and Director of Military Student Success Kathy Oliverio are serious about their commitment to military student success. This week, UA Little Rock hosted a Veterans Day ceremony featuring first-hand stories of career transition and personal renewal from the university’s military students. Continue reading “UA Little Rock Veterans Day ceremony highlights unique experiences of military students”

Kathy Oliverio, UALR director of military student success, stand at VFW Post 9095 in Little Rock.

UA Little Rock to host military appreciation week for servicemembers

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will honor its veterans and military servicemembers with a week of events beginning with a Veterans Day ceremony on Monday, Nov. 11.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock to host military appreciation week for servicemembers”

Girl Scouts deliver sweet deal to military vets

Central Arkansas Girl Scouts made a special delivery to UA Little Rock’s military veteran students on May 1: 4,404 boxes of Girl Scout cookies.
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Online UA Little Rock student Jimmy Johnson does most of his school work by night so he can spend time with his 5-year-old son Blake. Photo by Ben Krain.

Veteran earning degree online to provide a better future for his family

When Jimmy Johnson, 52, of Benton, was called in for a fifth and final interview for a vice president position a few years ago, he was certain that his life was about to change.  Continue reading “Veteran earning degree online to provide a better future for his family”

Military Student Success Center Assistant Director and Coast Guard veteran Cheryl Kleeman prepares flags for the Nov. 12 ceremony.

Student veterans and spouses share experiences at UA Little Rock Veterans Day Ceremony

For UA Little Rock social work student Jackie Fowler, Veterans Day is a day of solace, contemplation, and reflection on the events in her life that brought her to where she is today.
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UA Little Rock to honor members of military with week of events

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will honor its veterans and military service members with celebratory events during “Heart of Servicemember” Week Nov. 12-16.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock to honor members of military with week of events”

Victor Ruiz is shown with solar panels that he works with at his internship. Photo by Ben Krain.

Veteran Looking Forward to Future Career as Engineer Exploring Renewable Energy

Victor Ruiz, a senior systems engineering major at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has a lot to be thankful for. He’s a U.S. Air Force veteran with a beautiful wife and two young daughters. Now in his last semester as a systems engineering major, Ruiz is looking forward to a future career where he explores his passion for renewable energy.  Continue reading “Veteran Looking Forward to Future Career as Engineer Exploring Renewable Energy”

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will hold a special Memorial Day observance in honor of those who died while serving our country at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29, at the Donaghey Student Center Ledbetter Hall.

UA Little Rock to hold Memorial Day Service on May 29

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will hold a special Memorial Day observance in honor of those who died while serving our country at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29, at the Donaghey Student Center Ledbetter Hall.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock to hold Memorial Day Service on May 29”

Doyle Rankins stands on the Union Pacific 1960s patio caboose that bears his name. Photo by Ben Krain.

Doyle Rankins’ graduation day is nearly 50 years in the making

The first time Doyle Rankins was a student at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1970, he was a 19-year-old rail service worker for Missouri Pacific Railroad (now Union Pacific) as well as a member of the Arkansas Air National Guard.  Continue reading “Doyle Rankins’ graduation day is nearly 50 years in the making”

New signs acknowledge UA Little Rock as ‘Purple Heart University’

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock recently received the signage for its designation as a “Purple Heart University,” a moniker signifying the university’s recognition and support for veterans who were wounded in combat while serving the country. Continue reading “New signs acknowledge UA Little Rock as ‘Purple Heart University’”