Kristi Smith

Smith Selected for Leadership Greater Little Rock XXXVI

Kristi Smith, senior director of alumni and development at UA Little Rock, has been selected for the 36th Class of Leadership Greater Little Rock.

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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”

Esthela Criollo Ventres is the MPA Student of the Year. She also volunteers at El Zocalo by helping them get health care services and as a translator at several local clinics. Photo by Ben Krain.

Criollo Ventres Named Master of Public Administration Student of the Year

Esthela Criollo Ventres, a recent graduate of UA Little Rock, has been honored as Student of the Year in the Master of Public Administration program at UA Little Rock. Continue reading “Criollo Ventres Named Master of Public Administration Student of the Year”

Cassie Gehring. Photo by Ben Krain.

First-Generation Graduate Cassie Gehring is Giving Back to the Community

Graduate Cassie Gehring is ending the spring semester on several high notes. Not only is she the first person in her family to earn a graduate degree, but Gehring has recently been promoted and is writing a grant proposal that could help single parents at UA Little Rock afford childcare.  Continue reading “First-Generation Graduate Cassie Gehring is Giving Back to the Community”

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”

UA Little Rock graduate Sarah Miller manages the Central Arkansas Library System's Ron Robinson Theater.

Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Miller

University of Arkansas at Little Rock alumna Sarah Miller (‘16) has found the perfect combination between her passion for theater and love of working with nonprofits. Continue reading “Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Miller”

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

UA Little Rock unveils new early entry programs for graduate degrees

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is continuing its promise of making college more affordable and accessible with four early entry programs that offer an affordable fast track to earning a master’s degree.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock unveils new early entry programs for graduate degrees”

Greg Kirkpatrick

UALR grad named president of Arkansas Automobile Dealers Association

University of Arkansas at Little Rock alumnus Greg Kirkpatrick has been named president of the Arkansas Automobile Dealers Association.  Continue reading “UALR grad named president of Arkansas Automobile Dealers Association”

Clint Reed

UALR alum named Marco Rubio chief of staff

Clint Reed, a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has been promoted to chief of staff for former Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. Continue reading “UALR alum named Marco Rubio chief of staff”