Chris Short and other graduates participate in the Fall 2019 Commencement Ceremony.

Graduating veteran plans to become social worker to continue helping recovering veterans

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock graduate is continuing his education to become a social worker so that he can help other veterans who are facing recovery and mental health issues.  Continue reading “Graduating veteran plans to become social worker to continue helping recovering veterans”

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”

Kaycee Greenwood (middle) congratulates Edie Stewart (left), Chancellor Christina Drale (right), and Kathy Oliverio (far right) for receiving the Patriot Award.

Chancellor Drale, Oliverio, Stewart honored for supporting military student at UA Little Rock

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Chancellor Christina Drale, Edie Stewart, assistant vice chancellor for enrollment management, and Kathy Oliverio, director of military student success, were recognized for their efforts to support military service members this month. Continue reading “Chancellor Drale, Oliverio, Stewart honored for supporting military student at UA Little Rock”

Ben Bowers. Photo by Ben Krain.

Veteran, alum making a difference through Medicaid fraud investigations

A veteran and 2018 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock is helping to uncover Medicaid fraud as part of his journey to become a lawyer.  Continue reading “Veteran, alum making a difference through Medicaid fraud investigations”

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”

Veterans Day flags

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”

The UA Little Rock Kappa Sigma chapter will host a food truck fundraiser on Oct. 10, 17, and 24 to raise money for the Military Heroes Campaign.

Kappa Sigma to host fundraiser for Military Heroes Campaign

The UA Little Rock Kappa Sigma chapter will host a food truck fundraiser on Oct. 10, 17, and 24 to raise money for the Military Heroes Campaign.  Continue reading “Kappa Sigma to host fundraiser for Military Heroes Campaign”

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”