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Leon Kockaya, Dr. Rebecca Glazier, and Brenden Gammill

UA Little Rock wins first ever award at National Model Arab League

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The winners of the 2018 Faculty Excellence Awards are Lynn Foster (left), Rebecca Glazier (middle), and Glenn Anderson (right). Photos by Ben Krain.

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Lynn Foster, Rebecca Glazier, and Glenn Anderson have been selected as the 2018 winners of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Faculty Excellence Awards.  Continue reading “Foster, Glazier, and Anderson named Faculty Excellence Award winners”

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Dr. Rebecca Glazier, director of the UALR Model Arab League, addresses the Arkansas high school participants of the Model Arab League March 4.

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UA Little Rock professor headed to Sri Lanka to investigate justice and economic development

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Arkansas Public Administration Consortium awards 49 graduate certificates

Nearly 50 people earned graduate certificates in public management, city planning, and volunteer management from the Arkansas Public Administration Consortium at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

A cooperative program of UA Little Rock, Arkansas State University, and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, the consortium has successfully trained and educated managers and leaders from the public and nonprofit sectors since 1984.

The graduates were recognized during a May 17 ceremony at the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion. John Thurston, commissioner of state lands, gave a keynote address titled “Leading with Purpose.”

The Certified Public Manager program awarded Grant Tomlin, program coordinator for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, the Best Project Plan and Askew awards. His project was titled “Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Northwest Arkansas Shooting Sports Complex at Wedington Wildlife Management Area.”

The consortium’s certificate programs include Certified Public Manager, Arkansas Governmental Manager, Certified Volunteer Manager, and Certified Arkansas Planning Official.

Fourteen people received the Arkansas Governmental Manager graduate certificate, including:

  •      Veronica Alexander, Arkansas Department of Labor, Little Rock
  •      Darla Brooks, Arkansas Natural Resources Commission, Little Rock
  •      TyJunia Clark, Arkansas Community Correction, Little Rock
  •      Mark Cutrer, Arkansas Forestry Commission, Little Rock
  •      Maria Elena de Avila, SEARK Education Services, Little Rock
  •      Tim Harrison, Little Rock Wastewater, Little Rock
  •      Justin Homan, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Brinkley  
  •      Lisa Mayers, Pulaski County Assessor’s Office, Little Rock
  •      Joshua Middleton, Disability Determination Services, Little Rock
  •      Briana Miller-Zuber, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Little Rock
  •      Mikel Murders, Little Rock Wastewater, Little Rock
  •      Jimmy Powell, Pulaski County Assessor’s Office, Little Rock
  •      Leonard Smith, Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport, Little Rock  
  •      Shelle Stormoe, Arkansas Public Administration Consortium, Little Rock  

Another 10 earned the Certified Public Manager certificate, including:

  •      Joe Allen, Arkansas Department of Workforce Services, Little Rock
  •      Rhonda Barfield, Arkansas Department of Workforce Services, Little Rock  
  •      Shalon Bogard, Arkansas Department of Workforce Services, Little Rock  
  •      Betty Bryant, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Little Rock
  •      Rebecca Edwards, Arkansas Department of Workforce Services, Little Rock  
  •      Leah Moseley, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Little Rock
  •      Kelly Mulvihill, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Fort Smith
  •      Susan Porter, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Little Rock
  •      Shelle Stormoe, Arkansas Public Administration Consortium, Little Rock
  •      Grant Tomlin, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Conway

An additional 20 people graduated from the Certified Volunteer Management program, including:

  •      Hannah Barnett, Crowley’s Ridge Development Council, Jonesboro
  •      Shaneice Batton, Central Arkansas Development Council, Arkadelphia
  •      Logan Michael Camporeale, Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, Spokane, Washington
  •      Teresa Carlisle, Central Arkansas Library System, Little Rock
  •      Neta Davis, Central Arkansas Development Council, Little Rock
  •      Sonya Davis, Arkansas Department of Health, Little Rock
  •      Ashley Doty, Hope Cancer Resources, Springdale
  •      Laura Hendrix, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Coop Extension Service, Little Rock
  •      Paulette Hogan, Arkansas Insurance Department, Little Rock
  •      Jennifer Huie, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock     
  •      Kaylah Jackson, Little Rock Zoo, Little Rock
  •      Erika Jernigan, Branson Chamber of Commerce, Branson, Missouri
  •      Janice Mooney, Saline County Memorial Hospice, Little Rock
  •      Beth Moore, Arkansas Insurance Department, Little Rock
  •      Ashley Moses, Arkansas Department of Human Services, Little Rock
  •      Cindy Rhodes, Central Arkansas Development Council, Arkadelphia
  •      Jannette Sanders, Central Arkansas Development Council, Benton
  •      Elise Stuart, Alzheimer’s Arkansas, Little Rock
  •      Rob Toonkel, Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, New York
  •      Mary Vickers, Central Arkansas Development Council, Benton
  •      Amy Webb, Arkansas Department of Human Services, Little Rock

In the Certified Arkansas Planning Official program, five Arkansas city employees earned the graduate certificate, including:

  •      Thomas Brown, City of Fayetteville
  •      Mayor Bill Edwards, City of Centerton
  •      Charles Smith, City of Hot Springs
  •      Joe Waggoner, City of Cherokee Village
  •      Larry Wilms, City of Centerton
UA Little Rock students visit Washington, D.C. during a trip to the National Model Arab League. Pictured (L-R) Nathan Davis, Heidi Davis, Makell Swinney, Brian Gregory, Jalen Stevenson, Emmanuel Onochie, Paige Topping, Jonathan Nwosu, and Austin Robinson.

UA Little Rock students represent Somalia in National Model Arab League

Eighteen students from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock got a taste of life as international diplomats during a trip to Washington, D.C., to participate in the National Model Arab League Conference.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock students represent Somalia in National Model Arab League”