LaKendra Mackey

Mother of six plans career as social worker after graduating from UA Little Rock

As a first-generation student at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock who is about to graduate, LaKendra Mackey, a senior social work major, is working hard to show her six children the importance of a college education.

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A mother who received a computer donated from UA Little Rock employees and students.

UA Little Rock community comes together to provide computers for families in need

Many families have felt the strain of teaching their children at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, but can you imagine trying to homeschool your children without a computer?  Continue reading “UA Little Rock community comes together to provide computers for families in need”

Kenneth Edwards is graduating in Spring 2018 with a degree in sociology. Edwards ran away from home in high school and was homeless for almost a year.

UA Little Rock grad wants to be “a beacon of light”

Kenneth Edwards’ path to college took many detours as he struggled to find out who he was and who he wanted to be. He’s done much soul searching over the past three years, and he’s found his answers. Continue reading “UA Little Rock grad wants to be “a beacon of light””

Members of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock TRIO Talent Search staff include: Back row (left to right) Crystin Amato, Michita Merriweather, Rachel Vanveckhoven, Elena Maina, Billy Huggins, and Jermaine Rudd. Front row (left to right): Brandon Scaife, Sandra Carmona Garcia, Linda Barker, and Shanikia Williams.

UA Little Rock TRIO program receives $1.2 million grant to create educational outreach center for Arkansas Delta region

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock TRIO program received a five-year Educational Opportunity Grant worth nearly $1.2 million to help Arkansans in the Delta region enroll in postsecondary education programs.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock TRIO program receives $1.2 million grant to create educational outreach center for Arkansas Delta region”

Members of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock TRIO Talent Search staff include: Back row (left to right) Crystin Amato, Michita Merriweather, Rachel Vanveckhoven, Elena Maina, Billy Huggins, and Jermaine Rudd. Front row (left to right): Brandon Scaife, Sandra Carmona Garcia, Linda Barker, and Shanikia Williams.

UA Little Rock receives five-year grants worth more than $3.75 million to help low-income students in Pulaski and Jefferson counties

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received two five-year grants totaling more than $3.75 million to fund college readiness programs for low-income and first-generation college students in Pulaski and Jefferson counties. 
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UALR introduces Student Success Workshop Series

Departments across the University of Arkansas at Little Rock have teamed up to create a series of workshops aimed at helping students succeed in their college careers. Continue reading “UALR introduces Student Success Workshop Series”

Fernandez Evans

UALR student veteran plans career in health education in honor of family

When Fernandez Evans graduates from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock on Dec. 17, his thoughts will be on his mother who passed away shortly after he was accepted to UALR.  Continue reading “UALR student veteran plans career in health education in honor of family”