David Briscoe

Briscoe recognized in UA Little Rock’s Heritage Hall

A man who has spent the past 55 years dedicated to service with the Boy Scouts of America has now been honored by having his picture installed in the Heritage Hall in the Bailey Alumni Center.

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Jessie Burchfield

First-gen graduate Jessie Burchfield rises to achieve dream of becoming Bowen law library director

Jessie Wallace Burchfield, a first-generation graduate of UA Little Rock, worked her way through law school to become the associate dean for information and technology services, director of the law library, and an associate professor of law at the William H. Bowen School of Law.

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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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Lauv Patel

First-Generation Student Spotlight: Lauv Patel

Lauv Patel, a junior chemistry major and first-generation college student, was a junior in high school when he moved with his family from Albany, New York, to Texarkana, Arkansas.

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UA Little Rock first-generation student and single mom Erin Clement with her son Ehren. Photo by Ben Krain.

First-Generation Student Spotlight: Erin Clement

Erin Clement, a senior interdisciplinary studies major on the Chancellor’s List from Pine Bluff, is studying sociology, psychology, and criminal justice all in preparation for her future career. She was raised by a strong single mother who taught her the value of hard work and encouraged her to get a college education.

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Photo of Janette Munoz by Ben Krain.

First-Generation Student Spotlight: Janette Muñoz

Janette Muñoz, a senior double majoring in nursing and Spanish, is fulfilling a dream for herself and her parents by being the first in her family to attend college.

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Philip Hood is a first generation student working on a law degree at UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law.

First-generation student Philip Hood plans to use law degree to support workers’ rights

Philip Hood, a second-year law student at the UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law and first-generation student, has always seen college as a pathway to success.

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Photo of Jenn McDannold by Ben Krain.

McDannold elected as next president of Staff Senate

University of Arkansas at Little Rock faculty, staff, and students are familiar with receiving emails from Jennifer McDannold about orientation and additional events to introduce new students to life as a Trojan.

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