Kari Payton, a May graduate of UALR, is now an industrial engineer in global plant support with LM Wind Power in Little Rock. Photo by Lonnie Timmons III/UALR Communications.

UALR graduate finds success at LM Wind Power

In 2011, Kari Payton arrived at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock as a decorated athlete with a bright college basketball career ahead of her.

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Chloe Deaton named Whitbeck Award winner

A Donaghey Scholar who taught women in Nicaragua how to support themselves by making metal jewelry and selling their creations online is the recipient of the 2016 Edward L. Whitbeck Memorial Award.

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UALR holds bone marrow donor registration drive

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is holding a bone marrow donor registration drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in the Donaghey Student Center Fitness Center basketball courts.

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Cyrene Quiamco at the 2015 MTV Music Video Awards

UALR alumna works on MTV VMAs, nominated for Streamy

Those who caught this year’s MTV Video Music Awards — or, more specifically, who were plugged into its social media feeds — just might have recognized the work of a talented local artist.

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UALR student, Alec Crow, holds first place award

Business student’s app wins national competition

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Alec Crow of Donaldson is so good at helping students track upcoming events at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock that he won a national competition.

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Former Donaghey Scholar opens photo exhibit in Oklahoma

Alex Leme, a UALR alumnus and former Donaghey Scholar, recently opened his new show, “Small Town: Portraits of a Disappearing America” at the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center in Oklahoma City, Okla.Alex_Leme

The exhibit is open through May 2.

Leme’s haunting photographs capture the mood of Cotton Plant, a once thriving small town in rural northeast Arkansas now filled with abandoned schools and crumbling buildings.

His images of the town’s landscapes and its people are said to “quietly question the future of a forgotten America,” according to writer Brandy McDonnell.

Leme–a multilingual Brazilian who first came to the U.S. as a stockbroker before his acceptance into the Donaghey Scholars program at UALR–is currently pursuing graduate studies in art history at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

He is a curatorial fellow at the UM Amherst Museum of Contemporary Art.

In 2013, Leme became the first UALR Donaghey Scholar to earn the distinction of earning the prestigious Portz Prize by the National Collegiate Honors Council.

UALR alumna recognized as Czech Honorary Consul

UALR alumna Lenka Horakova was recently recognized as the Honorary Consul for the Czech Republic in Arkansas during a ceremony at the Governor’s Mansion in Little Rock. Continue reading “UALR alumna recognized as Czech Honorary Consul”

Alumnus Mjartan promoted to CEO and executive vice president

Dominik Mjartan, a 2002 alumnus of UALR, has been named chief executive officer of Southern Bancorp Community Partners, a development finance partner organization of Southern Bancorp Inc. Continue reading “Alumnus Mjartan promoted to CEO and executive vice president”