More than 250K to be awarded at Honors Convocation

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) students that continue to commit themselves to academic excellence will be recognized by parents and scholarship donors at the Honors and Awards Convocation Tuesday, April 17 at 10:00 a.m. in the J.M. Ross Theatre of the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts Complex. More than $250,000 in scholarships will be given from sources including private foundations, faith-based organizations, alumni chapters, civic and social organizations, endowments, sororities, fraternities and past graduating classes.

Travis Adams, a senior political science major from Blytheville, AR will give the keynote address at the event. Travis balances a life of public service and academics as President of Honors College member of the George ‘Doc’ Jones Forensic Association debate team, Political Science/Pre-Law organization, and member of the Beta Theta chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

The aspiring lawyer plans to attend law school and study public policy with the ultimate goal to become a community organizer. He is largely known on UAPB’s campus as one of the ‘great debaters’- having placed in the top three during several debate tournaments as a member of the debate team and is now ranked top tenth nationally.

The Carolyn F. Blakely Honors College is responsive to the mission of the University and the goals of instruction by encouraging courses that stimulate deeper intellectual growth and academic commitments. Students are challenged and nurtured through their interactions with similar students; through their study, research, and mentorships with distinguished faculty; and through cultural and intellectual opportunities designed to motivate them to perform at the highest level of excellence. The success of the program over the years is evidenced by the facts that they maintain a grade point average of at least 3.25 or better to maintain eligibility for the program; they are accepted into graduate and professional schools with an alumni roster that reflects numerous careers such as medical doctors, attorneys, educators, dentists, and physicists.

One thought on “More than 250K to be awarded at Honors Convocation

  1. As a graduate of UAPB/AM&N and a student of the administration of L.A. Davis, Sr., I feel that L.A. Davis, Jr., should tell his story of what happened leading to his termination as chancellor. One book was published on the Senior Davis and another is in process. I think Davis, Jr.’s position would be appreciated by students and people interested in the development of the college.

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