PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Office of Recruitment was the host for one of four Arkansas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (ArkACRAO) Articulation Workshops. The workshop was held on Thursday, September 5, 2013 in the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts Building on the UAPB campus.
Articulation is held each September in various regions of the state and serves as an opportunity for high school counselors, college access professionals, and college representatives to meet and exchange information, network and prepare for the upcoming academic year.
The workshop included remarks from Articulation Workshop Chairperson Ron Hudson from Arkansas State University – Beebe and UAPB Chancellor Dr. Laurence B. Alexander.
In his remarks Alexander said, “We have started a new era at UAPB and I welcome you to this new era. I started in higher education because I wanted to help others make it and I want to continue this at UAPB. This institution is student focused, success driven and mission based and we are moving this great institution rapidly.”
Dr. Alexander told the crowd of educators about the construction of the new STEM Facility and touted some of UAPB’s great academic programs and majors.
He added, “We want you to know that we are here for you. Partner with us, because we want to partner with you, so we can grow together for a better Arkansas.”
Financial Aid changes and updates were given by UAPB Interim Director of Financial Aid Janice Kearney. Twenty-two college and university recruiters from Arkansas and Louisiana were in attendance at the Articulation Workshop. Also in attendance at the workshop were 49 high school counselors and career coaches. Counselors and career coaches from all four school districts in Pine Bluff and White Hall were in attendance.
Representatives from each higher education institution provided information about admission requirements, scholarship opportunities, and new programs.
At the conclusion of the program, there was a college fair which provided an opportunity for counselors and career coaches to gather information from the colleges and universities and speak with the representatives in that region.