UAPB students attend HBCU outreach event

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Front Row (from left to right) Kiara Crumble; Druscilla Holliman; Andrea Robinson. Middle Row (from left to right) Mrs. Felicia Cooper; Linda Jefferson, Patryce Wilson; Cathy Pierce; UCA Financial Aid Staff; Mikeala Copeland. Back Row (from left to right) Dr. Gloria Davis and Ryan Williams.

Twelve University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) students participated in the UCA HBCU Graduate Outreach event at the University of Central Arkansas recently. They were accompanied by Dr. Lawrence Awopetu, dean of the School of Business and Management, Dr. Gloria Davis, assistant to the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, Mary M. Jones, director of Pathways to Graduate and Professional Schools, and Lakiesha Long, administrative specialist in the School of Business and Management.

The tone for the event was set with welcoming remarks and comments from Dr. Joan Simon, graduate dean; Dr. Steve Runge, vice president and provost; and Dr. Ronnie Williams, vice president of Student Services and Institutional Diversity.  Additional helpful information was provided by a panel consisting of staff from the Graduate School, Admissions, Financial Aid, Career Services and Housing.  The students were asked to provide the names of the graduate programs in which they were interested. During lunch, students were able to have discussions with program coordinators, faculty and current UCA students according to their areas of interest.

The students who participated along with Felicia Cooper, instructor/field coordinator in the department of Social Work were: Twyneisha Allen, Social Work; Kiara Crumble, Social Work; Mikeala Copeland, Social Work; Druscilla Holliman, Social Work; Linda Jefferson, Social Work; Cathy Pierce, Social Work; Andrea Robinson, Social Work; Alexandria Seals, Management; Linda Scott, Social Work; Ryan Williams, Accounting; Carnetha Wilson, Political Science and Patryce Wilson, Social Work.  Alexandria Seals has indicated that she is making arrangements to attend UCA as a graduate student. There were also several students from Philander Smith College in Little Rock who participated in the UCA HBCU Outreach Event.

The Center for Pathways to Graduate and Professional Schools was created to provide assistance to students who wish to further their education.  Students desiring assistance should visit with Mrs. Mary Jones in Caldwell Hall, Suite 386 or contact her at



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