Bria Collier

Physics graduate accepted into masters to doctorate program

Bria Collier, a recent graduate majoring in physics at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB), has been accepted into the Fisk-Vanderbilt Masters to Ph.D. Bridge Program. Collier will attend Fisk University in the fall to study Material Science. Through the Bridge program, she will complete a two-year sequence of graduate coursework and research…

Mercedes Winfrey

Alumna accepted into Florida optics and photonics program

Mercedes Winfrey, a recent graduate of the University at Pine Bluff (UAPB), was recently accepted into The College of Optics & Photonics (CREOL) at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. She has also acquired summer employment at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington.  Under the National GEM Consortium Fellowship, Winfrey was…

Leon Jones, Jr.

Alumnus Leon Jones, Jr. among recipients of StateScoop 50 award

Leon Jones, Jr., Director of the Arkansas Department of Labor has been awarded a 2018 StateScoop 50 Award for State Leadership. The 2018 winners of the StateScoop 50 award – which annually highlights the best and brightest in the state IT community were announced in Baltimore, Maryland, at the beginning of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers’ mid-year conference. The awards,…

Alumnus named Dean of UI school of education

The University of Indianapolis announced Friday that John A. Kuykendall, III, Ph.D., has been appointed as the next Dean of the School of Education effective July 1, 2018. Dr. Kuykendall most recently served as a tenured associate professor of education and as the director for the School of Education at the University of Arkansas at…

Dr. Gralon Johnson

Alumnus Dr. Gralon Johnson to speak for Founders Convocation event

Dr. Gralon Johnson, University Innovation Alliance (UIA) Fellow at Iowa State University, will deliver the keynote speech for Founders and Honors Awards Convocation.  The free, public event will take place Thursday, April 26 at 10:00 a.m. in the Kenneth L. Johnson, Sr. HPER Complex. The convocation recognizes the academic achievement of students on the annual…