First UAPB Graduates of Hospitality/Tourism Management Reflect on Studies

At commencement in December 2022, Stephanie Smith and Marion Franklin Smith III became the first graduates of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff’s (UAPB) degree program in hospitality and tourism management. The program prepares students for managerial and high-level supervisory positions in restaurant operations, the tourism industry, event planning, hotel administration and other operational and…

A UAPB Valentine Love and Success Story

UAPB is excited about congratulating alumnus Chaz Gates ’05 B.A. Mass Communications as co-founder/owner COO and his wife, Whitney Gates, co-founder/owner, CEO of Wondry Wines, on their venture and investor support success. The husband-and-wife team produced and presented a unique cocktail experience that won the support of Shark Tank investor Mark Cuban.

UAPB Students and Alumnus featured at ASC’s Art Night on the Block on February 9

We anticipate an exciting evening at the UAPB 2023 Senior Art Exhibition closing reception at the ARTSpace on Main on February 9, 2023, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The closing reception celebrating UAPB Seniors Austin Dunn and Zach Webb in addition to the Arts & Science Center’s “Art Night on the Block,” will also include UAPB Alumnus Kevin Cole’s book signing, additional art viewing events, and hands-on activities until 7 pm.

UAPB Alumna Recruits HBCU Students for Careers with Louis Vuitton 

Mary Wicks, a 2001 alumna of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, wears many hats professionally. Currently, she works for Louis Vuitton, the French luxury fashion brand. However, she also has experience in a number of other fields including sales, print journalism, live news reporting and film and TV production. Wicks credits her unique…