The Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund will recognize the Central Arkansas community and single parents’ success this Thursday at its annual fundraiser, A Night of Hope.
The event will begin at 6 p.m. on Oct. 6 at the Junior League of Little Rock, 401 Scott St. Emcees are Ansley Watson of KATV and Rusty Hart of Immanuel Baptist Church.
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Dinner is from The Root Cafe and the night will also include music by Don Nichols and online auction, among others.
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A Night of Hope will also honor six people and organizations for their work.
School of the Year: Baptist Health College Little Rock. BHCLR has helped so many of ASPSF’s single parents graduate and be prepared for professional employment.
Educator of the Year: Christa Jones. Jones is the Director of Nursing Programs at the University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College. She is a dedicated instructor who wouldn’t let recipient Lashawn B. give up on her academic dreams.
Employer of the Year: Leah Redmon. Redmon is the Chief District Court Clerk at Saline County, and she has been a mentor for recipient Kiara C. for five years as Kiara studies and prepares for a career in criminal justice.
Bonnie Nickol Volunteer of the Year: Bridget R. Bridget is a nurse at two Little Rock hospitals and tutors single parent students studying nursing by helping them not only gain technical knowledge but also test-taking confidence.
Alum of the Year: Racheal Williams. Williams is a fall 2021 Arkansas State University graduate who teaches third grade at LISA Academy in North Little Rock. She is also studying for her master’s degree in teaching and has maintained a 4.0 GPA in her graduate studies.
Student of the Year: Raquelle Roulette. Roulette graduated this spring from Pulaski Tech with a 4.0 GPA and is also an entrepreneur, author, and online student at the University of Arkansas working on her bachelor’s in business.
More information about A Night of Hope can be found on www.aspsf.org/anoh