Missouri State University awarded 2,953 degrees to students in spring 2023.
The commencement ceremonies took place May 19, at Great Southern Bank Arena. The following North of the River students earned degrees:
Jennifer Henington of Maumelle graduated with a Master of Science, Project Management.
O'Shayla Muldrow of North Little Rock graduated with a Bachelor of Science, Film and Media Studies.
Missouri State is located in Springfield, Missouri.
A group of UA Little Rock students involved in the TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) program had the opportunity to take a free cultural enrichment and graduate school preparation trip to Atlanta.
SSS is a U.S. Department of Education program designed to provide services for students who are first-generation, low income, and/or have disabilities. It gives students the chance to partake in unique activities they wouldn't have access to otherwise, giving the students necessary support and tools to help them succeed.
"It gives students the opportunity to prepare for life after they graduate," said Dr. Desarae Nelson, director of TRIO Student Support Services at UA Little Rock. "The trip is important because it opens students up to possibilities to attend graduate school as well as experience cultures from different cities and universities."
During the June 1-4 trip, students toured Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, and Spelman College. They also visited museums and cultural sites like the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, Atlanta's Sweet Auburn Historic District, Mary Mac's Tea Room, the last of 16 tea rooms in 1940s Atlanta, and Trap Museum, dubbed as the world's first hip hop museum.
North of the Rivel UA Little Rock students who went on the trip include:
Richard Schingler of North Little Rock
YaSheika Hart of North Little Rock
Tashiba Harris of North Little Rock
Mikiya Smith of Sherwood, has completed IMPACT new student orientation and enrolled at Troy University for the Fall 2023 semester at the Troy Campus.
The fall semester for the Troy Campus starts on Wednesday, Aug. 16.
The American Legion Department of Arkansas announced the appointment of Col. Nathaniel “Nate” Todd (Ret.) of Pine Bluff to serve on the Arkansas Boys State Commission.
Todd, above, who was previously the Secretary of the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs and is a member of the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees, served a 37-year career in the Army and Army Reserve and said he is eager to continue building Arkansas Boys State's legacy in Arkansas.
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