Education Archive

Little Rock Startup Apptegy Gets $5.7M Infusion

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/5/2017 12:00 am

Little Rock technology startup Apptegy plans on leveraging a recent $5.7 million investment from Five Elms Capital of Kansas City to get aggressive on growth. Its goal? To see 2017 sales triple from 2016, its first full year of sales.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2017

by Gwen Moritz 6/5/2017 12:00 am

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 24th class of 40 Under 40 honorees, young leaders of business, government and nonprofits selected by an internal committee from a field of about 400 nominations submitted by readers.

Clinton School Offers Executive Master's of Public Service Degree

by Sam Hoisington 6/2/2017 09:21 am

The Clinton School of Public Service will begin offering an executive master's of public service degree through an online curriculum beginning next year.

UA-Affiliated Startup Grox Industries Wins Tri-State Competition

by Sam Hoisington 6/1/2017 11:27 am

Grox Industries, a startup company led by graduate students from the University of Arkansas, won first place at a business plan competition in Las Vegas Wednesday.

Economic Future Forum Is June 4-6 In Little Rock

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/1/2017 11:17 am

The International Economic Development Council is hosting its Economic Future Forum from Sunday-Tuesday at the Little Rock Marriott Hotel.

UA-Little Rock Names Julien Mirivel Interim Dean

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/1/2017 11:01 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock on Thursday named Julien Mirivel, a professor in the Department of Applied Communication, as interim dean of the College of Social Sciences and Communication, effective June 1.

At Under 40 Forum, Young Leaders Take On 'Fractured Arkansas'

by Todd Traub 5/31/2017 10:58 am

Some of the state's top young professionals presented their findings from the second Under 40 Forum in a report to Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday.

Loyd Named Interim Dean of ASU Business College

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/30/2017 02:54 pm

Arkansas State University Provost Lynita Cooksey announces that Kathy White Loyd had been appointed as interim dean of the business college.

SAU Allows Easier Transfers for Criminal Studies Students

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/30/2017 01:38 pm

The Southern Arkansas University System announced Tuesday that it has streamlined the path between criminal justice programs at its two campuses.

State Approves New Master of Education Degree at JBU

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/30/2017 01:35 pm

John Brown University gets approval from the state Department of Higher Education to begin offering a 33-hour Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Leadership degree.

As KASU Hits 60, New Media Is the Message

by Kyle Massey 5/29/2017 12:00 am

KASU-FM at Arkansas State University provides journalists to a media industry not just looking for radio announcers, TV reporters, news writers and social media specialists, but seeking prospects who do it all.

Nicci Turner Named VP at Garver (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/29/2017 12:00 am

Turner previously led the transportation planning and traffic team at the firm.

Comcast Providing 10-Gigabit Internet To Marion Schools

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/25/2017 09:16 am

Comcast on Thursday announced that its is providing a 10-gigabit-per-second internet connection through its ethernet service to the Marion School District and its facilities in Marion and West Memphis in Crittenden County.

UCA Hosts Boot Camp For Entrepreneurial Students

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/23/2017 09:56 am

The University of Central Arkansas, the Conductor and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' BioVentures have teamed up this week to host a Health Sciences Entrepreneurship Boot Camp that ends Friday with a demo day and award presentation.

UA-Little Rock Adds Two to Leadership Team

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/22/2017 02:06 pm

Velmer S. Burton Jr. was hired as executive vice chancellor and provost, while Mark Allen Poisel will serve as UA-Little Rock's vice chancellor. Both start their jobs in July.

Mark Wallenmeyer Named NWACC Dean of Health Professions

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/22/2017 12:13 pm

Mark Wallenmeyer has been named the new dean of the Health Professions Division at Northwest Arkansas Community College.

Harding University Appoints Tim Bewley to Board of Trustees

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/22/2017 12:06 pm

Harding University added Nashville, Tennessee, businessman Tim Bewley to its board of trustees during the board's semiannual meeting in Searcy on May 4.

Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame Inducts 10 for 2017 Class

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/22/2017 10:30 am

The Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame on Friday announced ten inductees to its third class, which includes three posthumous honorees and one organization.

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield Tops Big Private Companies List

by Gwen Moritz 5/22/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Little Rock, with revenue doubling in the past five years to nearly $2.5 billion, has taken the top spot on Arkansas Business' annual list of the state's largest private companies.

Health Care Demands Push Growth of NLR's Travel Nurse

by Jan Cottingham 5/22/2017 12:00 am

Although it barely missed making it onto this year's list of largest private companies in Arkansas, Travel Nurse Across America appears poised to capture a spot next year as the demand for what it supplies — nurses — soars and the supply dwindles.