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UCA, City Partner on Flight Training Program

The University of Central Arkansas partners with the city of Conway and the Conway Regional Airport to start a new aviation academy beginning in March. read more >
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Arkansas Universities Announce Tuition-Free Programs Amidst ‘Last Dollar’ Scholarship TrendLock Icon

Some of Arkansas’ biggest universities are offering scholarships to make tuition essentially free for some students. read more >

UA, North Arkansas College to Develop Data Science Talent Pool

The University of Arkansas and North Arkansas College have agreed to align their respective data science curricula. read more >
Banking & Finance / Education

UA Little Rock to Announce New Freshman ScholarshipLock Icon

We’re told the University of Arkansas at Little Rock last week approved a “last dollar” scholarship, which would cover any remaining gaps in tuition payments and qualified fees for freshmen. read more >
Education / Nonprofits

UCA Fundraising Campaign Surpasses $100M Target

The campaign, which began silently in 2017 and went public in 2021, was bookended by major gifts from the Windgate Foundation. read more >
Education / Government & Politics

UCA Division of Advancement Announces New Leadership (Movers & Shakers)

The Division of Advancement hired Jennifer Boyett, Mollie Henager, Joan Shofner, Jim Smith and Greg Web. read more >
Education / Media & Marketing

Business News Crucial, Study Finds

University of Arkansas accounting professor Caleb Rawson has crunched the numbers of lost jobs in Arkansas newspaper newsrooms since 2001, and he call read more >

Inductees Announced for Insurance Hall of Fame

Matthew K. Cashion Jr., Ed Choate, John E. "Jack" McNeil Jr., Jeff Owyoung, Alfred L. Williams and Frank Lynn Whitbeck will be inducted into the 2023 class of the Arkansas Insurance Hall of Fame. read more >
Amanda Hoelzeman
Business Services / Media & Marketing / Nonprofits

Amanda Hoelzeman Named PR Manager at The Peacock Group

Media and communications professional Amanda Hoelzeman has joined The Peacock Group of Little Rock as the strategic communications firm’s public relations manager. read more >
University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College Chancellor Summer DeProw said her college is reviewing its programs to make sure they meet industry needs.

UA to Temper Enrollment After Record-Breaking YearLock Icon

More than 7,000 students enrolled at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville last fall, a record-breaking year that the university would not like to see repeated. One of the chief concerns is housing costs. read more >
Stephanie Duffield
Education / Energy / Government & Politics

Stephanie Duffield Sworn in to ATU Board of Trustees (Movers & Shakers)

Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders appointed Duffield to her second five-year term on the ATU board. read more >
Education / Nonprofits

Walton Grant to Support UCA’s Economic Development Training Program

Along with training, the Community Development Pipeline program will provide technical assistance to community leaders in Washington and Benton counties. read more >

$1.6M Grant to Support Low-Income Students at UCA

The new five-year program, called Bear Life, aims to decrease the achievement gap in retention and persistence rates for low-income students. read more >
Chad Bradford
Education / Health Care / Media & Marketing / Tourism

Chad Bradford To Lead Theatre At UCA (Movers & Shakers)

recently served as associate artistic director and founding company member at Shake on the Lake Theatre Company of New York. read more >
Steven Harper
Education / Health Care

Steven Harper to Lead UAM School of Arts & Humanities (Movers & Shakers)

He joins UAM from Georgia Southern University. read more >
Nakesha Cunningham (from left), LeAnn Helms and Brent D. Williams

Economics Arkansas Adds 3 To Board (Movers & Shakers)

Two additional board members were confirmed as well. read more >
Shanna Richardson of the Quapaw Area Council Boy Scouts of America in Little Rock.
Education / Nonprofits

Richardson Selected as Scouts CEO (Movers & Shakers)

Shanna Richardson has been hired as CEO of the Quapaw Area Council Boy Scouts of America in Little Rock. read more >
Business Services / Construction / Media & Marketing

Media & Marketing Notes: Group Five West Gets New Clients, Dem-Gaz Ends Zoned Editions, and a Book Debut

A roundup of industry news from Arkansas Business Assistant Editor Kyle Massey. read more >
Doug Voss of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway
Energy / Government & Politics / Manufacturing / Public Companies / Transportation

Electric Vehicles Charge Ahead in Arkansas

The electric vehicle industry has found a spot in Arkansas. read more >
Robert Bryant Jr. of the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences & the Arts in Hot Springs
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Bryant Heads Up ASMSA Outreach (Movers & Shakers)

Robert Bryant Jr. has been hired as the coordinator for alumni and community relations at the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences & the Arts in Hot Springs. read more >