U of A Hope/Texarkana

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Special Business Course at UA Hope-Texarkana Focuses on Developing Small Businesses

This spring, the University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana is offering an Entrepreneurial Strategy and Leadership course on the Hope and Texarkana campuses. The course is designed to teach students the critical elements of developing, owning, and operating a small business. By the end of the class, students will produce a viable business plan that can be used to start a business. “The recent pandemic has created challenges for the communities UAHT serves,” Dr. Christine Holt, UAHT Chancellor, said. “However, as with every challenge, there are also opportunities for future growth, both individually and professionally. Continue Reading →

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Arkansas’s First Solar Energy Degree Program Begins this Spring at UA Hope-Texarkana

Pictured left to right: Jennifer Teresa, Dean of Technical and Industrial Programs; Laura Clark, Vice Chancellor for Academics; and Don Hollanger, Solar Technology Instructor at the construction site of the solar energy technology lab on the UA Hope campus. HOPE/TEXARKANA, AR: Earlier this year, the University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana (UAHT) received approval from the University of Arkansas System Board of Trustees to install a one-megawatt solar array and solar learning lab on the Hope campus to integrate into a new Certificate of Proficiency in Solar Energy Technology. The solar energy student lab is under construction now, and the certificate program begins this spring at the UA Hope campus. There are no other programs like this in Arkansas, and the closest program is in Austin, Texas. The nine-credit-hour Certificate of Proficiency in Solar Energy Technology curriculum is adopted from Solar Energy International (SEI), the global leader in providing classroom curriculum and lab training in solar energy. Continue Reading →

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Workers’ Safety Conference Returns to UAHT, Hope Campus

The University of Arkansas at Hope will host a Workers’ Safety Conference on November 9, 2021, at Hempstead Hall from 7:30 am to 2:15 pm.  The conference is presented by the Arkansas Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Labor. The registration fee of $25 covers lunch and conference materials. Pre-registration is encouraged, as this allows the event organizers to plan accordingly. Cancellations will be accepted until two days prior to the conference , and substitutions are permitted. All major credit cards are accepted. Continue Reading →

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U of A Hope-Texarkana Academic All-Star Recognized at State Conference

The 2021 U of A Hope-Texarkana Academic All-Star, Karcee Bonner, was recently recognized at the annual Arkansas Community College’s Conference. In her time at UAHT, Bonner has been awarded the Honors Scholarship and made the Chancellor’s List every semester. She is a member of the Student Government Association, Phi Theta Kappa, and the Association of Baptist Students. The purpose of the Academic All-Star Program is to recognize the scholarly and service achievements of Arkansas’ two-year college students. Each All-Star will receive a $500 scholarship for their final semester at their two-year college of attendance and a full-tuition transfer scholarship to any Arkansas public four-year university. Continue Reading →

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U of A Hope-Texarkana Outstanding Staff Recognized at State Conference

The 2021 U of A Hope-Texarkana Outstanding Staff Member of the Year, Chuck Jordan, was recently recognized at the annual Arkansas Community College’s Conference. Jordan has been employed as the Director of Computer Services at the college for twenty-four years. According to his nomination letter, Chuck puts in long hours planning and executing those plans to ensure the college is operating well. He pours his heart and soul into seeing that both the Hope and Texarkana campuses are taken care of properly. During the pandemic, which sent many employees home, Chuck worked to ensure everyone still had the resources available to do their work from off-campus. Continue Reading →

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U of A Hope-Texarkana Outstanding Faculty Recognized at State Conference

The 2021 U of A Hope-Texarkana Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year, Charlie Scoggins, was recently recognized at the annual Arkansas Community College’s Conference. Scoggins has been employed at the college as a welding instructor for over forty years. He also serves as the sponsor for the Multi-cultural student organization on campus. According to his nomination letter, Charlie is dedicated to his welding students and the college. He works to make sure his department is in top shape. Continue Reading →

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U of A Hope-Texarkana Outstanding Alum Recognized at State Conference

The 2021 U of A Hope-Texarkana Outstanding Alum of the Year, Lindsey Braden Gonzalez, was recently recognized at the annual Arkansas Community College’s Conference. The outstanding alumnus is someone who renders special and outstanding service to the College, brings distinction to the College, and/or brings recognition to the College through exceptional service and significant contributions to his or her community, state, and/or nation. Gonzalez is a 2014 graduate of Spring Hill High School. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from UAHT in 2016 with an Associate of Arts Degree. She continued her education at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Continue Reading →

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Damascus Steel Knifemaking Class to be Offered at James Black School of Bladesmithing

Ricardo Vilar

The University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana James Black School of Bladesmithing and Historic Trades will offer a Damascus steel knife-making class October 11 through 15th from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The course will prepare students to learn pattern welding using common carbon Damascus alloys and methods. It will focus on material preparation, forge welding, power hammer techniques, and proper forge practices. The cost for the class is $450. The class will be taught by a world-famous journeyman smith, Ricardo Vilar. Vilar won Season 7 Episode 27 of the hit television show “Forged in Fire” on History Channel and is currently a judge on “Forged in Fire” Latin American Edition. Continue Reading →

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Halloween Cookie Decorating Class at U of A Hope/Texarkana

Get into the fall spirit by taking a Cookie Decorating Class at Hempstead Hall on October 22 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The class will be taught by Cathryn Looney, who ran a successful cookie-making business for ten years. Learn to make decorative cookies just in time for the holidays. The cost of the class is only $25 per person, and the course is limited to 20 participants. For more information or to reserve your seat, contact the Community Education office at 870.722.8568 or email Racie.Poindexter@uaht.edu. Continue Reading →

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Forklift Certification Training Class to Be Held at U of A Hope

A forklift certification training class will be held at the University of Arkansas Hope campus on Saturday, October 16, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Technical & Industrial Building, room 160. The class is $80 per person and is limited to a maximum of 15 participants available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The course is instructed by Iry T. Rice, owner of Rice Safety Consultants. The class is compliant with OSHA specifications and provides a three-year certification. The Department of Labor requires any forklift operator to hold an OSHA forklift certification. Continue Reading →

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