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U of A Hope-Texarkana Dean of Students Appointed to UA System Task Force on Racial Equity

University of Arkansas System President Dr. Donald R. Bobbitt today announced appointments for a new system-wide task force that will consider issues around racial equity at the campuses, divisions, and units within the UA System. Among those appointed to the task force is Dr. Christopher Smith, Universtity of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana Dean of Students. “I am greatly humbled to be appointed to the UA System Taskforce on Racial Equity by Dr. Bobbitt. Serving on this taskforce grants me the opportunity to work with the UA System’s unparalleled leadership in its continued effort to advance UAHT and this great state culturally,” Smith said. The UA System Task Force on Racial Equity is the result of a proposal made by John Goodson, chair of the Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas, at a special meeting of the board on June 17, when he announced plans to appoint a task force to address racial injustice and promote equitable practices within the System. Continue Reading →

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U of A Hope-Texarkana receives American Electric Power (AEP) Foundation Grant

The University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana received a $200,000 grant from the American Electric Power (AEP) Foundation today.  The award will be used to expand and improve the College’s Power Technologies program to include a certificate program in photovoltaic (PV) energy and add a renewable energy lab yard that allows hands-on experience in solar, hydro, and wind technologies.  UAHT is in the process of applying for program approval from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.  “The project goal is to implement high-quality credential programs and standards in renewable energy, energy professionals and practitioners, and energy industries,” said Chris Thomason, UAHT Chancellor. Funds from the grant will be used to develop and implement a renewable energy lab that creates and enhances hands-on training and credentialing for a renewable energy (solar, wind, hydro) workforce across commercial, residential, industrial, and utility-scale renewable energy fields.  “The College will develop and enhance curricula, identify career pathways that connect training to jobs, and expose students of all ages to careers in renewable energies,” Thomason said. The renewable energy lab project will add a renewable energy training lab as a component to the College’s existing Power Technologies program.  The educational model is patterned after Solar Energy International (SEI) programs.  SEI works with organizations seeking the benefits of renewable energy. Continue Reading →

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Clark selected as Interim Chancellor at UA Hope-Texarkana

University of Arkansas System President Dr. Donald R. Bobbitt has named Laura Clark interim chancellor of the University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana (UAHT). Clark, currently the vice chancellor for academic affairs at UAHT, will take over for departing current Chancellor Chris Thomason on July 6. Bobbitt announced in March that Thomason would join the University of Arkansas System administration as vice president for planning and development. The Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas publicly approved Bobbitt’s choice of Clark at its specially held board meeting on June 17. “As this campus prepares the search for a new chancellor, I’m committed to ensuring that faculty and staff will continue moving forward with the high standard of service and innovative culture that Chris Thomason had in place here for many years,” Clark said. Continue Reading →

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FREE COVID-19 Drive-thru Testing to be Held at Hempstead Hall This Saturday

The Hempstead County Health Unit will be providing free COVID-19 testing on Saturday, June 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in front of Hempstead Hall on the University of Arkansas Hope campus. Area residents are encouraged to attend this free drive-thru testing event if they are showing COVID-19 symptoms or not. A free meal will be provided to the first 150 attendees who are screened. 

“With the current rise in coronavirus patients in Arkansas, testing for the COVID-19 has been increased across the state. Hempstead Hall is here to serve the community in many ways, and we’re happy to partner with the Health Unit to bring free testing to Hempstead County. The sooner we can return to a healthy Arkansas, the sooner we can continue serving the area with family-friendly entertainment and community events,” said Amanda Lance, Director of Hempstead Hall & Workforce Development. Continue Reading →

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High School Students Can Now Register for Fall Concurrent Classes at U of A Hope-Texarkana Online

Because of school closures due to COVID-19, high school students haven’t been able to register for concurrent classes in the traditional manner, so the University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana has set up an online registration method for potential students. Concurrent credit is an excellent way for high school students to earn both college credit and high school credit simultaneously. High school students can register for fall semester concurrent classes online at the following links:

Arkansas High: https://forms.gle/pmW33PUh3mmp6wrp7Fouke: https://forms.gle/Vfs2fDC8RwHdp27E8Genoa: https://forms.gle/wWYRUB4CieAYgNPAAHope: https://forms.gle/bBMBV12BmyZSk3tG9Prescott: https://forms.gle/uUFgbWHYZsZowD4V7Spring Hill: https://forms.gle/XDXmkCAU8hswyDxD8Trinity: https://forms.gle/Si4dfpprW5XQZdK66Other School Not Listed: https://forms.gle/bqkwXC39hcG1LeUs9

There is no cost to register. For more information, contact Dr. Ashli Dykes, Concurrent Credit Coordinator, at 870-722-8267 or ashli.dykes@uaht.edu. Continue Reading →

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U of A Hope-Texarkana Scholarship Recipient Kathy Rogel

The University of Arkansas at Hope-Texarkana is proud to announce that Kathy Rogel has been awarded the Bridge Scholarship to attend the College.  This award is $1,000 per academic year.  Rogel is a graduate of Hope High School. She is the daughter of Juan and Lilli Rogel. Kathy plans to study general education at UAHT. Registration for summer and fall classes at UAHT is underway now. To register, contact the Purtle Advising Center at 870-722-8124 or email pac@uaht.edu. Continue Reading →

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