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U of A Hope-Texarkana to Participate in #GivingTuesday 2020

Giving Tuesday set for December 1, 2020

Hope/Texarkana, AR: Join the University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana Foundation as we participate in #GivingTuesday, a national day of generosity. #GivingTuesday is a global movement that unleashes the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world. This is a day when you can make a tremendous impact on the UAHT Foundation and, in turn, the lives of our many students. Donations can be made anytime between now and Tuesday, December 1, 2020. 

This year, we will be raising funds to complete the Jeff Cook Memorial Endowed Scholarship. Mr. Cook was a beloved business instructor at UAHT. His kindness and generous heart made him and a favorite among his students. During his time at UAHT, Jeff and his wife Catherine established an annual scholarship to help students improve their lives through education. 

“I’d like to ask those thinking about giving on #GivingTuesday, to please consider donating in memory of Jeff Cook,” said Catherine Cook. Continue Reading →

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U of A Hope-Texarkana Named as Finalist for the Bellwether Award

The University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana has been named as a top 10 national finalist for the highly coveted Bellwether Awards in the Planning, Governance, and Finance category for the college’s innovative textbook rental program. Bellwether finalists represent leading community colleges whose outstanding and innovative programs and practices were selected among competitive submissions as exemplary. “The cost of college textbooks is one of the leading cost barriers preventing students from obtaining higher education, and in some cases, UAHT students were paying more for textbooks than for tuition,” said Laura Clark, UAHT Interim Chancellor. Under the UAHT Book Rental Program, the college purchases the textbooks and rents them directly to students. For students who participate in the book rental program, textbooks cost only $20 per credit hour plus tax. Continue Reading →

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Registration for spring 2021 classes is underway now at U of A Hope-Texarkana

Registration for spring classes at the University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana is open now through January 12, 2021. The College will hold extended hours registration on January 7 and 8 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Classes begin on Wednesday, January 11, 2021. UAHT offers:

The most affordable tuition in the State of Arkansas.In-state tuition for Bowie and Cass County residents in Texas.A textbook rental program where students can rent their textbooks for only $20 per credit hour.Over one hundred twenty privately funded scholarships.Numerous financial aid opportunities, institutional scholarships, and work-study programs.The “U Can Scholarship,” which may qualify students to take a free three-hour course.And much more! At UAHT, you have the option to earn your Associate of Arts in General Education Degree 100% online. The College also offers various certificate and degree programs such as Industrial Maintenance, Diesel Technology, HVAC, Power Technologies, Industrial Electricity, and Welding to help you get a good job fast. Continue Reading →

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Fuqua Family Endowed Scholarship Established at U of A Hope-Texarkana

Pictured left to right:  Brad Sheppard, UAHT Funeral Services Faculty; Laura Clark, UAHT Interim Chancellor; Vickers Fuqua, President; Thomas Fuqua, Vice President; Todd Webb, Sales Manager; Fred Meisenheimer, Chief Operations Officer

Herndon-Fuqua Funeral Homes recently established the Fuqua Family Endowed Scholarship at the University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana. Preference for the scholarship is given to students pursuing a degree in Funeral Services at UAHT and interns or employees of Herndon-Fuqua or associated Funeral Homes. “We are proud to support education through the U of A Hope-Texarkana,” said Vickers Fuqua, Owner. “It’s an honor to provide this scholarship to assist students in a successful future.”

Herndon-Fuqua Funeral Homes, owned by Texarkana Funeral Homes in Texarkana, Texas, has locations in Hope, Prescott, and Gurdon, Arkansas. Texarkana Funeral Homes currently own and operate three funeral homes in Texarkana, one in New Boston and another in DeKalb, Texas. Continue Reading →

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Bladesmithing courses held at the birthplace of the iconic Bowie Knife

James Black School – U of A Hope/Texarkana

The University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana James Black School of Bladesmithing and Historic Trades will be offering several new bladesmithing courses in November and December. These courses are taught by world-famous bladesmiths Ricardo Vilar and Jerry Fisk, Master Smith.  The James Black School celebrates, preserves, and promotes the art of bladesmithing and historic trades, and the birth of the iconic Bowie Knife in Historic Washington, Arkansas. Upcoming classes include:

Handles and Guards                  November 16-20           8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.     Instructor: Vilar

Hunting Knife                           December 3-6               8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.     Instructor: Vilar

Advanced Bladesmithing           December 7-11             8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.     Instructor: Fisk

For more information or to register, visit https://www.uaht.edu/bladesmithing/ or call 870-722-8109. Continue Reading →

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U of A Hope-Texarkana ACCUPLACER Test Dates for November

The University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana will hold on-campus ACCULPACER testing on the following dates. Hope Campus:

November 3-6November 10November 12-13November 17

Texarkana Campus:

November 2November 11November 18

To schedule an ACCUPLACER exam, visit MYTEST.UAHT.EDU.  Students will be tested in small groups to maintain physical distancing guidelines, and all students must wear a face mask. For more information, contact Steve Ogden at steven.ogden@uaht.edu or 870-722-8247. Continue Reading →

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

The 2020 U of A Hope-Texarkana Academic All-Star, Carolyn Dixon, was recently recognized at the annual Arkansas Community College’s Conference. In her time at UAHT, Dixon has made the Chancellor’s Honor Roll, been elected as President of TRiO Student Support Services, and Senator-At-Large of the Student Government Association. She also helps other students on campus by serving as a math tutor. 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 receives a $500 scholarship for his/her 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 2020 U of A Hope-Texarkana Outstanding Staff Member of the Year, Shelia Jackson, was recently recognized at the annual Arkansas Community College’s Conference. Jackson has been employed at the college for fifteen years and currently serves as a Library Technical Assistant. According to her nomination letter, Shelia is there to help students at all costs. She goes out of her way to ensure students have the books and supplies they need to have a successful semester. Whether it is helping students rent textbooks or figure out how to get a student ID, she is always helpful. Continue Reading →

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

The 2020 U of A Hope-Texarkana Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year, Melanie Dillard, was recently recognized at the annual Arkansas Community College’s Conference. Dillard has been employed at the College for twelve years and currently serves as an Academic Skills and Math Instructor and as the Distance Learning Coordinator. According to her nomination letters, “Melanie is outstanding in so many areas. She is diligent in her work as an instructor and is always willing to lend a helping hand wherever needed. In her role as the Distance Learning Coordinator, she interacts with every faculty member and has never failed to help when Blackboard tries to get the best of us. Continue Reading →

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

The 2020 U of A Hope-Texarkana Outstanding Alum of the Year, Jimmy Courtney, 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. Courtney graduated UAHT in 2011 with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice and an Associate of Arts Degree. He has been employed at the City of Hope Police Department since 1998. He began his career working as a patrol officer before progressing through the ranks to become Lieutenant of the Criminal Investigation Division. Continue Reading →

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