Category: Newswriting

  • UCA to host free estate planning seminar

    UCA to host free estate planning seminar

    Putting together a will or estate plan can often seem like a daunting prospect. In fact, some estimates show that more than 60% of Americans don’t currently have an up-to-date will. The University of Central Arkansas’ Office of Legacy Planning is aiming to take some of the mystery out of estate planning with a free…

  • UCA Alumni Association honors outstanding alumni

    UCA Alumni Association honors outstanding alumni

    The University of Central Arkansas Alumni Association will honor three former students at the 2022 Alumni Awards celebration. Ann Burns Hoy ’62 will be the recipient of the Alumni Service Award while Monica Steinberg ’04 will receive the Young Alumni Award. Two-time alumnus Kim Crissler ’84, ’95 will receive the inaugural Volunteer of the Year…

  • UCA alumna selected as Miss Arkansas

    UCA alumna selected as Miss Arkansas

    A University of Central Arkansas alumna has been chosen as the new Miss Arkansas for 2022. Ebony Mitchell, who earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from UCA in 2019, was selected as Miss Arkansas from a field of 45 contestants. She will represent the state of Arkansas at the 95th edition of the Miss…

  • UCA alumni board adds four new members

    UCA alumni board adds four new members

    The University of Central Arkansas Alumni Association has appointed four new members to its board of directors. Carolyn Floyd Ishee ’75, Aaron King ’07, Jeremy Owoh ’03 and Keith Svagerko ’91 will each serve three-year terms beginning July 1, 2022. “We’re excited to add four outstanding members to our board of directors,” said Alison Taylor,…

  • Alumna tapped to lead Winthrop Rockefeller Institute

    Alumna tapped to lead Winthrop Rockefeller Institute

    A University of Central Arkansas alumna has been selected as the new executive director/CEO of the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute. Janet Harris ’95 was selected to lead the Institute by the organization’s board of directors. She had previously served as the Institute’s chief strategy officer. “Carrying forward Winthrop Rockefeller’s legacy of convening on Petit Jean Mountain…

  • Burch earns top research award for new faculty

    Burch earns top research award for new faculty

    A Mississippi State engineering faculty member has been recognized as one of the top young researchers in the southeast by the American Society for Engineering Education. Reuben Burch, an associate professor of industrial and systems engineering, recently earned the 2021 New Faculty Researcher Award from the Southeast Section of ASEE. The highly competitive award honors a faculty…