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Veteran gives 25K to start scholarship endowment fund

Veteran gives 25K to start scholarship endowment fund

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (UAPB) – The love story of two veterans resulted in the culmination of a love to give an opportunity for others to be educated. 43 years ago, Rudolph Miller met his soul mate, the late Louise Henderson-Miller at Womack Army Hospital in Fort Bragg, North Carolina during military service in the United States Army.

“I admired her as she cared for seriously injured soldiers in the emergency room,” recalled Miller. “Her beautiful eyes captivated me.”

Louise wanted to become a registered nurse but didn't complete her studies. Nevertheless, she worked in health care helping senior citizens and shut-ins. She volunteered countless hours and welcomed the forgotten into their home. Through her years of service to others, it was evident that she had the heart of a nurse but had health problems of her own. As years went by, her health deteriorated and she was no longer able to help others. She passed away May 22, 2014.

2014 Homecoming Parade applications available, new route confirmed

2014 Homecoming Parade applications available, new route confirmed

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Applications for the annual UAPB/AM&N Homecoming Parade are available for pick up according to Florence Caine, Homecoming Parade chairperson. With the theme, “Fear the Roar,” the Homecoming Parade will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 8 with a new route.

The parade will begin on 8th and Walnut streets making a right onto 3rd Street, a left onto Chestnut and then proceeding north to its end at the Jefferson County Courthouse on Barraque Street.

All fees and applications must be turned in on or before October 31 between the hours of 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cashier’s checks or money orders may be made payable to The UAPB Homecoming Committee (no personal checks or cash will be accepted).

The Parade is one of a series of annual events where the university joins all of its constituents in acknowledgement and celebration of its mission. This year’s theme for homecoming activities is “Fear the Roar.”

Pine Bluff student awarded Jackie Robinson Scholarship

Pine Bluff student awarded Jackie Robinson Scholarship

NEW YORK, NY (JRF) - Ashley Gragg from Pine Bluff, Arkansas has been named a Jackie Robinson Scholar, Della Britton Baeza, President and CEO of The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF), announced today. Gragg joins an exemplary group of incoming college freshman chosen from more than 2,900 applicants for the 41-year-old foundation’s flagship minority scholarship program founded by Rachel Robinson, wife of iconic American hero Jackie Robinson.    

“This is an exciting time for us each year,” said JRF President and CEO Della Britton Baeza. “I take great pleasure in welcoming to the Jackie Robinson Foundation a new group of highly motivated, exceptional young men and women.  Gragg will join a long, distinguished history of JRF alumni who have become leaders in their respective professions and consummate ambassadors of Jackie Robinson's legacy of community service and civic engagement.”

PCSSD Supports Breast Cancer Research and Awareness

PCSSD Supports Breast Cancer Research and Awareness

Governor Mike Beebe has declared today Go Pink for the Cure Day, and the staff at PCSSD's central office, as well as many of our schools, followed his suggestion and arrived at work today dressed to support the cause. Here is the governor's official declaration:

TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS COME - GREETINGS:

My Town Hero: New program helps students transition into high school with mentor system

My Town Hero: New program helps students transition into high school with mentor system

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - The transition to high school can be an exciting time for some, but for others, it can be intimidating.
 
"There's a lot of kids, and the hallways are really crowded, so it was scary to me,” explained Tavonia Smith.

“It was a big change,” added Mondraul Jernigan. “At first I really didn't think it was going to be as hard as it was.”

Arkansas Foodbank sponsoring after school feeding sites

Arkansas Foodbank sponsoring after school feeding sites


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 30, 2014) - After school snacks and dinners are underway all over the state for the new school year. This year the Arkansas Foodbank, the largest food bank in Arkansas, is sponsoring after school snacks for approximately 1,700 children at 16 after school centers in 9 counties. In addition to snacks, 2 centers will also serve dinner 3 nights a week.

All centers are a part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's At Risk Afterschool Meals component of the Child and Adult Center Food Program. The program is designed to provide nutritious snacks and meals to children after school, many of whom may be not be able to eat again until breakfast at school the next day.

Nutritious snacks and/or dinners will be provided to all children without charge and the same meals will be served to all children, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

5 Arkansas schools receive National Blue Ribbon Honors

5 Arkansas schools receive National Blue Ribbon Honors


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 30, 2014) - U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today recognized five Arkansas schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2014 based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. These schools demonstrate that all students can achieve to high levels.

The Department will honor 287 public and 50 private schools at a recognition ceremony on Nov. 10-11 in Washington, D.C. In its 32-year history, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed this coveted award on just under 7,900 of America's schools.