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Broadway to speak on scholarship program

Broadway to speak on scholarship program

Arkansas Department of Higher Education Interim Director Shane Broadway will be part of a program Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the R.C. Childress Hall University Museum and Cultural Center on the campus of University of Arkansas Pine Bluff announcing the Ellen Carpenter HBCU Scholarship Program, which will provide $100,000 in one-time money for nearly 80 Arkansans. Also on hand will be Dr. Lawrence Davis, chancellor of UAPB, and Rep. Tracy Steele.

Created by Act 289 of 2010 and named for Ellen Carpenter – a graduate of Philander Smith and a long-time education and community activist –  the scholarship is available for students attending one of the following participating Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs): Arkansas Baptist College, Philander Smith College or the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

Students must submit an application by Aug.

UAPB student receives UNCF scholarhip

UAPB student receives UNCF scholarhip

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Vianna Stanley, sophomore accounting major at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) received a $5,000 scholarship from the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) via Reliable Insurance. The Smackover, Arkansas native says she loves numbers and plans to attend graduate school.

At a time when a college degree is what a high school diploma was to previous generations, the minimum entry-level requirement for almost every well-paying career, UNCF plays a critical role in enabling more than 60,000 students each year to attend college and get the education they want and deserve. To close the educational attainment gap between African Americans and the majority population, UNCF helps promising students attend college and graduate.

AHDE unveils financial aid app

AHDE unveils financial aid app

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Department of Higher Education unveiled Monday a free smart phone application – the first of its kind with customer service help available via text – for Arkansans to apply for state financial aid and check the status of their awards. It was developed by the Information Network of Arkansas, the agency that develops websites and online applications for other state agencies.

"This smart phone application will allow students to complete the YOUniversal financial aid scholarship application from their iPhone, Android, or other device with a browser as easily as they would on our website," said Shane Broadway, interim director for ADHE.

More than $170K awarded at ceremony

More than $170K awarded at ceremony

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – More than $170K in scholarships were awarded at the Annual Honors and Awards
Assembly at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB). With the theme, “Honoring Intellectual Achievement,” John Mclinn Ross auditorium was standing room only. UAPB students, parents and donors assembled to recognize those that continue to commit themselves to academic excellence. Scholarships were given from sources including private foundations, faith-based organizations, alumni chapters, civic and social organizations, endowments, sororities, fraternities and past graduating classes.

Stephanie Forte, a graduating senior majoring in accounting, delivered the keynote speech and challenged students to continue to achieve and make the best of their college experience.

AETN hosts annual ‘Quiz Bowl’ state finals April 30

AETN hosts annual ‘Quiz Bowl’ state finals April 30

CONWAY, Ark. (AETN) — Students will showcase their intellect in the annual Arkansas Governor’s Academic Competition at the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) Saturday, April 30, in “Arkansas Quiz Bowl 2011.”

“Quiz Bowl 2011” will be broadcast on Saturday in two sections – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m. The finals will involve seven conferences for a total of 14 teams.

The first round of matches beginning at 10 a.m. will include in order of appearance:

  1. 7A – Cabot vs. Forth Smith Southside
  2. 4A – Subiaco Academy vs. Farmington
  3. 5A – Huntsville vs. Watson Chapel (Pine Bluff)
  4. 3A – Episcopal Collegiate (Little Rock) vs. Arkansas Baptist (Little Rock)

The second round of matches beginning at 1:30 p.m. will include in order of appearance:

  1. 6A – Benton vs. Parkview (Little Rock)
  2. 1A – Norfork vs. Ridgefield Christian (Jonesboro)
  3. 2A – Gurdon vs.

Nursing program receives NLNAC accreditation

Nursing program receives NLNAC accreditation

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Incorporated (NLNAC) has affirmed the continued accreditation status of the nursing program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB).

The program is accredited by NLNAC and will receive a site visit during the Fall 2012 semester. UAPB has received continued accreditation from NLNAC since 1979.

“We are encouraged by the NLNAC endorsement,” said Dr. Lawrence A. Davis, Jr., UAPB’s chancellor. “The University has provided the Department of Nursing with the necessary resources to be successful. The continued accreditation will allow the department to fulfill its mission.”

“We are very pleased to receive affirmation of continued accreditation,” said Dr. Mary E. Benjamin, vice chancellor for academic affairs.

Miss UAPB contest is on

Miss UAPB contest is on

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Three candidates will contend for the title of Miss University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) Friday, April 22 at 6:00 pm in the John McLinn Ross Auditorium of the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts Center. Admission is $5 for general public and $2 for UAPB students with an I.D.

 Two finalists will be chosen by a panel of judges at the pageant. The student body will make the final vote electronically for the 82nd Miss UAPB who will serve in the 2011-2012 school year. This is the first year the title has been chosen in this manner according to Elbert Bennett, administrative coordinator for Student Affairs.

Contestants for the pageant are:

Tiffany Katoria Anderson, a junior biology major from Stone Mountain, Georgia who believes that, “Your past is not your potential.