The Women’s Giving Circle at the University of Central Arkansas awarded five grants that focus on development opportunities for women and girls.
Established in 2014, the Women’s Giving Circle is a group of alumnae and who accept annual grant applications to benefit areas that provide unique learning and leadership development opportunities that will enrich the lives of women.
The Women’s Giving Circle received nine applications and awarded five grants for the 2016-2017 academic year. The grants range from $500 to $1,700.
For more information or to join the Women’s Giving Circle, visit www.uca.edu/go/WGC
2016-2017 WOMEN’S GIVING CIRCLE GRANTEES
Dr. Pat Cantrell, associate professor
Women in Business Luncheon
The grant will be used to host a lunch for senior female College of Business students. They will be matched to a female community leader by based on their department and/or disciplinary field for one-on-one and panel discussions.
Sandy Longhorn, assistant professor
Establishing the C.D. Wright Women Writers Conference
The grant will be used to host the C.D. Women Writers Conference with the focus on female writers from all genres and experience levels and from journalism to mass market books and beyond.
Anita Sego, assistant professor
Start Where You Are: Increasing UCA Sexual Violence Prevention and Safety Awareness
The grant will be used to develop a peer educator program between the Department of Health Sciences, the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences and the UCA Police department to develop student leaders on campus to increase knowledge and awareness about sexual violence prevention and personal safety.
Dr. Azida Walker, associate professor
A Celebration of Women in STEM
The grant will be used to host a day of celebration of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) where students will have one-on-one discussion with professionals with various STEM backgrounds.
Li Zeng, assistant professor
UCA Women’s Service Learning Mentorship Project for Young Women in Poverty
The grant will be used towards hosting the “Each One Reach One” Mentorship Academy designed to help state-wide mentors give young women in poverty the encouragement to not only recognize their potential, but to also fulfill their potential through the development of life-skills necessary for success.
The University of Central Arkansas unveiled a plaque in honor of Bunny and Carol Adcock for their creation of a $1 million endowment to support study abroad opportunities.
The ceremony was held Tuesday, Nov. 15 in the Wingo Hall Board of Trustees Conference Room.
UCA President Tom Courtway congratulated the Adcock family: Carol Adcock, Hillary Adcock Wren and Bunny Adcock.
The Adcock Study Abroad Fund will provide financial support for students to live and study abroad.
Jacqueline Watkins is a registered nurse who earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Arkansas; her specialty area is medical surgical nursing.
The book “Bobby’s Bully” is a product of Watkins finding out that her son, Trelin, was being bullied at school.
Her book follows two main characters: Bobby and Tully. Bobby is the new kid at school trying to make new friends. Tully makes it hard for Bobby to enjoy this new environment. Bobby gets anxious as recess comes because he knows Tully will mistreat him. Tully fails to realize the emotional effect his behavior has on Bobby and others.
This children’s book teaches children that no one deserves to be bullied and bullying in general is unacceptable. Watkins hopes that “Bobby’s Bully” will empower children to do the right thing especially when they or others are being harmed.
She wants to make it her mission to touch people all around the world to let everyone know that they are not alone.
“This book will allow children to see they are not alone and that there are those out there who care about them,” Watkins says.