Jayme Millsap Stone has been awarded the Sharon Eichenberger Scholarship by the Arkansas Council for Women in Higher Education.
The Sharon Eichenberger Scholarship is awarded annually to a woman currently working in higher education in Arkansas who is also pursuing an advanced degree. The ACWHE functions as a networking group for women in higher education in Arkansas.
Stone has been at UCA since 1994 and is the coordinator of Undergraduate Studies and an instructor of history. She received a bachelor of arts degree from Arkansas Tech University and a master of arts from the University of Central Arkansas. She is originally from Russellville, Arkansas.
Stone is working on a doctorate in history at the University of Memphis, specializing in Southern Women’s History. Her dissertation research involves the study of women activists of the Arkansas Delta during the Civil Rights Movement and the role of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in grassroots organizing for social, political and economic change.
Stone noted, “I am thrilled and humbled that the ACWHE selected me for this honor. Pursuing a Ph.D. is not only the fulfillment of a personal dream, but also a professional one recognized and encouraged by my UCA colleagues. The Sharon Eichenberger Scholarship will help me tremendously as I seek to tell the stories of women’s activism in Arkansas. I hope this research will give back to the state of Arkansas a portion of what the state has given to me.”