Community and Economic Development Fellowship

Our staff at the Center is extremely excited at the success of our new program the Community and Economic Development Fellowship, designed to prepare UCA graduate and undergraduate students for careers in the field of community and economic development!

The mission of the CCED Fellowship is to expose UCA students to a variety of community or economic development careers and provide networking, coaching and mentoring to enhance career preparedness.

During the program, fellows participate in three site visits that showcase community and economic development activities at the local and state levels of government and in the nonprofit sector. Activities include job shadowing, organization tours, mock interviews and mentorship from CCED staff. Fellows also have the opportunity to join the Arkansas Community Development Society and attend the 2018 Community Development Institute free of charge.

Students are selected for the program through a competitive application process. The fellowship program will be held in both the spring, summer and fall semesters.

The five students were selected for this spring’s program: Danny Baxter of Clarksville, Jacob Holland of Cabot, Jordan Johnson of Jacksonville, Brittany Lutz of Montclair, Virginia, and Ellen McKinnie of Cabot.

Alexandra Taylor of Conway was selected as the summer 2018 Fellow.

For more information on the CCED Fellowship, visit or call Shelby Fiegel at 501-450-5269.