Grant Program Awards

Academic Calendar: 2021/2022

Carlos Alvarado
Participated in a panel session for the Minorities and Communication Division of Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) during their 2022 midwinter conference. The topic was “From awareness to action: Using a PR diversity expo to advocate for underrepresented populations.”

Carlos Alvarado, Dr. Riva Brown, Professor Adriian Gardner, and Aurora King

Dr. Riva Brown
Participated in a panel session for the Minorities and Communication Division of Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) during their 2022 midwinter conference. The topic was “From awareness to action: Using a PR diversity expo to advocate for underrepresented populations.”

Dr. Valerie Couture
Co-presented during the spring 2022 Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference (EBSCC). The topic was “School Counseling with Immigrant Students: Preliminary Findings of Best Practices.”

Adriian Gardner
Moderated a panel session for the Minorities and Communication Division of Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) during their 2022 midwinter conference.

Aurora King
Participated in a panel session for the Minorities and Communication Division of Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) during their 2022 midwinter conference. The topic was “From awareness to action: Using a PR diversity expo to advocate for underrepresented populations.”

Dr. Michael Kithinji
Hosted a screening event for Judas and the Black Messiah.

Heather Reinold
Supported a sign-language interpreter for the Human Library experience at UCA.

Book Clubbing Event, Dr. Rose

Dr. Leslie Paige Rose 
The Coalition for Resources, Encouragement, and Wellness (CREW) hosted Book Clubbing for students to read everyman by Dr. M. Shelly Connor.

Procured audiovisual resources for the Lavender Library.

Dr. Joan Simon
 In collaboration with the Department of Psychology & Counseling hosted the first annual Achieving Community Together (ACT) Week.

Dr. Faith Yarberry
Hosted a DBIE Student Panel in collaboration with the DBIE Committee for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Mentorship Circle associated with the National Science Foundation Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics grant.

Paint Your Nationality Event

Academic Calendar: 2020/2021

Dr. Valerie Couture
Disseminated research at the National Career Development Association Global Conference.

Maria Negrete-Padron
Hosted a Paint Your Nationality event in collaboration with the
Immigrant Experience committee and the Latino Student Association.

Academic Calendar: 2019/2020

Kristy Carter
Hosted an art show that highlighted the works of African American UCA student artists

Colony of Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc.
Panel of Latino women discussing “Latina Women in the Workforce”

Steven Schlachter

Dr. Denise Demers
Hosted a campus-wide book presentation “The Seventeen Second Miracle”

Dr. Taine Duncan
Hosted the documentary “Man Made” with an introduction and talk-back session with Kennie Q. Story, featured as a body-builder in the film

Dr. Shaneil Ealy
Business development for women of color in the Delta

Dr. Amy Hawkins
Presented at the Midwinter Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) at the University of Oklahoma

Dr. Steve Schlachter
Disseminated research at the Nonprofit Organization and Voluntary Action Conference

Dr. Zach Smith
Hosted a campus-wide talk on the student-led democracy movement in Hong Kong

Dr. Heather E. Yates
Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Club to host “Equal Protection Under The Law” panel discussion

Academic Calendar: 2018/2019

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson

Alpha Kappa Delta Sociology Honor Society Speakers
Dr. Michael Eric Dyson campus talks

Dr. Na Mi Bang
Disseminated research at the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference

Dr. Candice Barnes
Supported a sign-language interpreter for the Human Library experience at UCA

Dr. Taine Duncan
Hosted a workshop and evening talk with a nationally renowned bodybuilder and trans speaker

Dr. Alejandra Gonzalez Landeros
Immigration service-learning experience for students

Harvell Howard
Disseminated research at the International Leadership Association Annual Global Conference

Dr. Helen Hu
Attended the 2019 Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference

Dr. Michael Kithinji
Disseminated research at the Kenya Scholars and Studies Association Conference

Dierre Littleton
Chaperoned Project X and B-MAC students to the Arkansas Summit on African American Males

Dr. Nesrin Sahin
Attended a workshop on Mathematical Quality of Instruction facilitated by Harvard University

Dr. Steve Schlachter
Disseminated research at the International Leadership Association Annual Global Conference

Dr. Gayle Seymour
Hosted  The Water About Us community festival

Dr. Zach Smith
Centering Korea in the Curriculum Pedagogy workshop

Charlotte Strickland
Speaker for the Lunch and Learn session on Spirituality

Academic Calendar: 2017/2018

Grant Program Awards 2018-2019

Photos Courtesy of Blake Thomas

Dr. Na Mi Bang
Disseminated research at the American Counseling Association Conference

Dr. Riva Brown
Disseminated research at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

Natalie Fleming
Hosted the Passport Fair

Dr. Laci Lyons
Diversity programming for RSO HR Club and classroom diversity activities

Dr. Michael Kithinji
Disseminated research at the African Studies Conference

Dr. Marsha Massey
E
xchanged research ideas at the Gordan Research Seminar on Renewable Energy

Dr. Gayle Seymour
Hosted the activities for the commemoration of the Little Rock Nine 60th Anniversary, including Dr. Henry Louis Gates campus visit

Charlotte Strickland
Professional development in Topics in Spanish Culture and Civilization

Academic Calendar: 2016/2017

Black Graduate Student Association
Made a presentation at the Southwestern Black Student Leadership Conference

Dr. Darshon Anderson
Diversity Summit for the Department of Psychology and Counseling

Dr. Na Mi Bang
Disseminated research at the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision

Dr. Jesus Cisneros
Disseminated research at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Conference

Dr. Shaneil Ealy
Workshop on Instructional Strategies for Teaching Students on the Autism Spectrum

Dr. Lanette Grate
Diversity workshop for the School of Communication

Dr. Lesley Graybeal
UCA Bears Care for parents of children with autism

Dr. Nykela Jackson
Program to recruit minority candidates into the College of Education

Dr. Stacy Lettman
African and African American Studies Society trip to Africa in April and National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis, TN

Dr. Connie McKnight, Dr. Karen Oxner, and Anastasiya Klimiankova
Minority student attendance at the national Beta Alpha Psi Conference, an Accounting Honors Organization

Drs. Tammy Rogers, Marsha Carson, Lauren Maxwell, Pat Cantrell, Laci Lyons, Stephanie Watson, Summer Bartczak, and Kaye McKinzie
Women in Business luncheon for College of Business students

Dr. Sherry Skaggs
Arkansas Voices for the Children Left Behind program on UCA campus

Drs. Stephanie Watson and Connie McKnight
Program to recruit minority students to UCA’S Accounting program

Academic Year: 2015/2016

Dr. Monika Alston-Miller
Disseminated research at the 17th Biennial Rhetoric Society of America

Dr. Elson Bihm
Diversity website for the UCA doctoral program in Counseling Psychology

Dr. Bi-Ling Chen
Disseminated research at the Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast Conference

Dr. Taine Duncan
Women’s History Month programming

Dr. Shaniel Ealy
Hosted a book reading of author, Rashod Ollison

Dr. Stacy Lettman
Disseminated research at the American Comparative Literature Association Conference

Dr. John Toth
Native American Heritage Month programming

Dr. Alberto Rivera Vaca
Disseminated research at the Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures