UCA alum receives community impact award

When Kristy Carter initially received an invitation to the inaugural Delta Impact Awards in Jonesboro, Arkansas, she did not know she would be one of the recipients.  “I just wanted to be there with them to celebrate the accomplishments of the Delta Population Health Institute because they have done so much meaningful work for the community,” Carter said. “I was looking forward to supporting the … [Read more...]

UCA graduate students show up big for inaugural Arkansas para track and field meet

Sarah Malakoff was not sure what to expect when she volunteered to help with the inaugural Meet in the Middle event. But by the time she left, the University of Central Arkansas doctoral student realized the experience had solidified her dreams of becoming a physical therapist.  “It was really encouraging to see all the support among the athletes, volunteers and parents,” said Malakoff, a firs … [Read more...]

Four children receive modified ride-on cars in UCA’s first Go Baby Go event

Aleeah Rodriguez’s anticipation was palpable as occupational student Destanie Nelson and physical therapy student Aaron Hoschbach strapped her into her newly modified hot pink ride-on car. The 7-year-old from Jonesboro had been waiting on this day for months. Her parents Jesus and Judy Rodriguez stood nearby smiling proudly.  “I had the phone on speaker when I got the news she may be a cand … [Read more...]

School psychology students celebrate National School Psychology Week with volunteerism

Students in the school psychology program at the University of Central Arkansas are recognizing National School Psychology Week with volunteer activities at a local elementary school. Graduate students from the second-year cohort of the educational specialist program in school psychology are spending the year at Theodore Jones Elementary (TJE) School for their practicum. The … [Read more...]