UCA Announces annual Veterans Day event and information fair

The University of Central Arkansas will host its annual Veterans Day celebration on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. The event theme is “Honor and Education” and will celebrate veterans from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces and feature notable speakers, food, live music and a veterans information fair.  UCA has hosted an annual Veterans Day event for at least 25 years and draws about 300 visitors fr … [Read more...]

UCA Earns 2022-2023 Military Friendly® School Designation

The University of Central Arkansas has announced that it has earned the 2022-2023 Military Friendly® School designation. Military Friendly® is owned and operated by Viqtory, a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business. Institutions earning this designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,800 schools participated in the 2 … [Read more...]

UCA names director of Veterans Resource Center

The University of Central Arkansas has named Gregory “Greg” Pelts as the new director of the Veterans Resource Center. He began Jan. 4. The Veterans Resource Center assists UCA veterans and military-connected students with benefits access and utilization. The center also conducts outreach to assist in the successful transition from military service to campus and civilian life.  In this role, … [Read more...]

UCA Hosts Annual Veterans Day Event

The University of Central Arkansas Veterans Committee hosted its annual Veterans Day event in McCastlain Hall on Nov. 11 to honor those who served in the military. This year was even more special because it marked the centennial since the original interment of the Unknown Soldier. Pinnacle Brass, the resident brass quintet of UCA, welcomed attendees with patriotic music and accompanied … [Read more...]

UCA EARNS 2021-22 MILITARY FRIENDLY® SCHOOL DESIGNATION

The University of Central Arkansas has earned the 2021-22 Military Friendly® School designation. Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. Over 1,200 schools participated in the 2021-22 survey, with 747 earning the designation. “UCA is proud to welcome active military service members and ve … [Read more...]

VETERAN SERVICES OFFICE RECEIVES GIFTS TO ENDOW SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The University of Central Arkansas Veteran Services Office recently received donations that helped to establish the Military Scholarship Fund. Counseling Associates Inc. and Professional Counseling Associates, as well as Acxiom Corp., provided the funds to the campus Veteran Services Office. The fund will aid veteran students and families by bolstering emotional support and meeting their … [Read more...]

UCA 2018 VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION

The University of Central Arkansas and the City of Conway will host the 21st annual Veterans Day Celebration on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 1 p.m. in the Prince Center on the UCA campus. The event will honor all veterans of the U.S. armed forces and also celebrate 50 years of the U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program at UCA, which is called the Bayonet Battalion. Maj. Gen. Walter … [Read more...]

UCA TO HOST AIR FORCE BRASS QUINTET

By Megan Bailey College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office The United States Air Force Band of Mid-America Mobility Brass Quintet will perform a public concert Nov. 9 at the University of Central Arkansas in the Snow Fine Arts Recital Hall. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Mobility Brass is made up of five brass musicians and one … [Read more...]

20TH ANNUAL VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION TO BE HELD AT UCA

The University of Central Arkansas and city of Conway will host the 20th annual Veterans Day Celebration on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. on the lawn outside McAlister Hall on the campus of UCA. The formal ceremony begins at 1:40 p.m. The rain location is McCastlain Ballroom. The theme for this year’s celebration is “100 Years of Women in the Military.” Brig. Gen. Patricia Anslow and Arkansas Su … [Read more...]

UCA professor recognized for service to veterans

By Sarah Kinder University Relations and Creative Services Office CONWAY- A University of Central Arkansas professor received the Veterans Educator Award from Student Veterans of America. Dr. Chris Craun, assistant professor of history and headmaster of Minton Commuter College, accepted the award at a recognition event in April. “I'm honored to be recognized by the veterans at UCA,” said … [Read more...]