Community Education Adds Variety to Course Offerings


CONWAY, AR—New fall community education courses are being offered to the public through University of Central Arkansas’ Division of Outreach and Community Engagement. Nine classes have been added to the fall course offerings, which are scheduled to begin early-September.

“Community Education is more than reading, writing and arithmetic. It’s a cluster of courses designed to enrich the lives of the residents in Faulkner County and surrounding communities,” says Lawana Hawkins, Coordinator of Community Education at UCA.

Community Education offers lifelong learning opportunities designed to meet a variety of needs and interests in the areas of business, arts, lifestyle and leisure, and technology.

Six courses have been added in the area of health and fitness: four courses sponsored by the American Red Cross, Positive Vibration Reggae Yoga, and Using Essential Oils and Natural Products to Green Your Life and Promote Better Health.

The American Red Cross courses will target both healthcare professionals and the general public. Two courses, CPR/AED Basic and CPR/AED Review, are designed specifically for healthcare professionals and meet the Emergency Cardiovascular Care 2010 guidelines. The general public can register for the American Red Cross’ Family First Aid and Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED. All American Red Cross courses will award an official certification card upon completion.

All courses are open to the public and are non-credit classes. Most classes are held on the campus of UCA and range in course fee.

Registration for fall courses is now open and interested participants can register online at or by calling (501) 450-5811. Selected courses qualify for the Early Bird Discount, which ends August 30.

For more information, contact Lawana Hawkins at or call 501.450.5811.


Lawana Hawkins
Community Education Coordinator
University of Central Arkansas
Outreach & Community Engagement