Saturday, November 17, 2018
The University of Arkansas Cossatot Foundation will accept donations on Nov. 27, for #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that takes place the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.
Spring 2019 classes and financial aid are open for enrollment for new and continuing students at the University of Arkansas Cossatot in Ashdown, De Queen, Nashville, and online.
Lions Club President Jeff Brown introduced Student of the Month Katelyn Patterson, a senior at De Queen High School, to club members during their regular noon meeting Tuesday at Tres Agaves Restaurant. Patterson is president of the National Honor Society, student council and show choir. She …
Monday, November 12, 2018
LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas Cossatot honors Marvin Terrell, of Nashville, as 2018 Outstanding Faculty and Christine Vertiz, of De Queen, as 2018 Outstanding Staff at an award ceremony held at the annual Arkansas Community Colleges conference at the Little Rock Marriott.
LITTLE ROCK - The University of Arkansas Cossatot honored Fernando Balderas, of De Queen, as 2018 Outstanding Alum and Andrea Jones, of Foreman, as 2018 Academic All-Star at an award ceremony held at the annual Arkansas Community Colleges conference at the Little Rock Marriott.
Bradly Lewellen from Arkansas Tech University, visited with De Queen students during lunch on Friday.
On Nov. 5, the state Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters Program (HIPPY) held its yearly conference at the Convention Center in Hot Springs. This event recognizes someone in Arkansas to receive the 2018 Arkansas Home Visiting Professional of the Year Award. This year, Karen …
The University of Arkansas Cossatot honored staff and faculty members for five, 10, and 20 years of distinguished service during the college’s October Faculty/Staff Meeting. Recipients are Christine Vertiz, Susanne Ward, Erika Buenrrostro, and David Sirmon.
Vertiz, a resident of De Queen, has been with the college for 20 years. Before joining UA Cossatot, she worked 25 years in the poultry industry until her young daughter’s battles with cancer forced her to leave work. Her own health then declined, landing her in a nursing home for two years. During that time, Vertiz started classes at UA Cossatot while also working as a part-time tutor. She completed her Associate of Arts degree and then Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Vertiz is now the college’s Testing Coordinator. She loves making students feel a little more at ease as they come in to take an exam. Always wearing a smile, Vertiz strives to make a difference in whatever way she can, just as she feels the college has made a difference in her life.
Ward is a lifelong resident of Ashdown and has been with UA Cossatot for 10 years. An alumni of the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Education, she began her service as the Disability Coordinator and transitioned to Director of Student Services in 2017. She completed the Little River County Leadership class in 2010 and the Arkansas Community Colleges Leadership program in 2018. During her time as Disability Coordinator, Ward assisted students with disabilities in overcoming obstacles and accomplishing their academic and career goals. As Director of Student Services, Ward works to improve retention and attainment by ensuring all student serving departments work together for a better student experience. She continues to add value through her commitment to students and their success.
Buenrrostro, a resident of De Queen, has been with UA Cossatot for 5 years. She began her time at the college as a college recruiter, continuing to focus on Hispanic recruitment. Buenrrostro’s efforts, along with a college wide effort, lead to the college being named as a Hispanic-Serving Intuition (HSI) by the US Department of Education for the year 2017-2018. This made UA Cossatot the first and only HSI in the state of Arkansas. Buenrrostro now serves as the new Center for Student Success Coordinator, providing workshops, study space, mentoring, and food assistance on campus and community outreach in the college’s service areas. She has also served as Colts Club Soccer Sponsor, Student Diversity Association Sponsor, and now Rotaract Co-Sponsor. Her energy and care for students continue to push the college to increase student success.
Sirmon, a resident of Dierks, has been with the college for 5 years as a Workforce Development Coordinator. Sirmon leverages his previous managerial experience within the poultry industry and 12 years as a retail business owner to assist companies and their employees in becoming more competitive through quality, cost-effective training. He also manages a variety of activities involving the placement of graduates, students, and community members into identified employment opportunities---including the college’s Virtual Career Center at www.cccua.edu/getajob and Arkansas Career Readiness Certifications recognized by multiple area employers.
Friday, November 09, 2018
DE QUEEN - Honor rolls for the first nine weeks at De Queen Middle School have been announced as follows:
Thursday, November 08, 2018
De Queen Middle School October Good Citizens: Keri Staggs, Olivia Cooley, Joshua Mendez, Ian Johnson. Students that have demonstrated Good Citizenship (helpful to teachers and other students, no office referrals, etc.) are chosen at the end of each month.
A group of Pre-AP Biology students from De Queen High School, traveled to Magnolia for the 2018 Stem Science and Engineering Open House held at the SAU Campus on Oct. 26. The students had the opportunity to experience virtual reality, type their own blood, and read each other’s brainwave act…
Monday, November 05, 2018
On Thursday, Nov. 1, Legacy Academy hosted a Student Showcase featuring student work for parents, grandparents and friends to see.
The University of Arkansas Cossatot Foundation received a Legacy 2020 capital campaign donation from UA Cossatot Medical Education Instructor Kay Trotta of De Queen.
At an open house event on Oct. 19, the University of Arkansas Cossatot Lockesburg Industrial Maintenance Institute (LIMI) was commended as a model for the rest of the state and a successful collaborative educational effort among higher education, K-12 institutions, local industries, and stat…
LITTLE ROCK — Nallely Lopez of De Queen, is one of a group of students who presented at the Open Education Southern Symposium held Oct. 1-2 at the University of Arkansas.
Thursday, November 01, 2018
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
The University of Arkansas Cossatot held it’s annual college fair for 270 high school juniors and seniors from Howard, Little River, Sevier counties at the UA Cossatot Bank of Lockesburg Gymnasium on Oct. 18. Students were able to visit with 26 colleges, universities, and other educational i…
Two-hundred-and-fifty students and community members were served during the University of Arkansas Cossatot’s Center for Student Success two-hour health fair providing free flu shots and health education held on Oct. 18 at the De Queen campus and on Oct. 25 at the Nashville campus.
For the fifteenth year in a row, the University of Arkansas Cossatot provided lunch to the participants of the Disabled Youth Deer Hunt on the Jones Ranch located near Mineral Springs.
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Education! It’s a character builder! A life-long process that is never finished. Arkansas Extension Homemakers Council (AEHC) members keep up to date in these rapidly changing times through lessons on all phases of family living and special interest topics presented by speakers, educators an…
Monday, October 22, 2018
De Queen Rotary Club presented the U of A Cossatot Non-traditional Scholarship to Laurie Alvarado. Alvarado is the mother of four kids and is currently pursuing her RN degree. She told club members she was interested in the medical field due to challenges in her own life and the desire to he…
Monday, October 15, 2018
University of Central Arkansas representative Camden Nutt visited with De Queen students during lunch on Monday. Bear Facts Day is Oct. 20.
De Queen Junior High School September Good Citizens are, left to right: Nathan Patterson, Marlen Perez, Wendy Victoriano, Romeo Timothy. Students that have demonstrated Good Citizenship (helpful to teachers and other students, no office referrals, etc.) are chosen at the end of each month.
Friday, October 12, 2018
Horatio Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, Oct. 8 in the elementary cafeteria.
University of Arkansas Board of Trustees Chair Mark Waldrip and his wife, Angela, recently visited UA Cossatot campuses in De Queen and Lockesburg. The tour offered a chance to visit with faculty and staff as well as presenting an overview of innovative student resources on the De Queen camp…
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Umpire schools will be having their Fall Festival on Friday, Oct. 12. Concession will open at 5 p.m. and the event will be from 6-8 p.m. Elementary will be having a concession stand selling pizza, nachos, drinks and baked items.
Friday, October 05, 2018
DeQueen ABC Preschool participated in Spirit Week Friday and showed their support for the Leopards for homecoming.
LITTLE ROCK — Kolbie Tollett, of De Queen is one of 141 first-year law students who started at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law during the fall 2018 semester.
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
The following students were vote as August-September Good Citizens by their teachers: Matthew Bruce, Braulio Duran-Hernandez, Zae-Lei Frachiseur and Joana Barrientos. Students that have demonstrated Good Citizenship (helpful to teachers and other students, no office referrals, etc.) are chos…
A taste testing focus group lunch sampling was held at Horatio High School the afternoon of Sept. 26, as students from Ms. Ashley Elmore’s entrepreneurial experience (LionMerch) class got to preview and critique new recipes that may be offered to students in the near future.
Monday, October 01, 2018
Alex Harbison, a recruiter with the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, visits with De Queen students during lunch last Friday. UA Little Rock is a central Arkansas university that offers students traditional and online classes with diplomas in over 100 degree programs.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
The University of Arkansas Cossatot Foundation chartered and welcomed seven new members to the Young Alumni Board at a video conference held on Aug.14.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Tyler Hill from Henderson State University, visited with De Queen High School students during lunch today. Henderson State University is a public liberal arts university in Arkadelphia.
Monday, September 24, 2018
Landon Bennett (top) and Trinity Cox, students at Legacy Academy, with Mrs. Mary Ditzel, recently wrote and submitted poems in a national student poetry contest. Bennett wrote a poem titled “All About Me”. Cox’s poem was named “How I Feel”. Both poems have been chosen by The America Library …
The University of Arkansas Cossatot and University of Arkansas System’s eVersity announced that UA Cossatot Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Director Tamla Heminger has been named a winner in Blackboard’s Exemplary Course Program (ECP). The awards program recognizes faculty and course …
Friday, September 21, 2018
The University of Arkansas Cossatot Physical Therapist Assistant Program will host a continuing education course for physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, physical therapists assistants, and occupational therapy assistants on March 9 and 10, 2019 on the …
Thursday, September 20, 2018
The University of Arkansas Cossatot offers welding and pipe welding 8-week courses that begin on Oct. 8.
INDIANAPOLIS – The University of Arkansas Cossatot collegiate FFA chapter in De Queen, Ark., has been awarded a fall semester-Long Living to Serve grant for $1,200. The nationwide program provides grant money to local FFA chapters to support semester-long service-learning projects that addre…
Horatio Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, Sept. 17 in the administration building.
NASHVILLE — The University of Arkansas Cossatot Board of Visitors met for a regularly scheduled meeting on Sept. 10, at the UA Cossatot Nashville campus.
Monday, September 17, 2018
The University of Arkansas Cossatot Collegiate FFA student organization announced four officers and five scholarship recipients.
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Monday, September 10, 2018
The University of Arkansas Cossatot honored staff and faculty members for 10, 15, 20, and 25 years of distinguished service during the college’s fall in-service. Recipients are Brenda Morris, Tammy Coleman, Charlotte Johnson, Mike Kinkade, Kelly Plunk, Laura Riddle, Linda Young, Karen Arbuck…
LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas at Little Rock announces its spring 2018 graduates.
MAGNOLIA, ARK — Students were honored with undergraduate and graduate degrees at Southern Arkansas University's Summer Commencement ceremonies on Aug. 3, 2018.