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Monday, September 21, 2020
Thursday, September 03, 2020

UA Cossatot's YouthBuild program offers teenagers and young adults the chance to enter a program where students will learn skills to prepare for skilled and technical careers. Before receiving acceptance into the program, students are required to complete two weeks of Mental Toughness Traini…

On Wednesday, Sept. 2,  Governor Asa Hutchinson announced a partnership between the Arkansas Department of Agriculture and the Arkansas Department of Education. This agreement will allow waivers to school districts to provide free meals to all students for the first semester of school up to …

Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Tuesday, August 25, 2020

De Queen Public School officials said they would like to thank the team members at Pilgrims for their generous donation of more than 6.000 bottles of water for De Queen students. "It’s another example of how our community leaders are coming together to tackle the challenges associated with r…

Monday, August 24, 2020

In an effort to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus within De Queen School District staff and student body district officials are asking all parents/guardians of students who will be in attendance on-site, and all employees, to notify the designated point of contact immediately when the…

Friday, August 21, 2020

De Queen Public Schools and the De Queen Police Department would like to remind the public of some very important rules and procedures for those who are driving their students to school. Below is a list of rules and procedures to keep in mind as we return to school on

UA Cossatot is one of the 22 community colleges in Arkansas that is represented by the Arkansas Community College’s (ACC) non-profit association. Every year, the ACC association holds a conference where four award winners are recognized from each college. UA Cossatot has announced its four a…

Thursday, August 20, 2020

While the first year on their new campus in Lockesburg was cut short due to the covid-19 pandemic, Legacy Academy, which begins its 13th school year on Aug. 31, will kick off the new year with a record enrollment that has already surpassed 120 students. 

Friday, August 14, 2020

University of Arkansas Cossatot has announced its continuing education schedule for the fall 2020 semester. The college’s continuing education department offers classes and training that are available to train for a new career, gain a new skill, grow a business or personally enrich life.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Clark Contractors out of Little Rock, has finished construction of the new De Queen High School. The building project was under contract for the amount of $13,657,107. At the August 2020 school board meeting, Superintendent Jason Sanders shared the good news that the project was completed on…

Monday, August 03, 2020

UA Cossatot recently became the second college in Arkansas to offer a YouthBuild program. YouthBuild programs provide educational training and occupational skill development to students ages 16 to 24. In the program, students can choose two skill pathways to obtain employment in construction…

Monday, July 27, 2020

On July 23, UA Cossatot Chancellor Dr. Steve Cole spoke at the Capitol during the Education Committee meeting of the Arkansas Legislative Council. At the meeting, Cole shared UA Cossatot’s fall 2020 covid-19 plan, which is now available for the public to view on the college’s website.  

Friday, July 24, 2020

As a new academic year approaches, UA Cossatot wants to encourage high school students to visit with a UA Cossatot Career Coach. UA Cossatot career coaches work within high schools and provide several services to help secondary students get ahead. UA Cossatot currently employs four career co…

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Students interested in receiving financial aid assistance for the 2020-2021 academic year still have time to apply for three state scholarships. These three scholarships include the Academic Challenge Scholarship, the Arkansas Future Grant Scholarship, and the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship.

Due to work conflicts with many family members of the Class of 2020, the De Queen High School graduation ceremony has been moved from Friday, July 31 to Saturday, Aug. 1. They will still have three ceremonies during the day in the arena; one at 11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m.  The high school wi…

Monday, July 20, 2020
Thursday, July 16, 2020

UA Cossatot will begin Phase 3 of its summer reopening plan on Monday, July 20. Phase 3 means that UA Cossatot will be getting closer to a normal workday for employees and students. Phase 3 has all 12-month employees coming back to campus after many were working remotely during the covid-19 …

Thursday, July 09, 2020

On Thursday, July 9, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced that the start of the school year would be delayed in order to give school districts more time to prepare for the 2020-21 school year.De Queen Public Schools will now begin the 2020-21 school year on Monday, Aug. 24.

The U.S. Department of Labor announced earlier this year that they were awarding $85 million to support and expand YouthBuild programs across the country. YouthBuild provides at-risk youth, ages 16-24, with education and occupational skill development to obtain employment in construction and…

Saturday, July 04, 2020

The De Queen School District is sending out a survey to district parents and guardians regarding the return to school this fall. They ask that readers help out by clicking the links below (English version and Spanish version) to go to the survey. 

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The University of Arkansas Cossatot will safely re-open its four campuses by appointment starting Monday, June 29, for anyone wanting to register for classes or seek help from a UA Cossatot employee.  Due to covid-19, UA Cossatot’s campuses have been temporarily closed but will now be re-ope…

Friday, June 26, 2020
Monday, June 22, 2020

Southern Arkansas University has awarded a Blue and Gold Scholarship valued at $26,400, to De Queen honor graduate Jesus Wences. Wences is the son of Jose and Maria Wences. He is a member of National Honor Society, FCCLA, Quiz Bowl, GT Interact and Leopard football. Wences plans to major in …

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Anthony Sanchez was the recipient of Rotary’s $1,000 scholarship for Outstanding Senior Male. Selection is based on outstanding leadership and academic achievements along with involvement in Rotary events. Sanchez has served as Interact President for two years and assisted Rotarians with the…

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Monday, June 15, 2020

The Division of Professional Studies department at UA Cossatot announced that a new Digital Media and Marketing degree will be available this fall. The new degree is the result of input from local business owners and the quickly changing way that businesses market their products as well as c…

Globally, the nursing profession is celebrating a milestone in 2020, as the World Health Organization declares it the International Year of the Nurse. Due to the covid-19 pandemic, nurses are making enormous sacrifices in these challenging times. UA Cossatot is proud to celebrate nurses ever…

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Students planning to pursue a career in the medical field or who are considering the medical field as a career option can receive an affordable medical certificate of proficiency or a technical certificate at UA Cossatot. The college is offering a Certificate of Proficiency in Medical Transc…

Monday, June 08, 2020

The Secondary Career Center at UA Cossatot is a high school program designed to help teenagers earn college credit in technical programs while still in high school. UA Cossatot recently awarded 70 students from the Secondary Career Center with 81 certificates. The college also awarded 1,816 …

De Queen Public Schools are currently working on preparations for the 2020-2021 school year and creating plans that align with state guidelines for the return to on-sight learning. The first day of school is Aug. 13. Currently, the school district is providing therapy services to those in need.

Friday, June 05, 2020

The University of Arkansas Cossatot will be hosting four drive-thru registration events at each campus on June 18 and 19 for students to enroll in classes for the fall semester and July four-week flex courses. Students will also have the opportunity to speak with advisors, ask questions, and…

Due to the covid-19 pandemic, many colleges and universities across the nation are offering the majority of their classes strictly online. With so much uncertainty about on-campus course work, college students are being encouraged to sign up for courses with an online format. UA Cossatot, th…

Monday, June 01, 2020
Saturday, May 30, 2020
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

UA Cossatot is offering several online courses this summer that are available in four-week, six-week, and eight-week terms. Most of these courses will begin on Monday, June 1, and it is not too late to sign up for classes.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

We are now several months in to the COVID-19 outbreak and UA Cossatot has been working diligently to ensure the safety of our students, staff, and community. Now that we know our summer courses will be offered online, our attention has already shifted to how we will approach the Fall 2020 se…

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Friday, May 15, 2020

Brian Hankins is a Lockesburg resident who graduated from UA Cossatot. At an early age, Hankins envisioned himself working for local law enforcement.  Today he works for the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office as an investigator, choosing to help and serve those in his community.