Rotaract Club

The Rotaract Club, left to right: (first row) America Rojas, Gesille Montiel, Jhamilex Hernandez, Astrid Jasso, Angela Vertiz; (second row) Kendra Rodriguez, Ashlee Dunn, Karina Lopez, Lissette Hernandez; (third/back row) Dustin Roberts, Eruby Rodriguez, Belen Hernandez, and Joel Guerrero.

On Saturday, Aug. 24, UA Cossatot’s student organization, Rotaract, attended a conference at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville. The theme of the conference was how to connect, network and get inspired to create projects that benefit people locally and across the globe. 

The UA Cossatot Rotaract attendees included Eruby Rodriguez, Belen Hernandez, Joel Guerrero, Kendra Rodriguez, Ashlee Dunn, Karina Lopez, Lissette Hernandez, America Rojas, Gesille Montiel, Jhamilex Hernandez, Astrid Jasso, and Angela Vertiz. Rotaract sponsor Dustin Roberts also attended the conference. Rotaract is the college level of Rotary for individuals 18 to 30 years old. It is designed for young leaders to help develop innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

Interact Club

The Interact Club, from left to right: (front row) Alicia Salazar; (back row) Dalene Velazquez, Blanco Morales, Alma Puga, Abby Ponce, and Anthony Sanchez.

De Queen High School’s Interact Club also attended the conference in Russellville. DHS Interact members that were present for the conference included Dalene Velazquez, Blanco Morales, Alma Puga, Abby Ponce, Anthony Sanchez, and Alicia Salazar. De Queen Rotary Secretary Tammy Huddleston, chaperoned the Interact students at the conference. Interact is a high school organization associated with Rotary. It is a club created to bring together young people ages 12 to 18 to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of service above self.

Rotaract was re-established as a student organization at UA Cossatot last year. UA Cossatot employees Erika Buenrrostro, along with Roberts, serve as Rotaract sponsors.

“It was great attending the conference where Rotaract and Interact members across the state came together for the purpose of making our communities and world a better place to live,” said Roberts. 

To learn more about UA Cossatot’s Rotaract club, contact Roberts at 870-584-1172 or at mailto:droberts@cccua.edu" \t "_blank" droberts@cccua.edu

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