The University of Central Arkansas is a state-run institution located in the city of Conway, the seat of Faulkner County, north of Little Rock and is the fourth largest university by enrollment in the U.S. state of Arkansas, and the third largest college system in the state. The school is most respected for its programs in Education, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy. It is also the home of the UCA Honors College as well as four Residential Colleges. Wikipedia.
News Article | April 17, 2017
LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has announced its list of the best colleges and universities in Arkansas for 2017. 20 four-year schools made the list, with John Brown University, Hendrix College, Ouachita Baptist University, Harding University and University of Arkansas taking the lead as the top five. Of the 26 two-year schools that were also included, North Arkansas College, Arkansas State University Mountain Home, Black River Technical College, Pulaski Technical College and Arkansas Northeastern College were the top five. A full list of winning schools is included below. “Arkansas is seeing a record low for unemployment in 2017, which is great news for college grads entering the job market,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “The schools on our list have demonstrated value for not only providing a strong education, but also helping students fulfill career goals after they graduate.” To be included on Arkansas “Best Colleges” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also scored on additional data that includes annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college, career services offered, availability of financial aid and base metrics such as student/teacher ratios and graduation rates. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Arkansas” list, visit: The Best Four-Year Colleges in Arkansas for 2017 include: Arkansas State University-Main Campus Arkansas Tech University Central Baptist College Harding University Henderson State University Hendrix College John Brown University Lyon College Ouachita Baptist University Philander Smith College Southern Arkansas University Main Campus University of Arkansas University of Arkansas at Little Rock University of Arkansas at Monticello University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences University of Arkansas-Fort Smith University of Central Arkansas University of the Ozarks Williams Baptist College The Best Two-Year Colleges in Arkansas for 2017 include: Arkansas Northeastern College Arkansas State University - Beebe Arkansas State University - Mountain Home Arkansas State University - Newport Baptist Health Schools-Little Rock Black River Technical College College of the Ouachitas Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute East Arkansas Community College Mid-South Community College National Park College North Arkansas College NorthWest Arkansas Community College Northwest Technical Institute Ozarka College Phillips Community College Pulaski Technical College Remington College-Little Rock Campus Rich Mountain Community College South Arkansas Community College Southeast Arkansas College Southern Arkansas University Tech University of Arkansas Community College - Batesville University of Arkansas Community College - Morrilton University of Arkansas Hope - Texarkana Arkansas Northeastern College About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.
News Article | April 17, 2017
The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Denise Cobb, PhD, as SIUE provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, during its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, April 6 on the Carbondale campus. Cobb served as interim provost since October 2015. Prior to that appointment, she was assistant provost for academic innovation and effectiveness, and then associate provost for academic affairs since June 2012. In the Office of the Provost, Cobb’s responsibilities and achievements have included: Cobb joined the SIUE Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice Studies in 2003 as an assistant professor in sociology and was promoted to professor in 2015. She has been integrally involved in numerous externally funded research projects with the SIUE Graduate School and is dedicated to broadening participation and success of under-represented student and faculty populations in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) graduate programs. An Arkansas native, Cobb earned a bachelor’s in sociology from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1993 where she was a Donaghey Scholar. She earned a master’s in 1995 from the University of Central Arkansas and a doctorate from Tulane University in 2003. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville provides students with a high quality, affordable education that prepares them for successful careers and lives of purpose to shape a changing world. Built on the foundation of a broad-based liberal education, and enhanced by hands-on research and real-world experiences, the academic preparation SIUE students receive equips them to thrive in the global marketplace and make our communities better places to live. Situated on 2,660 acres of beautiful woodland atop the bluffs overlooking the natural beauty of the Mississippi River’s rich bottomland and only a short drive from downtown St. Louis, the SIUE campus is home to a diverse student body of more than 14,000.
News Article | April 27, 2017
ROGERS, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ecoark Holdings, Inc. (“Ecoark”) (OTCQX: EARK), a diversified holding company, today announced that Susan Chambers and Steven Nelson have joined the company’s Board of Directors. The board additions come after the recent organizational changes to streamline operations and focus key subsidiaries on attaining profitability as the company prepares for its uplisting to the Nasdaq Capital Market. Chambers and Nelson offer invaluable experience to Ecoark as it prepares for the next critical stage of growth. Moreover, their appointments increase the number of independent directors serving on the board to five members, who now represent a majority of the Board. Chambers’ extensive background in retail, with particular emphasis on human resources, executive compensation, supply chain, risk management and technology, will be an asset to the Board and Ecoark. Nelson’s professional background and experience qualify him as an “audit committee financial expert,” as defined by the rules of the SEC, and serve as the basis for his position on the Board and its audit committee. Both new board members’ insights from careers with exchange-traded publicly held companies will be vital as Ecoark prepares for its uplisting. “Susan Chambers has held key senior leadership positions in strategic operational roles, and combined with her service on the board of another public company provides the experience that will be instrumental to our Board,” said Jay Puchir, CEO of Ecoark. “Additionally, Steven Nelson’s history as the former controller of a public company uniquely qualifies him to give direction to Ecoark on general accounting and financial matters as well as areas in corporate governance and risk management that the company will now address.” Susan Chambers has over 30 years of experience in the retail industry, and, since July 2015, has served as principal of Chambers Consulting LLC. She previously served as the Chief Human Resource Officer for Walmart from 2006 to her retirement in July 2015. Prior to serving as Chief Human Resource Officer, Chambers served in various positions at Walmart, including Vice President of Application Development — Merchandising and Supply Chain Systems and Senior Vice President of Risk Management, Retirement and Benefits. Before joining Walmart, Chambers served as Director of Application Development at Hallmark Cards, Inc., where she had roles of increasing responsibility in IT and finance over a 14-year tenure. Chambers also currently serves on the Board of Directors of USA Truck, Inc. (NASDAQ:USAK) and as chair of its executive compensation committee. Chambers will chair Ecoark’s compensation committee. Steven Nelson joins Ecoark’s Board with 35 years of experience as a CPA and extensive experience as controller of a publicly traded company. He has been a lecturer for the Department of Accounting at the University of Central Arkansas since 2015. Previously, Nelson served as Vice-President, Controller of Dillard’s, Inc. (NYSE:DDS), where he was responsible for administering all aspects of financial accounting and reporting. He maintains an active license as a CPA in the State of Arkansas, and regularly develops and delivers continuing professional education presentations for CPAs in Arkansas. Nelson will chair Ecoark’s audit committee. The two new directors come at a pivotal time in Ecoark’s history, as it positions itself for aggressive growth through strategic acquisitions while helping its current subsidiaries focus on increasing sales and attaining profitability in order to increase shareholder value. About Ecoark Holdings Inc. Founded in 2011, Ecoark Holdings, Inc. is a diversified holding company focused on delivering long-term shareholder value. The company currently has three wholly-owned subsidiaries: Zest Labs, Pioneer Products and Magnolia Solar. For more information, please visit www.ecoarkusa.com, and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn. 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News Article | May 22, 2017
HOUSTON, TX, May 22, 2017-- Recently the firm hosted a fellow business associate at their HQ, who offered his advice and experience to help the company maintain their spectacular momentum.Based in Houston, Texas Empire Z is helping to bring marketing campaigns to life using a unique, tailored approach. The company creates, implements and manages live marketing promotions for a wide variety of brands, initiating face to face customer communication and delivering a quality brand experience. By tailoring these communications to fit the needs of each customer they meet, Empire Z is raising the bar in customer service and helping their clients' brands to secure better customer loyalty, stronger market presence and a higher ROI.About Empire Z: http://www.empirezusa.com/about-us/ For the firm's founder and CEO Bing Zou, launching the company to such a positive reception has been incredibly rewarding. Zou started out as an international student at the University of Central Arkansas and worked relentlessly within the sales and marketing industry to gain the skills and experiences needed to open his own business. After joining a successful firm back in Arkansas Zou was able to gain real, hands-on experience and learn how to overcome the challenges faced by entrepreneurs which set the pace for his success and allowed him to launch Empire Z.In the wake of this achievement, the firm recently had a principal business associate visit their headquarters. The associate in question played a prominent role in Bing's business journey - offering him his first opportunity to work within the sales and marketing industry. During the visit, Empire Z was keen to learn from this highly experienced business owner, who has run a successful sales and marketing firm for many years and has become a renowned mentor in his field.The associate was highly impressed with Empire Z, and the mark the company has made already on the sales and marketing industry in a relatively short period. The feedback of this trusted individual has given Empire Z a surge of optimism and motivated the firm to seek out new opportunities for growth and expansion across the USA. 'Empire is our name, so it's only right that we focus on building one' states CEO Bing Zou. 'I want to show those I have worked with along the way that their support was well invested, and working in sales and marketing has taught me to create opportunities, so right now for Empire Z, the sky is the limit'.Find out more about Empire Z by 'liking' them on Facebook and by following them on Twitter @EmpireZ_Inc Contact:Bing Zou832-588-8286
News Article | May 19, 2017
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Arkansas Virtual Academy (ARVA), an accredited, full-time, online public school serving students in grades K-12, will celebrate the Class of 2017 at a commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 20, at the Little Rock First Baptist Church. ARVA combines online instruction and hands-on curriculum with the support of Arkansas-licensed teachers who are available online and by phone. Through a rigorous, engaging curriculum and profession-focused courses for a competitive edge, students have access to an individualized learning plan for educational success. Collectively, the 2017 graduating class reports being offered over $215,000 in scholarships to colleges and universities including University of Central Arkansas, Southern Arkansas University, Williams Baptist College, Oklahoma City University, University of Arkansas Community College of Batesville, Crowley’s Ridge College and University of Arkansas at Monticello. Details of the graduation ceremony are as follows: Arkansas Virtual Academy is a full-time online public school serving students in grades K through 12. As part of the Arkansas public school system, ARVA is tuition-free, giving parents and families the choice to access the engaging curriculum and tools provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s leading provider of proprietary K-12 curriculum and online education programs. For more information about ARVA, visit http://arva.k12.com. K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) is driving innovation and advancing the quality of education by delivering state-of-the-art, digital learning platforms and technology to students and school districts across the globe. K12’s curriculum serves over 2,000 schools and school districts and has delivered more than four million courses over the past decade. K12 is a company consisting of thousands of online school educators providing instruction, academic services, and learning solutions to public schools and districts, traditional classrooms, blended school programs, and directly to families. The K12 program is offered through K12 partner public schools in 33 states and the District of Columbia, and through private schools serving students in all 50 states and more than 100 countries. More information can be found at K12.com.
News Article | May 23, 2017
BestColleges.com, a leading provider of higher education information and resources, today announced a series of new rankings focused on degree opportunities in the Social Services. “The most rewarding work is having the opportunity to help others. We celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month by releasing a new series of rankings that feature online education programs in the Social Services. Our goal is to inspire, grow, and expand the all-important workforce that specializes in mental health and social services,” said Stephanie Snider, General Manager, BestColleges.com The Rankings with the top ten schools from each list of twenty-five: Bachelor’s in Sociology 1. University of Central Florida 2. Arizona State University - Tempe 3. Central Washington University 4. Brandman University 5. University of Colorado Denver 6. University of Nebraska at Omaha 7. Fort Hays State University 8. Oregon State University 9. North Dakota State University 10. South Dakota State University Bachelor’s in Psychology 1. University of Central Florida 2. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 3. Liberty University 4. University of North Dakota 5. University of Florida - Online 6. Trine University - Regional/Non-Traditional Campuses 7. LeTourneau University 8. University of Massachusetts - Lowell 9. Florida International University 10. Old Dominion University Bachelor’s in Counseling 1. John Wesley University 2. Johnson University 3. Indiana Wesleyan University - Marion 4. University of Cincinnati 5. University of South Dakota 6. Crown College 7. Northwestern State University of Louisiana 8. Oral Roberts University 9. Grace College and Theological Seminary 10. University of Central Arkansas Master’s in Psychology 1. Harvard University 2. University of Georgia 3. Touro University Worldwide 4. Nova Southeastern University 5. Adler Graduate School 6. Adler University 7. William James College 8. The University of Tennessee - Knoxville 9. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Los Angeles 10. Carlos Albizu University - Miami Master’s in Social Work 1. Columbia University in the City of New York 2. University of Southern California 3. Case Western Reserve University 4. Boston University 5. University of Central Florida 6. Fordham University 7. University of Denver 8. University at Buffalo 9. Ohio State University 10. California State University - Long Beach Master’s in School Counseling 1. Lehigh University 2. New York University 3. Wake Forest University 4. Liberty University 5. University of Missouri - Columbia 6. University of North Dakota 7. University of West Alabama 8. Seton Hall University 9. Concordia University - Wisconsin 10. Missouri Baptist University Full rankings can be found on each subject page by following the hyperlink in the titles. The 2017 rankings reflect the most recent data compiled from IPEDS and the College Navigator, both of which are hosted by the National Center for Education Statistics. The goal is to objectively assess relative quality based on academic outcomes, affordability, and the breadth and depth of online learning opportunities. Each school must meet the minimum criteria of being an accredited public or private, not-for-profit institution, and submit an annual report the the National Center for Education Statistics. More information on methodology can be found here: http://www.bestcolleges.com/subject-ranking-methodology/ About BestColleges.com: BestColleges.com helps prospective students find the school that best meets their needs through proprietary research, user-friendly guides, and hundreds of unique college rankings. They also provide a wide array of college planning, financial aid, and career resources to help all students get the most from their education and prepare them for the world after college.