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UAPB to offer two new degree programs this fall

PINE BLUFF, AR – The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) has expanded its degree offerings to include its first engineering degree, Agricultural Engineering, and a Hospitality and Tourism Management degree program. The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved the programs at its meeting on May 24 after both previously received the approval of… Continue reading UAPB to offer two new degree programs this fall

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University of Arkansas – Pine Bluff Athletics to hold ribbon-cutting ceremony for Arena Renovations

PINE BLUFF, AR – The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will begin a big day of events with the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the renovated H.O. Clemmons Arena Saturday, January 5 at 3 p.m. The ceremony will be held at the main entrance of the arena prior to the Arkansas-Pine Bluff women’s and men’s basketball… Continue reading University of Arkansas – Pine Bluff Athletics to hold ribbon-cutting ceremony for Arena Renovations

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Dr. Steve Perry to deliver the Fall Commencement Address at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Noted educator and author Dr. Steve Perry will deliver the commencement address to fall 2018 graduates of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) on Friday, December 14 at 10:00 a.m. The free, public event will be held at the Pine Bluff Convention Center arena with procession beginning at 9:45 a.m. Dr. Perry is… Continue reading Dr. Steve Perry to deliver the Fall Commencement Address at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

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$2.2 Million Gift from Windgate Foundation to Benefit Student Scholarships at UAPB

  PINE BLUFF, AR – The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) announced it has received a $2.2 million gift from the Windgate Foundation (Windgate) to establish the Windgate Foundation Scholarship Endowment and fund the John Miller Howard Art and Education Legacy Exhibition (Howard Exhibition) at the Leedell Moorehead-Graham Fine Arts Gallery at the… Continue reading $2.2 Million Gift from Windgate Foundation to Benefit Student Scholarships at UAPB

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UAPB wins SWAC Men’s XC Title, McCoy named SWAC Men’s XC Coach of the Year

CLINTON, MS – The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff placed four runners in the top 20 to bring home the 2018 Southwestern Athletic Conference Men’s Cross Country title, their fist since 1993. The Golden Lions tallied 62 points, beating Prairie View A&M. The Panthers finished second for consecutive seasons, scoring 76 points. Grambling State… Continue reading UAPB wins SWAC Men’s XC Title, McCoy named SWAC Men’s XC Coach of the Year

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UAPB alumnus Dr. Miron Billingsley appointed as Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at Lincoln University

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Lincoln University of Missouri has named Arkansas native and UAPB alumnus, Dr. Miron P. Billingsley as the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students. Billingsley will begin serving on September 4. Dr. Billingsley has countless years of experience in higher education as a professor, dean, director and vice… Continue reading UAPB alumnus Dr. Miron Billingsley appointed as Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at Lincoln University

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Lifelong UAPB Educator and Chancellor Emeritus Dr. Carolyn F. Blakely to be inducted into Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame

PINE BLUFF, AR – Lifelong educator and chancellor emeritus Dr. Carolyn F. Blakely of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB), to be inducted into the Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame. While at UAPB, she developed the Honors College and served as Dean. At the request of students, it was renamed in her honored.… Continue reading Lifelong UAPB Educator and Chancellor Emeritus Dr. Carolyn F. Blakely to be inducted into Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame

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The Untold Story of UAPB Student Treston Hawkins, Standing Tall: Treston Hawkins

PINE BLUFF, AR – In November 2014, two University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) students Balton Coleman, and Treston Hawkins were involved in a deadly pedestrian accident in Pine Bluff. Balton, his girlfriend, and Treston were out and about when they ran out of gas on Olive and Main Street. Balton and Treston than… Continue reading The Untold Story of UAPB Student Treston Hawkins, Standing Tall: Treston Hawkins

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Simmons Bank Gifts $2.5 Million Towards UAPB Athletics Upgrades, Largest Contribution in University History

PINE BLUFF, AR – On Tuesday, the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) announced a $2.5 million gift from Simmons Bank for upgrades to the football and baseball athletics facilities. According to a press release from the university, the gift is the largest in UAPB history and will fund a new football stadium scoreboard… Continue reading Simmons Bank Gifts $2.5 Million Towards UAPB Athletics Upgrades, Largest Contribution in University History

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Mother and daughter set to graduate together from the University of Arkansas – Pine Bluff

PINE BLUFF, AR – In May 2018, Patricia Shavers, 50, and her daughter, Sharra Shavers, 22, will accomplish a goal that most parents and children aren’t able to experience at the same time. During the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff’s 158th commencement on May 12, they will both receive bachelor degrees. According to both… Continue reading Mother and daughter set to graduate together from the University of Arkansas – Pine Bluff