Underwood to Leave UAFS for Alumni Role, Hale to Assume Duties
Dr. Elizabeth Underwood, formerly the associate vice chancellor for government and university relations at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, will be returning to her alma mater, the University of North Carolina at Asheville, to serve as the senior director of alumni relations. Her last day at UAFS is May 25.
UAFS Professor, Graduate Secure $10,000 Grant
When University of Arkansas – Fort Smith graduate Hunter Delarm of Macon, Mo., began working in the Department of External Funding at UAFS to help find grants for the university, he never imagined he would end up receiving a grant that would help him in his studies.
UAFS Professor to Travel to Spain through Lucille Speakman Endowment
Thanks to a $2,500 grant through an endowment from the UAFS Foundation honoring Lucille Speakman, one University of Arkansas – Fort Smith professor will travel to Spain to study religious artwork and gain knowledge that will benefit both her and her students.
Graduates Receive First Master’s Degrees from UAFS
Two years ago, the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith received accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission to begin offering its first master’s degree in healthcare administration. Now, two years later, the first graduating class walked across the stage to receive their degrees at the university’s commencement ceremonies held last weekend.
Sixteen Summer Camps Offered through UAFS
Sixteen camps offered this summer through the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will give local children and teenagers the opportunity for fun in the areas of music, science and engineering and athletics.
UAFS Student Designs, 3D Prints Lightsaber
A University of Arkansas – Fort Smith student was able to fuse his love of science fiction with his talent in three-dimensional design this semester when he conceptualized, designed and 3D-printed the base of a lightsaber as part of his studies at UAFS.
Two UAFS Grads Commissioned as Second Lieutenants
Two University of Arkansas – Fort Smith graduates were honored with a ceremony May 12 signaling the end of their participation in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program at UAFS and their commissioning as second lieutenants in the armed forces.
UAFS History Club to Hold Cemetery Preservation Workshops
The History Club at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will be conducting workshops throughout the summer on cemetery preservation for community members in the Fort Smith and northwest Arkansas areas.
Kradel, Hale Give Advice to Graduates at UAFS Commencement
Eileen Kradel and Dr. Georgia Hale gave differing but useful advice to graduates of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith during the university’s commencement ceremonies held May 13 in the Stubblefield Center.
UAFS NUMA Awards Given at Ceremony
University of Arkansas – Fort Smith students, alumni, registered student organizations and advisers were awarded for their hard work throughout the school year during the 14th annual NUMAs Awards ceremony held in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center.

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