Welcome to the Dean’s Spotlight! Every week we highlight a different student — and occasionally an alum or faculty member—who’s engaged in an innovative or impactful effort that embodies the spirit of the College of Education and Health Professions. Many thanks to our outstanding communications director, Shannon Magsam, who is doing the heavy lifting on writing and sharing their unique stories here. We hope you enjoy getting to know these individuals as much as we have!
Brian A. Primack, M.D., Ph.D.
Dean, College of Education and Health Professions
This nursing student created a health product to help young Ghanian women stay in school.
He’s a veteran, an immigrant, a father and a non-traditional student at the U of A.
This bilingual speech-language pathology grad uses her problem-solving skills at Arkansas Children’s Northwest.
This Eleanor Mann School of Nursing grad is a pediatric oncology nurse at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
She researches mental health and substance use-related issues among college students and seeks to mitigate the problems her statistics uncover.
She’s a first-generation student whose big dreams include her southern Arkansas hometown.
She offers encouragement and helpful resources to fellow students so they can break through barriers and achieve success.
This U of A grad student teaches yoga to incarcerated women and those transitioning out of prison.
He’s getting the hands-on training he needs to succeed in sport management.
Her dream is to provide medical care to those with little access in rural Northwest Arkansas.
She brought the first Lavender Graduation ceremony to the University of Arkansas.
She’s a U of A Academy for Educational Equity fellow who just won the prestigious Milken Educator Award for Arkansas.
This single mom is able to continue working while earning a bachelor’s degree in nursing through the U of A’s new online L.P.N. to B.S.N. program.
She’s empowering middle school girls with an innovative literacy-based mentoring program.
The U of A alum is in medical school and runs a baseball non-profit for kids in two countries.
She’s launching a second career through U of A’s new Occupational Therapy program.
She’s one of just a few female athletic trainers working in the NBA.
He’s a nursing student who empowers fellow veterans on campus.
She’s helping kids love high school math and computer programming.
She’s ensuring college is accessible for underrepresented and marginalized students.