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
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.