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UAHT Black History activities conclude with Sunday ceremony

By Rick Kennedy, managing editor
As Black History month draws to a close, so does a month of activities commemorating black history locally at the University of Arkansas in Hope. Finishing up this Sunday will be a special “Hope for the Future” high school honors ceremony recognizing African-American students in the region.
During Sunday afternoon’s ceremony at Hempstead Hall, starting at 3 p.m., African-American high school seniors from Hope High School, Arkansas High School, and Prescott High School with cumulative grade point averages of 3.0 or higher will be honored.
In addition, the keynote speaker for Sunday’s ceremony will be Dr. Tionna Jenkins, who is a senior advisor for the Clinton Foundation in Little Rock. Jenkins has been recognized statewide, featured in articles in Arkansas Business and the Democrat Gazette, and she sits on several prominent boards in Little Rock, like the Board of Trustees for the Philander Smith College.
According to her biography, Jenkins graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Philander Smith College in 2001. She then stayed in Little Rock, attending the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) where she graduated with a Master’s degree in Public Health.
Later, Jenkins earned her Ph.D. in Public Policy attending the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.
For more information on Sunday’s ceremony, contact Christopher Smith, Dean of Student Services at christopher.smith@uacch.edu.

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