Edessa Walton was recently selected as the new Industry Outreach and Community Education Director the University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana. Walton previously served at the college as the Financial Aid Analyst for Dual Enrollment.
She received an Associate of Arts in General Education at UACCH, a Bachelor of Science in Education at Henderson State University, and a Master of Science in Adult and Higher Education from Texas A&M University Texarkana.
“I am passionate about our mission to build and strengthen relationships with our industry partners throughout the region and to expand our offerings in community education,” said Walton. “Our participation in ongoing efforts to develop connections between area public schools and industry and manufacturing is very exciting. Exposing students to local career opportunities and creating a better-prepared workforce are vital factors in growing our community. The future holds infinite promise.”
The Industry Outreach and Community Education Division at UAHT provides continuing education opportunities to our communities and businesses to promote personal growth, enrichment, and competitiveness within the economy.
The division offers classes to serve the comprehensive educational needs of the community. Recognizing that the educational needs of any individual are not only academic and career oriented, but also cultural and vocational, the staff designs and arranges non-credit and credit courses, workshops, seminars, and activities which offer opportunities to meet these needs.
For more information, contact Edessa Walton at 870.722.8102.