Jim and Lindy Franks establish Endowed Scholarship

HOPE, AR – – The University of Arkansas Hope – Texarkana Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the Jim and Lindy Franks Endowed Scholarship.  The Scholarship is for a student pursuing a degree in education and maintaining a 3.0 GPA.  A preference for awarding the scholarship will be given to a Nevada County student.

Jim and Lindy were long-time residents of Nevada County before moving to Little Rock.  Although both have advanced degrees, they each first earned a bachelors degree in education.  Jim served ten years on the Prescott School Board.  An attorney, he has worked many years in the banking industry and is the President of First National Bankers Bank in Little Rock.  Lindy’s passion for students has been evident in her work in the classroom and serving the school districts in this region.  She retired as Director of the Southwest Arkansas Educational Cooperative in Hope in 2012.  Lindy is an active member on the U of A Hope-Texarkana Board of Visitors and the Foundation Board of Directors.  The Franks are excited to establish this scholarship to help students pursue their dreams of higher education.  They understand the value and positive impact an education can have on an individual.

Please help the U of A Hope-Texarkana express our thanks to Jim and Lindy Franks for the new Endowed Scholarship.

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U of A Hope – Texarkana Multicultural Club Presents Black History Program

HOPE, AR – The University of Arkansas Hope – Texarkana Multicultural Club will present its annual Black History program on Thursday, February 4, at 7:00 p.m. in Hempstead Hall Auditorium.  Mr. Larry Shaw is the keynote speaker, and there will be several performances by local groups including the Drum Ballet.

The public is invited to attend the event.  For more information, visit the college website at www.uacch.edu.

10th Annual Beads, Bags, and Bangles Kids’ College Fundraiser set for February 18th

HOPE, AR – The 10th Annual Beads, Bags, and Bangles is set for February 18th at Historic Washington State Park 1940 Gymnasium from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  This annual University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana Foundation event benefits the Kids’ College program held each summer at the College.  Kids’ College is a three week program designed for kids who will be in the first through eighth grades in the fall.   The 2015 program served nearly 400 students from Hope and surrounding communities.  A portion of the funds will also benefit UAHT’s Prep Academy and the I-Serve programs, which have been in existence for four years, serving approximately 100 area students in grades 9-12.

BBB will bring back the best from each of the ten previous years to help celebrate the 10th Anniversary of this event.  This will include great food, live performances, and plenty of shopping.  The black and white attired evening will include live and silent auctions. Guests may self-park or take advantage of valet parking.

A big thank you to our sponsors of the event who help make it possible.

Gold $1,000

Alexanders Jewelers

Amigo Juan Mexican Café

Georgia Pacific

Hope Floral

Kathy Struckman – Fulton Grass

Pafford EMS

Penny and Chris Thomason

Robee Carter, DDS-Smiles of Arkansas

Tyson Foods


Silver – $750

Honeycutt Printing, Inc

Hope Water & Light

Tonja and John Hays


Bronze – $500


Debbie Malek-Caney Creek Estates Mobile Home Park

Kari and Dan Rohrbaugh

Mustard Seed Wealth Management

Southwest AR Education Co-op

Wilson Furniture


Tin – $250

AllCare Pharmacy

Anderson Frazier Insurance

Bank of the Ozarks

Belinda and Ricky Aaron

Betty Jo Hays

Bobo and Bain

Celia Montgomery

Christi and Whit Whitlock

Cindy Ford — Sisson Real Estate

Coffee Family Dental

Debbie and Pat Henry

Diamond Bank

Dolly and Paul Henley

Farmers Bank & Trust

Ivan Smith Furniture

Jill Bobo

Joan McLean

Kim Hollis

Lance & Associates Real Estate

Laura and Wayne Clark

Lindsey and Wade Townsend

Lindy Franks

Phoebe Bailey

Rainbow of Challenges

State Representative Brent Talley

To purchase your tickets please contact Jill Bobo, UAHT Foundation Executive Director at 870-722-8516.


U of A Hope to hold Wildlife Food Plot Class on February 9th

The University of Arkansas at Hope Community Education division will hold a FREE Wildlife Management Food Plots Class on Tuesday, February 9th from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  Planting food plots as a wildlife management practice can have great advantages. One among many is that it may fill a nutritional gap even in a good habitat. In this introductory class, instructor Steven Sheets will cover the basics of seasonal food plots. Learn more about the role of food plots and about how to get started. This class is sponsored by Eagle Seed; they will be providing bags of seed for students attending.

Wildlife Management – Food Plot Class
Tuesday, February 9
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Hempstead Hall

The course is FREE, but pre-registration is necessary.

Click here to register.

For more information contact Lorena Cuellar, Community Education Coordinator at 870.722.8102.