UAMS College of Health Professions to Support Scholarship Fund with Valentine’s Day Event

By Nate Hinkel

To be held at LaVada’s, a restored historic home at 2005 Main St. in North Little Rock, Allied Hearts will feature food, music and dancing. Proceeds from the event will support scholarships in the college, which includes 21 academic programs in allied health.

The college’s scholarship fund awarded $42,500 in scholarships to 31 students in 2013-2014. In addition, 18 departmental scholarships were awarded.

Tickets are $55 and on sale now. To purchase tickets online, visit For more information about this event, contact Donna Smith, (501) 686–7203 or

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