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June 14, 2022

Twin Pharmacy Students Inducted into Arkansas Track & Field Hall of Fame

Benjamin Waldrum

Tori Hoggard and Lexi Jacobus

Tori Hoggard and Lexi Jacobus have a lot in common: they’re twin sisters, champion pole vaulters and College of Pharmacy students. Now, they can add “hall of famers” to that list. The sisters were enshrined June 3 as part of the 27th class of the Arkansas Track & Field Hall of Fame, at a ceremony…


June 7, 2022

UAMS Graduate School Faculty, Staff Celebrate its 57 Graduates

Linda Haymes

Robert McGehee, Ph.D., dean of the Graduate School, visits with the Class of 2022 during their Commencement Day brunch the morning of graduation.

About 130 students, faculty and staff enjoyed a Commencement Day brunch as they celebrated the Class of 2022 from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Graduate School. This year’s 57 graduates included three students who received a post-doctoral certificate, 27 students who received a doctor of philosophy degree, 11 students who received a…


June 6, 2022

Biggest Audience in Three Years Attends Physician Assistant White Coat Ceremony

Ben Boulden

The Physician Assistants Class of 2024 stands to recite and take the Professional Oath on May 27 in the Smith Auditorium.

The White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2024 in the UAMS College of Health Professions Department of Physician Assistant Studies was likely the largest in-person event in the Smith Auditorium in three years. “This is the first time that we have been able to have family and friends together in the auditorium since COVID…


June 1, 2022

College of Medicine Celebrates Class of 2022

Linda Satter

Newly robed graduates recite the Hippocratic Oath in unison.

The 162 graduates of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine Class of 2022 were greatly outnumbered by friends and family at their convocation ceremony May 20 in the Wally Allen Ballroom inside Little Rock’s Statehouse Convention Center. The crowd that filled most of the expansive space marked a welcome return…


May 27, 2022

Chancellor Touts Important Role of Public Health during College’s Convocation

Kev' Moye

COPH Convocation

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health celebrated its students, faculty and staff during its 2022 convocation ceremony in the Rahn Building Auditorium. Nearly 60 students took part in the convocation, which consisted of several special recognitions and presentations. UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, was the…


College of Nursing Holds Hooding and Pinning Ceremony

Chris Carmody

College of Nursing graduates take part in the hooding and pinning ceremony.

May 27, 2022 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Nursing recognized graduates during a ceremony that celebrated their achievements and welcomed them to the profession. The academic procession took place at First Pentecostal Church in North Little Rock after two years of being held as a virtual event. Chancellor Cam…


May 26, 2022

Pharmacy Honors 92 Graduates at First In-Person Convocation in Three Years

Benjamin Waldrum

The College of Pharmacy Class of 2022 recites the Oath of a Pharmacist at their May 20 convocation.

After four long years of study, along with a pandemic, the College of Pharmacy Class of 2022 donned their regalia May 20 with a mixture of joy and relief.


May 25, 2022

In-Person Hooding Ceremony Returns to College of Health Professions

Ben Boulden

After the hooding ceremony, Thi Minh Cao, a physician assistant student, speaks on behalf of the graduates.

Commencement week traditions of the UAMS College of Health Professions made a celebrated return May 20 with an informal brunch in the late morning and a hooding ceremony in the afternoon.


UAMS General Practice Residency in Dentistry Continues to Grow, Educate

Ben Boulden

Nakita Riley, D.D.S., center, treats a patient in the Oral Health Clinic. She can be seen without her mask in the portrait on the right.

Seven years after accepting its first residents, the residency program in the UAMS Center for Dental Education continues to provide one of the very few forums in Arkansas for training dentists.


May 24, 2022

UAMS Celebrates Underrepresented and Minority Students at Virtual Graduation

Andrew Vogler

URM Virtual Graduation

There was a mood of celebration during the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Division for Diversity, Equality and Inclusion’s (DDEI) 2022 Virtual Graduation ceremony, with several speakers encouraging graduates to take time to acknowledge what they have accomplished, and what they had to overcome. “To our graduates, today we celebrate you. We celebrate…



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