Center for Diversity Affairs


November 8, 2018

UAMS Students Visit Helena Teens to Showcase Health Care Careers

Spencer Watson

UAMS students visiting KIPP Delta Collegiate High School in Helena to talk about preparing for careers in health care.

UAMS students visited KIPP Delta Collegiate High School in Helena recently to share with the nearly college-bound students the vast opportunities and careers in health care. The event, Raising Exposure & Awareness of Careers in Health (REACH) in the Delta, gave nearly two hundred ninth through 12th grade students the opportunity to ask questions, visit with…


November 5, 2018

UAMS Shows Gratitude for Veterans with Breakfast, Care Packages

Spencer Watson

Veterans were offered tokens of appreciation according to their branch of service.

Active duty, reserve and veterans of the armed forces who are UAMS employees were honored at a Nov. 2 breakfast, just one part of a larger month of celebrations and events planned by the UAMS Veterans Awareness Committee in honor of Veterans Day, Nov. 11.


September 24, 2018

Seventy Years Later, Edith Irby Jones, M.D., Continues to Inspire

Benjamin Waldrum

First-year medical students Brittany Demmings and Tia'Asia James meet Edith Irby Jones, M.D. (at right) after receiving scholarships created in her name.

Sept. 24, 2018 | A month-long celebration of the life and career of Edith Irby Jones, M.D., who enrolled 70 years ago at UAMS as the first African-American medical student in the South, brought thanks and appreciation from those she inspired and served.


June 26, 2018

Bank of America Supports UAMS Diversity Programs with $24,000 Gift

Benjamin Waldrum

June 26, 2018 | Bank of America continued its longstanding support of UAMS on June 19 with a gift of $24,000 to support the summer enrichment programs of the UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs and the Chancellor’s Circle. This marks the seventh consecutive year Bank of America has supported the center’s programs, which benefit students…


March 20, 2018

Diversity Day Brings Undergrads to UAMS

Lee Hogan

Debrah Mitchell, recruiting specialist for the UAMS College of Health Professions, speaks to students at UAMS Diversity Day on March 9.

March 20, 2018 | One hundred students from 24 Arkansas colleges and universities now know a little bit about what it takes to be a student at UAMS. The undergraduates spent the day on UAMS’ campus March 9 querying current UAMS students, speaking with representatives from various UAMS colleges, learning best practices for success at…


October 11, 2017

UAMS Tours The World at International Fest, Caps Diversity Month

Lee Hogan

UAMS International Fest Diversity Month

Oct. 11, 2017 | On most days the ground floor concourse in the Education II Building is a thoroughfare and gathering place for students, but Sept. 28 it became a mode for world travels. UAMS faculty, staff and students who attended transformed into globetrotting tourists and sightseers. It began in China, sampling local cuisine, admiring…


September 12, 2017

UAMS Honors Individuals for Diversity Efforts

Lee Hogan

UAMS Diversity Awards 2017

Sept. 12, 2017 | Four members of the UAMS family were recognized Sept. 6 for their contributions to promoting diversity on campus and in the community at the UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs’ annual State of Diversity and Inclusion ceremony. Santiago Gonzales, a medical student in the UAMS College of Medicine; Brittney Roy, program coordinator…


August 11, 2017

UAMS Diversity Programs Get $24,000 Boost from Bank of America

Benjamin Waldrum

Students who took part in the Center for Diversity Affairs' summer enrichment programs pose with center staff and Bank of America representatives Donnie Cook (back row, fifth from left) and Heather Albright (front row, holding check).

August 11, 2017 | An informal thank-you luncheon held Aug. 2 for UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs students and donors had a sweet ending, thanks to a surprise presentation of $24,000 from Bank of America. Although the event had been planned weeks in advance, the gift was not announced until the day before. Bank of…


March 22, 2017

UAMS Welcomes Undergraduate Students for Diversity Day

Lee Hogan

UAMS Diversity Day

March 22, 2017 | Undergraduate students recently learned the ins and outs of what it’s like to be a UAMS student and work toward a career in health care. More than 150 students from 10 Arkansas colleges and universities were on campus March 10 as part of UAMS Diversity Day, an event sponsored by the…