Online student takes care of family while continuing toward her degree

Californian Elena Villagomez took many roads before starting an online Master’s program at Southern Arkansas University, but she did not let an unexpected turn of events detour her

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M.P.A. alum finds success in professional project

--- Southern Arkansas University alum Kristi Mitchell has more than a master’s degree to show for her hard work in graduate school, she has a successful youth mentoring program. Mitchell, public

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Through loss, SAU student gains new career aspiration

Some students know what they want to major in from their first day at Southern Arkansas University. Will Smith is not one of those students, but a tragic moment opened a door for him and shined a

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Student Spotlight: Cordara Newson

From a very young age, Shreveport native Cordara Newson knew he was a bit different from the other kids. While the other kids were playing games outside, he was writing, singing and finding other


MAT puts dream within reach

As a single mom, Wendy Davis pursued graduate studies while waiting tables at night after a busy day at a full-time job. It was a struggle, she said, but the desire to teach kept her motivated and


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