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Southern Arkansas University

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SAU offers more than 80 academic programs,
from Engineering to Musical Theatre to Plant Science

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SAU announces its first doctoral program in Rural and Diverse Educational Leadership
  • SAU+VISTA, AmeriCorps partnership serves MJCL Backpack Program on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

    Left to right, front row: Mandy Sharpe, Allysia Hunter; second row: Jamia Evans, Jordan Wylie, Mackenzie Leal, Nyki Cooper; third row: Katherine Berry, Michala Barker, Alana Perez; back row: Ta’Ru Harris, Abbie Guin, Caitlin Mullins, Zach Lambert. Not pictured: Cat Jones, Warren Basinger, Saida Walker, Atache’ Hill.

    EngageAR AmeriCorps awarded a grant to SAU+VISTA to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. as a National Day of Service. SAU+VISTA Fellows purchased food items for the Magnolia Junior Charity League Backpack Program. The Backpack Program currently services 80 children in K-6th grade at Magnolia School District and Emerson School District through their partnership with Harvest Food Bank. They also provide a food pantry, located on the campuses of the Middle and High Schools in Columbia County. Through COVID, the Backpack Program was able to pass out almost 1,000 bags of food to children in need. Additionally, SAU+VISTA Fellows will be building libraries at the Boys and Girls Club of Magnolia. They will purchase books to supply the libraries for the K-6th grade students attending the Boys and Girls Club after school. SAU+VISTA Fellows join AmeriCorps members across the country to serve the citizens of their communities. (more…)

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