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PCCUA students, faculty attend conference

May 01, 2017


Representatives of PCCUA pictured as they attended the ARK-LSAMP spring conference are (L-R) Dr. Tarsha Smith, Brianna Conley, Lakesha Williams and Chris Maloney. Williams made a special presentation. (photo submitted)


PCCUA students, faculty attend ARK-LSAMP Conference


Students and faculty from Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas (PCCUA) participated in the Arkansas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (ARK-LSAMP) Spring Research Conference in Little Rock, where PCCUA student Lakesha Williams presented a research project in the area of microbiology.           Representing PCCUA along with Williams were student Brianna Conley and PCCUA faculty members Dr. Tarsha Smith and Chris Maloney. Miss Williams received a certificate of participation for her presentation.

The ARK-LSAMP began in 2008 and is funded by the National Science Foundation Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation. Its purpose is to increase the number of underrepresented minorities who major, graduate and obtain positions in Arkansas and other states in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. 

ARK-LSAMP is composed of nine Arkansas colleges and universities including Arkansas State University, Philander Smith College, PCCUA, University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College, Southeast Arkansas College, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, University of Arkansas at Monticello, and University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, the lead institution.