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University of Arkansas Rich Mountain Hosts Senior Day 2016


The University of Arkansas Rich Mountain held their annual Senior Day event on September 7th  in the Ouachita Center on the main campus in Mena. From the UA-Rich Mountain service area high schools, 425 seniors from the following nine schools attended: Acorn, Caddo Hills, Cossatot River, Mena, Mt. Ida, Oden, Smithville, Umpire, and Waldron. Chancellor Dr. Phillip Wilson welcomed the seniors to campus and stressed the importance of continuing an education beyond high school. Dr. Wilson also visited about the importance of college, cost of attendance, and updated students on the Rich Mountain Community College merger with the University of Arkansas System. Dr. Wilson stated, “We would like to thank our area schools for allowing students to attend Senior Day at UA – Rich Mountain. We strive to offer a quality education at an affordable cost to our students.” The seniors spent the morning learning about the admissions process, programs of study, financial aid deadlines and opportunities including scholarships, and why attending a two-year community college is a great transition from high school. The seniors and high school staff were provided lunch prepared by Arvest Bank and UA-Rich Mountain employees. After lunch, Craig Karges, mentalist and entertainer, wowed the crowd with an amazing performance. The UA-Rich Mountain would like to thank the following generous sponsors for making this event a success: Union Bank, Aleshire Electric, Arvest Bank, and Nidec Motor Corporation.

For more information, contact Jerod McCormick, Recruiter at 479-394-7622 ext. 1430 or

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