Student Experience

Jorge Camero

Jorge Camero

Farmington, AR
BSE in HRWD


"Having an online program is very helpful for people who have families and full-time jobs."

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Sharon Orlopp

Sharon Orlopp

Arizona
M.Ed. in Educational Technology


"I was amazed and impressed by the quality of the curriculum, the immediate and continual feedback from professors, peer collaboration projects, and the wide array of skills I developed."

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Danielle Tabb

Danielle Tabb

Little Rock, AR
MS in Engineering


"The flexibility is unparalleled, and the teachers truly love what they're doing."

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Laura Sherer

Laura Sherer

North Carolina
BSE in HRWD


"From the very first contact I had there [at the U of A], I felt welcomed there; I felt wanted."

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Jessica Farber

Jessica Farber

Fayetteville, AR
BSBA in General Business


"I have already been promoted three times in less than two years with my current employer, and my experiences at the University of Arkansas have been a huge part of my success thus far."

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Pody Gay

Pody Gay

Springdale, AR
M.Ed. in Educational Technology


"There are still people that I am Facebook friends with who were part of my cohort. Some tests were proctored on campus so we would meet in person once a semester, but everything else was done through email, chats and class time online. I thought I would feel isolated as an online student, but just from commenting on each other's posts we got to each other as well as if we were sitting in the same room, which I did not expect."

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Tami Strickland

Mike Rademacher

St. Louis, MO
MS in Electrical Engineering


"The University of Arkansas provided an excellent academic program with incredible value. The professors administer online courses with the same rigor as the on-campus experience."

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Tami Strickland

Tami Strickland

Springdale, AR
MS in Agricultural and Extension Education


"The completion of my Master of Science in Agricultural and Extension Education degree has provided relational and financial advancement at Tyson. I have the great pleasure of working on an agricultural project in Haiti. The project actually began with a grant proposal I completed for one of my classes. I am hoping to be involved with many more projects in developing countries."

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Zachary Palombo

Zachary Palombo

Cape May County, NJ
Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction


"Any administrator will tell you that they really don't have time to go back to school and take on-campus classes. I have three kids at home, too. The online Educational Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction program lets me pursue my career goals without putting a hindrance on my family."

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Eric Mateos

Eric Mateos

Fayetteville, AR
M.Ed. in HRWD


"I decided to pursue a M.Ed. in Human Resource and Workforce Development because of my high interest in working with people, the most crucial resource of any business in the world. I want to continue to coach football for a long time, and part of coaching is managing people in groups and sub-groups that all have a common goal: winning."

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Sara Beth Waller Johnson

Sara Beth Waller Johnson

Lonoke County, AR
MS in Agricultural & Extension Education


"This [online Master of Science in Agricultural Extension Education] program has been a blessing to me. Without the distance education program, I probably could not have gotten my master's degree, at least not as quickly as I did. I highly recommend it for anyone who may not live nearby or works full-time and needs an alternative to sitting in classes."

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Beverly Wade

Beverly Wade

Fayetteville, AR
BA in Interdisciplinary Studies


"I like taking online classes because I’m a working adult. When you go to lectures in person, you can miss things or just be there physically rather than mentally. Online gives you the capacity to go back and listen to lectures a second time or go back over a specific point in the lecture to fully understand it."

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Patrick Morin

Patrick Morin

Birmingham, MI
LLM in Agricultural and Food Law


"Although I was initially skeptical that the online LLM in Agricultural and Food Law program would benefit me as much as the in-person experience, the professors have done an exceptional job at encouraging participation from distance students, making me feel as though I'm sitting right there in the classroom."

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Courtney Erikson

Courtney Erikson

Springdale, AR
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership


"The University as a whole has a great family feeling. It's big, but it feels really small. You feel like a person and not just a number. This program has opened up a lot of opportunities within the workforce that I’m really excited about."

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Tina Boris

Tina Boris

Fulton County, AR
RN to BSN


"I felt the curriculum of the University of Arkansas’ R.N. to B.S.N. program was superior to the other university programs I had looked at. The online experience is supported by faculty members who are only an email or phone call away, so you never feel isolated or that you are going it alone."

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Jessica Archie

Jessica Archie

Minot, ND
BSBA in General Business


"This has been the best decision of my educational career. If you’re not able to be at the U of A, this is the next best thing. I have nothing but positive things to say about the online classes, the advisers, and everything about the online BSBA program."

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Andrew Hill

Andrew Hill

Jonesboro, AR
MS in Engineering


While his daughter was earning her bachelor’s degree from the College of Engineering on campus, Jonesboro engineer Andrew Hill earned his master’s degree in engineering online. The knowledge he gained from the program helped him earn a promotion.

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Tamla Heminger

Tamla Heminger

Texarkana, TX
M.Ed. in Educational Technology


"Technology is going to continue to impact all aspects of education, from the way students learn to how instruction is delivered. By completing the U of A’s online master’s in educational technology program, I have the skills that will help my students advance in these areas."

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Joshua Johnston

Joshua Johnston

Fayetteville, AR
BSBA in General Business


"You have all the same tools that a traditional student has, but you have the luxury of being able to pursue a career while getting a degree at the same time. It allows me to gain experience and develops me as a business professional."

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Amanda Yotty

Amanda Yotty

Muscatine, IA
MS in Food Safety


"If the Master of Science in Food Safety program had not been available online, then I would not have been able to earn my degree. I had a family to tend to, in addition to work responsibilities. The U of A was the most economical choice and has an awesome reputation in the industry."

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Vicki Studstill

Vicki Studstill

Mobile, AL
BSE in HRWD


Vicki Studstill, vice president of marketing for an engineering and construction management firm in Mobile, Alabama, attended the University of Arkansas after graduating from high school but didn't complete her degree. The university's online degree-completion program gave her that opportunity.

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Marcus Ibarra

Marcus Ibarra

Springdale, AR
MS in Engineering


"I actually have two brothers that are also engineers, and all three of us agreed that we would do the master's program together. So for me, it was a way to keep connection with my brothers through the online program and also see how they were accelerating."

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Kristan Elsken

Kristan Elsken

Joplin, MO
M.Ed. in Special Education, Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis


"There are a lot of online programs to choose from, and some are better than others. The online Master of Education in Special Education and Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis programs at the U of A prepare you very well to work in the field.”

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Shane Calhoun

Shane Calhoun

Fort Smith, AR
MS in Food Safety


"The University of Arkansas is well-known within the poultry industry, with many graduates working at high levels within many different poultry companies. The curriculum includes basic fundamentals for food safety, while at the same time including new developments within the industry.”

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Jenna White

Jenna White

Anchorage, AK
M.Ed. in Physical Education


Jenna White, a 2012 graduate who studied online, won a $25,000 Milken Educator Award for her work as a physical education teacher in Alaska, where she teaches everything from ice hockey and cross-country skiing to team sports such as baseball and basketball.

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Darrell Walker

Darrell Walker

New York, NY
BSE in HRWD


"I could not have accomplished this if the BSE in Human Resource and Workforce Development program were not online. I was traveling all around the country, but I got it done. By no means was it a cakewalk, but it helps to have the flexibility. It fit my life perfectly.”

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