Rachel R. Holt
Graduate: M.E. in Adult and Lifelong Learning
"It is my fiercest belief that education is the foundation on which all impactful innovations are constructed."
Rachel R. Holt’s career plan includes earning a master's degree in Adult and Lifelong Learning from the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas. With that degree, she hopes to educate others, as well as support her family and provide healthcare for her husband, a disabled combat veteran who served in Operation Enduring Freedom.
“Through my own education, I plan to enhance the world by educating others,” Holt said. “It is my fiercest belief that education is the foundation on which all impactful innovations are constructed.”
Holt was one of seven people to receive the W.E. Manning Memorial Scholarship for online U of A students for the 2019-2020 academic year. She intends to pursue a master’s degree in adult and lifelong learning and a Master of Arts in Teaching in secondary education.
Her career goals are to work as a high school English teacher and, later, to work as a public school administrator.
“I unshakably believe that education is the avenue through which we can right societal wrongs and equalize the disparities that unduly disenfranchise one while enabling another,” Holt said. “I feel a deeply ingrained and enduring passion for education, as well as a responsibility to current and future students to continuously improve the education system.”