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Georgia State University conferred a Doctor of Philosophy degree to Michelle Harris of Fayetteville during the summer 2020 semester.

More than 2,000 students were conferred degrees by Georgia State University at the associate's, bachelor's, graduate and professional degree levels during the semester.

Georgia State University, located in Atlanta, has a student body of nearly 52,000 students.



The University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law announces its first-year students entering law school for the 2020-21 school year.

Local students who have entered Bowen Law School include Ashton Adams of Fayetteville; Hunter Allen of Fort Smith; Michael Kihn of Bentonville; Chandler Little of Cave Springs; and Elizabeth Lyon-Ballay of Bella Vista.

With about 10,000 students and 100 programs, UALR offers learning, research, service, social and career opportunities at a metropolitan university located in Arkansas' capital city.



Drew Curtis of Harrison has been selected as a member of the Arkansas Journal of Social Change and Public Service by the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law.

Started in late 2011, the Arkansas Journal of Social Change and Public Service is the first exclusively online law journal in Arkansas. The mission of the journal is to explore issues at the intersection of policy, public interest, academia, and the law to raise awareness of topics overlooked in other scholarly publications.

Curtis has also been selected as an apprentice of the 2020-21 UA Little Rock Law Review by the William H. Bowen School of Law.

The UALR Law Review is a quarterly publication that has three primary objectives: to publish articles, surveys, and essays that are timely and useful to Arkansas practitioners, the judiciary, and other members of the state's legal community; to publish material which reaches national and international legal audiences; and to provide a forum for outstanding student work of both local and national interest, as well as an opportunity for students to gain experience editing scholarly articles.



Committed to strengthening diversity on campus, John Brown University announced Oct. 2 the formation of the Office of Diversity, directed by Ted Song, coordinator of diversity.

Additional staff include Juan Carlos Rodriguez, associate coordinator of diversity; Lakisha Bradley, assistant coordinator of minority student care; Bridgette Grigsby, assistant coordinator of first-generation Latinx student care and Amanda Cunningham, administrative assistant. Junior photojournalism major María Aguilar serves as diversity communication assistant.

Some of the projects already in the works include revising the institution's diversity statement, offering a colloquium course for students to ask and learn about diversity, and providing formal and informal events to discuss how diversity is related to Christian faith.

The office also aims to educate future leaders who can serve and communicate cross-culturally.

"Providing diversity in both academic curriculum and spiritual formation is critical to this effort," Song said. "We seek to contribute to the whole-person education that will equip students to lead in various environments."

The office, in conjunction with the Diversity Committee, will coordinate various efforts on campus that encourage and showcase diversity.

For more information about diversity at JBU, visit


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