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Spiro ninth grade GEAR UP students tours University of Arkansas Fort Smith

Sixty-nine Spiro ninth grade GEAR UP students recently toured UAFS (University of Arkansas Fort Smith). Upon arrival, student ambassadors MiKayliegh Norris, Fatima Bonilla, and Abigail Powloshi introduced students to the heart of the campus, the Smith-Pendergraft CC (Campus Center), and provided an overview of UAFS. The CC is home to student aid and financial services, campus bookstore, student activities center, and food court. After the presentation, students toured the campus, visiting Boreham Library, Windgate Art and Design, Baldor Technology Center, and the Donald W. Reynolds Plaza, Tower, and Campus Green, an outdoor area for many student activities and gatherings. The

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Poteau 9th grade visits University of Arkansas Fort Smith

Poteau ninth grade Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP students recently toured UAFS (University of Arkansas Fort Smith in Fort Smith). Students were greeted by Admissions Officer Morgan Kratts and began their tour at the campus amphitheater, which was completed in 2015. The amphitheater serves as a common gathering area as well as a host for small concerts and plays on campus. Next, students toured the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center (CC). GEAR UP students learned about housing and some other important offices such as Financial Aid, Advisement, and Admissions, the CC also houses the campus book store and food court. The

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Panama seventh grade GEAR UP students tour The University of Arkansas Fort Smith

Forty-four Panama seventh grade GEAR UP students recently toured UAFS (University of Arkansas Fort Smith). Upon arrival, tour guides Crstina Recinos, Anna Kidd, and Daniella Infante introduced the students to the heart of the campus, Smith-Pendergraft CC (Campus Center). The CC offers a bookstore where students purchase textbooks, class supplies, and Lions gear.  UAFS students receive free or discounted tickets to athletics and campus events at the Box Office and have opportunities to stay involved at the Student Activities Center. The Food Court offers a wide selection of on-the-go snacks, Subway, Pizza Hut, Chick-Fil-A, and a full-service Starbucks. The second

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Panama eighth grade GEAR UP students tour the University of Arkansas Fort Smith

Forty-two Panama eighth grade GEAR UP students recently toured UAFS (University of Arkansas Fort Smith). Tour guides Monet McGill, Brayden Likens, and Anna Thammovongsa introduced the students to the heart of the campus, the Smith-Pendergraft CC (Campus Center). The CC offers a bookstore where students can purchase textbooks, class supplies and Lions gear. UAFS students can get free or discounted tickets to athletics and campus events at the box office and have the opportunities to stay involved in various activities at the Student Activities Center. The Food Court offers a wide selection of on-the-go snacks, Subway, Pizza Hut, Chick-Fil-A, and

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Whitesboro GEAR UP students tour the University of Arkansas, Ft. Smith

Twenty-six Whitesboro GEAR UP students recently toured the University of Arkansas campus in Ft. Smith. Students met tour guide Haylie West, a sophomore nursing major at the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center. West led students across campus and described the programs offered in each building. Buildings included the Math-Science Building, the Pendergraft Health Sciences Building and the Boreham Library. Students toured the Recreation and Wellness Center (RWC) was next. The RWC houses a climbing wall, ball courts, exercise equipment, and hosts various fitness classes. Students traveled to the Baldor Technology Center and the Wingate Art & Design Building. The Wingate Art &

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Wister eighth grade GEAR UP students tour the University of Arkansas Fort Smith

Wister eighth grade GEAR UP students recently toured the University of Arkansas (UAFS) campus in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Before the tour began, Admissions Officer Morgan Kratts spoke with the students in the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center. Kratts discussed the importance of choosing a college that meets specific needs such as size of classes, location, price, and programs. There are over 80 future-focused bachelor’s and associate’s degrees and certificates and an 18:1 student to professor ratio. They also learned that UAFS offers Oklahoma students in–state tuition. Wister students started the tour by visited the residential housing. UAFS offers residential living for all

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Wister seventh grade GEAR UP students tour the University of Arkansas Fort Smith

Wister seventh grade GEAR UP students recently toured the University of Arkansas campus in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Admissions Officer Morgan Kratts spoke with the students in the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center before the tour began. Kratts discussed the importance of choosing a college that meets specific needs such as size of classes, location, price, and programs. As the students were led through campus, the guide informed them of where specific classes were held. Some of these included the Flanders Building for business classes, the Vines Building for language arts classes, the Gardner Building for history classes, Baldor Technology Center, and the

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Bokoshe GEAR UP students tour Carl Albert State College and the University of Arkansas, Ft. Smith

Twenty–four Bokoshe seventh and eighth grade GEAR UP students recently toured Carl Albert State College in Poteau and the University of Arkansas campus in Fort Smith, Arkansas. The tour began in Hemphill Hall at Carl Albert State College (CASC). CASC Student Ambassador and Recruiter Hunter Sisemore greeted the students and introduced them to CASC Student Ambassadors Gloria Evans and D’Karre Lynch. Evans and Lynch explained that Hemphill Hall would become very familiar to future students because it contains the Office of Admissions, Business Office, Financial Aid, Student Affairs, Student Success Center, and Educational Opportunity Center (EOC). The next stop was

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