UCA Outreach plans celebration

The University of Central Arkansas Division of Outreach and Community Engagement is celebrating 100 years of service from 3-5 p.m. Friday, April 12, at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center, with opening remarks at 3:30 p.m. 

Event speakers include UCA President Dr. Houston Davis; UCA Historian Jimmy Bryant,; Dr. Linda Beene, former dean of Academic Outreach; and representatives from the City of Conway and the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce.

UCA invites the community to join the Division of Outreach and Community Engagement at this centennial celebration. 

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, visit uca.edu/outreach/100 or call 501.450.3118.

The Division of Outreach and Community Engagement began in 1919 as Extension Services under the administration of President B. W. Torreyson, who was the second president of Arkansas State Normal School (now the University of Central Arkansas). 

Today, the Division of Outreach and Community Engagement at the University of Central Arkansas is the best place to start when looking to explore a passion, learn something new or expand knowledge without seeking a degree. Outreach’s quality lifelong learning programs are designed with the diverse learner in mind. Outreach offers hundreds of noncredit classes to fit every lifestyle, whether learners prefer online, face-to-face, evening or weekend classes. 

Additionally, Outreach provides turn-key conference and event planning services and can coordinate workshops, conferences, weddings or other special events. UCA Outreach and Community Engagement is a one-stop-shop for continuing education, conference and event planning services.