UAPB students to attend leadership institute, recruitment fair


Eight University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff students have been selected to attend the Thurgood Marshall Leadership Institute and Recruitment Fair at New York today through Tuesday.

Two of the students selected are Teacher Quality Retention Program (TQRP) Fellows. The goal of TQRP is to recruit, support, and retain the next generation of leaders from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to teach students in underserved urban and rural communities.

An effort administered through the Office of Career Services, the Thurgood Marshall Leadership Institute and Recruitment Fair selects students from the 47-member public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to attend the annual conference each year. The 12th annual Leadership Institute and Recruitment Fair, it is the premier recruitment conference for public HBCU students. This four-day event gives future leaders an opportunity to have the ultimate professional development experience. Students are brought together with business executives from some of the nation’s leading companies for leadership training, career management and development, networking and recruitment opportunities. Students will also have an opportunity to interview for internships, Cooperative Education and permanent job positions.

The students attending are Kendra Cole, junior, biology; Armentta Brown, senior, accounting; Viana Stanley, senior, accounting; Payton Parker, sophomore, business management major and TMCF Campus ambassador; Dexter Lyles, senior, criminal justice; Melvin Clayton, junior/TQRP Fellow, English education, Valerie Webb, senior, industrial technology; and Eric Williamson, junior/TQRP Fellow, English education.

Tracy Knowlton, assistant director for Cooperative Education and Internships, will travel with the students. Students interested in finding out information about the 2013 event should contact the Office of Career Services in Caldwell Hall, Suite 202 at 870-575-8461.