Addiction studies graduate named advisory board chair


The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff’s Master of Science Degree in Addiction Studies Advisory Board has selected Myra Summers-Woolfolk as its chairperson.

Woolfolk currently serves as the DCC Treatment Director for Residential Services for the Arkansas Department of Community Correction – Central Office at Little Rock.

The UAPB Master of Science Degree in Addiction Studies Program was established in 2001 as an initiative of the Master Tobacco Settlement Agreement. This professional graduate program, the only graduate program of its kind in Arkansas, prepares students for leadership roles in the intervention, prevention and treatment of tobacco and other addictions. The Program has graduated 83 students since its first graduating class of May 2004.

“I am a proud member of the May 2004 class of the UAPB Master of Science Degree in Addiction

Studies Program,” Summers-Woolfolk said. “What can I say about the Addiction Studies Program? It changed my life. From the convenient class schedules to the dedicated instructors, I would not hesitate to refer someone to the program. I am extremely excited about my new role on the advisory board and look forward to a great year.”

The advisory board is charged to provide professional advice on the Addiction Studies graduate program. One of the goals of the Program is to help train a workforce in Arkansas to prevent and treat tobacco and other addictions such as alcohol, gambling and food, as well as related mental health issues. The board serves as an advisory council to ensure that the curriculum, courses, and technological needs of the students are continuously reviewed and updated.

“Mrs. Woolfolk will be a true asset to our advisory board,” said Jerry Lewis, program director. “As a former student, she understands our program and needs from a holistic perspective. I’m sure great things are in store for us.”

Details: Contact Jerry Lewis at 575-8714 or visit addictionstudies.uapb.edu .