UAPB student accepted to medical school


Adrienne Hatchett, a graduating senior biology major at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff has been accepted to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine.

She has also been granted the Arkansas Rural Medical Practice Loan and Scholarship, which will provide financial assistance four years and requires her to practice primary or preventative medicine in a medically underserved area of Arkansas for minimum of four years after the completion of residency.

A Pine Bluff native, Hatchett maintains a 3.695 GPA and is active in many projects. She has been captain of the UAPB Co-Ed Spirit Squad; vice president of the Delta Eta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.; member of the STEM Academy and Arkansas-Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (ARK-LSAMP); and is president of the senior class.

The recipient of the UAPB Academic Tuition Scholarship, Cheerleading Scholarship, and the Arkansas Challenge Scholarship, Hatchett also mentors/tutors underclassmen in biology.

Hatchett has conducted biomedical research with the Ronald E. McNair Program in Fort Worth at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. In the summer of 2011, she participated with the UAMS Spring MCAT Program and the UAMS Center for Diversity Affair’s Undergraduate Summer Science Enrichment Preparatory Program.

“She always does what you ask her to do,” said Anissa Buckner, chair of the Biology department. “She accompanied me to a meeting in Little Rock and Washington, D.C. to present her previous summer research experience. She was more than delighted to do so and excelled at both poster presentations.”