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No Hurdle Too High for eVersity Student

As Wendy Murillo put the finishing touches on her long-awaited college degree, she took a moment to ponder everything that had crossed her path on the journey. And for the 29-year-old replenishment specialist from Rogers, those challenges have been substantial. The self-described “12-year college pursuer” earned an associate’s degree from Northwest Arkansas Community College before […]

Former Police Officer Lends Expertise to eVersity Education

Going in, Matt Laird didn’t know what to expect from his University of Arkansas System eVersity experience. The former U.S. Marine and police officer had interrupted work on his degree to be a caregiver for his aging parents. Once he was ready to resume his studies, he wasn’t sure how he felt about getting back […]

Communications Professional Nearing Milestone in Lifelong Learning Pursuit

Despite never having completed his degree, Herschel Hartford has always adhered to the philosophy that learning is lifelong and varied. “Education has always been an important part of my life,” he said. “I’ve studied theater, I’ve studied business, I’ve studied human resources, a little bit of this and a little bit of that all the […]

Father Leads the Way For Sons Through eVersity

As any dad with sons knows, the older they get the harder you have to work to remain the leader in the household. In discovering the University of Arkansas System eVersity, Jim Tolly saw the means to accomplish both a long-standing goal and be a role model to his two sons, ages 16 and 19. […]

eVersity Wins National Award for Course Design

Faculty-Instructional Design Duo Recognized for Developing a Technology-Rich, Engaging, and Pedagogically Sound Course The University of Arkansas System eVersity has won another national award for its innovative online course design through Blackboard’s Exemplary Course Program (ECP), which recognizes faculty and course designers from universities around the world who develop engaging courses that represent the best […]

Determined Student to Graduate on Hybrid of eVersity, Regular Classwork

Math classes have been Rebecca Winkler’s collegiate nemesis. As successful as she’s been in her other studies at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, math was another story. “I’ve been trying to pass math for four years and I could not do it,” she said. With each attempt, Winkler started to decipher that testing was […]

eVersity Reaching Students Wherever They Are

One false narrative of online coursework is the way it tends to isolate students and prohibit group interaction. But according to University of Arkansas System eVersity instructor Caitlin Howe, those problems are minimized through the 100 percent-online institution’s structure and mode of communication. “If you’re in the classroom you have more teacher-student interaction. That can […]

Degree Caps eVersity Grad’s 14-Year Journey

As a child with parents in the military, Natalie Undernehr is used to adapting to change. After high school, she had to adapt to working full-time to pay for her education. After marrying, she adapted to being a stepmother and later, a mother. She worked hard to incorporate these life changes into a full-time professional […]

Military Mom Chose eVersity for Flexibility

As an 18-year veteran of the United States Air Force and Air National Guard and a mother of three, Stephanie Bates’ schedule is hectic. In fact, keeping up with her many responsibilities made it next to impossible for her to finish her degree. “I went through several universities as a traditional student,” she said. “That […]

eVersity Grad is a Study in Perseverance

Nothing worthwhile in life is gained without some measure of determination, as Sherika Williams has demonstrated in her quest to earn her college degree. “I’ve been wanting to finish my degree for some time now,” she said. “I knew I didn’t have that much financial aid. I was also working, being a single parent and […]

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