City of North Little Rock Inks Educational Alliance with eVersity

The impact education can have on a community is profound, and Betty L Anderson, human resources director for the City of North Little Rock, understands the value it also brings to the workforce.

Thanks to this understanding, municipal employees at Arkansas’s sixth-largest city now have streamlined and discounted access to the state’s only 100 percent-online university as the City of North Little Rock and the University of Arkansas System eVersity have teamed up to form an educational alliance.

Research shows that those with higher levels of education are healthier, more active within their communities and generally make for a more vibrant and culturally aware presence where they live,” said Michael Moore, Ph.D., chief academic/operating officer at eVersity. “We couldn’t be happier to have partnered with North Little Rock and extend our innovative brand of online learning to its employees and their families at a discounted rate.”

Anderson said eVersity’s new model of online education is a good fit for working learners who may only have time to take one class at a time and continue to work and lead their busy lives.

“An affordable and accessible education is what many people are looking for in order to finish their degrees and open up more career possibilities,” she said. “Being part of the UA System is a brand many people know, and we’re excited to be able to have this as a resource to offer all of our employees and their families.”

Moore said North Little Rock is one of several municipalities that has chosen to align with eVersity to provide educational benefits to its employees, and the institution is always looking to add more.

“These alliances have proven to be a beneficial way to reach the adult working learners that we’re designed to help succeed,” Moore said. “What better way to fulfill our mission to provide a high-quality, affordable education to Arkansans than to reach out to the Arkansas cities that employ them?”