Students from technical, skilled, and service career fields share the opportunity to be involved with the local chapter of Skills USA on the UA Fort Smith campus. Even local high school students attending courses on campus through the WATC program are able to participate in this organization. David Stevens serves as the WATC student advisor, while Mike Hibbs is the Skills USA Advisor for college students who are members of the organization.
The organization's focus is to foster a positive “work ethic, leadership, self-promotion through hard work, [and] employability skills.” Skills USA helps students focus on obtaining employment, on learning how to advance in their respective careers, and in developing skills to keep their job.
Editor’s note: This is a correction of a profile which originally ran in our December 2010 (volume 2.3) edition.
Bryce Albertson, a 36-year-old Rhetoric and Writing major with a Creative Writing minor, is a senior at UA Fort Smith. The Fort Smith native has a daughter, Tori, who is a 6th grader at Ballman Elementary; she also attends the Academy of the Arts here at UA Fort Smith.
Brittany Christian is a 19-year-old sophomore here at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith pursuing double bachelor degrees in Accounting and Marketing in the School of Business. Her first goal after she attains her double degrees is to pursue a CPA degree, and then she is considering opening a family salon with her sister, pursuing a career in advertising, or even a career in forensic accounting.
Ashley Fujibayashi, a junior from Greenwood, Arkansas, is pursuing an English degree with a teacher licensure for grades 7-12. After changing schools as a child, Ashley discovered the importance of a teacher’s role. “Moving allowed me to see just how important good teachers are; even though I was a good student, bad teaching hurt my grades. It made me want to be a good teacher and give students the experiences that I had learning from true educators.”
Recently I invited a guest to accompany me to the LongHorn Steakhouse located at 3805 Phoenix Avenue in Fort Smith. We had heard good things about the restaurant from a friend and decided to check it out ourselves.
*Warning: Spoiler alert!
This Nickelodeon film directed by Gore Verbinski (PotC 1-3) and written by John Logan (The Aviator, Sweeney Todd) stars Rango, an imaginative, quirky chameleon who finds himself stranded in the Mojave Desert after his terrarium is jounced from a moving vehicle during a near-accident. Voiced by Johnny Depp, the title character immediately encounters Roadkill, an armadillo (Alfred Molina voice – The Da Vinci Code, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice), who relates the legend of the Spirit of the West and instructs Rango to go to Dirt if he wants to find water.
Events are compiled from the UA Fort Smith campus calendar, entertainment Fort Smith, and numerous other sources.
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