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Local students graduate from U of A's Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences


Two local students recently graduated from the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

These students joined more than 900 undergraduate students who earned bachelor's degrees in Fulbright College and who were celebrated on Friday, May 12, at commencement ceremonies in Bud Walton Arena.

Josephine Mayo of West Plains earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and Suzanne Gourley of Mtn. Grove earned a Bachelor of Arts in English.

"On behalf of our faculty, staff, and the entire U of A community, we offer you a big congratulations, Class of 2023 — you did it," said Kathryn Sloan, interim dean of Fulbright College. "You survived the late-night study sessions, the group projects, the times of uncertainty, and so much more to reach this milestone."

Collectively, Fulbright College awarded nearly 1,200 bachelor's degrees to students this spring in areas of study that span across four academic disciplines in the college: fine arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences.

"I hope that these students, all of our new alumni, and all who supported them on this journey to commencement will take a moment to reflect on just how momentous this is, on all it took to get to this point, and all the incredible potential the future now holds," Sloan said.