UAPB School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences Hosts Student Open House


On Friday, the UAPB School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences (SAFHS) hosted a school wide open house to welcome new SAFHS students. The event started with a welcome and words of encouragement from Assistant Dean for Academics Dr. Nina Lyon Bennett. Followed by Dean Bennett was Interim Dean/Directors of SAHS Dr. Bruce McGowan who welcomed and gave an address to the incoming group of students under SAHS. UAPB SGA President Trenten Wills, and UAPB MANRRS Chapter President Carvis Campbell III gave words of encouragement and an account of their experiences being a member of SAFHS. The students and spectators were engaged from beginning to the end of the Open House. The icebreaker led by Ext. Associate Casandra Byrd and Admin. Assistant Chelsea Robinson consisted of a game of Bingo, and also team-building activities. To end the Open House, Dr. Bennett led students in a student declaration.

Dr. Grace Ramena, Director of Fish Health/Diagnostics of Pine Bluff and Lonoke Labs and Assistant Professor in Fish Pathology provided input on the event and overall direction of the UAPB SAFHS program.

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UAPB SGA President Trenton Wills provided feed back on the SAFHS and his experiences with the SAFHS 1890 Program:

The USDA/1890 Scholars Program is open to entering sophomores or juniors exhibiting leadership and community service and junior college or second-year college students transferring to a four-year institution. Students selected as Scholars receive tuition, room and board, fees and books. As long as normal progress is made toward a bachelor’s degree, the scholarship continues for up to four years. Students have a job with employee benefits with USDA during the summers while in college and a professional position available through upon graduation. USDA/1890 Scholars must major in agriculture or related sciences, according to



Graduating Senior and student of SAFHS Erikton Goodloe provided comments on the event, and program’s efforts in bringing more students in: