Shark Shout Outs
Stay connected, stay strong, stay positive!
Let’s share our words of appreciation and gratitude for each other during this challenging time. A SHOUT OUT is intended to identify and recognize individuals or groups for a noteworthy act or effort.
Examples of what might warrant a SHOUT OUT include:
- Collaborating in new and unique ways
- Going beyond expectations
- Demonstrating the values of the college, department, or community
- Being a positive influence during this uncertain time
We will send the recipient and their supervisor an email letting them know that you shouted them out for an excellent job!
Thanks to donors’ generosity, 24 single parents across Arkansas received endowed scholarships for the Spring 2022 semester. The flexible scholarship of up to $1,200 helps single parents pay for the biggest financial obstacles to obtaining a degree that can lead to a career with family-supporting wages.
Two of these Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund recipients attended Southeast Arkansas College’s nursing program. Jasmaine Bass of Mabelvale received the Rebsamen Fund Endowed Scholarship, and Hannah Powell of Grady received the Mary Ann Greenwood Endowed Scholarship.
“Thank you for taking the time to think of me and award me with this scholarship. It means a lot to me, and I cannot thank you enough,” said Jasmaine, a mother of three and a licensed practical nurse working part-time while pursuing postsecondary education.
She added: “I just want to let you know that you’ve made a difference in my life. Because of people like you, single parents can rest at night, knowing that help is available and on the way.”
Usually made in the name of a loved one, endowed scholarships to the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund are a meaningful way to support the gift of education for generations to come. A gift totaling $25,000, made at one time or over a period of several years, will endow a scholarship in perpetuity in the name of the individual or organization of the donor’s choosing. ASPSF staff select hardworking students who meet the endowed scholarship requirements, such as county of residence, major, GPA, etc.
For more information about ASPSP endowed scholarships, please contact Communications Director Jen Para at firstname.lastname@example.org or 870.345.4681.
About Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund: For 30 years, Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund has worked to create stronger, more educated, and more self-sufficient families. Through scholarships and services, ASPSF opens doors for low-income single parents, helping them pursue education, secure employment, and transform the future for their families. With the help of volunteers and community support, ASPSF creates multigenerational change, transforming lives for both single parents and their children. For information about scholarships, volunteer opportunities, and ways to give, visit aspsf.org.
Hello, my name is Tamarcus Singleton. I'm a student and worker at Southeast Arkansas College. My expected graduating time is between Fall 2024 and Spring 2025. To be honest, I'm in no rush to graduate. My plan after graduation is to keep being me and focus on more in life. I want to learn more and keep doing my best. Also, while working and going to school at SEARK, I have had this amazing support. The people who inspired me are the people I worked with every day at SEARK. They push me and guide me to excel for more in life! With the help of Tutoring Central, I will overcome the challenges and obstacles that stand in my way to graduate. These may be just words to some, so I’ll let my actions do the talking. I will achieve my goals and dreams!
Hello, my name is Sharonda Henry. I am a native of Marvell, Arkansas. I currently reside in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. I am a student here at Southeast Arkansas College. I am expecting to graduate in the fall of 2024. My major is Nursing. I have been out of school for 30 years and things have changed. I have had some trying times this semester, but with the help of my instructors, Tutoring Central, and TRiO things have worked out great for me. I have spent so many hours in Tutoring Central. I must recognize Mrs. Rachel Scott and Ms. Delois McGhee they are awesome!!! When I have issues and need help, they are always there. I am reminded of a scripture, Hebrews 13:16, “Don’t forget to do good and to share what you have because God is pleased with these kinds of sacrifices.” One of the ways that SEARK has demonstrated the love of God is by being compassionate and caring towards those they have encountered. I am pleased that I have chosen Southeast Arkansas College to further my education.
Hello, I’m Edward Blundell, and I am expected to graduate the fall of this year. I am currently studying Electrical Mechanical Systems Technology at SEARK College. I have been truly blessed with the help I have received here, especially from my professors Mr. Hunt and Dr. Rice. They know how to take their time to help students. Tutoring Central helped me with my studies as well! I would recommend any who is interested in learning electrical work to get registered at SEARK because it’s like having another family. I cannot complain about anything because everyone is just so helpful. I also love being a good example for my kids. I’m showing them that it’s never too late to go to college no matter what age you are. I want them to know that you can do it!