REGISTER NOW for Spring Leadership 2016

Southern Arkansas University will be hosting Spring Leadership on Friday, April 22nd on their campus in Magnolia, AR. Their entire TRIO team has been working hard to create a great day of professional development.

Registration for this event is currently open.

Visit the AASAP Spring Leadership page for more information and to register.

http://www.arkansastrio.org/spring-leadership/

Arkansas TRIO Day 2016

“National TRiO Day” is a day of celebration, reflection, and action around increased access to higher education for disadvantaged students. It was celebrated in Arkansas on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at University of Central Arkansas in Conway. TRiO programs from 14 of the state’s colleges and universities gathered for the event: Arkansas Northeastern College, Arkansas State University, Arkansas State University – Beebe, Arkansas State University – Heber Springs, College of the Ouachitas, East Arkansas Community College, Henderson State University, Lyon College, Ouachita Baptist University, Pulaski Technical College, Southern Arkansas University, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, and University of Central Arkansas.

UCA students volunteering in “The Big Event” for service back to the community helped with the day by providing directions, welcoming visitors, working at the registration tables, entertaining the crowd, and performing the “Roll Call” to acknowledge those institutions and programs participating in the day. With over 200 of the proud high school and college students being served by the state’s TRiO programs in attendance, the day began with the reading of the official Proclamation of TRiO Day from Governor Asa Hutchinson. AASAP President Jeanette Youngblood and SWASAP President Mary Kate Snow gave their remarks of encouragement and inspiration before the keynote speaker addressed the crowd.

Volunteers from “The Big Event” get the crowd dancing.

Volunteers from “The Big Event” get the crowd dancing.

Mary Kate Snow, SWASAP President (the regional association for TRiO programs), gives her remarks.

Mary Kate Snow, SWASAP President (the regional association for TRiO programs), gives her remarks.

The keynote speaker was Kelsey Lavigne, a TRiO alum from Lyon College’s APPLE Project Upward Bound who is now a Career Counselor at University of Arkansas, who spoke on the day’s theme, “The time is now!” Always a highlight of the day, Cody McMichael, Director of Upward Bound at Arkansas State University – Heber Springs, conducted the Arkansas’ TRiO Hall of Fame Presentation. One student from each program is nominated each year as a student who embodies the spirit of TRiO. Those students who were present received certificates for their hard work and accomplishments and in appreciation of their representation of the effectiveness of TRiO programs.

Kelsey Lavigne

Kelsey Lavigne

Arkansas TRiO Hall of Fame Students

Arkansas TRiO Hall of Fame Students

Another custom of the day is the Coins for College Scholarship. Students who attend are entered into a drawing to win a scholarship on TRiO Day by collecting their coins and donating them to be shared between one high school senior and one college student as a scholarship. Matthew Stringer from Arkansas Northeastern College and Kristal Brooks from Pulaski Technical College were the lucky winners. Michelle Hardin, AASAP Treasurer and Director of Upward Bound at University of Central Arkansas, presented each with a check for $135.50. In keeping with the mantra that “TRiO gives back,” baby items and towels were also collected and donated to the American Red Cross in Faulkner County.

Matthew Stringer (ANC) and Kristal Brooks (PTC), winners of the Coins for College Scholarships

Matthew Stringer (ANC) and Kristal Brooks (PTC), winners of the Coins for College Scholarships

A full trunk-load of items on its way to the American Red Cross in Faulkner County

A full trunk-load of items on its way to the American Red Cross in Faulkner County

Arkansas’ TRiO Achiever, Kory Mullens, who is an alum of the Student Support Services program at Arkansas State University – Heber Springs and is now a teacher at Heber Springs Middle School, submitted a video message for the students with advice and encouragement on their journeys into and through post-secondary education. The day concluded with a presentation from UCA Admissions who also conducted campus tours for students. Reactions to the day received through evaluations were overwhelmingly positive! Many thanks to the TRiO Day Committee for their hard work and dedication to the event: Cory Godbolt from Lyon College and Jessie Beal from University of Central Arkansas.

In 1986, Congress was asked by TRiO leaders to proclaim “National TRiO Day” in order to increase awareness and rally support for the programs. It is our hope that on this day, Arkansas continued that mission by communicating the significance of TRiO programs and celebrating the positive impact the programs have made in our state and our respective communities. TRiO works!

TRIO DAY 2016

Just wanted to remind everyone that today is the deadline for Trio Day! If you have any questions about registration, please contact Michelle Hardin. Her contact information is below.

TRIO DAY

Register now for the 2016 Arkansas TRIO Day festivities to be held on March 12, 2016 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway! This year's theme is "The Time is Now." The day will include the Coins for College scholarship opportunity, a community service project, a special giveaway for participants, Hall of Fame recognition, campus tours of the UCA campus ... and more! Complete information and details will be sent as the event nears.

All registration will be handled through the link below. Registration fees are $20 per participant (price includes lunch). Copies of the Arkansas TRIO Hall of Fame Booklet can also be pre-ordered for $10. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-trio-day-registration-21493256910

Deadline for registration is Friday, February 26th. If you have questions about registration, please contact Michelle Hardin, AASAP Treasurer, at MHardin@uca.edu or 501-450-5864. If you have questions about Arkansas TRIO, please contact Jeanette Youngblood, AASAP President, at Jeanette.youngblood@lyon.edu or 870-307-7263.

Josue Ramirez

AASAP Representative

National Park College

101 College Drive

Hot Springs, AR 71913

(501) 672-4558

UCA Upward Bound participant receives Award

Bradley Pettry, a member of Upward Bound at University of Central Arkansas, was selected as the "Bill Deaton Student Salute Award" winner for October. This honor is awarded by the Conway County 4-H Foundation and acknowledges Bradley's excellence and accomplishments in the organization. Bradley won the grand champion prize for swine at the county fair and was awarded the swine superintendent's trophy. Not surprisingly, Bradley plans to major in agricultural business after graduation.

A Sweet Celebration Honoring Talent Search

During the 2015 Fall Conference, AASAP will be celebrating Talent Search’s 50 years of service to TRIO eligible students. This celebration will be open to alumni from all TRIO programs so please share the graphic below with your program alumni. As indicated on the invitation, we do ask that any alumni who plan to attend complete the RSVP form at the link provided.

In addition, we hope that all conference attendees will join us for this sweet celebration and will pick up a complimentary event ticket at registration. The ticket for this event entitles the holder to enjoy a (pre-dinner) TRIO of Snacks which includes a mini Pub Cookie, a mini Root beer Float, and a mini Gelato. Please note that conference attendees are not required to RSVP at the link provided for alumni.

TRIO Alumni please RSVP at: http://goo.gl/forms/Pr6zyE4Kvi

Calling All AASAP Members... We Need Your Help!

Members—

AASAP needs your help! Please seriously consider submitting a proposal for the 2015 Fall Conference. AASAP is an organization made up of bright and talented professionals, so step up and step out to share your knowledge with your colleagues.

Call for Proposals

AASAP is now accepting proposals for conference concurrent sessions. The conference theme is “Growing opportunities. Rooted in success.” Proposal submissions should address topics relevant to TRIO programs and personnel such as advocacy, education, technology, best practice, membership, and professional development. Workshop length should be 50 minutes which includes 10 minutes for questions. Proposals need to be submitted by August 30th and will be reviewed based on interest, originality, expertise of presenter(s), and relevance to the conference theme. An email detailing the final status of selected proposals will be sent by September 4, 2015. For more information, please contact Cory Godbolt at cory.godbolt@lyon.edu or 870-307-7329. Please complete the online “Call for Proposals” through the link below:
http://goo.gl/forms/O4YMU9iPfB

Call for Moderators

AASAP is looking for volunteers to serve as concurrent session moderators. As a moderator, you will provide a service to both session presenters and participants by making sure each session runs smoothly. Your responsibilities will include: attending a brief orientation, meeting the speaker before the session, keeping the speaker on time, asking for questions from the audience, and overseeing the session evaluations. Individuals selected to serve as moderators will be contacted prior to the conference for confirmation. For more information, please contact Cory Godbolt at cory.godbolt@lyon.edu or 870-307-7329. Please complete the online “Call for Moderators” through the link below:
http://goo.gl/forms/uiXrXCLQFz

UCA Upward Bound Racks Up Awards at North Central Arkansas 'UB Day 2015'

NEWS ARTICLE SUBMITTED BY MICHELLE HARDIN (UCA UB DIRECTOR)

On Friday, June 26, 2015, the Upward Bound program from University of Central Arkansas participated in an Upward Bound Retreat for North Central Arkansas. Events of the day began with a campus tour of Lyon College followed by a series of competitions between the Upward Bound programs in attendance: Arkansas State University-Beebe, Arkansas State University-Heber Springs, Lyon College, and University of Central Arkansas. Competitions included academic contests (tests in all four ACT subject areas), a spelling bee, an art exhibition, Quiz Bowl, field games, and a basketball shoot-out.

It was our first time to participate, and our students racked up! Jerald Mock won 1st place in ACT Math, Trey White won 2nd place in ACT Reading, Kendall Walker won 1st place in the Art Exhibition, Emily Withrow won 3rd place in the Art Exhibition, and our teams won both the field games and the basketball shoot-out. We are extremely proud of our students!

Additionally, our students had the opportunity to speak with Joseph Didden, Field Representative from Rep. Rick Crawford's office, who was there to observe the event (held in his district). Our students shared their experiences and why Upward Bound is so important to them in order to help ensure his continued support in funding for TRiO programs. Stetson Painter, Field Representative from Senator John Boozman's office, was in attendance as well.

Photos include our students with Mr. Didden and our basketball shoot-out team (Johnny Ussery, Cameron Crow, Justin Testerman, Shane Southerland, and Belle Flanagan).

CONTACT: MICHELLE HARDIN - MHARDIN@UCA.EDU

TIME TO REORDER - Arkansas TRIO Sticker Skins

Arkansas TRIO:

AASAP is now accepting reorders for the Arkansas TRIO Sticker Skins. Did you miss out the first time, or do you simply need to restock for this next year? Or maybe you need to spend some extra program funds before your grant or grant year ends?

You can now purchase and pay for your Arkansas TRIO Sticker Skins online through the AASAP website (http://www.arkansastrio.org/store/) or complete the ORDER FORM and email it to ncbrown@uark.edu. Most orders can be fulfilled and mailed within 48 hours.

TRIO Skins are sold by AASAP and profits made support TRIO scholarships, advocacy, and alumni efforts in the state.

Please contact Nathan Brown (ncbrown@uark.edu or 479-575-2625) if you have any questions.

Annual AASAP Conference - October 3-6, 2015

Greetings!  I wanted to update everyone on the 2015 Fall Conference. -Jeanette Youngblood (President-Elect)

1.      Conference Registration:

Registration for the AASAP 2015 Fall Conference is open and can be accessed at the following link:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aasap-2015-fall-conference-tickets-17782432735

When you log in to the conference registration page, you will find that there are multiple registration options for the conference depending on:   1) when you register (early or regular),  2) how you choose to pay (additional fees are required when paying by credit/debit card), and 3) whether or not you are an AASAP member.  Please note that your 2015-2016 membership dues (additional info will be provided in the coming weeks) must be paid by the 2015 Fall Conference in order to receive the member rate.    

Early Bird Registration submitted by September 4, 2015  **For individuals who will pay 2015-2016 AASAP membership dues by the conference

$200 (Check/PO only) OR $200 + fees (Credit/Debit Cards)

Regular Registration submitted by September 30, 2015  **For individuals who will pay 2015-2016 AASAP membership dues by the conference

$225 (Check/PO only) OR $225 + fees (Credit/Debit Cards)

Non-Member Registration submitted by September 30, 2015  **For individuals who do not pay 2015-2016 AASAP membership dues by the conference

$325 (Check/PO only) OR $325 + fees (Credit/Debit Cards)

Also on the registration link you can register for either of the two Pre-Conference Workshops that are being offered in conjunction with the conference.  Space is limited in each of these dynamic workshops, so consider signing up early!

Exploring the New OMB Super Circular and its Relationship to TRIO Programs by Lucy Jones

$75 (Check/PO only) OR $75 + fees (Credit/Debit Cards)

Active Learning Activities for Tutor Trainings by Ronda McLelland

$50 (Check/PO only) OR $50 + fees (Credit/Debit Cards)


2.     Hotel Information:

The 2015 Fall Conference will be held in the Arlington Hotel in downtown Hot Springs, AR.  The following rates have been secured for the conference.   Room rate includes a self-service breakfast buffet in the Conference Center on the mornings of Monday, October 5th and Tuesday, October 6th.    If you are not staying at The Arlington but would like to purchase a breakfast buffet ticket, they are available on the registration website.  If you are staying at the Arlington, you are not required to purchase a breakfast buffet ticket.

The Cut-Off Date (last day AASAP reserved room block is available) is Friday September 4, 2015.   

Room Type & Rate

Standard Single/One Adult: $123.00 + Tax

Standard Double/Two Adults:  $147.00 + Tax

Standard Triple/Three Adults:  $171.00 + Tax

Standard Quad/Four Adults:  $195.00 + Tax

Current room tax is 14.5% (tax rates are subject to change).

Instructions:  When making an individual guest room reservation, your conference attendees can call The Arlington directly (800.643.1502 or 501.623.7771) or go to www.arlingtonhotel.com , click the “Reservations” tab, enter the correct conference dates, and enter AASAP in the “Promo Code” box.  This will pull up Arkansas Association of Student Assistance Programs reserved room block & discounted guest room rate so a room reservation can be made. 


3.     Call for Proposals

We are now accepting proposals for conference concurrent sessions.  The conference theme is “Growing opportunities.  Rooted in success.”    Proposal submissions should address topics relevant to TRIO programs and personnel such as advocacy, education, technology, best practice, membership, and professional development.   Workshop length should be 50 minutes which includes 10 minutes for questions.  Proposals need to be submitted by August 15th and will be reviewed based on interest, originality, expertise of presenter(s), and relevance to the conference theme.  An email detailing the final status of selected proposals will be sent by September 4, 2015. For more information, please contact Cory Godbolt at cory.godbolt@lyon.edu or 870-307-7329.

Please complete the online “Call for Proposals” through the link below:   http://goo.gl/forms/O4YMU9iPfB


4.     Call for Moderators

We are looking for volunteers to serve as concurrent session moderators.  As a moderator, you will provide a service to both session presenters and participants by making sure each session runs smoothly.  Your responsibilities will include:  attending a brief orientation, meeting the speaker before the session, keeping the speaker on time, asking for questions from the audience, and overseeing the session evaluations.  Individuals selected to serve as moderators will be contacted prior to the conference for confirmation.   For more information, please contact Cory Godbolt at cory.godbolt@lyon.edu or 870-307-7329.

Please complete the online “Call for Moderators” through the link below:  http://goo.gl/forms/uiXrXCLQF

If you have any questions or want to be more involved with the conference, do not hesitate to contact me by email at Jeanette.youngblood@lyon.edu or 870-307-7263.  The conference team will continue to provide additional information and updates as we move closer to October!! 

AASAP Fall Conference Letter (PDF)

Arkansas TRIO Infographics for Data Sharing

Are you looking for a great way to share your TRIO program success with key stakeholders?

The following infographics were created by AASAP board members and utilized at COE's 2015 Policy Seminar for sharing state APR data on the successes of the Arkansas EOC, SSS, and TS programs. These provide valuable information showcasing the impact that TRIO has throughout Arkansas and the return on investment that TRIO provides. In a nutshell, they show how #TRIOworks in Arkansas!

The original documents are available for download and can be used as-is in PDF format (to show 2014 statewide APR data collected from each program) or used as a template in Adobe Illustrator format (that can be updated with your project specific data). Aspects of these files can also be utilized and adapted for other TRIO programs (UB, UBMS, VUB, or McNair). The documents are legal size (8.5" x 11").

The working files are in Adobe Illustrator format (AI program and some AI skills/knowledge will be required to make changes to the .AI file). Fonts utilized in the document will also be needed if you are planning to utilize and make changes to the .AI file. Fonts will not need to be installed if only utilizing the PDF's available. The only font used in the document is called 'Bebas Neue' and will need to be downloaded and installed before updates can be made to the AI document.

AASAP would like to collect information on how these resources are being utilized throughout the state. So, please send a quick email to Nathan Brown at NCBROWN@uark.edu to inform us if and how you're implementing into your program or data sharing efforts.

Arkansas TRIO Infographics currently available:

Arkansas TALENT SEARCH:
PDF or Adobe Illustrator Template

Arkansas STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES:
PDF or Adobe Illustrator Template

Arkansas EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY CENTERS:
PDF or Adobe Illustrator Template

Bonus 2" x 6" bookmark (.AI format) that can accompany each infographic and provide a little added information and program contact details (featured in picture above). Bookmark will need to be tailored to your specific institution/program, if utilized.

Note: If you make any changes or adaptations to any of the above documents, please update the source section at the bottom of the document with your name/program and credit the AASAP creators. It is AASAP's hope to build upon these documents in future years to eventually include all Arkansas TRIO programs.

NOW OPEN: 2015 Pre-Collegiate SWASAP Scholarship

2015 SWASAP Scholarship - NOW OPEN

Pre-Collegiate Application Guidelines (Deadline for Receipt: July 1, 2015)

The Southwest Association of Student Assistance Programs (SWASAP) scholarship committee announces the 2015 SWASAP Scholarship Competition for Upward Bound, Talent Search, and Upward Bound Math/Science. Each project may submit only five (5) applications and shall establish its own criteria for determining which five applications are forwarded to the Scholarship Committee. Program Directors should submit the selected applications in PDF format to the SWASAP scholarship chair no later than 5pm on July 1, 2015

Download: 2015 SWASAP Scholarship Pre-Collegiate Application Guidelines

Download: 2015 SWASAP Pre-Collegiate Scholarship Application

Questions may be directed to:
Brad Gifford, SWASAP Scholarship Chair

Phone: 903-510-2612

Email: swasapscholarship15@gmail.com
Subject: SWASAP Scholarship

2015 AASAP Scholarships

AASAP SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

DEADLINE: June 15, 2015

Only one application per applicant will be considered. If you're eligible, you may apply for all three scholarships in one form submission. Only the most recent application will be considered.

Apply at: http://goo.gl/forms/3xVFHXGvfj

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR ALL SCHOLARSHIPS

• Applicant must be a past or current TRIO participant

• Applicant must be an enrolled college student during Fall 2015 (enrollment verification required in Fall semester)

• Applicant must be nominated by an AASAP member

Required Supplemental Materials

• Statement from nominating AASAP member verifying your TRIO status

• A one-page typed personal statement discussing your educational goals/plans, including how TRIO has affected those goals, and how you anticipate a college education will advance your life

• Transcript from current institution and any transfer transcripts (unofficial transcripts will be accepted, as long as the institution name is visible)

• Additional required materials for individual scholarships outlined below

Recommendations must be completed at: http://goo.gl/forms/BJLmjKsqz5 (verification via email will be conducted) Applicants are responsible for requesting recommendations and sharing the link to the online form.

Send all supplemental materials to: scholarship@arkansastrio.org Incomplete applications will not be considered. Committee members will not follow-up with applicants with incomplete applications. Scholarship recipients will be notified by email and a check will be presented at the AASAP Conference in October or provided by SWASAP following their conference in November.

WALTER O. MASON EDUCATION FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Required Supplemental Materials

• Two letters of recommendation (one must be from an AASAP member)

ROBBIE L. LYLE SCHOLARSHIP

Odd-numbered years: 2015 (Current year)

• Applicant must be a graduating senior planning to enter college in any field

• Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better on a 4.0 scale on her/his most current transcript

Required Supplemental Materials • Three letters of recommendation (one may be from a TRIO staff member)

DR. VANCE SIMELTON SCHOLARSHIP

• Individual must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale on most recent transcript (high school or college, whichever is most recent)

• Individual must have an ACT Composite of 20 or better (also acceptable: equivalent SAT score; ASSET scores of 43 Intermediate Algebra, 42 Language Usage, 41 Reading; or COMPASS scores of 66 Intermediate Algebra, 70 Language Usage, 81 Reading)

Required Supplemental Materials

• Three letters of recommendation (one may be from a TRIO staff member)

• ACT, SAT, ASSET, or COMPASS score report(s)

• A high school and/or GED transcript with GPA* and graduation date *Non-traditional students may submit most recent educational transcript

Click here to download a printable PDF of the scholarship details.

AASAP Sends Team to COE Policy Seminar 2015

The Council for Opportunity in Education’s 35th Annual Policy Seminar was held in Washington, D.C. on March 15-17, 2015. Arkansas has a sixteen person delegation attend, which included fifteen professional TRIO staff members and one TRIO alumnus (see complete list at the end).

Through a combined effort, visits were made to the offices of all six members of Arkansas Congressional Delegation. AASAP members were able to meet personally with Representative Rick Crawford, Representative French Hill, Senator Tom Cotton, and Senator John Boozman. In addition, AASAP members were able to meet with designated staff personnel for Representative Steve Womack and Representative Bruce Westerman. It was exciting to discover that Representative Westerman’s staff included a Talent Search Alumna from Rich Mountain Community College and an Upward Bound Summer Staff Member from Southern Arkansas University.

In preparation for the visit, team members discussed a strategy for each meeting. Because some meeting times overlapped, not everyone was able to attend every meeting, so determining a plan of action was important. For each meeting, it was decided what state and national information and data should be shared, as well as who was willing to share it. Also, the group determined how best to utilize the stories of our TRIO students to personalize our message including having AASAP’s TRIO Achiever, Joe Berry, share his story in each meeting he was able to attend.

The consistent message of every visit was “Restoration before Innovation,” highlighting that based on their strong record of success, all TRIO programs deserve to have all financial appropriations restored before new initiatives receiving funding. In addition, each Congressman was asked to sign on to the appropriations letter for either the House or Senate and to join the bi-partisan, bi-cameral Congressional TRIO Caucus. AASAP members were also able to provide each office with infographics which utilized the most recent APR data for SSS, TS, and EOC.

When asked to reflect on what was the most successful from the Capital Hill visits, some of those attending listed the following: * Having our alum to speak his story. * Finding out that AR TRIO programs have connections (alums, former staffer, etc.) within certain offices. * Knowing some of the legislative interests of the individual Representatives and Senators so it was easier to tailor our message. * Feeling like the group had a “genuine audience” for the message being shared. Based on what had been shared from previous visits, more hostility was expected. * Seeing the overall professionalism that the group displayed before, during and after the visits. * Sharing the infographic. * Getting Senator Boozman to agree to join the TRIO Caucus.

As a follow-up to the Congressional Visits, a thank you letter was sent from AASAP to each Senator and Representative, along with a copy of the Arkansas Fact Book. This letter thanked them for taking the time meet with the Arkansas team and asked them to make TRIO students a priority. In addition, each member of the Arkansas team has been encouraged to extend a personal invitation for their own congressional leader to visit their program as a follow-up.

Important groundwork was completed during the Congressional Visits, as Representative French Hill’s office requested a visit with Pulaski Technical College’s Student Support Services Program for March 30, 2015. Upon visiting the program and with its students, he has identified as a TRIO supporter.

Arkansas Team

  • Joe Berry, TRIO Alum (ASU-Beebe)
  • Nathan Brown (UA)
  • Crista Gray (UALR)
  • Michelle Hardin (UCA)
  • Billy Ray Huggins, Jr. (UALR)
  • Elena Maina (UALR)
  • Stephanie Manning (SAU)
  • Cody McMichael (ASU—Heber Springs)
  • Ashia Muhammad (UALR)
  • Jeff Neufeld (RMCC)
  • Steven Ogden (UACCH)
  • Sharon Scudder (ASU—Heber Springs)
  • Mary Kate Snow (PTC)
  • Eunice Walker (SAU)
  • Carla Williamson (SAU)
  • Jeanette Youngblood (Lyon)

Lyon College Hosts 2015 AASAP Spring Leadership - April 17, 2015

Lyon College’s TRIO programs are excited to be hosting the AASAP 2015 Spring Leadership meeting on Friday, April 17th and we hope that you enjoy the day that we have put together for you.

For those who have never visited Batesville or Lyon College before, here is the link (https://www.lyon.edu/about-lyon/directions-campus) from Lyon’s website as it offers directions to campus. Once on campus, you need come to the Edwards Commons Building (number 10 on this campus map http://www.lyon.edu/virtual-tour.htm).

Reserved, guest parking spaces are will be marked off for you in the parking lot in front of Edwards Commons. Once you enter the Edwards Commons Building, please take the elevator down to the Maxfield Room on the lower level. Upon exit from the elevator you can turn right for the bathrooms or slightly left to walk down the hall to the Maxfield Room.

For anyone wishing to come to Batesville the night before, the following hotels are offering these rates if you call directly and mention APPLE/Lyon when you call:

Comfort Suites
1227 N. St. Louis
Batesville, AR 72501
(870) 698-1900
$89 (plus taxes)

Holiday Inn Express
1130 White Dr.
Batesville, AR 72501
(870) 698-2700
$104.99 (plus taxes)

Ramada
1325 N. St. Louis St.
Batesville, AR 72501
(870) 698-1800
$65 single or $75 double (plus taxes on both)

If you have any questions, please contact me via email at Jeanette.youngblood@lyon.edu or by phone at 870-307-7263 (Office)/870-373-0205 (Cell).

See You Friday!

Jeanette Youngblood
APPLE UB Director/AASAP President-Elect

Bring your Baskets for Raffle at Spring Leadership

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Don't forget to bring a gift basket to Spring Leadership on April 17th. We will use the baskets for the AASAP Raffle. We will have boxes available for you to place all of your purchased tickets into a drawing for whichever prize (basket) you choose. The more baskets we have, the more items you can have a chance to win!

Be sure to save some cash to purcahse raffle tickets, enter to win a prize, and SUPPORT FAIR SHARE!

Welcome to the new AASAP Website

The AASAP board has been working hard to develop a new website that better serves the membership. Take a few minutes to look around and get comfortable with some of the new features. A few items we would like to point out are:

  • Board Photos and Bios
  • Organization Information
  • A store to purchase items
  • Pay Membership Fees using the Store
  • Register for Events in the Store
  • Instagram Feed
  • Twitter Feed
  • Sign up for emails
  • News Blog
  • Alumni Quotes
  • Show us some TRIO LOVE on social media. Use the Social Media Links on the right.

Over the next few months, we will be adding more information, photos, and blog posts. Please share any information you have with us. You can email website information to contact@arkansastrio.org