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Pinning Ceremony
December 3, 2021 • Posted in , ,

Teacher Education Program Holds Pinning Ceremony

The University of the Ozarks’ Pat Walker Teacher Education Program held a pinning ceremony for several of its students on Dec. 2 in Walker Hall. The pinning ceremony is a symbolic, time-honored tradition marking the occasion when students are formally welcomed into the teacher education program. The newest inductees received a pin that signifies their […]

Dody Pelts
August 5, 2021 • Posted in , ,

Pelts Named Vice President of Student Success

Dody Pelts has been named vice president for student success, U of O President Richard Dunsworth announced this week. Pelts has served as the director of the Jones Learning Center since July of 2019. Prior to that she was assistant director of the JLC for 12 years. “Dody has spent her professional career working with […]

Vivien Wambugu

Wambugu Named University’s 2021 Tutor of the Year

Recent graduate Vivien Wambugu has been named the University of the Ozarks’ 2021 Tutor of the Year by the University’s academic services program. The outstanding tutor awards were announced in May and given by academic services based on several factors, including evaluations from students receiving tutoring, GPAs, and staff members’ interactions and observations. Academic services […]

Andrea Cooper
January 25, 2021 • Posted in ,

Cooper ’12 Named Director of Career Services

University of the Ozarks alumna Andrea (Muffuletto) Cooper ’12 has been named the University’s new director of career services, effective Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. Cooper has served as the college guidance counselor at Subiaco (Ark.) Academy since 2014. She will be a part of the University’s Office of Advancement and Alumni Engagement and her office […]

Student Support Services
October 8, 2020 • Posted in ,

Ozarks Receives $1.6 Million Grant for Student Services

University of the Ozarks has been awarded $1.6 million in federal grant funding from the U.S. Department of Education for its Student Support Services programs. The funds are awarded to colleges and universities to provide opportunities for students’ academic development as well as to motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary degrees. Student […]

Edith Olivas Garrido
May 8, 2020 • Posted in , ,

Olivas Garrido Named Tutor of the Year

The University of the Ozarks’ Academic Services programs the Jones Learning Center and the Student Success Center, honored their outstanding tutors for 2019-20 during a May 6 ceremony held through Zoom. Tutors were nominated by their peers and evaluated based on qualities such as knowledge of material, preparedness, empathy, patience, enthusiasm and a strong desire […]

Jones Learning Center
April 28, 2020 • Posted in , ,

Reimagined Jones Learning Center to Expand Reach

In an effort to better serve all University of the Ozarks students, a reimagined Jones Learning Center will take the lead in a campus-wide initiative to provide a broader-reaching support system for students in areas such as college success, academic advising and life skills. In the new model, which begins the Fall 2020 Semester, the […]

COVID-19 Update
March 14, 2020 • Posted in , , , ,

University Cancels Classes, Moves Online March 30

University of the Ozarks is extending Spring Break and cancelling all classes, effective immediately, for the next two weeks to best protect students and the broader community in response to risks associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Classes will resume on Monday, March 30, in an all-online method of delivery and continue online for the […]

Dody Pelts
May 22, 2019 • Posted in , , , ,

Pelts Named Director Of JLC

Dody Pelts has been named as the new director of the Jones Learning Center at University of the Ozarks, effective July 1 Pelts has worked in the JLC for the past 18 years, including the last 12 as the center’s assistant director. She replaces Julia Frost, who announced her retirement in April after serving the […]