News - JLC

MaKenzie Douglas
August 8, 2022 • Posted in ,

Douglas Joins Ozarks as Academic Support Coordinator

MaKenzie Douglas has joined the University of the Ozarks as an academic support coordinator in the Jones Learning Center (JLC). Her first day at Ozarks was Monday, Aug. 8. Douglas most recently served as an academic advisor at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton. She also served a graduate school internship at U […]

Felecia Atkinson
April 6, 2022 • Posted in , ,

Atkinson ’03 to retire at Semester’s End

Felecia Atkinson ’03, who has worked at University of the Ozarks for most of the past 31 years, has announced her retirement, effective at the end of the Spring 2022 Semester. Since 2015, Atkinson has worked in the Jones Learning Center as the learning disabilities educational assistant, where she has served primarily as a writing […]

Torie Parsons
March 24, 2022 • Posted in , ,

JLC Graduate Joins Alumni Board

Part of the Ozarks mission statement is to prepare students to live life fully and our students are given the space to discover what that phrase means to them. For Jones Learning Center alumni Torie Parsons, living life fully is a life of giving back to Ozarks. In a testament to that goal, Parsons was […]

Student Tutoring
February 10, 2022 • Posted in , ,

JLC Celebrating 50 Years

During the 2021-2022 year, the Jones Learning Center is celebrating its 50th anniversary. As one of the first learning centers for students with learning differences in the country, this anniversary is exciting for our University community. Fifty years ago the (then) College of the Ozarks embarked on a bold new experiment. In the fall of […]

Courtney Taylor
September 28, 2021 • Posted in , ,

JLC Alumna Taylor ’09 Leading by Example

(Editor’s Note: The 2020-21 academic year marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Jones Learning Center at University of the Ozarks. In honor of this milestone, the University will be featuring alumni and current students of the JLC throughout the academic year.) Courtney Taylor is proud to be a role model for young […]

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 […]

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 […]