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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 […]

Julia Frost
April 3, 2019 • Posted in , ,

JLC Director Frost Announces Retirement

After three decades as a champion and advocate for students with learning disabilities, Julia Frost is retiring as the director of the Jones Learning Center at University of the Ozarks. Frost, who has served as the director of the JLC since 1994, recently informed U of O officials that she will retire this June. Her […]

Casey Orndorff
March 5, 2019 • Posted in , , ,

Math Professor Defies Odds In Half Marathon

“Why be disabled when I can be me.” That’s the personal mantra of University of the Ozarks Assistant Professor of Mathematics Dr. Casey Orndorff, who on Sunday completed the Little Rock Half Marathon in a time of 1:59:27. Orndorff, 28, believes he’s the first person with cerebral palsy to break the two-hour barrier in the […]

JLC
February 18, 2019 • Posted in , ,

University To Screen Film On Learning Disabilities

University of the Ozarks will present two screenings of the film “Normal Isn’t Real: Succeeding with Learning Disabilities & ADHD,” on Thursday, March 28, in the Rogers Conference Center. The film will be shown at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by a panel discussion with four U of O students who […]

Julia Frost
February 1, 2019 • Posted in , ,

Frost To Lead Workshop At LDA Conference

Julia Frost, director of the University of the Ozarks’ Jones Learning Center, will make a presentation at the Learning Disabilities Association of America’s annual conference in Fort Worth, Texas, on Feb. 20. Frost’s presentation will be titled, “Transitioning to Employment for Adults with Learning Disabilities.”  Frost will lead the full-morning workshop with a disability service […]

Julia Frost
October 23, 2018 • Posted in , ,

Frost To Present At National Conferences

Julia Frost, director of the University of the Ozarks’ Jones Learning Center, will be making presentations at national conferences in Los Angeles and St. Louis during the month of November. On Nov. 7-9, Frost will be attending the Independent Educational Consultants’ Association (IECA) conference in Los Angeles. She will be part of a panel presentation […]

JLC Tutors
June 4, 2018 • Posted in , , ,

JLC Recognizes Outstanding Tutors

The University of the Ozarks’ Jones Learning Center presented its 2017-18 tutor of the year awards during its annual reception, held on May 3. The JLC provides academic support services for students with learning disabilities.  Tutors are scored by students and staff in each of the nine departments reflective of the Ozarks LENS program.  From […]

2018 BOT Winners

2018 Faculty, Staff Awards Announced

The University of the Ozarks’ Board of Trustees presented its annual faculty and staff awards during the 2018 Trustees Awards Banquet, held April 27 in the Rogers Conference Center. Among the recipients for 2018 were (pictured, from left) Patti Schuh, enrollment data manager; Debbie Siebenmorgen, accountant; Tammy Harrington, professor of art; Susan Edens, assistant professor […]

Julia Frost
January 23, 2018 • Posted in

Frost to Present at International Conference

Julia Frost, director of the University of the Ozarks’ Jones Learning Center, will make a presentation titled, “Parenting a Young Adult with a Learning Disability,” at the 2018 Learning Disabilities Association of America’s (LDAA) annual conference in Atlanta on Feb. 20-24. In preparation for the presentation, the JLC staff provided Frost with the names of […]

May 5, 2017 • Posted in

JLC recognizes 2016-17 outstanding tutors

The Jones Learning Center (JLC) honored its outstanding student tutors for the 2016-17 academic year during a special ceremony on May 3. Jose Salinas,a junior from Honduras, was named the overall tutor of the year. The JLC provides academic support services for student with learning disabilities, AD/HD, and autism spectrum disorder. Tutors are vital contributors […]