News - JLC

Debbie Williams
March 10, 2017 • Posted in

In Memoriam: Debbie Williams

The University family mourned the passing Friday morning of beloved friend and colleague Debbie Williams, an academic support coordinator in the Jones Learning Center. For the past 34 years Williams served Ozarks and its students in the JLC, where her infectious smile and nurturing spirit were on display on a daily basis. She is remembered […]

Julia Frost
January 25, 2017 • Posted in

Frost to present at international learning disabilities conference

Julia Frost, director of the University of the Ozarks’ Jones Learning Center, will make several presentations at the 2017 Learning Disabilities Association of America’s (LDAA) international conference in Baltimore, scheduled for Feb. 16-19. On Thursday, Feb. 16, Frost will present “How to Flunk Out of College Even When You are Really Smart!”  A description of […]

September 27, 2016 • Posted in

JLC to be represented at upcoming fairs, conferences

University of the Ozarks? Jones Learning Center Director Julia Frost will attend several fairs and conferences throughout the country over the next few months to share the benefits of the JLC. On Oct. 24, she will represent the JLC and Ozarks in Northwest Arkansas at the Transition Resource Fair, hosted by Bentonville, Rogers and Heritage […]

June 2, 2016 • Posted in

U of O named one of nation’s “Best Disability Friendly” universities

University of the Ozarks has been ranked as one of the "50 Best Disability Friendly Colleges and Universities" in the country by the online publication College Choice. According to its website,, College Choice is "an independent online publication dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college." U of O came in […]

January 25, 2016 • Posted in

JLC staff, students receive training in new text-to-speech technology

The entire Jones Learning Center staff as well as six JLC students were trained recently in new text-to-speech software programs. The group was trained on how to use Claroread 7 and Read & Write Gold 11, two text-to-speech software programs that will now be available for all staff and students in the JLC to download […]

January 25, 2016 • Posted in

Frost to present at learning disabilities conference Feb. 14-18

Jones Learning Center Director Julia Frost will be participating in a pair of presentations during the Learning Disabilities Association of America's national conference in Orlando, Fla., on Feb. 14-18. Frost will take part in a panel discussion titled, "Accommodations for Adults with Learning Disabilities," sponsored by the Adult Topics Committee that Frost chairs.  Her portion […]

February 5, 2015 • Posted in

JLC reps to attend conferences

Representatives from University of the Ozarks' Jones Learning Center will be attending a pair of conferences in February. On Friday, Feb. 6, Julia Frost, director of the JLC, and Kristen Giffin, learning disabilities educational assistant, will present an information exhibit at the Dallas branch of the International Dyslexia Association at the Renaissance Marriot in Richardson, […]

October 14, 2014 • Posted in

JLC to host Dallas reception at dyslexia association meeting

Administrators from University of the Ozarks and the Jones Learning Center will present a reception preceding a meeting by the Dallas, Texas, branch of the International Dyslexia Association, scheduled for Monday, Oct. 20, at the Dallas Academy. The reception, which will include Ozarks President Richard Dunsworth and JLC Director Julia Frost, will begin at 5:30 […]

September 5, 2014 • Posted in

Frost’s article on transitioning published in education magazine

An article written by Jones Learning Center Director Julia Frost on helping students with learning disabilities transition from high school has been published by a leading education magazine. Frost’s article, "Transitioning to Postsecondary Education or the Workforce for Students With Learning Disabilities," was published in the Fall 2014 edition of SEEN magazine, which is produced […]

August 12, 2014 • Posted in

University Launches Microsite for Jones Learning Center

University of the Ozarks has launched a new microsite to promote the services and success stories of its Jones Learning Center, which has been helping students with learning disabilities earn a college degree at the University for more than 40 years. The microsite,, was created by JUMP Company and SKY Digital out of St. […]