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March 7, 2013 • Posted in

Frost to speak at state learning disabilities conference

Jones Learning Center Director Julia Frost will be one of the featured speakers at the annual conference of the Learning Disabilities Association of Arkansas (LDAA), scheduled for Saturday, March 9, in North Little Rock, Ark. Jones Learning Center Director Julia Frost will be one of the featured speakers at the annual conference of the Learning […]

December 21, 2012 • Posted in

Ozarks and the JLC convert a reluctant Texas native

Maegan Bell, a senior early childhood education major from Dallas, Texas, didn't always consider Ozarks her home. But four years later, she is an avid champion for Ozarks and the Jones Learning Center. "I graduated from a high school in Dallas that works with students who have learning disabilities," Bell explained. "My guidance counselor there […]

September 24, 2012 • Posted in

Black ’09 brightens smiles in Romania

Lauren Black, 2009 Ozarks graduate, may have followed her heart when she earned her bachelor's degree in religion and philosophy, but it was her teeth that took her all the way to Romania as part of a medical mission team. Lauren Black, a 2009 Ozarks graduate, recently spent a week in Brailia, Romania, with a […]

June 7, 2012 • Posted in

Get to Know, featuring Natalie Roden

Get to Know is a weekly feature hosted by Andrea Dankert, which airs on Ozarks KUOZ Channel 6. In this program, we'll get to know Natalie Roden, a junior strategic communication major from Berkeley, California.

May 29, 2012 • Posted in

Ozarks JLC alum overcomes personal challenges, thrives in youth ministry

U of O's most recent Alumni Weekend brought a bevy of former Ozarks grads back to campus. The one with the big smile was Lauren Black. Black participated in an alumni roundtable titled “More than a Paycheck: Professions with Purpose.” Panelists discussed how learning disabilities affect their work. Black has mild dyslexia, a disorder that […]

May 9, 2012 • Posted in

New JLC program to assist students with autism spectrum disorder

Clarksville, Ark. --- The University of the Ozarks' Jones Learning Center will begin a new program for high functioning students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the Fall 2012 Semester, according to JLC Director Julia Frost. The new program will be called the Living and Learning Community (LLC) and will include social and life skills […]

May 3, 2012 • Posted in

U of O grad Thomas to participate in AmeriCorps City Year

Ozarks' loss will be New Hampshire's gain at the end of July. That's when Terri Thomas, a graduating Strategic Communication major, heads to the east coast to spend a year helping kids get ahead. Thomas is participating in City Year New Hampshire. City Year is an education-focused nonprofit organization that works with high-need public schools […]

February 7, 2012 • Posted in

JLC staff members to present at national LDA conference

Jones Learning Center Program Coordinators Debbie Carlton and Debby Mooney, along with Director Julia Frost, will make presentations at the Learning Disabilities Association of America's annual conference in Chicago February 23 to 25. At LDA of America’s annual conference, parents and educators learn about all the latest research in the field, find out about best […]