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More than $12,000 raised during ASUN 21 Days of Giving Campaign

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December 16, 2021
The Newport Independent
Arkansas State University-Newport’s recent giving campaign brought in more than $12,000 for the institution including the chancellor matching a portion of the money raised. Read the article here.

ASUN named top AR Community College

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November 24, 2021
ASUN is honored to serve the state of Arkansas and recently received statewide recognition. See where ASUN ranked on the list here.

Student recognized with "Head of the Class" award

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November 10, 2021
Batesville Daily Guard
A leading industry manufacturer recognized an Arkansas State University-Newport student for his excellence in the Energy Control Technology program. Read more about Lukas and this recognition.

Students learn about manufacturing, prepare for future

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October 15, 2021
ASU-Newport hosted a Manufacturing Day event for Jonesboro High School students. The goal was to show what types of opportunities are available in manufacturing. See what a student had to say about the experience.

ASU-Newport asking for community input as it plans for the future

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October 14, 2021
The Jonesboro Sun
Arkansas State University-Newport is looking to the future and needs input. Learn more about the meetings and plan to join ASUN for these discussions.

School introduces new way to speed through college

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September 13, 2021
College is a long and strenuous process, but ASU-Newport is taking much of the commitment of full semesters away with fast terms. Learn more about Fast Terms and how they can help students here.

ASU-Newport joins organization to receive more grants

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August 5, 2021
ASU-Newport has been selected by the National Science Foundation, as one of the few community colleges in the country, to take part in Project Vision. Read more about Project Vision here.

Former chancellor honored with emeritus status and naming

Dr. Massey pictured with Dr. Welch, Dr. Moore, and Ward Massey

July 29, 2021
The Jonesboro Sun
The Arkansas State University System, in conjunction with Arkansas State University-Newport, unveiled the Sandra C. Massey Center for Student Success on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Read more about the surprise here.

Woman donates $100k to ASU-Newport: ‘All I ever want to do is help’

Teriann Turner pictured with Laura Collier and Dr. Johnny M. Moore

July 21, 2021
Students enrolled in Arkansas State University-Newport’s health professions program can look forward to a bright future thanks to the largesse of an optometrist’s widow. Read more about how this will help students here.

ASU-Newport announces honor rolls

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July 1, 2021
The Jonesboro Sun
ASU-Newport recently announced students that achieved academic excellence for the Spring 2021 term. These students were named to the Chancellor's and Vice Chancellor's Lists. See the students that made the list.

Program opens doors for students

A-State Howl Structure Welded by ASUN Students

June 29, 2021
Batesville Daily Guard & Newport Independent
The Pathfinder Program at Arkansas State University will open the door to an on-campus student life experience for students who can enroll in classes at both A-State and Arkansas State University-Newport. Read more about this new program.

ASU-Newport adds three new scholarships

ASUN Campus

June 23, 2021
ASUN is offering three new scholarships to help students that may think college is unattainable. Read more about the scholarships here.

ASU-Newport expands high demand medical program

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June 17, 2021
ASUN is expanding its surgical technology program to meet industry demand. The program will now accept students at the Newport and Marked Tree locations. Read more about ASUN's Surgical Technology program.

ASU-Newport student recognized with 'Head of the Class' award

Caleb Sexton

June 3, 2021
Jonesboro Sun & Batesville Guard
A leading industry manufacturer recognized an Arkansas State University-Newport student for his excellence in the Energy Control Technology program. Read more about this award.

ASU-Newport announces three new scholarships to help students soar

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May 20, 2021
Batesville Guard
Arkansas State University-Newport announces three new institutional scholarships to serve students from varying backgrounds. In support of ASUN’s mission and values, these scholarships celebrate diversity, student focus, integrity, and help provide affordable and quality education. Read more about the new scholarships.

ASUN Registered Nursing students selected for St. Bernards sponsorship

RN Students that received the scholarship

May 13, 2021
Jonesboro Sun
St. Bernards Healthcare is partnering with ASU-Newport to provide a pathway for Registered Nursing students to transition from student to professional. By committing their skills to St. Bernards, these students will have dedicated clinical space at the hospital, receive automatic employment upon graduation and a monthly stipend. Read more about these RN sponsorships.

Pandemic Helps Drivers Shed Stigma

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May 10, 2021
Arkansas Money & Politics
It’s taken a global pandemic to help alter the image of the truck driver to be the hero who braves the virus to deliver necessary goods to stores. Despite the improved image of truckers, there is a national shortage of drivers, the American Trucking Association reported. There are 3.5 million truck drivers in the United States, the association noted in a news release issued earlier this year. Read how drivers were able to shed the stigma.

Many turn out for Operation Transformation

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April 29, 2021
Jonesboro Sun
Operation Transformation was a huge success Saturday, April 24. Many people participated in the event, toured the new Joe and Helen Harris Center for Opportunities, participated in the silent auction and enjoyed lunch and snacks from IMAD, Black Hound BBQ and Tropical Sno! On site for the event was the Arkansas State University-Newport Criminal Justice Program providing ChildPrint ID Kits. Read more about operation transformation.

St. Bernards partners with ASUN to provide work

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April 13, 2021
Arkansas State University-Newport and St. Bernards Medical Center are partnering together giving people who have recently been incarcerated, those without employment and people in poverty a second chance. ASUN will offer training, and the hospital will offer employment. See the video about St. Bernards, ASU-Newport partnership here.

St. Bernards, ASU-Newport partner to tackle workforce development

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April 7, 2021
Talk Business & Politics
St. Bernards Healthcare has entered into a partnership with Arkansas State University-Newport (ASUN) to provide employment for individuals dislocated from work or struggling with poverty. The partnership, part of the Arkansas Delta Workforce Opportunities for Rural Communities (ADWORC) program, aims to increase the labor participation rate in ASUN’s service areas by preparing workers in manufacturing, hospitality and allied health industries. Read more about the St. Bernards, ASU-Newport partnership.

St. Bernards partners with ASUN to provide work

Still video of ASUN Campus sign

April 7, 2021
St. Bernards Healthcare is partnering with Arkansas State University-Newport to help people without a job and dealing with poverty. Participants in the program will earn $100 a week while going through a free five-week course at ASUN. Click here to read more about the St. Bernards, ASU-Newport partnership.