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Starting here helps veterans go further

Starting here helps veterans go further!

May 03, 2018

Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) is a precollege service that is free to eligible veterans and service members. The program prepares veterans who want to go to college free academic advising, academic refresher courses, placement testing, personal tutoring, cultural events, and much more.

“I meet veterans every day who would benefit from attending college,” said VUB Program Academic Coordinator Randall Aragon (LTC Ret., ARNG).  “VUB offers these women and men a chance to brush up and get some confidence so they can take full advantage of a post-educational experience and the world of opportunities that higher education opens up, which may include a vocational certificate or a college degree, or both.”

Participants have recently attended Murry’s Dinner Playhouse and toured the Arkansas State Capitol, the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, the Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame, and the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum.

Active participants are eligible to receive a stipend of $40 a month.

To learn more about Veterans Upward Bound, email [email protected], or call VUB Assistant Director Linda Slater at 501-812-2809. A complete overview of the program may be found at

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