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Laverne Bell

UA-PTC student wins second place in regional conference for future educators

April 13, 2021

UA-PTC Education student Laverne Bell recently participated in the Educator Rising Region 6 Conference where she competed against students from other regional colleges, winning second place in the Job Interview category. In this competition, students apply for a job as a paraprofessional, creating a cover letter and resume before sitting for a live interview with the judges.

Laverne was also granted a monetary award at the conference from Phi Delta Kappa for her speech about Educators Rising. The short speech illustrated the power of being an educator.

"I'm so glad that I had the opportunity to participate in Educators Rising before I graduated from UA-PTC. This has been a rewarding experience that has taught me skills that I can apply in my future career as an educator," Laverne said.

This was the first Educator Rising Region 6 Conference for students aspiring to become educators in the state of Arkansas. For more information about Educators Rising, visit

For information about education programs offered at UA-PTC, visit

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