Rep. Jamie Scott to speak at 2021 virtual commencement
The guest speaker at UA - Pulaski Tech's May 15 virtual commencement ceremony will be Rep. Jamie A. Scott, the Executive Director for Pulaski County Youth Services and State Representative for Arkansas House District 37. She has dedicated her career to public service and to fighting for equal rights and fair opportunities for all.
A native of North Little Rock, she was the youngest African American woman elected to the Arkansas State Legislature. Ms. Scott is a 2019 Arkansas Business 40 under 40 honoree. Representative Jamie Scott currently sits on the House Judiciary, House State Agencies, and Governmental Affairs Committees in the 92nd General Assembly and serves as the Vice Chair of Constitutional Issues.
Ms. Scott is a graduate of the John F. Kennedy Harvard School of Government Executive Education Authentic Leadership Program, the Women’s Campaign School at Yale, the Little Rock Chamber’s Leadership Greater Little Rock Class XVII, the Lead Arkansas Class XIII Leadership Program, and the distinguished Presidential Leadership Scholars Programs. She is a recipient of the 2018 Woman of the Year Award, 2017 Citizen of the Year Award from Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, the Democratic Party of Arkansas’s 2017 Emerging Leader Award, the Bishop D.L. Lindsey Spirit of Excellence Community Award, the William H. Bowen School of Law’s GLO Award, and the Women of Excellence in Education Award, in addition to many others.
Ms. Scott is a member of the Worship Center Church of God in Christ in McAlmont. She is a graduate of North Little Rock High School and received a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Sociology and a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice from Arkansas State University. She is also a former UA – Pulaski Tech student.
The ceremony will be hosted on the Marching Order platform. Students will furnish personalized photos and quotes that will be displayed in the ceremony, which can be shared with friends and family.
“It is crucial that we recognize the accomplishments of our graduates in a virtual space that helps to maximize their participation –without limiting attendees – as well as maintaining on-going health/safety protocols” said Chancellor Margaret Ellibee. “Commencement is the best day of the year at UA – Pulaski Tech, and we honor and respect the hard work and academic achievements of the Class of 2021.”
More information is available at www.uaptc.edu/grad2021.
The event is rescheduled from the original date of May 14.
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