FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Every two weeks, staff in Enrollment Services might look a little less business casual than they do most days – and all for a good reason. During the division’s “Jeans Day” fundraiser, happening every other Thursday since 2003, staff members wear jeans to work and contribute a dollar to support EOA Children’s House, a local charity. During the holiday season each year, Enrollment Services uses the collected funds to provide clothing and gifts for children in the area.
In 2019, Enrollment Services staff members raised over $1,000, enough to provide clothing and gifts for numerous families.
“We are extremely fortunate for the generosity and continued support of Enrollment Services at the University of Arkansas, as well as the many other individuals and organizations who have given time and funding to Children’s House,” said Lance Johnson, program director of EOA Children’s Services. “Each gift provides a child with an opportunity to extend learning and family engagement in their home.”
“Enrollment Services is dedicated to serving communities throughout the state, and Children’s House is an excellent partner in this. Everyone on our team enjoys pitching in to make a difference each year,” said Suzanne McCray, vice provost of enrollment services and dean of admissions. “We are especially grateful to Kathi Davidson, who organizes the fundraiser for Enrollment Services, as well as to all those who have given, both in our office and across campus.”
Founded in 1978, EOA Children’s House provides services and support to children under the age of five who have faced abuse, neglect, or other adverse experiences. The organization is one of the nation’s largest long-term centers for early childhood abuse prevention and treatment, and the only center of its kind in Arkansas. For more information, or to learn about ways to support Children’s House, visit www.childrenshousenwa.org or call (479) 927-1232.
About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among fewer than 3% of colleges and universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.