Kandy Page joined the UA Rich Mountain family as a faculty member in 2003. As Computer Technology Instructor, her responsibilities include teaching full-time information systems courses in both a traditional and non-traditional setting such as online courses.
Page is an alumna of Weyerhaeuser High School in northern Wisconsin. Her post-secondary accomplishments include alumni of the following: University of Arkansas Rich Mountain with an Associate of Applied Science in Microcomputer Technician and Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology, University of Arkansas at Fort Smith with a B.S. in Information Technology with a specialty in Web Design, and an M.S. in Information Systems from Baker College in Flint, Michigan.
“I started working at UA Rich Mountain part-time while I was a student here, helping to create a new website for the College. In 2004, I began work in our Information Technology department as a technician, while still working on my bachelor’s degree at UAFS. While working in the IT Department, I subbed for an instructor and taught some Workforce Training classes. This peaked my interest in the area of instruction and later led me to pursue my master’s degree.” While working on her master’s degree, a position opened in the Computer Technology Department for an instructor to teach computer programming, web design, and applications. Page was hired for the position while finishing her master’s degree and has been teaching at the College ever since. “Being part of the great team at UA Rich Mountain really is a blessing. The folks here truly want their students to succeed and will do whatever they can to help them along the way”, stated Page.
She goes on to say, “I can honestly say that teaching is a profession that takes tons of hard work, dedication, and patience, but is one of the most rewarding careers out there. I honestly never set out to be an instructor; life just put it in my path. However, I could not see myself doing anything else right now. There is a great amount of joy in helping people discover new things, ideas, and paths in their lives. Some of my greatest moments in a classroom have been watching the light in a student’s eyes come on as they figure out that little thing that has been baffling them for days.”
Kandy enjoys camping, fishing, working in her yard, and spending time with her family. Both of her daughters are collegiate athletes and she and her husband enjoy traveling to watch them compete. As a busy couple and family, their time together is very valuable and cherished.
Come by the main campus in Mena to meet Kandy Page, Computer Technology Instructor at UA Rich Mountain! #jointhetradition