The old adage, “You are never too old to learn”, is a familiar one for many students at a community college. The mission of the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain serves the needs of students of all ages and backgrounds by providing learning opportunities that enrich their quality of life. One such student, Beverly Siegfried recently shared her experience and how it affected her life in a positive way.
“Thank you for this wonderful college that we have in Mena. I am close to being finished here and wanted to tell you how amazing this school is. I have enjoyed every class I have taken and each professor has been wonderful. The young people who attend here are very accepting and bright, I see great things in their future. The biggest surprise is how I see the world now. I never expected to see things so differently at my advanced age. I now read books differently and look at movies, art, and nature in a much more informed way. Being able to see things differently is quite surprising to me as I can’t even look at a rock without trying to figure its history. I started attending Rich Mountain when my daughter decided to work toward a teaching degree here. It was something I always wanted to do, but was not sure at my age if I could do it. I cannot believe how accommodating the teachers have been. I love this school and think all older people should try it. I never believed I could be as successful in my studies as I have been. I have had a great fear of math since high school and still managed to get an ‘A” in College Algebra, after that I felt like I could conquer the world. I would never have done that well without Marsha Jenkins and the staff in TRiO Student Support Services. All of the personnel in Student Support Services are amazing and I spend as much time there as possible. I have not met one employee of this College that has been anything but kind, encouraging, and helpful. UA Rich Mountain is a gem! I am looking forward to transferring to another college in the spring to get a B.A. Because of the education I have received, I am ready!” remarked Siegfried.
For more information about the UA Rich Mountain programs and how to get started on your educational journey, contact: Office of Admissions at (479) 394-7622 or firstname.lastname@example.org and TRiO Educational Opportunity Center at Mena, Waldron (479) 637-5502 or Mount Ida (870) 867-5264 locations.