As the school year comes to an end, it is a tradition at University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana to honor one of their own and name the outstanding staff member of the year.

UAHT just announced that this year the honor goes to Mikki Curtis. Curtis is the Dean of Secondary programs at the college. This is where she presides over the Hope and Arkansas High Collegiate Academies program and the Secondary Career and Technical Education Center.

Mrs. Curtis had a vision and donated her time to establish the Hope Collegiate Academy before she even came to work for the university. Then it was onto the Arkansas High School Collegiate Academy. The academy gives high school students the chance to earn college credits and get a head. According to a press release this program is first program like this in our region in the State of Arkansas.


The collegiate academies have brought recognition to the college by drawing statewide and national attention to UAHT. Several other colleges and high schools have visited the academy and worked with Mrs. Curtis to model their own programs after UAHT’s.

Curtis also plays an important roll in the students lives as the adjust to college work. She is know to spend time with the students and their parents to talk and guide them in their future educational opportunities.

Congratulations to Mikki Curtis for receiving this well deserved award!

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