Arkansas-Fort Smith Graduates Represent A “Wide Diversity”

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The University of Arkansas-Fort Smith handed out 36 diplomas in 2003.

Ten years later, the number was closer to 600. Arkansas-Fort Smith held two graduation ceremonies Saturday, and one graduate was well versed in the evolution of the school.

“It feels pretty amazing,” Adam Brandt said. “I’ve been through three iterations of the college: WestArk Community College, WestArk College and now UA-Fort Smith. It feels pretty righteous.”

Arkansas-Fort Smith Chancellor Paul Beran was pleased with the diversity of this year’s graduating class.

“Well, I think this class represented really a wide diversity of age and gender, ethnicity,” Beran said. “I was very proud of that.”