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ASU-LRAFB To Celebrate 50 Years
Published: October 22 2015

The Arkansas State University-Little Rock Air Force Base, a Degree Center of ASU-Beebe, will celebrate 50 years of service with a reception on Thursday, Oct. 22 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Jacksonville-Little Rock AFB University Center. 

 â€œWe’re proud to have been providing higher-education opportunities to residents and employees of Little Rock Air Force Base, Jacksonville and North Pulaski County since 1965,” said ASU-Little Rock AFB director Nancy Shefflette.

The Jacksonville-Little Rock AFB University Center opened in January 2011, and was jointly funded by $5 million of Jacksonville sales tax revenue and $10 million of USAF funding. The center is open to those who live on and work at the base, as well to community members.  No special access is required.  â€œOur campus is a key component of ASU-Beebe, and one of six universities in residence at the Jacksonville-Little Rock AFB University Center,” said Shefflette.

The reception is open to the public. Current and former students, graduates, faculty, staff, and prospective students of ASU-Little Rock AFB, as well as Little Rock Air Force Base and Jacksonville/North Pulaski County employees and residents are especially invited to attend the celebration.   

For more information, visit the ASU-Little Rock AFB office at the Jacksonville-Little Rock AFB University Center, Suite 115, or call (501) 988-4151, or email lrafb@asub.edu.

Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and Little Rock Air Force Base, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus.