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Welcome Vanguard Family!

Attending college is a big step for the student in your life. From submitting their application to preparing for graduation, you’re always there for them — and we’re always here for you. When your student comes to ASU-Beebe, you and your family become part of the Vanguard community as well; and we invite you to take advantage of the various events and programs that are designed only for the parents and families of ASU-Beebe students. By engaging in your student’s higher education career, your experience can and will be just as bountiful and fulfilling as your students.

We encourage parents and families to become your student’s #1 fan, supporting and cheering them on until they cross the graduation stage; because we want, what you want…your student’s success!

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Be sure to sign-up for ASU-Beebe's Parent & Family Engagement Newsletter. You will learn the most latest information on how to support your student throughout the semester.

FYI Session Link

During the Summer, we host a series of virtual information sessions, so your student  can be ready to join the Vanguard family. Each 30 minute session includes a conversation with a different office.

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Don't allow your student to miss out on ASU-Beebe's plans for Graduation. Learn how your student can apply for graduation, and how you and your family can celebrate your student's success. 

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Started in 2020 as Family Appreciation Day, Family Week is ASU-Beebe's newest campus tradition. Each year, ASU-Beebe dedicates a week to celebrate and show appreciation for the many families of ASU-Beebe that work hard to support their students throughout the year.  

The week of events include a free in-person concert, several activities the entire family can participate in whether your student is living home or on campus (including, social media bingo, and a virtual escape room). Families are encouraged to watch "on-demand" sessions about how to best support their student in college. And, to help physically connect the parents & family of students to ASU-Beebe’s Virtual Family Appreciation Week, the Office of Student Life has prepared free Family Celebration Boxes for the first 100 interested families that register.

For more information about ASU-Beebe’s Virtual Family Appreciation Week, continue reading, or email family@asub.edu.

Family Week Concert

To officially celebrate and show appreciation for the many families of ASU-Beebe that work hard to support their students throughout the year, the Office of Student Life and the Lecture-Concert Series is teaming up to host a free in-person concert Thursday, September 22, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. in The Grove behind State Hall on the Beebe campus.

In addition to the free concert,  Lecture-Concert Series and Student Life have partnered with Great Western Dining, Inc. during ASU-Beebe Family Week in providing free food to the first 300 concert attendees.  

Family Celebration Boxes

To help physically connect the parents & family of students to ASU-Beebe’s Virtual Family Appreciation Week, the Office of Student Life has prepared a Family Celebration Box for 100 interested families. For the first 100 families to register using the link below, ASU-Beebe will arrange to mail or have picked-up their Family Celebration Box at no cost to families. The box will include up-to three (3) “Y’all Need Family” ASUB T-shirts,  up-to three (3) ASUB Family Buttons, one (1) ASUB Shield Car Window Decals, one (1) Vanguard Stadium Cup, one (1) custom bag of gourmet popcorn, and blue & white box stuffing.

Family Box

Don't forget to register to receive your Family Celebration Box for goodies & merchandise to help you participate in the week's virtual activities.

Register for a Free Family Week Box

Family Week Social Media Bingo

In addition to engaging with the college, Virtual Family Appreciation Week is also about families engaging with their students. One way families can plan to engage with their student during, Virtual Family Appreciation Week, is playing our social media bingo game. The Office of Student Life has supplied families a Family Week Social Media Bingo Card (linked below). Families are encouraged to take pictures of themselves completing each task with their student, and posting the picture on their social media using the hashtag #ASUBFamily. Tasks include video chatting with their student away from home, cooking a meal with their student, helping their student study, taking a family picture with ASUB merchandise, etc. Throughout Family Appreciation Week, photos posted with the hashtag will be highlighted by ASU-Beebe’s social media accounts.

Family Week Bingo Card

SGA's Virtual Escape Room

Looking for an unique opportunity to engage with your family? Each night during Virtual Family Appreciation Week, the Student Government Association (SGA) will be hosting three time-slots between 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. of its virtual escape room. Families will be able to schedule a group zoom meeting, where a SGA member will be physically present with a mounted camera in SGA‘s Escape Room located in the Student Center. Participants (including a student and their family) offsite can Zoom separately or together to complete a series of puzzles to solve the escape room.

Sign-up for a family virtual escape room

Parent & Family Support Sessions

Because we want what you want…your student to succeed, ASU-Beebe's dedicated team of student support staff has developed several 10-15 minute presentations for parents & family to watch "on-demand" during Virtual Family Appreciation Week, and beyond. 

More than the Classroom.

As Arkansas’ oldest community college, we are proud to offer your student a “more than the  classroom” experience. This presentation will discuss various ways your student can be involved across campus - growing not only academically - but socially and personally.

[Video Coming 09/15/2022]

Students Need Extra Care.

Statistically college is the most stressful time periods of a student’s professional career. This presentation will discuss free college resources, services, and tips to  prepare parents with strategies to best support their student in their college journey.

[Video Coming 09/15/2022]

Next Steps: Supporting a student for life after college.

We understand success for your student is not just focused on graduation day. But, more importantly, what life after college will look like. This presentation will discuss what services ASUB offers to prepare your student to start a career or transfer to a four-year university after walking across the graduation stage.

[Video Coming 109/15/2022]

What’s new at ASUB?

COVID-19 might have slowed down some areas of our lives, but ASUB still found time to innovate. Learn about what new initiatives, services, and projects ASU-Beebe has happening on campus.

[Video Coming 09/15/2022]

We All Need Family: A highlight of new family support resources.

Over the last two years, ASU-Beebe's student service professionals have been building  services and programs designed to support families best support their students while attending college. This presentation will discuss new family support resources ASUB has to offer parents & families.

[Video Coming 09/15/2022]

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Parent & Family Engagement Program
Office of Student Life
Dr. Eugene McKay Student Center
610 N Pecan Street
Beebe, AR 72012
501.882.8906
family@asub.edu

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