ASPSF Celebrates Support for Single Parents in Central Arkansas

The Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund will recognize the success of the Central Arkansas community and single parents on Thursday, October 6 at its annual fundraiser, A Night of Hope.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Little Rock Junior League, 401 Scott St.

Hosts Ansley Watson of KATV and Rusty Hart of Immanuel Baptist Church will kick off the evening, which supports scholarships and supplementary services for local single parents, helping them from school to life. employment with a family salary.

The celebration will include powerful student success stories, a Root Cafe dinner, music from Little Rock Piano’s Don Nichols, a wine raffle and an online auction that includes items for outdoor enthusiasts. , fashionistas, foodies and more – even your little farmer and little princess.

But most importantly, A Night of Hope will celebrate the following:

School of the Year: Baptist Health College Little Rock

BHCLR has helped so many ASPSF single parents graduate and prepare for professional employment.

Educator of the Year: Christa Jones

Christa is the director of nursing programs at the University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College. She is a dedicated instructor who would not let recipient Lashawn B. give up on her academic dreams.

Employer of the Year: Leah Redmon

Leah is the Chief Clerk of the Saline County District Court and she mentored recipient Kiara C. for five years as Kiara studies and prepares for a career in criminal justice.

Bonnie Nickol Volunteer of the Year: Bridget R.

Bridget is a nurse at two Little Rock hospitals and teaches single-parent nursing students, helping them not only gain technical knowledge, but also take tests with confidence.

Alum of the Year: Rachel Williams

Racheal is a fall 2021 graduate of Arkansas State University and teaches third year at LISA Academy in North Little Rock. She is also pursuing a master’s degree in teaching and has maintained a 4.0 grade point average in her graduate studies.

Student of the Year: Raquelle Roulette

Raquelle graduated this spring from UA-PTC with a 4.0 GPA and is also an entrepreneur, author and online student at the University of Arkansas working on her Bachelor of Commerce degree.

More information about A Night of Hope can be found at and the Facebook event.


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