Faulkner Center Student Earns Internship in Los Angeles

Eric Dreggors
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Eric Dreggors

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Eric Dreggors of Barling, who graduated in May with a Master of Music in music composition, has earned an internship with Discover Management, an entertainment talent management company based in Los Angeles, California. Dreggors also worked as a graduate assistant for the Jim and Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center.

“We’re so proud of Eric and all that he has accomplished, both at the university and in earning this internship,” said Nicole Cotton-Leachman, director for the Faulkner Center. “His success is another shining example our students’ accomplishments here at the Faulkner Center.”

Dreggors said the production experience he gained at the Faulkner Center played a significant role in his ability to earn this internship.

“I first received information about the City Internship Program from Nicole back in early November when she was contacted by the CEO of the program, Lewis Talbot, regarding a soft opening for U of A students to explore,” Dreggors said.

“Even though it took many months for everything to get situated and prepared, I am very pleased to have this opportunity to work out in Los Angeles, and it all wouldn't have happened if it wasn't for Nicole sending that email out to everyone in the Faulkner Performing Arts Center. I will never forget what everyone has done for me, and will do my best to make this a successful opportunity for future students who want to go and explore their talents and skills in the real world.”

About the Jim and Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center: The newest performing arts center at the University of Arkansas — a renovation of the old Field House — is named the Jim and Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center, in honor of the couple’s major gift to the project. Completed in September 2017, this world-class performance venue is 39,400 square feet, with seating for 587, and a stage that can accommodate as many as 250 performers. The center is the main performance venue for the university’s J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences Department of Music and hosts guest musical activities for the university and Northwest Arkansas community.

About the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences: The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and most academically diverse unit on campus with 19 departments and 43 academic programs and research centers. The college provides the core curriculum for all University of Arkansas students and is named for J. William Fulbright, former university president and longtime U.S. senator.

About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among only 2 percent of universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.


Nicole Cotton, managing director
Jim and Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center
479-575-5692, ncotton@uark.edu

Andra Parrish Liwag, director of communications
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
479-575-4393, liwag@uark.edu


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