U of A Graduate Student Wins Miss Arkansas Competition
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Darynne Dahlem, Miss Apple Blossom, won the Miss Arkansas Competition on Saturday in Little Rock. Dahlem, a University of Arkansas alumna honors student, is pursuing a graduate degree in animal science in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences.
Dahlem, a native of Greenwood, sang "Somewhere" for her talent competition and chose "Know Who You Are" as her social impact statement, a campaign she believes can encourage people to combat addiction by resisting peer pressure.
She earned a $30,000 scholarship and will represent Arkansas in the Miss America competition in September.
Other University of Arkansas women competing included:
- Hannah Barbaree of El Dorado
- Chanan Drake of Conway
- Reagan Grubbs of Delight
- Taylor Hensley of Harrison
- Bethany Kasper of Jacksonville
- Raegan Snell of Jonesboro
- Alexis Ungerank of Mountain Home
- Sydney Wendfeldt of Mountain Home
- Reagan Wheelis of Melbourne
- Whitney Williams of Fayetteville
- Jacey Winn of Wynne
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Patterson Hillaire, Kylie Hackworth, Katie Dobbins and Shaylee Wallace, all agricultural and extension education master's degree students, were recognized for teaching and poster presentations.
U of A student Crystal Baker is among previous grant recipients who are working as nurses in underserved areas of Arkansas.
University of Arkansas doctoral student Cesar Ruiz and professors Haitao Liao and Ed Pohl, along with Fuqiang Sun of Beihang University, received a "Best Paper" award for their paper.
Connect with the Returned Peace Corps Volunteer coordinator at the University of Arkansas for opportunities to participate in social events, mentor students or more.
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the Sam M. Walton College of Business hosted four residential summer camps in June to introduce high school students to university life.