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RazorBug to deliver diplomas to online graduates in south Arkansas

June 20, 2022 at 10:00 p.m.
The RazorBug is seen Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005, during its unveiling at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. The car and UA faculty and staffers will traverse southern Arkansas starting Tuesday, June 21, 2022, to hand-deliver diplomas who completed their studies on online. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette file photo)

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- A University of Arkansas Community College at Hope-Texarkana instructor is one of four online students who will have her diploma hand-delivered this week by UA's RazorBug.

Gabrielle Patterson will receive a diploma for a Master of Education in Community College Leadership at 9:30 a.m. today at the university, 2500 S. Main St. in Hope. Michael Hevel, chair of the Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders, will make the presentation.

Patterson teaches history at the community college.

The RazorBug is a converted red Volkswagen Beetle that sports a Razorback snout, tail and razor-edged spine. It has been used for recruitment and special events since 2005. UA faculty and staff will travel with RazorBug as it makes its way across the region.

The RazorBug will be parked at The Hub in downtown Hope from about 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. today for visitors to see and take pictures.

After Hope, the Bug has three more stops:

• Dakotah Cooper, Master of Science in Operations Management, Wednesday at his home in Magnolia. Cooper earned an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from SAU.

• Austin Kersey, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Thursday at Hudson Memorial Nursing Home in El Dorado, where he works as assistant director of nursing. Kersey received training in licensed practical nurse at Southern Arkansas University. He also took classes at Henderson State University and the University of Central Arkansas.

• Lori Ragan, Bachelor of Science in Human Resource and Workforce Development Education, 9 a.m. Friday, at Lanxess in El Dorado, where Ragan works as a human resources administrator. She earned an associate's degree from SAU.

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