Henderson State University’s Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) has received the 2018 Outstanding Criminal Justice Partner Award. Jennifer Harrington and Bryan Smith represented the EOC at an awards dinner hosted by Arkansas Community Corrections (ACC) on July 1.
The EOC was nominated by three different ACC centers, including Southwest Arkansas Community Corrections Center (SWACC) in Texarkana, ACC Community Corrections Omega Unit in Malvern, and Hot Springs Probation and Parole.
The EOC is one of seven federally-funded TRIO programs at Henderson. Its goal is to increase adult enrollment in postsecondary education at any college or university. EOC provides information and assistance with college admission and financial aid applications, career counseling, financial literacy, and other services to more than 1,000 participants each year in its 22-county target area.
In its letter of nomination, the SWACC said, “The EOC at Henderson State has gone above and beyond the role of a volunteer. It has been very dedicated in supporting ACC and our mission of public safety while providing opportunities for individuals to change and become productive, law-abiding citizens.”
This is the third year in a row that the EOC has been recognized in a category for the work it does with ACC.
“I am so thankful for all the hard work my folks do to assist those who so desperately need a second chance,” said Lou May, EOC assistant director.
For more information, contact the EOC at 870-230-5505, or email May at firstname.lastname@example.org.