Category: Volunteer

ASPSF honors Ouachita County volunteer for nearly 20 years of service

Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund is proud to recognize Gwendolyn Edwards for her volunteer service to single parents in Ouachita County. For nearly 20 years, she has assisted in fundraisers, applicant interviews, and awards ceremonies. She has also worked with the mentoring committee to assist scholarship recipients to organize their schedules while trying to work and go to school. Once a single parent herself, Gwendolyn is called to help as many single parents as possible to achie... Read More
Posted by Jen Para at 2/8/23

ASPSF alumna Kathy Smith ‘instrumental‘ in planning fundraising event

Volunteers like Kathy Smith help Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund fundraise successfully! Kathy played a key part in planning a benefit concert by county music star Trey Taylor last fall in Fort Smith.  She secured event sponsorships and in-kind donations, such as tablecloths. And on the day of the event, she welcomed guests at the front door and stayed late to clean up.  The fundraiser brought in thousands of dollars to help single parent students. To thank Kathy for he... Read More
Posted by Jen Para at 1/18/23

ASPSF thanks 2 Southeast Region volunteers for their service

For the month of December, Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund (ASPSF) is recognizing not one but two outstanding volunteers in the Southeast Region! Congratulations to Brian Wells and Aaron Simpson, both of Monticello, as ASPSF's December 2022 Volunteers of the Month.  Program Manager Kerron Simpson described Brian and Aaron, who are her brothers, as behind-the-scenes volunteers who were raised in a single parent home. They passionately believe in empowering single parents to ... Read More
Posted by Jen Para at 12/5/22

ASPSF recognizes Sebastian County volunteer for fundraising support

Hailee Brown (center) has volunteered with ASPSF since 2021. She stands with ASPSF Program Manager Sandy Nelson (left) and ASPSF Development Manager Abbie Taylor Cox. Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund is thankful for November 2022 Volunteer of the Month Hailee Brown! The daughter of an ASPSF alumna, Hailee began volunteering with ASPSF’s West Region in Spring 2021 in Sebastian County. Both ASPSF Program Manager Sandy Nelson and ASPSF Development Manager Abbie Taylor Cox are&nb... Read More
at 11/3/22

Wandra Williams recognized for 12 years as ASPSF volunteer

Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund is excited to announce Wandra Williams as the Volunteer of the Month for October 2022.  Wandra is the Director of Continuing Education/Community Services at Phillips Community College Helena-West Helena Campus, and she has volunteered with ASPSF for over 12 years. Wandra is the epitome of a super volunteer. The Phillips County resident is always encouraging our applicants, reminding them of the deadline. She also coordinates... Read More
Posted by Jen Para at 10/14/22

ASPSF alumna returns as volunteer in Lonoke County

It is a pleasure to announce Deborah Walters as Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund’s September 2022 Volunteer of the Month! Deborah, who lives in Lonoke County, began volunteering with ASPSF’s Central Region in December 2021 as a member of the Student Process Committee. Deborah was a scholarship recipient of the Logan County Single Parent Scholarship and earned her bachelor’s degree. She now works as a teacher and has a master’s d... Read More
at 9/15/22

ASPSF volunteer dedicates himself to public service, volunteerism

Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund is proud to recognize Tyler Dunegan as Volunteer of the Month for August 2022.  Tyler has been a longtime volunteer with Single Parent Scholarship in Mississippi County and is a vital part of the team in Northeast Arkansas. During Covid, Tyler passed out checks to local students at his office, and he was the primary interviewer in Mississippi County, jumping right into conducting interviews through Zoom to keep the application process movin... Read More
at 8/3/22

SAU Tech Financial Aid Director supports single parents as ASPSF volunteer

Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund Southwest Region is proud to recognize Connie Riley as the Volunteer of the Month for July 2022. Connie has been an ASPSF volunteer in Ouachita County since May 2021. She's the Director of Financial Aid at Southern Arkansas University Tech in Camden. SAU Tech affords her the opportunity to help students find resources for college and provide counseling and awareness on borrowing money.  As a new volunteer, Connie ha... Read More
at 7/12/22

Rhea Williams celebrates 10 years as ASPSF volunteer

Rhea Williams works, and has worked for 22 years, as a Senior Vice President, Director of Compliance, at First Security Bank in downtown Conway. First Security Bank is a privately held company, founded in 1932, that offers solutions for the financial needs of individuals, businesses, and the public sector. Rhea’s primary responsibility is to ensure the bank is in compliance with federal and state consumer regulations. Rhea lives and works in Conway, Arkansas, in Faulkner County, and v... Read More
at 4/18/22

July Volunteer of the Month - Spring Sneed

Spring Sneed has been faithfully serving single parent students in Craighead County with passion and commitment for more than four years. Spring has led the process of application reviews, interviewing applicants and fundraising efforts through regular letter campaigns and faithfully working every fundraising event opportunity. Spring has tirelessly sought ways to meet the ongoing needs of single parent students through writing and receiving mini-grants and by securing relationships... Read More