Carrie Allen, Marci Langston join Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund

Jonesboro, Ark. (Oct. 20, 2022) — Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund, or ASPSF, welcomed two nonprofit professionals to the organization on Oct. 3.

Carrie Allen of Jonesboro and Marci Langston of Wynne joined ASPSF as Program Managers for the Northeast and East Regions, respectively. In these roles, they manage volunteers; deliver scholarships, workshops, and resources to single parent students; and conduct local fundraising activities within their regions.

“These two are a great addition to the staff and program team,” ASPSF Program Director LaCresha Newton said. “They both have spent several years working with volunteers in different capacities.”

Carrie Allen joined Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund as the Program Manager, Northeast Region.

A Jonesboro resident since 1993, Carrie has extensive volunteer experience. She is active with the Valley View PTA and is an associate member of the Junior Auxiliary of Jonesboro. She’s held several positions in education and office management while raising her two sons.

“I’m excited about seeing scholarship recipients through the whole process,” Carrie said. “I can’t wait to watch their progress, help them achieve their goals, and celebrate with them as they leave us ready to provide a better future for themselves and their children.”

Marci Langston joined Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund as the Program Manager, East Region.

Marci, meanwhile, has experience in missionary work, logistics, and management. Previously, she was a library clerk at Wynne High School. Before that, she was a Church Planter for Southern Zambia, International Mission Board, for 11 years.

Marci has lived in Arkansas for over two decades and has three children. She’s an active member of Wynne Baptist Church with her husband, who is the Missions Pastor, and volunteers regularly with Connected Foster Care.

“Having worked recently in the public school system, I became aware of many kids who didn’t think college was attainable to them,” Marci said. “I believe that education is one of the keys to breaking the cycle of poverty and fostering a new strong and confident generation.”

Shaila Creekmore started in her new role as Development Manager for Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund.  

Additionally, ASPSF would like to congratulate Shaila Creekmore on starting her new position as Development Manager in October. As part of ASPSF’s development team, Shaila cultivates relationships to secure funds for single parent scholarships and wraparound services. Shaila joined the ASPSF team in February 2021 and previously was the Program Manager for the Northeast Region.

For more information about Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund — which has awarded more than $30 million in scholarships to single parents since 1990 — contact ASPSF Communications Director at or 870-345-4681.  

About Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund:  For more than 30 years, Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund has worked to create stronger, more educated, and more self-sufficient families. Through scholarships and services, ASPSF opens doors for low-income single parents, helping them pursue education, secure employment, and transform the future for their families. With the help of volunteers and community support, ASPSF creates multigenerational change, transforming lives for both single parents and their children. For information about scholarships, volunteer opportunities, and ways to give, visit

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