Welcome to Saturday Showcase 2020

At Arkansas Tech University, every student counts. We’re in this together, and we go above and beyond for our students to thrive and be the good in the world.

We work diligently to keep standards high, maximize resources, and persevere through the obstacles that life throws our way. This competitive society demands hard work and resilience to stay relevant and get ahead. With leading-edge programs and empowerment from the ATU community, our students emerge with the skills, support, and resolve they need to step up to any challenge, stand out, and excel in an ever-changing world.

Let’s get started.

To begin, check out the video above! After that, you can click on the Academic Colleges and Alumni Spotlight buttons to explore the features of the Saturday Showcase site before watching the Live Sessions. After you watch, be sure to Take the Next Step!


Event Description

This is a virtual preview day for high school juniors, seniors, and transfer students who are interested in Arkansas Tech University.

What you'll learn

Through the Saturday Showcase live sessions, featured videos, and networking on the Go 2 ATU app, you will learn all about ATU, how to get enrolled, and what it’s like to be a student at Arkansas Tech University.

Live Sessions

Following the feature video above, there are 4 different live sessions hosted by ATU students and staff that are available for you to watch. Scroll down to check them out!




Live Sessions

Each recording is a webinar-styled video that lasts 45 minutes to 1 hour. You and your family can watch to hear the inside scoop from current students and important information from ATU staff. 

Current Student
Q&A Panel

Wonder what it’s like to be a student at Arkansas Tech University?

Well, let’s find out!

Watch this live session to hear from a panel of ATU’s current students and learn all of their tips, tricks, and advice for future students. They will give you the inside scoop of a day-in-the-life of an ATU student.

Panelists: Alyssa Dougan, Nathan Gachot, Austin Barfield, Ramiro Gurdian, and Marquis Vasquez

Show Me The Money: Scholarships & Financial Aid

Fun fact: Arkansas Tech University is one of the two most affordable 4-year universities in Arkansas and gave out more than $79 million in student aid last year. Let's make it even more affordable by taking advantage of all of our scholarships and financial aid opportunities.

Not sure where to begin? Get started by watching this live session!

Panelists: Alisa Waniewski, Associate Director for Academic Scholarships; Elon Tomlinson, Financial Aid Analyst; and Alex Phillips, Fiscal Support Analyst

Freshman Admissions:
How to Enroll at ATU

Applying for admission? Scheduling an in-person campus tour? Questions about housing? Curious about how to register for classes?

We got you!

Watch this session to hear from the experts on enrolling in college: our very own admissions staff. We can help you with every step on your journey to ATU.

Panelists: Allison Sheehan, Admissions Officer; Morgan McClure, Admissions Officer; and Kerri Threlkeld, Associate Director for Admissions Operations

Transfer Admissions:
How to Transfer to ATU

From admission applications to transfer scholarships, transfer credits to course registration… that college checklist can get pretty overwhelming.

But it doesn’t have to be!

Watch this session to learn the ends and outs of the transfer process. We will make sure you’re right on track and equipped for success!

Panelists: Sabrina Billey, Assistant Director for Transfer Recruitment, and Tanda Patrick Morrison, Assistant Registrar

Need help joining a session? Email visit@atu.edu.



Academic Colleges

We know you want more than just crunching numbers or listening to lectures. You want to live what you learn. Here, you’ll build lasting relationships with your professors, join clubs that match what you’re studying and put your classroom knowledge into practice through what we call service learning. If you factor in these opportunities, our approach to academics helps you prepare for your dream job beginning the moment you arrive on campus.


Majors by Academic College 


  • Art for Teacher Licensure
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts
  • Creative Writing
  • Creative Writing for Teacher Licensure
  • Cultural & Geospatial Studies
  • Criminial Justice & Criminology
  • Communication
    • Speech
    • Speech for Teacher Licensure
    • Theatre
  • English
  • English for Teacher Licensure
  • Game & Interactive Media Design
  • Graphic Design
  • History
  • International Studies
  • Journalism
    • Broadcast
    • Print
    • Public Relations
  • Music
  • Music for Teacher Licensure
    • Instrumental Music
    • Keyboard Instrumental
    • Keyboard Vocal
    • Vocal Music
  • Political Science
  • Pre-Law
  • Psychology
  • Public History
  • Rehabilitation Science
  • Social Studies for Teacher Licensure
  • Sociology
  • World Language - Spanish
  • World Language with Concentration in Spanish for Teacher Licensure
  • Accounting
  • Business Data Analytics
  • Business Education for Teacher Licensure
  • Finance
  •  Management
    • Business Management
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing 
    • Digital Marketing
    • Marketing Strategy
  • Elementary Education
  • Health & Physical Education
  • Middle Level Education
    • English/Language Arts
    • Mathematics
    • Social Studies
    • Science
  • Wellness & Fitness
  • Secondary Education
    • Agriculture for Teacher Licensure
    • Art for Teacher Licensure
    • Business for Teacher Licensure
    • Chemistry for Teacher Licensure
    • Creative Writing for Teacher Licensure
    • English for Teacher Licensure
    • Mathematics for Teacher Licensure
    • Instrumental Music for Teacher Licensure
    • Keyboard Instrumental Music for Teacher Licensure
    • Keyboard Vocal Music for Teacher Licensure
    • Vocal Music for Teacher Licensure
    • Life Science for Teacher Licensure
    • Physics for Teacher Licensure
    • Social Studies for Teacher Licensure
    • Speech for Teacher Licensure
    • World Language with Concentration in Spanish for Teacher Licensure
  •  Agriculture Business
    • Animal Science
    • Feed Mill Management
    • Horticulture
    • Pre-Veterinary
    • Public Relations
  • Agriculture for Teacher Licensure
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Science for Teacher Licensure
  • Cybersecurity
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elecritcal Engineering - Biomedical
  • Computer Engineering
  • Emergency Management
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Hospitality Administration
    • Event Management
    • Food Service
    • Lodging Management
  • Recreation & Park Administration
    • Interpretation
    • Natural Resource
    • Recreation Sport Management
    • Therapeutic Recreation
  • Allied Health
    • Health Information Management
    • Medical Lab Science
  • Applied Statistics
    • Actuarial Science
    • Data Science
  •  Biology
    • Biomedical
    • General Biology
  • Chemistry
    • Biochemistry
    • Environmental Chemistry
    • Professional Chemistry
    • Chemistry for Teacher Licensure
  • Engineering Physics
  • Environmental Science
  • Fisheries & Wildlife Science
  • Geology
    • Environmental
    • Petroleum
    • Professional
  • Life Science for Teacher Licensure
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics for Teacher Licensure
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Nursing
  • Physical Science
  • Physics
  • Physics Education
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Pre-Dental
  • Pre-Dental Hygiene
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Applied Science
  • Organizational Leadership
    • Agriculture Business
    • Child Development
    • Criminal Justice
    • Industrial/Organization Psychology
    • Inter-College
    • Public Relations
    • Workforce Technology
  • Professional Studies





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Alumni Spotlight

Jesse Wilson

For The Win Project: Turning Heroes into Heroes

Jesse studied Art at Arkansas Tech University and went on to be the co-founder of the non-profit organization “For The Win Project” based in Los Angeles, CA. Jesse and his crew have worked with celebrity stars including Chris Pratt, Kevin Hart, and Dewayne “The Rock” Johnson, as well as numerous studios and other non-profits including Paramount Pictures, Marvel Studios, Universal Studios Entertainment, and Make-a-Wish America.

Jesse and Megan Pearson, both ATU alums, had a life-changing experience when their baby, Jack, was born 3 months premature. Their scary experience helped ignite a passion to help kids fight childhood diseases and terminal illnesses. To create a new sense of hope, motivation, and self-esteem boost for each child. Real life superheroes fighting the most important fight of all… the fight for their lives.

Adam Bass

Law Enforcement Ranger with the National Parks Service

Adam studied Recreation and Park Administration at Arkansas Tech University. Growing up locally in Yellville, AR, Adam knew early on that he wanted to work in the park service. He is stationed in the Lower Buffalo District, which contains 36 miles of river, 6 river access points, 3 campgrounds, and a 16,956 acre wilderness area. During any given daily shift, Adam will patrol this district on foot, by vehicle, or by boat.

Through the National Park Service, Adam has been deployed for special operations in national parks across the nation, including deployments to Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills region, SD, Bodie Island in Nags Head, NC, Dry Tortugas National Park in Key West, FL, and many other places. But no matter where his job may take him, his home is always with our pride and joy: Arkansas, the Natural State.

Adena White

Director of Communications at Conway Area Chamber of Commerce

Adena double-majored in Speech Communication and Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations at Arkansas Tech University. Through her studies, she learned how to foster her voice to tell her story and the stories of her community and the people who live in it. Her role as director involves writing and editing for print and the Web, social media management, and event and institutional marketing communications.

Adena is a trailblazer. Receiving a standing ovation at her induction, she was elected as the first black president in the 55-year-old history of the Arkansas chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. She is a first-generation college student and an avid advocate for higher education being accessible and achievable by all.



Your Next Steps

Your journey to ATU doesn’t end here. Let’s keep going! 



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