Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Historical Sketch of University of Arkansas Fort Smith

The Fort Smith Times Record published a historical sketch of what is now the University of Arkansas Fort Smith on December 24, 2017, "UAFS has decades of history, stories to tell."  The article by Thomas Saccente is part of a series of articles coinciding with the bicentennial of the founding of Fort Smith. 
Saccente included comments by Billy Higgins co-author of an institutional history, along with Stephen Husarik and Henry Rinne, of The First 85 Years 1928-2012.  UAFS was founded in 1928 as Fort Smith Junior College.  It became Westark Junior College in 1966. The name changed to Westark Community College in 1972 and to Westark College in 1998. Westark was then absorbed by University of Arkansas system and known as University of Arkansas at Fort Smith in 2002.