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Education

B.A. Professional and Technical Writing (PTW), Nonfiction Concentration
Expected Graduation: May 2019 (GPA: 4.0)
University of Arkansas at Little Rock – Little Rock, Arkansas

Interests

Two areas I focused on while on the Professional and Technical Writing (PTW) major at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock were developing sound research skills and improving my nonfiction writing. Because I’m passionate about both writing and research, I’m eager to be involved in projects that I can contribute to in important ways that also allow me to continue to develop in these areas.

Scholarships and Grants

  • Mentored Signature Experience Project Grant (2018-2019)
  • Donna Barkan Jensen Writing About Families Scholarship (2018-2019)

Peer-Reviewed Published Works

  • Toy Soldiers – Quills & Pixels Journal 2019
  • Son Of A Preacher Man – Quills & Pixels Journal 2019

Honors and Awards

  • Technical and Workplace Writing Award (Spring 2018)
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock Chancellor’s List and Dean’s List (Spring – Summer – Fall 2018)
  • Northwest Arkansas Community College Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (Fall 2014)
  • Northwest Arkansas Community College Dean’s List (Spring 2013)

Important University-Level Coursework Completed

Writing for Business & Government; Persuasive Writing; Editing for Usage, Style, and Clarity; Business Communications; Theories of Rhetoric and Writing; English Language History; Writing Center Internship; Document Design; Technical Writing; Web Page Design; Digital Nonfiction; Web Basics: Design, Development and Management; Internet Resourcing; Intro to Research; Research for Nonfiction; The Historian’s Craft; Nonfiction; Intro to Professional and Technical Writing; The Personal Essay; Arkansas History; American National Government; History of the American People; Intro to Counseling; General Psychology; General Sociology.

Current Projects

In Progress: “Alexander’s Stray Mare: Tracing an Ancestor from Georgia to Pre-territorial Arkansas.”

Service

  • Friends of the Library, Friends with Benefits, 2018 – Present
  • Carroll County Historical Society, Member, 2011 – Present
  • Friends of the Arkansas State Archives, Sustaining Member, 2018 – Present
  • Arkansas Historical Association, Contributing Member, 2011 – Present
  • National Association Daughters of the American Revolution, Member-at-Large, 2011 – Present
  • Arkansas Genealogical Society, Member, 2011 – Present
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Member, 2014 – Present

Related  Education and Training *

Business and Administration Diploma (NVQ)
Oxford, Cambridge and RSA, UK
2008
Microsoft Office Specialist (Word, Excel, Outlook)
Microsoft Corp, UK
2007
Diploma for IT Users
Oxford, Cambridge and RSA, UK
2007
Business Applications Certificate
University of New Orleans, Louisiana
1991
General Business Diploma w/Honors 4.0/4.0
Phillips Junior College, Louisiana
1990

Work History

By request or via LinkedIn.

References

By request.

What my colleagues say

“…a great addition to the team and will be a huge loss to us here at the Basement and Kaleidoscope as a whole. [She] has shown great empathy with our clients and has a very calming effect on everybody she interacts with [and] will be a huge asset in whatever field she decides to work.”
–Leeanne Small, Project Manager, Kaleidoscope Project and Methadone Clinic (UK)

“…making effective networks and effectively collaborating with a range of stakeholders, across agencies and member services… Given the 10 weeks in post, Rhonda has made a significant difference.”
–Penny Lloyd-Evans, Training Manager, Newport City Council (UK)

“Particularly adept at solving computer-related challenges … She consistently met my expectations.”
–Richard Hudson, Vice Chancellor for Government & Community Relations, University of Arkansas

* To review a complete list of professional development courses I’ve completed, click here.