When I joined the Pulaski Technical College Foundation Board in 2010, I already knew that the two-year college was a well-respected member of Arkansas’ academic family. I also appreciated the fact that the school provided an affordable, quality education. What I didn’t fully realize was the life-changing difference that the college makes for so many students – students who might otherwise find it impossible to reach their full potential. This alone motivates my continued commitment and support of the school and its students.
Many people are not aware that Pulaski Tech receives the lowest Arkansas government funding per student of any other state college. This is why Pulaski Tech relies on support from outside donors in order to fully fund its needs. Our Foundation Board devotes itself to funding and developing programs, furnishing and equipping buildings, and securing financial aid for students.
I am pleased to say that Mitchell-Williams underwrites an annual student scholarship and that we hire Pulaski Tech graduates at our law firm. The education provided in the college’s Department of Paralegal Technology is on par with that offered at any other educational institution in the state. Professionalism is an integral part of the curriculum at Pulaski Tech, and perhaps the average student age of 30 leads to a maturity that is often missing in younger college students or graduates.
The Pulaski Technical College Foundation is devoted to helping students change their lives through education and I am proud to serve as its chair. Great things are happening on each of our seven campuses – I invite you to learn more about this magnificent Arkansas resource!
Harry Hamlin Chair Pulaski Technical College Foundation Board
Pulaski Technical College students come from a variety of backgrounds. For most Pulaski Tech students, college is the natural progression after high school, but there are also students for whom college is a new concept. They represent their family's first-generation ever to attend college. Special programs and dedicated faculty members can help these students overcome intimidating circumstances and barriers. For many, Pulaski Tech can truly be a life-changing experience.