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The Fort Smith Adult Education Center was recognized for its partnership with the 188th Air Guard at the Fort Smith Public Schools Board of Education meeting last night. Col. Mark Anderson and his staff presented certificates to computer instructors Linda Holland, Linda McAdams, and director Gary Udouj. Our unique partnership was also discussed in the latest National Guard Magazine, which features a cover story on the changing mission of the 188th.

Fort Smith Adult Education secretary Donna Smith was named the Outstanding Paraprofessional of the Year by the Arkansas Association for Continuing Adult Education in Little Rock today. This prestigious award is given annually at the Arkansas Adult Education state-wide conference. 

Donna has worked for the Fort Smith Schools for 27 years, and at theAdult Education Center since 2007. Known to her colleagues as “The Sheriff of AERIS,” Donna keeps tabs on a staff of 30-plus teachers and over 2000 students a year. Everyone knows that managing the AERIS database for a large program can be a daunting task. It takes someone with an eye for detail and a deep knowledge of adult education policies and practices to do it. Donna is a team player and happy to train teachers and staff alike in the ways of AERIS. In her role as Sheriff of AERIS, Donna enforces the law, keeps the peace, and protects the integrity of our data and program. 

Besides being the most outstanding paraprofessional in the state, Donna is a mother of four, grandmother of six, and great-grandmother of two. Congratulations to Donna Smith on being named the AACAE Paraprofessional of the Year!

Misty came to the  Adult Education Center last year to work on her GED credential.  She left school at seventeen and went to work.  Misty now realizes that she needs an education in order to have better job opportunities.

In class she not only does her best on assignments but is also the first to help other students.  Misty is very punctual and prepared for class.  She has even asked to take quizzes early if she knows she’s going to be out on quiz day.

Misty, with your determination and work ethic, you will be successful in achieving your goals. Congratulations!


The Mercy Mobile Mammography unit will be at the Adult Education Center Monday, October 20! They will be here from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. To schedule a screening mammogram call 479-314-7855.

Screening mammogram eligibility for mobile unit:
Age 35 and older
Not pregnant or breastfeeding
Have never had breast cancer or a mastectomy
No breast implants
It has been at least ONE year since your last mammogram
No current breast problems such as a breast lump

Please bring with you the day of your appointment a photo ID and your insurance card.  No money taken at time of appointment. 
If you do not have insurance please call and ask about our “To Save a Life” program or to see if you qualify for BreastCare of Arkansas at 479-314-5273.

The American Cancer Society recommends yearly mammograms starting at age 40.  

Congratulations to former student Bonita Douglas-Morris! Bonita continued her education at Petra Allied Health Inc. and is now a registered dental assistant. Bonita got prepared for her post-secondary training by taking classes at the Fort Smith Adult Education Center. Way to go Bonita!!

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