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Pathfinder Program Offers Campus Life for ASU-Newport Students at A-State


The Pathfinder Program at Arkansas State University will open the door to an on-campus student life experience for students who can enroll in classes at both A-State and Arkansas State University-Newport.

The Pathfinder Program is for ASU-Newport students who are seeking more of a traditional on-campus living experience as they explore their options, and the potential to transfer into A-State upon completion of their associate’s degree. ASUN students enrolling for fall 2021 can opt to participate in the pilot program which is open to 2021 high school graduates who do not meet current admission standards for incoming A-State freshman.

The Pathfinder students would take the majority of their classes at the ASUN at Jonesboro campus, but would live in residence halls on the A-State campus and will be allowed as non-degree-seeking students to take one course per semester from A-State during their first two semesters in college.

Telling us more is Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at ASU-Newport Dr. Ashley Buchman. Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.

Johnathan Reaves is the News Director for KASU Public Radio. As part of an Air Force Family, he moved to Arkansas from Minot, North Dakota in 1986. He was first bitten by the radio bug after he graduated from Gosnell High School in 1992. While working on his undergraduate degree, he worked at KOSE, a small 1,000 watt AM commercial station in Osceola, Arkansas. Upon graduation from Arkansas State University in 1996 with a degree in Radio-Television Broadcast News, he decided that he wanted to stay in radio news. He moved to Stuttgart, Arkansas and worked for East Arkansas Broadcasters as news director and was there for 16 years.