Campus Ministries

When a student leaves for college, how can pastors, relatives, mentors and other United Methodists back home help them receive a warm welcome in their new surroundings?

Local churches now have a new tool to help students making the transition to college life: an online referral form that instantly forwards the student’s information to the appropriate campus ministry at a dozen colleges and universities around Arkansas.

Those making referrals will be asked to provide the student’s name, contact information, high school and the college where the student is enrolled in 2016, as well as their own email address and relationship to the student.

Arkansas State University
P.O. Box 2775
State University, AR 72467

Contact:
Dennis Ellzey
director@astatewesley.org

Arkansas Tech University
1111 North El Paso Avenue
Russellville, AR 72801

Contact:
John Palmer
john.palmer@arumc.org

Henderson State / Ouachita Baptist Universities
316 North 11th Street
Arkadelphia, AR 71923

Contact:
Jessica Durand
jessicadurand@hotmail.com

Southern Arkansas University
100 E. University MSC 9290
Magnolia, AR 71753

Contact:
Corey Read
corey.read@arumc.org

University of Arkansas – Fayetteville
520 North Lindell Avenue
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Contact:
Daniel Rupp
drupp@centraltolife.com

University of Arkansas – Little Rock
5605 West 32nd Street
Little Rock, AR 72204

Contact:
Jana Green
jana.green@arumc.org

University of Arkansas – Monticello
P.O. Box 3071
Monticello, AR 71656

Contact:
Kavan Dodson
edwardkavanaugh@hotmail.com

University of Arkansas – Pine Bluff
900 North University Drive
Pine Bluff, AR 71601

Contact:
Natasha Murray
natasha.murray@arumc.org

University of Central Arkansas
UCA Box 4914
Conway, AR 72035

Contact:
Blake Langston
blake.langston@arumc.org

Hendrix College
Chaplain’s Office
1600 Washington Avenue
Conway, AR 72032

Contact:
Ellen Alston
alston@hendrix.edu

Philander Smith College
Chaplain’s Office
900 West Daisy Bates Drive
Little Rock, AR 72202

Contact:
Ronnie Miller-Yow
rmiller-yow@philander.edu

Resources for Campus Ministers

The Awakened Life: An Eight-Week Guide to Student Well-Being” is an exciting resource to help our campus leaders address issues of student well-being. This simple but profound guide leads students through mindfulness practices proven to help students build resiliency and foster mental, emotional and spiritual health. The program’s flexibility makes it effective within a campus ministry, university chaplain community or a first-year experience.

This training prepares campus leaders to use this program with their students. All session leaders are encouraged to attend one Awakened Life training retreat.

These training retreats will focus on teaching campus ministers, chaplains and other interested faculty and school administrators the primary components of the guide and equipping them to address these issues with their students.

To register for the Fall 2020 session (All Tuesdays, Sept. 15 – October 13 (Sept. 15, Sept. 22, Sept. 29, Oct. 6, Oct. 13), 4:30-6:00 PM (CST), click here.