2010 Alumni Scholarship – Kara Shirley

It was the personal nature of the classroom instruction at Arkansas Tech that helped convince Kara Shirley that it was the right place for her.

“I am very much of a one-on-one person and smaller classes will help me to grow and understand what I am being taught,” said Shirley. “Excelling in school is very important to me, so any advantage I can take, I’m going to.”

Shirley graduated from Russellville High School. She was secretary for the Teenage Republicans and a member of Christian Student Union, the Future Business Leaders of America, Model United Nations, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Lady Cyclones soccer team.

Sheri and Eddie Shirley are her parents. Sheri earned a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Arkansas Tech in 1988. Eddie is also a Tech alumnus.