ATU Students Tour Capitol, Meet Governor Hutchinson

ATU On Track Trip to State Capitol October 2021
Arkansas Tech University students posed for a photo with Gov. Asa Hutchinson during a tour of the Arkansas State Capitol in October.

Arkansas Tech University students and faculty obtained a glimpse of state government and experienced the culture of Arkansas’ capital city during a recent field trip.

Tracy Cole, associate dean for the ATU College of Business and professor of legal studies, and Kimberly DuVall Renteria, instructor of criminal justice at ATU, accompanied Arkansas Tech students on a tour of the Arkansas State Capitol building, the Old State House Museum and the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center.

“While touring the Arkansas State Capitol, Gov. Asa Hutchinson saw our group,” said Cole. “When we told him that it was a group of students from ATU, Gov. Hutchinson briefly greeted the students and made positive comments about ATU.”

The trip was part of the ATU On Track program as part of the civic engagement track.

ATU students who made the trip included Yesenia Arias, Sara Belk, Ivee Bryant, Jazmyne Campbell, Matthew Dodson, Jeffrey Brayden Duncan, Ben Enloe, Alyssa Gray, Blake Gifford, Maxwell Griffin, Camille Hamilton, Sarah Humphrey, Jace Laughlin, Carson Melton, Moneshia Morris, Madison Ratchford, Winter Recinos, Morgyn Shelton, Chloe Sprawls, Kylia Stewart, Austin Stokes and Rylie Wheeler.