Thirteen Arkansas Tech University students are participating in the 2017 On Track trip to Washington, D.C., and New York City.
Those who earned a spot on the trip are having experiences such as receiving a tour of the U.S. Capitol from Congressman Steve Womack, visiting the National Mall and Memorial Parks, observing the changing of the guard at Arlington National Cemetery and touring the Smithsonian Natural History Museum.
When their journey reaches New York City, their scheduled activities will include visits to the 9/11 Memorial, the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Wall Street, the Empire State Building and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The On Track trip participants will also participate in a service activity in both cities.
The 13 ATU undergraduate students on the trip are:
- Lindsey Triplett of Damascus
- Megan Bryant of Rogers
- Lauren Bryan of Russellville
- Jaylissa Hampton of Little Rock
- Isaiah Currie of Linden, Texas
- Christina King of Glencoe
- Jessica Lyons of Clinton
- Calvian McGaughy of Lonoke
- Malik Oliver of Russellville
- Emily Free of Beebe
- Morgan Walter of Carlisle
- Daniel Rivera of Russellville
- Lantwan Traylor of Rogers
Kevin Solomon, associate dean for campus life, and Hailey Canada, graduate assistant in the Office of Campus Life, are leading the tour group.
On Track is defined by the Office of Campus Life as “a co-curricular experience designed to enhance student development beyond the classroom setting, encourage students to network socially among peers and to include students in traditional and signature university events.”
Tracks in the program are Active Mind and Body, Advance to Career, Aspiring Leader, Elevated Citizen, Global Focus, Leader Identified and Unite.
Students who choose to complete all seven tracks become eligible to apply for an expenses paid trip following the completion of the last track.
In order to be considered for selection for the annual On Track trip, an undergraduate student must also have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5, complete an application and interview process, be chosen by the selection committee and sign a contract confirming their attendance and appropriate behavior for the trip.