Council Members

Fernanda Alacantra

Fernanda Alacantra

President

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Email: uppres@uark.edu

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Terri Smith

Terri Smith

Vice President

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Email: upvp@uark.edu

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Stephanie Nguyen

Stephanie Nguyen

Visual and Performing Arts Chair

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Email: upart@uark.edu

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Nayelli Garcia

Nayelli Garcia

Cultures and Concepts Chair

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Email: upc3@uark.edu

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Abby Yaegar

Abby Yaegar

Comedy Chair

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Email: upcomedy@uark.edu

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Lauren Stephens

Lauren Stephens

Daytime Chair

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Email: upday@uark.edu

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Mallory Macdonald

Mallory Macdonald

Digital Entertainment Chair

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Email: upia@uark.edu

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Kyle Phillpott

Kyle Phillpott

Music Chair

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Email: upconcrt@uark.edu

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Anna Thompson

Anna Thompson

Traditions Chair

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Email: upevents@uark.edu

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Advisors

Trisha Blau

Trisha Blau

Advisor

My name is Trisha Blau, and I am the Assistant Director for Programming for the Office of Student Activities. In my AD position I supervise University Programs and co-advise the Headliner Concert Committee. I received my undergraduate degree from Wichita State University in Integrated Marketing Communication. You can find my name on Senior Walk by the Greek Theatre because I also have a Master’s of Education in Higher Education Administration from the University of Arkansas.

Thomas Patterson

Thomas Patterson

Advisor

Hi! My name is Thomas Patterson and I am from Moore, Oklahoma. I attended the University of Central Oklahoma and graduated with a degree in Strategic Communications with a minor in Theatre Arts. While at the University of Arkansas, I will be studying Higher Education with an emphasis in Student Affairs and I am one of the University Programs Graduate Assistants! I will be directly advising the Comedy, Music, and Digital Entertainment committees. I am excited to be a part of the Office of Student Activities and see what kind of programs our students put on for the campus community! Fun fact about me, at the age of 13, I competed in the World Championship for the Pokemon Trading Card Game!

If you would like to get in touch with Thomas, you can contact him at  or visit him during his office hours at ARKU A-684.

Haley Boevers

Haley Boevers

Advisor

Hey hey hey!! My name is Haley Boevers and I am from Piedmont, Oklahoma. I attended Oklahoma State University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a focus on Child Life Specialist. During my undergrad I was heavily involved with OSU’s Student Union Activities Board and this is where I fell in love with the field of Student Affairs. While at the University of Arkansas, I will be studying Higher Education with an emphasis in Student Affairs. I am one of the University Programs Graduate Assistants, and I will be advising the Traditions, Daytime, and Visual and Performing Arts committees. I am thrilled to be a part of the Office of Student Activities and to see how our office impacts campus! Fun fact about me, I have a fake tooth… no exciting story with it either, my adult tooth just never came in. Woo Pig!!

If you would like to get in touch with Haley, you can contact her at  or visit her during her office hours at ARKU A-684.