TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - Local leaders are welcoming the first class of the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope-Texarkana.
Chancellor Chris Thomason greeted the class Wednesday on the new campus in Texarkana. The chancellor tells the Texarkana Gazette (http://is.gd/SmPdMb) that about 285 students are enrolled on the new campus, including high school students who are taking concurrent classes at Arkansas, Fouke and Genoa high schools.
Thomason says it's the second-largest class that the community college has seen in its 47-year history.
Last summer, the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees approved the purchase of the property to allow the Hope community college to open a facility in Texarkana.
Thomason says he hopes the Texarkana campus will expand educational offerings throughout Miller County.
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