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UA Little Rock Leader – Tom Brannon

Photography by Lori Sparkman Photography

Why UA Little Rock?

   Back in the early 90s, UA Little Rock was considered a commuter college… most folks I knew worked and went to school at the same time. At the time, I was working at a local radio station and UA Little Rock was perfect for a couple of reasons… area of study and what I wanted to do as a profession. Plus, there were more opportunities in Little Rock at local television and radio stations for internships and employment.

   The RTVF program was regarded as one of the top programs in Arkansas back in the early 90s. It was very important to be able to get hands-on experience if you were going to be successful in landing a good job. I was lucky that I wound up working at a local radio station where I learned from some of the best, including Craig O’Neill. He and I worked together, for the first time, in the late-80s. My television career didn’t come along until I was in my late-20s, but I was well equipped due to the radio profession.   

   Affordable and relevant, a great metropolitan university is critical to the infrastructure of a vibrant city. It also requires a strong alumni association that’s engaged in civic and business leadership throughout the Capital City. UA Little Rock boasts both – with a shared vision for the future. As UA Little Rock celebrates the success of its alumni, the university and alumni reflect on the role the institution plays in the continued economic development of Central Arkansas and the wealth of knowledge is offer current students.

Tom Brannon

Degree in Radio Television Film

Minor in business

Inviting Arkansas

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