Young Alumna Making Big Impact Five Years Into Her Teaching Career


Jessica Sliger with her husband, Brent, and son, Garrett

Jessica Sliger with her husband, Brent, and son, Garrett

Jessica Fay Sliger may not be in Freddie Bowles’ classes any more, but the former student-teacher duo has evolved into a team that collaborates on research and enrichment activities that benefit area students.

“The University of Arkansas gave me so much,” said Sliger, who is the recipient of this year’s Outstanding Young Alumni Award from the College of Education and Health Professions. “I love being a Razorback and I love living in Northwest Arkansas because it allows me to be able to work with the UA on so many things. Dr. Bowles is my mentor. I love that she has allowed me to work with her.”

Bowles is an associate professor of foreign language education.

Sliger said she was blown away when she learned she had won the award because there were other people who were nominated who were deserving of it. Read More

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