Diamond Holmes of Texarkana, Arkansas, has been selected as the 2019 TRiO Upward Bound Selects 2019 Hall of Fame Recipient at the University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana (UAHT). Holmes is the daughter of Tanyaka Conway. She is a senior at Arkansas High School and an active member of Lonoke Baptist Church. She also works part-time and enjoys spending quality time with her three younger brothers.

According to a press release, Holmes is actively involved in numerous school clubs and community service organizations. She is a member of 4-H Club, Fellowship of Christian Students, Distributive Education Clubs of America, Future Business Leadership of America, NIKE Club, and TRiO Upward Bound. In addition to all of her involvement, Diamond maintains high scholastic achievements.

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“I joined TRiO Upward Bound to learn about the opportunities that are available for my future in regards to college admission and scholarships. The program is also helping me identify the steps that are necessary for my chosen career path, and I have created lasting friendships through Upward Bound,” Holmes said. Diamond’s future plans include pursuing a career in nursing. “I want to become a registered nurse because I like to help other people,” she said.

The TRiO Upward Bound Hall of Fame is an effort to showcase the array of students within Arkansas TRIO Programs by noting their various academic and civic accomplishments. Each TRiO program can nominate one participant for inclusion in the Hall of Fame. Hall of Fame nominees will be recognized during the Arkansas TRiO Day Program held on Saturday, February 23, 2019, on the campus of Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, AR.

For more information about TRiO Upward Bound at UAHT, contact Nicole Woods at 870-722-8287 or nicole.woods@uacch.edu.