Monica Moore, Honors Advisor for Student Success and Retention
As advisor for student success and retention, Monica Moore supports and enhances the work of academic advisors across campus, helping honors students fine-tune their goals and create a plan that extends beyond their college experience. Along with director of retention and student advising Jason Blankenship, she partners with colleagues in the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards, the Office of Study Abroad and International Exchange, and honors programs across campus to help students make the most out of their time at the U of A.
Monica earned a B.A. and M.A. in communication from the University of Arkansas, and later pursued post-graduate studies at the UM-Twin Cities in Minneapolis, MN. Over the years, she has served in key roles linked to student success and retention, including program coordinator for honors student recruitment in the U of A admissions office, academic advisor for Fulbright College, and assistant director for the Fulbright College Honors Program. Most recently she served as an advisor for the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith before becoming coordinator of transfer and transition services for Northwest Arkansas Community College.
When taking daily breaks on campus, Monica enjoys visiting the “Horticulture Teaching Garden” nested in between the Agriculture Annex and Agriculture building, and the gallery in the Fine Arts Center. In her spare time, she uses her digital photographs of flowers and upcycled floral vintage fabric as inspiration for creating oil pastel and acrylic paintings.