Christopher Dickie, Director of employee relations and community outreach for the University of Arkansas System eVersity, was guest speaker on Tuesday, April 25th for The Rotary Club of Heber Springs. Dickie introduced a new startup institution within the UA System called eVersity, which is the state’s only 100 percent-online institution.  Arkansas ranks No. 48 in the nation in the number of adults with college degrees, and the UA System launched the new online institution to target adult working learners and provide them with an affordable, accessible and high-quality option to finish the degrees they once started. The online institution offers students the chance to take one class at a time for six weeks, take a week break, and then start their next course toward earning their degree. Classes are only $495 and are taught by UA System faculty. 

“As a start-up, we were able to look at the barriers that exist that are keeping adults from finishing their degree and break them down to provide the easiest and most affordable path toward degree completion,” Dickie said.  Two- and four-year degrees are offered in five degree plans that include Information Technology, Business, Healthcare Management, Criminal Justice and University Studies. For more information visit

The Rotary Club of Heber Springs meets each Tuesday at noon at the ASU-Heber Springs Campus.  To learn more about the Club and its activities, visit the website at, view the facebook page at The Rotary Club of Heber Springs, Arkansas, or contact Club President, John Lyons at 501-691-9331.