On Wednesday October 22nd, a team from the University of Arkansas-Clinton School of public service, along with their professors visited Texarkana and Fouke. The team was interviewing residents of Fouke to learn more about the local economy. The team is conducting a community and economic assessment for their class in Economics for Public Servants.
The class began their project in September, 2015 and will present their findings to the Mayor and city council on December 10th; to the public in mid-January. The class believes their findings could give the citizens of Fouke the tools they to create a stronger community and a stronger economy.
Members of the class are:
Ellen Fitzpatrick- Professor of Economics at the Clinton School of Public Service
Sedef Akgungor- Visiting Fulbright Fellow and Professor of Economics at Dokuz Eylul University in Izmir, Turkey
Antoinette Schicchi- From Dania Beach, FL graduate of West Florida University
Julian Kelly- From West Memphis, AR graduate of Stanford University
Luke Frauenthal- From Little Rock, AR graduate of Harding University
Tatiana Riddle- From Guy, AR graduate of the University of Arkansas-Little Rock
Romerse Biddle- From Magnolia, AR graduate of Southern Arkansas University
The University of Arkansas-Clinton School of Public Service is a two year master degree program in public service founded in 2004. The school is located in the William J. Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas.