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Among state colleges and universities with more than $3 million in student loan volume, the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education in Fort Smith saw the largest share increase of federal funds at a whopping 88.5% in the 2018-2019 academic year. The nonprofit group, which includes the flagship Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine, saw loan volume nearly double from $9.8 million in the 2017-2018 academic year to more than $16.7 million in loan proceeds this year. The growth in loan volume reflects the addition of a new class in the college that opened in August 2017.
The longtime leader of the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority was honored this week at a reception hosted by the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education.
“This is just the beginning of fulfilling the ACHE mission and the dream of changing health care as we know it,” said ACHE Board Chairman David Craig.
Plans to build Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Fort Smith are becoming more of a reality thanks to the recent land donation by the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education in Fort Smith’s Chaffee Crossing.
“Our partnership with Mercy has been a critical element in fulfilling our mission to improve lives in our community,” said Kyle Parker, CEO of ACHE. “Through these cooperative efforts, we are excited to expand health care and provide learning environments for our students.”
Five years ago, the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education were formed as one of the first major developments in the area.
Arkansas Colleges of Health Education was named Non-profit of the Year.
The Fort Smith Public School district is a million dollars closer to opening its highly anticipated career and technology center.
He noted Fort Smith is doing “an amazing job” of trying to keep young people, citing the opening of the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine there in 2017 as an example.