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+ Campus alert: A-State Closed Thurs. March 5

A-State Will be Closed on Thursday, March 5

Arkansas State University will remain closed on Thursday, March 5 due to incoming winter weather. This includes the main campus at Jonesboro and the Paragould center.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will be closed on Thursday.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will be closed.
  • Wednesday's performance of "12 Angry Men" has been cancelled. Contact the Box Office for refund information.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.
  • The SunBelt basketball match-ups with South Alabama will be played as scheduled.
  • This weekend's baseball matchup with UTA has been moved to Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson, MS. First game is Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. and a doubleheader on Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m.

The university reminds students to monitor their official Arkansas State student email account for information regarding classes, as explained in an announcement from Provost Lynita Cooksey.

For further updates, watch the A-State website at AState.edu and official social media: Facebook.com/ArkansasState and on Twitter @ArkansasState.

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(870) 972-3820

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Academic Advisor for Health Professions


  • AAS Radiologic Technology - Arkansas State University 1996
  • BS Radiologic Sciences - Florida College Hospital of Health Sciences 2008
  • Masters in Vocational-Technical Administration ASU 2010


  • ARRT - American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, Board Certified in Radiography and Mammography
  • ASRT - American Society of Radiologic Technologists
  • ArSRT - Arkansas Society of Radiologic Technologists


Long has taught Radiographic Procedures Labs since 2002 and started academic advising for the Imaging Sciences Programs in 2008. Prior to that she worked for Health South Sports Medicine and Rehab Hospital in Birmingham, AL as a Radiologic Technologist, and also for Pulmonary Associates in Birmingham, AL.

She received her Mammography certification and worked closely with the Medical Physicist to implement a new Mammography facility where she served as chief Mammography Technologist in 1996 for Birmingham OG/GYN group. Relocating to Jackson, TN in October of 1996, Long had the opportunity to teach Medical Terminology and Anatomy and Physiology at West Tennessee Business College in Jackson for the Certified Nursing Assistant Program. Filled PRN positions for Jackson/Madison County General Hospital outpatient diagnostic center, Humboldt General and Brownsville Methodist Hospital in Mammography. Returned to hometown of Jonesboro, AR in 2001.

Valerie Long

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P: (870) 972-3073
F: (870) 972-3485


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Room: 416