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+ Campus alert: A-State Closed Jan. 16

A-State Closed on Jan. 16 due to winter precipitation.

Arkansas State University is closed today, Tuesday, Jan. 16, due to winter precipitation. All winter response staff members are requested to report to their duty stations.

Overnight, snow fall made conditions for students, faculty and staff hazardous.

"Our administrative team determined the snowfall was going to be heavier than forecast and while today was scheduled to be the first day of class for the spring 2018 semester, I've decided it is best that we cancel classes for today," Chancellor Kelly Damphousse said.

All classes at the Jonesboro and Paragould locations are cancelled. Online classes continue.

While offices and classes are closed, university residential life areas continue to operate to support the on-campus student population.

Important Updates

  • The American Spiritual Ensemble will perform at Fowler Center's Riceland Hall tonight at 7:30pm.
  • For students living on-campus, Acansa Dining Hall will operate under "brunch hours" with service from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and then 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • ETS testing candidates that were scheduled for today should contact the Testing Center in the Reng Student Union at 972-2038 when A-State reopens and they will assist with rescheduling.
  • The Red WOLF Center will open today on winter weather hours of noon until 5 p.m.
  • Dean B. Ellis Library is closed all day today.

For updates on A-State events, please check the university’s official website AState.edu or social media feeds, Facebook.com/ArkansasState or @ArkansasState on Twitter.

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Title IV-E Academic Partnership in Public Child Welfare

Field Trainer


  • MSW, St Louis University. St Louis, Missouri
  • BA,  Wartburg College, Waverly, IA (Social Work)

Professional Credentials

  • LCSW : Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Teaching Specialties

  • Field Seminar Class


  • National Association of Social Workers
  • National Association of Social Workers of Arkansas


Trish Holt is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been practicing for 20+ years. She received her BSW from Wartburg College in Waverly, IA and her MSW from St. Louis University in St. Louis, MO. She has extensive experience serving victims of domestic violence and child abuse and their families. She has been the director of a domestic violence shelter in Iowa, a director of social services for The Salvation Army in St. Louis serving homeless families and a juvenile probation officer in Arizona. In addition, she has worked in the mental health field serving clients with chronic mental health issues and worked for the Division of Children & Family Services (DCFS) in Arkansas as a county supervisor. She has worked for Arkansas State University as a field trainer for the Title IV-E Academic Partnership in Child Welfare Grant since 2001. She also teaches one of the field seminars in the BSW program. Ms. Holt has served as a volunteer Mental Health First Responder for the Arkansas NASW Catastrophic Response Team and the Women’s Crisis center in Jonesboro. She currently is serving as a volunteer consultant for the Family Safety Center in Memphis, TN which provides services for domestic violence victims and their families.

Patricia Holt, LCSW

Contact Information

P: 870-972-3599
F: 870-972-3987


Building: Eugene W. Smith Hall
Room: 327S

Alternative Contact

Sandra Tate
P: 870-972-3984