Angela Oxford began at the University of Arkansas in July 2008 and became the director of the Center for Community Engagement in 2011. She is a native of Northwest Arkansas and a graduate from Arkansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master’s of Divinity from Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. She began her career in the non-profit sector in 1999 by working for Hands on Atlanta, engaging the city’s corporate community in corporate service events for six years. After Angela relocated to NWA, she consulted for the Hands on Network/Points of Light Foundation and she served as the program director for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Arkansas. She continues her life of servant-leadership by participating in the Governor’s Advisory Council for the Division of Community Service and Nonprofit Support, the NWA MLK Planning Committee, and as a Girl Scout Leader.
Claire Allison joined the Center for Community Engagement in January 2014 as a Graduate Assistant. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies from Hendrix College and is currently pursuing a Master of Public Administration and Nonprofit Studies degree. In her coordinator role Claire advises two VAC committees, the Full Circle Food Pantry and Razorback Food Recovery, as well as assisting with ongoing initiatives of the CCE. Prior to entering graduate school, Claire worked for the Kings River Watershed Partnership and the Girl Scouts - Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas Council; she brings a passion for service, volunteerism and community development to her work.
Program Coordinator over Mentoring Programs
Mallory Nash joined the Center for Community Engagement in May 2016 as a Graduate Assistant. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation and Sport Management from the University of Arkansas in 2015. During that time, she worked for several non-profit organizations facilitating a variety of programs to school groups, families, and young adults. She has mentored students for many years and brings a passionate and service-minded attitude to the Center for Community Engagement. Mallory advises the Student Engagement committee on the VAC Board as she completes her Master of Education in Higher Education.
Katie Maschino joined the Center for Community Engagement as the Graduate Assistant for Food Programs in August 2016. After completing culinary training from the Institute of Culinary Education in NYC, she received her Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Sciences with a concentration in dietetics from the University of Arkansas. She then completed her dietetic internship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She spent her first year as a registered dietitian serving as a FoodCorps service member in Fayetteville Public Schools teaching elementary-age kids nutrition education, basic gardening and cooking skills and exposing them to whole, local foods. Katie works with the Full Circle Food Pantry and Razorback Food Recovery programs while she completes her Master of Science in Community Health Promotion.