/////Head Start Students Spread Christmas Cheer at UAMS
Head Start Students Spread Christmas Cheer at UAMS 2018-01-05T09:12:47+00:00

DEC. 13, 2005 | With jingle bells in hand, a group of pint-sized carolers from the College Station Elementary Head Start program recently spread a little holiday cheer to administrators and staff at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


For their first performance, the 3- and 4-year-old carolers visited UAMS College of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A. After entertaining the dean and his staff with their joyful rendition of “Jingle Bells,” “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” and “Bells and Holly,” the children presented Reece with a handmade card. In return, they each received a candy cane.


A stop at the UAMS Medical Center’s reception desk brought out several members of the administrative staff to enjoy songs by the preschool singers before they ventured on to the office of Chancellor I. Dodd Wilson, M.D. Following their performance for the chancellor and his staff, the children also presented Wilson with a handmade card and each received another candy cane.


From there, they visited the College of Public Health for another performance to staff and students.


The UAMS Head Start program operates 29 preschool centers in Pulaski County. As part of a five-year tradition, children from the centers take turns caroling at UAMS each year. The group was accompanied by College Station Elementary Head Start Director Felicia Loring and several classroom teachers and parents.


Following their visit to UAMS, the children were on their way to visit a Christmas tree farm before returning to the school.