Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Benton County (SPSF/BC) is pleased to announce that Jack Eaton has been hired as the Executive Director. Jack comes to SPSF/BC with many years of local non-profit experience and leadership. “This program has been a stable support to single parents and their children for almost 30 years. I am thankful to be a part of a well-organized and successful program that helps so many families as they journey toward economic independence,” Jack commented.
SPSF/BC is also pleased to announce that Sally Conduff, who has been serving as Executive Director for 3 years, is remaining with the program. Conduff is returning to the Career/Academic Guidance position, working directly with scholarship recipients, a position she loves. Sally said, “We are pleased to have Jack working with SPSF/BC. He brings an amazing level of non-profit expertise to the program, and we are excited about the leadership and direction he will provide. Working with students is my passion, and I am very excited to be back in program management. With these changes, we will be able to provide better services to the scholarship recipients and their families.”
As the largest affiliate in the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund network, SPSF/BC focuses on the whole student and the needs of his/her family. We provide an empowering and nurturing growth environment that helps a single parent attend school, while addressing issues which, if not addressed, could undermine academic success or cause early withdrawal. We do this through a variety of support programs, including: Professional and Personal Counseling that helps students process life events and increase their self-confidence and sense of worth; Academic and Career Guidance that assists students in identifying and efficiently pursuing an appropriate course of study leading to employment; Life Skills Workshops that allow students to adjust to the college environment and develop their critical thinking, communication, research and time management skills; Tutoring for students who need a little extra academic help along the way; Mentoring to help students build the confidence they need to change their lives. We also connect our students to members of the Alumni Council, who have walked the path before them and completed their degrees.
For more information on how to support the Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Benton County and impact the lives of a single parent family, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 479.254.8550.