"Helping someone who is worthy and needs financial assistance is a win-win for the students, faculty and staff, as well as for me.
As a former professor and interim chair of the Medical Laboratory Sciences program, I taught many students who endured financial hardships to attend college. I watched them persevere and overcome obstacles to achieve their dreams of becoming successful health
Often, students are not only enrolled in school full time, but they also have families and other financial commitments. It makes me feel good to know that the Student Assistance Fund I started provides emergency assistance to help Medical Laboratory Sciences and
Cytotechnology students in their time of need.
Since my retirement, I’ve volunteered in microbiology labs at UAMS. This helps me stay connected with the students, faculty and staff in the College. As a volunteer, I saw an additional opportunity to help
faculty and staff grow professionally, so I established a Faculty and Staff Professional Development Fund through a planned gift.
I’m also able to honor the memory of my husband, Gordon Bartelt, through the establishment of these endowments. It’s so rewarding to know that students, faculty and staff will benefit for years to come. I encourage others to give whenever possible."
- Margaret Bartelt, Ph.D.
Photo Caption: (left to right) Ka'Talyia Willis, Camden, Arkansas, Margaret Bartelt, Ph.D., Little Rock, Arkansas, and Krystal McManis, Conway, Arkansas
- I am a retired professor and former interim chair of the Medical Laboratory Sciences program.
- I am a former director of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory.
- I volunteer with students in microbiology labs.
- My primary care physician is at UAMS.
- My husband was treated at the UAMS Medical Center.
The Dean's Message
"The College leads the state in preparing allied health professionals to provide the best, cutting-edge care possible for patients and their families. Our graduates are essential members of health care teams across Arkansas and beyond. I encourage you to join us as a “cutting-edge” partner by investing in innovation and excellence for our students, faculty and staff."
Douglas L. Murphy, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Health Professions