This campaign will position Lyon College to continue delivering exceptional, relevant education for students and for Arkansas. The time is right to establish Arkansas’ first-of-its-kind dental and veterinary schools. Twin forces—urgency and momentum—are at play. Giving to this campaign will support both of these strategic initiatives.
Currently, there are no veterinary or dental schools in Arkansas, so by providing in-state options, students will no longer need to leave the state to pursue these careers. This will make veterinary and dental education more accessible. Approximately one-quarter of students stay within one hour of where they completed their graduate training. Access to veterinary support and oral healthcare are needed in Arkansas for both students and their communities, and Lyon College wants to be the leader in providing these solutions.
Help us build a workforce of “Made in Arkansas” dentists and veterinarians who are highly trained, practice ready, and willing to work in rural locations.