El Dorado News

November 16, 2018
El Dorado News Times

State Rep. Barker to speak at SouthArk’s fall commencement

This article was published November 30, 2017 at 5:00 a.m.

Arkansas State Rep. Sonia Barker, R-Smackover, will be the guest speaker at South Arkansas Community College’s Fall Commencement at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at the El Dorado Conference Center. More than 225 graduates are in the class.

Barker, who represents District 7, is a member of the Legislature’s Education Committee; the Aging, Children and Youth, Legislative and Military Affairs Committee; the Workforce Education Excellence Task Force; and the Legislative Advisory Council for the Southern Regional Education Board. It is her first term in office.

A Southern Arkansas University-El Dorado alumna, Barker has been a public high school teacher for more than 20 years. She teaches oral communications, English language arts and drama; and coaches tennis at Smackover High School.

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