Posted by BEN BEAUMONT – The Clinton School landed on the front page of this week’s edition of Arkansas Business with an article about the impact our graduates are having on the state.
Reporter Sam Eifling visited with several Clinton School graduates who have stayed in Arkansas to continue their careers in public service. Roughly 40 percent of our 64 graduates are in Arkansas either continuing their education or pursuing careers in state government and Arkansas’s growing nonprofit sector.
The state is finding that the gift runs both ways. Five years after opening its doors, the University of Arkansas-affiliated grad school in the old train station that shares grounds with the Clinton Presidential Library has become a magnet for talent from around the country and the world.
While Clinton School graduates go on to work across the country and around the world, many find their attachment to their service projects and to the community keeps them in Arkansas.
“What I see is a lot of talent that would have never, ever come through Arkansas, except for the Clinton School, staying here,” said Joe Ballard, the school’s director of international service projects, a 2007 graduate. “It’s still small numbers but it’s significant coming here.”
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