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Jane Evans

2018 Woman of the Year

AY Magazine, UALR Nursing Professor to be Named W.O.W. Woman of the Year at WOWAPALOOZA

"Dr. Jane Evans, associate professor of nursing at UA Little Rock, will be formally recognized as Woman of the Year on Friday, Oct. 12, during WOWAPALOOZA, an annual fundraising event held at the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion in support of W.O.W. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. and feature live music, dinner and live and silent auctions.

“I am proud that every single day W.O.W helps individuals and families recover their independence and lives,” Evans said. “A nurse’s goal is to assist patients on their journey to wellness. We start with them wherever they are, caring for them in whatever ways necessary, always promoting strength and independence, until they are where they want to be. W.OW. does that too, so it feels right to me.”

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Evans is a 1978 graduate of the UA Little Rock Department of Nursing and a lifelong advocate for those in need. She joined UA Little Rock as a faculty member in 2011. Prior to teaching, she served as the executive director for the Arkansas State Hospice and Palliative Care Association. As a registered nurse of over 40 years, Evans has helped countless individuals through research, publication, education, and volunteerism.

“I was born in Arkansas and have lived here all my 66 years,” Evans said. “I believe I am a citizen of the world and that we must love and take care of one another.”"