AASCU Graduates: The Difference We Make

Laurie Smalling

Laurie Smalling

Graduation Year: 1998
Degree Earned: B.S., Marketing
Institution: Arkansas State University

Laurie Smalling serves as senior director of political programs at Wal-Mart in Fayetteville, Ark, in addition to serving as a spokesperson for the company. She previously worked with former United States Congressman Jay Dickey as his press secretary and scheduler. While in school, Smalling was active in student government and was recognized as a student leader. In 1996, she was named Miss Arkansas State University; she said she came to Arkansas State “to make a difference.”