December 13, 2006
The commencement ceremony for the first graduating class of the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock (Pulaski County) was held. The school is the only school in the United States to offer a master’s degree in public service to prepare graduates for careers with nonprofit, governmental, volunteer, or private-sector work. The school is located in the former Choctaw Station of the Rock Island Railroad and is part of the Clinton Presidential Center and Park in Little Rock. Speaking at the graduation exercises, President Clinton expressed his belief that the noble calling of public service makes a significant difference to the common good.