The Links Inc. Pine Bluff Chapter welcomed four new members June 23 at the Pine Bluff Country Club. After the induction ceremony, they were honored with a dinner to which spouses were invited, according to a news release.


Beverly Cotledge is a retired administrative specialist assistant and former assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. She is married to Quranner Cotledge.


Angela Paskel is an academic adviser and educator in the Upward Bound Program at UAPB. Additionally, she operates her own business as a signing agent in real estate and serves as a test administrator for the Department of Defense for Southeast Arkansas. Her husband, Steven Paskel, also works at UAPB.


Alycia Wiley is employed in the Pine Bluff School District as the academic dean at 34th Avenue Elementary School.


Arlene Rice Woody holds a Ph.D. in psychology and a Master of Business Administration degree in management and sales. She is retired from AT&T as business and consumer support manager. Her husband is James Woody.


As their community service project, these new members developed and implemented “A Cultural Enrichment Integrated Service Project” in collaboration with the Boys and Girls Club of Jefferson County, T.O.P.P.S (Targeting Our Peoples’ Priorities with Services), and the Arts Facet of the Pine Bluff Chapter of The Links Inc.


“The goal of this service project was to engage junior and high school youth in an experience that would enhance their knowledge of the history of our city, our county, our state, and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff through becoming aware of the importance and value of museums,” according to the release. “They visited the University Cultural Center at UAPB and the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum where they were introduced to and observed ‘history in the making’.”


Jerilean Brewer is the president of the Pine Bluff Chapter of The Links and S. Yvonne Blevins is the vice president and membership chairwoman.