Bessie B. Moore Center For Economic Education
The center was established with a grant from Phillips Petroleum Company in August 1978 and dedicated in May 1979. The center was named for Economics Arkansas' founder, Bessie B. Moore. Bessie shared these remarks during the dedication of the Moore Center: “University centers on economic education have an important place in the scheme of things to come and this particular center can be a force in our goal of eliminating economic illiteracy.”
The Bessie B. Moore Center is administered by the Sam M. Walton College of Business and under the direction of Dr. Rita Littrell. The Center serves 16 counties in Northwest Arkansas.
Dr. Rita Littrell, Director
Bessie B. Moore Center for
Willard J. Walker Hall 540
Fayetteville, AR 72701
The UAF Center area consists of the following 16 counties: Baxter, Benton, Boone, Carroll, Conway, Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Newton, Pope, Searcy, Sebastian, Van Buren and Washington.
"Since its creation in 1979, the Bessie B. Moore Center for Economic Education has become a national model for economic education. It’s never too soon for K-12 teachers to incorporate principles of economics and personal finance into the classroom curriculum and the university is proud to be affiliated with the center and play a role in promoting understanding of the American economic system."
- Dr. Joseph Steinmetz, Chancellor UA