Greetings and happy summer to you and your families! I hope all of you had a great start to your summer and that you’re having a wonderful 2016 thus far!  I had a busy start to the summer, first spending a week back home with my family in Rocklin, California [...]

San Francisco Chapter: An Update from Scholar Stephanie Diettinger

Hi, I’m Shun Strickland and I’m super excited to serve as co-chair of the 2017 Black Alumni Reunion with Lindsey Leverett Higgins. Our goal is to create an experience you won’t soon forget while raising money to provide scholarships for our Black students. As our reunion committee brainstormed on new ideas, [...]

BAS: Experiencing an Ole’ School Tradition in a New Way

June Scholar Profile This month BAS is profiling Antonio Igbokidi. Please read Antonio’s bio and his beautiful poem. Please read to the END!!! Name- Antonio Igbokidi Hometown: Little Rock, Arkansas Year in school- Senior Major/Minor/Concentration- Biology and African American Studies. Concentration: Pre-Medicine Significant Involvement in 2015-16 (clubs, sports, etc.)- President of NAACP. [...]

BAS Scholar Spotlight: Antonio Igbokidi

Congratulations to our Graduating Scholars – Spring Class of 2016   The Black Alumni Society congratulates our graduating scholars. Listed below are their pictures and thank you notes. They are the reason to register for the 2017 BAS Reunion. Your registration assists us with providing scholarships to our students.   [...]

Black Alumni Society: Class of 2016 Scholars

Elizabeth Reimer
Written by Lizzie Reimer When I began my education at the University of Arkansas, I was a declared double major in Theater and Psychology. My first semester was such a whirlwind! It went so much faster than I ever could have expected, but I loved every minute of it! I [...]

Changing my Plans

Written by: Abbygail Middleton “Honduras”- signifying a valley or depth seen. It was named by a colonial settler, Christopher Columbus, as he first saw this land in his pursuit of America. Though termed initially for the deep water seen off of the coast, this name grew of greater significance to [...]

Hope in the Mountains

     The University of Arkansas, originally called Arkansas Industrial University, was established in Fayetteville, Arkansas in 1871 atop a hilltop farm overlooking the Ozark Mountains immediately giving it the nickname, The Hill. The University became the first major Southern public university to admit a Black student without litigation when [...]


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The Arkansas Alumni Association recently welcomed two new employees. Ashley Batchelor joined the staff as Assistant Director of Communications, and Rachel Gray joined the team as Administrative Specialist III. Batchelor, a native of Little Rock, is a 2007 University of Arkansas graduate with a BA in Journalism. She comes to [...]

Arkansas Alumni Association Welcomes Ashley Batchelor and Rachel Gray to ...

Recognizing his years of service to legal philanthropy, the National Conference of Bar Foundations (NCBF) presented its second annual Award of Excellence to Colonel (USAF, Retired) William A. Martin of North Little Rock, Arkansas, at its meeting in San Diego, California on February 6, 2016.  The meeting is held in [...]

Life Member Bill Martin JD’55 Earns Award of Excellence from ...

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HOG TALES “At the stone of youth, old becomes new; love was embraced where we said, I do. Twenty one years from when we first met on campus as members of the Razorback Marching Band, we met again in Dallas at the Southwest Classic! Fast friends in college, we had [...]

Hog Tales: Arkansas Alumni Member Suzanne Wiggins BSBA’93

The Arkansas Alumni Association welcomed four new staff members to the team. Thomas Ellis, director of outreach and chapters, Lisa Ault, accounting specialist, John McKendry, fiscal support analyst and Wren Myers, administrative assistant. Ellis, is an Arkansas native, has proudly served in the United States Navy and also had the [...]

Arkansas Alumni Association Welcomes New Staff

Written by: Kaci Mack As a student athlete in high school, I knew the hardest transition of coming to the University of Arkansas was not playing sports every day. I knew intramurals was an option, but I had no idea it was as competitive as it is. I am apart [...]

My Transition Through Sports