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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


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     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 [...]

AKA KAPPA IOTA 40TH ANNIVERSARY


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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 ...



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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


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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



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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


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Written by: Grace Hannon This semester, I am currently enrolled in a class called Survey of Exceptionality. This class is for Education majors and focuses on the skills and mindset needed for teaching students with disabilities. For this class, I am required to have 10 hours of volunteer service with [...]

Experience in the Real World


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Written by: Kaley Ferguson It is the holiday season, a time to be thankful, and this year I am most thankful for the University of Arkansas, my new home. As a senior in high school, I had an incredibly difficult time trying to figure out exactly where I would attend [...]

A Thank You to the University



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Photographer: Ryan Versey The Black Alumni Society and the Black Alumni Society Scholars presented the 9th Annual Shades of Ebony event on Thursday, November 12 at the Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House. The theme for the event was “An Unknown Royalty”. SOE was created by Dr. Demetrius Richmond, MA ’04 [...]

BAS: Shades of Ebony 2015


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Randy Coleman is the General Manager of the Fayetteville Baymont Inn & Suites (formerly the Quality Inn & Suites) and the proud father of Brandy and Scotty. He is currently the only African American GM of a hotel in the Northwest Arkansas area. As a GM, Randy ensures that the [...]

BAS Alumni Spotlight: Randy Coleman


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As we continue the season of thanksgiving, I wanted to thank you for all that you do to enable our students on campus.  I was speaking to an alumnus recently who truly lives a life of service to others in a various different ways.  He said to me that you [...]

BAS: November President’s Letter