By Julia Killingsworth B.S.’12 My grandfather, William Lyon, and my grandmother, Peggy Ross Lyon, both attended the U of A in the 1950s. Both my parents, Jack and Lawana Lyon, and Nick’s parents, Steve and Sherry Killingsworth, attended the U of A in the 1970s and 1980s. Nick and I did [...]

Hog Tale: U of A Meeting, Engagement and Wedding


By Jerry D. Carlton Sr. B.S.B.A.’63 Arkansas Alumni Association Golden Annual Member My first trip to the University of Arkansas campus and to Fayetteville was in 1957 to attend a football game with Texas A&M. This visit was arranged by my football and basketball coach at Sheridan High School with [...]

Hog Tale: Jerry D. Carlton Sr.


By Rachel Gray I am not your typical Hog Tales story. I didn’t go to school here. I didn’t grow up cheering for the Razorbacks. I had not even been to Fayetteville until I was 21 years old. So how did I end up in love with this institution, these [...]

An Unconventional Hog Tale



By Rachel Gray Finding your family members’ names on University of Arkansas Senior Walk is a time honored tradition for U of A graduates. But for the descendants of Jackie D. Hancock Jr. and Jackie “Jackson” D. Hancock III, the search will take far less time. Father and son will [...]

Father and son graduate from U of A on same ...


Written By: Claire Trieschmann   As my Freshman year comes to a close, I can’t help but look back and reflect on the highlights of my first semester of college. Though there are many positives, a volunteer service in particular comes to mind. As a member of my sorority Kappa [...]

Learning Through Teaching Others


Written by: Catherine Nettle Just over one month ago, thousands of freshman students swarmed the campus at the University of Arkansas during move in week. As families unloaded cars and bid their children farewell, often with a few tears, students began an experience foreign to nearly all of them. Many moved [...]

The Beginning of a Chapter



The Arkansas Alumni Association Membership Drive, Arkansas Everywhere, kicks off today! Festivities begin tonight with a free concert at East Baum Stadium Parking Lot on Razorback Road. The concert is being held in conjunction with the Campaign Arkansas launch weekend, and the entire campus, all alumni and the public are [...]

Arkansas Everywhere Membership Drive Kicks Off Today


Written by Hannah Stolt Preparing for college was not what I expected. I thought it would be easy! Just pack my things up and move right in. To my dismay, I was very wrong. All my friends had move in dates before I did, so I watched them pack up [...]

A New World


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