The Black Alumni Society scholars had their first meeting of the semester on Sept. 27th at the Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House. Congruent with the agenda, the scholars discussed the changes made to their scholarship program. In hopes of connecting the scholars with the community, the BAS scholars are required to serve at least 10 volunteer hours per semester. These hours are to be completed through service with the Arkansas Alumni Association. Scholars will also be a part of an inaugural mentoring program. Each scholar will be matched with an alumni mentor. The hopes of this program are that alumni will stay connected to the university and students will become more familiar with positive role models.
Scholars were also given the opportunity to elect members to serve as President, Vice President, Communication Chair and Volunteer Service Coordinator. Earl Hill, a senior from Pine Bluff, Ark. will serve as president; Greg Crosby, a junior from Pine Bluff, Ark. will serve as vice president; Kentrell Curry, a junior from West Memphis, Ark. will serve as the communication chair; Melanie Monts, a sophomore from Springdale, Ark. will serve as volunteer service coordinator. Congratulations to all those elected to serve on the board! The BAS Scholars are looking forward to making positive changes this year!