Black Alumni Society: Class of 2016 Scholars


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.

 


Eryn Adams

Words cannot describe how blessed I have been to be a recipient of a scholarship and of support from this organization. The Black Alumni Society supported me every semester throughout all my four years of college. The BAS gave me motivation to get through my college career by allowing me to see students who looked like me shooting for the same goals. In the fall, I will be attending the University of Missouri to obtain my PhD in Cognition & Neuroscience. I could not have gotten here without the BAS. I cannot wait to give back and support students like me.

Thank you for everything you’ve done for me all four years. I cannot say it enough.

Blessings,

Eryn Adams


Ariel Bass

The Black Alumni Scholarships, I received during my time at the UofA were extremely beneficial to me. Without those scholarships I wouldn’t have been able to attend college at all let alone finish on time. There are no words to express my gratitude for everything Black Alumni Society Board has done for me. My last year here was extremely difficult with the loss of my mother and they were here for me every step of the way making sure that I had everything I needed to finish strong and for that I am truly thankful.


Sharnell Coleman

THANK YOU, Black Alumni Society! I am forever grateful to have been selected as a scholar of this program in the fall of 2012! At first, I assumed that this would just be a scholarship with only financial benefits. I was completely WRONG! Not only does BAS provide us with monetary assistance, they are also readily accessible for networking opportunities within any field that a student needs reference to. The Black Alumni Society Alums are seriously the best! Over the past four years, this scholarship program has been nothing but a family to me. And, I would like to send a special thank you to Mrs. Angela Mosley-Monts. This woman has impacted my life in ways that she couldn’t imagine. Mrs. Monts is the woman that I can talk to about anything! Even though she wears about 501 hats, she still makes time for her scholars and will do anything to help us succeed on this campus and within the community. She recently pushed me to apply for a job opportunity that I wasn’t so sure about, and that one decision has seriously changed my life. I got the job and couldn’t be more grateful! Every student doesn’t have a cheerleader like Mrs. Monts and the other fantastic alumni within this program in their corner. So once again, thank you Black Alumni Society for everything. I cannot wait until this upcoming reunion and to give back to the following Black Alumni Society Scholar classes


Whitney Frierson

During my senior year of high school, I was awarded a scholarship from the University of Arkansas’ Black Alumni Society.  With doing volunteer hours and maintaining the required GPA, my scholarship was awarded for four consecutive years.  The Black Alumni Scholarship means more to me than I could possibly express in words.  I have been able to excel academically in college, participate in numerous organizations, and simply enjoy the college experience without the financial burden of obstacles such as book money or tuition cost.  With the scholarship, I was also integrated into a wonderful group of Black Alumni Scholars in which I was able to network, bond, and grow.  I am truly blessed to have been awarded the Black Alumni Scholarship; it has made a wonderful impact on my undergraduate journey!


Toreia Harris

I’m beyond thankful for being a recipient of the LaRew scholarship. Not only did it provide me with financial assistance, but also social ties that I will carry on for the rest of my life.  It meant a lot to my family and I that others went out their way to see that I got an education and it would’ve been a lot tougher if it weren’t for my generous donors.  I’m excited to now be a part of the Arkansas Alumni Association and I will always remember this wonderful experience wherever my educational journeys may take me. Thank you!


Breanna Hill

First and foremost I want to thank you all for your support over these past four years here at the UofA and thank you for choosing me to be a scholar. Without this scholarship I wouldn’t have had the chance to attend the UofA and I would like to thank Ms. Gloria Hawkins for assisting me with my search. Being a part of BAS has been a big part of my college career from meeting new people and making new friends, to getting involved on campus and volunteering, and even finding off campus resources for the minority, BAS has helped me. This scholarship is more than just assistance in college funding, you all gave me a place on campus and here in Fayetteville to make me feel welcomed and part of a family and I can’t wait to give back and allow/watch BAS grow and future scholars become a part of the Razorback family!


Chassidy S. Hurst

I would like to personally say thank you to all the donors, who have helped not only myself fund my education but also my peers as well. Receiving a scholarship through the Black Alumni Association has helped me to network within the Northwest Arkansas Community, develop professional skills, gain community service hours, and maintain above a 3.0 GPA. I cannot thank you all enough, you have truly been a blessing to me!

Warmly,

Chassidy S. Hurst


Micah Minter

BAS has an incremental part in my collegiate experience. I’m really proud to be an alumni member of such an organization. Special shout to Mrs. Monts for being an awesome advisor/mentor. I will keep in touch with everyone! Thanks for allowing me to be a part of a great college experience!


Kalene Simpson

By awarding me the honor of being a LaRew Scholar, you lightened my financial burden, and consequently allowed me to direct my focus on completing my bachelor’s degree. My time as a scholar brought memories I will cherish for a lifetime. One day, I aspire to be able to help a student as those before me help me.


Whitney Frierson

During my senior year of high school, I was awarded a scholarship from the University of Arkansas’ Black Alumni Society.  With doing volunteer hours and maintaining the required GPA, my scholarship was awarded for four consecutive years.  The Black Alumni Scholarship means more to me than I could possibly express in words.  I have been able to excel academically in college, participate in numerous organizations, and simply enjoy the college experience without the financial burden of obstacles such as book money or tuition cost.  With the scholarship, I was also integrated into a wonderful group of Black Alumni Scholars in which I was able to network, bond, and grow.  I am truly blessed to have been awarded the Black Alumni Scholarship; it has made a wonderful impact on my undergraduate journey!

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