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

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 [...]


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 ...

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

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

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

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