Black Alumni Society



Greetings Alumni and Friends, Every two years, we come together as ONE to reminisce about the good times and the learning experiences we gathered from our college years. As we gather on THE HILL, we must not forget those who have paved the way by fighting to create changes that [...]

President’s Message: A Look Back


Can you believe it? It is 2015! Happy New Year to all BAS members and friends. Let me remind you – there are just three months to go before we gather for the 25th year of reunions for the Black Alumni Society. I hope you have taken time to register [...]

President’s Message: HAPPY NEW YEAR



Since 2009, Dr. Charles Robinson, vice chancellor for diversity and community, has dedicated his work to the evolution of diversity affairs at the University of Arkansas to attract underrepresented students and to help them be successful.

Diversity Affairs Office Helps Underrepresented Students Succeed


I am very honored and blessed to hear that I am a recipient of the Phoebe Todd Harris & Anne Harris LaRew Alumni Scholarship worth $1,000 per year.  With this scholarship, I am certain that I will be a part of an academically enriched institution.  Knowing that you understand the financial struggle to [...]

Phoebe Todd Harris & Anne Harris LaRew Scholarship Recipient Gives ...


I am excited about the upcoming trips to southeast and central Arkansas. To begin, an invitation has been extended to us from Renee Taylor, an alumna of the University. We’ve accepted and have planned to be a presence at the high school for the BAS STEM event in McGehee, Arkansas. [...]

President’s Message: BAS STEM Event and “Road to Silver” Reception



The desire to give back, reach out and help students achieve their academic and career goals were reasons why Inventor, President and CEO of Concealment Solutions International, Victor Wilson, became a board member of the Black Alumni Society and the Diversity Campaign Committee Board. Wilson, a 1985 alumnus of the [...]

Alumnus Stays Connected Through Volunteerism







Mitch Ward has had an illustrious career as a small business owner, public servant and philanthropist since he left the University of Arkansas in 1983.

Mitch Ward: Small Business Owner, Public Servant and Philanthropist