Lemke Department of Journalism

Forty-nine years after graduating with her Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism, Nancy Philley Russ, an annual member of the Arkansas Alumni Association and member of the Capital Chapter, continues to view her alma mater with pride and appreciation. However, as she reflects on the years spent at the University of Arkansas and the people she has come to know, Russ acknowledges the important role that the Arkansas Alumni Association played in her academic career.

Nancy Philley Russ Gives Thanks to the Arkansas Alumni Association

The University of Arkansas holds many memories for Jonathon Modica. As an institution with a "great athletic reputation and culture," he recalls the times he spent on the basketball court in Bud Walton Arena playing for the Arkansas Razorbacks and his involvement in Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. as two of his most memorable experiences as an undergraduate student. However, when considering what impacted him the most while attending the University, he attributes the opportunity to build relationships among faculty members and alumni as one of the most beneficial aspects of his academic career.

Professors Continue to Serve as Mentors For Jonathon Modica

Since 1961, the Arkansas Alumni Association has proudly recognized the exemplary achievements of University of Arkansas faculty through the Distinguished Faculty Achievement Awards amongst three categories of accomplishment: teaching, research/creative activity, and public service. This year's recipients will be honored at Homecoming this fall.

Outstanding University of Arkansas Faculty to be Honored

It's hard for Dr. Timothy Kral and his wife, Dr. Connie Hendrix-Kral, who have been A+ Life Members of the Arkansas Alumni Association since 1991, to recall just one fond memory at the University of Arkansas. Despite their busy schedules, they always take the time to support for the University of Arkansas. Connie feels it is so important to be a supporter of the education she received so as to keep the brightest students here. Tim confirms this desire to be involved and feels honored to be a Life Member of the Alumni Association.

Timothy Kral and Connie Hendrix-Kral Share a Passion for the ...

The Bill and JoElla Toller Celebration Bell at the Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House tolled April 22 in honor of the Lemke department of journalism scholarship recipients. A scholarship reception was held in their honor in Boyer Hall of the Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House.

For Whom The Bell Tolls, Lemke Scholarship Recipients