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The Arkansas Alumni Association is proud to honor the exceptional achievements of seven alumni, who will receive awards during the 69th annual Celebration of Excellence.

Arkansas Alumni Association to Honor Distinguished Alumni





John C. Reap, B.S.B.A.’70 of Dallas brings 40 years of business expertise to the Arkansas Alumni Association as the incoming president of the board of directors.

Reap Named President of Arkansas Alumni Association Board of Directors



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Living in Chicago, Monique Brunson is far from the rolling hills of Arkansas.

Monique Brunson Pursued her Passion at the University of Arkansas



The Arkansas Alumni Association proudly announces its 2011 award recipients, all of whom personify the University of Arkansas’ tradition of excellence through service and leadership. All 10 honorees were recognized during the 67th annual Alumni Awards Celebration on Nov. 4 at the Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House. Two University of [...]

Distinguished Alumni and Faculty Honored During Annual Awards Celebration


To my fellow U of A Black Alumni Society (BAS) old, new and future members, greetings! “How ’bout them Hogs?” Living in Savannah, I am constantly reminded of being in the heart of “Georgia Dawg” country. Everywhere I turn, UGA flags are impeding my view, yards are littered with inflatable [...]

Taking Pride in the University of Arkansas


Growing up with a father who works in sales and a grandfather who worked in public relations, Shannon Riordan, a Little Rock native, knew her future career would include business. When deciding where she would attend college, she set her sights on the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas.

Shannon Riordan Attributes Family Guidance and University of Arkansas to ...



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Dr. Michelle R. Smith has assumed the role of director of the Arkansas Department of Health's (ADH) Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities. Dr. Paul Halverson, director and state health officer, said, "We are extremely pleased to welcome Dr. Smith to the ADH family. She brings a great deal of expertise to public health in Arkansas. Since 1999, she was the program coordinator for the HIV/AIDS program with Jefferson Comprehensive Care Systems in Pine Bluff and provided support services to women, youth, adolescents, infants and families infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. She has also worked with the Arkansas Minority Health Commission, the Arkansas Minority HIV/AIDS Task Force and the National Minority AIDS Council. She has extensive training and understanding of day-to-day program activities and grant reporting and coordination. Addressing health disparities in our state is one of our strategic priorities, and Dr. Smith will be vital to these initiatives."

Dr. Michelle R. Smith Assumes Role of Director of Office ...


The Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH) announced today that H. L. McGill will be director of the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center (MTCC), the department’s museum for African American culture. The museum offers exhibits and programming about African Americans in Arkansas from 1870 to the present, especially concerning their contributions to business, politics and the arts. His position will be effective Dec. 13.

H.L. McGill, BA '77 Named Director of Mosaic Templars Cultural ...


The Arkansas Alumni Association proudly announces its 2010 award recipients, all of whom personify the University of Arkansas' tradition of excellence through service and leadership. All 10 honorees were recognized during the 66th annual Alumni Awards Celebration on Oct. 29 at the Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House.

2010 Distinguished Alumni and Faculty Award Recipients Announced