Day: October 21, 2014

In Memoriam: Dr. Eddie Jones

Dear family and friends, The homegoing celebration for our beloved father, Dr. Eddie Jones, will be on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Springdale First Assembly of God, 1605 West Robinson Ave., Springdale, AR 72764. For those who desire, we would ask that in lieu of flowers, send memorial gifts to Iberia Bank for the publication of daddy’s last work entitled Gospel Music: The Sound of Hope. Account information and bank address will be forthcoming. Thank you for the tremendous outpouring of love and support! It has certainly helped us through this challenging transition. Dr. Maxine Jones...

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Phoebe Todd Harris & Anne Harris LaRew Scholarship Recipient Gives Thanks

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 put four kids in college simultaneously helps out my family greatly.  I am writing in order to praise you for your support towards my college education. I come from a well-respected and disciplined family, being the only boy out of my siblings.  As stated in my application, I truly am a chief of...

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Honoring the Past

The Black Alumni Reunions have been greatly successful in achieving their original objectives of bringing black alumni back to campus, increasing the number of black alumni as members of the alumni association and in providing scholarship funds to black students from black alumni. Prior to the first black alumni reunion in 1990, there were only two scholarships for black students funded by African Americans – the Bryce Morgan Memorial fund and the Sidney Moncrief scholarship; fewer than 100 African Americans with membership in the Arkansas Alumni Association (records could not be divided by race at the time, but the...

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President's Message: BAS STEM Event and "Road to Silver" Reception

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. Several of the BAS Board members and I will hit the road, traveling to McGehee, to serve as speakers and mentors on Saturday, November 8, at 9:00 a.m. Our focus will be those students enrolled in high schools in McGehee, Dumas and Dermott. If any of our alumni are...

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