Month: February 2015

Being a Student Athlete

Written by: Tori Cooper Growing up, I loved playing sports and eventually found a special passion for softball. As I continued to go through school, I found that I had a special passion for education as well. Ever since I was a little girl, I always said I wanted to do something in the medical field. Although the specifics of what I thought I wanted to do changed, my focus on being a part of the medical field did not. During my junior year of high school, I went on a visit to the U of A as a...

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A Thank You Letter from LaRew Scholar Sacha Richardson

I greatly appreciate the honor of being selected to receive the Phoebe Todd Harris & Anne Harris LaRew Alumni Scholarship of $1000 per year. This money will help me purchase my books for class as well as any other materials I will need. In receiving this money, it will make this freshman year at the University of Arkansas far less financially stressful. I have read a little about your family and history with the University of Arkansas and I wanted to share a little about myself. I graduated as the salutatorian of my class at Jacksonville High School. I...

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Navigating Your Career like an Alumni Hog

The Black Alumni Society is incorporating two professional development opportunities for alumni and undergraduates. Professional Development Certificates will be available. Please check with your employer to see if the following topics qualify for your BAS Reunion Registration to be paid or partially paid for professional development. Black Alumni Society Reunion: Friday, April 17, 2015 Navigating Your Career like an Alumni Hog Empowering Women: Dreamers Dream; Doers Put Them into Action 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Working Lunch) Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House Fayetteville, AR Welcome and Empowerment Kickoff: Latonya Foster, Walmart Stores, Inc., 2015 – 2017 BAS President Elect Living Your Dreams (lecture and a workshop)                                                                               Shun Strickland, Motivational Bridging Your Dreams With Your 8 to 5                                                                                          Tracy Rowan, Tyson Foods and Entrepreneur Spirituality in the Work Place                                                                                              ...

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BAS Alumni Spotlight: Danielle Wood

Dr. Danielle Wood, a life member of the Arkansas Alumni Association, serves as the director & EEO officer for the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance at the University of Arkansas. As director, she has oversight of the office and is responsible for employment compliance for faculty/staff recruitment and selection as well as reporting to agencies such as the Department of Labor and Department of Education. On a part-time basis, she holds the rank of Major in the Arkansas Air National Guard where she serves as the Assistant Equal Opportunity Director at the 188th Fighter Wing in Fort Smith,...

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President's Message: A Look Back

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 have caused the University to evolve into the institution it is today. The Black Alumni Society (BAS) of the University of Arkansas was founded on the premise of commemorating the African American student body, therefore this Black History Month we would like to acknowledge the accomplishments of a few...

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