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Daniel McFarland: Hard Work and Determination – The Recipe for Success

Daniel McFarland B.S.A. ’15 knew the value of hard work and diligence from a very young age. Growing up on Angus Cattle Ranch in Keithville, Louisiana, along with two brothers and a sister, Daniel would wake up at 5 a.m. to tend to his cattle, hogs and chickens. He’d feed and clean them so they would be in pristine condition in preparation for their exhibition at livestock shows across the country. His father wanted to ensure his children learned what hard work looked like so they would be grounded, humble and perseverant individuals. This development of a strong work ethic at a tender age coupled with Daniel’s love for animals meant that he would inevitably study animal science at the University of Arkansas, for which he also received the Animal Science Scholarship. Daniel’s father is a family practice physician, and it seemed only natural for to Daniel to follow his father’s footsteps and dreams by pursuing a career in healthcare.

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August 2019 e-Zine letter from the Black Alumni Society President

The Black Alumni Society is in in the process of increasing our support system for the Black Students Association and the Black Alumni Society Scholars. The support system includes the Office for Diversity an Inclusion, U of A units, colleges, schools, and the Black Alumni Society (That’s you!). As a board, we are asking you to please sign up to be a mentor or resource to CONNECT with an African American student at the U of A. BAS alumni, please set aside some time to ENGAGE with that student and INSPIRE them to set lofty goals, study hard, enjoy college and be successful!

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Eric Jones: Alumnus and Entrepreneur

Eric Jones is a believer. Jones believes in himself, in his ideas, in celebrating the winning times in times of hardship, in the goodness of people and his ability to inspire and bring positive change. It’s this zeal that drove this first generation University of Arkansas graduate to become the owner and CEO of luxury line Like Father Like Son (LFLS) Shoes as well as a branding expert and personal stylist at The Doctor Dapper. He started both ventures while he was still in school.

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