Author: ashleybatchelor

Hog Tale: U of A Meeting, Engagement and Wedding

By Julia Killingsworth B.S.’12 My grandfather, William Lyon, and my grandmother, Peggy Ross Lyon, both attended the U of A in the 1950s. Both my parents, Jack and Lawana Lyon, and Nick’s parents, Steve and Sherry Killingsworth, attended the U of A in the 1970s and 1980s. Nick and I did not know each other when we were both freshmen in 2008. I lived in Pomfret (with my future maid of honor) where I met some of my best friends, a group of girls that still gets together at least once a year. Nick lived in Futrall Hall (with his...

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Hog Tale: Jerry D. Carlton Sr.

By Jerry D. Carlton Sr. B.S.B.A.’63 Arkansas Alumni Association Golden Annual Member My first trip to the University of Arkansas campus and to Fayetteville was in 1957 to attend a football game with Texas A&M. This visit was arranged by my football and basketball coach at Sheridan High School with the anticipation of receiving a basketball scholarship offer from Coach Glen Rose to play for the Arkansas Razorbacks. Football coach Charles Johnson, who played for the Hogs in 1943 and 1944, provided the long drive from Sheridan to Fayetteville. Seems it took us all day to make the trip...

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Father and son graduate from U of A on same day

By Rachel Gray Finding your family members’ names on University of Arkansas Senior Walk is a time honored tradition for U of A graduates. But for the descendants of Jackie D. Hancock Jr. and Jackie “Jackson” D. Hancock III, the search will take far less time. Father and son will have their names etched in stone right next to each other, as they both graduated with degrees from the university on Dec. 16. “The stars just kind of aligned,” said Jackie, 57. “It wasn’t something we planned. It just worked out perfectly.” Jackie originally attended the U of A...

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Arkansas Everywhere Membership Drive Kicks Off Today

The Arkansas Alumni Association Membership Drive, Arkansas Everywhere, kicks off today! Festivities begin tonight with a free concert at East Baum Stadium Parking Lot on Razorback Road. The concert is being held in conjunction with the Campaign Arkansas launch weekend, and the entire campus, all alumni and the public are invited to attend. Gates will open at 6 p.m. U of A senior Trey O’Dell, who performed on season 10 of NBC’s The Voice, takes the stage at 7:15 p.m. and the Commodores will begin at 8 p.m. There will be a limited number of tickets available at Will...

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Arkansas Alumni Association Welcomes Ashley Batchelor and Rachel Gray to Staff

The Arkansas Alumni Association recently welcomed two new employees. Ashley Batchelor joined the staff as Assistant Director of Communications, and Rachel Gray joined the team as Administrative Specialist III. Batchelor, a native of Little Rock, is a 2007 University of Arkansas graduate with a BA in Journalism. She comes to the Arkansas Alumni Association from 3W Magazine, where she was an Associate Editor, and previously worked as a Features Writer for the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. In her role as Assistant Director of Communications, Ashley oversees Arkansas magazine and the communications of our Campus Partners program. Additionally, she works with...

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