Author: astrodel

San Francisco Chapter: An Update from Scholar Stephanie Diettinger

Greetings and happy summer to you and your families! I hope all of you had a great start to your summer and that you’re having a wonderful 2016 thus far!  I had a busy start to the summer, first spending a week back home with my family in Rocklin, California and then traveling to Washington D.C. to spend a week visiting my cousin and exploring our nation’s capitol for the very first time! Now that I am back in Fayetteville, I look forward to working, exploring some of Northwest Arkansas’ beauty and taking a summer class! I completed my Spring 2016 semester with a 3.8 GPA while taking 15 credits and continuing as a member of the Women’s Track & Field team. I spent this last semester finishing up all of my general education classes so I can look forward to spending my senior year taking classes that I enjoy and completing courses required for my degree! This fall I plan on taking Exercise Prescription, Exercise Application for Special Populations, and a couple of elective classes. I look forward to finishing off my undergraduate college education on a high note! I’m also excited to share that your Razorback Women’s Track & Field team JUST won their second ever NCAA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS and first ever OUTDOOR National Championships! Woo Pig!! We are super excited as a team about this accomplishment!...

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BAS: Experiencing an Ole’ School Tradition in a New Way

Hi, I’m Shun Strickland and I’m super excited to serve as co-chair of the 2017 Black Alumni Reunion with Lindsey Leverett Higgins. Our goal is to create an experience you won’t soon forget while raising money to provide scholarships for our Black students. As our reunion committee brainstormed on new ideas, we discovered that spades and dominoes are a “Hill” tradition no matter what decade our alums belong to.   I’m sure you can remember nights filled with spades, dominoes and “trash talk”. I learned to play spades as a freshman in Reid Hall getting beat badly by upper classmen...

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BAS Scholar Spotlight: Antonio Igbokidi

June Scholar Profile This month BAS is profiling Antonio Igbokidi. Please read Antonio’s bio and his beautiful poem. Please read to the END!!! Name- Antonio Igbokidi Hometown: Little Rock, Arkansas Year in school- Senior Major/Minor/Concentration- Biology and African American Studies. Concentration: Pre-Medicine Significant Involvement in 2015-16 (clubs, sports, etc.)- President of NAACP. Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated. Ambassador and Tutor of Multicultural Center for Diversity Affairs. ROCK Camp Mentor Intern at Washington Regional Medical Center. Patient Care Assistant at MANA. Favorite class and why? My favorite class is African American Studies because it is refr0eshing to be immersed in my...

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Black Alumni Society: Class of 2016 Scholars

Congratulations to our Graduating Scholars – Spring Class of 2016   The Black Alumni Society congratulates our graduating scholars. Listed below are their pictures and thank you notes. They are the reason to register for the 2017 BAS Reunion. Your registration assists us with providing scholarships to our students.   Eryn Adams Words cannot describe how blessed I have been to be a recipient of a scholarship and of support from this organization. The Black Alumni Society supported me every semester throughout all my four years of college. The BAS gave me motivation to get through my college career by allowing me to see students who looked like me shooting for the same goals. In the fall, I will be attending the University of Missouri to obtain my PhD in Cognition & Neuroscience. I could not have gotten here without the BAS. I cannot wait to give back and support students like me. Thank you for everything you’ve done for me all four years. I cannot say it enough. Blessings, Eryn Adams Ariel Bass The Black Alumni Scholarships, I received during my time at the UofA were extremely beneficial to me. Without those scholarships I wouldn’t have been able to attend college at all let alone finish on time. There are no words to express my gratitude for everything Black Alumni Society Board has done for me. My last...

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     The University of Arkansas, originally called Arkansas Industrial University, was established in Fayetteville, Arkansas in 1871 atop a hilltop farm overlooking the Ozark Mountains immediately giving it the nickname, The Hill. The University became the first major Southern public university to admit a Black student without litigation when Silas Hunt of Texarkana, AR, an African American veteran of World War II, was admitted to the University Of Arkansas School Of Law in 1948. Many years later, African Americans would change the campus yet again with the chartering of the “Klassy” Kappa Iota Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha...

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