Tag: Arkansas Alumni Association

A visit with Tevin Wooten B.A. ’14

Winning two Emmys at the age of just 25, making a tangible mark covering hurricanes and storms on national television, earning his first bachelor’s degree in journalism in only 3.5 years from the University of Arkansas and then pursuing a second bachelor’s in meteorology from Florida State University, are just some of Wooten’s many achievements. He attributes most of them to his time at the U of A.

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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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Message from the BAS President – July 2019

The Black Alumni Society is excited about the new year and the dynamic team that will help build on our theme: “Connect with the Past; Engage and Be Present, and Inspire for the Future.” We know that our University of Arkansas experience did not end with a cap, gown, and degree on sheepskin paper. Those symbols of completion were actually a call to higher service and a reminder that we are caretakers of the lighthouse. Our shared experiences connect us in a special way and the farther we cast our light, the sharper our vision becomes for the tasks that lie ahead.

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