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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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Alumnus Grant Brewer Teaches Innovative Program

A University of Arkansas alumnus and member of the Arkansas Alumni Association, Grant Brewer M.Ed. ‘09, is heading up an exciting program in Fort Smith. A former graduate student at the U of A and graduate assistant for the Arkansas Alumni Association, Brewer is using the skill sets he honed on campus to foster the success of a cutting-edge program and 75 students— all at the high school level.

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Class of 2018 Seniors of Significance

The Arkansas Alumni Association honored its fourth class of Seniors of Significance during a reception at the Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House on Dec. 1. Seventy-one graduating seniors, commemorating the university’s founding date of 1871, were recognized along with their faculty or staff mentor. During the reception, the Seniors of Significance received a special gold honor cord to wear during graduation.

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