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Christmas 2021
December 15, 2021 • Posted in , ,

Your 2021 Year-End Gift Can Make a Difference!

During this Christmas season of blessings and gratitude, University of the Ozarks is grateful for the commitment and support of its many alumni and friends from around the world. Thank you for your past support. Your gifts have made a significant and lasting impression on the entire Ozarks community as well as future generations of […]

Meet Your Alumni Board
November 30, 2021 • Posted in ,

Meet Your Alumni Board Members

Meet Your Alumni Board members is an ongoing series where we highlight members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors. This month we are featuring board members Jessalyn Halsted ‘08, an optometrist in Rogers, Ark.; and Fernando Galindo ‘96, an independent corporate communications consultant in Guatemala. Jessalyn Halsted ‘08 Tell us about your time at […]

Casie Ballard Named RH Director for MacLean Hall
November 4, 2021 • Posted in , ,

Ballard ’21 Named RH Director for MacLean Hall

Casie Ballard, a 2021 University of the Ozarks graduate, has been named the new residence hall director for MacLean Hall. She began her new job on Nov. 1. Originally from Cabot, Ark., Ballard graduated with degrees in business administration and English and a minor in psychology. She earned Summa Cum Laude honors and also served […]

alumni
October 26, 2021 • Posted in , ,

Meet Your Alumni Board Members

Meet Your Alumni Board members is an ongoing series where we highlight members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors. This month we are featuring board members Brittany Brantley ‘13, an attorney in Fort Worth, Texas; and Loscar Mejia ’01, a distribution center general manager for The Container Store in Dallas Texas. Brittany Brantley ‘13 […]

Crook Receives Teacher Mentor Award
October 14, 2021 • Posted in , ,

Crook ’14 Named State’s Outstanding Mentor Teacher

Clarksville (Ark.) first grade teacher Jessica (Prater) Crook, a 2014 graduate of University of the Ozarks, has been named the recipient of the 2021 Outstanding Mentor Teacher Award by the Arkansas Association of Teacher Educators (ArATE). The award was presented to Crook on Thursday, Oct. 14, in her classroom at Clarksville Primary School. Presenting the […]

Teacher Education Students
October 12, 2021 • Posted in , , , ,

Alumni Grant Provides Study Away for Education Students

Four soon-to-be graduates from the University of the Ozarks’ Pat Walker Teacher Education Program will have the opportunity to visit schools in rural Southwest Arkansas this week, thanks to a grant by the University’s Alumni Association. The students are (pictured, standing from left) Rachael Masterson of Clarksville, Ark.; Seth Duke of Gravette, Ark.; Michael Rankin […]

Alumni Board of Directors
September 30, 2021 • Posted in ,

Ozarks Speaks Virtual Event to Feature Alumni Board Officers

University of the Ozarks will present an opportunity to learn about the University’s Alumni Association Board of Directors and to hear from several of the board’s officers during a virtual Ozarks Speaks event at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7. The event will be held via Zoom and all U of O alumni and friends […]

Jake Holland
September 28, 2021 • Posted in ,

Holland ’20 Named Associate Director of Alumni Engagement

Jake Holland, a 2020 graduate of University of the Ozarks, is returning to his alma mater as the associate director of alumni engagement. He will begin his new duties on Oct. 25. A native of Houston, Texas, Holland earned a degree in communication studies with Summa Cum Laude honors at Ozarks.   Holland will serve […]

Courtney Taylor
September 28, 2021 • Posted in , ,

JLC Alumna Taylor ’09 Leading by Example

(Editor’s Note: The 2020-21 academic year marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Jones Learning Center at University of the Ozarks. In honor of this milestone, the University will be featuring alumni and current students of the JLC throughout the academic year.) Courtney Taylor is proud to be a role model for young […]