News - Alumni

Roy Horne
1 day ago • October 3, 2022 • Posted in , ,

Horne ’57 Donates Black Heritage Stamp Collection to Ozarks

University of the Ozarks alumnus Roy W. “Bud” Horne ‘57 of Fayetteville, Ark., has donated a commemorative Black Heritage stamp collection dating back nearly 50 years to his alma mater. Horne (pictured, center) was joined by Doug Denne (left), director of Robson Library, and Brian Henderson, director of alumni engagement and annual giving, during the […]

Artist Suzannah Schreckhise
5 days ago • September 29, 2022 • Posted in , ,

Schreckhise ’91 to Present Art Exhibit in October

University of the Ozarks alumna Suzannah M. Schreckhise ’91 will present her art exhibit, prə-ˋjekt; prä- jekt, throughout the month of October as part of the University’s Artist of the Month Series. The exhibit will run from Oct. 3-28 in the Stephens Gallery. The exhibit is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 […]

Emerging Philanthropists
1 week ago • September 27, 2022 • Posted in ,

Doty ’12, Taylor ’09 Named “Emerging Philanthropists”

Zach Doty ’12 and Courtney Taylor ’09 have been named the recipients of the University of Ozarks’ Emerging Philanthropist Award for 2022. The awards will be presented during the Ozarks Awards Ceremony, scheduled as part of Homecoming 2022 at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21.   The Emerging Philanthropist Award is presented annually to individuals […]

Figliulo Family
September 15, 2022 • Posted in ,

Figliulo Family Legacy at Ozarks Spans Five Decades

It was the summer of 1970 when John and Marge Figliulo drove from their hometown of Chicago to Clarksville, Ark., to bring their daughter, Virginia “Ginny” Figliulo Manning, to the University of the Ozarks campus after the family had learned about the college from a newspaper ad. That trip would be the start a long […]

Alumni Legacy Award
September 6, 2022 • Posted in ,

Pennington ’68, Taylor ’85 to receive Alumni Legacy Award

Clarksville natives Dr. Don Pennington ’68 and Philip Taylor Jr. ’85 will each be recognized by their alma mater, University of the Ozarks, with the prestigious Alumni Legacy Award during Homecoming 2022. Pennington (pictured, left) and Taylor will be honored during the Ozarks Awards Ceremony on Friday, Oct. 21, as part of the University’s annual […]

Vicente Vasquez
August 23, 2022 • Posted in , ,

Vasquez ’22 Finds Calling at Smithsonian Research Institute

When it came to pursuing his professional calling, 2022 University of the Ozarks graduate Vicente Vasquez Velasquez didn’t wait for the opportunity to come to him. He took the initiative. Vasquez is interning as a research assistant at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama. The STRI is considered a standard-setting global platform for […]

Alumni Awards
August 15, 2022 • Posted in

Alumni Association to Honor Four During Homecoming

The University of the Ozarks Alumni Association will honor four female alumni whose graduation years range from 1968 to 2019 during the Ozarks Awards Ceremony, held in conjunction with the University’s Homecoming 2022. The event is scheduled for 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21, in the Rogers Conference Center. Tickets for the event are $25 and […]

Karlee Swartz
August 2, 2022 • Posted in ,

Swartz ’18 Named Creative Director

University of the Ozarks alumna Karlee (Henson) Swartz ’18 has returned to her alma mater as creative director in the University’s Marketing and Enrollment Department. Her first day was Aug. 1. Swartz most recently served as the downtown director and marketing director of the Clarksville-Johnson County Chamber of Commerce. As creative director, Swartz will lead […]

July 19, 2022 • Posted in , ,

Pelts ’04 Returns to Ozarks as Instructor of Education

University of the Ozarks alumna Leanita Pelts, who previously worked at the University for 30 years, is returning to her alma mater as an instructor of education, beginning the Fall 2022 Semester. Pelts, who worked at the University in various positions from 1985 to 2015, has served as a special education teacher for the Clarksville […]

Alumni Donations
July 18, 2022 • Posted in , ,

Alumni Board Donates Hygiene Products for Students

(Photo: U of O students Marck Berotte and Hannah Smith display some of the more than $700 worth of personal hygiene products that were donated to the campus food pantry recently by the Alumni Association’s Board of Directors.) The University of the Ozarks’ Alumni Association Board of Directors recently donated more than $700 worth of […]