News - Alumni

Robyn Wall
May 18, 2022 • Posted in , ,

Debut Author Wall ’10 Inspired by Project Poet

This month marks the publishing debut of University of the Ozarks alumna Robyn (Crow) Wall ’10. Wall, who graduated with a degree in English in 2010 with Summa Cum Laude honors, has published a pair of children’s book that will be released on May 24 by Doubleday (Random House Kids): My First Book of Beards […]

Taylor and Emily
May 17, 2022 • Posted in ,

Meet Your Alumni Board

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 long-time friends and 2012 graduates Taylor Jacks and Emily Towe, both from Little Rock, Ark. Jacks is a video content creator at Transitions Group and Towe is an associate attorney […]

Mathematics Teachers Alumni
April 13, 2022 • Posted in , , ,

Alums Receive Teacher of the Year Honors From Math Association

A pair of University of the Ozarks alumna who teach mathematics in the Arkansas River Valley were recently presented with a prestigious regional honor by the Mathematics Association of America (MAA). Kimberly (Corley) Griffin ’12 (pictured left), a teacher at Scranton High School, was named the sectional MAA 7-12 Mathematics Teacher of the Year and […]

Ozarks Speaks
March 29, 2022 • Posted in ,

Alumni to Share Career Information in Ozarks Speaks

Four University of the Ozarks alumni from a variety of professions will discuss their jobs and career choices during the annual Ozarks Speaks, scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on Friday, April 8, in Rowntree Recital Hall in the Walton Fine Arts Center. The panel discussion is part of Homecoming and will feature alumni (pictured, from left) […]

March 24, 2022 • 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 Lisa Gruben-Inness, a 1993 graduate of Ozarks. Lisa has worked at Ozarks for a total of 15 years, including stints as director of Smith and MacLean residence halls, director of […]

March 24, 2022 • Posted in , ,

JLC Graduate Joins Alumni Board

Part of the Ozarks mission statement is to prepare students to live life fully and our students are given the space to discover what that phrase means to them. For Jones Learning Center alumni Torie Parsons, living life fully is a life of giving back to Ozarks. In a testament to that goal, Parsons was […]

Legacy Award
March 23, 2022 • Posted in ,

Ballard, Branscums to receive Legacy Award

The University of the Ozarks will present its prestigious Alumni Legacy Award to Bill Ballard ’56, and Cleveland “Cleve” ’63 and Barbara (Haynes) Branscum ‘63 during the Ozarks Awards Ceremony. The ceremony is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Friday, April 8, in the Rogers Conference Center. The ceremony is part of Homecoming Week. The Legacy […]

Author Kim Ruehl
March 14, 2022 • Posted in ,

Author to Discuss Book on Ozarks Alumna Zilphia Horton ’31

Author Kim Ruehl (pictured, left) will visit University of the Ozark on April 7 to discuss her 2021 book titled, “A Singing Army: Zilphia Horton and the Highlander Folk School,” which highlights the life and legacy of 1931 Ozarks graduate Zilphia Horton. The event, which is part of the University’s Walton Arts & Ideas Series, […]

Emerging Philanthropist
March 3, 2022 • Posted in ,

2007 Alums to Receive Emerging Philanthropist Award

A pair of 2007 University of the Ozarks graduates, Nathan Williams ’07 (pictured left) of Little Rock, Ark., and David Pridgin Jr., ’07 of Scranton, Ark., have been chosen to receive this year’s Emerging Philanthropist Award by the University’s Office of Advancement and Alumni Engagement. The awards will be presented during the Ozarks Awards Ceremony, […]