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Horn and Son Construction
September 8, 2022 • Posted in ,

Horn and Son Construction Named 2022 Community Champion

Photo: The management team for Horn and Son Construction includes (from left) Chris Smith, property manager; Amie Hughes, office manager; Kenny Colvin, job superintendent; and owners Brianna and Travis Horn. Horn and Son Construction of Clarksville, which has partnered with University of the Ozarks on several recent facility projects, will receive the University’s 2022 Community […]

Science Center
May 4, 2021 • Posted in , , ,

U of O Receives $5.3 Million from Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation

University of the Ozarks has received a $5.3 million gift from the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation for its new science center project. The gift will go toward the current $18.6 million renovation and addition to the Thomas and Frances Wilson Science Center, the single largest capital construction project in University history. Construction began on […]

December 16, 2020 • Posted in , ,

Lilly Endowment Grant to Help University Assist Rural Presbyterian Pastors

University of the Ozarks will receive a nearly $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to establish a program that will support pastors of rural and minority-serving Presbyterian Churches throughout Arkansas. The grant is part of Lilly Endowment’s Thriving in Ministry, an initiative that supports a variety of religious organizations across the nation as they […]

Science Building
November 9, 2020 • Posted in ,

Sunderland Foundation Provides $500K Grant for Science Center

University of the Ozarks has received a $500,000 grant from the Sunderland Foundation of Overland Park, Kan., for the University’s new science center project. The gift is part of the University’s Climb Higher Campaign that recently surpassed the $68 million mark, significantly exceeding the campaign’s initial goal of $55 million. The campaign will conclude on […]

Dr. Niece
August 26, 2020 • Posted in , , ,

Walton Foundation Makes Gift to U of O in Honor of Dr. Rick Niece

The Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation has made a $525,000 gift to University of the Ozarks in honor of the University’s long-time former president and foundation board member, Dr. Rick D. Niece. Niece was president of Ozarks for 16 years – from 1997 to 2013 – and served as a director on the Bentonville, Arkansas-based […]