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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 […]

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 […]

November 26, 2019 • Posted in , ,

Lister ’17 Awarded Prestigious Fulbright Scholarship

University of the Ozarks alumnus Trevor Lister is on his way to Brazil with the prestigious title of Fulbright Scholar. Lister, a 2017 U of O graduate originally from Waldron, Ark., found out earlier this fall that he had been awarded a renowned Fulbright Scholarship to teach English next year at the Federal University of […]

Commencement 2019
November 25, 2019 • Posted in

Support Ozarks Students With Year-End Gift

During this Christmas season of blessings and gratitude, University of the Ozarks is grateful for the support and commitment 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 […]

Williams House
March 25, 2019 • Posted in , ,

Williams Legacy Continues With Donation Of House

The grandchildren of long-time Clarksville residents Everett E. and Myrtle Mae Williams believe that their deceased grandparents would be happy knowing the house they built near the University of the Ozarks campus nearly a century ago is now a part of the University. The Williams House, located at 406 Brown Street, about three blocks west […]

March 8, 2019 • Posted in , ,

University Unveils Office Of Advancement And Alumni Engagement

A new philosophical approach to advancement and alumni relations at University of the Ozarks has led to a new department name for those services— the Office of Advancement and Alumni Engagement. The name change, effectively immediately, reflects an effort by the University to build stronger life-long relationships with its alumni and external constituents, according to […]

February 5, 2019 • Posted in ,

Fishers Gift To Support Music, Religious Studies Programs

University of the Ozarks has received a gift commitment from John and Sue Fisher of Broken Arrow, Okla., and their daughter, Jennifer of Bixby, Okla., to benefit the music and religious studies programs The gift was made in honor of Jennifer, a 1993 U of O graduate, and will be used to fund faculty chair […]

AR Valley Electric Donation
January 31, 2019 • Posted in , ,

Arkansas Valley Electric Continues Scholarship Support

Representatives from Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative Corporation (MyEnergyAVECC) made a $3,500 donation to the University of the Ozarks’ Wallace M. Milton Scholarship Fund on Jan. 30. Those attending the presentation included (from left), Sam Davis, AVECC board member; Brandon Fisher, IT/GIS manager and interim member services manager for AVECC; alumnus Kevin Baskin ‘85, AVECC member […]