The University of the Ozarks Alumni Association will present honors to five of its distinguished alumni during the 2014 Alumni Weekend Awards Banquet, scheduled for Saturday, April 12.
The annual awards banquet will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the Rogers Conference Center. Tickets are $18 each and can be purchased by calling the Alumni Office at 479-979-1234 or on-line at www.ozarks.edu/Register4AW.
Dr. Danny J. Aquilar ’90, DPM, of Russellville, Ark., will receive the 2014 Alumni Achievement Award; Ivan S. Quant ’98 of Managua, Nicaragua, will receive the 2014 Alumni Merit Award; Catherine "Bitsy" Rogers Bumpers ’47 of Phoenix, Ariz., will be presented with the 2014 Legacy Award; Evan Hoffmeyer ’07 of Indianapolis will receive the 2014 Young Alumni Service Award; and Dr. Rickey Casey ’79 of Hagarville, Ark., will be presented the Faculty Enrichment Award.Aquilar has owned and operated his own private practice, Aquilar Foot Care Clinic, in Russellville since 2000. He previously served in the U.S. Army in podiatry service. He has been named "Best of the Best" in podiatry by readers in a survey by The Courier of Russellville. He has been active with the U of O Alumni Association and as a volunteer for numerous professional organizations, including the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and the American Podiatric Medical Association. He and his wife, Jennifer, have two children, Elizabeth and Nathan.