Alumni Association to honor distinguished alumni

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The Southern Arkansas University Alumni Association is hosting its annual Dinner of Distinction awards ceremony at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at the SAU Reynolds Center Grand Hall. Alumni and friends are invited to attend. RSVP by calling the SAU Alumni Office at (870) 235-4079 or toll-free at (800) 797-1986. The Alumni Association will highlight the following award recipients: Distinguished Young Alumni – Samuel Jones, 2009 Distinguished Alumni – Michael Ray Dumas, 1979; David Moore, 1986; and Jeff Read More

2015 Mulerider Hall of Fame

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The 2014 SAU Sports Hall of Fame inductees are recognized at the homecoming football game. Inductees included Tony Garcia (Baseball), Don Henson (Football), David Kirkpatrick (Baseball), Jim Leonard (Football), Stephanie Manning (Women’s Track), James Pettitt (Football), Krystal Poulin (Softball), Ken Schmidt (Football), and Michelle Shoppach (Coach – Volleyball).

Ward gets warm welcome with ice cream

SAU alum and new Magnolia School District Superintendent John Ward speaks to guests at the welcome reception this summer at the SAU Reynolds Center.

The new Magnolia School District Superintendent John Ward was welcomed to the community Monday before his official first day on July 1 at an ice cream social at SAU. Ward earned his superintendent certification from SAU in 2008 and told the crowd of around 65 that he has appreciated the overwhelming welcome from the community and he looks forward to working closely with the University. “I want SAU and the Magnolia School District to be extensions of each other and Read More

Class News

1950-1959 Shortly before her death Dr. Ruth Couch ‘58 completed “The Noble Heritage of Harvey C. Couch School,” a history on this community school located in Calhoun, Ark. Dr. Couch has a great interest in preserving the history of community schools that have now been consolidated into larger districts. Dr. Couch passed away July 26, 2014. 1970-1979 Dr. Keith Lusby was inducted to the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame at the 2014 ceremony. Pictured from left are Rosemary Lusby, Dr. Read More

Alumni Board Scholarship awarded to pre-med student with Mulerider lineage

The 2014 recipient of the Alumni Board Scholarship is an incoming freshman who is no stranger to SAU, Cole Hendrixson. Hendrixson is coming to SAU from Little Rock and will be a Biology Pre-Med student. “SAU provided my family with the education to be successful in their careers,” said Hendrixson. “The new science facilities make SAU the ideal institution for me to achieve my dream of receiving my Biology degree and becoming a Physician’s Assistant.” Cole’s ties to SAU trace Read More