SAU Alumni Association to honor distinguished alumni

McMahon Stadium

The Southern Arkansas University Alumni Association is hosting its annual Distinguished Alumni and Lifetime Achievement Awards Dinner at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2014, 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 event is themed, “Tonight we ride in their shoes,” and will highlight the following award recipients: Distinguished Young Alumni – Nik Lewis, 2003 Distinguished Alumni Read More

Raise the roof: SAU Alumni Association hopes to raise funds for a pavilion

The SAU Alumni Association hopes to garner partners to help “Raise the Roof” on a new 2,720 square-foot pavilion on the lawn of the Welcome Center. “We are extremely excited about this new project and even more excited to offer our Mulegating alumni more comfortable accommodations to enjoy during their Mulegating experience,” said Ceil Bridges, SAU alumni director. The pavilion will benefit more than just those who Mulegate. It will be a perfect place to hold gatherings, reunions, and other Read More

Alumni dues at work: Winter 2014

Police's new golf cart

The SAU Alumni Association continues to be ever grateful for the generosity and dedication of our incredible alumni family. Throughout the fall of 2013, your donations and dues have helped to benefit our campus and community in the following ways: Purchased SAU Police a golf cart to promote campus safety Purchased a grill for SAU Athletics Funded Christmas decorations for Celebration of Lights to enhance the holiday spirit for the community including the Centennial Tree and the Christmas Display on Read More

Careers are for the dogs

Shea Wilson

After more than 20 years as an award-winning journalist and newspaper editor, Shea Hutchens-Wilson had an unexpected change in careers, but she stayed true to her passion to her four-legged friends. In April 2011, Hutchens-Wilson left her beloved career in journalism to take on the challenges of Communications Administrator for the Arkansas Department of Corrections (ADC). It was a move that surprised and saddened both herself and the south Arkansas community where she was editor of the El Dorado News Read More

SAU honors 2013 Distinguished Alumni

Dr. B C Dodson Distinguished Golden Rider Alumni

Southern Arkansas University graduates who have carried on the legacy beyond the SAU campus are honored each year. Six distinguished alumni were recognized for outstanding accomplishments on April 6, 2013, during the Annual Distinguished Alumni Dinner. The Distinguished Young Alumni was Joel Parrish. Distinguished Alumni honorees were Lee Seabrooke and Jack Daugherty. The Distinguished Golden Rider Alumni were Cameron Dodson and Dr. B C Dodson. The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Dr. Lionel Barton. Joel Parrish earned a bachelor Read More