SAU mourns loss of Board Chair

William Stringfellow at Story Arena Grand Opening

William “Bill” Stringfellow, a true gentleman with an endless devotion to his beloved Southern Arkansas University alma mater, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 9, following heart surgery. Stringfellow, a retired insurance executive and attorney from Little Rock, was the Chair of the SAU Board of Trustees and was also heading up the SAU Presidential Search Committee. He gave his all for this role, spending hours researching the position’s applicant pool, according to his treasured wife, the former Betty Jo Davis. “Mr. Read More

In Memory Of

1930-1939 Clyde Dickens Calliotte ’38, June 9, 2014 1940-1949 Rena (Booth) Richards ’42, September 28, 2014 Marianne Reynolds Dillahunty ’44, December 23, 2013 Robert “Bob” Archer ’48, April 23, 2014 John “Johnny” S. Beebe, Jr. ’48, April 26, 2014 Bertha (Harryman) Horn ’48, January 31, 2014 Leonard T. Sumner ’48, February 24, 2014 1950-1959 Marilyn (Field) Moore ’52, September 23, 2014 Katie Crow Smith ’52, October 1, 1985 Paul H. Parham II ’53, October 4, 2014 Mac Woodward ’54 ’59, Read More

In Memory of

1920-1929 Hubert Leister ’29, May 26, 2007 1930-1939 Edith (Holcombe) Bass ’39, January 26, 2014 Clyde L. Dickens Calliotte ’38, June 9, 2014 Laura (Nell) Caloway ’39, February 27, 2009 Zilpha (Keith) Cazes ’32, October 23, 2011 Mary (Neill) Crawford ’39, March 6, 2013 Myrtle (Flaherty) Edington ’39, July 17, 2006 Paul Haynes ’39, June 27, 2009 Beatrice (Hannegan) Ivy ‘31, November 28, 2012 Clemma (Russell) King ’33, April 4, 2007 Russell Matthews ’34, December 13, 2009 Margaret McKinstry ’33, Read More

A tribute to Jake Whitehead

Jake Whitehead

By Ken Stonecipher I first met Jake when as a wild-eyed, naïve freshman, I walked into his Stage-crafting class in Wilson Hall. He stood there behind the teacher’s desk in a worn and paint-covered pair of overalls, a short-sleeved plaid shirt and old work shoes. His crinkly-eyes glanced my direction and his subsequent enthralling wit opened a magician’s box filled with all sorts of doo-dads, what-cha-ma-call-its and thing-a-ma-jigs… “Magic” that would change me forever. For the first time in my Read More

Winter 2014 – In memory of

1940-1949 Ross McAlister ’40, April 3, 2013 1950-1959 Bettye (Taylor) Bean ’55, September 9, 2013 Leon Cottrell ’51, November 21, 2013 Sara Caroline “Sasa” Couch ’55, December 14, 2013 Charles Lanphere ’50, November 16, 2013 1960-1969 Dudley Wayne Cryer ’66, November 17, 2013 John Curry ’60, September 14, 2013 Mary (Craig) Nygaard ’60, August 22, 2013 1990-1999 Cynthia Lynell Hanry ’91, August 15, 2013 2000-2013 Jason Cook, November 29, 2013 Billy Raymond Brigham, November 13, 2013 Jacob Shireman, December 12, Read More