A Celebration of Opportunity through Giving to Southern Arkansas University was the theme of the annual Southern Arkansas University Foundation, Inc. dinner recognizing donor milestones achieved during the past year. Videos created by the SAU Communications Center proved the attendees with expressions of appreciation from students as well as glimpses of new and innovative academic programs.
Endowments create a financial bridge for students in need, enhance academic and athletic offerings, and ensure that programs and facilities are able to meet increased curriculum and technology demands. Individuals, businesses, and civic organizations have established over eight hundred endowments to strengthen the University through the SAU Foundation. These endowments provide a steady stream of income that supports… Read More
By Claude D. Baker, Coordinator of Alumni Research John W. Rhea, Jr. was a man always eager to reach out to help others. He and his lovely wife, Rosemary Thresher Rhea, were responsible for many philanthropic efforts, including 15 endowments at SAU. These endowments have benefitted individual students and academic departments for more than 25… Read More
SAU broke ground on two major athletic projects this spring. The first, on April 27, celebrated major upgrades upcoming for the Mulerider Track and Field facility. Designed by WER architects, this project will result in a complete overhaul of the existing track and field complex. The scope includes all-new infrastructure, track and event surfaces, seating for 500 spectators, and… Read More
As if earning a spot in the College National Finals Rodeo five years in a row for Southern Arkansas University’s Loni Pearce was not enough, she became the goat tying national champion in her final trip to Casper, Wyoming, on June 20, 2015. Pearce entered the short round in first place. Her final run of 6.8-seconds was best by… Read More