Alumni Awards

Nominate the 2013 Distinguished Alumnus

UCA is now accepting nominations for the 2012 Distinguished Alumnus Award. Nominations will be accepted from all alumni and friends. Deadline for Submission: October 1, 2012.

Submit your nomination by downloading the 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Nomination Form or online.

The Distinguished Alumnus Award is the most prestigious award presented to an alumnus of the University of Central Arkansas.

“A Distinguished Alumnus for the University of Central Arkansas is recognized for outstanding contribution to the University, community, state or society; outstanding achievement in a particular field of endeavor; possessing a reputation that enhances the reputation of the University and serves as an example to UCA students; and contributing to the goals or the welfare of the University.”

 

UCA Distinguished Alumni


The 2012 Distinguished Alumnus Award was presented posthumously to Mr. James Bridges, a 1956 graduate who was a movie producer, director, and screenwriter ; and Sen. Stanley Russ of Conway. Russ is a former State Senator and longtime community volunteer.

Sen. Stanley Russ FS – ‘51
2012 UCA Distinguished Alumnus

James Bridges FS – ’56
2012 UCA Distinguished Alumnus

Dr. Jefferson D. Farris Jr., ’49
2011 UCA Distinguished Alumnus

Melvin “Ralph” Carruth Jr., ’75
2011 UCA Distinguished Alumnus

Tom Bonner
2010 UCA Distinguished Alumnus

Wilmer “Will” Counts, Jr.
2008 UCA Distinguished Alumnus

Dr. Steven E. Sanderson
2008 UCA Distinguished Alumnus

Rush F. Harding III
2007 UCA Distinguished Alumnus

Raymond Joseph Simon
2006 UCA Distinguished Alumnus

Dr. A. Wesley Burks
2005 UCA Distinguished Alumnus

William P. Stiritz
2004 Distinguished Alumnus

Donald R. Horton
2004 Distinguished Alumnus

Johnelle DeBusk Hunt
2003 Distinguished Alumnus

Dr. William Turner Harris
2001 Distinguished Alumnus

Robert D. Nabholz
2000 Distinguished Alumnus

Monte Coleman
Distinguished Alumnus 1999

Carol Rasco
1998 Distinguished Alumnus

Ambassador James Richard Cheek
1997 Distinguished Alumnus

Scottie Pippen
1996 Distinguished Alumnus

Wayne Cranford
1995 Distinguished Alumnus

Dr. J. Donald “Don” Mashburn
1994 Distinguished Alumnus

Robert A. Poteete
1993 Distinguished Alumnus

Arch Ford
1992 Distinguished Alumnus

Dr. Justin Williams
1991 Distinguished Alumnus

Dr. Mary Good
1990 Distinguished Alumnus

Silas Snow
1989 Distinguished Alumnus

Dee Brown
1988 Distinguished Alumnus

Sheffield Nelson
1987 Distinguished Alumnus

Jimmy Driftwood
1986 Distinguished Alumnus


Alumni Service Award

In 2007, the UCA Alumni Service Award was established to honor an individual or couple, who through their deeds or actions, reflect and recognize the importance of the UCA Alumni Association and demonstrate extraordinary commitment, dedication, service and loyalty to the UCA Alumni Association.

The 2012 Alumni Service Award was presented to Ms. Karen Sullards of Little Rock. A 1972 and ’75 graduate, Sullards is a retired educator and longtime alumni association volunteer and member. 

Karen Sullards, ’72, ’75
2012 Recipient

Dr. Audie Lynch ’47
2011 Recipent

Mickey Prince
2010 Recipient

David Grimes
2009 Recipient

Jo Nell Lowry
2008 Recipient

William “Bill” Plummer
2007 Recipient