UCA Student-Athletes Raise Nearly $5,000 for Haiti

University of Central Arkansas student-athletes raised nearly $5,000 for Haiti Relief at Sunday's Pancake Breakfast at Stoby's Restaurant. The Pancake Breakfast, organized by UCA's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, brought in $4,481.50, which will be donated directly to the American Red Cross to go to Haiti relief. "Our student-athletes did an outstanding job with the breakfast," said Natalie … [Read more...]

Bright Scholarship Endowed for Student Athletes

Family and friends of Doretta Bright and her late husband, Coach Raymond Bright, gathered at the University of Central Arkansas on Saturday to celebrate the $25,000 endowment of a scholarship honoring the late coach’s career. Bright coached football and track for 22 years. In 1949, he began his coaching career. He was the first officially hired junior high coach at Conway Junior High School. From … [Read more...]

UCA Helps Haiti Raises More Than $3,000

UCA professors, staff and students used their talent to raise money for Haiti during the UCA Helps Haiti Benefit Concert on Jan. 23. More than $3,056 was donated to the American Red Cross to assist in relief efforts. In less than an hour, $800 was donated to the cause, with $300 given by Students for the Propagation of Black Culture. "The support of the community, the students, faculty and … [Read more...]

Victor Green Appointed to UCA Board of Trustees

Victor Green, a member of the UCA Foundation, has been appointed to the University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees. Gov. Mike Beebe appointed the Conway businessman and UCA alumnus on Wednesday to serve a seven-year term on the board. He replaces Patricia Bassett of Sherwood whose term expired. "It is a great honor to be appointed by the Governor to such a prestigious position," Green … [Read more...]

Retirement of Jersey Honor for Pippen

The University of Central Arkansas will retire NBA legend Scottie Pippen's No. 33 jersey Wednesday night during a halftime ceremony. UCA's most recognized alumnus will have his jersey retired in the Farris Center during the UCA-Nicholls State men's basketball game. Pippen wrote in a column Tuesday on the Chicago Bulls' official website that Wednesday's presentation will be emotional for him. … [Read more...]

Cantrells Endow UCA Football Scholarships

The University of Central Arkansas Foundation recently received a $100,000 gift from Paul and Mary Cantrell of Little Rock that will benefit the football program. The Cantrells established the Alumni Scholarship Endowment Fund for Athletics with their gift. This endowment will provide much-needed private scholarships for UCA football players. The establishment of the fund also creates an avenue … [Read more...]

UCA to Retire Pippen's Jersey

University of Central Arkansas legend Scottie Pippen won't be suiting up when he returns to the Farris Center on Wed., Jan. 20, but he will have a jersey. UCA's most recognized alumnus will have his No. 33 jersey retired in the Farris Center in a halftime ceremony during the UCA-Nicholls State men's basketball game. Pippen was a two-time NAIA All-American at UCA (1986, 1987) and a six-time NBA … [Read more...]

Queen of Country Music Loretta Lynn to Perform at UCA

The Grammy award-winning artist Loretta Lynn will bring her timeless music to the University of Central Arkansas's Reynolds Performance Hall on Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m. as part of UCA's Public Appearances. Known as the "Coal Miner's Daughter" due to her hit single, album, best-selling autobiography and an Oscar-winning film, Lynn has journeyed from the poverty of the Kentucky hills to Nashville … [Read more...]

UCA Hosts Prayer Breakfast to Honor King

The UCA Minority Student Services Department will host its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast on Jan. 15. The breakfast will begin at 9 a.m. in the Student Center Ballroom on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas. Former Rep. Linda Pondexter Chesterfield will be the keynote speaker. The prayer breakfast is held annual to commemorate the spiritual legacy, the moral … [Read more...]

Hardings Donate $500,000 to UCA

The University of Central Arkansas Foundation recently received a $500,000 gift from the Rush and Linda Harding Charitable Lead Trust. According to the agreement, the foundation will receive $100,000 per year for the next five years as a result of the Hardings' planned gift. "For my wife and I, UCA has always been at the forefront for us and at the top of our list for charitable giving. Our … [Read more...]