UCA offers second free estate planning seminar

Building a strong estate plan often involves more than just drafting a will. But navigating the intricate world of your estate’s finances can feel overwhelming. The University of Central Arkansas’ Office of Legacy Planning is continuing its efforts to demystify estate planning with another installment of its Plan Now, Impact Forever seminar series. The next session will take place on … [Read more...]

UCA celebrates the SCA Class of 1973

As part of its 2023 Homecoming festivities, the UCA Alumni Association celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Class of 1973 by inducting members into the prestigious Half-Century Club. The Half-Century Club is a Homecoming tradition that honors alumni who graduated from UCA at least 50 years ago. Held Saturday, October 28, the event featured a brunch for inductees as well as remarks from UCA … [Read more...]

UCA to host free estate planning seminar

Putting together a will or estate plan can often seem like a daunting prospect. In fact, some estimates show that more than 60% of Americans don’t currently have an up-to-date will. The University of Central Arkansas’ Office of Legacy Planning is aiming to take some of the mystery out of estate planning with a free information session as part of its new Plan Now, Impact Forever seminar … [Read more...]

Legacy: Making a difference for the leaders of tomorrow

When he arrived at UCA as a first-generation college student, Gary Bunn ’88 wasn’t sure what to expect. Having grown up in the small town of Crossett, Arkansas, without any sort of connection to college life, he was admittedly overwhelmed when he first set foot on campus. “I was intimidated,” Bunn said. “I won’t even say ‘a little’ intimidated. I was a lot intimidated. I didn’t have any … [Read more...]

Transforming tomorrow: Planned gift will make a mark for future Bears

As a two-time alumna of the University of Central Arkansas and now as dean of UCA’s Schedler Honors College, Patricia Smith ’01, ’03 has witnessed the profound influence higher education can have on students’ lives. That firsthand experience has made her passionate about making education accessible to as many students as possible. Smith wanted to play an active part in providing … [Read more...]

2023 Laurels and Stripes Photo Gallery

Another amazing Laurels and Stripes is in the books. We honored Nan Snow ’57, this year's Distinguished Alumna, and celebrated the alumni and friends whose generosity has helped to make UCA great. Plus, we danced the night away. Special thanks to all of our sponsors, especially presenting sponsor First Security Bank. Check out the photos and video below to relive all the great … [Read more...]

UCA physical therapy program receives $100,000 gift

The University of Central Arkansas physical therapy program has received a $100,000 charitable remainder unitrust from Dr. Sandy '77 and Joyce Quillen. The estate gift will provide for the creation of the endowed William S. and Joyce D. Quillen Physical Therapy Scholarship, in honor of his late wife. The scholarship was created to provide significant financial support toward the success of … [Read more...]

UCA alumna receives Fulbright Award

The Fulbright Teacher Exchanges program has awarded University of Central Arkansas alumna Leslee Tell a Fulbright U.S. Distinguished Teaching Award for the 2022-2023 academic year, making her the first Arkansas high school teacher to receive this honor.  Tell, who earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in family and consumer sciences, has taught in the Conway School District since 2006. Tell … [Read more...]

Women’s rights champion selected for UCA’s Distinguished Alumni award for 2023

For decades, Nan Snow ’57 has been a resounding champion for the cause of women's equality. Throughout her years of service, Snow has been instrumental in improving women’s economic opportunities and overall well-being. Her work, which has had a substantial impact on the lives of countless individuals, has earned her the 2023 University of Central Arkansas Distinguished Alumni Award.  The … [Read more...]

UCA honors college dean named fellow of the National Collegiate Honors Council

Patricia Smith, dean of the Norbert O. Schedler Honors College at the University of Central Arkansas, has been recognized as a 2022 fellow for the National Collegiate Honors Council for her substantial time and dedication to furthering the cause of honors education. She was formally recognized during the NCHC awards ceremony on Nov. 5 in Dallas.  To be considered for the Fellows distinction, … [Read more...]