Emeritus professor wins statewide book award

Kenneth Barnes ’77, a University of Central Arkansas emeritus professor of history, recently won the 2022 J.G. Ragsdale Book Award from the Arkansas Historical Association. Barnes earned the award for his book “The Ku Klux Klan in 1920s Arkansas: How Protestant White Nationalism Came to Rule a State.” The award is given each year to the best book about Arkansas history. “I am very … [Read more...]

Panama Business Leader: “UCA Changed My Life”

Marcos Bravo ’97 is a well-known and respected businessman in his home country of Panama. Residents often point to him as an excellent example of what to do when looking for a successful career, and Bravo credits his success to the education he received from the University of Central Arkansas. Bravo was one of six children and grew up in a rural part of the country. “My family didn’t the … [Read more...]

UCA Alumnus’ College Football Playoff Gig Is About More Than a Game

It’s great career advice: “Be an uncommon person.” University of Central Arkansas alumnus Byron Hatch ‘98 lived by the saying, building his career as a tax accountant, a lawyer, and a collegiate athletics administrator. Now, he is the new chief operating officer of the College Football Playoff. Hatch has worked in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the University of Arkansas … [Read more...]

Alumni Association presents awards during Homecoming 2021

The University of Central Arkansas Alumni Association will present the Alumni Service Award and the Young Alumni Award to two alumni at a ceremony during Homecoming 2021. Jeremy S. Owoh will be honored as the Alumni Service Award recipient and Morgan Hager is the Young Alumni Award winner. The two will be presented Friday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. in a ceremony during the Alumni and Friends Dinner … [Read more...]