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The McGaws
4 days ago • March 30, 2022 • Posted in , , ,

McGaws Gift to Assist JLC Students in Career Experiences

When Steve McGaw of Dallas, Texas, began looking for a way to honor his wife, Beth, for her 60th birthday, he found the perfect answer through a program that was close to their family’s hearts: The Jones Learning Center at University of the Ozarks. Steve established the Beth McGaw Career Experience Program Endowment at U […]

Ozarks Speaks
5 days ago • March 29, 2022 • Posted in ,

Alumni to Share Career Information in Ozarks Speaks

Four University of the Ozarks alumni from a variety of professions will discuss their jobs and career choices during the annual Ozarks Speaks, scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on Friday, April 8, in Rowntree Recital Hall in the Walton Fine Arts Center. The panel discussion is part of Homecoming and will feature alumni (pictured, from left) […]

1 week ago • March 24, 2022 • Posted in ,

Meet Your Alumni Board Members

Meet Your Alumni Board Members is an ongoing series where we highlight members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors. This month we are featuring Lisa Gruben-Inness, a 1993 graduate of Ozarks. Lisa has worked at Ozarks for a total of 15 years, including stints as director of Smith and MacLean residence halls, director of […]

2 weeks ago • March 24, 2022 • Posted in , ,

JLC Graduate Joins Alumni Board

Part of the Ozarks mission statement is to prepare students to live life fully and our students are given the space to discover what that phrase means to them. For Jones Learning Center alumni Torie Parsons, living life fully is a life of giving back to Ozarks. In a testament to that goal, Parsons was […]

Legacy Award
2 weeks ago • March 23, 2022 • Posted in ,

Ballard, Branscums to receive Legacy Award

The University of the Ozarks will present its prestigious Alumni Legacy Award to Bill Ballard ’56, and Cleveland “Cleve” ’63 and Barbara (Haynes) Branscum ‘63 during the Ozarks Awards Ceremony. The ceremony is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Friday, April 8, in the Rogers Conference Center. The ceremony is part of Homecoming Week. The Legacy […]

Dr. Karen Frank
March 18, 2022 • Posted in ,

McElree Fund Leads to Development Opportunities for Faculty

A Renaissance conference in Ireland, a sports photography workshop in Colorado, a convention on popular music in Detroit and an international studies conference in Nashville are a few of the professional development experiences that University of the Ozarks faculty members are embarking on in 2022, thanks to the Dr. Helen McElree Enrichment Endowment. The McElree […]

Art students
March 17, 2022 • Posted in ,

Coffin, Olarte Excel at Collegiate Art Competition

University of the Ozarks art students Shalley Coffin (pictured, left) and Isabella Olarte took home first and second-place awards, respectively, in the recent 2022 Collegiate Art Competition at the River Valley Arts Center in Russellville, Ark. Coffin won first place with her mixed media piece, “Arrangement.” “My piece that I entered is an artwork that […]

Rev. Elizabeth Brinegar
March 15, 2022 • Posted in ,

Rev. Brinegar to Serve as Visiting Pastor

The Rev. Elizabeth (Gabbard) Brinegar, who served as chaplain at University of the Ozarks from 2013 to 2015, will return to campus on the week of March 28 to April 1 as a visiting pastor in the Struthers Pastoral Leave Program. As part of her visit she will lead the University’s weekly Chapel service at […]

Author Kim Ruehl
March 14, 2022 • Posted in ,

Author to Discuss Book on Ozarks Alumna Zilphia Horton ’31

Author Kim Ruehl (pictured, left) will visit University of the Ozark on April 7 to discuss her 2021 book titled, “A Singing Army: Zilphia Horton and the Highlander Folk School,” which highlights the life and legacy of 1931 Ozarks graduate Zilphia Horton. The event, which is part of the University’s Walton Arts & Ideas Series, […]

Pam Smith
March 11, 2022 • Posted in ,

Smith Selected as Director of Teacher Education Program

Pam Smith has been named the new director of the University of the Ozarks’ Pat Walker Teacher Education Program, University officials announced this week. Smith, a 1990 Ozarks graduate who has taught at the University since 2015, will become the program’s new director effective April 1, 2022. “I am looking forward to working with the […]