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Alumni Legacy Awards

Twenty students received financial aid through the Alumni Legacy Scholarship in the 2023-2024 academic year. This is the highest number of scholarships awarded in a single year.

August 16, 2023
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Faculty Voices: Dr. Patti Conard

Explore the inspiring story of Dr. Patti Conard, an associate professor and endowed professor for the College of Health, Education, and Human Sciences at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. With deep roots in the institution as an alumna,...

August 10, 2023
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AV Alumni Prepare for Inaugural Game

AV volleyball alumni set to return for the inaugural alumni game. Some of the greatest Lions will compete against current players on Saturday, August 19, at 2 p.m., at Stubblefield Center. The game is free and open...

August 07, 2023
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Staff Voices: Mandy Keyes

Hailing from the central Sebastian County town of Hackett, Mandy Keyes, University of Arkansas – Fort Smith director of human resources, admits that attending college after high school was something other than what she planned on pursuing. She...

July 21, 2023
AV alumn, Bryce Neal, celebrates a big moment with the University of Louisville softball program. He is a former assistant coach for the Cardinals.
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From Lions to Tigers: Coach Bryce Neal

On Wednesday, June 21, 2023, the LSU softball program introduced Bryce Neal as the newest assistant coach to join the Tigers’ staff in Baton Rouge. His hiring comes on the heels of a meteoric rise in the softball coaching world and is backed by...

July 12, 2023
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From AV to Preserver of History: Anna Vincent

Anna Vincent, a history graduate ('17) of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, finds herself twenty miles from the AV campus, where history and culture are buried in time. The Spiro Mounds in Fort Coffee, Oklahoma, contain artifacts from...

July 03, 2023
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Exclusive New Career Beckoned to AV Grad

Part of what Hannah Cervantes likes about her new career is its exclusivity.

June 28, 2023
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Gettin' Shrimpy With It

It’s okay to be ‘shellfish’ at the annual all-you-can-eat Roarin' on the River Shrimp Boil. Recent graduates and all Lions are invited to chow down on heaping portions of boiled shrimp, andouille sausage, corn-on-the-cob, potatoes, and KJ’s...

June 01, 2023
Kathy Babb, Certificate of Distinction in Professional Development graduates, and Susan Krafft pose for a photo during cord ceremony.
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Babb Center for Career Services Honors Nine AV Grads

Hundreds of students from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith graduated to the tune of “Pomp and Circumstance” on Saturday, May 13, 2023. However, nine of those students walked across the stage with gold or silver cords to signify individual...

May 15, 2023
AV College of Arts and Sciences graduate Daryl McElrath
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Largest College at AV Honors Graduates

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s 108th commencement continued Saturday, May 13, 2023, with the College of Arts and Sciences graduating class. The more than 400 graduates of AV’s largest college joined the more than 50,000 AV alums...

May 13, 2023
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AV Spring Graduation Ends with College of Business and Industry

May 13, 2023
AV dental hygiene graduates, Jon Kevin Villeda (left) and Melissa Perez demonstrate how to floss teeth on testing equipment
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Clinical Boards are No Match for AV Dental Hygiene Students

Celebrating the graduation of 11 University of Arkansas – Fort Smith dental hygiene students is just a tiny part of what makes this class worthy of recognition.

May 13, 2023
College of Health, Education, and Human Sciences master's graduate, Jaime Vargas
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College of Health, Education, and Human Sciences Celebrates Graduates

The 108th Commencement at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith began Saturday, May 13, 2023, with the graduation of more than 250 students from the College of Health, Education, and Human Sciences (CHEHS).

May 13, 2023
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AV Day of Giving Roars Past Goal

The AV closed its third annual Day of Giving with extraordinary success, rallying a record-breaking 1,207 gifts totaling $94,339, surpassing the initial goal of $78,000.

April 28, 2023
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Beating the Odds: AV Alumna, Morgan Scott

When Morgan Scott arrived at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, the thought of completing a degree, let alone going on to complete a graduate degree, felt practically impossible.

April 26, 2023
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No Risk, No Reward

As graduation day draws closer, senior University of Arkansas – Fort Smith geoscience major Jon Turco is preparing for a future he never dreamed was possible: Entering the prestigious geosciences graduate program at Mississippi State University.

April 14, 2023
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2023 Alumni Award Winners Announced

AV alumni gathered for the homecoming brunch on Saturday, Feb. 18, first celebrating award winners before heading to the pep rally and basketball games at the Gayle Kaundart Arena in the Stubblefield Center.

February 18, 2023
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Season Named for Stacey Jones

The AV Season of Entertainment has been renamed the Stacey Jones Season of Entertainment.

January 27, 2023
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From Childcare to the Classroom, Teacher Takes Road Less Traveled

With family members cheering her on from their seats, Cecily Kimble, AV class of ‘22, was all smiles as she crossed the Stubblefield Center stage at May’s graduation ceremony.

January 27, 2023
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Perseverance Pays Off for First-Generation Graduate

Miguel Roque, AV class of ’22, knows the importance of working hard to overcome obstacles, and he’s used that skill to become a first-generation college graduate and military officer.

January 26, 2023

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