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Keri Rathbun is awarded the Secondary School Principal of the Year Award
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Alumna Earns Principal of the Year Award

When you talk to Dr. Keri Rathbun, the words you hear most are “people” and “family.” “Pride” and “belonging” come closely after. Rathbun, Westark Community College class of 1992, is in her fifth year as principal of Northside...

May 13, 2022
Day of Giving photoshoot
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Day of Giving 2022 Sees Record-High Donors, More Than $46,000 Raised

In 2022, the UAFS Day of Giving had more ambassadors; more givers, many of them first-time givers; and more crowd-funded gifts than ever before. These numbers tell us that many of our supporters are comfortable giving from their mobile devices and...

May 09, 2022
Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Fast 15 Award
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Rising Star Makes Fast 15

If Jasmine Smith was surprised to be named to the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal’s 2022 Fast 15, her boss wasn’t. “We are proud to see Jasmine on this list,” said Blake Rickman, Vice Chancellor for University Advancement and Executive...

May 09, 2022
six faces in squares
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2022 Alumni Award Winners Roar

As the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith celebrated Homecoming 2022 The Wild Roarin’ West last week, the Alumni Office recognized alumni and special non-alum with awards.

February 19, 2022
Caroline Speir
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Alumna Makes History

Even when she was little, Caroline Speir was that girl, the one who wanted to stop to see every historical site, read every historical plaque, and understand every historical event.

February 14, 2022
Cheerleaders spell out Will You Marry Me
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Lions Find Love at UAFS

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith gathered together generations of our Lion Love Stories. Dedicated to the students who met in our Westark Community College days and the university as it is known today.

February 14, 2022
students toss colored powder at night on the UAFS campus
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Day of Giving

April 28 is a special day for UAFS. Not only is it our mascot Numa’s birthday, but it’s also when we celebrate our annual Day of Giving.

February 14, 2022
UAFS sundial stands in front of the university bell tower on a summer day
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Class Notes

Please take a moment to tell your former classmates and us what’s been going on since you left UAFS, Westark, or Fort Smith Junior College. Tell us about your job, your family, your hobbies, your adventures, your plans, or whatever you want to...

February 14, 2022
Three university staff members sit on a campus bench surrounded by trees during the fall.
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Smith Heads Alumni Engagement

When Alumni Director Rick Goins retired at the end of June 2021, he knew he was leaving the office in capable hands: Alumni Assistant Director Jasmine Smith stepped seamlessly into his role. Smith also serves as director of annual giving.

February 14, 2022
UAFS graduate in cap and gown smiling
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Choosing Life and Happiness

Haylie Sigmon’s life could have easily gone in a different direction. As a child, she was shuttled from home to home, too often finding herself in abusive situations. A perceptive child, she realized early that she would never find stability beyond...

February 14, 2022

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