Gafford of El Dorado honored with teaching award

May 27, 2015

SAU education award Yolanda Gafford

Parkers Chapel kindergarten teacher Yolanda Gafford was recently honored with the J.H. Pestalozzi Early Career Award at Southern Arkansas University’s College of Education 2015 honors society ceremony. Gafford, of El Dorado, did her student teaching at Parkers Chapel Elementary School before completing her Bachelor of Science in Education at SAU in 2011. She immediately started… Read More

SAU’s new online grad program for in-demand field

May 21, 2015

Dr Marla Strecker

Southern Arkansas University was recently approved to add a new online Masters of Education leadership program in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education (HALE) by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education Coordinating Board during their meeting at SAU on May 1, 2015. According to Dr. Marla Strecker, the HALE Program Director at SAU, the program is… Read More

SAU M.S. in Kinesiology-Coaching spans U.S.

April 8, 2015

SAU MS in Kinesiology-Coaching

The Masters of Science in Kinesiology-Coaching online program at Southern Arkansas University has attracted students from Philomath, Oregon, to the opposite side of the U.S. at Tarrytown, New York, and everywhere in between. The rise of this program is due its affordability and to a number of other factors, according to Dr. Kim Bloss, dean… Read More

Dr. Trey Berry introduced as next SAU president

February 20, 2015

new SAU Pres Dr Trey Berry at Press Conference 2

Dr. Trey Berry was formally introduced as the president-designate of Southern Arkansas University during a press conference on the Magnolia campus Friday afternoon. The SAU Board of Trustees tapped Berry to be the University’s 12th president during a special meeting on Thursday, and he will assume the role on July 1. Berry joined SAU in… Read More

SAU Board approves bond issues

November 21, 2014

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The Southern Arkansas University Board of Trustees approved at their quarterly meeting Tuesday, Nov. 18, the issuance of bonds not to exceed $10 million for three facilities – engineering, a softball complex and a world-class track. All of the SAU Board members were in attendance for their quarterly meeting Tuesday, Nov. 18, which was held… Read More

SAU launching online Ed. Leadership degrees

July 9, 2014

Dr. Marla Strecker

More aspiring Arkansas principals and superintendents will be able to earn their credentials thanks to Southern Arkansas University’s new online Educational Leadership Programs. The Arkansas Department of Education and the Arkansas Department of Higher Education both recently approved online delivery for SAU’s M.Ed. in Educational Administration and Supervision for licensure in Building Level (Principal) and… Read More

SAU alum new superintendent for Magnolia Schools

June 30, 2014

John Ward

The new Magnolia School District Superintendent John Ward was welcomed to the community Monday before his official first day on July 1 at an ice-cream social at Southern Arkansas University. Ward earned his superintendent certification from SAU in 2008, and told the crowd of around 65 that he has appreciated the overwhelming welcome from the… Read More

SAU recognizes seven outstanding graduating seniors and graduate students

May 12, 2014

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Nathan Dunn Dunn is the outstanding graduate student from the College of Science and Technology. He is completing the MCIS (Master of Science in Information and Computer Science) degree program. Dunn earned his B.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington and joined SAU in the Fall 2012. He joined Dr. Khalil Dajani in research of Quantum Algorithms and… Read More

SAU Fall Commencement ceremonies Friday night

December 9, 2013

SAU Graduation

The Southern Arkansas University Fall Commencement ceremonies are scheduled for December 13, 2013, at the W.T. Watson Athletic Center. The first commencement ceremony is set for 5:30 p.m., during which the School of Graduate Studies and the College of Liberal and Performing Arts will celebrate their respective candidates for graduation. Later at 7 p.m., candidates… Read More

SAU and UAMS South making mutually-beneficial collaborations

October 24, 2013

SAU and UAMS working together

Two Southern Arkansas University departments have forged mutually-beneficial collaborations with the UAMS South Residential Training Track Family Medicine Program in Magnolia. The SAU Athletic Training Department is serving as the sports medicine rotation for the UAMS South residents and, across campus, the UAMS South resident program is working with pre-health majors by offering shadowing opportunities… Read More