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

Alumni Association to honor distinguished alumni

April 1, 2015

SAU Graduation

The Southern Arkansas University Alumni Association is hosting its annual Dinner of Distinction awards ceremony at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at the SAU Reynolds Center Grand Hall. Alumni and friends are invited to attend. RSVP by calling the SAU Alumni Office at (870) 235-4079 or toll-free at (800) 797-1986. The Alumni Association… Read More

SAU mourns loss of Board Chair Stringfellow

December 10, 2014

Bill Stringfellow at SAU Story Arena Grand Opening

William “Bill” Stringfellow, a true gentleman with an endless devotion to his beloved Southern Arkansas University alma mater, passed away Tuesday following heart surgery. The funeral will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday December 13, 2014, at Christ Episcopal Church located at 509 Scott St., Little Rock, Arkansas. Departure for the interment will follow at… Read More

SAU promotes Josh Kee to Asst. VP for Development

July 31, 2014

Josh Kee

MAGNOLIA – Josh Kee was recently promoted to Assistant Vice-President for Development at Southern Arkansas University. Effective July 1, 2014, Kee transitioned from his former position as Director of Major Gifts at SAU. He will now be responsible for the overall development activities of the University, and will continue to work closely with the SAU… Read More

SAU Summer Commencement Aug. 8

July 28, 2014

SAU Graduation

Summer Commencement ceremonies at Southern Arkansas University are scheduled for August 8, 2014, at the Reynolds Center Grand Hall. A total of 58 School of Graduate Studies candidates are slated to be honored at an 11 a.m. ceremony. Then at 1 p.m., 35 undergraduate candidates will be recognized from SAU’s four academic colleges. Related Stories… Read More

Black trailblazer Dr. Mallory remembered

July 23, 2014

Dr. Kathleen Mallory

The life trailblazer and Southern Arkansas University icon Dr. Kathleen (Jordan) Mallory is being celebrated upon news of her parting from this world. “Dr. Mallory was a compassionate fighter for equality all around her. It did not matter who the person was, she took on the fight as if it was her own,” said Cledis… Read More

Big boots to fill for Mulerider Baird as Maye graduates from SAU

May 14, 2014

Muleriders Megan Maye (Left) and Payton Baird

Megan Maye took the Mulerider mascot to new heights and helped Southern Arkansas University reach record enrollment numbers before she graduated on May 9, 2014, leaving some big boots to fill for the new Mulerider Payton Baird. Baird, a freshman pre-nursing major from Fouke, will have the reins officially passed to her from Maye during… Read More

SAU Alumni Association to honor distinguished alumni

March 27, 2014

Nik Lewis

The Southern Arkansas University Alumni Association is hosting its annual Distinguished Alumni and Lifetime Achievement Awards Dinner at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the SAU Reynolds Center Grand Hall. Alumni and friends are invited to attend. RSVP by calling the SAU Alumni Office at (870) 235-4079 or toll-free at (800) 797-1986. The… Read More

SAU alum fighting for democracy in Ukraine

March 7, 2014

Mefford and former Ukranian First Lady Kathy Yushchenko

With 15 years invested in Ukrainian’s fight for democracy, former Arkansas grassroots politician Brian Mefford urges the U.S. to take a tough policy with Russia to prevent annexation of Crimea and to give strong support for the new Ukrainian government. “If 25,000 Russian troops arrived in Alaska because they claimed it was their historical land,… Read More

SAU Alumni Association receives record gift for pavilion

February 24, 2014

Accepting the pavilion donation

Thanks to a record gift to the Southern Arkansas University Alumni Association, plans for their pavilion are ahead of schedule to raise the roof on “Mulegating” and other campus and community events. SAU alum Laura Lusby Winning and her husband Kyle, of Little Rock, recently donated funds to name the pavilion “The Lusby Gathering Pavilion.”… Read More