FB&T Distinguished Speaker Series will feature author James Bradley on Sept. 23

August 19, 2014

James Bradley FBT Lecture 2014

Best-selling author James Bradley will be the presenter for the 10th annual Farmers Bank and Trust Distinguished Speaker Series on September 23 at Southern Arkansas University. Tickets for the event are now on sale. To purchase tickets by phone, call the SAU Office of Development at 870-235-4321. Tickets can be purchased online at www.SAUFoundation.org by… Read More

Miss SAU 2014 Randee Jo Langley to speak out against bullying

January 24, 2014

Randy Jo Langley Miss SAU 2014

Randee Jo Langley hopes to use her title as Miss Southern Arkansas University to be a voice against bullying. Langley, 18, of Crossett, was crowned Thursday, January 23, as Miss SAU 2014. Her platform is “bullying has no age limit.” “I was bullied from the time I was in middle school through high school. If… Read More

Four competing in Miss SAU 2014 pageant

January 22, 2014

Miss SAU 14

Four Southern Arkansas University students will be vying for the Miss Southern Arkansas University 2014 title starting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 23, at Harton Theatre. The contestants include Chelsa King, Sarah Clayton, Randee Jo Langley and Sierra Lites. King, 23, from Stamps, Ark., is a senior physical education wellness and leisure major. Her… Read More

Beloved horse Credit Card lives on through scholarship

October 30, 2013

Credit Card Scholarship

The first recipient of the Credit Card Memorial Scholarship at Southern Arkansas University is fittingly a calf roper – TyDaniel Haller. Haller, a junior from Corydon, In., is majoring in Agriculture Business at SAU. Last season, Haller won the long-go in calf roping at Missouri Valley and made the short-go in team roping at Murray… Read More

SAU offering one-time Bonus Scholarship

May 16, 2013

In response to the changes in the Arkansas Academic Challenge scholarship payouts, Southern Arkansas University is offering qualifying freshmen a one-time $750 scholarship. Eligibility for this scholarship is open to beginning freshmen who have at least a 3.00 cumulative high school grade point average, are receiving the Arkansas Challenge scholarship and are not one of… Read More

SAU endowments completed in 2012

November 29, 2012


Southern Arkansas University celebrated endowments completed in 2011-2012 fiscal year at the recent SAU Foundation Honor Societies Dinner held Nov. 9. The Endowment Honor Wall in the Donald W. Reynolds Campus and Community Center main hall recognizes completed endowments, which include these endowments completed during the year: William L. and Dorothy Craig Scholarship Endowment for… Read More

Louis Blanchard Accounting Endowment

Blanchard Endowment

The Louis Blanchard Accounting Endowment was established by Jerry and Lynn Mayfield and The Madison Charitable Foundation, Inc. Blanchard came to SAU (then Southern State College) in 1956 as a professor of accounting with the notion that teaching was a temporary thing. He retired as chairman of the Department of Accounting in the 1990s with… Read More

$125,000 endowment honors alumna, provides scholarships

May 31, 2011

Valerie Stewart

MAGNOLIA – A $125,000 gift to the Southern Arkansas University Foundation will soon provide an annual scholarship for students majoring in mathematics education at Southern Arkansas University. The Valerie Stewart Math Scholarship was recently established through a gift in memory of Stewart by her sister, Rebecca Stewart Matthews of Little Rock. Matthews received a Bachelor… Read More

Former El Dorado band director honored with endowed scholarship

January 22, 2010

Alumni of the El Dorado Junior High School bands are honoring their former band director by establishing the William L. and Dorothy M. Craig Endowed Scholarship at Southern Arkansas University. Craig was junior high band director from 1952 to 1969 and is a graduate of the University. Prior to beginning his teaching career, Craig served… Read More

Valerie Brown Crowned Miss SAU 2010

November 25, 2009

MAGNOLIA — Valerie Brown, a senior biology major from Crossett, was recently crowned Miss Southern Arkansas University 2010. The annual competition was held on October 22 in SAU’s Harton Theater. “I am very honored and excited to represent SAU this year,” said Brown. As Miss Southern Arkansas University, Brown will receive a scholarship for two… Read More