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An Evening to Shine; the 63rd Annual Arkansas Alumni Awards Celebration 2007; By: Will G. Louden™

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Published: January 25th, 2008


An Evening to Shine; the 63rd Annual Arkansas

Alumni Awards Celebration 2007

Published: Friday, January 25th, 2008


Will G. Louden™

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              Achievement! There is no better external affirmation for a career well managed or a service well preformed than with the honor, recognition and tribute from one’s very own peers and members of the community. Whether it’s an Emmy, Grammy, or just a pat on the back public recognition is always your official win! PERIOD. This article however, is just another example of the recognition for University of Arkansas Alumni, which were recognized and bestowed with high honors in October of 2007.

              Small talk and a dimly lit ambiance which were encapsulated by a cool and breezy evening embraced the Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House on the night of Friday, October 26th, 2007. Cocktails which enhanced the environment and served as the evening’s starters set the stage for a ceremony befitting accomplished, seasoned and dynamic University of Arkansas affiliated professionals.

63rd Annual Arkansas Alumni Awards Celebration 2007

63rd Annual Arkansas Alumni Awards Celebration '07

Picture Courtesy: Arkansas Alumni Association

              A small crowd of close university brass, staff, alumni, family and friends, all commenced nostalgically in well-groomed attire to salute and pay tribute to the evening’s honorees who all mingled for a bit in the Sturgis Hall of the Alumni House before the actual awards ceremony began. The event which was the 63rd annual edition

63rd Annual Arkansas Alumni Awards Celebration 2007

63rd Annual Arkansas Alumni Awards Celebration '07

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of the Arkansas Alumni Awards Ceremony and Celebration is held annually to recognize and award the outstanding services and accomplishments of a select few University of Arkansas Alumni, staff and friends.

              The Arkansas Alumni Awards Celebration recognizes and highlights several areas of professional and community service accomplishments. Select University of Arkansas administrative officials were on hand to issue several awards with titles such as: Andrew J. Lucas Alumni Service Award, Community Service Award, Honorary Alumni Award, Young Alumni Award, Citation of Distinguished Alumni Award, and the Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award.

Awards Celebration

              One very interesting thing to note above and beyond the professional and community accomplishments mentioned by the evening’s awardees was that they all seemed to have a strong and unwavering commitment to family and friends. This was clearly a time to shine, and scattered throughout the estimated crowd of 150 to 250 plus people were mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, mentors, professional colleagues, neighbors and friends. These respecters were assembled to witness and support the deserving public recognition of the fine group of distinguished ...