Greeting from our President
Greetings UAPB/AM&N Alumni!
Kymara Seals, President and Chairman of the Board
We are still very excited about our 2nd Virtual Summer Conference which was held August 5 – 6, 2022. It was a huge success! A big shout out to the Greater Kansas City Alumni Chapter under the leadership of President Shannon Hendrix for hosting. Our theme was “Sustaining the P.R.I.D.E. through Service and Self-Care”. It is our desire to resume in person summer conferences in 2023 as long as it’s safe to do so.
We are also looking forward to Homecoming 2022. We will resume our alumni luncheon which is always on Friday after the alumni assembly. We are in the planning phases now and will be prepared to provide more detail in the near future about venue and ticket prices. We are anticipating a spectacular comeback after two years of postponing due to Covid-19. Unfortunately, we will not be having our homecoming king and queen competition due to the fact our efforts are focused on our Alumni Center Campaign.
And speaking of the Alumni Center Campaign, if you haven’t yet given, now is the perfect time to do so. You can give or make your pledge to give at a later time. Go to the alumni website https://uapbalumni.org to view all details of the campaign and the various levels of giving. This is a team effort of the alumni and sponsors and we need you to reach this financial goal.
We are thankful to all of our active alumni chapters across the country and for all the volunteer hours you dedicate to support the alumni and Dear Mother. We are grateful for your board assessments, donations for student scholarships, life membership purchases and annual membership purchases. It takes all of us doing our part to make an impact for our students. Let’s continue the great work.
We see you and we appreciate you!
In July 2022, United States Congress Woman Nikema Williams (who replaced Congressman John Lewis), Chairman of the Democratic Party of Georgia, appointed Georgia House of Representative Carolyn Hugley as Co-Chairman of the Coordinated Campaign for the Democratic Party of Georgia.
Alumni Highlight – Dr. Laquita Stribling
It's very rewarding to help people find jobs and advance their careers and help companies find the right employees to run their businesses.
Alumni Highlight – Mr. Tom Bennett
"To say I come from humble beginnings would be an understatement. It is a long way from an Arkansas farm to corporate offices. I owe much to UAPB."
Coach H. O. Clemmons, One of the Greatest in UAPB History
Coach Hubert. O. Clemmons served the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff for 56 years in various capacities – Athletic Director, Head Basketball Coach and Assistant Professor in the Department of Health, Physical, Education and Recreation.
Bettye Avery Fields – UAPB/AM&N Letter Cheerleader, 1965-1969
Bettye was a Golden Lion Cheerleader from 1965 – 1969 and has continued to demonstrate her school spirit by advocating, donating her time and money to Dear Mother for the last 50 years.
UAPB Students Receive Scholarships
During the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters, 22 University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) students were awarded a total of $14,564.59 in scholarships for tuition, books and online educational access codes by the alumni. The students who received assistance reside in Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma and Tennessee. We thank everyone for their contributions, especially during the global COVID pandemic!
Teamwork at its Best!
During this time that most of the nation is experiencing extreme summer heat and sweltering temperatures, it is the perfect time to remember the historic winter storm that occurred in February 2021.
UAPB/AM&N Alumni Center Partner Program
The Partner’s Program is a creative way for alumni to help raise funds for the Alumni Center while creating credits toward their desired donation amount.
Alumni Giving – The Data Speaks
Alumni giving is essential for the support and success of current and future students in institutions of higher learning and is the best way to express appreciation to the college life experience and education obtained while helping to ensure the institution’s ability to continue to serve students in the future.
How Well Do You Know “Dear Mother” and Her History?
Here's your chance to prove your knowledge of the past, present and future and win a prize by doing so! Test yourself with the questions below!
Vice President Harris charged us to be vigilant in our efforts this fall as we go to the polls, register others to vote and support our local and national democratic political action committees.
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Dr. Helen Johnson
Velois Bowers | Alumni Highlights
Dr. Helen Fleming Johnson | Employment Opportunities
Janice L. Roberts | Alumni News/Did You Know?
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Tanesha Thompson | Student Highlights
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Phillip Williams | Sports News
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