Ozarks announces Who's Who
Twenty-seven University of the Ozarks students have
been named to the 2004 edition of Whos Who Among Students in
American Universities and Colleges as national outstanding leaders
on campus. Campus nominating committees and editors of the annual directory
have included the names of these students based on their academic achievement,
service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and
potential for continued success.
Students from U of O named to 2004 Whos Who
include: Amanda Alders, Adam Askins, Dan Benton, Carlos Bethancourt,
Michael Bollman, John Cooper, Holly Cornell, Nick Crider, Amanda Erisman,
Sam Fincher, Melissa Francis, Debbie Giesecke, Jack Grimes, Mandy Hock,
Jessica Kidwell, Rachel Marble, Sarah Morgan, Christine Patton, Leanita
Pelts, Carrie Rogers, Ana Saldivar, Jennifer Shaw, Kayla Todd, Lindsey
Turnbow, Shonda Walters, Miranda White, and Caroline Woodell.
Rexroat named Mr. U of O
On March 6, the Mr. U of O pageant was held. Blake
Rexroat, a sophomore communications major from Gordon, Texas, was crowned
Mr. U of O. Brett Fletcher, a senior religion/philosophy major from
Garland, Texas, was awarded second place, and Tye Smith, a freshman
from Poteau, Okla., finished in third place.
Congratulations to Blake, Brett, and Tye, along with
Sam Fincher and Kendall Wagner, who also participated in the event.
Aisha Dillard and Dustin Parsons provided entertainment for the evening.
Members of CAB helped with decorations and with the contestants.
Soderquist to speak
Donald G. Soderquist, the retired vice chairman of
Wal-Mart, will be the featured speaker at 11 a.m., Thursday, March 25,
during the Students in Free Enterprises Distinguished Speaker
Series in Baldor Auditorium.
Soderquist will address the topic, The Impact
of Wal-Mart in Todays Globalization. The campus community
is invited and convo credit will be awarded.
Benefit livestock show nets $500
The Ozarks' campus was able to come together
and reach a goal recently. The PBLs March of Dimes Benefit Livestock
Show on March 6, helped raise $500 for the March of Dimes. There were
40 exhibitors and 77 head of livestock.
Alumni Weekend on April 15-18
More than 500 alumni, family members and
friends of the university are expected to converge on Clarksville during
the weekend of April 15-18 for the universitys Alumni Weekend
One of the biggest annual events on the Ozarks campus
traditionally draws back alumni from throughout the United States as
well as other countries. Last year, alumni came from Virginia, California,
Indiana, Kansas, Tennessee, Arizona, New York, Florida, El Salvador
The event will begin on Thursday, April 15, with the
annual golf tournament at Chamberlyne Golf Course in Danville. Later
that evening, the golf tournament awards dinner will take place on the
Ozarks campus. The awards dinner speaker will be 1942 alumnus Bob Fulton,
who spent more than 50 years as a sports broadcaster, including stints
as the voice of the Arkansas Razorbacks and the South Carolina Gamecocks.
Also on April 15 there will be a Vistas & Vineyards
event that will feature a tour of Altus and Post Familie winery and
vineyards as well as lunch at Wiederkehr Village.
On Friday, April 16, the Ozarks Class of 1954 will
be honored with a luncheon and induction into the universitys
50-Year Club. Later that afternoon, the Alumni Lecture Series will feature
Leonard C. Pardue, a 95-year-old alumnus who founded one of the largest
masonry businesses in the Pacific Northwest, Pardue, Inc. Pardue first
got interested in masonry while helping build Munger Chapel on the Ozarks
campus in the early 1930s.
Other events on Friday include a reception at the
home of Jack and Ann Phillips, a Presidents Reception at the home
of President and First Lady Rick and Sheree Niece, a campus picnic and
a student theatre production of Quilters.
Saturday, April 17, will begin with the annual 5K
run/walk through the streets of downtown Clarksville. A Memorial Service
honoring those alumni, trustees and staff members who passed away in
the last year will be held Saturday morning, followed by the Alumni
Awards Luncheon at Noon in the Seay Student Center.
The Achievement Award for outstanding career accomplishments
will go to Bob Fulton 42 of Cayce, S.C. The Merit Award for outstanding
service contributions and excellence in leadership on behalf of Ozarks
will be presented to Denton Tumbleson 74 of Clarksville.
The Young Alumni Award recipient is Elyse (Baretz)
Reece 94 of Fayetteville. Six people will receive the 2004 Legacy
Award, presented to alumni who have given unselfishly of their resources
throughout their lifetime to support Ozarks. Those receiving the Legacy
Award are Roger 43 and Kathryn 43 Bost of Little Rock; Roy
48 and Lura 49 Gillispie of Branson, Mo.; Dorothy Kelly
51 of Tulsa, Okla.; and Wayne W. Workman 44 of Little Rock.
In addition, Greta Marlow 84, a communications professor at Ozarks,
will be presented the Faculty Enrichment Award for 2004.
Other events on Saturday will include an alumni art
show, reunions for the classes of 1979 and 1994, a PBL reunion, a young
alumni reunion and another production of Quilters.
For more information on Alumni Weekend activities, please contact the
Alumni Office at Ext. 1234.
Around Campus ...
The Eagles baseball team fell to 10-11
overall and 1-5 in the ASC after losing three games to Mississippi College
over the weekend. The Eagles will play at home against Elmhurst College
on March 22 before traveling to Austin College for a three-game series
on March 26-27 ... The Lady Eagles softball team will try to get back
on the winning track with home games against Westminster College on
March 23 and Mississippi College on March 26-27. The Lady Eagles (15-7,
7-5 in the ASC) went 2-2 in a tournament in Pensacola, Fla., before
losing four games at Louisiana College over the weekend ... Signups
for intramural softball will be held from March 2-24 in the Student
Life Office. There must be at least three members of the opposite sex
in the batting lineup and two in the field at all times ... The Chaplains
Office will present a public forum on the movie, The Passion
of the Christat 7 p.m., March 25, in the MacLean Formal Lounge
... ... Any males on campus interested in signing up for the Womanless
Beauty Pageant date and time to be announced needs to
go by the CAB office for more information. This event is open to students