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TechAction is published twice per year by the Arkansas Tech University Alumni Association to bring you features on alumni, faculty, students, as well as arts & literature and current topics.

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In this edition of the alumni magazine, we highlight a number of exciting new initiatives that ATU has undertaken to ensure that ATU students are prepared to make an impact in our state, region, and world.


“Invest In It With Everything You’ve Got:” Neel Building Community Through Education in Rural Arkansas 

Tucked away near the clear, cool waters of the Caddo River and the beauty of the Ouachita Mountains is a rural K-12 campus that...

A.C. Brown III Remembered Through Scholarship at Arkansas Tech 

Dr. Alexis White and her husband, fellow Arkansas Tech University alumnus Hunter White, made a conscious decision as young professionals that giving back to...

Horne Family Provides Scholarship Assistance for Wonder Boys, Golden Suns 

Arkansas Tech University student-athletes will benefit from a new scholarship opportunity established by a Wonder Boy letterman and his wife.  The Charles L. and Donna...

Blanchard, Fox, Harper Elected to Hall of Distinction

Charles Blanchard of Russellville, Michael Fox of Parkdale, Ore., and Chaun Harper of Dallas, Texas, have been selected for the highest honor Arkansas Tech...

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Bowen Receives ACUI President of the Year Award

Dr. Robin E. Bowen, Arkansas Tech University president, is the 2023 ACUI president of the year. Bowen received the award during the ACUI Annual Conference in Boston, Mass. "In preparation for building a new student union and recreation center, Dr. Robin Bowen intentionally provided many student groups the platform to voice...

Time Out for Tech Draws 1,400 Student Registrants

High school seniors from around Arkansas and beyond filed into Tucker Coliseum on Thursday morning for the opening session of Time Out for Tech 2023, a preview day for prospective college students hosted by the Arkansas Tech University Office of Admissions. A total of 1,208 high school seniors pre-registered for...

ATU-Ozark Chancellor to Retire June 30

Bruce Sikes, Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus chancellor, will retire June 30, 2023. Sikes began his career as a teacher, coach and administrator in K-12 education. He joined ATU-Ozark as chief academic officer in 2007 and was promoted to chancellor in 2013. During Sikes’ 16 years in senior leadership at ATU-Ozark, the...

Duffield Begins Second Term as ATU Trustee

Stephanie Duffield of Russellville was sworn in as a member of the Arkansas Tech University Board of Trustees at the beginning of the board...

Lomax Earns Miss Arkansas Tech University Title

Hannah Lomax of Russellville was crowned the 67th Miss Tech on Friday night during the 2023 Miss Arkansas Tech University competition at Witherspoon Auditorium. Daughter...

“If It’s Easy, It’s Not For Me:” Alford Takes National Stage

It began when Briya Alford's mother, Shalonda Williams, put a microphone in her hand. "My family is a singing family," said Alford, a senior at...

ATU Freshmen Gain Leadership Skills

Six Arkansas Tech University students jump-started their spring 2023 semester by participating in the ATU Freshman Leadership Experience. Alazae Allen of Hot Springs, Zion Brassfield...

ATU Top 3 in Student-Athlete Service for Fall 2022

Arkansas Tech University ranked among the top three NCAA Division II athletics programs in the United States and Canada for community service during the...

ATU Delegation Attends Seminar in Nation’s Capital

Ten Arkansas Tech University students began their spring semester by participating in the 2023 Inside Washington Seminar presented by The Washington Center. Dr. Michael Rogers,...

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