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Learn how others have made an impact through their acts of giving to our organization and others.  Please note, some donors are no longer living and those stories have been designated as deceased.

  • Carolyn and Paul Lasseigne: A Guiding Regard for Others
    Carolyn and Paul Lasseigne: A Guiding Regard for Others
    For Paul Lasseigne, KLRE Classical 90.5 has always provided the ideal background music.
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  • Rebecca Ward
    Rebecca Ward
    As a single mom in the late 1970s, Rebecca Ward, now current president of the UALR's Alumni Association Board of Directors.
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  • Underfunded Endowment Funds Need a Boost
    Underfunded Endowment Funds Need a Boost
    So far this year, more than $1.5 million in private scholarships helped about 750 University of Arkansas...
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  • Dr. Robert
    Dr. Robert "Bob" Rittenhouse
    Dr. Robert "Bob" Rittenhouse--who spent 14 years helping build the Deaf Education program...
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  • Willard and Pat Walker - Casey's Story
    Willard and Pat Walker - Casey's Story
    Casey Godelfer peeks into the hospital room of a tiny cancer patient at Arkansas Children's Hospital...
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  • 'Childhood playground' transformed into family legacy for donor
    'Childhood playground' transformed into family legacy for donor
    The moment Charliss Russ lost her father in January 2013, it crystallized for her the urgency...
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  • David Goodwin
    David Goodwin
    When David Goodwin called the UALR Alumni Association to investigate what opportunities...
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  • Don Riggin
    Don Riggin
    If UALR Alumni Association President Don Riggin is sure of one thing in life it is this: Most people are natural givers.
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  • Earl Ramsey
    Earl Ramsey
    In June 2013, hundreds of friends, alumni, and students packed the Stephens Center and celebrated...
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  • 1938 Graduate Pays It Forward with UALR Scholarship Gift
    1938 Graduate Pays It Forward with UALR Scholarship Gift
    Mary Frances Frederick, a 1938 graduate of UALR, has bequeathed her alma mater an endowment...
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  • Kinnaman and UALR Value Community Involvement
    Kinnaman and UALR Value Community Involvement
    Jack Kinnaman is not a University of Arkansas at Little Rock graduate—was not, in fact, a UALR student.
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  • Governor George and Louvenia Donaghey
    Governor George and Louvenia Donaghey
    Governor George and Louvenia Donaghey had a vision for Arkansans that included quality education for its young people.
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  • Kerry Kennedy
    Kerry Kennedy
    Kerry Kennedy died on February 6, 2006. Two years later, she helped inspire Jeff Wright to write and stage his first play.
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  • Herschel H. Friday, Jr.
    Herschel H. Friday, Jr.
    Kyle Steed lived a fairly privileged life in a small Arkansas town. He was a popular, outgoing Eagle Scout...
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  • Phyllis Keltner
    Phyllis Keltner
    Phyllis Keltner wants to make sure UALR students who suffer from writer's block or trauma related to red-marked...
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  • Sheila and Gene Castin
    Sheila and Gene Castin
    Sheila and Gene Castin have been married 37 years and you can tell in the way they tease each other...
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  • Spears' Gift
    Spears' Gift
    Jim Spears taught law for more than 37 years, most of that time at the Little Rock campus.
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