ROTC to celebrate 45 years during UAPB Founders’ Celebration

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – In conjunction with the 140th Founders’ Celebration at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB), the U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program will commemorate its 45th Anniversary April 26-27.

The ROTC program as we know it today, was established on the campus of UAPB during the 1967-68 school year. Since inception, it has commissioned over 500 officers for the United States Army. As many alumni are returning for the 140th Founder’s Day, there are several events for ROTC alumni and anyone supporting the program.  Registration for ROTC events will be held Friday, April 26 from 9:00 am – 2:00pm at Hazzard Gymnasium on University Drive.

Special events will include a Veterans Memorial site dedication on Friday at 1:00 pm followed by a Welcome Reception from 3:00-5:00 pm; ROTC Alumni Dinner and Roast at 7:00 pm the same day at Harbor Oaks Golf Club.

The UAPB Commissioned Officer Alumni Association will host a golf tournament on Saturday, April 27 at 8:00am at Harbor Oaks Golf Club. The UAPB ROTC Detachment will also host the annual Military Ball Saturday evening at Harbor Oaks beginning at 6:00pm. For more information, please contact the UAPB ROTC Department of Military Science at 870-575-8446/8445 or


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