UAPB/AM&N National Alumni Association to host 28th annual conference

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff National Alumni Association will host its 28th Annual National Alumni Summer Conference July 20-22. Hosted by the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County UAPB/AM&N Alumni Chapter, the theme will be “Building on Our Past, Enhancing Our Future.”

The conference will begin on Thursday, July 20 at 5:30 p.m. with a welcome reception at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.  The first General Session on Friday, July 21st will begin with a continental Breakfast and greetings from Pine Bluff Mayor Shirley Washington followed by a day of professional workshops and an afternoon luncheon.  The evening will continue at6:00 p.m. with a tour of UAPB’s museum and gallery along with an Unveiling Ceremony and Reception in the Leedell Moorehead-Graham Fine Arts Gallery of the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts Building.  A bust in the likeness and memory of Pearlie S. Reed will be unveiled at the event.  Mr. Reed’s memory will be honored and forever live in one of the places he treasured most, on the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff campus.

The conference will continue Saturday morning, July 22nd with a breakfast at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.  Following the breakfast, participants will attend the second General Session at the UAPB STEM Conference Center for UAPB Day.  Chancellor Laurence B. Alexander will welcome participants to UAPB Day to receive department updates from the UAPB Foundation Fund Board, Office of Development, Finance and Administration, Athletics Department, Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Enrollment, and the Chancellor’s State of the University address.

There will also be a Recruitment Fair and tour of the University for High School students and incoming UAPB students. For more information on the Recruitment Fair, contact the Office of Recruitment at (870) 575-8960.

The conference will conclude with the Chairman’s Circle of Excellence Award Banquet and Dance at 7:00 PM at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.

Conference registration is $225 per person. For more information about conference registration, please contact: Ms. Mary Liddell at (870)643-2383, Dr. Hazell Reed at (870)879-9469, or visit www.uapbalumni.org <http://www.uapbalumni.org> . The host hotel is Hampton Inn and Suites, located 511 Mallard Loop, in Pine Bluff. Please call 870-850-7488 using the reservation code: UAPB Summer Conference to reserve your room.

Vendor space is also available at the Pine Bluff Convention Center from ThursdaySaturday. For vendor information, Margarette Williams at (870) 489-6462 or leapsinc@sbcglobal.net <mailto:leapsinc@sbcglobal.net> , or Mary Liddell atmarylddll@yahoo.com <mailto:marylddll@yahoo.com>