Welcome to the November 2019 Round Up of the Fulbright REVIEW Blog

by | Nov 18, 2019 | Announcements, Dean's Corner

November is such a wonderful month to express gratitude, and nothing makes me more thankful than being able to connect with you – our Fulbright Family – through the Fulbright REVIEW!

Here at the U of A’s J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Scienceswe have so much to be appreciative for, and I’m excited to share this special edition with you featuring fantastic stories about our students, faculty, staff, alumni and donors who are making a difference.

First, meet undergraduate students Carlos Alvarado, Mary Ellis and Anna Estes, who thanks to three scholarships and the donors who created them, are each one step closer to making their career dreams come true!

Then, learn how this biological sciences researcher is helping Southeast Arkansan students connect to college and explore professional paths in S.T.E.A.M. – science, technology, engineering, math and the arts. Watch the video, too!

Be sure to meet this economics alumnus, who was the first in his family to go to college and committed $1 million in support of Diane D. Blair Center of Southern Politics and Society, and this retired coach and teacher, who created a scholarship for future Razorback Marching Band members!

Afterward, see how gifts of all sizes from 90 donors during a day of giving helped the School of Social Work raise enough to create and endow a scholarship in a beloved professor’s name.

Then, read about this fantastic testament to friendship as a couple recently made another $250,000 gift to honor a former classmate while helping even more amazing journalism students. And, thanks to this history alumnus, hard-working undergraduate and graduate students will soon have even more scholarship options!

If these stories have inspired you to learn more, to make a year-end gift in support one of these amazing projects, or to create your own, please contact Betsy Bushmiaer on our development team at 479-575-3712 or fulbright@uark.edu.

And speaking of our development and external relations team, don’t forget to help congratulate its two newest members! Additionally, please help welcome the college’s new director of diversity and inclusion, who values authentic interactions, is a Razorback fan and movie buff, and loves giving back to the community.

You can also see the results of the 21st annual Arkansas Poll to find out the top issues concerning Arkansans, and get to know these five alumni and students who were selected to teach English in Japan this year!

And as always, we’ll keep providing you with more new stories at fulbrightreview.uark.edu continuously, and showcase the most interesting features in our monthly email round ups so you never miss the inside scoop. 

We hope you’ll stay tuned and continue to enjoy the blog. And, if you have a great story idea or know someone you’d like for us to feature, please email us at fulbcomm@uark.edu or submit your own post.


Todd Shields, Dean of the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences

Todd G. Shields

Dean of the J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences

479-575-4804 // tshield@uark.edu