Announcing the 2017 Class of Razorback Classics

University Relations

The Arkansas Alumni Association is proud to announce the 2017 Class of Razorback Classics.

These students were selected as the top 11 male or female graduating students at the University of Arkansas. This is the pinnacle of the Arkansas Alumni Association awards program that started in the fall with hundreds of nominations. The selection committee of over 100 alumni and administrators judged each applicant based on academic excellence, leadership and campus or community involvement. This award looks at the entire student experience, said Ryan Miller, associate director for student and young alumni outreach. Seventy-one graduating seniors were selected in the fall as the Class of 2017 Seniors of Significance. These students resubmitted their applications this spring and these 22 students rose to the top as this year's Razorback Classics.

This year's class of winners includes representatives from every college on campus. Additionally, 15 awardees are members of the Honors College. Arkansans also make up the majority of the recipients with 16 students hailing from the state. Other states represented include Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas.

The 22 students will be recognized at the Cardinal & White Banquet on May 4 in Boyer Hall of the Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House. During this dinner and ceremony, each recipient and mentor will be honored. The mentors are any current faculty or staff members that have made an impact on the students. Each applicant selects a mentor when he or she applies, Miller said. All of the Razorback Classics recipients will be featured in the Razorback Yearbook and Arkansas magazine.

Additionally, the top two seniors on campus will be announced at the conclusion of the banquet by Chancellor Joe Steinmetz as the 2017 Senior Honor Citations. The Senior Honor Citation winners will receive a life membership, permanent recognition on a plaque at the alumni house and are invited back to represent their class at events, including speaking at their Senior Walk Dedication. Guests at the Cardinal & White Banquet will include the parents of the honorees and the Arkansas Alumni Association Board of Directors.

The 2017 Class of Razorback Classics are:


Kimberly Changose

Kimberly Changose
Sam M. Walton College of Business, Little Rock*

  • Delegate for National Model United Nations in the Czech Republic
  • Study Abroad for International Business Seminar in Japan
  • President, Chi Omega
  • Walton College Accounting Department Outstanding Junior
  • Social Committee Chair, Walton Honors Student Engagement Council
  • Vice President, Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Member of Beta Alpha Psi
  • Member of Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society

Madison Cole

Madison Cole
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Conway*

  • Early acceptance to medical school at UAMS
  • 2016 Razorback Family of the Year
  • Homecoming Court 2016
  • President, Order of Omega Greek Honor Society
  • Vice President for Alumni Relations, Student Alumni Board
  • Arkansas Children's Hospital Summer Science Program
  • Special Events Chair, Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Vice President, New Greek Council Executive Board

Alexander Crawford

Alexander Crawford
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Edmond, Oklahoma*

  • Founder and President, Operations Smiles Student Club
  • Freshman Peer Mentor Chair, Alpha Epsilon Delta
  • Research Assistant in Molecular Genetics of Prokaryotes
  • Phi Delta Theta Philanthropy Committee Member
  • Greek Life Recruitment Counselor
  • Volunteer Action Center Literacy Program
  • University of Oklahoma College of Medicine Merit Scholar
  • Member of Order of Omega

Lionel Davis

Lionel Davis II
College of Engineering, Little Rock

  • Director of Campus Diversity & Inclusion, Associated Student Government
  • President, National Society of Black Engineers
  • General Electric Transportation Global Services & Solutions Intern
  • General Electric Transportation 2015 Intern Competition Winner
  • Arkansas District Brother of the Year, Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Chancellor Transition Team Member
  • Engineering Career Awareness Program Scholar
  • Tyson Founding Scholar

Emily Degner

Emily Degner
College of Engineering, Leawood, Kansas*

  • President and Secretary, American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • Process Engineering Intern, Black & Veatch
  • Team Coordinator, WERC Environmental Design Competition
  • Secretary, Tau Beta Pi Honors Society
  • Freshmen Engineering Peer Mentor
  • Thermodynamics I Undergraduate Teaching Assistant
  • Secretary and Environmental Chair, Alpha Delta Pi
  • New Student Orientation Mentor

Molly Evans

Molly Evans
Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design, Conway*

  • Study Abroad to Mexico and Rome
  • Teaching Assistant for Design I Studio, Architectural History III, and Design I Thinking
  • Research Assistant for Frank Jacobus, Windy Gay, and Dr. Elysse Newman
  • Work published in two books by Frank Jacobus
  • Member of Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society
  • Social Events Chair, American Institute of Architecture Students
  • Award of Excellence in International Design Competition
  • Design-Build Studio for Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and Bentonville Film Festival

Taylor Farr

William Taylor Farr
Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, Crawfordsville

  • Chief of Staff, Associated Student Government
  • Director for Campus Diversity, Associated Student Government
  • Vice President, Beta Upsilon Chi/Brothers Under Christ Fraternity
  • Director of Marketing, Student Organization Outreach and Involvement Experience
  • U of A Spirit Squad Member: Ribby, Big Red, Inaugural Mic Man
  • E. Lynn Harris All SEC Spirit Award
  • Mid-South Ag Consultants
  • 3rd - 5th grade Children's Leader, New Heights Church

Connor Flocks

R. Connor Flocks
Sam M. Walton College of Business, Greenwood

  • President, Associated Student Government
  • President, Razorback Booster Club
  • Vice President of Board Development, Student Alumni Board
  • Secretary, Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Category Advisor Intern, The Hershey Company
  • Distinguished Delegate, Model United Nations in Washington DC
  • Keynote Speaker, Arkansas State Beta Club Convention
  • University of Arkansas Provost Search Committee

Ashley Hegwood

Ashleigh Hegwood
College of Engineering, McKinney, Texas*

  • Walmart Merchant Talent Program
  • Walt Disney World Industrial Engineering Professional Intern
  • Frito-Lay Supply Chain Intern
  • John Deere Performance and Reliability Engineering Intern
  • President, Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Public Relations Committee Chair, Delta Gamma
  • Project Manager, Industrial Engineering Senior Design Team
  • Best Presenter Award, Industrial Engineering Senior Design

Anotonio Igbokidi

Antonio Igbokidi
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Little Rock

  • President, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • Summer Science Program Research Intern, Arkansas Children's Hospital
  • Community Service and Development Project, Dangriga, Belize
  • Community Service Chair, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • Intern, Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities
  • Student Ambassador and Mentor Relations Chair, Multicultural Center of Diversity Affairs
  • Rock Camp Mentor, New Student and Family Programs
  • Resident Assistant, University Housing

Andrea Kathol

Andrea Kathol
Sam M. Walton College of Business, Fayetteville*

  • Communications Chair, Walton Honors Executive Board
  • Vice President of Operations, Delta Delta Delta
  • Finance/Accounting Intern, ConocoPhillips Co.
  • Delegate for National Model United Nations in the Czech Republic
  • Study Abroad for International Business Seminar in Japan
  • Member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
  • New Life Ranch Summer Camp Counselor
  • Volunteer Teacher at Potter's House Ministry

Victoria Maloch

Victoria Maloch
Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, Magnolia*

  • White House Intern, Executive Office of the President
  • National Secretary, National FFA Organization
  • World Food Prize Fellow, USDA Office of Communications
  • Congressional Intern, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Harry S. Truman Scholar
  • Inaugural Senior Walk Dedication Chair, Student Alumni Board
  • Member of Chi Omega
  • John W. White Outstanding Student Award

Justin McVeigh

Justin McVeigh
Sam M. Walton College of Business, Plano, Texas*

  • Private Equity Summer Analyst, Neuberger Berman
  • Equity Research Intern, Greenwood Gearhart Inc.
  • Technology Sector Analyst, Portfolio Management Class
  • Passed CFA Level I in December 2016
  • Study Abroad in India
  • President, Walton College Finance Association
  • Standards Board, Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Secretary, Walton Honors Student Executive Board

Justin Pohlman

Fred William Pohlman II
Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences and J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Prairie Grove*

  • Board of Directors, National Junior Angus Association
  • National Beef Ambassador 
  • American Angus Ambassador
  • Phi Beta Kappa Inductee
  • Study Abroad to Ghana and India
  • President, Alpha Epsilon Delta
  • Chair, Bumpers College Honors Student Board
  • Global Medical Brigade, Nicaragua

Thomas Selig

Thomas Selig
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences and Sam M. Walton College of Business, Hot Springs*

  • Student Engagement Chair, Volunteer Action Center
  • Chair, Razorback Action Group
  • Sam M. Walton College of Business Presidential Scholar
  • Community Service and Development Project, Dangriga, Belize
  • Tibetans in Exile Today Study Abroad
  • Distinguished Delegation - National Model United Nations Europe
  • Deputy Chief of Staff, Associated Student Government 
  • Member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Jake Smith

Jake Smith
College of Education and Health Professions, Paragould*

  • 2017 Rhodes Finalist
  • Founder/Executive Director of 1and1 Ministries
  • Health Coach, Washington Regional Care Partners
  • Governor Asa Hutchinson's Council on Common Core
  • Vice President of Development, Interfraternity Council
  • Traditions Committee, Student Alumni Board
  • Student Researcher at the American Sports Medicine Institute
  • Member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Nancy Smith

Nancy Smith
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Marianna

  • President, Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Vice President of Administration, Student Alumni Board
  • University of Arkansas Homecoming Court
  • University Student Ambassador
  • Operations Team, S.A.K.E.
  • Volunteer, Big Brothers Big Sisters of NWA
  • Member of Order of Omega Honor Society
  • Study abroad with Arkansas Rome, Italy Center

Jacob Stansell

Jacob Stansell
Sam M. Walton College of Business, Little Rock*

  • Director of Academics, Associated Student Government
  • President, Walton Honors Student Executive Board
  • Study Abroad at University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Delegate for Model United Nations in the Czech Republic
  • Financial Affairs Board Member, Associated Student Government
  • Student Representative for Scholarship Advocacy in Arkansas General Assembly
  • University of Arkansas Provost Search Committee
  • Treasurer, Sigma Nu Fraternity

Nick Stauffer

Nick Stauffer
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences and Sam M. Walton College of Business, Lenexa, Kansas

  • President, Volunteer Action Center
  • President, Student Organization Outreach & Involvement Experience
  • Resident Assistant, University Housing
  • Director of Student Involvement, Associated Student Government
  • Community Service Chair, Kappa Alpha Order
  • Dean's Student Leadership Advisory Council
  • Company Volunteering & Giving Intern, J.B. Hunt Transport Services
  • District Manager Intern, ALDI U.S.A.

Kathryn Theriot

Kathryn Theriot
Sam M. Walton College of Business, White Hall*

  • Study Abroad for International Business Seminar in Japan
  • Delegate for National Model United Nations in the Czech Republic
  • Assurance Intern at BKD and EY
  • Outstanding Junior and Senior in the Accounting Department
  • President, Mortar Board National Senior Honor Society
  • Treasurer, Razorback Booster Club
  • Vice President of Membership, Beta Alpha Psi
  • Walton College Student Ambassador

Madeline Wagnon

Madeline Wagnon
College of Education and Health Professions. Shreveport, Louisiana*

  • Vice President of Traditions, Student Alumni Board
  • Vice President, National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association
  • Vice President, Razorback Booster Club
  • Scholarship Chair, Chi Omega
  • Member of Order of Omega Honor Society
  • Sky Ranch Camps Summer Counselor
  • University of Arkansas Student Ambassador
  • Member of Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society

Britney Washington

Britney Washington
College of Engineering, Little Rock

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT
  • Community Service and Development Project, Dangriga, Belize
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Leadership Fellow
  • Mentor, Multicultural Center for Diversity Affairs
  • Membership Chair, National Society of Black Engineers
  • Resident Assistant, University Housing
  • National Action Council for Minorities Scholar
  • Engineering Career Awareness Program Scholar

* Denotes members of the Honors College

Contacts

Ashley C. Batchelor, assistant director of communications
Arkansas Alumni Association
479-575-5469, abatch@uark.edu


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