Alumni Association Announces the Razorback Classics Class of 2018

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas Alumni Association is proud to announce the Razorback Classics Class of 2018. 

These students represent the top 11 male and top 11 female graduating seniors at the University of Arkansas. They were selected from the 71 Seniors of Significance recognized in the fall of 2017.  A selection committee of more than 100 University of Arkansas advancement staff, former and current Arkansas Alumni Association National Board members, and past award recipients scored each applicant based on academic excellence, demonstrated leadership and campus or community involvement.

This year's class of winners includes representatives from a variety of academic disciplines. The majority of awardees, 18, are students in the Honors College. Arkansans make up the majority of the recipients with 12 students hailing from the state. Other locations represented are Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas and Lima, Peru.

The 22 students will be recognized at the Cardinal & White Banquet on May 3 in Boyer Hall of the Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House. During this dinner and ceremony, each recipient and their mentor will be honored. Mentors, chosen by the honorees, are individuals who have made an impact on the students during their time at the University of Arkansas. All of the Razorback Classics will be featured in the Razorback Yearbook and receive a special honor cord to wear at commencement.

Additionally, the top male senior and the top female senior will be announced at the conclusion of the banquet as the 2018 Senior Honor Citation recipients. Guests at the Cardinal & White Banquet will include university leadership, advancement staff, mentors, parents of honorees, past senior award winners and the association’s Board of Directors.

Razorback Classics Class of 2018

Ryann Alonso, Tulsa, Oklahoma
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, political science and communications*

Macarena Arce, Lima, Peru
Sam M. Walton College of Business, international economics and business with a finance minor*

Garrett Bethel, Little Rock
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, biology*

Jack Casey, Overland Park, Kansas
Sam M. Walton Collage of Business, economics*

Grace Davis, Memphis, Tennessee
College of Education and Health Professions, nursing

Sarah-Beth DeLay, San Antonio, Texas
Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, agricultural business*

Breyanna Dulaney, Little Rock
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, biology and African and African American studies

Paolo Garcia, Fort Smith
College of Engineering, biomedical engineering*

Kendrick Hardaway, Poteau, Oklahoma
College of Engineering, biological engineering*

Sam Harris, Greenbrier
Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, agricultural business, pre-law*

Daley Harvey, Des Arc
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, biology, pre-dental

Stephen Komar, Kansas City, Missouri
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, economics and international studies*

Karli Lipinski, Benton
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, chemistry with a focus in biochemistry*

Tristan Locke, Stilwell, Kansas
Sam M. Walton College of Business, finance and accounting*

Pooja Lukhi, Conway
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, biology and biochemistry*

Landri McGregor, Golden, Colorado
Sam M. Walton College of Business, supply chain management and marketing*

Naseer Naseem, Fayetteville
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, anthropology and biology*

Gray Orman, Bryant
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, biochemistry, pre-med*

Trent “Jack” Scaccia, Clarksville
Sam M. Walton College of Business, economics and finance*

Raygan Sylvester, North Little Rock
Sam M. Walton College of Business, marketing

Olivia Tzeng, Conway
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, biology and psychology*

William Watkins, Arlington, Texas
Sam M. Walton College of Business, economics*

*Denotes student of the Honors College

About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among only 2 percent of universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.

Contacts

Mercedes Gazaway, assistant director of student programs
Arkansas Alumni Association
479-575-8609, malbers@uark.edu

Catherine Baltz, assistant director of communications
Arkansas Alumni Association
479-575-3151, cabaltz@uark.edu

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