Carroll Family Selected as the 2019 Family of the Year
The Carroll Family of Coppell, Texas, was awarded the 2019 Family of the Year this past weekend.
The Carroll Family of Coppell, Texas, was awarded the 2019 Family of the Year this past weekend. Nominated by Christine Carroll, a senior economics and political science major, the family was honored during Family Weekend at the Arkansas vs. San Jose State game on Saturday, Sept. 21. They were presented with an award on the field, tickets to the game, as well as the Hog Wild Package that included entrance into various Family Weekend events. In addition, the Associated Student Government executive officers hosted the family for a meal at a local Fayetteville restaurant.
"The Associated Student Government is thrilled to present the Carroll Family as the 2019 Razorback Family of the Year," said Sadie Bryant, ASG vice president. "The Carroll family represents three generations of Razorback fans. Their undying support and loyalty to the University of Arkansas is inspiring and truly represents a model Razorback family. They are beyond deserving of this honor and award."
The Carroll family currently has two daughters attending the University of Arkansas. Christine is completing her final semester and is involved with the Distinguished Lectures Committee, All-University Academic Integrity Board, Dream Big mentorship program and a student employee for University Recreation. Rebecca, a sophomore accounting major, is a member of Walton Honors, Kappa Delta sorority, and the Associated Student Government Judicial Branch.
Their parents, Bob and Lorraine Carroll, tremendously support the Razorbacks and the University of Arkansas. They have attended multiple family weekends and homecomings and are always eager to make a trip to Fayetteville to see their daughters. "No matter where in the state you're from, you root for the Hogs," Christine noted about her parents' spirit for the Razorbacks. Bob, who does not have his own ties to Arkansas, has spent the last three decades falling in love with the Natural State and the University of Arkansas. Christine claims that the love for the Hogs and campus originates from their grandparents' commitment and support to the institution. "Pappa Eugene was the biggest Razorback fan and never missed a game on TV, especially during basketball season. Mamma Wanda always loved to hear what we were up to in the corner of the state and often reminded of how proud she was of us," Christine noted.
"To be honored as a family and get to honor my grandparents who worked so hard to give their family a better life, always loving the Razorbacks, would be the greatest gift," Christine wrote. The Carroll's commitment, pride and spirit towards the University of Arkansas all demonstrate why they are truly deserving of the award.
The Associated Student Government and Parent & Family Programs sponsor the annual Razorback Family of the Year. The Family of the Year represents the university as the model Razorback family. The model Razorback family exemplifies the Arkansas spirit and provides exceptional support for their students to succeed at the university. The difficult selection of the Honorary Family was tasked to a committee consisting of student leaders and staff from the Associated Student Government, New Student and Family Programs, and the Arkansas Alumni Association. Any questions should be referred to Sadie Bryant, ASG vice president, at email@example.com.
The Associated Student Government at the University of Arkansas is a student-led organization that acts as an organized voice for all students and strives to effectively represent student interest. For more information about ASG please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 479-575-5255. ASG is a program in the Division of Student Affairs.
About the Division of Student Affairs: The Division of Student Affairs supports students in pursuing knowledge, earning a degree, finding meaningful careers, exploring diversity, and connecting with the global community. We provide students housing, dining, health care resources, and create innovative programs that educate and inspire. We enhance the University of Arkansas experience and help students succeed, one student at a time.
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