2010 Distinguished Alumni Dinner

The 2010 Distinguished Alumni Dinner will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. in the Donald W. Reynolds Center – Grand Hall.  Tickets for this event are $17 and may be purchased from the SAU Alumni Office by calling 870-235-4079.

During this year’s ceremony the following will be recognized:

Distinguished Young Alumni

Dr. Jason Ellen

Class of 1995, BS in Biological Science

Opthalmologic Surgeon – 2005 Outstanding Young Optometric Physician in Oklahoma

Amy Freedman

Class of 1995, BBA in Accounting

Attorney and Political Campaign Manager

Joe Pieratt

Class of 1992, BBA in Management

Chief Network and PC Support for Murphy Oil Corporation, Developer of Deer Creek Subdivision

Lifetime Achievement

Dr. Norman Huneycutt

Class of 1958, BSB in Industrial Management

Ordained minister, former Trustee of the Presbyterian Foundation, former Trustee of University of the Ozarks, present Trustee of Austin Theological Seminary, founder and former CEO of Employee Support Systems Company, former Director of Program and Fiscal Development of National Council on Alcoholism, and presently retired to ranching in Terrell, TX

Distinguished Alumni

Joan Avalyn Dempsey

Class of 1981, BA in Political Science

Vice President of US Geospacial Intelligence Foundation, Vice President Booz-Allen-Hamilton, former Chief of Staff for CIA Director George Tennet

Dr. Samuel Smith

Class of 1977, left SAU for medical school

Chief of Pediatric Surgery at Arkansas Children’s Hospital

Distinguished Golden Rider

Dr. James Tollett

Class of 1957

Retired Chairman of SAU Agriculture Department, honored with the dedication of the 81st Arkansas FFA State Convention in his name, National Association of Agricultural Educators Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Charles Beeson – Deceased

Class of 1941

Cardiologist, Retried Professor of Medicine at University of New Mexico and UCLA

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