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Staying connected: Walton College Alumni Society.

The Walton College is represented worldwide by more than 27,000 alumni. The college established its own alumni society in 2003 in partnership with the Arkansas Arkansas, river, United States
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 Alumni Association An alumni association is an association of graduates (alumni) or, more broadly, of former students. In the United Kingdom and the United States, alumni of universities, colleges, schools (especially independent schools), fraternities, and sororities often form groups with alumni . All graduates who are members of the Alumni Association are automatically members of the Walton College Alumni Society.

The goal of the society is to promote involvement and communication between the alumni network and the college. The first step toward these goals is to stay connected. Maintaining current contact information for alumni can be a challenge especially with younger generations. Walton College alumni can update their contact information at: www.waltoncollege.uark.edu/alumni.

The Future Generation

This year the Walton College Alumni Society is focusing not only on alumni, but also the future generation of alumni--today's students. Making the connection with students before they enter the "real world" will foster a network of engaged alumni. In today's uncertain job market, building and maintaining a professional network is important to business graduates.

Scholarships for Students

This fall the Walton College Alumni Society launched a campaign to raise funds for a needs-based endowed en·dow  
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1. To provide with property, income, or a source of income.

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 scholarship specifically for Walton College students.

Networking Opportunities and Events

The Walton College has been making appearances in cities throughout the country. Events range from small gatherings to large-scale networking luncheons. Most recently, the Walton College Alumni Society hosted networking events in Memphis, Little Rock, Atlanta and Dallas. Walton College alumni who are interested in hosting events in their area should email: alumni@ walton.uark.edu.

Alumni Participation in the SEC

Joining the Arkansas Alumni Association is a great way to stay connected with the University of Arkansas The University of Arkansas strives to be known as a "nationally competitive, student-centered research university serving Arkansas and the world." The school recently completed its "Campaign for the 21st Century," in which the university raised more than $1 billion for the school, used . The Association is promoting its "Drive for 35 Challenge" to increase membership to 35,000 members and to become #1 in the SEC in alumni participation. Every alumnus ALUMNUS, civil law. A child which one has nursed; a foster child. Dig. 40, 2, 14.  and friend is encouraged to show pride, feel passion and live the promise of membership. Learn more at: www.arkansasalumni.org.

For more information about making a pledge for the Walton College Alumni Society Scholarship, email: alumni@walton.uark.edu.
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