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Alumni association to give benefactors a Taste of LR

Submitted by Alexis Williams on February 28, 2013 – 12:17 pmNo Comment

The tenth-annual installment of UALR’s “Taste of” series, which is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 14 at the UALR Alumni and Friends Center, will celebrate the finest local restaurants with its “Taste of Little Rock” theme.

Along with samples of cuisine from Little Rock bistros, Glazer’s will provide wine, and local bands will perform at the event.

“The core mission of the Alumni Association is to support students through scholarships,” said Rebecca Ward, president of the UALR Alumni Association Board of Directors. “Alumni Association members have been very generous in supporting efforts to grow our Forever Fund.”

Since 2003, the annual “Taste of” event has raised more than $200,000 for student scholarships, according to a university news release. Since 2010, 100 percent of the recipients of Alumni Association scholarships have graduated and received their degrees.

This year’s event is in celebration of Janet Jones, who has devoted much effort to promoting the UALR Center for Integrative Nanotechnology Sciences.

“Janet is a tireless supporter of the nanotechnology center,” said CINS associate professor Alex Biris. Jones was also the first woman to chair the Board of the Greater Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, and also chaired the Federal Reserve Board of the Little Rock Branch.

For more information, or to purchase a ticket for Taste of Little Rock, visit or call (501) 569-3142.


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