A former college student-athlete and long-time Trojan season ticket holder has given Little Rock Trojan Athletics a gift of $250,000.
Dr. Bob Young, a retired Little Rock physician, has supported all sports at UA Little Rock for several years. His gift will provide support for all 15 Division I programs at UA Little Rock. In honor of Dr. Young, the university will name the northwest entrance of the Jack Stephens Center the “Dr. Bob Young Entrance.”
“We are most appreciative of Dr. Young for his generous commitment to support our student-athletes and coaches in our quest to compete for championships,” said Chasse Conque, vice chancellor and director of athletics. “I am grateful for the confidence he has in our program and the mission we serve. Our university is fortunate to have benefactors like Dr. Young who understand the important role we play in the community and our core values of developing and graduating our student-athletes.”
Young was a student-athlete himself, having played baseball for the University of Mississippi. He completed medical school and residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and practiced obstetrics and gynecology in Little Rock.
“We cannot thank Bob enough for this incredible gift to support student-athletes at UA Little Rock,” said Andrea Angel, associate vice chancellor for alumni and development. “I have had the pleasure of getting to know Bob for more than a decade, and he truly has a heart of gold. This gift shows the generosity he has for causes that are near and dear to him.”
Picture above of Dr. Bob Young and Chris Jenkins.