Golf Tournament raises $115k for student success initiatives in UA Little Rock College of Business

A golfer participates in the sixth annual University of Arkansas at Little Rock College of Business Golf Tournament June 12 at Pleasant Valley Country Club.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock College of Business raised more than $115,000 for student success initiatives at its sixth annual golf tournament.

“This tournament is something we look forward to year after year,” said Dr. Jane Wayland, Stephen Harrow Smith dean of Business. “Dillard’s has presented the tournament for four years now, and we are very grateful to them and to each and every sponsor, player, donor, and volunteer who all make this event a success.”

This year’s tournament was held June 12 at Pleasant Valley Country Club and presented by Dillard’s. Next year’s tournament has been set for June 11 at the same location.  

Money raised from this year’s event will be added to the newly established Student Success Endowment fund, which was created  fall 2016 with the help of a lead gift from U.S. Bank.

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This endowment was established to provide for the ever-changing needs of students and can be used for scholarships, competitions, student enrichment, career placement, study abroad programs, and competitive support for gifted and talented students.

“We are excited to announce a goal of $250,000 for the Student Success Endowment. This endowment will ensure that funds are available to assist students for years to come. Successful students mean success for Arkansas and the business community,” Wayland said.

Fifty-two teams participated in the 2017 tournament that featured morning and afternoon flights, a silent auction, participant gifts and breakfast, lunch, and dinner for all players.

Sponsors include Textbook Brokers, Pettus Office Supply, Ace Liquor, Diamond Bear Beer, Gateway Bank, Pepsi, Westrock Coffee, Ben E. Keith, Malvern National Bank, and Golden Corral.

For more information, contact Sheena Howell, director of development and external relations for the College of Business, at 501.569.3208 or smhowell1@ualr.edu.

Volunteers help raise money for student success initiatives during the sixth annual University of Arkansas at Little Rock College of Business Golf Tournament June 12 at Pleasant Valley Country Club.
Volunteers help raise money for student success initiatives during the sixth annual University of Arkansas at Little Rock College of Business Golf Tournament June 12 at Pleasant Valley Country Club.
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