Alumni and Development Office welcomes new staffers

Three new people have joined the Office of Alumni and Development. Anneliese N. Armstrong has been hired as director of Alumni Membership and Programming for the UA Little Rock Alumni Association; Sarah Miller is the new director of development and external relations for the College of Business; and Ross Owyoung will be working as an event fundraiser.

Armstrong, a Little Rock native, will work to engage alumni and friends of UA Little Rock and expand membership of the Alumni Association. Armstrong received two degrees from UA Little Rock – a Bachelor of Arts in speech communication (2015) and Master of Arts in applied communication studies (2018). During her undergraduate time on campus, she was involved with Chi Omega Fraternity, Inc., serving as new member educator.  Previously, she worked as the experiential education coordinator for the College of Pharmacy at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Miller is also a two-time UA Little Rock graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a master’s degree in professional and technical writing. She previously worked for the American Heart Association as the corporate market director for the Central Arkansas Go Red For Women movement and Festival of Wines.

Owyoung will help plan and coordinate events like Taste of Little Rock. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Arkansas and is a graduate of the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service with a master’s degree in public service. During his time at the Clinton School, Owyoung completed an international public service project in Bocas del Toro, Panama, where he worked with Give and Surf, a non-profit that empowers indigenous communities through education and community development. He previously worked with Jericho Way Day Resource Center as a research consultant and with The Venture Center where he conducted an economic impact analysis of startup entrepreneurs and businesses.  

Anneliese Armstrong, Sarah Miller and Ross Owyoung are the newest members of the UA Little Rock Office of Alumni and Development. Photos by Benjamin Krain


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