Alumni Weekend

Reuniting all of our UAMS colleges in 2017
August 18-20

We hope you’re as excited about the upcoming 2017 All Alumni Weekend as we are to see you! Our schedule is packed full of fun activities and events to take advantage of this special time as you reunite with your classmates and friends. This will be the perfect chance to reconnect and get reacquainted with your college and see all that UAMS has to offer.

Weekend Events

The Chancellor’s Reception

Friday, August 18
Fred W. Smith Conference Center/UAMS
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Free with weekend registration!

The Chancellor’s Reception, hosted by the Chancellor’s Circle, kicks off Alumni Weekend. Take this opportunity to reconnect with alumni from all of our reuniting classes and hear from Provost Stephanie Gardner, PharmD, EdD. Enjoy wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres as well as spectacular views of the campus and Little Rock from the 12th Floor of the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute.

UAMS Showcase

Saturday, August 19
I. Dodd Wilson Education Building/UAMS
9:30 a.m - 12:00 p.m.
Free with weekend registration!

Featured this year is our UAMS Showcase presented by each college, where you will meet our provost and deans, hear from UAMS leaders in their field about the latest in health care and groundbreaking medical research, and tour our newest facilities and state-of-the-art laboratories. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover how your alma mater is contributing to create a better state of health. Come and see for yourself! 
Read full descriptions of each showcase.

Alumni Luncheons

Saturday, August 19
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
$15 per person

Join fellow classmates for an alumni luncheon. Learn about the latest initiatives in education, research and patient care from the dean of your college.

  • College of Pharmacy I Dr. Keith Olsen
  • College of Nursing I Dr. Patricia Cowan
  • College of Public Health I Dr. James Raczynski
  • College of Health Professions I Dr. Douglas Murphy

College of Medicine Dean’s Luncheon and Recognition Ceremony

Reuniting COM graduates are invited to a special luncheon and ceremony hosted by Executive Vice Chancellor and Dean Pope L. Moseley, MD. Dr. Moseley will present the 2017 Dean’s Distinguished Alumnus Award. There also will be a special recognition and presentation to all 50-plus year graduates who join us this year.

College of Nursing PhD Program Goes Platinum

Saturday, August 19
Linda C. Hodges Conference Room/COPH 5201/UAMS
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Free with weekend registration!

The College of Nursing’s PhD program turns 20 this year. To honor the occasion, the College of Nursing invites all the program’s graduates to a celebration during Alumni Weekend. Registration information is enclosed.

Alumni Weekend Southern Supper

Saturday, August 19
Marriott Hotel/Grand Ballroom
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
$60 per person

All of our reuniting colleges will come together for an unforgettable evening of Southern hospitality and entertainment. Relax and enjoy a casual evening reminiscing with friends! Our reuniting Golden Graduates will enjoy an evening with classmates in private dining areas during the Southern Supper.

Golden Graduate Brunch

Sunday, August 20
Capital Hotel
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
$50 per person

We love our Golden Graduates (members of the Class of 1967 and earlier classes) and have planned a special event to close Alumni Weekend. If you are a Golden Graduate, enjoy brunch with your friends on Sunday morning.


Checking in for the Weekend?

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Lockhouse Orchestra Band

Ready to relax and let your hair down? Well, now is your chance! Saturday night during the Southern Supper, we will be jamming with Lockhouse Orchestra, a tribute band for various artists including the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, and Sheryl Crow. More ›

Free Crystal Commemorative

Take home a permanent selfie! Imagine seeing your photo laser-etched inside a perfect piece of crystal! Saturday night, let us take your picture and watch as your 3D image becomes suspended in space and time. Your photo will be burned inside a flawless, clear optical crystal for a lasting remembrance of your reunion weekend. These make for perfect keepsakes or holiday gifts, and they’re yours – free – when you attend the Alumni Weekend Southern Supper.


Contact your college alumni representative:

College of Medicine & Graduate School
Keri Taylor at (501) 526-6930 or

College of Nursing & College of Health Professions

Osmonetta Beard at (501) 686-6105 or

College of Pharmacy & College of Public Health

Brittany Paul at (501) 686-6497 or

UAMS Alumni and Constituent Relations
Dean Lee at (501) 526-4801 or

Tim Padgett at (501) 526-4330 or


Event Photographs

Photographs from previous Alumni Weekend activities are available on Flickr-uamshealth.

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