Alumni Weekend

Save the Date

August 17-18, 2018

Alumni Weekend '18 is just around the corner! The schedule will be packed full of fun activities and events for you to take advantage of as you reunite with your classmates and friends. This will be the perfect opportunity to reconnect with your college and see all that UAMS has to offer. Check back with us soon for complete event details and to register online.

Reuniting all of our UAMS colleges in 2018
August 17-18

We hope you’re as excited about the upcoming 2018 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 17
Fred W. Smith Conference Center/UAMS
5:30-7:30 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 reunited classes and hear from Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA. 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 & Neuroscience Institute.

UAMS Showcase I

Saturday, August 18
I. Dodd Wilson Education Building/UAMS
10:00 a.m - 11:00 a.m.
Free with weekend registration!

Welcome Back and State of UAMS

Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA

Wake up with a continental breakfast courtesy of UAMS Alumni Relations as they welcome you back to campus and provide you with an overview of the weekend’s activities. Hear an engaging presentation on the state of UAMS and the projection of its future.

 Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA served as senior vice president and chief operating officer at Weill-Cornell Medical Center from 2014-2018. A cardiologist, he previously held numerous academic and clinical appointments at the University of North Carolina, including as physician-in-chief at the UNC Center for Heart and Vascular Care and executive director of the UNC McAllister Heart Institute. As principal investigator or co-investigator over the course of his career, Patterson has received more than $60 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. His work has been published in 323 peer-reviewed scientific publications.

UAMS Showcase II

Saturday, August 18
I. Dodd Wilson Education Building/UAMS
11:00 a.m - 1:00 a.m.
Free with weekend registration!

IPE Program: Team-based care with Kathryn Neill, Pharm.D. and Wendy Ward, Ph.D.

The Office of Interprofessional Education helps prepare health care professionals and trainees through instruction and application of the skills, knowledge, and attributes which enable more effective interprofessional collaboration. The Office delivers and supports students, staff and faculty-focused courses, seminars and workshops on interprofessional education and practice, professional resilience and work satisfaction. An increased focus on interprofessional education and collaboration aligns with the triple aim approach to health care performance.

Alumni Luncheons

Saturday, August 18
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
UAMS/$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 Keith Olsen, Pharm.D.

College of Nursing I Patricia Cowan, Ph.D., R.N.

College of Public Health I James Raczynski, Ph.D.

College of Medicine Dean’s Luncheon and Recognition Ceremony I Christopher Westfall, M.D.

Reuniting COM graduates are invited to a special luncheon and ceremony hosted by Christopher Westfall, M.D., College of Medicine interim dean. Dr. Westfall will present the2018 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 Health Professions Luncheon I 100th Year Celebration

The Medical Laboratory Sciences program in the College of Health Professions presents a celebration of 100 years of innovation!


Alumni Weekend Golden Grad Dinner

Saturday, August 18
Capital Hotel 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!

Personalized Class Events

Saturday, August 18
Location TBD

Reminisce and get together with your classmates and friends! We want you to have a great time in Little Rock even if you’re not attending the Golden Grad Dinner. Class Agents will be working with the Alumni Relations staff to help coordinate and plan any desired activities, meals or events for you and your classmates around town.



Checking in for the Weekend?

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Contact your college alumni representative:

College of Medicine
Dean Lee at (501) 526-4801 or

College of Nursing & College of Health Professions

Osmonetta Beard at (501) 686-6105 or

College of Pharmacy & College of Public Health

Brandon Mathews at (501) 686-6497 or

Graduate School
Brittany Paul at (501) 526-4330 or

Thank You to Our Sponsors

2017 Event Photographs

Photographs for all Alumni Weekend activities are available on UAMS Connect. Join today with an email, Facebook or LinkedIn account.

Chancellor's Reception

The weekend kicked off with a reception on the 12th floor of the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, co-hosted by UAMS interim Chancellor Stephanie Gardner, Pharm.D., Ed.D., and the Chancellor’s Circle, UAMS’ premier annual giving society.

Showcase and Alumni Luncheons

Alumni from each college broke into groups for two sets of showcase lectures, where they listened and learned about topics from implementation science and precision medicine, to public health in Arkansas and around the globe. Catered lunches followed for each college, hosted by their respective deans.

Southern Supper

Saturday night’s Southern Supper, held in the main ballroom of the Little Rock Marriott, was the weekend’s smash hit. Inside, dozens of tables draped in elegant black surrounded a wooden dance floor leading up to the main stage, where the Lockhouse Orchestra played golden oldies and contemporary hits.

Golden Graduate Brunch

Brunch was served for all Golden Graduates at The Capital Hotel in Little Rock, where several alumni were staying. Seated amongst several lavishly appointed round tables, alumni picked up where they’d left off the night before. Between plates of eggs benedict and thick-cut bacon, and plenty of coffee, old classmates and friends caught up and made jokes.