Possibly because they’ve been awash in material goods their whole lives, the millennials seem less materialistic, and I admire that. But in so many other ways, I’m grateful to have entered adulthood when I did and sympathetic to the millennials who blame us for handing them a raw deal.
In 2016, the Republican nominee for president is Donald Trump, and many social and political scientists will make careers out of figuring out whether that happened because of or in spite of the GOP’s alignment with conservative Christianity.
Shelby Fiegel has been promoted to assistant director at the Center for Community & Economic Development at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, where she was previously a project coordinator.
Ronnie Huckeba, head football coach at Harding University, will join the university’s advancement office in January. Huckeba announced Aug. 10 that he would be stepping down as head coach at the conclusion of this season.
Endowments have always been important to private colleges and universities, but public higher education, which has experienced flat state funding or even declines in recent years, is joining private schools in its appreciation for the financial gifts that comprise endowments.
Elaine Eubank, president and CEO of Easter Seals Arkansas, will receive the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Distinguished Alumni Award for 2016 at a luncheon on May 13, and Paul Nolte, an entrepreneur in the election equipment industry, will receive the President’s Award.