Office of Alumni Relations

The mission of the SAU Alumni Association is to generate support for Southern Arkansas University through the development and implementation of programs, activities, and events for its alumni and friends. The SAU Alumni Association continues to be the link connecting graduates and former students with the institution they love.

Stater News

SAU Alumni Association to honor distinguished alumni

McMahon Stadium

The Southern Arkansas University Alumni Association is hosting its annual Distinguished Alumni and Lifetime Achievement Awards Dinner at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the SAU Reynolds Center Grand Hall. Alumni and friends are invited to attend. RSVP by calling the SAU Alumni Office at (870) 235-4079 or toll-free at (800) 797-1986. The event is themed, “Tonight we ride in their shoes,” and will highlight the following award recipients: Distinguished Young Alumni – Nik Lewis, 2003 Distinguished Alumni Read More

A Campaign for the Southern Arkansas University Band

Band hall

SAU has launched a campaign to ensure the renowned SAU Band program continues to grow and march proudly well into the future. The goal for the campaign is to raise $200,000 for an endowment to benefit the band. Once complete, the endowment will produce annual income for the continual updating of instrumentation, travel opportunities for various ensembles, and other needs of the band. The SAU Band serves as a strong recruiting tool for SAU, and continued enhancements and improved facilities Read More

Raise the roof: SAU Alumni Association hopes to raise funds for a pavilion

The SAU Alumni Association hopes to garner partners to help “Raise the Roof” on a new 2,720 square-foot pavilion on the lawn of the Welcome Center. “We are extremely excited about this new project and even more excited to offer our Mulegating alumni more comfortable accommodations to enjoy during their Mulegating experience,” said Ceil Bridges, SAU alumni director. The pavilion will benefit more than just those who Mulegate. It will be a perfect place to hold gatherings, reunions, and other Read More

Mulerider baseball tabbed No. 13 in preseason poll

SAU team celebrates the 2013 GAC Championship victory.

The Southern Arkansas baseball team will enter the 2014 season as the 13th-ranked team in Division II according to the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper preseason poll. Last year, the Muleriders were nationally-ranked throughout the season by Collegiate Baseball and finished the 2013 campaign with a record of 42-17 en route to repeating as Great American Conference regular season and tournament champions while also making their sixth-consecutive regional tournament appearance. In 2014, the Muleriders return four starters from their lineup and five Read More

SAU hosts an open house at its new Texarkana location

Texarkana open house

Fingers were crossed as the clock struck 4 p.m. in anticipation for the SAU Open House at the Hampton Inn in Texarkana, Ark., on December 16, 2013. Nerves were settled as guests started to pour in at 4:01 p.m. A total of 48 prospective students signed in during the three-hour event, along with eight area school administrators invited by the College of Education and other important guests. “We witnessed the beginning of the next chapter in SAU history at the Read More