ATU Announces Fall 2023 Tradition Keeper Graduates

ATU Tradition Keepers Fall 2023
Representatives of the fall 2023 Arkansas Tech University Tradition Keepers who gathered for a group photo on Tuesday, Dec. 12, were: (front row, from left-to-right) Allison Spears, Diana Nava, Grace Carpenter, Chinsar Undrakhbayar, Allee Southerland; (back row, left-to-right) Aimee Cioppa, Cole Hendrix, Grace Davis and Jacob Stover.

Seventeen fall 2023 Arkansas Tech University graduates have earned the ATU Tradition Keeper designation.

They are Gregory Bishop Jr. of Pine Bluff, Kaija Blackman of Jacksonville, Emily Bolanos of Dardanelle, Kishawna Brown of Russellville, Grace Carpenter of Benton, Aimee Cioppa of Pottsville, Grace Davis of Cabot, Jackeline Delgado of Clarksville, Stephon Hall of North Little Rock, Cole Hendrix of Russellville, Diana Nava of Russellville, Jennifer Scott of Van Buren, Allison Spears of Van Buren, Allee Southerland of Paron, Jacob Stover of Mount Ida, Chinsar Undrakhbayar of Mongolia and Larry Yarbrough of El Dorado.

According to the ATU Alumni Association, ATU Tradition Keepers are students who have “maintained the value of the student experience while completing their degree.”

Participation in Arkansas Tech events and organizations, demonstrated leadership and service experience and an authentic affection for Arkansas Tech are among the characteristics present in ATU Tradition Keepers.

Those selected for the honor are awarded green recognition cords to wear at commencement. They also receive special recognition in the commencement ceremony program and the ATU Tradition Keeper designation is reflected on the graduate’s official university transcripts.

Fall 2023 commencement at ATU is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 16.

Send e-mail to or call (479) 968-0242 for more information about the ATU Tradition Keeper program.