Be The Match Drive Continues Wednesday

UPDATE: Due to continued rain, the Be The Match registration area has been relocated to the W.O. Young Ballroom. All individuals who have yet to register with Be The Match and wish to do so may report to the W.O. Young Ballroom until the end of the drive at 9 p.m. Wednesday. The first 3,000 individuals who register with Be The Match during the 24-hour drive at Arkansas Tech will receive a free T-shirt courtesy of the Arkansas Tech Student Government Association. Arkansas Tech faculty members Dr. Julie Mikles-Schluterman, associate professor of sociology, and Dr. Jason Warnick, associate professor of psychology, are coordinating the drive at Arkansas Tech. “Registering with Be The Match is a quick and painless experience,” said Warnick. “There is a small amount of paperwork to complete, a cheek swab and then you are done. In all, the process takes about 10 minutes. It is amazing to think that such a small investment of time and effort on our part could lead to saving the life of another human being.” Six-time and four-division world boxing champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero will attend the drive and help raise awareness alongside his wife, Casey Guerrero. She is a cancer survivor and a recipient of a bone marrow transplant from the Be The Match registry. Be The Match registry drives focus on individuals age 18-44 due to medical research that indicates that age group is most likely to provide a successful bone marrow transplant. Be The Match registration is free for individuals age 18-44. Individuals age 45-60 may register with Be The Match at with a donation of $100. For more information about the Be The Match bone marrow registry drive at Arkansas Tech, send e-mail to or Below is a list of remaining hour-by-hour events associated with the Be The Match drive: Wednesday, April 15 8 a.m. – Veterans Appreciation / Breakfast To Go, Baswell Techionery Patio (If Rain: Baz-Tech) 9 a.m.-Noon – Ag Department “Hump Day” Camel Photos, Hindsman Tower (If Rain: Canceled) 9 a.m. – Boxer Robert Guerrero Speaks About Be The Match, Baswell Techionery 10 a.m. – Presidential Selfies With Dr. Robin Bowen, Baswell Techionery Patio (If Rain: Baz-Tech) 11 a.m. – Robert Guerrero Autographs and Photos, Baswell Techionery Patio (If Rain: Baz-Tech) Noon – Inferfaith Lunch, Hindsman Tower (If Rain: Young Ballroom) Noon – Roundtable with Casey and Robert Guerrero, Hindsman Tower (If Rain: Young Ballroom) 1-3 p.m. – Alumni Hours / Acoustic Music, Baswell Techionery Patio (If Rain: Baz-Tech) 3 p.m. – Pie A Professor / Resident Director, Hindsman Tower (If Rain: Young Ballroom) 4 p.m. – Photos With Jerry the Bulldog, Baswell Techionery Patio (If Rain: Baz-Tech) 5-7 p.m. – BBQ Feast, Hindsman Tower (If Rain: Baz-Tech) 7 p.m. – Concert with Some Guy Named Robb, Baswell Techionery 8 p.m. – Countdown Party With D.J., Young Ballroom 9 p.m. – Drive Completion Celebration, Young Ballroom]]>