Foundations and Futures Dinner Planned for April 17

Foundations and Futures

An April tradition at Arkansas Tech University will receive a new twist and a new name in 2020.

The sixth annual ATU scholarship dinner will include the induction of the newest members of the Arkansas Tech Hall of Distinction, the highest honor the university may bestow upon an alumnus or friend of ATU.

John Ed Chambers III of Danville, Benny Harris of Russellville and Dr. Rose Clarke Nanyonga of Kampala, Uganda, are the 2020 ATU Hall of Distinction inductees.

The event is entitled “Foundations and Futures: A Celebration of ATU Scholarship and Distinction.”

Foundations and Futures is planned for Friday, April 17, 2020, at Tucker Coliseum. Tickets will be $100 per person.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. ATU students will be in attendance to share their academic and artistic endeavors through a collection of presentations during a reception hour from 6-7 p.m. Appetizers will be served by students from the ATU hospitality administration program.

Dinner will begin at 7 p.m. and will be followed by a program that will include the 2020 ATU Hall of Distinction inductions.

As in years past, proceeds from the event will support scholarships for ATU students on the Russellville and Ozark campuses as well as study abroad opportunities.

Foundations and Futures has raised more than $500,000 in support of student success at Arkansas Tech during its first five years of existence.

Individuals may RSVP online at, by calling (479) 968-0400 or by visiting the ATU Division of Advancement office in the ATU Administration Building.