Foundations and Futures Dinner Pushed Back to Fall ’20

Foundations and Futures

Arkansas Tech University has postponed its annual scholarship dinner in response to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as defined by the World Health Organization.

The event, entitled “Foundations and Futures: An Arkansas Tech University Celebration of ATU Scholarship and Distinction,” was originally scheduled for April 17, 2020. The dinner and the accompanying induction of John Ed Chambers III of Danville, Benny Harris of Russellville and Dr. Rose Clarke Nanyonga of Kampala, Uganda, into the ATU Hall of Distinction will be rescheduled for the fall 2020 semester.

“I express my appreciation to the many alumni and friends who have supported our scholarship dinner since its inception in 2015,” said Dr. Robin E. Bowen, ATU president. “The event has generated more than $500,000 in support of student access and student success at Arkansas Tech University. We look forward to gathering again and celebrating our shared commitment to supporting ATU students when the circumstances surrounding us lend themselves to such activities.”

A revised date for Foundations and Futures will be announced when possible. Staff members from the ATU Division of Advancement will contact those who had already purchased tickets for the April 17 event.

In the meantime, individuals interested in making a gift to the ATU Foundation in support of Arkansas Tech students are invited to do so by calling (479) 968-0400 or by visiting