Six Fall Graduates Named ATU Tradition Keepers

Tradition Keepers Fall 2022
Tradition Keeper graduates for fall 2022 at Arkansas Tech University are (top row, left-to-right) Meredith Boogaart, Anna Bloodworth Brown, Zoe Merritt; (bottom row, left-to-right) Sarah Smith, Megan Thompson and Piper Turner.

Fall 2022 Arkansas Tech University graduates Meredith Boogaart of Fayetteville, Anna Bloodworth Brown of Russellville, Zoe Merritt of Dardanelle, Sarah Smith of Bella Vista, Megan Thompson of Bauxite and Piper Turner of Van Buren have earned the ATU Tradition Keeper designation.

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 2022 commencement at ATU is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 9, and Saturday, Dec. 10.

Learn more about the ATU Tradition Keeper program at