Two Summer Graduates Named ATU Tradition Keepers

ATU Tradition Keepers Summer 2021
Photographed (from left-to-right): Maci Grady and Alexandria Nichole Medlin.

Summer 2021 Arkansas Tech University graduates Maci Grady of Newport and Alexandria Nichole Medlin of Ozark were recognized with the ATU Tradition Keeper designation during a commencement ceremony at Thone Stadium at Buerkle Field on Saturday, Aug. 7.

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.

Learn more about the ATU Tradition Keeper program at