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Outstanding young alumni

Each year with the convergence of families, friends and students, Homecoming serves as a reminder of how many alumni have been shaped and changed by their time at the University. What Homecoming doesn’t reflect, however, is the number of lives our alumni have influenced for good. The exact number may not be known, but the impact is clear. The University chooses standouts from more than
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Distinguished Alumnus 2016

Each year with the convergence of families, friends and students, Homecoming serves as a reminder of how many alumni have been shaped and changed by their time at the University. What Homecoming doesn’t reflect, however, is the number of lives our alumni have influenced for good. The exact number may not be known, but the impact is clear. The University chooses standouts from more than
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A trail of three sisters

When Amy Ellis (’11) asked her sisters Jo Ellis (’05) and Jes Ellis Mason (’09) if they wanted to join her on a 230-mile hike along California’s John Muir Trail (JMT), she didn’t anticipate that they would agree as easily as they did. “We were planning a sister trip to Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and I said that we could do that or we could do
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A brand of his own

Christopher Dixon (’09) graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in graphic design knowing exactly what he wanted to do: footwear design. And that’s exactly what he is doing, having just debuted his own footwear brand. “Going for your dream is never easy, especially when you have a family,” he said. “I’ve been working on this brand since 2011.” Dixon, originally from Fayetteville, North Carolina, came
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