Saturday, July 13, 2019
Arkansas Governor's School is proud to host Arkansas Governor's School Alumni Day. All members of the AGS community, including AGS alumni, as well as former AGS faculty and staff, are invited to visit campus, have lunch with the students, sit-in on class or re-connect over appetizers and cold beverages at the Alumni Social. All events are free, but lunch and Alumni social are reserved for the first 50 Alumni to register. Please RSVP to reserve your spot! Partners, spouses, and future AGS alumni are welcome!
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Schedule of Activities
- 10:15 am - Check-in (Rothwell lobby)
- 10:30 am - Inside the Classroom : Updates | Rothwell Hall, Room 138
- 12:00 pm - Lunch in Chambers Cafeteria with students
- 1:30 pm - Alumni Panel Discussion | Witherspoon Auditorium
- 2:30 pm - Alumni Speaker, Mark Pearrow | Witherspoon Auditorium
- 3:45 pm - News and Q&A with AGS Leadership | Witherspoon Auditorium
- 5:00 pm - Alumni Social | The Old Bank Sports Grill, Downtown Russellville
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Arkansas Governor's School Alumni Association and Arkansas Governor's School are proud to welcome the 2019 Alumni Guest Speaker, Mark Pearrow, graduate of AGS 1988.
Mark J. Pearrow is a Research Engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in Cambridge, MA. He has written several books on the topic of Usability, and has co-authored several papers on various topics related to fMRI in social cognitive neuroscience. He developed and taught a complete curriculum for webmaster certification at Northeastern University in the late 1990’s, and remains interested in the impact that technology has on humans and society. He lives in Dedham, Massachusetts, with his wife Melissa and his two children.
His talk at 2:30 will be called "A Fool's Journey".
A special thanks to the AGS Alumni Association for the selection of this year's Alumni Speaker.
At 1:30 in Witherspoon auditorium, students and alumni will have the chance to meet three AGS alumni guest panelist who will discuss their thoughts and experiences with Arkansas Governor's school from the past and how the program has impacted them.
Class of 1995
Jack Sundell owns and operates the Root Cafe in the SoMa neighborhood of downtown Little Rock with his wife Corri Bristow-Sundell, and Dos Rocas Beer & Tacos with his wife and other partners. He grew up in Monticello, graduated from Hendrix College in 2000, and served in the Peace Corps in Morocco. He eventually settled down in Little Rock to pursue his passion for local food, sustainability, and building community through the Root Cafe, a farm-to-table restaurant open since 2011.
Class of 1995
Miranda Morris is the Executive Director of Arkansas Aledade ACO (Accountable Care Organization). She spent the previous ten years working in medical education and state/regional health policy. Her professional focus is on clinical administration, practice transformation, and interprofessional collaborative practice. Miranda also taught at Arkansas Governor's School from 2004-2005, and her son attended AGS in 2018.
Scott Whitely Carter
Class of 1986
Scott Whitely Carter is the Special Projects Administrator for the City of Little Rock, as well as the historian for the City of Little Rock. He writes the blog Little Rock Culture Vulture, and his passions include local history as well as arts and culture policy.
Arkansas Tech University Campus is located in Russellville, Arkansas, a short distance from interstate 40. Take Exit 81 off I-40 and drive one-half mile south on Arkansas Ave. / Highway 7 until you arrive at the O. St. intersection. Check-in location Rothwell Hall is located just to the right, as you turn into campus from Arkansas Ave.
An interactive campus map is also available for finding all campus locations.
Visitors may park in any of the nearby parking lots, including colored lots. There are lots behind Rothwell hall, and across the street near Tucker Coliseum.
The following hotels have partnered with us to provide a special rate for Alumni and Visitors. Please tell the hotel you are with Arkansas Governor’s School to receive a special rate.
- Econo Lodge | 479-968-4400
- Hampton Inn | 479-858-7199
- Clarion Inn & Suites | 479-968-4300
- Days Inn & Suites | 479-280-1940
- La Quinta Inn & Suites | 479-967-2299
- Fairfield Inn & Suites | 479-967-9030
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites | 479-219-5152
- America’s Best Value Inn & Suites | 479-968-5511
This year's Alumni Social will be held in the Russellville room at Old Bank Sports Grill located in historic downtown Russellville. AGS is providing appetizers, but there is a full bar with a wide selection of craft beers available for individuals to purchase. All who register are welcome to attend.
If you have any photos from your AGS days you want to share on the slideshow durnig the social, please email them to Alumni Day Coordinator (and AGS Alum from 1997) Angela Black at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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