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#uapbp 150 Mission Milestones Memories

Our sesquicentennial celebration is more than recognizing chronological years. It’s about appreciating that this institution was created, not by accident but by divine providence, with a singular mission— to be a tool to help uplift African Americans. Our founders recognized that the education of Black people would not merely survive but that graduates to come would thrive. Fueled by our mission, we also recognize the significant milestones in our history— including both the growth in and on our campus but also by way of the individuals who have matriculated through this institution.
And over these 150 years, some unique experiences have taken place on campus and have had lasting effects on the Golden Lion family and the entire state and country. So, for this 150th anniversary, we will be centered around these three themes--mission that birthed our institution, the significant milestones in place and people, and lasting memories that were made and will continue to be made.
We look forward to celebrating our beloved #DearMother with you! Share your memories on social using #UAPB150.

Calendar of Events

Founders' 2023 Celebration | April 17-23, 2023 | Please use this link to provide us with feedback. Thank you.

Monday, April 17, 2023 Campus Kickoff | 11:30 am | W.E. O'Bryant Bell Tower View the Kickoff on Instagram - School of Education Recognition Gala (Invitation Only) | 6 - 8 pm | STEM Conference Center
Tuesday, April 18, 2023 Movie Night | 7:30 - 10 pm | W.E. O'Bryant Bell Tower (Alumni, students, faculty and staff welcome) 
Wednesday, April 19, 2023 -UAPB Student Activities | UAPB Campus. Current UAPB students, faculty, staff. For more information, contact jacksonc@uapb.edu
Thursday, April 20, 2023 Founders' Honors & Awards Convocation  | 10 am | HPER Building (View the Convocation online at UAPB-TV) | Click to view the Founders' Honors & Awards Digital Booklet - Sigma Alpha Iota Probationary Recital | 6 - 9 pm | STEM Conference Center
Friday, April 21, 2023 Chris Robinson's Golf Tournament  | 8 am |  PB Country Club.  Contact Lia Jenkins 870-575-7950/Amanda Kirklin 870-575-7949 for Registration - Unity Fest '23 | 11 am - 2 pm | H. O. Clemmons Arena For more information call 870-870-7064 - UAPB/AM&N National Alumni Board of Directors Mtg  |  1-4 pm  |  Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Library (Multipurpose Room), 600 S. Main StreetAlumni and Student Reception  |  4-6 pm  | - UAPB/AM&N Ntl. Alumni Association, 27 Watson Blvd. -Social Work Graduation Banquet (Invitation Only) | 6 - 9 pm | STEM Conference Center - New Member Presentation - Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. | 7 - 9 pm | H.O. Clemmons Arena
Saturday, April 22, 2023 Dialoguing with Delta - Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. | 9 am - noon | STEM Conference Center - Black and Gold Weekend State of Athletics |  11 am  |  Simmons Bank Field - Black and Gold Weekend Game  |  2 pm  |  Simmons Bank Field
2023 Chancellor's Scholarship Gala | 6 pm | Pine Bluff Country Club | View the 2023 Gala on UAPB-TVClick to view the Chancellor's Gala Program Booklet

New Member Presentation - Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. | 7:22 - 9 pm | John Brown Watson Memorial Library 
Sunday, April 23, 2023 -Sunrise Service & Alumni Breakfast  | 8:00 am | STEM Conference Center | Click to view Sunrise Service Program Booklet (Sunrise Service program is online at UAPB-TV) -Benjamin Pruitt Sr. Celebration Jazz Concert  |  5:00 pm | Caldwell Hall (Click to view the Jazz Concert)
UAPB Founders Week Jazz Concert #uapb150


John Brown Watson Memorial Library System Celebrates National Library Week | April 23 - 29, 2023 | Theme: "There's More to the Story"

Come join the celebration of events at the library: -National Library Week Kickoff Celebration | Monday, April 24 | 10:00 am   - Open House Tour, Innovative Technology @ Your Library | Thursday, April 26 | 10:00 am & 2:00 pm. Refreshments will be served. -Student Appreciation Day | Friday, April 28 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Karaoke and Popcorn

Spring Band Concert | April 27, 2023 | 7:30 pm | Caldwell Auditorium

#uapb150 Spring Concert Band
Spring Commencement   |    May 6, 2023 | Click to view the Spring 2023 Commencement on UAPB-TV. For more information on the UAPB Spring 2023 Commencement, click here

#uapb150 Spring Commencement



Juneteenth |  Monday, June 19, 2023 |  



 Lions Program - Learning Institute for New Students | June 26, 2023 - July 28, 2023 Link to Learn More

Southern Heritage Classic | University of Arkansas Pine Bluff vs Tennessee State University 

  • A Golden Evening Under The Stars Gala  | September 8, 2023  |  8 pm |  Memphis, TN  |  For more information Click Here

  • Football Game  |  September 9, 2023 |  Memphis, TN

For more information on the Southern Heritage Classic, click here
UAPB Golden Lions at Southern Heritage Classic 2023



Joseph Carter Corbin Day | September 27, 2023 | 2:00 PM  |  STEM Conference Center- UAPB Campus | Pine Bluff, AR |  Click to View the Professor Joseph Carter Corbin Day Event Video 

Learn more about Professor Joseph Carter Corbin and the start of Branch Normal College (now UAPB), UAPB Celebrates Joseph Corbin Day


Homecoming Game | October 21, 2023  | Golden Lions vs Alcorn State |
Click the link to get your UAPB Golden Lions Football Tickets!  #1Team1ROAR
2023 UAPB Homecoming Schedule of Events Link  #UAPB150


Click to see videos of past UAPB Homecomings


"The Right to Read" Community Screening with LeVar Burton | October 12, 2023 |  STEM Conference Center | 4:45 p.m.  |  RSVP to Attend
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Pine Bluff School District, The Right to Read, and Whiteboard Advisors invite you to join us at the STEM Conference Center (1500 L.A. Prexy Davis Dr, Pine Bluff, AR 71601) on Thursday, October 12 at 4:45pm CT for a private screening of The Right to Read.  Click to learn more and see the movie trailer




Winthrop Rockefeller Distinguished Lecture Series -  Keisha Lance Bottoms  |  October 24, 2023  | UAPB STEM Conference Center |  11 a.m.




Fall Commencement   |  Saturday, December 9, 2023 | Click to view the Fall 2023 Commencement on UAPB-TV. For more information on the UAPB Fall 2023 Commencement, click here. Click this link to more information on the Fall 2023 Commencement Speaker: Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D.


UAPB Black History Month - Keynote Speaker - Dr. Ilyasah Shabazz |  Friday, February 16, 2024  | 10:00 am  |  UAPB Stem Conference Center





UAPB Sesquicentennial Community Celebration | Saturday, March 9, 2024 | Free, Fun, Family-friendly Event |


UAPB will proudly commemorate 150 years of excellence during the Sesquicentennial Community Celebration . Dr. Chancellor Laurence B. Alexander, administrators, students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community partners will be on hand for a free, fun, family-friendly event.  The event will be centered around the theme “Mission, Milestones, and Memories” that have been cultivated by the UAPB family over the last 150 years. UAPB will have stations throughout the event where attendees can learn more about specific university offerings and programs, including Academics, The Student Success Center, 4-H/Youth Development, The UAPB Marching Band, The UAPB Spirit Team, and more.



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(Please check back for event information) April 17, 2023 Campus Kickoff - Time/Location TB Announced April 20, 2023 Founders' Honors & Award Convocation - Time/Location TB Announced April 21, 2023 Chris Robinson's Golf Tournament | 8 am | Pine Bluff Country Club. Contact Lia Jenkins @ 870-575-7950 or Amanda Kirklin 870-575-7949 for Registration April 21, 2023 UAPB/AM&N National Alumni Board of Directors Mtg | 1-4 pm | Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Library (Multipurpose Room), 600 South Main Street, Pine Bluff, AR 71601 April 21, 2023 Alumni and Student Reception for Graduating Seniors | 4-6 pm | Location TB Announced April 22, 2023 Black and Gold Weekend State of Athletics | 11 am | Location TB Announced April 22, 2023 Black and Gold Weekend Game | 1 pm | Simmons Bank Field April 23, 2023 Sunrise Service & Alumni Breakfast | Location TB Announced (Online at UAPB-TV) April 23, 2023 Benjamin Pruitt Dedication Concert | Time/Location TB Announced April 23, 2023 Fireworks by SGA | Simmons Bank Field | Time TB Announced
-Sunrise Service & Alumni Breakfast  | 8:00 am | STEM Conference Center | Click to view Sunrise Service Program Booklet (Online at UAPB-TV) -Benjamin Pruitt Sr. Celebration Jazz Concert  |  5:00 pm | Caldwell Hall
-Sunrise Service & Alumni Breakfast  | 8:00 am | STEM Conference Center | Click to view Sunrise Service Program Booklet (Online at UAPB-TV) -Benjamin Pruitt Sr. Celebration Jazz Concert  |  5:00 pm | Caldwell Hall
  • John Brown Watson Memorial Library System Celebrates National Library Week | April 23 - 29, 2023 | Theme: "There's More to the Story"
  • John Brown Watson Memorial Library System Celebrates National Library Week | April 23 - 29, 2023 | Theme: "There's More to the Story"
  • John Brown Watson Memorial Library System Celebrates National Library Week | April 23 - 29, 2023 | Theme: "There's More to the Story"
  • -Come join the celebration of events at the library:

    Thursday, April 20, 2023

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