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The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has partnered with Restore Hope and the United Way of Fort Smith Area to launch the 100 Families Initiative, a forward-thinking effort aimed at reducing the effect of Arkansas’s child welfare crisis.
James “Jim” Spears, who served as Twelfth Circuit Judge from 1993 until 2016, following a lengthy career in law and a lifetime of community service, will be awarded the 9th Annual Diligence to Victory Award, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Alumni Reunion Dinner. 
Casey Millspaugh, UPS account executive, founder of Fort Smith Popcorn Co., chairman of the Fort Smith Parks Commission and community leader, will receive the third annual Young Alumni Award from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Alumni Association, recognizing his successful career as both an executive and entrepreneur, as well as his service to the university and community.
Bill Hanna, president, CEO and chairman of the board of Hanna Oil and Gas Company, will receive the inaugural Honorary Alumni Award from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Alumni Association.
The University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Fight Song, “Fort Smith Pride,” will have its world premiere performance during the halftime show of the UAFS men’s home basketball game at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23. The men’s and women's teams will be competing against St. Mary’s that day as UAFS celebrates its 2019 Homecoming, “Lions of the Galaxy,” at the Stubblefield Center.
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