The Associated Student Government and the Office of New Student & Family Programs are proud to sponsor the Family of the Year. The Family of the Year embodies the model Razorback family, exemplifies the Arkansas spirit and provides ideal support for the student's success at the university.
The application for Family of the Year has been open all summer and is due by noon on Wednesday, Aug. 27. Students interested in nominating their families can fill out and submit their applications online at asgforms.uark.edu.
"For many students, myself included, attending the University of Arkansas is a family affair," said Amy May West, ASG vice president. She continued, "Some students inherited a Razorback allegiance and others introduced their family to the U of A; but, no matter the case, we know their families understand what this campus has to offer. Teaming up with New Student & Family Programs for the Family of the Year Award allows ASG, as a representative body, to demonstrate every student's appreciation for the people that make attending school here possible. The Family of the Year allows the whole family to experience the excitement of being part of the University of Arkansas."
The Family of the Year will receive four tickets to the Chancellor's Box for the Arkansas Razorback football game versus Northern Illinois on Saturday, September 20, and will be honored at the game. The family will also receive hotel accommodations for the weekend as well as the PorkChop Package that includes Sunday Brunch, Friday Night Live, Tailgate Brunch, Razorback gear and much more.
"We are really excited about partnering with the Associated Student Government for the Family of the Year Award,” said Alison Leach, assistant director of New Student & Family Programs. "This award truly is an honor, as students are making nominations based off of their parents' support throughout their college experience. The Family of the Year Award is just one-way students and the University of Arkansas can say thanks to those truly outstanding family members.
The 18th University of Arkansas Family of the Year will be announced Friday, August 29. Please see asg.uark.edu, nsfp.uark.edu, Facebook, or follow ASG on Twitter for the announcement.
For additional information regarding the selection of the Family of the Year, please contact West at 479-575-5255 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information on Family Weekend events, please contact New Student & Family Programs at 479-575-5002.