Meet Our Donors
Legacies From Lumber
James and Laurie Bibler married in 1986.
Since then, the Biblers have contributed
extensively to several great legacies: Bibler
Brothers Lumber Co., the world of hunting
and Arkansas Tech University Foundation.
A Lifelong Friend and Fan of Tech Keeps Cheering
Jeanice Falls was born in Russellville in
1919. At 93, she is loved and respected
by everyone who knows her and she's earned
a reputation as an optimistic person with a
love for entertaining, Tech women's basketball,
travel, the Class of 1938, family, her church and
A Pioneer in Technology Gives Back
Lloyd D. "Skipper" McDaniel rose through
the ranks of several of the most cuttingedge
technology-based corporations in America
from the 1960s until his retirement in 1991. He
always had a passion for understanding how
things work and is proud that he began his
engineering education at Arkansas Tech.
Leading, Loving and Laughing
W.R. "Bud" and Joan "Jo" Harper are
among the most high-profile "retired"
couples in Arkansas. In conjunction with
their passion for service and education, they
have shared a lifetime of loving Tech, family,
friendships, their church and laughter.
They Helped Transform Tech, Structured Life Around Education
Dean and Kathy Wilburn are proud, thankful
and excited to have played a role in the
changes they have seen in the past 10 years at
Arkansas Tech University.
Spreading Health, Service, Education and Grace
Dr. and Mrs. Stan Teeter are well known
and admired for their generous and
Finding the Perfect Fit
When Janice Sutton visited Arkansas Tech University in the early 1950s, it was appealing because it was small and personaljust like her hometown of Mountain View. During her visit, she attended a dance and knew that she had found the perfect place to pursue her interest in music and home economics.
Passion for Tech: Dempsey Style
Arkansas Tech University has been an important part of Don "Coach" and Joyce Dempseys' lives since the 1950s.
Dedicated to Educating the Educators
Dr. Eldon Clary, who began his 43rd year at Arkansas Tech University this fall, was recently named dean of the College of Education. He is among the most dedicated faculty members in Tech's rich 100-year history.
Sharing and Caring Comes Full Circle
Jim Murphy credits his mother, Johnnie, with his habit of having and cultivating a positive outlook, his desire to make it a point to share what he has, and his ability to care for those around him.
Robert and Lisa Shoptaw married in 1975 and became the successful people they are today through unique challenges and opportunities.
Learning for a Lifetime
LeMoyne and Selma Smith have built their lives around their love of learning and helping others succeed.
Supporting a Vision of Progress
Bob and Sandra Norman appreciate the broad vision that has guided Arkansas Tech University for more than a decade, and they have given generously to help bring that vision to fruition.
Leaving a Legacy On and Off the Court
Deward (Dop) and Anne Dopson have many fond memories of Arkansas Tech.
Making a Life of Giving from the Heart to Open Minds
Robert Hays attended and graduated from Tech during the Great Depression. Many Tech professors and administrators helped him begin a lifetime of learning and service.
"The Best Legacy You Can Leave"
Her 33 years teaching at Arkansas Tech University, her work with international and minority students, and her generosity when it comes to scholarships for Tech students are all examples of the many gifts Ms. Oller has given.
Loyalty and Love for Tech, Their Second Family
Ask Rick and Harriet Thone what Arkansas Tech University means to them and they will tell you they think of Tech as their second family.
Green and Gold Has Been in Their Blood Since the 1930s
Heartsill and Polly Bartlett had their first kiss just outside Caraway Hall in 1936. As they approach their 70th wedding anniversary, their love for each other and Tech is as strong as ever.
A Life of Shared Love for Each Other and Loyalty to Tech
John Nutt came to Tech on a football scholarship in 1953.
A Legacy of Caring and Service
Dr. Dojelo Crabaugh Russell, the daughter of the late Al and Marge Crabaugh--both legends in the history of Arkansas Tech, Russellville and the state--continues to honor her parents' legacy while creating a new legacy that will benefit students and the region for generations to come.