Join the University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana Foundation as we participate in #GivingTuesday, a national day of generosity. #GivingTuesday is a global movement that unleashes the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world. This is a day when you can make a tremendous impact on the UAHT Foundation and, in turn, the lives of our many students.

With your help, this year we will be raising funds to complete the Willie Buck Endowed Scholarship. This Scholarship will specifically benefit a full-time student enrolled in the Associate of Applied Science in Business Technology or Associate of Science in Business program.

Willie Buck began teaching at Red River Votech School in 1975 and retired after 35 years of service in 2010 as Dean of the Business & Technology Division of UACCH. Mr. Buck taught the material with confidence. He did his best to make sure all students were given the opportunity to learn how to use the software and become proficient in its application. Many colleagues who worked with Mr. Buck mention of his kindness and caring touch while fulfilling his administrative duties. Mr. Buck was well respected among other faculty, staff, and his fellow Deans. Mr. Buck was known for his consistency in professional attire. This was true even on the day he danced in the fountain when the College reached record enrollment! Help the UAHT Foundation make Mr. Buck’s Endowment reflect his historical dedication to our institution and his students.

If you would like to contribute to the Willie Buck Endowment as part of #GivingTuesday, simply contact the UAHT Foundation at or call 870.722.8516 or visit the online fundraising campaign at:

No contribution is too small. With your support we can continue to help students build bridges to better futures!

Willie Buck