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story.lead_photo.caption University of Arkansas Chancellor Joe Steinmetz and wife Sandy (from left) and Monica and Victor Wilson, Chancellor's Society honorary co-hosts, welcome members of the giving group to the annual reception Oct. 20 at the Fowler House Garden and Conservatory in Fayetteville. - Photo by Carin Schoppmeyer

Sandy and University of Arkansas Chancellor Joe Steinmetz opened the Fowler House Garden and Conservatory on the Fayetteville campus on Oct. 20 to welcome nearly 400 Chancellor's Society members. The reception celebrated the group's generosity to the university.

The giving society was founded in 1989 and is part of the university's annual fund. Gifts to the society are separate from those made to the Razorback Foundation, and donors have the option of directing their gifts to any college, school, program or scholarship or donating to the Chancellor's Fund. The society's membership totals approximately 1,000.

At a Glance


Who: University of Arkansas Chancellor’s Society

What: Sandy and UA Chancellor Joe Steinmetz welcomed some 400 Chancellor Society members for the annual reception.

When: Oct. 20

Where: Fowler House Garden and Conservatory in Fayetteville

Information: (479) 575-6800 or

5x5 Soiree

Who: Arts Center of the Ozarks

What: The 15th annual benefit featured works on compact canvases.

When: Oct. 26

Where: The arts center in Springdale

Next: Pop Up Latin American Ensemble, Thursday Nov. 9; Main Street Music Night: Bayard Blain, Saturday Nov. 11.

Information: (479) 751-5441 or

Those helping support UA scholarships and programs included Evelyn and Dennis Shaw, Brenda and Courtney Crouch, SuSu Ross, Deborah and Greg Temple, Sudie and Walt Henderson, Margaret Rutherford, Mary Ann and Reed Greenwood and Monica and Victor Wilson, Chancellor's Society honorary co-chairmen.

Some 130 professional and amateur artists provided more than 200 petite paintings and other works on 5 inch-by-5-inch canvases for the 15th annual 5x5 Soiree. The benefit for the Arts Center of the Ozarks took place on Oct. 26 at the center in downtown Springdale. Works were on display throughout the center and available for purchase by guests via silent auction. Proceeds will help support the center and its community art programs.

Programs at the arts center include concerts, classes, performance opportunities in plays and choirs and artistic development.

Next up for the arts center are a pop-up concert by the Latin American Ensemble of the University of Arkansas on Thursday and Main Street Music Night with Bayard Blain on Saturday.

Among those canvassing compact canvases were Tareneh Manning, Zeek Taylor and Dick Titus, Denise Garner, Alice Honea, Susan and Darrin Cunningham, Cathy and Jim Crouch, Jamey Sims, Taruna Bolding, Mary Bassett, Sharon Killian, Jacqueline Perez, Deborah Perez, Maximiliano Perez and John Pharr.

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Columnist Carin Schoppmeyer can be reached by email at

NAN Profiles on 11/05/2017

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