Changing the world

Leading Change

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A few of the many contributions made by our students, faculty and alumni

Leading Change

Alumnus Joe Weishaar, B. Arch. ’13, is designing the first national World War I Memorial in Washington, D.C., to mark the centennial of World War I. Titled “The Weight of Sacrifice,” Weishaar’s design was selected from more than 350 entries in an international design competition and provides sculptural senes of soldiers, civilians and medical staff amid the war.

Billions for charitable causes

Alumnus Rob Walton, B.S.B.A. ’66, has expanded the global reach and retail sales of Walmart Stores Inc. since becoming chairman in 1992 of the company his father founded. The addition of corporate community and giving programs has provided more than $2 billion toward hunger relief in the U.S. and other causes worldwide.

Most decorated officer of World War II

For his battlefield valor, alumnus Maurice “Footsie” Britt, B.A. ’41, became the first to receive all the major military honors in the same war, including the Medal of Honor, which was awarded to him in a ceremony at Razorback Stadium.

One of the best architectural designs of the 20th century

The American Institute of Architects described the Thorncrown Chapel, designed by alumnus and former architecture dean Fay Jones, B.Arch. ’50, as one of the top five best buildings of the 20th century. The chapel is located in Eureka Springs, not far from the university campus.

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