The University of Arkansas has created a new promotional video that will be used on this year's football broadcasts. It's based on the Senior Walk tradition, which is one of the oldest on the UofA campus.
Beginning at the front door of Old Main, Senior Walk displays the names of more than 120,000 University of Arkansas graduates, going all the way back to the first graduating class in 1876. It stretches throughout the campus for more than five miles.
Back in the day, names were stamped by hand in fresh concrete. In 1986 the University Physical Plant invented the Sand Hog, a machine that etches the names into concrete.
I am fortunate to find my name on Senior Walk twice—once with the class of 1968 for my undergraduate degree, then again in 1972 for my master's degree. LBeau's name can be found with the class of 1976 for his master of civil engineering degree. Each of our boys is also on Senior Walk—Hunter in 1996, Brent in 2002 and Ben in 2004.
By the way, University of Arkansas graduates will recognize this post title as a line from the Alma Mater. You can listen to it by clicking the button on my sidebar.
Senior Walk is one of my favorite traditions, so I'm linking up with Laurie's Favorite Things. Go visit her.