The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff/AM&N National Alumni Association will host its Alumni Senior Reception from 5-6:30 p.m. Friday, April 26.

This event will take place in the Sylvester Early Auditorium of the Henderson-Young Building at UAPB. Admission is free, according to a news release.

Pine Bluff Alderwoman Joni Alexander will be the guest speaker. There will be door prizes, refreshments and networking opportunities.

“All UAPB seniors who are graduating in May and December 2019 are encouraged to attend,” said Kim Jones Sneed, director of the UAPB/AM&N National Alumni Association. “UAPB alumni are welcome to participate as well in order to greet graduating seniors from their city and state.”

Alexander is the director of community outreach at FBT Bank & Mortgage at Pine Bluff. She is the youngest person to join the Pine Bluff City Council as alderwoman of Ward 1, according to the release.

She graduated from Watson Chapel High School and received her bachelor’s degree in sociology and religious studies from Virginia Commonwealth University.

At the age of 26, Alexander became the assistant to then-Pine Bluff Mayor Debe Hollingsworth. She has served as the chief executive officer of Youth Engagement Service (YES), a non-profit organization that serves local youth by advocating, educating and providing services. In addition, she was the vice president of Habitat for Humanity.

Alexander is a member of Kiwanis International and the National Association of University Women at Little Rock. She currently serves on the board of directors for Voices for Children and the United Way of Southeast Arkansas. In 2017, she graduated from Leadership Pine Bluff. She is a member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church at Pine Bluff.

Details: or 870-536-2309.