6:00 pm18:00

Alumni Night @ Arkansas Travelers Game

PSC Alumni, family, friends and students are invited to join us at Dickey Stephens Baseball Park where will celebrate PSC Alumni Night and watch the Arkansas Travelers take the field. Don't miss this night of food, fellowship and baseball in celebration of all PSC alumni and the graduating Class of 2017.

Purchase your tickets today!


7:00 am07:00

23rd Annual Elijah Pitts Memorial Golf Tournament

Philander Smith College is teeing up for the 23rd annual Philander Smith College Elijah Pitts Memorial Golf Tournament on Monday, May 22, 2017 at Little Rock’s Chenal Valley Country Club, and we want you to join us along with celebrity guests and others for a great round of golf at one of Arkansas’s premier golf destinations as we honor Elijah Pitts to benefit his alma mater.

10:00 am10:00

140th Founder's Day Celebration

Join Philander Smith College 140th Anniversary Founders' Day Celebration as we honor the legacy of our illustrious institution and its rich history of educational empowerment and social justice.

Mar 12

61st National Alumni Convention

  • Holiday Inn Presidential

The Philander Smith College National Alumni Association will host its 61st Annual Alumni Convention on March 9 through March 12, 2017. Hosted at the Holiday Inn Presidential, this event serves as an opportunity for alumni to reconnect as well as oversee the business of the National Alumni Association.

3:00 pm15:00

African American High School Honors Ceremony

  • Philander Smith College - M.L. Harris Auditorium

On February 26, 2017, Philander Smith College will honor African American High School students who have show scholastic achievement at the highest level. As a part of the institution's Black History Month activities, the African American High School Honors ceremony serves as a way to highlight and recognize what these students have accomplished throughout the year. Honorees as award scholarships to attend Philander Smith College as well as other special recognition. 

This event is open to the public and all are invited to join us as we celebrate these wonderful students and their achievements.

7:00 pm19:00

10th Annual Living Legends Banquet

  • Philander Smith College - Campus Center Cafeteria

The Living Legends Banquet is the culmination of Philander Smith College’s annual Religious Emphasis Week which engages students, faculty, staff, and the community in activities and programming designed to provide opportunity for intellectual and spiritual growth. Through the Living Legends Banquet, the College strives to give distinction to individuals who are serving God by serving the community. Honorees are comprised of community leaders, Philander Smith faculty, staff, and alumni and a current student.

This year's honorees include:

Ms. Lynda Byrd - Alumna, Retired Higher Education Administrator, and Former PSC Board Trustee
Senator Linda Pondexter Chesterfield - State Legislator and Retired Educator
Dr. Frances Harris - Alumna, Physician and Current PSC Board Trustee
Rev. Jimmie Mosby - Alumnus and Minister
Mrs. Lorraine Mosby - Alumna and Retired School Counselor
Dr. Freddie Nixon - Former PSC Board Trustee and Community Activist
Mr. Marcel Jagne-Shaw - Alumnus and PSC Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Mrs. Mary Louise Williams - Retired Educator and Community Activist
Ms. Teresa Young - PSC Assistant Professor of English
Mister Philander Smith College Tarai Rolle.

Purchase your tickets today to attend the 10th Annual Living Legends Banquet

Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For sponsorship information, please contact the office of Religious Life and Campus Culture at 501-370-5344.




6:30 pm18:30

The History of Hip Hop Forum


Join Philander Smith College for a forum discussion on the evolution of music's most prolific genre and its impact on the Black culture artistically, politically and socially.

FREE and open to the public.

Feb 28

Black History Month at PSC

Join Philander Smith College throughout the month of February as we celebrate Black History Month!

Nov 19

2016 Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

The Office of Religious Life and Campus Culture will sponsor the 2016 Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. This annual program is designed to bring awareness to the plight of those in our community who experience lack of food and shelter on a regular basis. Events throughout the week include a charity basketball tournament, educational seminars and documentaries, Thanksgiving basket collections, a day of service, and more. We invite the entire community to join with us during Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week as we resolve to fight poverty.

7:00 pm19:00

Bless the Mic Homecoming Edition Featuring Actor Terrence J.

Join us on Thursday, November 3, 2016 for our 'Bless the Mic' Lecture Series featuring actor and TV personality Terrence J. Widely recognized from his roles as host for E! Network and BET's 106 and Park, Terrence J. is quickly becoming one of Hollywood's most skilled multi-hyphenates. From Emmy nominations to acting in worldwide box office hit films, he has shown versatility among a vast number of different arenas.

2:00 pm14:00

Reading and Reception for Author Tracey Lynn Roland-McMillon

Tracey Lynn Roland - McMillon is a native of Little Rock, Arkansas and a graduate of both Little Central High School and University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR). After obtaining her Bachelor of Arts and Master Degree in Liberal Arts, she started her own paralegal company. In addition to being a business owner, Mrs. McMillon has also taught Criminal Justice and Math at the collegiate level and served as a Statistician for the United States Navy/Marines.

Her book, "Defying the Odds" is a testament to men, women, children and people of all races, that you can make it, regardless of where you come from, your circumstances or the many life challenges that present themselves as roadblocks. All one needs is mentorship, inspiration and the desire to simply do it.

An exemplary mentor herself, Mrs. McMillon is determined to share her story with those who are in within the sound of her voice.

11:00 am11:00

AR Public Health Education Week Kick-Off

Join Philander Smith College Health Center, the Society of Public Health Education, and the Arkansas Public Health Association as we kick-off Arkansas Public Health Education Week. 

Students interested in public health careers are invited to a networking session at 11:00am in the Nugent Room of the Kendall Health and Science Mission Center to meet with public health professionals from various fields. Learn what public health careers are available and hear directly from experts in those fields.

Second Annual President's Scholarship Gala
6:00 pm18:00

Second Annual President's Scholarship Gala

The goal of the Second Annual President's Scholarship Gala is to bring awareness and support for under-represented students. With your financial support, Philander Smith College can administer scholarships to aspiring college students. A top level sponsorship package will create internships, mentoring, enrichment programs, enhanced curriculum as well as other much needed resources for our students. When you support Philander FORWARD at this event, you help deserving young minds by giving them access to a successful college education and the promise of a fulfilling career.

Join us for dinner, dancing, and an evening of scholarship.


Corporations and community groups are asked to support purchase sponsorship packages ranging from $2,500-$50,000. Sponsorship package benefits include reserved tables for your guests and recognition at the event and in related promotional materials.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities contact:

Sericia Cole
Associate Vice President, Advancement & External Relations
Philander Smith College