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Whether you're the parent or family member of a current student, an alumni of one of the over 140 Lyon graduating classes, or just a fan of the Scots, we want and encourage you to continue to be a part of the Lyon community.

From the Arkansas Scottish Festival and Lyon College Homecoming to the Alumni Association and Alumni Leadership Council, there are many ways for alumni, parents, and friends to stay connected to Lyon.

Search the calendar of events to see what's going on right now, and in the coming months at Lyon. Then when you get ready for a visit, check out our campus maps so you can find your way around while visiting.


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Lyon loves to know what’s happening with its alumni, so share with us your special life moments, big promotions, notable achievements, and even hard-earned birthdays.  Please include your email address so we can keep you up to date on Lyon through our newsletter or contact you for more information if your update belongs in the Piper!


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Mary Anne Gunter

 I am now in the doctoral program, and was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi honor society, at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.  I am a dually-licensed marriage & family therapist and counselor, and I work with couples, individuals, traumatized children, women's issues, blended families, and do some divorce coaching and coparenting leadership.  I have been leading a marriage group since 2015 with my husband, and I am writing a curriculum for a blended families group and I write a regular column in the Heber Springs Sun-Times newspaper.  I work part-time as a therapist in a busy counseling clinic, attend school full-time towards my Ph.D., and have my own small private counseling practice at as well.  

Sarah Tripp

Sarah has graduated with her Masters in Human Resources and served as a presidential member of the National Society of Leadership and Succes. She has been accepted into a doctoral program for Human Services that will specialize in Organizational Leadership and Change Management.

Kimberly (Shafer) Huskey

Graduating with M.Ed in Counselor Education from UALR. Accepting a sophomore counselor position at eStem High school

Lisa (Nelson) VandenBerg



On Jan. 2, I was sworn in at the Office of Secretary of the State as the most recent judge appointed to the Maricopa County Superior Court by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey.

Kristen Rhoads

Recieved the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship! Currently teaching high school science at the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually impaired

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