Williamson Prize lecture

Dr. Anthony K. Grafton, Associate Dean of Faculty and Professor of Chemistry at Lyon College, was awarded the Lamar Williamson Prize for Excellence in Teaching for Lyon’s 2014-15 academic year. The College awards this prize annually to the faculty member considered the most outstanding in four categories: professional competence, scholarly ability, exemplary humane values, and contributions to the community.

Lyon forms chapter of Enactus entrepreneurial group

According to its website, Enactus defines itself as “a community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world.” Lyon College has formed a chapter of this community with about 20 student members and advisors Alvin Holliman, Assistant Professor of Management, and Annette Castleberry, Co-Director of Career Services.

Lyon hosts annual Outdoor and ACT Prep Camp this June

This June, Lyon will host our sixth annual Outdoor/ACT Prep Camp. This unique opportunity will give you a taste of Lyon College's L.E.A.P. outdoor recreation program and will offer specialized ACT instruction from Stephen Leake, President of College Prep Coach, Inc. During this three day camp, when we aren’t ziplining, bouldering, tackling the ropes course, or playing ultimate frisbee, you’ll be learning how to raise your ACT score!

Lyon adds Common Application as option in admission process

Effective immediately, Lyon College has joined the network of colleges and universities accepting the Common Application. Students applying for the fall 2016 semester may use this application in addition to Lyon’s own online application, accessible through the College’s website at


Lyon hosts Burns Night gala fundraiser next weekend

On Friday, February 26, Lyon College will host a gala fundraiser celebrating its Scottish heritage and benefiting student scholarships. The Burns Night Supper and Ceilidh will begin at 6 p.m. at the William J. Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock with Scottish appetizers, complimentary scotch tasting, and a cash bar featuring Scottish ales and specialty cocktails, followed by a full-course dinner of traditional Scottish fare, wine, and fine whiskey.

Lyon to hold annual Celtic Poetry Contest

Lyon College’s 37th annual Arkansas Scottish Festival, which will be held April 8-10, 2016, will once again include a Celtic poetry contest. The poems submitted may be any style or length, as long as they have a Celtic (Scottish, Irish, Welsh, Briton, Galician, etc.) theme or traditional form. There is no entry fee, and the entry deadline is March 31, 2016. The prizes for first, second, and third place are $100, $50, and $25, respectively, and the first place poem will be read (by the author if possible) at the Celtic Concert on Friday night, April 8.

Alumnus receives chemistry education award

Congratulations to alumnus Jacob Teeter, '14, who has received the Citation for Excellence in Teaching Chemistry award from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he works as a graduate assistant. Read the full story here!

Taking the LEAP with WT

A prime example of Lyon’s unique campus experiences, the Lyon Education and Adventure Program (LEAP) welcomes new leadership for a new year.

INBRE grant and awards lead to important addition to chemistry lab

Four Lyon students and two faculty members have received awards from the IDeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) for their research efforts and work in various aspects of Lyon’s science programs.


Lyon College Closed Today

Due to inclement winter weather, the Lyon College campus will be closed today.