With profound sadness, we share that University of Arkansas Dr. Alphonso W. Grant, Endowed Assistant Professor of Art Education and Affiliate Faculty in African and African American Studies, Politial Science, and Gender Studies, passed away due to a heart attack in his home in Fayetteville.
He was a beloved son, brother, uncle, friend, scholar and educator, who has forever changed the lives of those he touched with his exceptional intellect, passion, leadership in diversity and love he shared for family, friends, colleagues, students and life.
Dr. Grant is survived by his mother, Rachel Logan Grant; sister, Vivian Grant; aunts, Sybil Buford, Eloise Natt and Mildred Summerville; cousins, Joel Middleton, Wanice Buford, Tequira Natt and Kendrick Summerville; nephews and nieces, Logan Grant, Christopher Grant, Jonha Grant, Leah Grant and Cierra Hall.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to a memorial fund organized by Dr. Grant's peers and colleagues. The School of Art plans to create a memorial scholarship in the name of Dr. Alphonso Walter Grant, and more information will be provided at a later date.
Details of a memorial service will also be made available at a later date.
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