The University of Arkansas will bestow an honorary degree upon one of its biggest fans next month. Syndicated radio host Bobby Bones will receive the honor during an all-university commencement ceremony Saturday, May 14, in Bud Walton Arena.
"Attending the University of Arkansas wasn’t within reach for me growing up, and I could have never imagined that something like this would ever happen," the Hot Springs, AR, said in a release. "I have always been a devoted, and maybe even obnoxious, Razorback fan and supporter. I’m thankful to everyone at the University of Arkansas, and just hope they don’t change their minds.”
Among Bones charitable endeavors — which includes raising $16.25 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital — is his work on behalf of The Razorback Foundation, where he is a major benefactor as a member of the “Cardinal and White,” the organization's major giving initiative to support student-athlete scholarships and other expenses.