JBU Honors Sam and Helen Walton with Sculpture Unveiling
What: JBU unveils “Angel of Vision” sculpture
When: Saturday, Oct. 8 at 10:30 a.m.
Where: Central Sidewalk Promenade near Walton Lifetime Health Complex, JBU’s Siloam Springs Campus (Park in the Walker Student Center and Simmons Great Hall lots.)
Why: JBU Walton International Scholarship Program alumni and friends have gifted JBU main campus the “Angel of Vision” sculpture to honor Sam and Helen Walton for the Walton Program and its impact on hundreds of students from Central America and Mexico.
John Brown University will unveil the “Angel of Vision” sculpture that was gifted to honor Sam and Helen Walton for the Walton International Scholarship Program. The program selects students from Central America and Mexico to receive a full ride scholarship to attend JBU, University of Ozarks or Harding University. After graduation, students return to their home countries to use their degrees to positively impact their local communities for four years. JBU has graduated over 400 Walton Scholars since the program’s conception in 1985. The chrome sculpture, made by Guatemalan artist José Toledo, symbolizes appreciation to the Walton family and the program’s lasting impact for JBU’s international students.