Pictured above: Lu Lancaster hangs with Big Red. Lu is big Razorback fan. |  Submitted.


What brought you to the University of Arkansas?

I was a preschool teacher for years and I didn’t have benefits but I really wanted a job that had benefits. The UofA appealed to me because of the atmosphere and the Razorbacks, I’ve always been a Razorback fan. My friend applied here and got on so I thought ‘I should do that too.’

Tell us a little about yourself.

I’m a wife of 40 years, a mom of three and a grandma of nine. I’m a very social and positive person and I like to look on the bright side. I’m a dog mom of a new puppy and turtle mom of three aquatic turtles and one Russian Tortoise. I have two cats and I love to crochet.

What are your hobbies?

I love to crochet and sue. I’m also a big sports fan so I love watching the Razorbacks. I like watching women’s sports because I like to see powerful women. I like watching softball and gymnastics.

Can you provide us with a random fact about yourself?

I like to have fun, I have a sense of humor and I like to be positive. I say funny phrases like ‘geez louise,’ ‘yippie skippie’ and ‘awesome possum.’ I have my husband saying them now.

What is your favorite thing to do in Northwest Arkansas?

I love to go to thrift shops and flee markets like Potter’s House, Goodwill and The Attic. I really like going to the stores that give back to others. I also like going to Eureka Springs and walking through town and visiting unique stores.