Alex Long, of Maumelle was inducted into the Order of Gownsmen at Sewanee, the University of the South, during the Opening Convocation. He is the son of Bobbie Long.
The Order of Gownsmen is an academic honor society and a unique student government body among U.S. colleges and universities. Since 1875 the Order of Gownsmen has remained the body responsible for maintaining the spirit, traditions, and ideals of the University of the South. The wearing of the gown is both a sign of academic achievement and a promise to continue the ideals and traditions of the University.