Now available on nwadg.com, the website of the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette:
Fall 2017 honor roll for Arkansas Tech University — Clarksville campus.
Fall 2017 graduates of Crowder College in Neosho, Mo.
HERITAGE HIGH SCHOOL
Heritage High School in Rogers hosts a dance from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday to raise college scholarship money for some of its graduates. The dance’s theme is “Hispanic Hollywood.” It will feature music from DJ Bryan and Sonido Escorpion.
The dance is sponsored by the school’s League of United Latin American Citizens chapter. Tickets will be $10 at the door; Heritage students may buy tickets for $5 at lunch. All area high school students are welcome, but must complete a guest form available at the school’s office.
WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY
Linda Presson of Fort Smith is a fall 2017 graduate of Wichita (Kan.) State University, with a master’s degree in anthropology.
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
Jacob Thompson of Fayetteville has been named to the fall 2017 dean’s list at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, with a grade-point average of 3.5 or better.
FORT HAYS STATE
David Flores of Van Buren was named to the fall 2017 dean’s honor roll at Fort Hays (Kan.) State University, with a grade-point average of 3.6 or better.
Robert Lee of Fayetteville and Emily Davis of Springdale have been named to the fall 2017 dean’s list at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., with grade-point averages of 3.5 or better.
MISSOURI VALLEY COLLEGE
Ashley Ward of Benton-ville is a December 2017 graduate of Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Mo., with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.
WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY
Several local students were named to the fall 2017 honor roll at Wichita (Kan.) State University, with grade-point averages of 3.5 or better. They include Sarah Reynolds of Fayetteville, Bonnie Kragel of Prairie Grove, Ashley Yancey of Fort Smith and Ryan Giesen of Rogers.
Linda D. Presson of Fort Smith is a fall 2017 graduate of Wichita State, with a master’s degree in anthropology.
Kasey Dill of Green Forest completed the Collegiate Learning Assessment at Fayetteville (N.C.) State University, achieving the mastery level of “accomplished.” The program assesses critical thinking and written communication. A mastery level of accomplished indicates that a student goes beyond the skills expected of a successful college graduate, ready to move on to a professional career or graduate education, to show exceptional proficiency.
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa named a number of local students to the fall 2017 honor rolls.
Students named to the presidents list earned grade-point averages of 4.0. They include Casey Fogleman of Bella Vista and Haley Hogue and Madison Lacy Miller, both of Bentonville.
Students named to the dean’s list earned grade-point averages of 3.5 or better. They include Carter Smith of Bella Vista; Sydney Bourg, Elizabeth Bury, Rebecca Gary, Anna Genova and Austin Reitnauer, all of Bentonville; Blake Werne of Centerton; Julianna Boskus of Elkins; Shelby Bensinger and Sarah Conlee, both of Fayetteville; Sarah Bird and Anna Bragg, both of Fort Smith; Lauren Harrell, Gia Diaz, Carson Mccullough and Erin O’Brien, all of Lowell; and Hannah Villines of Springdale.
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS
AT FORT SMITH
Theatre @ UAFS will perform Dylan Thomas’s play Under Milk Wood at 7:30 p.m. today to Saturday and Monday and Tuesday in the Breedlove Auditorium on the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith campus.
Michelle Greensmith, a Fort Smith native and graduate of the UAFS theater program, serves as a guest director. Greensmith earned her master’s degree in acting from the University of Iowa in Iowa City and currently works as an actor on the East Coast.
Local students and faculty members performing in the show are: Kyle White and Molly Tennison, both of Alma; Ashley Eatmon of Barling; Kaitlyn McKellip of Charleston; Cheyanna Stricker of Elkins; Matthew Bowers, Dallas Bryant, Gabrielle Carter, Stephan Copeland, Andrew Duch, Devin Phongsavahn, Madison Smith and Kyyah Thompson, all of Fort Smith; Brandon Goldsmith of Greenwood; Daisy Reyna of Green Forest; Savannah Orrison, Jacob Price, Jackalyn Self and Colton Turner, all of Lavaca; Samantha Benton of Prairie Grove; Kari Carbajal of Rogers; Samson Sorluangsana of Springdale; and Kevin Baily, Tori Buie, Mikalyn Reif and Hunter Seegers, all of Van Buren.
Tickets for the poetic comedy are $6 for the general public and free to UAFS faculty, staff and students. Information: 788-7300 or tickets.uafs.edu.
Sowjanya Nemani of Bentonville is a December 2017 graduate of Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, with a master’s degre in computer science.
Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia has named a number of local students to the fall 2017 honor rolls.
Students named the president’s list earned grade-point averages of 4.0. Ceira Carpenter of Altus; Kallie Polk and Rylie Slone, both of Bella Vista; Madison Brittain and Mallory Tabler, both of Bentonville; Rylee Roberts of Centerton; Brooklyn Parker of Clarksville; Luke Dawson, Rachel Dilatush, Danielle Schaal and Daniel Thomas, all of Fayetteville; Emma Shortes, Colton Sims, Matthew Ward and Michael Ward, all of Fort Smith; Ashley Davis of Greenwood; Crystal Brown of Knoxville; Holly Ritchie of Lamar; Emery Brock of Lowell; Sabreena Alfaro of Magazine; Esther Atkinson, Spencer Briley, Ali Chapman, Maggie Donnell, Aaron George, Josh Neago, Madison Prowell, John Thomas Ryan, Shannon Stribling and Olivia Yarbrough, all of Rogers; Cecile Bowen, Kesley Brown, Clay Patrick, Paige Williams and Katelyn Young, all of Springdale; Hannah Saunders of St. Paul; Sarah Coles of Van Buren.
Students named to the dean’s list earned grade-point averages of 3.5 or higher and will be included in the “National Dean’s List.” They include Kathleen Lopez of Alma; Olivia Allbright, Lindsey Crowder, Colton Eldridge, Claire Lacina, Ashley Sharp and Emily Siemens, all of Bentonville; J.D. Sanders of Booneville; Mattie Couch of Cave Springs; Michaela Finley of Cedarville; Elizabeth Costner, Rachel Dawson and Mariel Van Horn, all of Fayetteville; Taylor Dooly of Fort Smith; Cedar Valdez of Garfield; Zach Myers of Greenwood; Natalie Ward of Harrison; Zack Tomlin-son of Lavaca; Danielle Hall of Prairie Grove; Kendra Dinsmore, McKenzie Duncan, Andrew Lockhart, Erin Lundy, Taylor Lymburner, Baylee Overstreet and Sarah Rountree, all of Rogers; Morgan Miller of Siloam Springs; David Lundstrum, Kord Offenbacker, Jay Patrick and Brooke Woessner, all of Springdale; Madison Shankle and Cody Walls of Van Buren.
Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla named several students to the fall 2017 honors list, with grade-point averages of 3.2 or better. They include Hayden Dixon of Bentonville, Austin Woody of Cave Springs, Blakely Mayhall of Lowell and Josh Gambill of Springdale.
OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY
Oklahoma City University named several local students to the fall 2017 honor rolls.
Students named to the president’s list earned grade-point averages of 3.9 or better. They include Emily Wollenberg of Clarksville; Tyra Bullock of Fayetteville; Abby Underwood and Olivia White, both of Fort Smith; and Virginia Mertz of Prairie Grove.
Students named to the dean’s honor roll earned grade-point averages of 3.5 or better. They include Emma Hendren of Bella Vista; Shay Box of Benton-ville; Kevin Simmons and Madison Carey, both of Fayetteville; Cameron Law and Hannah Fingerhut, both of Fort Smith; Layne Rogers, Raylin Couts and Prarthana Bhat, all of Rogers; and Emily Carpenter and Ashley Kinard, both of Springdale .
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
Erin Van Genderen of Green Forest is a December 2017 graduate of the University of Alabama in Tuscalooa, with a bachelor’s degree in human environmental sciences.
John Crawford of Fort Smith was named to the fall 2017 dean’s list at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn., with a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln named several local students to the fall 2017 deans’ list and Explore Center list of distinguished students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. They included Chloe Suarez of Bentonville and Abigail Liddell and Christopher McEwin, both of Rogers.
FORT LEWIS COLLEGE
Madeleine Roberts of Bentonville and Elise Lilburn of Rogers were named to fall 2017 dean’s lists at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo., with grade-point averages of 3.6 or better.
Westminster College in Fulton, Mo. , named several local students to the fall 2017 dean’s list, with grade-point averages of 3.6 or better. They included Annabelle Ginter of Bethel Heights, John Moorman of Gravette and Sandra Mon-dragon of Springdale.
COLLEGE OF THE OZARKS
College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Mo., has named several local students to the fall 2017 honor rolls.
Students named to the president’s list earned grade-point averages of 4.o. They include John Goze, T.J.Goze, Robert Jeffries and Erin Jeffries, all of Rogers
Students named to the dean’s list earned grade-point averages of 3.6 or higher. They include Kaelea Breedlove of Green Forest; Kerrie Brisco and Jacob Hefley, both of Harrison; Haleigh Collier of Green Forest; Owen France of Mountainburg; Whitney Howerton and Emily McDonald, both of Berryville; Mikayla Nix and Margaret Plake, both of Fort Smith; Anna Sharon, Luke Sharon and Nathan Sharon, all of Gravette; Joshua Smith of Bella Vista; and Augusta Tennison and Haley Jeffries, both of Rogers.
Two local students have been awarded scholarships to attend Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo., in the fall. Isaac Knudsen, a student at Siloam Springs High School, earned the Wildcat academic scholarship. Jakota Sainsbury, a student at Pea Ridge High School, earned the president academic scholarship.
Olivia M. Doty of Fayetteville was named to fall 2017 dean’s list at Rhodes College in Memphis, with a grade-point average of 3.70.
Sara Grider of Rogers is a member of Alexander Hamilton Society at Ashland (Ohio) University. The society gathers students and prominent members of foreign policy, national security and international affairs communities to foster debate and discussion and create a network of students and professionals.
Reynolds Consumer Products representatives recently established a $2,000 scholarship for a student in food studies at Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food, which is a division of Northwest Arkansas Community College. Students must pursue an associate’s degree in food studies and must make a cooking demonstration video as a part of the application process. The recipient also will work on a Reynolds Kitchens video demonstration, using Reynolds products.
Alicia Hoke of Rogers was named to the fall 2017 dean’s list at Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky., with a grade-point average of 3.5 or better.
The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith chapter of the Student Veterans Organization placed first in the business plan competition at the annual Student Veterans of America national conference in San Antonio. The chapter won a $4,000 monetary award to assist in implementing their business plan. The group also was named finalists for chapter of the year.
Students pitched their business plan to Fortune 500 business executives in a “Shark Tank” style environment, updated their presentation based on judge’s feedback and then presented the plan to the entire conference.
Jennifer Hosley of Greenwood was named a finalist for student veteran of the year. She previously served as the president of SVO for two years, during which the organization won a NUMA award from the university for new student organization of the year, community service organization of the year and overall organization of the year. Hosley was also named the university’s nontraditional student leader of the year in 2016.
Hosley grew SVO membership by nearly 400 percent during her time as president and developed the student veteran of the year program at UAFS as an incentive for participation.
Trey Jones and Andrew Wiederkehr were selected from the 2017 Boys State participants to attend Boys Nation and were recognized at the American Legion Mid-Winter Conference in North Little Rock.
Jones, who was elected as a state senator, was sponsored by the Shelton Tucker Craft American Legion Post 27 in Fayetteville and Harps Food Stores. Wiederkehr was sponsored by Spring-dale American Legion Post 139 and his parents.
Arkansas Boys State is an immersive program in civics education designed for high school juniors.
Upon arrival at Boys State, each participant is assigned a mock political party, city and county. Throughout the week, delegates administrate this mock government as if it were the real government.
Every phase of the program includes practical instruction on the duties and responsibilities both of a citizen and of public officials. Citizens of a “Boys State” are instructed in the duties of the various public offices. After they learn the functions of each office, its powers and limitations, they function in that role throughout the remaining week.