University of Central Arkansas
The University of Central Arkansas has selected 75 incoming first-year students as Honors Scholars and 30 incoming first-year students as University Scholars for the fall semester.
The students entering the UCA Norbert O. Schedler Honors College in Conway have an average high school grade-point average above 4.0 and an average ACT college-entrance exam score of 29.
The incoming Honors College class includes 68 students from Arkansas and seven students from out of state. Some of them -- about a quarter of the group -- are the first in their families to go to college.
The University Scholars class includes 26 students from 23 Arkansas cities and four students from out of state.
University Scholars, which is in its second year, is an honors program that operates alongside the 37-year-old Norbert O. Schedler Honors College.
UCA received nearly 900 applicants for the two scholars programs. Candidates were considered based on academic performance, service and leadership potential.
The names and hometowns of each student, followed by their high school name, are as follows:
Caden Darby, Bentonville, Life Way Christian School
Brianna Frawley, Fort Smith, Southside High School
Thomas Gray, Springdale, Springdale High School
Ashley Hansen, Bella Vista, Pea Ridge High School
Zachary Humphrey, Alpena, Alpena High School
Vivian Norris, Fayetteville, Fayetteville High School
Kathryn Pearson, Fort Smith, Northside High School
Mikelle Porter, Van Buren, Van Buren High School
Kayla Roat, Bentonville, Bentonville High School
Jennifer Self, Bentonville, Arkansas Arts Academy High School
Allison Shook, Rogers, Rogers Heritage High School
Lauren Sights, Greenwood, Greenwood High School
Cameron Triplett, Fort Smith, Northside High School
Terry Uhm, Fort Smith, Southside High School
Delaney Van Wilpe, Rogers, Rogers Heritage High School
Noah Walker, Hackett, Greenwood High School
McKennah West, Ratcliff, Ozark High School
Makenzie White, Fayetteville, Har-Ber High School
Sarah Withers, Berryville, Berryville High School
Harrison David, Rogers, Rogers Heritage High School
Sian Fox, Bentonville, Bentonville West High School
Haylee Hawbaker, Siloam Springs, Siloam Springs High School
Autumn Kennedy, Springdale, Shiloh Christian School
Delwin Portillo, Berryville, Berryville High School
Stella Radke, Ozark, Ozark High School
James Youngs, Rogers, Rogers Heritage High School
Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Mo., announces Hayden Dixon of Bentonville, Samuel Sisk of Fayetteville, Blakely Mayhall of Lowell, Thomas Lammey of Rogers and Josh Gambill of Springdale made the honor list for the spring 2019 semester.
To be included on the honor list, students must have carried a minimum of 12 hours and had grade point averages of 3.2 or above out of a possible 4.0.
Southern Arkansas University
Students earned undergraduate and graduate degrees at Southern Arkansas University's 2019 Summer Commencement ceremony held Aug. 2.
Students from this area include:
Houston Kane Koenigseder of Bentonville. Koenigseder graduated with a bachelor of business administration degree in sales marketingfrom the David F. Rankin College of Business.
Lundon Annette Lensing of Fort Smith. Lensing graduated with a master of arts in teaching degree in teacher education from the College of Education.
Aaron Joseph Madey of Rogers. Madey graduated with a master of arts in teaching degree in teacher education from the College of Education.
Kaley Alayna Moore of Fort Smith. Moore graduated with a master of arts in teaching degree in teacher education from the College of Education.
Elizabeth Michelle Price of Harrison. Price graduated with a master of arts in teaching degree in teacher education from the College of Education.
Slade Duncan Farris of Lowell. Farris graduated with a master of business administration degree in supply chain management from the David F. Rankin College of Business.
Chester Patrick Taylor of Everton. Taylor graduated with a master of education degree in educational administration and supervision from the College of Education.
Morgan Marie Kratts of Greenwood. Kratts graduated with a master of education degree in higher, adult and lifelong education from the College of Education.
Susan June Bentel of Bentonville. Bentel graduated with a master of education degree in library media from the College of Education.
Jessica Leigh Bull of Greenwood. Bull graduated with a master of education degree in library media from the College of Education.
Brenda Yancey Chamness of Greenwood. Chamness graduated with a master of education degree in library media from the College of Education.
Amy Michelle Cox of Rogers. Cox graduated with a master of education degree in library media from the College of Education.
Deena Lynette Hedstrom of Bentonville. Hedstrom graduated with a master of education degree in library media from the College of Education.
Jennifer Joan Hoskins of Hindsville. Hoskins graduated with a master of education degree in library media from the College of Education.
Bracy Elaine Jennings of Cave Springs. Jennings graduated with a master of education degree in library media from the College of Education.
Harmony Nicole Linton of Rogers. Linton graduated with a master of education degree in library media from the College of Education.
Jordan Raine Shannon of Springdale. Shannon graduated with a master of education degree in library media from the College of Education.
Sarah Elizabeth Whittle of Springdale. Whittle graduated with a master of education degree in library media from the College of Education.
Kaitlyn Shelby Gardner of Fort Smith. Gardner graduated with a master of science degree in clinical and mental health counseling from the College of Education.
Ashley Marie Riggles of Prairie Grove. Riggles graduated with a master of science degree in kinesiology from the College of Education.
Brittany Nicole Feimster of Booneville. Feimster graduated with an associate of arts degree in university studies from the College of Education.
Arkansas Tech University
McKenzie Blanchard of Siloam Springs, Hannah Halmes of Ozark and Kurt Lentine of Springdale were among 14 incoming Arkansas Tech University students selected to participate in the 2019 Freshman Leadership Experience Aug. 14-17 prior to the beginning of the fall semester.
The program provides participants with an opportunity to engage with other ATU freshmen, current campus leaders, university staff and other leadership experts.
Anticipated outcomes for FLE participants include making connections prior to the first day of class and establishing a leadership and involvement plan for their first year at ATU.
Madison Weston and Heather Spradlin of Bentonville achieved the dean's list at Belmont University for the summer 2019 session. Eligibility for the summer session is based on a minimum 9-hour load over 10 weeks and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C.
Derek Sallee of Rogers was named to Columbia College Day Campus, Columbia, Mo., dean's list for the summer semester.
To be named to the dean's list, a student must have completed 12 semester hours in a 16-week period and achieved a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0-point scale.
Oklahoma State University
Oklahoma State University's Center for Veterinary Health Sciences officially welcomed the class of 2023 at an Induction Ceremony held on the OSU Stillwater campus on Aug. 16. Among the 106 students was Kara Tubb of Fayetteville. Tubb has a bachelor's degree in biology from Maryville College, and is the daughter of Michael and Luzanna Tubb of Fayetteville.
University of Central Arkansas
University of Central Arkansas student Marco Ramirez has been awarded a scholarship from The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations to attend its 2019 Summit on Diversity and Inclusion to be held in Chicago on Nov. 8.
A senior from Bentonville who is double majoring in public relations and communication, Ramirez is one of eight diverse public relations students chosen from universities across the country, and he is the only student chosen from Arkansas.
"This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and I am super excited to represent my university and the state of Arkansas in Chicago for the Plank Center events," said Ramirez. "The UCA School of Communication helped prepare me for this opportunity by not only providing mentoring and guidance but also by supporting my passion for diversity and inclusion. The faculty from the School of Communication taught me how to articulate who I am and understand my self-worth."
Each Plank Center scholarship, valued at approximately $1,800, covers the costs of travel, accommodation and tickets to the Summit on Diversity and Inclusion, along with two other events sponsored by The Plank Center, the "Milestones in Mentoring" Gala and the Student Mentoring Session.
During the summit, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the profession and learn about the barriers to and best practices for growing, mentoring and retaining diverse populations within the field.
The "Milestones in Mentoring" Gala honors leaders throughout the profession who, by word and deed, have demonstrated a superior commitment to mentoring others, and who are committed to accelerating the success of others in the field.
Co-sponsored with DePaul University's PRSSA Chapter, the Student Mentoring Session provides an open-dialogue setting for the Milestones in Mentoring honorees to share their personal experiences and provide over 50 students with advice on the public relations industry.
University of Alabama
Kasha Katrece Pinkerton of West Fork has received a master of science in nursing from the University of Alabama during summer commencement Aug. 3.
University of Alabama
Clifford Ethan Bird of Fort Smith was named to the University of Alabama dean's list for summer 2019, with a 3.5 GPA or above.
Southeast Missouri State University
Jennifer Hardaway of West Fork s among Southeast Missouri State University's summer 2019 graduates.
Hardaway graduated with a master of arts with a major in public history: historic preservation option.
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Incoming students at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law began their first fall semester on Aug. 10 with a day of public service at Booker T. Washington Elementary School on South Main Street in Little Rock.
After a welcome from law school administration, 161 students converged on Washington's campus in record-breaking rain. Through it all, the students, their group leaders and Bowen Law School staff completed projects both inside and outside the elementary school.
Local students who participated in the project included AshLee Bradshaw of Fayetteville, Zachary Cumbie of Huntington, Daniel Curtis of Fayetteville, Drew Curtis of Harrison, Brian Fields of Fort Smith, Jackie Hancock of Rogers, James Harris of Springdale, Jackson Hertlein of Paris, Megan Pruitt of Prairie Grove, Blake Rowley of Fayetteville, Lyda Ryan of Rogers, Monica Spier of Rogers and Reid Wheeler of Fort Smith.
The 161 incoming students collected almost 1,200 books. They stuffed over 400 sacks, one for each elementary student, with a book, eraser, stickers and a personal note of encouragement from a law school student.
Belmont University kicked off classes for its fall 2019 semester with a record-breaking enrollment number as the University welcomed 8,481 students to campus, tripling the 2,796 students enrolled in 2000 and marking a 57% increase in the last decade alone. Local students attending included Cole Bishop of Springdale, Kaitlyn Mashburn of Elkins, Michael Shanks of Rogers and Harrison Williams of Rogers.
University of Arkansas
Bill Watkins of Rogers, president of Beaver Water District's board of directors, presented University of Arkansas students Emily Sherrill of Rogers, and Jake Krier and Alyssa Ferri, both of Fayetteville, with the Joe M. Steele & Hardy W. Croxton Memorial Scholarships for the fall 2019 semester. These scholarships provide financial assistance to upperclassman or graduate students in the departments of civil engineering, biological and agricultural engineering or crop, soil and environmental sciences who have demonstrated interest in drinking water treatment, wastewater treatment, environmental or life sciences. Board Members donate board meeting attendance fees to the scholarship fund. The fund is managed by the University of Arkansas. Donations may be made payable to the Joe M. Steele & Hardy W. Croxton Memorial Scholarship Endowment Account and mailed to Gift Services, 300 University House, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701.
Jeremy Ryan Fields of Fort Smith received his master of business administration, online business administration, degree from Baylor University during summer commencement exercises Aug. 17 in the Ferrell Center on the Baylor campus.
Ottawa University announces that Brooke Elizabeth Barron of Kingston was named to the spring 2019 dean's list.
Dean's List honorees must be full-time degree-seeking students who have earned a minimum of 24 credit hours over the preceding two semesters at Ottawa University and earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale.
Cole Bishop of Springdale, Kaitlyn Mashburn of Elkins, Alexander Milford of Bentonville, Madison Weston of Bentonville and Harrison Williams of Rogers participated in the Towering Traditions orientation program at Belmont University. New Bruins spent an afternoon traveling to 50 locations across the greater Nashville area for service. The event, called SERVE, allows students to immerse themselves in their new hometown.
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Joey Cox of Evansville and Namtip Thepouthay Savathvongxay of Fort Smith were named to the chancellor's list at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock for the summer 2019 semester.
To be named to the chancellor's list, a student must have completed at least nine credit hours with a grade of A, B, C or "credit", and maintained at least a 3.9 grade point average.
State Technical College of Missouri
Canaan Silcox of Bentonville was named to dean's list for the 2019 summer semester at State Technical College of Missouri in Linn, Mo
To be placed on the dean's list, a full-time student must earn a semester grade point average between 3.5 and 4.0 on a 4-point scale.
NAN Our Town on 10/03/2019