The Mahoney Family Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization based in Bentonville, awards scholarships three times a year to teachers and nurses pursuing advanced degrees in their fields. This fall's recipients, with their colleges and most recent employers, include:
Alison Bailey, Northern Kentucky University, Norton Healthcare, Louisville; Katy Barbieri, Fort Hays State University, Salina Surgical Hospital, Salina, Kan.; Leigha Fish, University of Arkansas, Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo.; Lisa Goodlander, University of South Alabama, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston; Anna Richardson, LaSalle University, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; Zachary Roehl, Barry University, Arkansas Children's Hospital, Little Rock; Brooke Spacek, Grand Canyon University, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston; Jillian Tuzio, LaSalle University, Penn Medicine, Philadelphia.
Heather Hooks, Arkansas Tech University, Bentonville West High School, Bentonville; Ashley Krone, Arkansas State University, Ferguson-Florissant School District, Ferguson, Mo.; Monica Minor, Arkansas State University, Southwest Junior High School, Springdale; Alexandra Zajkowski-Smykla, Olivet Nazarene University, Wheaton Warrenville High School, Wheaton, Ill.; Jessica Zander, University of South Alabama, Trinity Elementary School, New Port Richey, Fla.
The application deadline for the next set of awards is mid-December.
University of Wyoming
The University of Wyoming lists Kiana Radcliffe of Bentonville on the 2020 spring semester Provost's Honor Roll.
The Provost's Honor Roll consists of undergraduates who have completed at least six hours with a minimum 3.5 grade point average for the semester.
Located in Laramie, the University of Wyoming provides quality undergraduate and graduate programs to 12,249 students from all 50 states and 88 countries.
Two Bentonville residents received degrees during Oklahoma Baptist University's spring commencement Aug. 1 on the south lawn of Raley Chapel on the OBU campus in Shawnee.
Graduates, with academic majors and scholastic predicates, included: Megan Kalinowski, nursing, magna cum laude and Jonathan Wood, English, summa cum laude.
Students graduate summa cum laude for maintaining at least a 3.95 grade point average. Students who maintain at least a 3.70 GPA are designated magna cum laude.
The program also included induction of the graduates into the OBU Alumni Association.
Lt. Col. Anthony Q. Sanders, United States Army, graduated from the United States Army War College at Carlisle, Pa., with a master's degree in Strategic Studies on July 24.
A resident of Maumelle, Sanders graduated from Mississippi State University in 1997 with summa cum laude honors.
Sanders completed the two-year program of study with Distinguished Graduate recognition, an achievement bestowed only upon the top 10% of the class.
More than 800 students received diplomas and will be recognized as Harding University graduates during a virtual ceremony on Aug. 15.
Graduates from the College of Allied Health, College of Arts and Humanities, College of Bible and Ministry, Paul R. Carter College of Business Administration, Cannon-Clary College of Education, Carr College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, College of Sciences, and the Honors College include:
Janny Bardales of Van Buren, B.A. in general studies; Magdalena Cervantes of Centerton, B.A. in elementary education; Terrie Metz of Gentry, Educational Specialist's degree in educational leadership; Hannah Carmical of Rogers, M.A. in excellence in teaching; Sherrin Tucker of Bentonville, M.E. in educational leadership.
Maggie George of Greenwood, B.S. in computer science with a math minor; Daniel Powers of Harrison, B.A. in mathematics with a teaching license; Michael Santiago of Harrison, B.A. in Bible and family ministry; James Ham of Springdale, B.A. in Bible and family ministry; Michael Wolfenbarger of Farmington, B.S. in mathematics.
Melody Logan of Rogers, M.E. in special education; Joanna Roberts of Harrison, B.F.A. in interior design; Rachel James of Fort Smith, B.A. in communication sciences and disorders; Abbey Jenkins of Fort Smith, B.A. in special education with a teaching license; Kassandra Branum of Bentonville, B.A. in Spanish with a teaching license; Aday Mast of Springdale, B.A. in middle level English, language and social science education.
Sarah Fouts of Van Buren, B.A. in French and mathematics; Sage White of Rogers, B.B.A. in accounting; Kyle Watson of Rogers, B.S. in mechanical engineering; Emily Collins of Bella Vista, B.S. in mathematics and computer science; Johnathan Posey of Clarksville, M.B.A. in management and business ethics; Kiersten Combs of Prairie Grove, B.A. in art.
Natalie Henderson of West Fork, M.E. in educational leadership; Tayler Reiter of Bentonville, B.B.A. in marketing; Emily Davis of Rogers, B.A. in elementary education; Sarah Robbins of Greenwood, B.S. in molecular and cellular biology; Chandler Vanlandingham of Fayetteville, B.B.A. in marketing; Garrett Carmical of Rogers, B.A. in general studies; Lauren Womack of Rogers, B.A. in political science and Spanish.
Taylor Oates of Centerton, doctorate in pharmacy; Lindsey Giesen of Fayetteville, doctorate in pharmacy; Alexandra Robinette of Bentonville, doctorate in pharmacy; Amelia Whitkanack of Clarksville, doctorate in pharmacy; Emily Richardson of Ozark, doctorate in pharmacy.
Kimberly Berry of Gentr, B.A. in elementary education; Lea Buchanan of Bentonville, B.A. in communication sciences and disorders; Jessa Heavin of Paris, B.S. in child life; Tyson Ward of Bella Vista, B.A. in French; Cordell Houtchens of Gravette, B.S. in psychology and medical humanities; William Denison of Springdale, B.A. in mathematics with a teaching license; Ashton Spencer of Fort Smith, B.S.W. in social work.
Austin Curtis of Fort Smith, B.B.A. in finance; Trevor Hanna of West Fork, M.A. in Teaching in elementary education; Marisa Yowell of Greenwood, B.S. in criminal justice; Michael Krupka of Rogers, B.A. in political science and Spanish; Timothy Smither of Van Buren, B.A. in social science; Gina Pulciani of Fayetteville, M.S. in clinical mental health counsel; Susan Hollander of Bentonville, B.A. in elementary education; Jordan Scott of Springdale, M.E. in special education.
Jennifer Yeager of Berryville, M.A. in Teaching in special education with a teaching license; Erin Winberry of Rogers, M.A. in Teaching in elementary education; Matthew Piazza of Springdale, M.A. in Teaching in special education with a teaching license; Bethany Brown of Fort Smith, M.S. in speech-language pathology; Benjamin Parrish of Fayetteville, M.S. in speech-language pathology; Maria Albarran of Lowell, B.A. in middle level english, language and math education; Jeremy Edwards of Bentonville, B.A. in middle level English, language and science education; Mckenzi Dail of Bella Vista, B.A. in elementary education; Caleb Rudder of Greenwood, B.A. in computer science and leadership and ministry; Krista Hagenburger of Bella Vista, B.A. in middle level English, language and math education.
Tiffany Cauly of Rogers, B.A. in elementary education; Alison Knox of Fayetteville, M.S. in Nursing in family nurse practitioner; Rachel Henningsen of Fayetteville, M.S. in clinical mental health counsel; Tayler Mounce of Springdale, M.A. in Teaching in elementary education; Sarah McCrary of Rogers, M.A. in Teaching in elementary education; Jennifer McMillian of Rogers, M.A. in Teaching in secondary with a teaching license; Hilda Sanchez of Springdale, M.A. in Teaching in elementary education; Luke Schafer of Fayetteville, M.A. in Teaching in secondary with a teaching license; and Samantha Cook of Alma, M.A. in Teaching in special education with a teaching license.
Harding University is a private Christian university located in Searcy.
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