Archives for January 2017

ATU Ozark to Host Health Information Technology Conference

The Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus Health Information Technology Department will host a conference on “Changes that Affect Quality of Health Care” from 9:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, in the Student Services Conference Center at Arkansas Tech-Ozark.

This event is free and open to the public.

The conference will focus on the use of electronic health records as one of the major changes in the way health care is accessed according to Brenda Huntsinger, event organizer and health information technology instructor at Arkansas Tech-Ozark.

“We are always trying to find new ways to educate our students and the community on the future of healthcare and the changing avenues of how health information is transmitted,” Huntsinger said. “This conference furthers our mission of helping students succeed, innovation thrive and communities flourish.”

Featured Speakers include:
• Dr. Mark Miller – Dr. Miller specializes in family medicine and practices in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
• Bonnie Sher – Sher is the Arkansas Tech-Ozark Campus Health Information Technology Program Chair.
• Karen Hillard – Hillard is a graduate of the Arkansas Tech-Ozark Campus nursing program. She serves as Director of Clinical Services for Christian Healthcare at Rogers. She is responsible for seven medical facilities.

“One of the goals of electronic health records is to improve patient care and reduce costs,” Huntsinger said. “Our speakers have stayed abreast of these rapid changes and the effect it has on patient care delivery.”

For more information, contact Brenda Huntsinger at (479) 508-8500 ext. 6301 or

Tech Packs 40,000 Meals for Those in Need

Arkansas Tech University reached its goal of providing 40,000 meals for people who are food insecure in the Arkansas River Valley during a community service event on Monday, Jan. 16.

The event was part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemoration on the Arkansas Tech campus in Russellville. More than 425 volunteers from the Tech community met at W.O. Young Building Ballroom to assemble the meals in an effort coordinated with The Pack Shack, a non-profit organization headquartered in Rogers and co-founded by Arkansas Tech alumnus Jarod Ring.

The meals have been shared with local service organizations for distribution to individuals and families who lack reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.

This marked the second consecutive year in which Arkansas Tech and The Pack Shack have partnered for a community service event. In two years, the Tech community has provided more than 77,000 meals to its neighbors in need through The Pack Shack.

MLK Jr. Day of Rembrance & Service | 1/16/17

Tech Hosts HSU on Military Appreciation Night

Four teams with Great American Conference records above the .500 mark will display their talents during a doubleheader between Arkansas Tech University and Henderson State University at Tucker Coliseum in Russellville on Thursday, Jan. 19.

It will be military appreciation night at Tucker Coliseum. All current military service personnel and veterans will receive free admission. The first 500 fans in attendance will receive a small United States flag.

Tickets ($5 adults/$3 students and senior citizens) will be available at the door. Those with a valid Arkansas Tech identification card will be admitted free of charge.

#14 Arkansas Tech Golden Suns (11-2, 7-2 GAC) vs. HSU Reddies (7-8, 7-2 GAC)
When: Thursday, Jan. 19, 5:30 p.m.

Where: Tucker Coliseum, Russellville
Radio/Internet: KCJC 102.3 FM/
Series: Tech leads 60-12

About the Golden Suns: Arkansas Tech’s 10-game winning streak ended on Monday with a 72-58 loss at Harding University. The Golden Suns matched their season low for 3-point field goals made (3) and were held below 40 percent shooting from the field for just the third time this season. Tech has won its last six women’s basketball meetings with Henderson State, including victories of 87-64 in Arkadelphia and 82-54 in Russellville last season.

About the Reddies: Henderson State is tied with Arkansas Tech for second place in the GAC women’s basketball standings. The Reddies have won three of their last four games. They defeated Ouachita Baptist 75-74 on Monday behind a game-winning jump shot by Torrie Thompson with nine seconds remaining. Thompson scored a career-high 20 points in the victory. HSU’s Pink Jones leads GAC freshmen in scoring and ranks No. 3 in the conference overall at 15.6 points per game.

Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys (9-4, 5-4 GAC) vs. HSU Reddies (11-4, 6-3 GAC)
When: Thursday, Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Tucker Coliseum, Russellville
Radio/Internet: KCJC 102.3 FM/
Series: HSU leads 78-73

About the Wonder Boys: Arkansas Tech is 6-2 in its last eight games. The Wonder Boys suffered a 92-85 loss at Harding University on Monday. Tech matched its season low in 3-point field goals made (8). Senior forward Bennie Lufile leads the GAC and ranks 18th in NCAA Division II in rebounding (10.4 per game). Lufile had a season-high 23 points and 10 rebounds at Harding. The Wonder Boys stopped a three-game losing streak to Henderson State by defeating the Reddies 78-65 in their most recent meeting on Feb. 18, 2016.

About the Reddies: Henderson State dropped a 76-60 decision at Ouachita Baptist on Monday. The Reddies lead the GAC in 3-point field goal percentage defense (.283) and turnover margin (+3.47 per game). Junior guard Kaylon Tappin ranks sixth in the GAC in scoring (16.9 points per game). He was held without a point at OBU, snapping a string of seven consecutive games in which he had reached double figures in scoring.

Coming Soon: Leadership TECH, Cohort 2

With the intent to develop individuals as leaders and to build leadership capacity within the faculty and staff on its Russellville and Ozark campuses, Arkansas Tech University is currently preparing to provide the Leadership TECH program to a second cohort in 2017-2018.

Leadership TECH will expand its program with a second cohort in fall 2017. Any full-time faculty or staff member (classified or unclassified) may be nominated for Leadership TECH. The cohort will be a diverse representation of the university, recognizing the importance of leadership in all campus offices and academic departments. Anyone can nominate any candidate for the program. Individuals are allowed to nominate themselves.

Program development team members include Dr. Jeff Mott, chief of staff in the Office of the President; Dr. Mary Gunter, dean of the College of Education and the Graduate College; Bruce Sikes, chancellor of Arkansas Tech-Ozark Campus; Brooke Southard, director of payroll and special services and interim director of human resources; Amy Pennington, interim vice president of student services and dean of students; and Dr. Lucas Maxwell, assistant professor of agricultural education.

More information about the nomination process for the second cohort will be announced in early February. Employees may watch OneTech and e-mail for further information.

Arkansas Tech-Ozark Fall 2016 Chancellor’s List, Honor Roll

Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus is pleased to announce its fall 2016 Chancellor’s List and Honor Roll, which are made up of 457 students.

Students with a 3.5-3.9 term grade point average (GPA) are named to the Honor Roll, and those with a 4.0 GPA are given the distinction of being on the Chancellor’s List.

Members of the fall 2016 Chancellor’s List and Honor Roll are listed below by city:

ALMA – Rebecca Barber, Jennifer Barnett, Tianna Barton, Summer Benson (4.0), Madison Brown, Alexandra Carty, Lacey Chitwood (4.0), Jessica Copeland (4.0), Billie Davis (4.0), Dana Davis (4.0), Hana Gatewood, Ryan Gillespie, Charles Green (4.0), Kaylinn Hutter, Madison Lane, Elmer Mayne (4.0), Cody Raybourn , Joachim Rigor (4.0), Ashley Shipp (4.0), Cory Smith, Cynthia Van Matre (4.0), Amy Watkins (4.0) Marie White;

ALTUS – Anthony Glory (4.0), Emma Knight, Braden Mitchell (4.0), Misty Sparks, Charlotte Waterman, Jonathan Williams;

BARLING – Taylor Fowler, Garret McMahan;

BELLA VISTA – Jessica Beaudry (4.0);

BOLES – Malena Gann;

BOONEVILLE – Whitney Adair, Monica Adair (4.0), James Burtrom (4.0), Alexandra Canada (4.0), Ethan Cole, Annaliz Del Carmen, Laken Dornan (4.0), Kimberly Fennell (4.0), Katelyn Friday (4.0), Beau Haines, Justin Hardin, Trina Hastings (4.0), Dara Hunt (4.0), Nikki Maness, Stacey McCollough, Jarrod Pryor, Donna Read, Katelien Shott, Misty Simpson (4.0), Craig Taylor, Braeden Upton, Kaitlin Vance (4.0), Samantha Vandiver, Michele Wells (4.0), Charles Wharton;

BRANCH – Andrew Rowe;

CECIL – Joshua Achterberg, Allyce Day (4.0);

CEDARVILLE – Dalton Hamilton;

CENTERVILLE – Kayla McKinney (4.0);

CENTRAL CITY – Christian Green, Tania Sharpton;

CHARLESTON – Jamie Bangs, Monchanh Chansysoulat (4.0), Haley Crowley (4.0), Tanya Dedmon (4.0), Lauren Gattis (4.0), Zachary Marry (4.0), Harrison Newhart (4.0), Amber Parham (4.0), Kaitlyn Ralston, Lacie Sarten, Robert White (4.0), Maci Wisdom, Brandy Wood, Gabrielle Young;

CHESTER – Shelby Shaffer;

CLARKSVILLE – Brittani Acord, Jonathan Arredondo (4.0), Julie Auterson (4.0), Zackary Barker (4.0), Ilda Barrientos, Jesse Bice (4.0), Autumn Byrd (4.0), Lucero Caro (4.0), Jessica Casillas (4.0), Kendra East (4.0), Tristan Edgmon, Ryan Eldridge (4.0), Jose Espinoza, Matthew Fox (4.0), NaKeshia Freeman (4.0), Lesli Gomez, Angela Grace (4.0), Susan Heuton (4.0), Melanie Hicks, Belinda Hinojosa-Olguin (4.0), Leanna Hoffpauir (4.0), Heather Hughes (4.0), Heather Ingram, Jeison Jeffery, Henry Lira (4.0), Edith Magdaleno-Ramirez (4.0), Maricela Martinez-Avila, Amy Murders (4.0), Dianne Nammari (4.0), Brittany Nelson, Nathan Olson (4.0), Katy Patterson, Ciara Pelts, Ryan Presson, Shawna Ritchie (4.0), Autumn Rogers, Zury Sanchez, Stephanie Sheppard, Chelsea Smith, Lacey Smith (4.0), Roger Smith (4.0), Haley Smithee, Jessica Ward (4.0), Britney Wilkerson (4.0);

COAL HILL – Adrianna Domerese, Monica Morrow (4.0), Jonathan Pelts (4.0), Miranda Thomas;

CONWAY – Wesley Hoover, Mary Johnston, Wendi Parker (4.0), Marci Sullivan (4.0);

DANVILLE – Sonya Avalos (4.0), Kelsey Fincher;

DARDANELLE – Laura Andrade, Summer Dawson, Sydney Johnson (4.0), Alma Montes (4.0), Mandy Olson (4.0), Holly Young;

DELAWARE – Corey Fink (4.0), Josiah Pierce;

DOVER – Amber Allenfort (4.0), Wesley Bradley, Brooke Gardner (4.0), Carlee Hinkle (4.0), Hannah Roberds, Shannon Summit (4.0), Tristan Teague (4.0);

FARMINGTON – Boone Ruston (4.0);

FAYETTEVILLE – Joe Burk, Robbie McMillan (4.0);

FORT SMITH – Stacey Bollin (4.0), Barbara Brown, Jennifer Bush, Connie Chanthalangsy, Joshua Davis, Jennifer Dorey (4.0), Ogechi Eke, Terra Fitch (4.0), Maria Garcia, Thomas Garcia (4.0), Tracy Garrett (4.0), Jessa Geren (4.0), Michael Gibson, Meagan Gooch (4.0), Whittney Graham, Jessica Gray, Hillary Hernandez (4.0), Jorge Hernandez (4.0), Jason Hoskins, Jeremy Jackson, Raimie Kern (4.0), Caitlyn Loftis, Nathan Lowther (4.0), Julio Murcia Galdamez (4.0), Jaimie Neal, Karen Olsen, Michelle Pearson, Rosa Perez, Elizabeth Ray (4.0), Rachel Robles, Mikol Samountry (4.0), Jodie Santillana, Brandi Scoggins (4.0), Sheila Scott, Chad Sivage, Jenny Skaggs, Venessa Torres, Jacob Veach, Dominique Waterbury (4.0), Karen West (4.0), Tamarah Wilson (4.0), Garrett Young (4.0);

FULTON – Callie Lowe;

GREENBRIER – Cody Cotton (4.0);

GREENWOOD – Donna Bridges (4.0), Macie Cox (4.0), Lindsey Creek, Bow Franklin, Wesley Herman, Zachariah Vonbargen, Whitney Weaver;

HACKETT – Michael Groomer (4.0), Cynthia King (4.0), Brenda Wiley (4.0);

HARTMAN – Ethan Kasper, Ryan Patton, Debbie Richardson, Joseph Fowler (4.0), Kellie Willis (4.0), Mckenna Mainard (4.0);

HATTIEVILLE – Whitney Coffman (4.0), Lane Harris;

HECTOR – Alyssa Millsaps, Karinda Treat (4.0), Khandie Yarber;

HINDSVILLE – Jaden Kinney;

HOT SPRINGS – Taylor Wade (4.0);

HUNTSVILLE – Melody Taylor;

KNOXVILLE – Peyton Frost, Logen Stone, Brittany Wilburn;

LAMAR – Misty Castaneda (4.0), Carrie Cowell (4.0), Manda Gosnell, Joshua Terry (4.0), Corey Wakefield (4.0), Stephen Wiles, Hannah Wiles (4.0);

LAVACA – Bethaney Blackwell, Leilaunee Cooper, Amber Michael (4.0), Caylie Murry;

LITTLE ROCK – Rebecca Pierce (4.0), Benjamin Williams;

LONDON – Tiffany Freeman (4.0), Alexander Hickey (4.0);

MAGAZINE – BreAnne Allen, Hunter Cotton, Monica Downs, Charley Emberson, Abigail Hammonds (4.0), Natosha Hammonds (4.0), Destin Kuykendall, Amy Lewis, Kelsi Parnell (4.0), Tommy Robinson (4.0), Molly Watson, Abbey Weaver (4.0);

MOUNTAINBURG – Emily Carnell, Jonathan Coulter, Kyle Robinson, Miranda Scowden;

MULBERRY – Stefen Domer, Krista Fenstermacher, Robert Harrod, Herbert Huggins, Pamela Lingo, Michael Long (4.0), Scott McKay, Melissa Mejia, Kasandra Millsap, David Silkowski (4.0);

MULDROW – Emily Martin (4.0), Glen Qualls (4.0);

NEW BLAINE – Chelsea Evans (4.0), Calista Fox (4.0), David Hamilton (4.0);

OLA – Jonathan McConnell;

OZARK – Sara Akers, Krista Alston (4.0), Sydnie Applegate, Marcus Battles, Deisy Becker (4.0), Brittany Bennett, Brianna Brison, Donna Brumley (4.0), Annalee Bullard (4.0), Blake Bynum, Reba Cain (4.0), Heather Cloos, Kyra Cunningham (4.0), Zachary Dawson (4.0), Tonya Deal, Erica Escobar (4.0), Daniel Faulkner, Clara Gable (4.0), Kiley Gillet, Jessica Gober (4.0), Jayce Hamilton (4.0), Sarah Hawkins, Celia Heffington, Colby Holzman (4.0), Stacie Howe (4.0), Karla Hufford (4.0), Haley Ingle, Brianna Ingram (4.0), Deborah Ingram (4.0), Kayla Isbell, Leslie Jobe (4.0), Misty Kesterson (4.0), Brandon King (4.0), Ashley Lambert (4.0), Cheri Lambert (4.0), Orla Larsen (4.0), Dewey Lee (4.0), Jimmy Martin (4.0), Tina Martin (4.0), Kimberly Mcgehee (4.0), Allen McIlroy (4.0), Brandon Melton, Dalton Miller, Kevin Millican, Jasmine Nava, Ramona Olson, Denise Ontman (4.0), Taylor Owen, Briyanka Patel (4.0), Ryan Pence, Tiffany Pendergrass (4.0), Tiffany Poole (4.0), Laura Powell (4.0), Debora Qualls (4.0), Brooklyn Ree (4.0), Jessie Robison (4.0), Emma Roland (4.0), Benjamin Schaffer (4.0), Chad Schluterman (4.0), Chelsea Shelton, Zackery Smither, Mattie Snyder (4.0), Sean Stamm (4.0), Cody Stovall (4.0), Shawn Teague (4.0), Kellie Tittsworth (4.0), Anna Upton (4.0), Jeremy Walker, James Wickizer (4.0), Matthew Wilson (4.0), Katie Yell (4.0);

OZONE – Vanessa Gatlin;

PARIS – Natalie Ballew, Jennifer Brittian (4.0), Cindy Crawford (4.0), Amanda Draper (4.0), Billy Faulkner, Cody Hamm, Ashley Harris (4.0), Dakota Hill, Andrew Komp (4.0), Rondney Lo (4.0), Hailey Mings, Sarah Nehus, Audre Parham, Emily Patterson (4.0), Marissa Poindexter, Blake Russell (4.0), Stephanie Schulterman (4.0), Tracy Ward (4.0), Bobby Whitecotton;

POTTSVILLE – Austin Gantt (4.0), Amber Haynes (4.0), Sarah Miller (4.0), Ashlyn Rocole (4.0), Jaimie Wyatt;

RATCLIFF – Joseph Herrin, Makaila Moody, Savannah Nye (4.0), Meleah Reames (4.0), Christian Reynolds (4.0);

ROMANCE – Madison Henry;

RUDY – Elisabeth Baugh (4.0), Kyla Hyatt, Briana Scaggs;

RUSSELLVILLE – Alexis Adair (4.0), Barbara Anderson (4.0), Vanessa Blanco, Felicia Buckner, Keila Cabrera Garcia, Chancey Collier, Sara Croom, Amanda Davis, Steven Diaz, Megan Duvall (4.0), William Granberry (4.0), Brandi Holt, Mary Hopper (4.0), Graham Lair (4.0), Christopher Lewis (4.0), Melinda Marshall, Holly Newman, Bobby Peacock (4.0), Ian Simpson (4.0), Mackenzie Skelton (4.0), Melissa Snider, Catherine Sumners (4.0), Colby Sutton (4.0), Amanda Van Es, Chasity Vargo (4.0), Terilynn Wade, Mary Williams (4.0), Kevin Wolfe (4.0);

SALLISAW – Bobby Campbell (4.0);

SCRANTON – Stephanie Beck, Keith Geels, Shelby Thomas (4.0);

SEARCY – Christine Hall (4.0);

SPARKMAN – Michael Howard (4.0);

SPRINGDALE – Brandy Merrell (4.0), April Pine (4.0), Abigail Whatley (4.0);

SUBIACO – Alecia Cornelison, Rochelle Hern (4.0), Amanda Kremers (4.0), Nichole Walker (4.0), Jarrod Weymouth;

TEXARKANA – Zachery Penny;

VAN BUREN – William Ables (4.0), Hunter Alexander, Gilberto Anaya Hernandez (4.0), Jennifer Barnhardt (4.0), Jonathon Berry (4.0), Kristen Bittle, Jonathan Brown, Donnellie Burton (4.0), Mary Curran, Ginger Dye (4.0), Michael Fisher (4.0), Ryan Franklin, Caleb Gregory, Shanae Gryner, Alyssa Hilmer (4.0), Tracey Holman (4.0), Shanda Hutson (4.0), Candace Johnson (4.0), Susan McCluney (4.0), Gary Meadows, Destiny Moses, Cassie Neighbors, Jaynie Nonnemacher (4.0), Courtnee Schaeffer (4.0), Bobbi Smith, Rebeca Stewart (4.0), Joshua Thomas (4.0), Dillon Waller (4.0), Sharenna Whitlock (4.0), Brittany Willis (4.0);

WALDRON – Tyrell King (4.0), Dakota Sims (4.0), Darren Woodral (4.0);

WINSLOW – Lana Huffman, Charlotte Pense (4.0);

ATLANTIC BEACH, FLA. – Victoria Bishop;

MULDROW, OKLA. – Michael Jackson;

ROLAND, OKLA. – Tyler Thibodeaux;

TEXARKANA, TEXAS. – Shelby Saulsbury.