Tech Top 100 Announced

Arkansas Tech University has released the top 100 images from the Spring 2017 semester.

The photos are taken at various campus events during the semester and are designed to be representative of the overall campus experience.

The images are posted to the university’s Flickr site.

Top 100 Photos: Spring 2017

Commencement 2017 at Arkansas Tech

Arkansas Tech University will award more than 1,400 degrees during five spring 2017 graduation ceremonies this weekend at John E. Tucker Coliseum in Russellville.

The ceremony times are as follows:

  • Arkansas Tech-Ozark Campus at 7 p.m. Thursday
  • Arkansas Tech Graduate College at 7 p.m. Friday
  • College of Arts and Humanities and College of Education at 10 a.m. ceremony Saturday
  • College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and College of eTech at 2 p.m. Saturday
  • College of Business, College of Natural and Health Sciences and associate degrees at 6 p.m. Saturday

Members of the Tech family can stay connected during commencement using the hashtag #ATUGrad on social media.

Learn more about commencement ceremonies at Arkansas Tech.

The ceremonies will be streamed live, and each ceremony may be viewed below:

Students Enjoy Summer Send Off

Arkansas Tech University students had the opportunity to relax before finals exams begin by enjoying the annual Summer Send Off last week.

Hosted by the Student Activities Board, the event includes several carnival rides and carnival treats for students and their families to enjoy.

The event is one of several hosted throughout the year at no cost for students. Learn more about the Arkansas Tech Student Activities Board.

2017 Summer Send Off | 4/27/17

Awards Presented at Evening of Excellence

The Arkansas Tech University Division of Student Services recognized students, faculty and staff for their contributions to the activities beyond the classroom that enriched life on campus during the 2016-17 academic year with its annual Evening of Excellence at the Young Ballroom on Tuesday, April 25.

Top award winners included Patrick Kamerling, who captured the male Green and Gold Spirit Award, and Lindsey Triplett, who received the female Green and Gold Spirit Award. Kamerling is a senior from Fort Smith, while Triplett is a senior from Damascus.

Kevin Solomon, associate dean for campus life, garnered the Cupola Award for going “above and beyond to deliver the highest standard of service for students.”

ATU students Lauren Barthel, Erin Conrad, Mac Croff, Hannah Dampier, Cody Hardgrave, Kevin Hemphill, Aysia Jackson, Kelsey Jenkins, Camille Jordan Clark, Brooks Laffoon, Kyle McCabe and Brittney Smith earned the Service Excellence Award for logging 100 or more community service hours through theLINK during the 2016-17 academic year.

Maggie Hand, outgoing Student Government Association president, presented Matthew Smith, who was recently elected SGA president for 2017-18, with a gavel.

Additional awards announced on Tuesday night included:

Greek Life

  • Greek Chapter of Excellence: Zeta Tau Alpha
  • Greek Woman of the Year: Allison Holloway, Zeta Tau Alpha
  • Greek Man of the Year: Matthew Smith, Alpha Tau Omega
  • Outstanding New Sorority Member: Lydia Gates, Phi Mu
  • Outstanding New Fraternity Member: Kyle Howley, Alpha Tau Omega

Campus Recreation

  • Top Official: Alex Butler
  • Most Improved Official: Alli Cree
  • Male Player of the Year: Mitch Thompson
  • Female Player of the Year: Morgan Prescott
  • Male Memory Maker: Cody Underhill
  • Female Memory Maker: Tori Underhill

Residence Life

  • Community Builder Program of the Year: “Halloween Spectacular” by Mason Sims
  • Programmer of the Year: Makenzie Martin
  • Community Builder of the Year: Christian Kimberling
  • National Residence Hall Honorary Peer Resident Assistant of the Year: Mason Sims
  • Resident Assistant of the Year: Megan Bryant

GOLD Cabinet

  • GOLD Leader of the Year: Haley Owen

Spirit Squads

  • Most Spirited Member, Cheer: Sara Brians
  • Most Spirited Member, Dance: Blair Miller
  • Most Improved Member, Cheer: Paden Cook
  • Most Improved Member, Dance: Callie Purtell
  • Most Valuable Member, Cheer: Tristan Cagle-Trundale
  • Most Valuable Member, Dance: Raigan Purtle and Rebecca Hendrix
  • Leadership Award, Cheer: Sara Brians
  • Leadership Award, Dance: Raigan Purtle and Rebecca Hendrix

Student Government Association

  • Senator of the Year: Blake Hurley

Campus Life

  • Community Service Project of the Year: Because We Can
  • Charitable Fundraiser of the Year: SPECTRUM
  • Event/Program of the Year: Agriculture Ambassadors
  • Most Improved Student Organization: Alpha Gamma Rho
  • Outstanding Student Organization: Agriculture Club
  • Professor of the Year: Dr. Jim Collins
  • Organization Member of the Year: Carmen Skinner, SPECTRUM
  • Organization President of the Year: Emily Torrealba, Women in STEM
  • Organization Advisor of the Year: Dr. Lucas Maxwell, Alpha Gamma Rho and Agriculture Ambassadors

2017 Evening of Excellence | 4/25/17

Greek Community Collects 40,000 Items for Local Schools

Members of the Arkansas Tech University Greek community are partnering with local elementary schools to provide food items for those in need as part of a Greeks Give Back Event.

During the event, fraternity and sorority members donated and sorted more than 40,000 food items that will be delivered to area students in need.

The annual program is part of Greek Week, which is designed to highlight the importance of the Greek community in the collegiate experience.

Learn more about Greek Life at Arkansas Tech.

2017 Greeks Give Back