ATU Ozark Students earn awards

Twenty Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus students earned awards at either the Skills USA Arkansas State Conference in Hot Springs or Arkansas Licensed Practical Nurses Association (ALPNA) Spring Skills Competition in Hope this month.

“We are proud of all of our participants,” said Bruce Sikes, chancellor of Arkansas Tech-Ozark Campus. “Our commitment to provide career readiness is evident by the participation of faculty and students in these competitions, and our ability to provide excellence shows with these honors.”

The following are the names of Skills USA winning students (their program of study), competition category and place:

• Josh Davis, of Fort Smith, (Air Conditioning and Refrigeration), HVAC: first;
• Jon Coulter, of Mountainburg, (ACR), HVAC: second;
• Andrew Komp, of Subiaco, (ACR), HVAC: third;

• Wayne Horn, of Paris, (Automotive Service Technology), automotive technology: first;
• Justin Hardin, of Booneville, (AST), parts specialist: first;
• Kyle Robinson, of Mountainburg, (AST), parts specialist: second;

• Elias Wilkinson, of Alma, (Computer Information Systems), Information Technology Services: first;

• Heather Hughes, of Clarksville, (Cosmetology), job interview: first;

The following are the names of Skills USA Arkansas Tech Career Center winning students (their program of study), competition category and place:

• Beverly Reaves, of Pottsville, medical terminology: first;
• Bradley Judkins, of Pottsville, first aid-CPR: first;
• Alyssa Shaddon, of Atkins, first aid-CPR: third;
• Kyle Madden, of Danville, information technology: third;

The following are the names of ALPNA winning students (their program of study), competition category and place:

• Devin Hild, of Lavaca, (Practical Nursing), nutrition: first;
• Meagan Gooch, of Fort Smith, (PN), CPR: second;
• Jennifer Dorey, of Fort Smith, (PN), CPR: second;
• Kristen Bittle, of Van Buren, (PN), anatomy and physiology: third;
• Sarah Fantuazzi, of Fort Smith, (PN), quiz bowl competition: first;
• Taylor Owen, of Ozark, (PN), quiz bowl competition: first;
• Krista Fenstemacher, of Alma, (PN), quiz bowl competition: first;
• Carol Fusher of Van Buren, (PN), quiz bowl competition: first;

For more details regarding ATU Ozark programs, call (479) 667-2117, or view the website at www.atu.edu/ozark.

Photo 1:
Several students from the Automotive Service Technology program at ATU Ozark stand proudly with their instructors holding their Skills USA sign after taking home several awards.

Photo 2: A group of ATU Ozark students and faculty stand together after competing in the SkillsUSA Arkansas State Conference in Hot Springs on April 12.

Photo 3:
The first place winners of the quiz bowl competition at the ALPNA 21st Annual Practical Nurse Skill Competition and Spring Conference proudly hold the trophy they earned. From left: Taylor Owen of Ozark, Carol Fusher of Van Buren, Sarah Fantuazzi of Fort Smith and Krista Fenstemacher of Alma.

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