Miss Tech Blog

9:01p.m. — Here are your winners:

  • Miss Tech 2017– Kelsey Stone
  • 1st Runner Up– Raigan Purtle
  • 2nd Runner Up– Payton Marshall
  • 3rd Runner Up– McKinzy MkGee
  • 4th Runner Up– Anna Adams-King

8:57 p.m. — Here are some of the winners:

  • CenturyLink Interview Award– Raigan Purtle
  • Lifestyle in Fitness and Swimsuit– Lacy Knox
  • Nona Dirksmeyer Talent Award– Kelsey Stone
  • Miss Congeniality– Anna Adams King & Makayla King
  • Lindsey Ahrens Vocal Winner– Kelsey Stone
  • Virginia Bachman Scholastic Achievement– Lacy Knox & Danielle Duggan
  • Sandi Hodges Dance Award– Makayla King

8:54 p.m. — We have results, and the contestants are returning.

8:48 p.m. — Carly Copeland is now taking the stage to perform.

8:42 p.m. — Miss Arkansas Savannah Skidmore is sharing about her platform.

8:38 p.m. — The competition is now complete, and the results are being tallied.

8:28 p.m. — Now it’s time to begin the evening gown competition, which is the last phase of the competition.

8:18 p.m. — Dr. Collins is now introducing the judges for the Miss Tech Pageant.

8:16 p.m. — That concludes the talent competition. Dr. Collins is thanking several sponsors.

8:13 p.m. — Now it’s time for Danielle Duggan to perform a vocal rendition.

8:12 p.m. — Emily Torrealba is performing a dance for her talent.

8:10 p.m. — The next contestant is McKinzy McGee, and she is performing a monologue for her talent.

8:05 p.m. — Performing a dance number for her talent, is the next contestant Raigan Purtle.

8:03 p.m. — Lacy Knox is performing a jazz dance for her talent.

8:02 p.m. — Makayla King is now performing a lyrical dance.

7:58 p.m. — Kelsey Stone is playing the piano and singing for her talent.

7:53 p.m. — Payton Marshall is singing now for her talent.

7:50 p.m. — The next performer is Cierra Martin, and she is offering a vocal performance.

7:47 p.m. — Up next is Anna Adams-King performing a baton twirling solo.

7:45 p.m.– Meagan Halcomb is performing an acoustic vocal performance of a Sia song.

7:36 p.m. — Allie Evans is performing an Elvis number for her talent.

7:33 p.m. — Miss Arkansas Savannah Skidmore is singing now for the crowd.

7:31 p.m. — Miss Tech Carly Copeland is providing special entertainment.

7:26 p.m. — The swimsuit competition is now underway.

7:22 p.m. — Miss Arkansas Savannah Skidmore is performing.

7:14 p.m. — We are done with questions, and Dr. Collins is now thanking several sponsors.

7:05 p.m. — It’s time for the 12 contestants to begin answering questions from the stage.

7:00 p.m. — The contestants are introducing themselves for the 2017 Miss Tech Pageant.

6:50 p.m. — The Miss Tech pageant will get underway in about 10 minutes.

Arkansas Tech University will have a new representative for campus Friday evening following the annual Miss Tech Pageant.

The pageant begins at 7 p.m. in Witherspoon auditorium. For now, here’s more about the students competing for the title of Miss Arkansas Tech University.

View Graduation Photos and Videos

Arkansas Tech University awarded nearly 700 degrees during Commencement ceremonies at Tucker Coliseum over the weekend.

Students earning degrees were recognized during one of three ceremonies.

Prior to each ceremony, students were also able to pay tribute to those who helped them succeed.

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Open House Provides Information about Tech

Hundreds of prospective students converged on the Arkansas Tech University Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center Saturday morning for the annual Tech Open House.

During the event, representatives from every degree program offered at Tech were on hand to answer questions and speak with prospective students about educational opportunities available at Tech.

Prospective students were also able to tour campus, speak with personnel about the admission process and learn more about campus housing.

For more information about attending Arkansas Tech, call (479) 968-0343, (800) 582-6953 or visit www.atu.edu/admissions.

See photos from the open house.

Carter Named 2015 Homecoming Queen

Arkansas Tech University students have selected senior Stephanie Carter as their 2015 Homecoming queen.

Carter, a rehabilitation science major from Van Buren, was named the queen during Saturday’s pregame festivities at Thone Stadium at Buerkle Field.

She was nominated for the Homecoming court by Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. She is active in Zeta Tau Alpha, National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Greek Programming Board. She has served as a resident assistant, an orientation leader and a student ambassador.

Her parents are Tony and Sherri Carter.

Upon graduating from Arkansas Tech, she hopes to pursue a career in counseling or occupational therapy.

Others named to the 2015 Arkansas Tech Homecoming court were:

  • Senior Toni Cody of Sulphur Springs, TX
  • Junior Haley Owen of Subiaco
  • Senior Hailey Robinson of Okmulgee, OK
  • Senior Bailey Taylor of Rogers

Students Take Part in Big Money Bingo

Arkansas Tech University students enjoyed a night of bingo as part of Homecoming Week festivities.

Tech students packed the Doc Bryan Lecture Hall for several rounds of bingo in hopes of winning a variety of prizes.

The event was hosted by the Arkansas Tech Student Activities Board.

See Homecoming week coverage.

See photos from Big Money Bingo.