Archives for November 2010

Tech Alumni To Serve Donuts During Finals


Arkansas Tech University alumni will once again show support to students taking final exams by providing a free breakfast most mornings of final exams.

Tech alumni will be serving free donuts, coffee and cider at several locations across the Tech campus throughout finals.

Alumni will be providing breakfast during the following times:

  • Wednesday, December 8th: Corley, McEver, Witherspoon, Dean and Rothwell
  • Thursday, December 9th: Corley, McEver, Witherspoon, Dean, Rothwell, Tomlinson
  • Friday, December 10th: Corley, McEver, Witherspoon, Dean, Rothwell, Energy Center, Williamson
  • Monday, December 13th: Corley, McEver, Witherspoon, Dean, Rothwell and Crabaugh

Providing breakfast is an annual tradition of the Arkansas Tech University Alumni Association, and Tech officials say it’s one of the ways Tech alumni are able to stay connected with current Tech students.

All Arkansas Tech University alumni are welcome to participate.  To sign up to serve, email

Harris Receives National Citation Award


Arkansas Tech University professor Dr. Lyman Harris was recognized with the National Citation Award from the National Rehabilitation Counseling Association at the National Rehabilitation Counseling Association Conference in Oklahoma City earlier this month.

According to the award criteria, the honor is designed to “recognize meritorious service or significant achievement in the field of rehabilitation on a local, state, regional or national basis.”

Harris is the director for the Rehabilitation Science program at Arkansas Tech, and he has served on the Arkansas Tech University faculty since 1975.

“I am humbled and surprised to receive this award.  It’s my goal to prepare Arkansas Tech students to be successful upon the completion of their degree.  To be recognized for that, is truly an honor,” added Harris.

In addition to serving at Arkansas Tech, Harris has also served five terms on the Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling, which licenses rehabilitation counselors in the State of Arkansas.

In 2002, Harris received the Faculty Award of Excellence for Service from Arkansas Tech University.

The Arkansas Tech Rehabilitation Science program is the only program in the state admitted to membership in the Undergraduate Registry of the Council on Rehabilitation Education. As a member of the registry, the program is one of only 22 programs in the United States that has been admitted to registry membership.

Learn more about the Rehabilitation Science program at Arkansas Tech.

Tip-In Topples Wonder Boys 66-65

Da’Ron Sims made a tip-in with 9.9 seconds remaining to give the West Georgia Wolves a 66-65 win over the nationally 22nd-ranked Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys in non-conference action at The Coliseum in Carrollton, Ga., on Monday night.

Tech (4-2) had taken a 65-64 lead on three Jeremy Dunbar free throws with 26.9 seconds left.

Deion Sims then drove the length of the floor for UWG and missed a jumper from the right side, but Da’Ron Sims was there with his 11th and final rebound of the night.

His tip-in put the Wolves in front 66-65. The Wonder Boys got two looks at potentially game-winning shots in the final seconds, but neither of them went in.

Deion Sims had 18 points for West Georgia (3-2), while Da’Ron Sims finished with 15 points. Five of his 11 rebounds were on the offensive glass.

Dunbar scored a team-high 14 points for Arkansas Tech. Johnie Davis added 12 points and James Giles had 10 points and seven rebounds for the Wonder Boys.

Tech led 25-15 with 4:58 left in the first half, but West Georgia closed the half on a 14-3 run. Ryan Godfrey’s 3-pointer at the first half buzzer gave the Wolves a 29-28 lead at the break.

Neither team led by more than seven points in a second half that saw six ties and 10 lead changes. Overall, there were nine ties and 13 lead changes on Monday night.

West Georgia out-scored Tech 32-20 in points in the paint. The Wonder Boys made 11-of-27 (41 percent) from 3-point range, but they only got to the free throw line for four attempts (4-of-4). The Wolves were 13-of-18 (72 percent) at the free throw line.

The Wonder Boys will entertain Southwestern Christian for a 7 p.m. game at Tucker Coliseum in Russellville on Friday, Dec. 3.

Golden Suns Cage Wolves 66-56

A pair of scoring runs lifted the nationally top-ranked Arkansas Tech Golden Suns to a 66-56 victory over the West Georgia Wolves in non-conference women’s basketball at The Coliseum in Carrollton, Ga., on Monday night.

The Golden Suns (5-1) used a 15-4 run to claim a 26-13 lead with 5:04 to go before halftime. Tech held a 33-16 edge at the intermission.

It looked like the Suns would pull away for an easy win when they opened the second half with a 15-5 spurt. They led 48-24 with 15:43 to go.

However, West Georgia (1-5) was not quite ready to give up. The Wolves put together their own 21-8 run to cut Tech’s advantage to 56-45 with 8:22 remaining.

That was when the Suns re-asserted themselves on the defensive end of the floor. Tech held West Georgia without a made field goal for a span of 4:36 as the Suns opened a 62-46 lead with less than four minutes to go.

Tech steered it home from there as it bounced back from a loss at West Alabama on Saturday.

Defense was the biggest difference between the two games on the road trip for the Golden Suns. After allowing West Alabama to shoot 49 percent from the field on Saturday, Tech held UWG to 28 percent shooting from the field on Monday.

The Wolves might have handed the Suns a second consecutive loss if West Georgia could have taken better advantage of its second chance opportunities.

UWG grabbed 24 offensive rebounds on Monday, but it only scored 11 second chance points.

Natalia Santos scored a game-high 20 points for the Suns. She was 9-of-16 from the field.

Jenny Vining and Lindsey Root notched nine points apiece for Tech, while Jessica Weatherford had eight points and seven rebounds. Laura Beth Anderson and Katie Horsman had seven points each.

Monica Williams paced West Georgia with 19 points and 10 rebounds.

The Golden Suns will next take the floor on Saturday, Dec. 4, for a non-conference game against St. Edward’s University (Texas). Tip-off is set for 4 p.m. at Tucker Coliseum in Russellville.

Blood Drive Thursday


The season of giving has arrived and some students are hard at work recruiting others to give the gift of life.

The Arkansas Tech Student Government Association is sponsoring a blood drive this Thursday in the Young Game Room from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Click here to make an appointment. As always, walk-ins are welcome.

Click here to watch a YouTube video from the Red Cross that contains information about blood donations.

Search “Arkansas Tech University Blood Drive” on Facebook for more information.