Archives for December 2012

Golden Suns Drop Road Game Against UCM

Central Missouri remained undefeated at home this season with a 76-71 victory over the Arkansas Tech Golden Suns in non-conference women’s basketball on Sunday afternoon at the UCM Multipurpose Building in Warrensburg, Mo.

The Jennies (9-1) made 11 3-pointers as they improved to 6-0 at home in 2012-13.

Caroline Eubanks scored a career-high 25 points for Arkansas Tech (5-4). Jessica Weatherford added 17 points and nine rebounds, Rosie Silva notched 14 points and five steals and Cara Neighbors had a career-high 11 points for the Golden Suns.
BreAnna Lewis scored a team-high 21 points for Central Missouri.

The Golden Suns will return to Great American Conference action on Thursday, Jan. 3, when they host Northwestern Oklahoma State for a 5:30 p.m. game at Tucker Coliseum in Russellville.

Time-Out for Tech Set for February

All high school seniors and their families are invited to Time-Out For Tech 2013, which will be hosted by the Arkansas Tech University Office of Admissions on Thursday, Feb. 7.

The annual preview day provides prospective Arkansas Tech students with an opportunity to learn more about the academic programs, student housing options and campus life opportunities available on the Russellville campus.

“All high school seniors in the state of Arkansas and surrounding areas will want to attend Time-Out for Tech,” said Shauna Donnell, assistant vice president for enrollment management at Arkansas Tech. “Arkansas Tech has grown its enrollment by 158 percent since 1997 because we offer a wide breadth of programs on a dynamic campus while maintaining the personal and friendly atmosphere that we are known for. Time-Out for Tech provides high school seniors with a chance to experience those attributes for themselves.”

Time-Out for Tech check-in will start at 7:30 a.m., and the program will begin with a 9:30 a.m. opening session at Tucker Coliseum.  There will be a drawing during the opening session for three tuition scholarships to Arkansas Tech for the fall 2013 semester. Individuals must be present to win.

Following the opening session, high school seniors and their families will have an opportunity to meet with faculty from the academic program that interests them the most.

Time-Out for Tech will also offer residence hall tours, a chance to meet with representatives from student organization and sessions with staff members from such campus entities as financial aid, athletics and Greek life. All Time-Out for Tech participants will receive a free T-shirt.

Pre-registration is required for high school seniors planning to attend Time-Out for Tech. Registration is available online at

For more information about Time-Out for Tech or about applying to become a student at Arkansas Tech University, call (800) 582-6953 or (479) 968-0343.

Ozark Campus Fall 2012 Honor Roll, Chancellor’s List

OZARK – Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus is pleased to announce its fall 2012 honor roll and chancellor’s list, which are made up of 523 students.

Students with a 3.5-3.9 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.

Click here for the list of honor roll and chancellor’s list students (last name, first name, hometown and state – *signifies a 4.0 GPA).


Arkansas Tech to Close at Noon Friday

Arkansas Tech University will close at noon on Friday, December 21, for the holiday season.

The university will reopen for business on Wednesday, January 2, 2013.

We wish you a happy holiday season.

Monica Formally Welcomed as New Coach

A journey that began 29 years ago with a long bus ride from Louisiana finally brought Raymond Monica back around to Arkansas Tech University on Tuesday.

Monica was introduced by Arkansas Tech President Dr. Robert C. Brown and Arkansas Tech Director of Athletics Steve Mullins as the 16th head football coach in Wonder Boys’ history before a capacity crowd at Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center room 300.

“I came up here 29 years ago in a yellow school bus from south Louisiana for football camp,” said Monica during his press conference on Tuesday. “It took more than nine hours to get here. There’s something about this campus I fell in love with. I always paid attention to Arkansas Tech. I look forward to embracing our rich history and meeting the alumni. When you combine the academic tradition and the tradition of the football program, I think that Arkansas Tech is first class and the sky is the limit here.”

Monica was announced as the new head football coach at Arkansas Tech via press release on Thursday. He succeeds Steve Mullins, who resigned as head coach on Nov. 15 and remained with Arkansas Tech as its director of athletics.

A native of Garyville, La., Monica was head football coach at NCAA Division II member Kutztown University (Pa.) from 2006-2012.

He led the Golden Bears to a cumulative overall record of 45-34, two NCAA Division II Playoffs appearances (2010 and 2011) and their first Pennsylvania State Athletics Conference championship (2011).

Prior to his appointment at Kutztown, Monica served as an assistant coach at the University of North Alabama and Temple University. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in health, physical education and recreation from the University of North Alabama in 1990.

Monica and his wife, Linda, are parents of Ray (17), Lindsey (14) and Austin (6).

Arkansas Tech will play its 99th season of intercollegiate football in 2013. The Wonder Boys have an all-time record of 531-351-41 (.598), and Tech is one of 10 NCAA Division II football programs with 530 or more all-time wins.

The Wonder Boys became the first football program in Arkansas to earn three NCAA Division II Playoffs berths (1999, 2004 and 2009), to host an NCAA Division II Playoffs game (2004) and to win an NCAA Division II Playoffs game (2004).

Arkansas Tech was 5-6 overall and 3-5 in the Great American Conference during the 2012 season.