Archives for April 2015

Student Activities Board Leadership Announced

Arkansas Tech University has announced the students selected to serve as members of the 2015-16 Student Activities Board Executive Board.

The students appointed to the executive board are:

  • Suede Graham – President
  • Lindsey Wood – Spirit and Traditions Team Leader
  • Ashlee Caton – Spirit and Traditions Team Leader
  • Tulsi Patel – Variety and Entertainment Team Leader
  • Jaylissa Hampton – Engaging Issues Team Leader
  • Erica Goss – Social Events Team Leader
  • Elijah Moreno – Motion Pictures Team Leader

In order to be considered for the board, students had to apply and interview for the positions.

The Student Activities Board plans campus activities and events for students to enjoy throughout their collegiate career.

Learn more about the Student Activities Board.

College of Business Honors Top Achievers

Dr. Marc Fusaro, associate professor of economics, received the 2015 Thomas P. Tyler Excellence in Teaching Award from the Arkansas Tech University College of Business during an awards program on Thursday, April 23, at Chambers Cafeteria West Dining Room.

Fusaro (photographed, left) was presented with his award by Dr. Ed Bashaw, dean of the Arkansas Tech College of Business.

Fusaro has served on the Arkansas Tech faculty since 2009.

He developed and maintains the Arkansas Tech Business Index, a cooperative effort between the Arkansas Tech College of Business and Arvest Bank that evaluates economic trends in 18 municipalities around the state.

Fusaro holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Scranton and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Northwestern University.

Student award recipients at the 2015 Arkansas Tech College of Business awards program included:

  • Dylan Edgell of Pottsville, Billy Ramsey Award
  • Karlie Davenport of Yellville, National Business Education Award
  • Christy Villanueva of Russellville, Gary K. Burris Outstanding Accounting Scholar
  • Katy Gatling of Forrest City, Joseph L. Moore Outstanding Economics/Finance Graduate
  • Zachary Bennett of Little Rock, Outstanding Business Data Analytics Award
  • Chloe Cox of North Little Rock, College of Business Ambassador Award
  • Sarah Casey of Deer, College of Business Leadership Award
  • Rebecka Surtevall of Stockholm, Sweden, Robert A. Young Outstanding Business Student

View photos from the 2015 College of Business awards ceremony.

Learn more about the College of Business.

Education Faculty, Students Recognized

The Arkansas Tech University College of Education hosted its 2014-15 awards reception for faculty and students on Thursday, April 23, at Crabaugh Hall.

Dr. Sherry Field, dean of the Arkansas Tech College of Education, presided over the ceremony.

Student honorees from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction included:

  • Sarah Hill, College Middle Level Association president
  • Faith Robinson, Student National Education Association president
  • Whitney Dodd, early childhood education ouststanding portfolio
  • Patricia Mendez, middle level education outstanding portfolio
  • Leah Garton, secondary education outstanding portfolio

Student honorees from the Department of Health and Physical Education included:

  • Kristen Smith, NASPE major of the year in teaching and coaching
  • Franci Harper, NASPE major of the year in wellness science
  • Robert Edwards, Dr. John Cadle Award (outstanding physical education graduate student)
  • Kirbi Hinton, Dr. Pat Gordon Award (outstanding physical education undergraduate student)
  • Kristen Smith and Kirbi Hinton, HPEWS Club co-presidents

Student honorees from the Department of College Student Personnel included:

  • Kelsey Spry, outstanding comprehensive exam/case study
  • Catherine Burton, outstanding comprehensive exam/case study
  • Maegan Ballard, outstanding comprehensive exam/case study
  • Tiffany Walker, College Student Personnel Association president
  • Hap Adkins, Chi Sigma Alpha president

The Arkansas Tech College of Education recognized retiring faculty members Diane Walters and Dr. Sid Womack during the gathering.

Walters has given 14 years of service to Arkansas Tech. She is visiting assistant professor of health and physical education.

Womack is retiring after 29 years on the Arkansas Tech faculty. He is professor of curriculum and instruction in secondary education.

In addition, the following College of Education faculty members were recognized for reaching milestones of service:

15 Years

  • Dr. Tim Carter
  • Linda Jackson
  • Dr. Susan Underwood

10 Years

  • Dr. Kevin Costley
  • Dr. Timothy Leggett
  • Troy Norton
  • Dr. Jackie Paxton
  • Dr. V. Carole Smith

5 Years

  • Dr. Christine Austin
  • Dr. Chris Giroir
  • June Lawson
  • Dr. J.J. Mayo
  • Dr. Stephanie Pepper
  • Brenda Tyler
  • Dr. Lynn Walsh

View more photos from the College of Education awards ceremony.

Learn more about the College of Education.

Graduate Plans to Be Featured at Commencement

Students graduating from Arkansas Tech University will have the opportunity to have their plans featured on the video boards during commencement.

Prior to the start of each ceremony, Arkansas Tech will highlight the next step students are taking on the video boards.

Students wishing to share their plans are asked to email cphillips@atu.edu or share their plans on social media using the #atugrad.

Learn more about commencement at Arkansas Tech.

Tech Hosts Meeting of Local Law Enforcement

Arkansas Tech University and the Office of the Fifth Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney welcomed more than three dozen local law enforcement representatives to Williamson Hall Dining Room for a professional development luncheon on Wednesday, April 29.

The gathering focused on laws passed by the 90th General Assembly of Arkansas during its 2015 regular session.

Thomas Pennington and David Gibbons have co-hosted a similar annual gathering for local law enforcement since 1999. Pennington is associate vice president, counsel to the president and professor of legal studies at Arkansas Tech. Gibbons is prosecuting attorney for the Fifth Judicial District of Arkansas.