Archives for December 2018

IRC Accepting 2019-20 Grant Proposals

The Arkansas Tech University Interdisciplinary Research Center is pleased to announce a call for proposals for 2019-2020 IRC grants.

These grants will support faculty initiatives in all academic disciplines, with priority given to pilot studies in interdisciplinary projects.


  • All tenure-track or tenured faculty members are eligible to apply.
  • All proposals must be interdisciplinary in nature and must include at least two faculty investigators, each from a different department.
  • Proposals that employ pilot projects designed to collect preliminary results for an external funding proposal are a priority.
  • A faculty member may submit one application as PI and one application as a co-PI.


The completed grant proposal with all required signatures must be submitted electronically (in PDF format) to no later than Monday, Feb. 25, at 5 p.m. This deadline applies only to the 2019-2020 budget cycle. Late proposals will not be accepted.

For full guidelines visit the IRC website at

Please contact an IRC Director if have any questions.

Contact information can be found at or you may e-mail

New Tuition Waiver Policy Effective Spring ’19

Arkansas Tech University is launching a new tuition waiver policy effective with the beginning of the spring 2019 semester.

A committee comprised of faculty, staff and administrators developed the policy, which has been approved by the Board of Trustees.

The new policy includes an online, paperless process that will aid in record keeping and create efficiencies as it coordinates this benefit with the Banner system.

Some of the highlights of the policy include:

  • The waiver applicant must be registered for courses for the selected term at the time of submission.
  • The waiver applicant must not already have a waiver for the selected term submitted and pending approval.
  • The waiver applicant must not exceed the lifetime maximum hours of 144 for undergraduate and 40 for graduate.
  • If applicable, the selected child dependent must be less than 24 years of age within the calendar year of the selected term.
  • The employee must be full-time as of the start date of the selected term.
  • The request must be submitted by the first day of class of the selected term.

Credits earned prior to this policy being in place do not count toward the 144 undergraduate hours or 40 graduate hours lifetime maximums.

Please use this link to locate the policy on the Office of Human Resources website:

Please use this link to find the online form to process a tuition waiver request for you or your dependent(s):

ATU Provides Happy Holidays for Community

The Arkansas Tech University community stepped forward in a big way to help neighbors in need during the 2018 holiday season.

Click on the links below to read stories about some of the ways in which ATU made the season bright in the Arkansas River Valley:

ATU Students Come Through for Local Kids – Salvation Army Angel Tree

ATU Honored for Supporting Toys for Tots

Staff Senate Delivers Goods to Green and Gold Cupboard

ATU Upward Bound Collects Toys for Arkansas Children’s Hospital

PLC Delivers Donated Clothes to MARVA

Wonder Boys, Golden Suns No. 1 in Service

Arkansas Tech University is the NCAA Division II Team Works Helper Helper community service champion for 2018.

ATU student-athletes completed 3,535 hours of community work during the three months of the competition. In total, ATU student-athletes have donated more than 5,100 hours of community service since July 1, 2018. Twenty-three local non-profit organizations benefited from the service of Wonder Boys and Golden Suns during the fall 2018 semester.

Every student-athlete at ATU participated in the service, including more than 800 hours volunteering at local elementary schools, mentoring and reading to the students and creating food backpacks.

As a result, Arkansas Tech had the most volunteer service among the more than 300 members of NCAA Division II in the United States and Canada.

According to a news release from the NCAA, NCAA Team Works and Helper Helper launched the community service competition to recognize student-athletes who give back to their communities. NCAA Team Works coordinates community service efforts at NCAA championships, while Helper Helper is a volunteer management and tracking platform.

The competition, which ran from September through November, is based on the number of service hours completed and the number of participating student-athletes.

“The work of the Arkansas Tech student-athletes and coaches is to be commended,” said Dr. Robin E. Bowen, ATU president. “In addition to their studies and their athletic pursuits, these students give numerous hours of service to the local community. I am genuinely appreciative of their efforts to make our community and region a better place.”

ATU-Ozark Names Fall 2018 Chancellor’s List and Honor Roll

Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus has announced its Chancellor’s List and Honor Roll for the fall 2018 semester.

The Arkansas Tech-Ozark Campus Chancellor’s List recognizes students who complete a semester with a 4.0 grade point average, while the Arkansas Tech-Ozark Campus Honor Roll honors students who complete a semester with a grade point average between 3.5-3.9.

A total of 476 Arkansas Tech-Ozark Campus students earned special commendation for their academic achievement during fall 2018.

The members of the fall 2018 Arkansas Tech-Ozark Campus Chancellor’s List and Honor Roll are:

ALEXANDER- Garrett Steadham (4.0)

ALMA- Rebecca Barber; Caleb Beshears; Jedidiah Blasingame; Ashley Brasher (4.0); William Burkett; Gavyn Cunningham; Kelsey Elliott (4.0); Kaley Freeman (4.0); Haley Hudson (4.0); Kasey Keith (4.0); Baylee Lumpkin; Matthew McCabe; Marcy McHenry (4.0); Lisa Randolph; Elizabeth Ray; Erin Riley; Lonnie Robins (4.0); Nickole Shelton (4.0); Cory Smith (4.0); Brittany Standridge (4.0); Jennifer Taylor; Leslie Watkins; Justin Watkins; Jimmy Woodruff (4.0)

ALTUS- Alfreda  Covert (4.0); Meleah Detherage (4.0); Deidre Doss (4.0); Kailen Harris; Inga Tobin (4.0); Emily Williams; Crystal Wright (4.0)

ATKINS- Shelby Brashear (4.0); Darren Pool (4.0); Savana Rhinehart

BARLING- Karen Glidewell; Jennifer Jackson; Michaela Payton; Venessa Torres; Harrison Warren-Saldivar

BEE BRANCH- Madisyn Griffith

BELLVILLE- Ashley Baker (4.0); Gabriela Garcia

BLYTHEVILLE- Brittany Miles (4.0)

BOONEVILLE- Monica Adair (4.0); Zachary Adair (4.0); Bonnie Anzalone; Kristin Armstrong (4.0); Madison Bittle; Brett Cates; Tyler Catlett (4.0); Sydney Dotson; Kaila Ensey (4.0); Alexandria Keen (4.0); Joy Long; Daphne Mattson; Jennifer McLemore (4.0); Melissa Means (4.0); Jennifer Merrill (4.0); Kaci Parrish; Calvert Raggio; Rodney Siddons (4.0); Hannah Simpson (4.0); Ellyn-Maree Stevenson (4.0); Hershel Swint Autumn Townsend; Chelsey Warren (4.0); Charles Wharton (4.0); Justin Williams; Robert Williamson; KC Woods (4.0)

BRANCH- Michael Lloyd  (4.0)

BRISTOW- Trustyn Niceley

BRYANT- Brittany Wilkins (4.0)

CALICO ROCK- Cassie Lindsey (4.0); Kyle Moody (4.0)

CECIL- Amanda Ingram (4.0)

CEDARVILLE- Aundrea Cagle; Sarah Cagle(4.0); Devon Jones (4.0); Paigeriana Skinner (4.0)

CENTRAL CITY- Levi Simpson

CHARLESTON- Macy Binz; Rebecca Burr; Cassandra Clay; Kala Hicks (4.0); William Kniser; Lillian Pickartz; Morgan Reed; Taylor Reed; Elizabeth Ritchie (4.0); Lacie Sarten (4.0); Mason Sherwood; Danielle Stark (4.0); Mason Wisdom

CHESTER- Tracy Goodwin (4.0)

CLARKSVILLE-Brittani Acord; Kayley Arrowood (4.0); Juan Barrientos; Amy Beshears (4.0); Brenton Buckman (4.0); Lucero Caro; Kristin Clayborn; Kaleb Cooper; Paige Denton (4.0); Andrew Dolson (4.0); Daisy Duran (4.0) Jesse Dyer; Joseph Engleman; Jose Flores; Joshua Ford (4.0); Kaleb Freeman; Hser Gaw; Celina Gonzalez-Guzman; Morgan Gunter; Belinda Hinojosa-Olguin; Leanna Hoffpauir (4.0); Alena Holt (4.0); Anna Hover (4.0); Kimberly Hudson (4.0); Heather Ingram (4.0); Diamond Johnston; Keagan Jones (4.0); Kaitlin Kimbrough (4.0); Karmen Lantz (4.0); Dylan Lantz (4.0); Jessica Lindquist; Edith Magdaleno-Ramirez; John Magen (4.0); Tyler Marler; Stephanie McKinney (4.0); Layler Moo (4.0); Carla Murphy (4.0); Paw Mwe; Brittany Nelson; Hailey Park (4.0); Alyssa Prindel (4.0); Anthony Qualls (4.0); Dawson Rainey (4.0); Erica Reyes (4.0); Cameron Reynolds; Elizabeth Rohr (4.0); Susan Sanders; Janice Schubarth; (Esmeralda Sotelo; Walter South; Crystal Stover; Say Klu Taw (4.0); Janet Thurman (4.0); Thein Tun (4.0); Alexis Vaughn (4.0); Emma Wallace (4.0); Addison West; Ross Yarbrough

CLEVELAND- CheyenneHoneycutt (4.0)

CLINTON- Dennis Head

COAL HILL- Nikie Carter; Michael Mainard (4.0); Cortney Reynolds; Kara Roach (4.0)

CONWAY- Deisy Becker; Kalee Fowler (4.0); Candace Lopez

DAMASCUS- Jesse Mann (4.0)

DANVILLE- Michael Beyer (4.0)

DARDANELLE- Laura Andrade (4.0); Alexandra Cathey (4.0); Lori Cummings (4.0); Summer Johnson; Autumn Reynolds (4.0); Elizabeth Witt (4.0); Holly Young

DECATUR- Cameron Shaffer (4.0)

DEER- Tanner Counts (4.0)

DELAWARE- Brianna Pierce; Yomaira Salgado; Linda Yang (4.0)

DES ARC- Ravyn Rosel (4.0)

DOVER- Maggie Cowen  (4.0); Jennifer Hedgecock; Mackenzie Hendrix (4.0); Dillon Massey (4.0); Carson Miller (4.0); Rachael Seward (4.0); Ryan Tidwell; Taylor Turner

DYER- Mason Burrier (4.0); Harley Leakey

EL PASO- Lisa Carver (4.0)

FARMINGTON- Shanna  Chick (4.0); Jarrod Chrisman (4.0); Benjamin Nix (4.0)


FORT SMITH- Annika Alston (4.0) Karina Bravo (4.0) Ashley Brown; Brooke Carman; Hailey Chandler (4.0); Marisa Felterman (4.0); Michael Gibson (4.0); Whittney Graham; Stephanie Green; Alicia Hanson (4.0); Kenneth Jines; Amber Kirkendoll (4.0); Caitlyn Loftis; Rachell Lohman (4.0); Moises Lopez (4.0); Piper Lumpkin; Erik Menchaca; Rosa Perez (4.0); Mary Pitchford (4.0) Jessica Rackers; James Ratledge (4.0); Elizabeth Ray; Samuel Schleiff; Brandi Scoggins (4.0); Bethany Sexton; Rhiannon Sharp; Aleah Shepard; Anthony Sheppard (4.0); Karen West

GASSVILLE- Moriah Wiggins

GREENWOOD- Joshua Bradt; Rebecca Clayton; Megan Johnson (4.0); Patricia Lanier (4.0); Whitney Weaver

HAGARVILLE- Baylee Harmon (4.0); Katlin Harmon (4.0)

HARRISON- Kyra Nielsen (4.0)

HARTMAN- Tanner Anderson (4.0); Dakota Cates (4.0); Joseph Fowler (4.0); Roland Rye; Janie Stepp; Sydney Tindell

HASTY Jeremiah Smith

HATTIEVILLE- Deryn Nicholson (4.0)

HECTOR Savannah Bobsin (4.0); Daniel Haynes (4.0)

HOT SPRINGS- Alfonso Roda (4.0)

HUNTINGTON- Michelle Greb (4.0)


JACKSONVILLE- Melissa Griffith (4.0)

KNOXVILLE- Hannah Sanderson (4.0)

LAMAR- Verlin Coleman (4.0); Jessica Cook (4.0); Carrie Cowell; Kristi Fetters; BrittanyGriggs (4.0); Jordan Hawkins; Shanadoah Lemaster (4.0); Danielle Pigeon (4.0); Kodie Sanders; Alison Shaffer (4.0); Bonnie South (4.0)

LAVACA- Emerald Asher (4.0); Olivia Austin (4.0) ; Thea Ballinger (4.0); Leilaunee Cooper; Mary Croft (4.0); Andrew Hobbs (4.0); Joshuah Moudy; Wesley Robinson (4.0) Lane Taylor; Darcy Waterbury (4.0)

LITTLE ROCK-Valerie Bartlett; Audrey Carter; Lauren Ivey

MAGAZINE- Kalyn Bryan (4.0) Rebekah Dobson; Jodi Hall; Zachary Kelm (4.0); Sailor Moody; Tammy Smith (4.0)

MALVERN- Aaron Hamby (4.0)

MENA- Catherine Lewis (4.0); McKinzy McGee

MORRILTON- Crystal Wilson (4.0)

MOUNTAIN HOME- Andrea Melton (4.0); Logan Waldon (4.0)

MOUNTAINBURG- Allyson Gassaway; Cameron Jones (4.0); Kaitlan Lamproe

MULBERRY- Cheyann Claybaugh (4.0); Destiny Freeman (4.0); Keri King (4.0); Sarah Kizer; Michael Long (4.0); Trevor Marvin; Dustin Marvin (4.0); Jessica Mefford (4.0); Susan Miller; Jessica Norried (4.0); Jessi Robbins (4.0); Allyson Walker

NATURAL DAM- Derick Jones

NEW BLAINE- Jerri Appleton; Raigan Cates (4.0); Brandy Patterson (4.0)

OPPELO- Patience McGhee (4.0); Maegan Roberts (4.0)

OZARK- Kristin   Barham (4.0); Rodney Bartlett; Anna Bentley; Reagan Boren (4.0); Stephanie Bowles (4.0); Diamond Brockett (4.0); Chastin Cagle; Reba Cain (4.0); Christopher Christian (4.0); Peter Clifton (4.0); Kyra Cunningham; Philadelphia Drefs-Whipple (4.0); Shantel Durham; Jennifer Ellis (4.0); Austin Frazier (4.0); Richard Gragg; Quincy Gragg; Aundrea Griffith; Randy Gunter (4.0); Robert Harden (4.0); Justin Harden (4.0); Corey Harris (4.0); Colin Hayes (4.0); Peggy Hennessey; Susan Heuton; Karen Hillard (4.0); Stacie Howe (4.0); Celia Howell (4.0); Laura Hutchison (4.0); Kayla Isbell; Kimberlyn Jones (4.0); Angel Kinney(4.0); Robert Koller; Ashley Lambert (4.0); Amy Landers (4.0); Lauren Lane (4.0); Noah Larrison; Emilee Linthacum (4.0); Richard Marques (4.0); Jacob McGill; Allen McIlroy (4.0); Jennyfer Mireles (4.0); Madison Orrick (4.0); Jordan Owen (4.0); Alison Parker (4.0); Dwan Powers(4.0); Mary Primm; Torsten Radke (4.0); Rachael Ray; Brooklyn Ree; Jonathan Ree; Rachel Robertson; Mary Ross (4.0); Ashley Selby;  Morgan Shaffer;; Lindsey Sharp; Megan Silva; Elizabeth Skaggs (4.0); Maurice Smith (4.0); Kenneth Sturdivant (4.0); Shawn Teague(4.0); Jake Teer (4.0); Kristina Teer (4.0); Jessica Turner; Serena Vanderford (4.0); Brittanie Vierra; Dallas                Weathers; Hailey Wilcox; Alycia Wilkins; Shaley Williams; Jason Williams (4.0); Emily Wyles (4.0)

OZONE- Zoey Rogers (4.0)

PARIS- Trulla Brewer (4.0); Jennifer Brittian; Jonathan Callahan; Amanda Elsken (4.0); Tiffanny Enriquez (4.0); Angel Farnam (4.0); Bradley Featherston; Rebecca Garner (4.0); Ashley Harris (4.0); Jessica Hess; Cole Norton (4.0); Debra Pack; Heaven Potts; Shelby Willhite ; Stevie Wood (4.0)

POTTSVILLE- Sharon Apanavicius (4.0); Mallory Walker (4.0)

RATCLIFF- Andrew Goff (4.0); Bambi Heinrichs (4.0); Bradley Holloway (4.0); Joseph Ihle; Makaila Moody (4.0); Susan Smith (4.0); Katy Weymouth (4.0)

ROGERS- Justine Fitzgibbon (4.0)

RUDY- Gunner Medrano

RUSSELLVILLE- Bailie Bolanis; Allauna Boone (4.0); Jazmiin Brown (4.0); Brittany Burgess; Rachel Chambers (4.0); Leah Clark; Kelsey Fincher; Valorie Freeman; Brandon Graham; Mattie Green (4.0); Bradley Judkins; Elizabeth Kennard (4.0); Jonathan Ketcherside; Cade Koch (4.0); Austina Leon Guerrero; Elizabeth Reeves (4.0); Bethany Rios; Ryan Rooke (4.0); Hannah Schurtz (4.0); Thomas Simpson (4.0); Avery Simpson (4.0); Mahogany Smith; Carson Smith (4.0); Crystal Storment (4.0); Madisun White (4.0); Mami Yuasa (4.0)


SCRANTON- Kendra Bailey (4.0); Raymond Furr (4.0); April Gay; Keith Geels (4.0); Kristina Geels (4.0); Heather Gray (4.0); Levi Herring; Rebecca Owens (4.0); Anna Siebenmorgen (4.0) Lisa Snow (4.0)

SPRINGDALE- Camille Burchfield (4.0)

SUBIACO- Rochelle Hern; Stacey Phillips

TEXARKANA- Dylan Penzo (4.0)

VAN BUREN- Gilberto Anaya Hernandez(4.0); Katherine Bowling (4.0); Karista Burris; Christina Fontaine (4.0); Ashley Harris; Jamie Hartley (4.0); Megan Hauenstein; John Hays; Christopher Haywood (4.0); Jessica Hightower (4.0); Tonya Jackson; Cameron Keech (4.0); Rebecca Kincer (4.0); Alfredo Maravilla (4.0); Samantha McCann; Hannah McClung (4.0); David McGrath (4.0); Jaime Mills; Craig Mitchell (4.0); Editha Mora; Content Morgan (4.0); Mikyla Osman; Sheila Overby (4.0); Samantha Perkins (4.0); Brooklynn Shelton (4.0); Stacey Standridge (4.0); Pantao Xiong (4.0)

WALDRON- Brandon Mack (4.0); Travis   May (4.0); Tiffany Orff

WEINER- Whitney Aitkens (4.0)