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ARBUG Honors Eight Tech Faculty Members

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Eight members of the Arkansas Tech University faculty have been recognized by the Arkansas Blackboard Users Group (ARBUG) for their development of web-based academic courses.

"Everyone at the ARBUG conference was blown away by what our faculty members are producing," said Dr. Rebecca Callaway, associate professor of instructional technology and instructional designer for eTech at Arkansas Tech University. "They wanted to know what we are doing and if they could come observe. To be recognized for quality course design meant so much to our faculty members."

The ARBUG Diamond Awards were presented during a conference at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock April 12-13.

Arkansas Tech faculty members were recognized in three categories: exemplary, accomplished and promising.

Below are the names of the Tech faculty members who received 2012 ARBUG Diamond Awards and the names of the award-winning courses they designed for distance learning:

Dr. Loretta Cochran, Introduction to Management (Third From Left)
Dr. Johnette Moody, Web Publishing I (Fourth From Left)
Annette Stuckey, Professional Communication (Far Right)

Dr. Beth Giroir, Fundamentals of Professional Leadership (Second From Right)
Dr. Jim Walton, Introduction to Marketing (Far Left)

Dr. David Eshelman, Business and Professional Speaking (Not Photographed)
Dr. Jan Jenkins, World Civilization II (Not Photographed)
Dr. Hanna Norton, Public Relations Principles (Second From Left)

For more information about distance learning initiatives at Arkansas Tech, visit