Arkansas Tech PRHA Bestows 2021-22 Awards

PRHA Award Winners 2022
Photographed: (back row, from left-to-right) Chase Reynolds, Nicholas Lacy, Nathan Gachot, Anna Cobb, Marissa Hammons, Erica Arndt, Faith Johnson, Seaira Chavis; (front row, left-to-right) Phat Chau, Isabella Major, Kaitlyn Bryant, Annabel Grace McKinney, Santana Manry, Skylar Turner, Breanna Acosta and Eduardo Luna.

The Arkansas Tech University Department of Parks, Recreation and Hospitality Administration recognized some of its top-performing students from the 2021-22 academic year during an awards ceremony at the close of the spring 2022 semester.

The student award winners are listed below.

Blue Ribbon Award
Phat Chau of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Anna Cobb of Sheridan

Rising Star Award
Eduardo Luna of Nashville
Annabel Grace McKinney of Rison
Erica Arndt of Ozark
Santana Manry of Columbia, Tenn.

Academic Excellence Award
Breana Acosta of Fort Smith
Skylar Turner of Ben Hur

Outstanding Leadership and Professional Involvement Award
Chase Reynolds of Quitman
Isabella Major of Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

ATU Spirit Award
Nicholas Lacy of North Little Rock
Seaira Chavis of Little Rock

Civic Award
Marissa Hammons of Conway
Kaitlyn Bryant of Hattieville

Leadership Distinction Citation
Nathan Gachot of Heber Springs
Faith Johnson of Dover

In addition to the student awards, ATU graduates Erica Goss of the North Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau and Dallas Clark of Lake Dardanelle State Park received the ATU Department of Parks, Recreation and Hospitality Administration Distinguished Alumni Award.

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