ATU Announces 2024 Who’s Who Students

Who's Who Composite Photo 2024
Photographed, from left-to-right: (first row) Yesenia Arias, Blakely Baker, Breckyn Ballard, Corbin Beard, Natasha Branch, Jace Bridges; (second row) Nathan Brown, Tess Butler, Jacqueline Diaz-Lopez, Allicen Fight, Alyssa Gattis, Diana Gonzalez; (third row) Paula Gonzalez Prado, Alyssa Gray, Ivy Guzman, Ally Hays, Maggie Hemmert, Brooke Holt; (fourth row) Ihuoma Ilechukwu, Olivia Johnson, Krystal Kendrick, Alli Beth King, Bryson Lewis, Margarita Lopez; (fifth row) Lynnlee Mitchell, Hunter Norris, Emily Nye, Jarely Ramirez, Kaitlyn Rebidue, Zurab Sabakhtarishvili; (sixth row) Mohammad Sanjari, Madison Starks, Autumn Stoll, Hannah Stone, Archie Stovall, Noah Sumler; (seventh row) Stephanie Swatzel, Brittany Thomas, Jae Thomas, Coley Turner and Marquis Vasquez.

Forty-one students have been selected for inclusion in the 2024 edition of Who’s Who at Arkansas Tech University.

Who’s Who selection is based upon academic achievement, service to the community while enrolled at ATU, leadership and involvement in co-curricular activities and the potential for continued success.

ATU undergraduate students eligible to apply were those who:

  • Are full-time students (must be currently enrolled in at least 12 hours)
  • Have completed at least 90 hours by the end of the fall 2023 term
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75
  • Have not previously received this honor at ATU

ATU graduate students eligible to apply were those who:

  • Are full-time students (minimum six hours for graduate assistants; minimum nine hours for all other graduate students)
  • Have completed at least 12 graduate hours by the end of the fall 2023 term
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25
  • Have not previously received this honor at ATU

Listed below are the 2024 Who’s Who at ATU honorees (click on each honoree’s name to see their photo):

Yesenia Arias
Hometown: Guymon, Okla.
Major: Political Science
Parents: Azarael Arias and Ana Arias

Blakely Baker
Hometown: Sherwood
Major: Rehabilitation Science
Parents: Phillip Baker and Miranda Baker

Breckyn Ballard
Hometown: Pottsville
Major: Psychology
Parents: Robin and Ron Ballard

Corbin Beard
Hometown: Benton
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Parents: Susan and Sean Beard

Natasha Branch
Hometown: Pottsville
Graduate Program: Student Affairs Administration
Spouse: Jerry Branch

Jace Bridges
Hometown: Springdale
Major: History
Parents: Maurice Bridges and Suzanne Bridges

Nathan Brown
Hometown: Benton
Major: Human Resources Management
Parents: Amy and Marcus Brown

Tess Butler
Hometown: Hot Springs
Major: Music
Parent: Lisa Butler

Jacqueline Diaz-Lopez
Hometown: Berryville
Major: Political Science and International Studies
Parents: Alma and Juan Diaz

Allicen Fight
Hometown: Van Buren
Major: Middle Level Education
Parents: Renae and David Fight

Alyssa Gattis
Hometown: Subiaco
Major: Elementary Education
Parents: Ashley and Marshall Gattis

Diana Gonzalez
Hometown: Fort Smith
Major: Nursing
Parents: Araceli Gonzalez and Antonio Gonzalez

Paula Gonzalez Prado
Hometown: Maracaibo, Venezuela
Major: Digital Marketing
Parents: Roney Gonzalez and Karina Prado

Alyssa Gray
Hometown: North Little Rock
Major: Criminal Justice
Parents: Anthony Gray and Karon Gray

Ivy Guzman
Hometown: Lima, Peru
Major: Broadcast Journalism
Parents: Patricia Branch and Miguel Guzman

Ally Hays
Hometown: Ballwin, Mo.
Major: Marketing Strategies and Business Data Analytics
Parents: Lisa and Jeff Hays

Maggie Hemmert
Hometown: Bentonville
Major: Nursing
Parent: Tiffany Hemmert

Brooke Holt
Hometown: Hackett
Major: Biology
Parents: Stephanie and Alan Holt

Ihuoma Ilechukwu
Hometown: Anambra State, Nigeria
Graduate Program: Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Parents: Augustina and Hyacinth Anyanwu
Spouse: Chino Ilechukwu

Olivia Johnson
Hometown: Pottsville
Major: Digital Marketing
Parents: Amanda and Ronald Johnson

Krystal Kendrick
Hometown: Dover
Graduate Program: K-12 Special Education
Spouse: Jonathan Kendrick
Parents: Kim and Don Williams

Alli Beth King
Hometown: Rison
Major: Communications
Parents: Kim Kaye and Davy King

Bryson Lewis
Hometown: Paris
Major: Criminal Justice
Parents: Carolyn and James Lewis

Margarita Lopez
Hometown: Siloam Springs
Major: Journalism
Parents: Brenda and Jose Lopez

Lynnlee Mitchell
Hometown: Lavaca
Major: Middle Level Education
Parents: Michelle and George Mitchell

Hunter Norris
Hometown: Conway
Major: Mathematics
Parent: Lara Norris

Emily Nye
Hometown: Alma
Major: English Education
Spouse: Keegan Nye

Jarely Ramirez
Hometown: Bryant
Major: Elementary Education
Parents: Soledad Mendiola and Jorge Ramirez

Kaitlyn Rebidue
Hometown: Cabot
Major: Music Education
Parents: Mary and Jon Rebidue

Zurab Sabakhtarishvili
Hometown: Tbilisi, Georgia
Major: Computer Science
Parents: Ana Gogishvili and Kakha Sabakhtarishvili

Mohammad Sanjari
Hometown: Rasht, Iran
Graduate Program: Information Technology
Parent: Behdis Manzouri

Madison Starks
Hometown: Bigelow
Major: English
Parents: Kristi and Jeff Starks

Autumn Stoll
Hometown: Benton
Major: Social Studies Education
Parents: Darci and Mark Stoll

Hannah Stone
Hometown: Clarksville
Major: Political Science, Sociology and Criminal Justice
Parents: Tanja and Brett Stone

Archie Stovall
Hometown: Russellville
Major: Graphic Design
Parents: Adam Stovall and Ashley Hodge

Noah Sumler
Hometown: Memphis, Tenn.
Major: Music
Parents: Christine and Delreco Sumler

Stephanie Swatzel
Hometown: Fillmore, Calif.
Graduate Program: Student Affairs Administration
Parents: Gene Morin and Carol Sayers Ballat

Brittany Thomas
Hometown: Dardanelle
Graduate Program: Student Affairs Administration
Parents: Carol and Gary Thomas

Jae Thomas
Hometown: Bryant
Major: Biology
Parents: Johnna and Patrick Thomas

Coley Turner
Hometown: Alpena
Major: Fisheries and Wildlife Science
Parent: LaShell Turner

Marquis Vasquez
Hometown: Conway
Major: Music Education
Parents: Mark Vasquez and Quincy Jackson