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ATU-Ozark Instructor Angela Medlock Helping Business Students Thrive

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Angie Medlock is a businesswoman. Angie Medlock is an instructor. Angie Medlock is a member of the ATU-Ozark faculty.

Born in Illinois, Angie moved to Crawford County when she was in her early teens. She graduated from Alma High School and pursued higher education at the University of the Ozarks in Business Administration and Business Education. She also received a Masters in Education from Arkansas Tech University.

 For the past 37 years, she has dedicated her life to teaching Business. After spending 20 years as a Business teacher and FBLA leader at Alma High School and Mulberry High School, she joined the ATU-Ozark faculty as one of three full-time business instructors. She has been at ATU-Ozark for 17 years.

She currently teaches accounting, spreadsheets, desktop publishing, word processing, business law, and advanced word processing.

The Business department offers all courses in an on-campus setting and online.

“We have many non-traditional students who work fulltime, so we offer all of our classes online to allow them the freedom to pursue a degree. We also have students who are traditional, coming straight from high school who would rather be in a physical classroom. At ATU-Ozark, we want to offer options for all of our students.”

 She continued, “Our business technology students are just wonderful. I enjoy every day I spend with them. Many of our students are the first in their family to go to college. Our programs empower them to get their degree and then have the opportunity to enter the workforce in a more advanced better-paying job.”

Angie also works with students in multiple community projects, including two blood drives a year on the ATU-Campus, the adopt a highway program, and the Dr. Seuss Read Across America program. She has also served the Ozark campus as a member of many committees. In addition, she also serves as a committee member on the Single Parent Scholarship Committee and the Shared Governance Committee. She is a former member of the ATU-Ozark Faculty Senate.

In addition to preparing the next generation of business professionals, Angie is also involved with her community at multiple levels.

Her husband, Mike Medlock, is a circuit judge in Crawford County. Her son, Jered, works as a partner at the law firm, Medlock and Gramlich, LLP in Fort Smith. Her daughter Jessica works in administration at Baptist Health, and her other daughter Jill works at the new medical school in Fort Smith.

Outside of teaching and serving her community, Angie enjoys playing tennis with her friends and family.

“I am very family-oriented and enjoy spending free time with them. The students, faculty, and staff at ATU-Ozark are my family as well.”