Live Stream link for ATU-Ozark Spring Graduation

Planning on attending graduation? Great! If you cannot attend in-person, there will be a live stream option. Please view the link below to access. The live stream service will start approximately 10 minutes before the ceremony begins.

ATU-Ozark Graduation, May 9, 2019, 7 p.m., Tucker Coliseum, Russellville Arkansas


5th Annual Hands on Healthcare to come to ATU-Ozark

The 5th annual Hands On Healthcare is April 26th at Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus.
Area high school students (9-12 grade) who are interested in the health care industry will have the opportunity to tour the campus and learn from current students and faculty about healthcare professions. Each student will receive a rotation in each field listed and be able to experience these fields through practical application
The purpose of Hands on Healthcare is to expose students to healthcare options and education available in our area and to build interest for students in the medical to increase the number of students who enter these fields.
ATU-Ozark’s health programs include: Cardiovascular Technology- Cardiac Sonography, Health Information Technology, Medical Assisting, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Paramedic Emergency Medical Services, Physical Therapist Assistant
UAMS, who partners with ATU-Ozark each year for the event, states that at its core, the Hands on Healthcare is, “helping high school students make more informed health career decisions by exploring a variety of medical careers at a one-day event with no cost to the student or their family.”
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Green and Gold Cupboard Ribbon Cutting Held at ATU-Ozark

The Green and Gold Cupboard Ribbon Cutting was held April 16th in the Allied Health Building at Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus.
The purpose of the Green and Gold Cupboard is to provide the Tech family with goods needed for their household, free of charge. Students, faculty, and staff members are welcomed to use the cupboard.
The concept of the Green and Gold Cupboard started five years ago by Dr. Huss of ATU’s Russellville campus. As a member of Leadership Tech, he partnered with Dr. Smith and his fellow team members including Angela Crow and David Spicer, the Public Safety Officer at ATU-Ozark.
Over the last five months, the cupboard has been stocked with various canned goods donated by faculty, staff, and students.
Tyson Foods has been a vital component in the development of the Green and Gold Cupboard.
Shelving, storage tubs, trashcans, and scales were some items provided by the grant Tyson supplied as part of the campus effort.
Pat Bourke, a representative from Tyson Foods, spoke at the ceremony.
“I learned early on that that there is a common denominator that makes these programs work, and that common thread whether it be here at the Ozark campus or the Russellville campus are volunteers. I’m here to do today on behalf of Tyson Foods today to thank our volunteers. So whether you’re just finishing up a shift at the pantry or you’re in the middle of a food recovery effort, other countless tasks need to be done, at the end of the day I hope our volunteers understand, without you the Green and Gold Cupboard could not happen.”
In addition, Eddie Lee Herndon, of United Way Fort Smith, announced that United Way Fort Smith would partner with ATU-Ozark in May as part of their yearly non-perishable food drive. All food items collected by United Way will be directly donated to the Green and Gold Cupboard.
Dr. Smith spoke of her excitement for the Green and Gold Cupboard as well.
“We are here for each other. It was an easy decision to place the Green and Gold Cupboard on our Ozark campus.”
David Spicer is excited to continue the work of the Green and Gold Cupboard with the help of faculty, staff and students at the ATU-Ozark.
The members of the Green and Gold Cupboard Committee for the Ozark campus are David Spicer, Chris Rambo, Beverly Nehus, Brianna Ingram, and students Allyson Walker and Stephanie Chandler.
He explained, “The Green and Gold Cupboard at Arkansas Tech University’s main objective is to ensure that every member of the Tech family is provided with the resources necessary to ensure that their nutritional needs are met.”
For more information, please contact David Spicer at (479) 667-2117.

Golden Suns, Lady Bisons Split Doubleheader

What happens when a softball team’s 14-game winning streak ends?

For Arkansas Tech University, the answer was simple: start a new one.

The Golden Suns dropped game one to Harding University 8-5 in Searcy on Tuesday before bouncing back to take the nightcap 6-0.

Arkansas Tech (29-13 overall, 23-7 Great American Conference) were led to victory in game two by Paty Loredo, who went 3-for-4 with two runs batted in.

Pitchers Kristen Dempsey (9-3) and Bailey Shaffer combined on a five-hit shutout for the Golden Suns. Dempsey went five innings before giving way to Shaffer, who got the final six outs.

ATU will visit Southern Arkansas University for a four-game GAC series in Magnolia on Sunday, April 14, and Monday, April 15.

First pitch is booked for 4 p.m. Sunday and 2 p.m. Monday.

Live coverage will be available at

Leadership Tech Accepting Nominations

Nominations are now open for individuals interested in joining the fourth cohort of Leadership Tech.

The Leadership Tech program is designed to develop individuals as leaders and to build leadership capacity within the faculty and staff on the Russellville and Ozark campuses of Arkansas Tech. 

Those selected to participate in the cohort will participate in a two-year program that will provide them with an opportunity to develop their leadership acumen and learn more about various elements of the university during year one and engage in a collaborative project to benefit Arkansas Tech during year two.

Any full-time faculty or staff member (classified or unclassified) may be nominated for Leadership Tech. Anyone can nominate a candidate for the program, and individuals are allowed to nominate themselves. 

The deadline to nominate an individual for Leadership Tech is Friday, February 15.  Following the nomination period, those nominated will be asked to submit a brief application to be considered for the program. 

Learn more about the Leadership Tech program.

Nominate someone for Leadership Tech.