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Forty-Six Tech Students Named Who's Who

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Kate Axon Kate Axon of Nixa, Mo., has served as president of the Health, Physical Education and Wellness Science (HPEWS) Club and the University Commons/Stadium Suites Hall Government at Arkansas Tech. She also held the offices of vice president and secretary for the HPEWS Club. A member of the Presidential Leadership Cabinet, Axon was also active in the Student Alumni Association, Student Activities Board and the Residence Hall Association. She worked as a resident assistant and was part of a group of Arkansas Tech students that volunteered at the 2012 Little Rockers Marathon. Axon earned a spot on the Dean’s List at Arkansas Tech in multiple semesters. Axon’s parents are Scott Axon and Suzanne Axon of Nixa, Mo. She will graduate from Arkansas Tech in May 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education. Clair Barnhouse Clair Antoon Barnhouse of El Dorado has served as an officer in Phi Mu sorority. She has organized events for female students that focused on self-defense techniques and career development. A member of Sigma Tau Delta honor society for English students, Barnhouse has served as an orientation leader on campus and has earned a place on the Dean’s List in multiple semesters. She has volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Central Arkansas and the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Arkansas River Valley. Barnhouse’s husband is Dillon Barnhouse and her parents are Marsha and Joey Antoon of El Dorado. She will graduate from Arkansas Tech in May 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in English education. Callie Bennett A member of Zeta Tau Alpha, Callie Bennett of Hot Springs has served as executive director of the Greek programming board and vice president of development for the Panhellenic Council at Arkansas Tech. She was named the university’s outstanding Greek student in 2011. She earned a spot on the Dean’s List at Arkansas Tech in multiple semesters and is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Bennett’s parents are Kim and Bryan Bennett of Hot Springs. She will graduate from Arkansas Tech in May 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in biology. Hannah Bush Hannah Bush of Paron has served as president of the Accounting Club at Arkansas Tech and as Residence Hall Association liaison for Caraway Hall. She was president of Caraway Hall for two years and president of eXcel Student Ministries. Bush was selected as residence hall president of the year at Tech in 2011. A member of Beta Gamma Sigma, College Republicans and the Marketing Club at Arkansas Tech, Bush has given of her time to support such organizations as the Salvation Army, Ronald McDonald House and Dorcas House. She has worked as a tutor in the accounting lab at Arkansas Tech and earned a spot on the Dean’s List in multiple semesters. Daughter of Kris and Paul Bush of Paron, Bush will graduate from Arkansas Tech with a bachelor’s degree in accounting in December 2013. Abbey Clark Abbey Clark of Quitman has been a member of the Arkansas Tech Cheerleaders throughout her time as a Tech student. She has served the university as an orientation leader. Clark is a member of Zeta Tau Alpha, College Republicans and the Pre-Law Society. She has earned a spot on the Dean’s List at Arkansas Tech in multiple semesters. Daughter of Rita and Edward Barger and L.T. and Barry Clark, Clark will graduate from Arkansas Tech with a bachelor’s degree in history and political science in May 2013. Lindsey Cook Lindsey Cook of Cabot has served as vice president of marketing for the Panhellenic Council at Arkansas Tech. She is a member of Zeta Tau Alpha and has served as an orientation leader and Student Government Association senator at Arkansas Tech. Cook has worked as Tech as a resident assistant. Daughter of Kim and Larry Cook of Cabot, Cook will graduate from Arkansas Tech with a bachelor’s degree in management and marketing in May 2013. Lindsey Falkenstein Lindsey Falkenstein of Pea Ridge has served as president and vice president of Enactus (formerly known as Students In Free Enterprise) and president of Phi Mu sorority at Arkansas Tech. She was selected to the Tech Homecoming court in 2012, earned a spot on the Dean’s List at Arkansas Tech in multiple semesters and is a member of the Student Alumni Association. Falkenstein was project leader for “Let’s Can Hunger,” an Enactus program that partnered with local businesses for monthly canned food drives. Daughter of Cheryl and Raymond Falkenstein of Pea Ridge, Falkenstein will graduate from Arkansas Tech with a bachelor’s degree in management and marketing in May 2013. Jessica Ferguson A member of Phi Mu sorority, Jessica Ferguson of Fort Smith has served that organization as president and membership director. She is a member of the marching and concert bands at Arkansas Tech as well as the Order of Omega, Student Alumni Association and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Ferguson has earned a spot on the Dean’s List at Arkansas Tech in multiple semesters. Daughter of Oretha and Jim Ferguson of Fort Smith, Ferguson will graduate from Arkansas Tech with a bachelor’s degree in English education in December 2013. Nicole Foster Nicole Foster of Piggott has served as president of the Hull-Hughes Collegiate Future Farmers of America (FFA) and the Agricultural Educators of Tomorrow organizations at Arkansas Tech. She is a past Arkansas FFA Association state reporter. A member of the Dean’s List at Arkansas Tech in multiple semesters, Foster has served as an officer for Phi Mu sorority, Order of Omega and Up ‘til Dawn. She has been a member of the Department of Agriculture Ambassadors and the Tech Loyalty Fund class gift committee. Daughter of Teresa and Lee Holifield and Belinda and Dwayne Foster, Foster will graduate from Arkansas Tech with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural education in May 2013. Amanda Gordon Amanda Gordon of Russellville performed with the marching and concert bands during her time as a student at Arkansas Tech. She served as recording secretary for Tau Beta Sigma and as a member of the Student Nurses Association while earning a spot on the Dean’s List in multiple semesters. Gordon volunteered at the River Valley Christian Clinic in Dardanelle. Daughter of Patti and Bob Gordon of Russellville, Gordon graduated from Arkansas Tech with a bachelor’s degree in nursing in December 2012. Kylee Hansen Kylee Hansen of Rogers has served as president of the Tech Sweethearts and as a member of the Residence Hall Association, the Student Alumni Association and St. Leo’s Campus Ministries. She has also been active in Student Government Association. Hansen has worked as a resident assistant and earned a place on the Dean’s List at Arkansas Tech in multiple semesters. Her volunteer service has included work with ACTS, an after school program that allows developmentally delayed youth to participate in theatrical productions. Daughter of Kellie Hansen and Bill Hansen, Hansen will graduate from Arkansas Tech in May 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation science. Caitlin Holland Caitlin Holland of Heber Springs has served as editor of the Arka Tech student newspaper since spring 2011. She has also served as president of the Society of Professional Journalists and as a member of the Dean’s Leadership Class and Beta Gamma Sigma in the College of Business. A member of the Dean’s List at Arkansas Tech in multiple semesters, Holland has given volunteer service to Equestrian Zone in Dardanelle. Daughter of Kathleen and Greg Holland of Heber Springs, Holland will graduate from Arkansas Tech in May 2013 with bachelor’s degrees in journalism and management and marketing. Kenneth Houser Kenneth Houser of Texarkana has been a resident assistant at Arkansas Tech and a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and the Computer Club. He has earned a spot on the Dean’s List at Arkansas Tech in multiple semesters. Son of Janette and Lynn Houser of Texarkana, Houser will graduate from Arkansas Tech in May 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in information systems. Kelsey Hulgan A member of Zeta Tau Alpha, Kelsey Brown Hulgan of Hot Springs served as vice president of marketing for the Panhellenic Council at Arkansas Tech and as judicial chair for her sorority. Hulgan was a senator at large in the Arkansas Tech Student Government Association and secretary of the Arkansas Tech Spanish Society. She performed with the marching and concert bands throughout her time as a Tech student. Hulgan has rendered volunteer service on behalf of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Arkansas Red Cross, United Blood Services, the River Valley Shelter for Battered Women and Children and the Humane Society. Daughter of Jamie Brown of Hot Springs, Hulgan is married to Joshua N. Hulgan of Russellville. She graduated from Arkansas Tech with a bachelor’s degree in history and political science in December 2012. Daniel Humphreys Daniel Humphreys of Mansfield has served as president of Alpha Tau Omega and as a senator in Student Government Association at Arkansas Tech. He is also a member of the Computer Club and the Ultimate Frisbee Club. He has been selected to the Dean’s List at Arkansas Tech in multiple semesters. Son of Brenda and Wyllie Humphreys of Reno, Nev., Humphreys will graduate from Arkansas Tech in May 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in information systems. Shane Jackson Shane Jackson of Marshall has served as president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Cru organizations at Arkansas Tech. He also holds membership in the Baptist Collegiate Ministry and he has been active in the campus recreation program. A three-year letterman on the Arkansas Tech football team, Jackson was selected to the 2011-12 Great American Conference All-Academic team. He has earned a spot on the Dean’s List at Arkansas Tech in multiple semesters. Son of Trish Jackson of Marshall, Jackson will graduate from Arkansas Tech in May 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education. Autumn Jones Autumn Jones of Sheridan served as president of the Presidential Leadership Cabinet and was an officer in Delta Zeta sorority at Arkansas Tech. She has performed in the choral music program throughout her time as a student at Tech, and she has held membership in Psi Chi honor society and Tech Sweethearts. As ways and means chairman for Delta Zeta, Jones helped coordinate the 2012 Miss Arkansas Tech University Scholarship Pageant. Daughter of Michelle and Guy Jones of Sheridan, Jones will graduate from Arkansas Tech in May 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Mary Beth Jones A member of Phi Mu, Mary Beth Jones of Cabot served as public relations chairperson, new member educator, secretary and sisterhood retreat chair for that organization. She was also secretary for the Public Relations Student Society of America and vice president of programming for the Student Alumni Association. Jones worked on the staffs of the Arka Tech student newspaper, Tech TV and KXRJ 91.9 FM student radio station during her time at Arkansas Tech. She worked as a resident assistant and earned a place on the Dean’s List in multiple semesters. Her volunteer service included efforts on behalf of the River Valley Shelter for Battered Women and Children, Up ‘til Dawn, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the Susan G. Komen Foundation and local elementary school fund raisers. Daughter of Becky and Eugene Jones of Cabot, Jones graduated from Arkansas Tech in December 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Joshua Kelley Joshua Kelley of Helena has performed in the marching and concert bands at Arkansas Tech throughout his time as an undergraduate student. He was vice president of Kappa Kappa Psi fraternity and a member of the Dean’s List in multiple semesters. Kelley worked at Tech TV as both a producer and news anchor. Son of Malissa and Andy Kelley of Heber Springs, Kelley will graduate from Arkansas Tech in May 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism. Jim Kennedy Jim Kennedy of Russellville served as vice president of finance for Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, student affairs committee chairman for the Student Government Association and project leader for Enactus (formerly known as Students In Free Enterprise). He has also been active in the Dean’s Leadership Class in the College of Business. A member of the Dean’s List in multiple semesters, Kennedy was the initial recipient of the Arkansas Tech College of Business LeMoyne and Selma Smith Research Scholarship. Son of Melanie and Jim Kennedy of Russellville, Kennedy will graduate from Arkansas Tech in May 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance. Chelsea Lairamore Chelsea Lairamore of Van Buren is a past editor of the Arka Tech student newspaper. She has held the office of president for Delta Zeta sorority and vice president for the Public Relations Student Society of America at Arkansas Tech. She has also been active in Order of Omega, the Student Alumni Association and the Tech Loyalty Fund class gift committee on campus. Daughter of Kathy and Tom Davern and Anne and John Lairamore, Lairamore will graduate from Arkansas Tech in May 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Lindsey Layes Lindsey Layes of Fort Smith earned three letters as a member of the Arkansas Tech volleyball program. She helped the Golden Suns win regular season conference titles in 2010 and 2011 and the 2011 Great American Conference Tournament title. The Golden Suns volleyball program earned a berth in the 2011 NCAA Division II Tournament, its first in 11 years. A member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, St. Leo’s Campus Ministry and the Arkansas Tech Health, Physical Education and Wellness Science Club, Layes coached a local youth volleyball team while at Tech and volunteered on freshman move-in day at Arkansas Tech each August from 2009-2012. She was selected to the Dean’s List at Arkansas Tech and was named to academic honor squads in both the Gulf South Conference and Great American Conference. Daughter of Holly and Steve Layes of Fort Smith, Layes will graduate from Arkansas Tech in May 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education. Kortney Lockwood Kortney Lockwood of Lavaca has served as president of the Residence Hall Association and the Math Club at Arkansas Tech. She has also held membership in the Tech Sweethearts and she was a news anchor for Tech TV. A member of the Office of Residence Life student worker staff since 2010, Lockwood is a two-time resident assistant of the month and she developed the residence life educational program of the year at Arkansas Tech in 2011 and 2012. Lockwood was named to the Dean’s List at Arkansas Tech in multiple semesters. Daughter of Karla Morris and Rita and Wayne Lockwood, Lockwood will graduate from Arkansas Tech in May 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics education. Lyndi Mabry Lyndi Mabry of Collierville, Tenn., has served as president of the Panhellenic Council at Arkansas Tech and as an officer for Delta Zeta sorority. She has also been active in Student Government Association, GAVEL, the Student Alumni Association, Order of Omega and Enactus (formerly Students In Free Enterprise) at Arkansas Tech. A resident assistant in the Office of Residence Life in multiple semesters, Mabry was an orientation leader in summer 2011. Daughter of Nikki and Wade Orvis of Collerville, Tenn., Mabry will graduate from Arkansas Tech in May 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in management and marketing. Nancy McNew Nancy Lee McNew of Pine Bluff has served as an officer for Zeta Tau Alpha and the Marketing Club. She was selected for the Dean’s Leadership Class in the College of Business and for Gamma Sigma Alpha, a Greek academic honor society. A member of the Dean’s List at Arkansas Tech in multiple semesters, McNew has volunteered with the Up ‘til Dawn campaign for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Daughter of Lucy and Charlie McNew of Pine Bluff, McNew will graduate from Arkansas Tech in May 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in management and marketing. Lamar Medley Lamar Medley of North Little Rock has participated with the marching band, concert bands and choral program at Arkansas Tech. He has served as an officer for Kappa Kappa Psi fraternity and as a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia fraternity. Medley has earned a spot on the Dean’s List at Arkansas Tech in multiple semesters. Son of Sally Medley of North Little Rock, Medley will graduate from Arkansas Tech in May 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in music. Hunter Mullins Hunter Mullins of Russellville is president of the Arkansas Tech Student Government Association for the 2012-13 academic year. He has also served as president of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and as an officer for Order of Omega, the Presidential Leadership Cabinet and the Interfraternity Council. A member of the Dean’s List in multiple semesters, Mullins has also been active in the Public Relations Student Society of America, the University Honors program, the Wesley Foundation Age-to-Age program, Global Connect and the university’s freshman orientation program. Son of Liz and Steve Mullins of Russellville, Mullins will graduate from Arkansas Tech in May 2013 with bachelor’s degrees in journalism (public relations option), communications and journalism (print option). Katie Nicholson Katie Nicholson of Russellville has served as an officer for the Panhellenic Council, the Order of Omega and Zeta Tau Alpha. She has also been active in Student Government Association and the Public Relations Student Society of America. Nicholson has earned a spot on the Dean’s List at Arkansas Tech in multiple semesters. Daughter of Susie and Dan Nicholson of Russellville, Nicholson will graduate from Arkansas Tech in May 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in management and marketing. Rachel Pennington Rachel Pennington of Russellville has served as an officer for the Up ‘til Dawn campaign at Arkansas Tech for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. She has also held membership in the GOLD Cabinet and the Pre-Med Club. Daughter of Amy and Thomas Pennington of Clarksville and Rhonda and Bruce Tucker of Russellville, Pennington will graduate from Arkansas Tech in December 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in biology with the pre-medical option. Marissa Reynolds Marissa Tedford Reynolds of Benton has served as president of the Chemistry Club and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars at Arkansas Tech. She has been an officer for the Tech Loyalty Fund class gift committee and a member of the Pre-Med Club, the Student Alumni Association and the Presidential Leadership Cabinet. Wife of Chris Reynolds and daughter of Jan and Rick Tedford, Reynolds will graduate from Arkansas Tech in May 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. Mason Reynolds Mason Reynolds of White Hall is a varsity letterman for the Arkansas Tech baseball program and a member of the Health, Physical Education and Wellness Science Club. He has been named to the Dean’s List at Arkansas Tech in multiple semesters. Son of Debi and Gary Reynolds of White Hall, Reynolds will graduate from Arkansas Tech in August 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in wellness science. Sarah Jo Reynolds Sarah Jo Reynolds of Harlingen, Texas, served as president of the College Republicans and was vice president of Phi Mu during her time at Arkansas Tech. She was also a member of Cru, the Student Alumni Association, the Presidential Leadership Cabinet and the Arka Tech student newspaper staff. Reynolds earned a spot on the Dean’s List at Arkansas Tech in multiple semesters. Daughter of Kimberly and Brad White, Reynolds graduated from Arkansas Tech in December 2012 with bachelor’s degrees in history and political science and journalism. Natalia Santos Natalia Santos of Sao Paulo, Brazil, was a three-year letter winner for the Arkansas Tech women’s basketball program from 2009-10 through 2011-12. She scored 1,537 career points and accumulated 736 career rebounds while helping the Golden Suns win three regular season conference championships, two postseason conference tournament titles and two NCAA Division II South Region titles. Santos was a three-time all-conference performer and an All-American in 2010-11. A resident director for the Arkansas Tech Office of Residence Life, Santos has been active in the International and Multicultural Student Services Office during her time as a Tech student. Daughter of Suely Pereira and Gileno dos Reis Santos, Santos graduated from Arkansas Tech in December 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in speech communication and is currently working on a master’s degree at Tech. Amy Sheets Amy Sheets of Hot Springs has served as a member of both the Phi Alpha Theta national history honor society and the Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) at Arkansas Tech. She has been an officer for Phi Mu sorority and a member of the color guard for the Arkansas Tech marching band. A member of the Dean’s List in multiple semesters, Sheets has also been involved with the Order of Omega and her volunteer service has included work on behalf of the Russellville Animal Shelter, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Center Valley Elementary School in Russellville and Upward basketball at First Baptist Church in Hot Springs. Daughter of Beth and Jeff Sheets of Hot Springs, Sheets will graduate from Arkansas Tech in May 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in history. Caitlyn Singleton Caitlyn Singleton of Paragould has served as vice president of the Public Relations Student Society of America chapter at Arkansas Tech and as an officer for Phi Mu. She has also been involved with the Tech Loyalty Fund class gift committee, Presidential Leadership Cabinet, Enactus (formerly known as Students In Free Enterprise), KXRJ 91.9 FM student radio station, the Student Alumni Association and Tech Sweethearts at Arkansas Tech. Singleton has volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters and earned a spot on the Dean’s List in multiple semesters. Daughter of Donna and Terriel Singleton of Paragould, Singleton will graduate from Arkansas Tech in May 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Brooke Smith Brooke Smith of Mayflower has served as chair of the Presidential Leadership Cabinet and president of the Public Relations Student Society of America chapter at Arkansas Tech. She has also been active with the Student Alumni Association, the Tech Loyalty Fund senior class gift committee, Delta Zeta sorority, the GOLD Cabinet, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the Arka Tech student newspaper, KXRJ 91.9 FM student radio station and the Order of Omega during her time as an undergraduate student. Smith has earned a spot on the Dean’s List at Arkansas Tech in multiple semesters. Daughter of Patrick Smith and Edna Gibson, Smith will graduate from Arkansas Tech in May 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Amanda Sparks Amanda Sparks of Berryville served as president, vice president and secretary for Enactus (formerly known as Students In Free Enterprise). She also served as an officer for the Marketing Club, as a senator in the Arkansas Tech Student Government Association and as finance ambassador for the GOLD Cabinet. A member of the Dean’s List in multiple semesters, Sparks has also held membership in the Presidential Leadership Cabinet, College of Business Student Advisory Board, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, College of Business Dean’s Leadership Class and Student Alumni Association. She was selected to the Arkansas Tech Homecoming court in fall 2012. Daughter of Marjie Sparks and Karen and Andy Sparks, Sparks will graduate from Arkansas Tech in May 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in management and marketing. Kristin Suggs Kristin Suggs of Alma has served as an officer for Phi Mu. She has participated in the Arkansas Tech choral music program and the Arkansas Tech Opera Workshop. An inductee into the Tau Beta Sigma national honor society, Suggs has served as a freshman orientation leader and as a disc jockey at KXRJ 91.9 FM student radio station during her time at Arkansas Tech. Daughter of Marisia and Thomas Wofford, Suggs will graduate from Arkansas Tech in May 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in vocal music education. Vincent Tran Vincent Tran of Rogers has served as president of St. Leo’s Catholic Campus Ministry and as an officer for Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. He has been inducted into the Alpha Kappa Delta sociology honor society and the Psi Chi psychology honor society. A member of the Dean’s List in multiple semesters, Tran has worked as a resident assistant in the Arkansas Tech Office of Residence Life. Son of Lieu Nguyen, Tran will graduate from Arkansas Tech in May 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. Alyssa Verkamp Alyssa Verkamp of Charleston was selected by her peers as Arkansas Tech Homecoming queen in 2012. She is serving as a senior fellow for psychology in the Arkansas Tech Department of Behavioral Sciences during the 2012-13 academic year. A three-time recipient of an outstanding academic achievement award from the Arkansas Tech Panhellenic Council, Verkamp has served as an officer for Delta Zeta and has earned a place on the Dean’s List at Arkansas Tech in multiple semesters. Daughter of Dee and Kevin Verkamp of Charleston, Verkamp will graduate from Arkansas Tech in May 2013 with bachelor’s degrees in psychology and sociology. Allison Ward Allison Ward of De Kalb, Texas, has gained membership in the Psi Chi psychology honor society and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She was admitted to the American Psychological Association as a student affiliate and she has earned a place on the Dean’s List at Arkansas Tech in multiple semesters. A member of the Arkansas Tech Behavioral Sciences Club, Ward has served as a team leader for the Up ‘til Dawn campaign for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at Arkansas Tech. Her volunteer service has included work benefitting Main Street Mission, the Red Flag Campaign for domestic violence awareness, Special Olympics and the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Daughter of Greg Ward and Lisa and Kelly Hopkins, Ward will graduate from Arkansas Tech in May 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Kathryn Ward Kathryn Ward of Pea Ridge has served as philanthropy chair, academics chair and vice president for Zeta Tau Alpha at Arkansas Tech. She also holds membership in the Student Alumni Association. A member of the Dean’s List at Arkansas Tech, Ward has tutored international students through the Arkansas Tech English Language Institute. Daughter of Cynthia and Rick Ward of Pea Ridge, Ward will graduate from Arkansas Tech in May 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in international studies. Dacen Waters Dacen Waters of Dover has served as executive director of the Greek programming board and the GOLD Cabinet at Arkansas Tech. He has filled the roles of vice president of development for the Interfraternity Council, historian for Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, president of the Physics Club and secretary for the Presidential Leadership Cabinet. Selected as the outstanding physics student in the Arkansas Tech College of Natural and Health Sciences during the 2011-12 academic year, Waters has earned fellowships and grants from NASA and the Arkansas Department of Higher Education for his research. He received a senior fellowship in the Arkansas Tech Department of Physical Sciences. Waters was named by Order of Omega as the Arkansas Tech Greek man of the year in 2012. Son of Sherry and Raymond Waters of Batesville, Waters will graduate from Arkansas Tech in December 2013 with bachelor’s degrees in physics and mechanical engineering. William Watts William Watts of Waldron has served as an officer for Sigma Pi fraternity and as a member of Student Government Association, the International Association of Emergency Managers, the Physics Club and Red Cross on Campus. He has worked as a resident assistant for the Arkansas Tech Office of Residence Life. Son of Shaney and Kenneth Watts of Waldron, Watts will graduate from Arkansas Tech in August 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in emergency management. Mandy Wilson Mandy Wilson of Cook, Neb., has served as president and vice president of the Collegiate Middle Level Association at Arkansas Tech. She has also been active in the marching and concert bands, GOLD Cabinet, the Church of Christ Student Center and Model United Nations during her time as an undergraduate student at Tech. A member of the Dean’s List in multiple semesters, Wilson has served in the student worker roles of resident assistant, orientation leader and tutor. Daughter of Kristi and Mark Wilson of Cook, Neb., Wilson will graduate from Arkansas Tech in May 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in middle level education. Clay Wyllia Clay Wyllia of Atkins has served as an executive board member for Student Government Association (SGA), vice president of Nutt Residence Hall, publicity co-chair for the Up ‘til Dawn campaign for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, secretary for the Arkansas Tech TRIO Alumni Society and a freshman orientation leader. Homecoming chairperson for SGA in 2012, Wyllia has worked as a student tour guide in the Arkansas Tech Office of Admissions, a resident assistant in the Arkansas Tech Office of Residence Life and a tutor/counselor/mentor in the Upward Bound program. Wyllia has also been active in Tech TV and he has worked on the production crew for the video boards at home football, volleyball and basketball games at Arkansas Tech. Son of Cindy and Randall Wyllia of Atkins, Wyllia will graduate from Arkansas Tech in May 2014 with degrees in broadcast journalism and communications.]]>