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Thirty-Two Tech Students Named Who's Who

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Maria Aleman (Senior, Can Cristobal, Venezuela) Maria Aleman earned three letters as a member of the Arkansas Tech women’s tennis program from 2010-2013. She was a two-time all-conference performer, the recipient of an NCAA Division II degree completion award and she earned recognition as an Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar Athlete. She has earned a place on the Arkansas Tech Dean’s List in multiple semesters. Aleman volunteered to benefit the Arkansas Tech junior tennis program, River Valley Tennis Association youth camps and the Girls of Promise Conference. She was also active in the Arkansas Tech International and Multicultural Student Services Office, a resident assistant with the Arkansas Tech Office of Residence Life and a student worker in the Arkansas Tech Department of Mechanical Engineering. Daughter of Felipe Aleman and Alix Chona, Aleman will graduate from Arkansas Tech in May 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. Lauren Bahsoon (Senior, Fort Smith) Lauren Bahsoon has served as president of the Math Club and she was named 2013 most outstanding student organization member at Arkansas Tech in recognition of her efforts as social events director for the Student Activities Board. A senator with the Student Government Association, Bahsoon holds membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and has been named to the Arkansas Tech Dean’s List on multiple occasions. She has served as a student worker in the Office of Student Services. Bahsoon’s parents are Joanie and Alie Bahsoon. She will graduate from Arkansas Tech with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics in May 2014. Sarah Casey (Junior, Deer) Sarah Casey is vice president for student organization Enactus. She has been an orientation leader, a student ambassador for the Arkansas Tech Office of Student Success, a student worker in Norman Career Services and a participant in Alternative Spring Break. Casey has been a regular member of the Dean’s List at Arkansas Tech and she received the outstanding new member award from Enactus in 2012-13. Daughter of Mark Casey, Casey is on pace to graduate from Arkansas Tech in May 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in business data analytics. Ashton Coleman (Senior, Jacksonville) Ashton Coleman has fulfilled roles as vice president for the Student Health Information Management Association and as a member of Zeta Tau Alpha, Order of Omega, Up ‘til Dawn, Student Alumni Association and Presidential Leadership Cabinet. Coleman was a sophomore senator in Student Government Association and she has been a student worker for the Arkansas Tech College of Natural and Health Sciences and the Tech Loyalty Fund phonathon. A health information management major, Coleman will earn her bachelor’s degree from Arkansas Tech in August 2014. Her parents are Amy and Mark Coleman. Annabeth Collier (Senior, Charleston) President of the Diamond Dolls student organization and vice president of membership for Delta Zeta, Annabeth Collier holds membership in the Presidential Leadership Cabinet, Student Alumni Association, National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Tech Sweethearts at Arkansas Tech. Collier has also served as an orientation leader. She has earned a place on the Dean’s List in multiple semesters and she was selected to the Homecoming court at Arkansas Tech in 2013. Daughter of Anita and Terry Collier, Collier will graduate from Arkansas Tech with a bachelor’s degree in business education in May 2014. Allyson Cox (Junior, Murfreesboro) Historian for the Student National Education Association at Arkansas Tech, Allyson Cox is a member of Delta Zeta, the Diamond Dolls and the LEAD Academy. Cox has also served as an orientation leader and a student worker for the Tech Loyalty Fund phonathon. Her parents are Pam and Clint Cox. She is on track to graduate from Arkansas Tech with a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education in May 2015. Timothy Deatherage (Senior, Clinton) Timothy Deatherage has held membership in the Dean’s Leadership Class, Presidential Leadership Cabinet, Students In Free Enterprise/Enactus and the Society for Human Resource Management during his time as an Arkansas Tech student. Deatherage has earned a place on the Dean’s List in multiple semesters. He has served as a student worker in the Office of Human Resources and the College of Business at Arkansas Tech. Son of Kim and Les Deatherage, Deatherage will graduate from Arkansas Tech in May 2014. He has a double major in management and marketing as well as economics and finance. Xiaohan Du (Senior, Baoding, China) A consistent member of the Dean’s List at Arkansas Tech, Xiaohan Du has been active in Student Government Association, the International and Multicultural Student Services Office, the Chinese Student Association, the Pre-Med Club and Wesley Foundation during her undergraduate career. Du has contributed as a student worker in the College of Natural and Health Sciences and she is serving on the Tech Loyalty Fund Pacesetter Committee. Du will graduate from Arkansas Tech in May 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in biology with the biomedical option. She is the daughter of Hongying Du. Bryan Ferguson (Senior, Sherwood) Bryan Ferguson served as president of the Interfraternity Council and as a member of Presidential Leadership Cabinet, Student Alumni Association, the Tech Loyalty Fund Pacesetter Committee and the Dean’s Leadership Class at Arkansas Tech. He was vice president of finance for Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and a student worker in the Office of the President. Ferguson graduated from Arkansas Tech in December 2013. He had a double major in accounting as well as management and marketing. His parents are Kim and Bob Ferguson. Morgan Floyd (Senior, Russellville) Morgan Floyd is public relations and recruitment chair for Enactus student organization at Arkansas Tech. Floyd also holds membership in Phi Mu and Order of Omega. She has been a participant in the intramural sports program. Daughter of LaDonna and Stanley Floyd, Floyd will graduate from Arkansas Tech with a bachelor’s degree in management and marketing in May 2014. Allison Foster (Junior, Russellville) Vice president for Sigma Alpha Iota, Allison Foster has also served as public relations chair for Alpha Sigma Tau. Foster has fulfilled such leadership roles as drum major for the marching band and section leader for both the concert chorale and the chamber choir. She has served as a student ambassador for the Arkansas Tech Office of Student Success and as a student worker for the Arkansas School Band and Orchestra Association. Daughter of Cindy and Jeff Kee, Foster is on pace to graduate from Arkansas Tech with a bachelor’s degree in music education in May 2015. Rhylie Gachot (Senior, Heber Springs) Rhylie Gachot has held membership in Tech Sweethearts, the Residence Hall Association, Residence Hall Government, Student Activities Board, Up ‘til Dawn and the Visual Arts Association during her time as a student at Arkansas Tech. Gachot has been active in the Arkansas Tech Office of Campus Recreation as both a participant and a game official. She has also worked as an orientation leader in the Arkansas Tech Office of Campus Life and as a student ambassador in the Arkansas Tech Office of Student Success. A graphic design major who will graduate from Arkansas Tech in May 2014, Gachot is the daughter of Tammy Gachot. Maggie Good (Senior, Harrison) Participation in the student organization Enactus (formerly known as Students In Free Enterprise) has provided Maggie Good with an opportunity to serve as president, vice president and public relations/recruitment chair. She has earned the national Jules and Gwen Knapp Ambassador Scholarship from Enactus and the Billy Ramsey SIFE Award at Arkansas Tech. Good has also held leadership positions with Zeta Tau Alpha and the Public Relations Student Society of America. She is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and has appeared on the Dean’s List in multiple semesters. Daughter of Kathy and David Good, Good will graduate from Arkansas Tech with a bachelor’s degree in management and marketing in May 2014. Alicia Greer (Senior, Bentonville) Alicia Greer has served as an officer for Delta Zeta, Order of Omega, Greek Programming Board, the Anthropology Club and Nutt Residence Hall government at Arkansas Tech. Greer has also held the position of senator in Student Government Association, she has worked as a teaching assistant in the Arkansas Tech College of Natural and Health Sciences and she has earned a place on the Dean’s List in multiple semesters. Daughter of Sarah Mattson, Greer will graduate from Arkansas Tech in May 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in biology. Kody Griffin (Senior, Chimes) President of the Pre-Vet Club at Arkansas Tech, Kody Griffin serves as secretary for Sigma Pi fraternity. He has previously handled responsibilities in the areas of judicial standards and scholarships for Sigma Pi. Griffin has also held membership with the Agriculture Club and Student Alumni Association at Arkansas Tech. Son of Darlene and Larry Griffin, Griffin will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture business/pre-vet in May 2014. Claire Hodgson (Senior, Russellville) A consistent Dean’s List performer in the classroom, Claire Hodgson has provided leadership for the Campus Environmental Coalition as president and the Student Government Association as secretary of student development. Hodgson was Miss Arkansas Tech 2012 and a member of the Homecoming court in 2013. She mentored youth through the Wesley Foundation for two years, was a facilitator for the Arkansas Tech Freshman Leadership Retreat in 2013, was master of ceremonies for the Arkansas Tech Involvement Fair in 2012 and 2013 and she spoke at the 2013 Arkansas Tech Leadership Panel. Hodgson also holds membership in student organizations Active Minds and Alpha Sigma Tau. Daughter of Mario Hodgson and Cathy Baker, Hodgson will graduate from Arkansas Tech in May 2014 with a double major in sociology and psychology. Ashli Hotary (Senior, Russellville) Ashli Hotary’s leadership at Arkansas Tech has included time as president of the Student Activities Board and as a member of the executive board for Up ‘til Dawn. She holds membership in Alpha Sigma Tau. Hotary has served as a resident assistant for the Office of Residence Life, student ambassador for the Office of Student Success and orientation leader for the Office of Campus Life at Arkansas Tech. A professional studies major, Hotary will graduate from Arkansas Tech in May 2014. Carlos Ibarra (Senior, Atlanta, Texas) A quarterback for the Arkansas Tech football program from 2010-12, Carlos Ibarra has served Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity as vice president of recruiting, new member coordinator and head of philanthropy and alumni events during his time as a Tech student. He received the President’s Award for most outstanding Sigma Phi Epsilon member in spring and fall 2013. Ibarra has earned a place on the Dean’s List in multiple semesters. He has held membership in the Soccer Club and the St. Leo’s Catholic Campus Ministry at Arkansas Tech. Christina and Carlos Ibarra are his parents. Ibarra will graduate from Arkansas Tech with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and an associate’s degree in nuclear technology in May 2014. Jessica Love (Senior, St. Paul) Jessica Love is president of the Agriculture Club and Sigma Alpha Development Group as well as vice president of the Pre-Vet Club at Arkansas Tech. A recipient of the American FFA Degree from the national Future Farmers of America organization, Love has served her academic department as an agriculture ambassador. She participated in the LEAD Academy at Arkansas Tech and has earned a place on the Dean’s List. Daughter of Sherry Kavian, Love will graduate from Arkansas Tech in May 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture business/pre-vet. Lauren McCann (Senior, Cordova, Tenn.) Public relations chairman and website administrator for Phi Mu, Lauren McCann has also served her Greek organization as ritual chair and the larger community as recruitment counselor in the Office of Greek Life at Arkansas Tech. McCann participated in the LEAD Academy at Tech and has served as a student worker in the Office of Student Services, the Office of Student Success and the Office of Development. She has earned a place on the Dean’s List in multiple semesters and held membership in Order of Omega, Baptist Collegiate Ministry and the Residence Hall Association. Daughter of Michael McCann and Tracie Carey, McCann will graduate from Arkansas Tech in May 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in graphic design. Rachel Newman (Senior, Lavaca) Rachel Newman is president of the Student National Education Association at Arkansas Tech. She has also been director of philanthropy and community service for the Greek Programming Board and held membership in Zeta Tau Alpha and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars during her undergraduate career. She also participated in Paine Hall government. Newman will graduate from Arkansas Tech with a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education in December 2014. Her parents are Sandy and Perry Newman. Kevin Paletskih (Senior, Russellville) President of the Soccer Club and intramural chair for Kappa Sigma fraternity at Arkansas Tech, Kevin Paletskih also holds membership in Active Minds and Campus Environmental Coalition. Paletskih has earned a place on the Dean’s List in multiple semesters. He has received superior achievement and academic achievement awards from the Department of Electrical Engineering as well as scholarship and outstanding scholar awards from Kappa Sigma. He has served as a student worker in the Office of Student Services and the Department of Mathematics. Son of Steve Couch, Paletskih will graduate from Arkansas Tech with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in December 2014. Jessica Parker (Senior, Palmer, Alaska) Jessica Parker is president of Collegiate Middle Level Association and the Presidential Leadership Cabinet at Arkansas Tech. She has also served as an officer for Delta Zeta and as a member of the Student Alumni Association. Parker has served as a student worker in the Office of Admissions and the Office of Alumni Relations. She has also been an orientation leader for the Office of Campus Life. A middle level education major, Parker is on pace to graduate from Arkansas Tech in August 2014. Her parents are Lisa and David Parker. Caitlin Robertson (Senior, Charleston) Caitlin Robertson has served as an officer for both Delta Zeta and Diamond Dolls at Arkansas Tech. She has also held membership in Presidential Leadership Cabinet, Student Alumni Association and Student Activities Board. A Dean’s List selection in multiple semesters, Robertson has been active in Student Support Services and the Upward Bound tutoring program. She has also worked as an orientation leader for the Office of Campus Life. Robertson is the daughter of Angie and Eran Robertson. She will graduate from Arkansas Tech with a bachelor’s degree in psychology in May 2014. Ivy Schluterman (Senior, Subiaco) Campus involvement for Ivy Schluterman has included service as a resident director and resident assistant for the Office of Residence Life. She is a member of the National Residence Hall Honorary, former communications director for the Residence Hall Association and a founding member of the Arkansas Tech chapter of the Future Leaders in Student Affairs. Schluterman has also been active in St. Leo’s Catholic Campus Ministry. Daughter of Kathy and Dennis Schluterman, she will graduate from Arkansas Tech in May 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Allen Simmons (Senior, Herrington, Kan.) A member of the Dean’s List in multiple semesters, Allen Simmons has served as vice president and secretary of community outreach for the Student Government Association. Simmons has fulfilled the roles of president, vice president, public information officer and community projects chairman for the International Association of Emergency Managers chapter at Arkansas Tech. He has also been active in Sigma Pi fraternity, American Red Cross on Campus and Student Alumni Association. He was an orientation leader for the Office of Campus Life. An emergency management major, Simmons will graduate from Arkansas Tech in May 2014. His parents are Gabriele Simmons and Gary Simmons. Thomas Strahan (Senior, White Hall) Thomas Strahan is president of Order of Omega and an officer for Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity at Arkansas Tech. He has also held membership in the Interfraternity Council, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the Pre-Med Club and Student Government Association during his undergraduate career. Strahan is the son of Dottie and Steve Strahan. He will graduate from Arkansas Tech in May 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in biology. Hilary Tinerella (Senior, Chicago, Ill.) Hilary Tinerella has been involved in such student organizations as Active Minds, the Anthropology Club, the Behavioral Sciences Club, Campus Environmental Coalition, Psi Chi international honor society, Sigma Tau Delta and Surface during her time as an Arkansas Tech student. She has also served as a student worker in Student Support Services and the Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center media lab. Tinerella has earned a place on the Dean's List in multiple semesters and she received a senior sociology fellowship in the Department of Behavioral Sciences. Tinerella will graduate from Arkansas Tech in May 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Her parents are Sheryle and Vincent Tinerella. Piper Veazey (Senior, Brinkley) Leadership opportunities for Piper Veazey during her time as an Arkansas Tech student have included serving as an officer for Delta Zeta, Greek Programming Board and GOLD Cabinet. She has also been active in College Panhellenic Council, Presidential Leadership Cabinet and Student Alumni Association. Veazey has served as a student worker in the Office of Residence Life, the Office of Student Success, the Office of Admissions and the Office of Campus Life as an orientation leader. Veazey is the daughter of Joy and William Veazey. She will graduate from Arkansas Tech in May 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Matt Vu (Senior, Fort Smith) Matt Vu has been an officer for Alpha Tau Omega, Interfraternity Council and Student Activities Board at Arkansas Tech. He was selected GOLD Cabinet leader of the year in 2013 and has held membership in Presidential Leadership Cabinet, Student Alumni Association, Order of Omega, the marching band, the symphonic wind ensemble, the university choir and the saxophone quartet. Vu’s student employment has included work on behalf of the Office of Residence Life and as an orientation leader for the Office of Campus Life. An instrumental music education major, Vu will graduate from Arkansas Tech in December 2014. His parents are Hung and Dung Vu. Patrick Westbrook (Senior, Gainesville, Texas) Communications coordinator for the National Residence Hall Honorary at Arkansas Tech, Patrick Westbrook received the 2013 Residence Hall Association outstanding service award and the 2013 Residence Hall Association most dedicated award. He has worked as a resident assistant for the Office of Residence Life since 2012. Westbrook has also been active in Student Government Association and Computer Club during his undergraduate career. Son of Cindy and Wray Westbrook, Westbrook will graduate from Arkansas Tech with a bachelor’s degree in information systems in December 2014. Lynsie Whitlow (Senior, Alma) President of the Arkansas Tech Student Alumni Association during its inaugural year in 2012-13, Lynsie Whitlow has served as vice president for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Presidential Leadership Cabinet and Nutt Residence Hall during her time at Tech. Whitlow was voted the outstanding junior electrical engineering student at Arkansas Tech in 2012-13 and has earned a place on the Dean’s List in multiple semesters. She has earned a GOLD Cabinet leader of the month award and internships with both Entergy and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Whitlow has served as a teaching assistant in physical sciences and electrical engineering. Whitlow’s parents are Cindy and Ricky Whitlow. She will graduate from Arkansas Tech in May 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.]]>