Brandon Rains joined Weichert, Realtors — The Griffin Co., at 5100 S. Thompson St., Springdale.
Suzanne Walker joined Weichert, Realtors — The Griffin Co.’s office at 5100 S. Thompson St., Springdale.
The Arkansas Bar Association recently honored Northwest Arkansas attorneys with awards: Cynthia E. Nance, University of Arkansas School of Law, Fayetteville, received the Presidential Award of Excellence for her work on the 2017 annual meeting.
Jon B. Comstock, Comstock Conflict Resolution Services in Rogers, received the Charles Carpenter Award.
Kristin Pawlik of Keith, Miller, Butler, Schneider & Pawlik in Rogers, earned the Golden Gavel Award for her work as chairman of the Legislation Committee.
The Arkansas Bar Foundation and the Arkansas Bar Association also honored the Washington County Bar Association with the Outstanding Local Bar Association Award. Lioneld Jordan, Fayetteville mayor, was elected to serve as 2017-2018 District 3 vice president by members of the Arkansas Municipal League. Jordan served on the Executive Committee from 2015-2017 and on the Public Safety Advisory Council from 2012-2014. More than 1,300 city and town leaders from across Arkansas attended the 83rd convention held earlier this month in Little Rock. Gwyneth G. Jelinek, circulation manager at Fayetteville Public Library, recently earned her master of library and information sciences degree from Florida State University, Tallahassee, maintaining a 4.0 gradepoint average throughout the program. She has worked at the library for more than nine years. Jelinek received her undergraduate degrees in history and political science
from Tulane University, New Orleans.
Rachel Eaton, youth librarian at Fayetteville Public Library, recently earned a master of science in information sciences degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Eaton began volunteering at the library as a teenager and joined the staff as a page in 2013. Eaton received her bachelor of science degree in agriculture, food and life sciences from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, in 2015.
Lori Riser, registered nurse, was promoted to manager of surgical services at Sparks Medical Center – Van Buren. Riser has been with Sparks Health System since 1997 and has served in various roles including charge nurse on skilled nursing unit, labor and delivery
staff, and surgical services educator. She will receive a bachelor of science in nursing from Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Bartlesville, in September.
Edward Serna, was promoted to chief of staff and vice chancellor for strategic initiatives at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith. He was chief of staff and associate vice chancellor for external funding. Serna spent more than 15 years as a consultant. Serna earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C., a master’s degree in industrial management from Clemson University in South Carolina and a master’s degree in information systems from Auburn University in Alabama.