UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS
The University of Arkansas talent search programs sponsored five student delegates to this year’s National Student Leadership Congress on June 10-15 at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., organized by the Council for Opportunity in education. The focus of the congress is to develop service-oriented leaders and to empower students to advocate for educational policy issues impacting their communities and the nation
The rising high school juniors and seniors from Northwest Arkansas were selected from Upward Bound and Talent Search programs.
The local students include Alexia Lo and John Long, both of Gentry High School; Alaina Brown of McDonald County (Mo.) High School; Ashley Hart from Northside High School in Fort Smith; and Aridai Araujo from Springdale High School.
MISSOURI UNIVERSITY S&T
Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla named several local students to the spring 2017 honor list, with gradepoint averages of 3.2 or higher. They included William Tolson of Alpena, master of arts in teaching; Matthew Campbell of Bentonville, Austin Woody of Cave Springs, Blakely Mayhall of Lowell and Thomas Lammey of Rogers.
COLLEGE OF THE OZARKS
Several local students were named to the spring 2017 dean’s list at College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Mo., with gradepoint averages of 3.6 or better. They include T.J. Goze of Rogers, Haley Jeffries of Rogers, Andrew Ottaviano of Bentonville, Amanda Ray of Bentonville and Anna Sharon of Gravette.
Gordon Allison of Fayetteville recently graduated in 2017 commencement exercises at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo., with a degree in transnational studies and international studies.
NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
Van Bui of Fayetteville received a master of science degree in biological sciences from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb during the 2017 commencement weekend May 12-13.
COLLEGE OF THE OZARKS
Joshua Smith of Bella Vista was named to the spring 2017 president’s list at College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Mo., with a grade-point average of 4.0.
Several area teachers are involved in Project Lead the Way at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Mo., to enhance their teaching of engineering, computer science and biomedical science. They include Tracie McCarver of Chester; Vicky Limbocker of Ozark; Zac Land, John Schillinger and Gary Springwater, all of Rogers; Stacey Little of Rudy; Cody Strahan of Subiaco; and Emily McDaniel of Van Buren.
WILLIAMS BAPTIST COLLEGE
Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge has listed several local students on the spring 2017 honor rolls.
The president’s list includes students with 4.0 grade-point averages, including Brandon Brigance of Gentry, Elizabeth Ryan of Harrison and Rachel Dixon of West Fork.
The dean’s list includes students with grade-point averages of 3.5 or higher, including Jaye Chalk of Gravette, Diego Santillan of Rogers and Ethan Risley of Farmington.
SAMSUNG AMERICAN LEGION SCHOLARSHIP
Nicholas Cordero, a senior from Haas Hall Academy in Fayetteville, been named a Samsung American Legion National Scholar, earning a $20,000 scholarship and recognition in Washington, D.C.
The scholarship is funded in appreciation of U.S. veterans, with emphasis on the families of those who served during the Korean War. Cordero’s grandfather is a veteran of the Korean War. Cordero plans to attend the University of Chicago to pursue a medical degree.
While in Washington, D.C., Cordero visited the Armed Forces Retirement Home to participate in a service project with Operation Comfort Warriors.
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT MONTICELLO
Several students received degrees from the University of Arkansas at Monticello during 2017 commencement exercises in May. Jared A. Hall, master of arts in teaching, and Taylor L. Hall, master of arts in teaching, both of Alma; Kali R. Piha of Bentonville, bachelor of arts in business administration; Brandon M. Love of Cave Springs, master of arts in teaching; Daniel K. Doyle, master of arts in teaching, and Elijah E. Reynolds, bachelor of science, both of Centerton; Dalton J. Palarino of Fayetteville, master of arts in teaching; Tres B. Jennings of Fort Smith, bachelor of arts; Ayla Smartt of Gentry, master of arts in teaching; Alexa M. Black of Greenwood, bachelor of arts; Chase G. Harris of Mansfield, associate of arts; Mark W. Scates of Prairie Grove, master of arts in teaching; William F. Felts of Rogers, master of arts in teaching; Marilyn E. Eichelaberger of Siloam Springs, master of arts in teaching; Samantha S. Ford, associate of arts; Rachel D. Henry, master of arts in teaching and Clinton R. Pruitt, bachelor of general studies, all of Springdale; Stephanie Hart of Van Buren, master of arts in teaching; Michele L. Lovett of Waldron, master of arts in teaching.
Tierin A. Burrow and Olivia M. Doty, both of Fayetteville, and Lauren N. Hamm of Bentonville have been named to the spring 2017 honor roll at Rhodes College in Memphis, with grade-point averages of 3.85 or higher.