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Alyssa Turner of Rogers was named to the spring 2017 dean’s list at State Univer­sity of New York at Plattsburgh, with a grade­point av­er­age of 3.5 or higher.


Altrusa In­ter­na­tional of Wash­ing­ton County presents a “Back to School Readi­ness” event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Satur­day at the Prairie Grove El­e­men­tary School.

Each stu­dent who at­tends will be given a back­pack full of school sup­plies, a free hair­cut and both par­ents and chil­dren get a free lunch. There will be games, pro­vided by Xtreme Achiev­ers, and each child can se­lect two free books to take home to read. The event also fea­tures face paint­ing and a ven­dor fair for moms and dads.

Chil­dren in the Farm­ing­ton, Prairie Grove, Lin­coln, Green­land and West Fork school dis­tricts are in­vited, al­though no one will be turned away if they live in an­other Wash­ing­ton County com­mu­nity.

In­for­ma­tion: (479) 5953031 or email ra­pearce@


Brandt Barnes of Bentonville and Mikayla McGoldrick of Omaha re­ceived their bach­e­lor’s de­gree from Rogers State Univer­sity in Clare­more, Okla., dur­ing the univer­sity’s 2017 com­mence­ment cer­e­monies in May.


Kelsey L Struck­hoff of Prairie Grove re­ceived a master of ed­u­ca­tion de­gree in coun­sel­ing from Wi­chita (Kan.) State Univer­sity dur­ing the school’s 2017 com­mence­ment cer­e­monies.


The Univer­sity of Arkansas Hon­ors Col­lege has se­lected 14 ex­cep­tional high school stu­dents from Wash­ing­ton and Ben­ton coun­ties as Hon­ors Col­lege Fel­lows.

The $70,000 fellowships largely cover tu­ition, reg­is­tra­tion, books and room and board over four years, grant­ing these stu­dents the free­dom to pur­sue orig­i­nal re­search, study abroad, ser­vice learn­ing and other aca­demic in­ter­ests. The fel­low­ship funds can also be com­bined with other schol­ar­ships and grants.

Stu­dents named Honor Fel­lows must score at least a 32 on the ACT, main­tain a min­i­mum 3.8 grade-point av­er­age; dis­play in­tel­lec­tual cu­rios­ity, lead­er­ship po­ten­tial and com­mu­nity in­volve­ment; com­plete a writ­ing test and cam­pus in­ter­view.

The lo­cal Hon­ors Col­lege Fel­lows are:

Davis Camp­bell of Fayetteville, who plans to be a physics ma­jor. He grad­u­ated from Fayetteville High School and is the son of Kristi and Marc Camp­bell of Fayetteville.

Ethan Collins of Spring­dale; po­lit­i­cal sci­ence ma­jor; Har-Ber High School in Spring­dale; son of Lori and Nathan Collins of Spring­dale.

Syd­ney Dar­ling of Cen­ter­ton; arts and sci­ences; Bentonville High School; daugh­ter of Su­san and Brian Dar­ling of Cen­ter­ton.

Heather Glenn of Fayetteville; agri­cul­ture; Fayetteville High School; daugh­ter of Su­san and Chris Glenn of Fayetteville.

Ja­cob Hun­ey­cutt of Fayetteville; po­lit­i­cal sci­ence; Fayetteville High School; son of Carol and John Hun­ey­cutt of Fayetteville.

Grayson Lee of Rogers; en­gi­neer­ing; Rogers High School; son of Jalane and Shawn Lee of Rogers.

Malachi Mau­rice of Fayetteville; nurs­ing; Elkins High School; daugh­ter of Pamela and Terry Hank­ins of Fayetteville.

Jack Meul­lenet of Fayetteville; bi­ol­ogy; Fayetteville High School; son of Cyn­thia and Jean-Fran­cois Meul­lenet of Fayetteville.

Made­line Richards of Rogers; bi­ol­ogy; Bentonville High School; daugh­ter of Don and Danelle Richards of Rogers.

Me­gan Rodgers of Siloam Springs; po­lit­i­cal sci­ence; Siloam Springs High School; daugh­ter of Kyle and Laura Rodgers of Siloam Springs.

Ai­dan Smith of Fayetteville, no de­clared ma­jor; Fayetteville High School; son of Leigh and Michael Smith of Fayetteville.

Tyler Stamps of Rogers; en­gi­neer­ing; Rogers High School; son of Char­lotte and Cary Stamps of Rogers.

Carl Stevens of Fayetteville; en­gi­neer­ing; Fayetteville High School; son of Astryd and Carl Stevens.

Hay­den Townsend of Bentonville; en­gi­neer­ing; Bentonville High School; son of Kristy and Chad Townsend of Bentonville.


Madi­son Knipe of Spring­dale has been ac­cepted to at­tend Hard­ing Univer­sity Col­lege of Phar­macy in Searcy for fall 2017.

Knipe grad­u­ated from Har-Ber High School in Spring­dale in 2014 and at­tended Hard­ing. New phar­macy stu­dents will be hon­ored with a white coat cer­e­mony Aug. 20 be­fore start­ing classes.


Macey Brake of Bella Vista re­ceived bach­e­lor of sci­ence de­grees in health and hu­man per­for­mance (K-12 teach­ing and coach­ing) and sec­ondary ed­u­ca­tion from Fort Hays (Kan.) State Univer­sity dur­ing the spring 2017 com­mence­ment cer­e­mony.


John Brown Univer­sity in Siloam Springs has been named a “Great Col­lege to Work For” ac­cord­ing to The Chron­i­cle of Higher Ed­u­ca­tion’s Great Col­leges to Work For sur­vey, a higher ed­u­ca­tion work­place study. JBU was among 79 in­sti­tu­tions that were na­tion­ally rec­og­nized for best work­place poli­cies and prac­tices.

Listed with honor roll dis­tinc­tion and placed as top 10 within the small en­roll­ment size cat­e­gory, JBU won hon­ors for three con­sec­u­tive years in nine of 12 cat­e­gories: col­lab­o­ra­tive gov­er­nance; com­pen­sa­tion and ben­e­fits; con­fi­dence in se­nior lead­er­ship; fa­cil­i­ties; work space and se­cu­rity; job sat­is­fac­tion; pro­fes­sional and ca­reer de­vel­op­ment pro­grams; re­spect and ap­pre­ci­a­tion; su­per­vi­sor and de­part­ment chair­man re­la­tion­ships; and work-life bal­ance.

The Chron­i­cle’s sur­vey re­sults — based pri­mar­ily on em­ployee feed­back — in­cluded a two-part as­sess­ment from each in­sti­tu­tion: an in­sti­tu­tional au­dit that cap­tured de­mo­graph­ics and work­place poli­cies and a sur­vey dis­trib­uted to fac­ulty, ad­min­is­tra­tors and pro­fes­sional sup­port staff.


Baro Jun of Su­bi­aco is a grad­u­ate of Binghamton Univer­sity, State Univer­sity of New York, with a bach­e­lor of sci­ence de­gree in eco­nom­ics.


The sum­mer Learn­ing, Im­prove­ment, Fun and Em­pow­er­ment (LIFE) pro­gram drew a record 182 stu­dents this year.

LIFE is an ed­u­ca­tional and em­pow­er­ment pro­gram for high school stu­dents. This year’s pro­gram at Northwest Arkansas Com­mu­nity Col­lege brought high school stu­dents from Bentonville, Fayetteville, Gen­try, Pea Ridge, Rogers and Spring­dale dis­tricts to cam­pus for ac­tiv­i­ties and learn­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties June 13-15.

Schol­ar­ship re­cip­i­ents were: LIFE’s Com­mu­nity Schol­ar­ship, Ari­adna Va­len­cia, Rogers High School, $1,000; LIFE Legacy Schol­ar­ship, Alon­dra Lopez, Har-Ber High School, Spring­dale, $1,000; LIFE Pro­gram Schol­ar­ship, Jose Ro­driguez, Spring­dale High School, $3,000; and Three­Credit-Hour Class Re­cip­i­ent, Florenz Cruz, Rogers High School.

Lap­top re­cip­i­ents were: Se­nior team, David Tor­res, Rogers High School; ju­nior team, Skye Moler, Bentonville West High School; and sopho­more and fresh­man team, Dulce Bravo, Har-Ber High School.

Re­cip­i­ents of back­packs filled with school sup­plies were: Jen­nifer Lopez, HarBer High School; Aaron Sou­vanno, Spring­dale High School; Raizza San­doval, Rogers High School; Axel Ray­mundo, Bentonville West High School; Ash­ley Dominguez, Rogers New Tech High School; Se­nayda Flores, Spring­dale High School; Gis­selle Sal­quero, Rogers High School; and Es­mer­alda Al­maras, Rogers High School.


Sev­eral lo­cal stu­dents re­ceived de­grees dur­ing the Univer­sity of Wis­con­sin-Madi­son’s spring com­mence­ment cer­e­monies, May 11-12. They in­clude Sneha Ramesh of Bentonville, bach­e­lor of sci­ence de­gree in bi­ol­ogy; Matthew Creyer of Fayetteville, bach­e­lor of sci­ence de­gree in ma­te­ri­als sci­ence and en­gi­neer­ing; and Dy­lan Beschoner of Fort Smith, master of arts de­gree in philosophy


Ge­or­gia Brown of Rogers is a re­cip­i­ent of a $2,000 Mil­i­tary Chil­dren Pro­gram schol­ar­ship awarded at Lit­tle Rock Air Force Base. She is the daugh­ter of Jen­nifer and Stephen Brown and plans to at­tend Mid­dle Ten­nessee State Univer­sity in Murfrees­boro.

Ap­pli­cants, who are de­pen­dents of mem­bers of the U.S. armed ser­vices, were re­quired to main­tain a min­i­mum 3.0 grade-point av­er­age; par­tic­i­pate in vol­un­tary school and com­mu­nity ac­tiv­i­ties; demon­strate lead­er­ship qual­i­ties; and write any es­say.


The MANA Char­i­ta­ble Giv­ing Com­mit­tee Mem­bers awarded three Mur­ray T. Har­ris Al­lied Health­care Schol­ar­ships in the amount of $1,000 to stu­dents in al­lied health care pro­grams in Wash­ing­ton County and Ben­ton coun­ties. The 2017 Mur­ray T. Har­ris schol­ar­ship re­cip­i­ents are Veron­ica Lar­ios of Spring­dale, Ali­son Su­man of Fayetteville and Kristin Jones of Bentonville.

Lar­ios is pur­su­ing a bach­e­lor of sci­ence in nurs­ing at Univer­sity of Arkansas at Fort Smith, while work­ing part time as an li­censed prac­ti­cal nurse at North Hills En­doscopy Cen­ter in Fayetteville. Su­man has been ac­cepted into the Eleanor Mann School of Nurs­ing at the Univer­sity of Arkansas and works as a part-time pa­tient-care as­sis­tant for MANA Med­i­cal As­so­ciates. Jones is cur­rently work­ing full time on her as­so­ciate of ap­plied sci­ence de­gree in the phys­i­cal ther­apy as­sis­tant pro­gram at Northwest Arkansas Com­mu­nity Col­lege.

The Mur­ray T. Har­ris Schol­ar­ship was es­tab­lished in 2007 by MANA physi­cians to honor Dr. Mur­ray T. Har­ris, a ra­di­ol­o­gist and leader in med­i­cal com­mu­nity in Northwest Arkansas. The schol­ar­ship fo­cuses on pro­fes­sions within the health care sec­tor that are cur­rently un­der-served, to help at­tract qual­i­fied can­di­dates in these fields. The ap­pli­cants must have proof of their ac­cep­tance in an al­lied health care pro­gram and live or work in Wash­ing­ton or Ben­ton coun­ties. Al­lied health pro­grams in­clude — but are not limited to — ra­di­ol­ogy tech­nol­ogy, clin­i­cal lab­o­ra­tory sci­ence, nurs­ing, phys­i­cal ther­apy and res­pi­ra­tory ther­apy. The schol­ar­ship is in­tended to cover books, fees and sim­i­lar ex­penses for stu­dents in qual­i­fied ed­u­ca­tional pro­grams.

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