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.
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ROGERS STATE UNIVERSITY
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.
WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY
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.
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS HONORS COLLEGE FELLOWSHIPS
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.
FORT HAYS STATE UNIVERSITY
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
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.
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
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.
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
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
LITTLE ROCK AFB
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.
ALLIED HEALTHCARE SCHOLARSHIPS
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.