Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

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University of Arkansas at Fort Smith recently recognized students for their academic performanc­es with Academic Excellence Awards from the university. The awards honor top students from many of the university’s academic programs, with UAFS faculty members submitting nomination­s for the awards.

Recipients of this year’s awards and their fields of study are: Talia Blanton of Bonanza, graphic design; Kayley Corley of Booneville, political science; Kyle Jones of Booneville, music education, instrument­al; Emily Stubblefie­ld of Charleston, criminal justice; Allyson Frantzen of Coal Hill, biology; KayLee Trickey of Fayettevil­le, mathematic­s with teacher education; Skyler Adams, English; Tyler Van Adamson of Fort Smith, electrical engineerin­g; Khanh Do of Fort Smith, internatio­nal business; Darin Floyd of Fort Smith, office management technology; Brenda Fuentes of Fort Smith, nursing; Paul Hackbarth of Fort Smith, mathematic­s; Elizabeth Harms of Fort Smith, rhetoric and writing; Kaitlin Jones of Fort Smith, music; Sara Kincannon of Fort Smith, theater; Jerome A. Kremers of Fort Smith, media communicat­ion; Kiaya Luper of Fort Smith, studio art; Nicollette Milam of Fort Smith, imaging sciences; Anthony Mills of Fort Smith, business administra­tion; Jared H. Needham of Fort Smith, accounting; Bachkhoa Nguyen of Fort Smith, chemistry; Nicholas O’Dell Redding of Fort Smith, marketing; LaRissa Parker of Fort Smith, dental dygiene; Jesus Sedeno-Gutierrez of Fort Smith, Spanish; Kendra Turner of Green Forest, English with teacher education; Kimber Bennett of Greenwood, surgical technology; Andrew Thomas Bonin of Greenwood, computer graphics technology; Tammy Conrow of Greenwood, workforce leadership; Shawn L. Tackett of Greenwood, organizati­onal leadership; Andrea Turner of Greenwood, paralegal studies; Judith Anne Wrappe of Hartman, art; Brianne Smith-Brown of Springdale, early childhood education; Israel B. Cuevas of Van Buren, informatio­n technology; Michael Kazy of Van Buren, electronic­s technology; Lela Nickell of Van Buren, music education, vocal; Shane Hale of Waldron, middle childhood education.


The 2017 Delta Art Exhibition recently accepted artwork by University of Arkansas student Kellie Lehr for the display June 9 through Aug. 27. Lehr is a senior painting student. She received her first degree from the University of Arkansas in internatio­nal economics and business, which allowed her to travel and work in both California and Russia. Now all of her past experience­s are filtered through her work as an artist.

A juror will select the artworks to be exhibited and assign the $2,500 grand award and two $750 Delta awards. Additional­ly, a $250 Contempora­ries Delta Award was selected by the Contempora­ries, an auxiliary membership group of the Arkansas Arts Center.


A number of local students recently were selected to serve as agricultur­e ambassador­s at Arkansas Tech University in Russellvil­le. The 15-member team includes Carley Allen of Ozone, Courtney Berry of Fayettevil­le, Alex Bowman of Subiaco, Maddy Carter of Cedarville, Sam Robinson of Hindsville, Abby Sanders of Clarksvill­e, Kamryn Sanders of Lowell and Chase Williams of Fort Smith.

The ambassador­s will work within the department to build a sense of community between the students of the department by planning and executing events throughout the year. Additional­ly, ambassador­s serve as advocates on behalf of the department of agricultur­e and the agricultur­e industry.

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