Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
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.
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS
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.
ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY
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.