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Theater to Present ‘2’
Published: October 08 2015

The Arkansas State University-Beebe Theater Department will perform Romulous Linney’s docudrama “2” on Friday, Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m., and a matinee performance on Sunday, Oct. 18 at 2:30 p.m. at the Owen Center Theater.

 

“2” is set in 1945 at the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials, in which leaders of Nazi Germany are on trial.  Hermann Goering is the accused and, with his German counsel, prepares his defense.  Drug free and healthy as a result of his imprisonment, Goering is once again the formidable man who more than any other made Hitler the chancellor of Germany and built the engines of the Third Reich. Goering refuses to accept his actions as anything but the natural consequences of human conflict.  Goering defies the tribunal with wit and ferocity, refuses to blame Hitler for his actions, and denies the right of any conqueror to fairly prosecute the conquered.  As the horrors of what he is responsible for come to light, he meets with his wife and daughter to say goodbye.  Goering foretells a disturbing future for crimes of war and asks the question, “After all, what do you think men are?”

 

Cast members include Brad Roberds as Hermann Goering; Weston Wilson as the German counsel; James Woods as the Nuremberg prison’s commandant; Desirae Kaufman and Joseph Blackwell as guards; Cullen Dunn as the court appointed psychiatrist; Dennis Humphrey (chair of English and Fine Arts Division) and Rodney Williams as the tribunal; Jessica Meadows as Goering’s wife and Emily Humphrey as his daughter.   

 

Seating for the event is unreserved and on a first-come basis. The theater will open 30 minutes prior to curtain call. Tickets will be on sale one hour before show time at the door; however, interested persons are advised to arrive early. Ticket prices are $5 for general admission and $2.50 for seniors, students, and children. This production may contain mature themes and disturbing visual material not suitable for young children.   

 

ASU-Beebe is the only two-year college in the state of Arkansas that offers an Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degree. The AFA degree has an emphasis in vocal music or instrumental music, theater, graphic design, or creative arts enterprise. This degree is a comprehensive two-year curriculum designed specifically for transfer toward a bachelor’s degree in fine arts.

 

The Owen Center Theater is located at 910 Pecan Street in Beebe. For tickets or additional information, contact theater instructor, Sandra Williams at (501) 882-4493 or email sfwilliams@asub.edu, or view the ASU-Beebe website at www.asub.edu


ACC Fall Conference Awards
Published: October 16 2015

Arkansas State University-Beebe students, faculty, staff, and alumni were recently honored at the Arkansas Community Colleges (ACC) fall conference held at the Hot Springs Convention Center.

 

Student Weston “Cole” Robertson of Quitman, was named the Academic All-Star for ASU-Beebe. Robertson attends classes on the Heber Springs campus, and has maintained a 3.8 GPA, while active in various campus organizations such as Gamma Beta Phi, Phi Beta Lambda, and Future Educators Club. He is currently working toward an Associate of General Studies degree, and after graduation plans to transfer to the University of Central Arkansas to complete his bachelor’s degree in mid-level education. Robertson said, “The teachers and staff at ASU-Heber Springs want me to succeed. They make sure I’m supported and challenged academically, and that I have the opportunity to be involved in my community.”  

 

Dr. Eugene McKay, Chancellor, was named recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Award. Since 1966, Dr. McKay has held many roles, and he currently serves as chancellor and tenured professor of English. He has taught literature, composition, journalism, and French. His late wife and fellow English professor, Dr. Judy McKay, once remarked that he “died and went to administration,” but his heart has never left the classroom. Dr. McKay’s lifelong labor of love has improved untold lives, families, and communities. He will retire in January, but his legacy will endure as a testament to the transformative power of education.

 

Nancy Meador, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, was named recipient of the Outstanding Staff Award. Meador led the charge to change the logo and mascot at all ASU-Beebe campuses. This included numerous focus groups ranging from students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members. She constantly kept the University community up-to-date on the process and answered numerous inquiries about the change. The result was a logo that was quickly accepted by the Board of Trustees. This re-branding, from beginning to end, was enormous in its scope, and Meador’s tireless effort eased the transition. 

 

Jamie Mobley, Regions Bank City/Market President, has been named this year’s Outstanding Alumni for ASU-Beebe. Mobley entered ASU-Beebe in 2000 and later earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Arkansas State University. Her career began as a teller at Regions Bank in Beebe, while attending classes at ASU-Beebe. Mobley now oversees Regions Bank operations at the branches in Searcy, Bald Knob, Beebe and Cabot. Mobley also serves as vice chair for the Searcy Regional Chamber of Commerce and is a board member for the White County Community Foundation’s Future Fund and the Searcy City Board of Zoning Adjustments. She is a member of the Liberty Christian School Board, and lives in Searcy with her husband and two children.

 

For more information about ASU-Beebe, call (501) 882-3600, or visit the website at www.asub.edu.

 

Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and Little Rock Air Force Base, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus.


ASU-LRAFB To Celebrate 50 Years
Published: October 22 2015

The Arkansas State University-Little Rock Air Force Base, a Degree Center of ASU-Beebe, will celebrate 50 years of service with a reception on Thursday, Oct. 22 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Jacksonville-Little Rock AFB University Center. 

 “We’re proud to have been providing higher-education opportunities to residents and employees of Little Rock Air Force Base, Jacksonville and North Pulaski County since 1965,” said ASU-Little Rock AFB director Nancy Shefflette.

The Jacksonville-Little Rock AFB University Center opened in January 2011, and was jointly funded by $5 million of Jacksonville sales tax revenue and $10 million of USAF funding. The center is open to those who live on and work at the base, as well to community members.  No special access is required.  Our campus is a key component of ASU-Beebe, and one of six universities in residence at the Jacksonville-Little Rock AFB University Center,” said Shefflette.

The reception is open to the public. Current and former students, graduates, faculty, staff, and prospective students of ASU-Little Rock AFB, as well as Little Rock Air Force Base and Jacksonville/North Pulaski County employees and residents are especially invited to attend the celebration.   

For more information, visit the ASU-Little Rock AFB office at the Jacksonville-Little Rock AFB University Center, Suite 115, or call (501) 988-4151, or email lrafb@asub.edu.

Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and Little Rock Air Force Base, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus.


Veteran Appreciation Day
Published: November 03 2015

The Arkansas State University-Beebe Office of Financial Aid will host a Veteran Appreciation Day on Friday, Nov. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Owen Center Gymnasium on the Beebe campus.

 

As a Military Friendly School, the ASU-Beebe Veteran Appreciation Day will focus on honoring veterans for their service. Veteran representatives from Financial Aid will be available to answer questions. Vendors and activities will be available and door prizes will be given away, as well as refreshments from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

 

Local donors for the Veteran Appreciation Day include First Security Bank, Walmart, Textbook Corner, AutoZone, ASU-Beebe Office of Admissions, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Cell Phone Central, Subway, and Hardees.

 

For more information, contact Financial Aid at (501) 882-8845, or view the website at www.asub.edu. 

 

Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and Little Rock Air Force Base, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus.


UCA & ASU-Beebe Articulation
Published: November 03 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS

NOVEMBER 2, 2015

CONTACT: Christina Madsen, vice president for communications, public relations and marketing, at christinam@uca.edu or (501) 852-2659.

Fredricka Sharkey, director of media relations, at fsharkey@uca.edu or (501) 450-5114.

 

UCA AND ASU-BEEBE TO SIGN  ARTICULATION AGREEMENT

 

WHAT:           The University of Central Arkansas and Arkansas State University-Beebe sign addiction studies articulation agreement

 

WHO:             University of Central Arkansas President Tom Courtway and

                        Arkansas State University-Beebe Chancellor Dr. Eugene McKay

 

WHEN:           2:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015

 

WHERE:        Board of Trustees Room

                        University of Central Arkansas campus

 

DETAILS:

University of Central Arkansas President Tom Courtway and Arkansas State University-Beebe Chancellor Dr. Eugene McKay will sign an addiction studies articulation agreement at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5 in the Board of Trustees Room on the UCA campus.

 

The articulation agreement allows students to earn an Associate of Science in Health Science from ASU-Beebe. Students will then be able to complete the final two years of study at UCA to earn a Bachelor of Science in addiction studies.

 

The articulation agreement provides clarity regarding the specific courses a student needs to take to earn a degree from both institutions.

 

This will be the 17th articulation agreement between UCA and ASU-Beebe. Articulation agreements between the two institutions now cover approximately 40 percent of all current UCA baccalaureate degree programs.

 

Joining Courtway and McKay for the historic signing will be Dr. Steven Runge, UCA executive vice president and provost for Academic Affairs and Dr. Theodore Kalthoff, ASU-Beebe vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, as well as other administrators from both institutions.

 

For more information about the existing articulation agreements at UCA, visit www.uca.edu/2plus2/


2015 HarvestFest Royalty
Published: November 06 2015

The students at Arkansas State University-Beebe recently selected the 2015 HarvestFest royalty.

 

Each student organization nominated one individual to be elected during the annual HarvestFest activities, which were held on November 5. 

 

Sarah Mikula, representing Gamma Beta Phi, was chosen as the ASU-Beebe HarvestFest Queen for 2015. Mikula, of Vilonia, is a sophomore seeking an Associate of Arts degree. She was escorted by Hunter Edgar from Vilonia. 

 

AnnaLisa Meredith, representing Phi Beta Lambda, received first runner-up. Meredith, of Augusta, is a sophomore pursuing an Associate of Science in Agriculture Business. She was escorted by Austin Foot, an agriculture business major from Hazen.   

 

Allison Warner, representing Chi Alpha, received second runner-up. Warner, of Beebe, is a sophomore pursuing an Associate of Science in Health Sciences degree.  She was escorted by Caelen Cockrum, a liberal arts major from Beebe.

 

Hope Schueren, representing ASU-Heber Springs, was chosen as the HarvestFest Queen for the Heber Springs campus. Schueren, of Heber Springs, is a sophomore pursuing an Associate of Science in Health Sciences with an emphasis in physical therapy. She was escorted by Osiris Jauregui, a liberal arts major from Heber Springs.

 

Heather Garrison, representing ASU-Searcy, was chosen as the first HarvestFest Queen for the Searcy campus. Garrison, of Beebe, is a freshman seeking an Associate of Applied Science degree in General Technology and Practical Nursing.  She was escorted by Francisco Robles, a practical nursing major from Conway.  

 

Other candidates and nominating organizations were as follows: Jessica Meadows of Cabot, representing Delta Psi Omega, is a sophomore, health sciences major. She was escorted by Cullen Dunn, a theater major from Mayflower; Desirae Kaufman of El Paso, representing the SSS Student Advisory Board, is a freshman, liberal arts major. She was escorted by Jacob Herrod from Cabot; Cara Sevier of Searcy, representing Psychology and Social Sciences, is a freshman, education major. She was escorted by Christian Reynolds, an agriculture business major from Searcy; Anastasia Brown of Mayflower, representing Kappa Kappa Psi, is a sophomore, art education major. She was escorted by Dezman Anthony, a general studies major from Beebe; and Sarah Caldwell of Rose Bud, representing the Ag Club, is a sophomore, agriculture education major. She was escorted by Douglas Henry, an agriculture business major from Greenbrier.             

 

Sponsored by Student Life and the Leadership Council, the event raised money for the Angel Tree project, which benefits students and their families during the holidays.

 

Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and Little Rock Air Force Base, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus.


Arkansas Saxophone Symposium
Published: November 06 2015

The Arkansas State University-Beebe Department of Music will present a concert on Friday, Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the 2015-2016 Arkansas Saxophone Symposium.  The concert will be held in the Lecture/Recital Hall in the Science Building.

 

The concert will feature performances by Dr. Jackie Lamar from the University of Central Arkansas; Dr. Christopher Barrick from the University of Arkansas Fort Smith; Dr. Andrew Cook from Harding University; Dr. Brent Bristow from ASU-Beebe; and guest clinician James Houlik, Professor of Saxophone at the Duquesne University Mary Pappert School of Music. 

 

The two-day symposium will be held on the ASU-Beebe campus on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 13 and Nov. 14, and will include events for junior high school, high school, and college saxophone students.

 

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Brent Bristow at 501-882-4474, or jbbristow@asub.edu.


Foundation Awards Grant
Published: November 16 2015

Arkansas State University-Searcy, a technical campus of ASU-Beebe, recently received a $20,000 grant from the Gene Haas Foundation to benefit students in the manufacturing fields of study.

 

In presenting the award, the Gene Haas Foundation and owner of Haas Automation, Inc. stated “The Gene Haas Foundation is proud to support ASU-Searcy with a $20,000 grant to be used for scholarships, summer camps, SkillsUSA, and counselor education regarding manufacturing careers. I would like to personally thank Derrick Holobaugh and Joe Petty for their commitment to train students in CNC Machining and Advanced Manufacturing here at ASU-Searcy. We hope that this grant from the Gene Haas Foundation will allow them to further their mission here in Searcy and the surrounding areas. In 2015, the GHF has awarded grants totaling $125,000 to schools in Arkansas to support careers in manufacturing.”

 

The Computerized Machining Technology at ASU-Searcy instructs in design, prototyping, and the manufacturing of machine parts. SolidWorks and Mastercam software is utilized for designing parts and machines for CNC lathes and mills used in the manufacturing process.  Students enrolled in the program receive a certificate of proficiency or technical certification in Computerized Machining Technology to be used toward a degree or for entering the workforce.

 

In 1999, Haas founded the Gene Haas Foundation. Growing up with a strong social conscience instilled by his family, Haas initially formed the foundation to fund the needs of the local community and other deserving charities. Haas is the owner of Haas Automation, Inc., America’s leading builder of CNC machine tools, which he started in 1983. Haas Automation is now a billion dollar company. Gene’s commitment to the importance of U.S. manufacturing has incited him to grow his personal foundation and direct his foundation board to focus on manufacturing education and grants for scholarships for students entering CNC machinist training have been a key area of focus. Grants are funded that help technical programs that teach these skills grow and expand. To date, more than 1200 charitable (501 C3) organizations and schools have received funds totaling over 27 million dollars from the Gene Haas Foundation. For more information on the Gene Haas Foundation, view the website at http://ghaasfoundation.org.

 

For more information about the Computerized Machining Technology or other programs offered at ASU-Searcy, call (501) 207-6200, or visit the ASU-Beebe website at www.asub.edu.

 

Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and Little Rock Air Force Base, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus.

 


Theater Department Award
Published: November 16 2015

The Arkansas State University-Beebe Theater Department recently attended the Arkansas Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) held at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith.

 

The Theater Department festival entry was the production of ‘2’ by Romulus Linney, which was set in 1945 at the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials.  ASU-Beebe was represented by twelve cast and crew members who attended workshops and forums, as well as shows produced by other colleges and universities in the region.

 

Several ASU-Beebe students received awards for their work. Mackenzie Cullen Dunn, a fine arts major from Jacksonville; Weston Wilson, a liberal arts major from Searcy; and Joseph Blackwell, a criminal justice major from Vilonia; each received the Irene Ryan Scholarship nomination for acting. Elizabeth Pillow, a fine arts major from North Little Rock; Emmanuel Motto, a business major from Beebe; and Mackenzie Cullen Dunn; each received awards for Excellence in Honor Crew.  Brad Roberds received a Meritorious Award for Excellence in Acting for his portrayal of Herman Goering and theater instructor Sandra Williams received an Award for Excellence in Scenic Design.

 

ASU-Beebe is the only two-year college in the state of Arkansas that offers an Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degree. The AFA degree has an emphasis in vocal music or instrumental music, theater, graphic design, or creative arts enterprise. This degree is a comprehensive two-year curriculum designed specifically for transfer toward a bachelor’s degree in fine arts.


Benefit Performance
Published: November 16 2015

The

 

Arkansas State University-Beebe Theater Department will perform The

Princess, the Farmboy and the Ogre on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 2:30 p.m.

and 7 p.m. at the Owen Center Auditorium.  A special performance for area schools will be

held on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 10:30 a.m. in the auditorium. The play is

sponsored by Delta Psi Omega, the honorary theater fraternity, and donations will

benefit the ASU-Beebe Angel Tree project.

 

 

 

The Princess, the

 

Farmboy and the Ogre was written by Timothy

Bordelon, an ASU-Beebe student from Des Arc, who also performs in the play as

Leo the Ogre.  It is a truly heartwarming

story of friendship and courage.  Cast

members directed, rehearsed, constructed scenery, and designed costumes in

preparation of the performance.

 

 

 

In addition to Bordelon,

 

cast members include Jessica Meadows from Cabot, as Rachel;  Cullen Dunn from Mayflower as Noah; Emily

Humphrey from Beebe as Larkin; Nasasha Smith from Beebe as Carla; Desirae

Kaufman from El Paso as Mary; Charles Halloway from Jacksonville as Chris; Lily

Kong from Beebe as Helen; Chris Bartlett from St. John, Indiana as Bruce;

Christina Monday from Jacksonville as Fay; Loren Marks from Hazen as Ann;

Andrew Urassa from Arusha, Tanzania as King John; Amanda Morea from Beebe as

Queen Lucy; and Joseph Blackwell from Vilonia as the Captain of the Guard.

 

 

 

Seating for the event is unreserved and on a first-come basis. The

 

theater will open 30 minutes prior to curtain call. There will be no

admission charged for the show; however, donations to the Angel Tree project

will be accepted.

 

 

 

ASU-Beebe is the only

 

two-year college in the state of Arkansas that offers an Associate of Fine Arts

(AFA) degree. The AFA degree has an

emphasis in vocal music or instrumental music, theater, graphic design, or

creative arts enterprise. This degree is a comprehensive two-year curriculum

designed specifically for transfer toward a bachelor’s degree in fine arts.

 

 

 

The Owen Center Auditorium

 

is located at 910 Pecan Street in Beebe. For additional information, contact

theater instructor, Sandra Williams at (501) 882-4493 or email sfwilliams@asub.edu, or view the ASU-Beebe

website at www.asub.edu.


Arch Fund Donation
Published: November 19 2015

Carol Johnson,

vice chancellor for Institutional Advancement at Arkansas State

University-Beebe recently received a $1,200 check from Dewitt Yingling,

community executive and vice president of lending at Simmons First National

Bank, to be used toward the Rebuild the Arch fund. The arch was destroyed by a

storm in April 2011, and was an important landmark at ASU-Beebe. The new

arch is scheduled to begin construction in early December. “We are

thankful for great community partners like Simmons Bank who are helping us to rebuild our

arch so that ASU-Beebe once again has a signature landmark,” Johnson said.

“Our new arch will be all brick and should be completed by the

time students return for the spring semester in January.”


PBL Food Drive
Published: December 08 2015

Members of the Arkansas State University-Beebe business organization, Phi Beta Lambda (PBL), recently collected 1,110 food items that were delivered to the Beebe Public Schools Food Bank during November. PBL members are Annalisa Meredith of Augusta, agri business; Lezley Jones of Searcy, business; Diandre Woods of Bald Knob, business; Rachel Galang of Cabot, business; Sydney Mitchel of Austin, business; Adrienne McNally of Cabot, business; Mykayla Ladd of Augusta, health sciences; and Taylor McKinney of Mt. Vernon, agri animal science. PBL advisors and business instructors are Tonia Spradlin and Allyson Hendrix. The non-perishable food items were donated during the organization’s annual holiday food drive. For more information on student organizations, view the website at www.asub.edu. 


Multi-Skills Technology Grant
Published: December 08 2015

Arkansas State University-Searcy, a technical campus of ASU-Beebe, has received a $345,000 grant from the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services to be used for the Multi-Skills Technology program at the ASU-Searcy and ASU-Heber Springs campuses, in addition to classes held at Lonoke High School Carver campus.

 

This program, which is being funded through a grant recently awarded to ADWS by the U.S. Department of Labor, will target dislocated workers and long-term unemployed individuals, including eligible underserved and minority populations.

 

Grant money is available to assist the unemployed in gaining skills and knowledge needed for careers in the manufacturing, agriculture, business maintenance and service industry. The program is designed to prepare students for the careers requiring general technical skills. Tuition will be paid in full for some unemployed, qualified applicants.

 

The multi-skills program instructs in electrical and mechanical technologies, hydraulics, metal working, and materials processing. The coursework has ten stations of learning, which include AC and DC electrical circuits, electrical controls and wiring, drafting and reading prints, quality control measurements, hand tool identification and usage, hydraulic and pneumatic power, mechanical power, welding and cutting metals, lathes, and mills.

 

The coursework enables students to graduate high school, enter the workforce, or use toward certification or a college degree. For those seeking basic skills, students must earn 12 credit hours toward a certificate of proficiency, or those pursuing advanced skills must earn 18 additional credit hours toward a technical certificate. Students may also continue beyond the technical certificate to pursue an Associate of Applied Science in General Technology. Students may also earn certification in OSHA 10, NCCER Core, First Aid/CPR, and forklift.

 

Multi-Skills industry partners include Remington Arms Company in Lonoke, Saint Jean Industries, Inc. in Heber Springs, Defiance Metal Products in Heber Springs, and Bryce Industries in Searcy. Industry partners will pay completers that they hire approximately $12 to $16 per hour.

 

Classes begin January 11, 2016. Those wishing to apply for the Multi-Skills Technology program should contact the Office of Admissions at (501) 207-6214. Financial Aid is also available for those that meet the federal and state requirements.

 

For more information or to enroll in classes, call the ASU-Searcy Economic Development Center office at (501) 207-6249, or visit the ASU-Beebe website at www.asub.edu.

 

Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and Little Rock Air Force Base, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus.


Vanguard Mascot Unveiled
Published: January 11 2016

Arkansas State University-Beebe unveiled a new spirit character for its new mascot, the Vanguard. Chad Miller of Beebe designed the spirit character and won a design contest administered by the college.  

 

The new Vanguard mascot pays tribute to the first newspaper publication on campus, which started publishing around 1951. A vanguard is a group of people leading the way to new developments or ideas and has a special meaning for students, faculty, and staff in ‘leading the charge’ in education. 

 

Miller’s depiction of the Vanguard was a stylized knight charging forward with sword drawn on a white horse. There is also a front-facing version of the character. The character is drawn in the university’s new official colors. 

 

For winning, Miller was awarded a $250 cash prize along with spirit merchandise and recognition. Miller is an advisor for the Baptist Collegiate Ministries organization held on the ASU-Beebe campus. 

 

“I am very honored to have my design chosen as the official mascot logo for ASU-Beebe. Art has always been a special hobby of mine and I’m blessed to have the opportunity to use it. I have grown to love the students at ASU-Beebe and it’s a great privilege to have my design represent them,” Miller said. 

 

 

The Vanguard mascot design contest was announced in late August with submissions due October 1. The contest was open to all students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members. Each of the four campuses had its own judging panel comprised of students, faculty and staff. The final design was approved by ASU-Beebe administration. 

 

“Each judging panel did a great job of providing input and giving opinions on each design. They were all very passionate about the new mascot,” said Arch Jones, director of the Student Center and Student Activities. “It was clear to see this mascot was a unifying symbol for all of our campuses.” 

 

Jones led the judging panel discussion on each campus and said the winning design was unanimous. “It was a design that all campuses agreed upon and were very excited about,” he said. 

 

The mascot design will be part of the university’s brand image. A mascot standards guide is being developed to ensure the mascot is accurately represented with each use. The mascot will be printed on clothing and specialty items sold exclusively in the bookstores of the ASU-Beebe campuses, and used by student organizations and intramural sports.  

 

A costumed character for the Vanguard is being created and should be ready by spring.  

 

Arkansas State University-Beebe was established in 1927, and is the oldest two-year college in the state. ASU-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System. With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and the Little Rock Air Force Base, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry. The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus. 

 

For more information about ASU-Beebe or programs offered, call (501) 882-3600, or visit the website at www.asub.edu


Career Expo
Published: February 01 2016

Arkansas State University-Beebe invites local and statewide employers to participate in the annual Career Expo for spring 2016 to be held on Tuesday, March 8, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Owen Center Gymnasium.

 

Career and Transfer Services Coordinator Jason Henry encourages employers to bring displays, handouts, employment applications, and company literature. “The ASU-Beebe Career Expo is a well-publicized event, is free of charge, and there is no cost for parking,” said Henry. The deadline for employer registration is Friday, February 26.

 

“The mission of the Career Expo is two-fold: we want to showcase the incredibly talented students from our 70+ degree programs to area employers and we want area employers to know ASU-Beebe and its career service office values them,” said Henry.

 

The purpose of the Career Expo is to connect companies with highly qualified candidates for employment. Employers will have the opportunity to publicize positions that are currently or often available with their companies. In addition, students, alumni, and community members will have the chance to fill out applications, submit resumes, and learn about participating organizations and their employment needs.

 

Currently registered employers include Ace Hardware Corporation, Arkansas Rehabilitation Services, Arkansas State Police, Cantrell Drug Company, City of Sherwood, COOL 104.7 KFLI, Home Instead Senior Care, The Heritage Company, Little Rock SCORE, Lowes, Pulaski County Special School District, Regions Bank, SubTeachUSA, Verizon, and the White River Area Agency on Aging.

 

Employers that have positions available, or those that would like to reserve a free booth at the Career Expo, may call the Student Success Center at 501-882-8906 or email Jason Henry at jmhenry@asub.edu.

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Hands-On Preview Events
Published: February 09 2016

The Advanced Technology/Allied Health Division at Arkansas State University-Beebe will host Hands-On Preview events on Tuesday, Feb, 16 and Thursday, Apr. 7, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Advanced Technology/Allied Health Building on the Beebe campus.

 

The Hands-On Preview event will provide hands-on experience and information about several technical and health care programs offered at ASU-Beebe. 

 

Many students are unsure about their career path and hands-on activities can provide a potential student insight into areas of interest.  Through individual hands-on activities, students can explore the realities of the career path of their choice. 

 

The event also offers an opportunity for attendees to consider the specific areas of Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CADD), Computer Systems and Networking Technology (CSNT), Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT), John Deere Ag Tech, Practical Nursing (LPN), EMT/Paramedic, and Pharmacy Technician.

 

Each Hands-On Preview event is open to both traditional and nontraditional students. Students are welcome to bring guests, such as a parent or spouse. There will be refreshments available to those in attendance.  

 

Anyone interested in attending the event are encouraged to register by calling Addie Banks at (501) 882-8822, or follow the link: http://select.asub.edu/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=l61M3n6

 

For more information on the Advanced Technology/Allied Health programs, call (501) 882-8822 or view the ASU-Beebe website at www.asub.edu.

 

Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and Little Rock Air Force Base, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus.


Top Community Colleges Recognition
Published: February 09 2016

Arkansas State University–Beebe has been selected for the third time since 2011 to be included in the top community colleges in the nation by the prestigious Aspen Institute.

 

ASU-Beebe Chancellor Dr. Karla Fisher stated “For several years, the Aspen Institute has recognized ASU-Beebe as a quality institution, serving the needs of students and our communities. We are honored and humbled to be recognized yet again as one of the top 10 percent of two-year institutions in the U.S.”

 

ASU-Beebe is now eligible to compete among 150 community colleges in the nation for the 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and $1 million in prize funds. There are approximately 1,123 community colleges in the nation from which the 150 eligible colleges were chosen. The selected colleges are located in 35 states in urban, rural and suburban areas, serving as few as 300 students and as many as 60,000 students. ASU-Beebe is one of four colleges in Arkansas to be named. 

 

Ten finalists will be announced this fall. The $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, awarded every two years, is the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges and recognizes institutions for exceptional student outcomes in four areas: student learning, certificate and degree completion, employment and earnings, and high levels of access and success for minority and low-income students.

“There are exceptional community colleges across our country providing students with a high-quality, affordable education that leads to good careers and strong economic opportunity,” Josh Wyner, executive director of the program, said in a press release announcing the eligible colleges. “Through this competition, we’re working to inspire community colleges and help them understand how to ensure that more students succeed.”   

 

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute is based in Washington, DC; Aspen, Colorado; and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also has offices in New York City and an international network of partners. For more information on the Aspen Institute visit www.aspeninstitute.org.

 

For more information on ASU-Beebe and programs offered, call (501) 882-3600 or visit the website at www.asub.edu.

 

Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and Little Rock Air Force Base, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus.


Entergy Arkansas Presentation
Published: February 25 2016

Energy efficiency incentives from Entergy Arkansas is helping Arkansas State University-Beebe save money by reducing the amount of electricity required for operation at both its Beebe and Searcy campuses.

           

“Entergy Arkansas worked with ASU-Beebe to create impressive energy efficiencies at our Beebe and Searcy campuses. Our energy savings have generated real funds we can now re-invest in the University,” said Chancellor Dr. Karla Fisher. “In addition, these changes are good for the environment, an important outcome not only to our institution, but to the communities we serve. We are grateful to Entergy Arkansas for this important partnership.”

           

ASU-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System. With four campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy and the Little Rock Air Base, the university provides higher education opportunities to 5,870 students, and employment for 411 people across the state of Arkansas. 

           

Participation in Entergy’s CitySmart Program resulted in a $26,698.77 incentive check that helped the school purchase and install energy efficient LED lights throughout the Beebe and Searcy campuses. John Hall, Master Electrician at ASU-Beebe headed up the project and insured the project was completed on time.

 

Entergy Arkansas appreciates the opportunity to help ASU-Beebe reduce its electricity usage. By replacing inefficient lighting and equipment at the Searcy and Beebe campuses, the college should realize lower electric bills as well as a reduction in maintenance costs. EAI provided financial incentives through the CitySmart program to help overcome the initial cost of replacement. The CitySmart program serves schools, cities, counties, and other public entities and is just one of many programs offered by EAI for business and residential customers. For more information about how EAI can help save money on electric bills, see the website at www.entergyarkansas.com/energy_efficiency/.

 

Entergy Arkansas provides electricity to approximately 700,000 customers in 63 counties. Entergy Arkansas is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation, an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including nearly 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power, making it one of the nation’s leading nuclear generators. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $12 billion and approximately 13,000 employees.

 

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EMT/Paramedic Ambulance Donation
Published: February 25 2016

The Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic program at Arkansas State University-Searcy, a technical campus of ASU-Beebe, has partnered with NorthStar EMS to receive a donation of an ambulance.

 

The 2005 E-450 ambulance donation is valued between $8,000 to $10,000, compared to the $125,000 cost of a new ambulance.  The donation was facilitated by Donald Shull, owner of NorthStar EMS and a member of the ASU-Searcy Paramedic Program Advisory Committee.

 

The ambulance was previously donated to the Searcy Police Department for reutilization as a security vehicle and had been in storage for several years. Lieutenant Tom McGee, with the Support Services Division of the Searcy Police Department, learned that ASU-Searcy was searching for an ambulance for their EMT/Paramedic program.

 

“The timing of the donation coincided with the advisory committee’s plan to search for an ambulance and eventually a training house to re-enact the ‘real world’ emergencies for students,” said Patt Cope, director of the ASU-Searcy EMT/Paramedic programs. “This ambulance will provide students with the problem solving, ‘patient in motion’ training that is not easily simulated in a classroom environment.”

 

Michael Troop, interim director of the Advanced Technology/Allied Health Division, stated “Within the educational field the medical programs are some of the most expensive programs to fund. Educational facilities find it hard to purchase materials and equipment for these programs due to their high cost. Without the assistance from outside entities students may miss out on quality learning experiences.”

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT’s) and paramedics are part of Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Entrants into the paramedic program must be a licensed EMT. Paramedic technical certification coursework requires 40 credit hours, with 20 additional credit hours required for the Associate of Applied Science in paramedics. Classes begin each fall semester, and continue into the spring semester plus summer hours. ASU-Searcy offers the only paramedic program in the state with night classes. 

 

“We are extremely grateful to our community partners for securing this ambulance for our program. Our EMT/Paramedic students and their future patients will reap the benefits from this wonderful gift,” said Troop.

 

The ASU-Searcy paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions.  

 

For more information, call 501.882.3600 or visit the ASU-Beebe website at www.asub.edu.

 

Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and Little Rock Air Force Base, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus.


50th Annual Arkansas Shakespeare Festival
Published: February 25 2016

The Arkansas State University-Beebe Theater Department will celebrate the 50th Annual Arkansas Shakespeare Festival with the presentation of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth on Friday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 6 at 2:30 p.m. at the Owen Center Auditorium.  The event is free admission and open to the public.

 

Since the primary objective of the Arkansas Shakespeare Festival is to enhance education in Arkansas by bringing Shakespeare’s plays alive for Arkansas students, there will be two special morning matinees on Thursday, March 3 and Friday, March 4 at 10:30 a.m.

Following the school performances, the cast and crew will be available to meet with students for a question and answer session.   

 

Macbeth is Shakespeare’s shortest and one of his bloodiest tragedies. It tells the story of a brave Scottish warrior and general named Macbeth, played by Matthew Rhodes, who receives a prophecy from three witches (Ashley Paden, Shannon Glidewell and Sara Thomas) that one day he will become King of Scotland. Dark ambition takes over and through the prodding of his wife (Savanna Jacobs), the Lady herself, Macbeth murders King Duncan (Cullen Dunn) and takes the throne for himself. Guilt and paranoia consume Macbeth and the tyrannical ruler is forced to commit more and more murders to protect himself and his crown. The bloodbath and consequent civil war swiftly take Macbeth and Lady Macbeth into the realms of hubris, madness and death. 

 

Also featured in the cast are Chris Bartlett as Seyton, Joseph Blackwell as a Murderer, Jason Fisher as Banquo and Porter, Bryan Gaston as a Murderer, Angel Harrison as Macduff’s child, Mutema Kwanisai as Mistress Maeve, Jacob Ladyman as Macduff, Kasey Lindsey as Angus, Jay McAnally as the Sergant and Siward, Jessica Meadows as Lennox and Mistress Margaret, Rachael Minin as a Warrior, Amanda Morea as Lady Macduff, Rachel Murtishaw as Fleance and Mistress Mary Margaret, Emily Rollins as Ross, and Chloe Veuleman as Macduff’s child and Young Siward. 

 

The Arkansas Shakespeare Festival is one of the oldest continuous educational Shakespeare festivals in America. The festival was founded on the ASU-Beebe campus in 1966. Since then, more than 300 performances of 50 Shakespeare plays have been presented.

 

ASU-Beebe is the only two-year college in the state of Arkansas that offers an Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degree. The AFA degree has an emphasis in vocal music or instrumental music, theater, graphic design, or creative arts enterprise. This degree is a comprehensive two-year curriculum designed specifically for transfer toward a bachelor’s degree in fine arts.

 

The Owen Center Auditorium is located at 910 Pecan Street in Beebe. Schools planning to attend the special morning matinee performances should register early by calling Karly Carter at (501) 882-4495 or email kkcarter@asub.edu or sfwilliams@asub.edu. For additional information, view the ASU-Beebe website at www.asub.edu.


Kristin DeGeorge Art Exhibit
Published: March 08 2016

The Arkansas State University-Beebe Art Department is displaying the exhibit “Made in Spain: Weapons of Unwelcome” by Kristin DeGeorge through March 31 at the England Center Art Gallery. 

 

Artist Kristin DeGeorge lives and works between Hot Springs; Madrid, Spain; and Montpellier, France. This graphic and sculptural work, created in Madrid from 2011 to 2015, takes a critical stance against the European policies of unwelcome, namely the barbaric practice of erecting razor wire along its borders.

 

DeGeorge’s artwork has been described as transforming ‘wire and sharp metal into marks that sinew upward in fine black etched line and filmy aquatint techniques, subtle reminiscences of chainmail or lace that could clothe her warriors.’  

 

“Barbed wire is the spirit of our times. Some relentlessly challenge and resist it in order to survive while others recalcitrantly condone, construct and propagate it. I choose to resist it through relentless and repetitious transformation,” said DeGeorge. “This body of work is the five-year process of obsessively taking this metallic motif into copper plate intaglio, from that to collage and onto transparent materials and marrying them to metal.” For more information on Kristin DeGeorge artwork, view the artist’s website at  www.kristindegeorge.com.

 

ASU-Beebe is the only two-year college in central Arkansas that offers an Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degree. The AFA degree has an emphasis in vocal music or instrumental music, theater, graphic design, or creative arts enterprise. This degree is a comprehensive two-year curriculum designed specifically for transfer toward a bachelor’s degree in fine arts.

 

Exhibits may be viewed at the England Center Art Gallery Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The gallery is located at the corner of Center and Orange Streets in Beebe. For more information, contact the gallery at (501) 882-4495.


Celtic Violinist Rhoda Barfoot Concert
Published: March 08 2016

The Arkansas State University-Beebe Concert Series, sponsored by Centennial Bank, will present violinist Rhoda Barfoot on Thursday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Owen Center Auditorium.

 

Rhoda Barfoot is a multi-talented violinist, singer and arranger from northern Ireland, who loves to share her native Celtic music, delighting and enchanting audiences with her soulful interpretations of folk songs old and new.  

 

Seating for the concert is on a first-come basis. The theater will open 30 minutes prior to curtain call. Tickets will be on sale one hour before show time at the door.

 

Ticket prices are $10 for general admission and $5 for seniors, students, military and educators.

 

The Owen Center Theater is located at 910 Pecan Street in Beebe. For more information, call Concert Series coordinator Dr. Brent Bristow at (501) 882-4474, or visit the ASU-Beebe website at www.asub.edu.

 

Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and Little Rock Air Force Base, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus.


State HOSA Competitions
Published: March 24 2016

The Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) at Arkansas State University-Searcy, a technical campus of ASU-Beebe, recently attended the HOSA state contest in Hot Springs.

 

The ASU-Searcy HOSA group members are students in the Regional Career Center from Searcy High School. Students competing were Baylee Bartlett and Kamryn Burton, who won second place in nutrition; David De Los Angeles and Ashton Herekamp, who won second place in researched persuasive speaking; Jarvis Johnson, who won third place in pathophysiology; and Sydney Taylor, who won third place in pharmacology.  

 

The students are now eligible to participate in the national HOSA competitions in Nashville this summer. HOSA advisors are Shannon Morgan and Susan Barnes. 

 

The Medical Professions Education program is designed to introduce the student to the world of health career occupations. Students are taught medical terminology and procedures that are used by health care employees on the job. Students are also taught the anatomy of the human body, human disorders and the types of occupations in the medical field. This program is taught on the ASU Searcy campus.

 

For more information on programs offered at ASU-Beebe, call (501) 882-3600 or visit the website at www.asub.edu.

 


Capitol Saxophone Quartet Concert
Published: March 28 2016

The Arkansas State University-Beebe Concert Series, sponsored by Centennial Bank, will present the Capitol Saxophone Quartet in concert on Tuesday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Owen Center Auditorium.

 

The Capitol Saxophone Quartet is widely considered among the most exciting chamber ensembles performing today. Comprised of saxophonists who are teaching faculty at outstanding music schools, the Capitol Quartet has captured the imagination of critics and audiences alike.

 

Seating for the concert is on a first-come basis. The theater will open 30 minutes prior to curtain call. Tickets will be on sale one hour before show time at the door.

 

Ticket prices are $10 for general admission and $5 for seniors, students, military and educators.

 

The Owen Center Theater is located at 910 Pecan Street in Beebe. For more information, call Concert Series Coordinator Dr. Brent Bristow at (501) 882-4474, or visit the ASU-Beebe website at www.asub.edu.

 

Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and Little Rock Air Force Base, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus.


Upward Bound Applications Available
Published: March 28 2016

Applications are now available for high school students to participate in Upward Bound at Arkansas State University-Beebe on the Beebe and Heber Springs campuses. Upward Bound is a federally-funded program that is intended to help students develop the skills necessary to enter and complete post-secondary education.

 

The ASU-Beebe Upward Bound program is open to students in eighth through eleventh grade who attend schools at Beebe, Cabot, Carlisle, Clinton, Concord, Des Arc, England, Guy-Perkins, Hazen, Heber Springs, Lonoke, Mt. Vernon-Enola, Quitman, Rose Bud, Shirley, South Side Bee Branch, Vilonia, and West Side Greers Ferry. Upward Bound works with high school students from ninth grade through graduation from high school.

 

Students must demonstrate academic potential for post-secondary education, must be classified as a first-generation college student, and/or come from families with low incomes, and/or have a high risk for academic failure in order to qualify. A first generation student is a person whose parents have not graduated with a bachelor’s degree. Academic failure is defined as students with below a 2.5 GPA, or have scored basic or below basic on their state assessments, or have not taken geometry by the tenth grade. 

 

Through Upward Bound, students receive additional classroom instruction, tutoring, academic and career counseling, ACT preparation, college experience through attendance in summer camp, and cultural enrichment and social skills.  Time and effort is spent in preparing students for college by providing information on colleges/universities, campus visits and assisting with the completion of admissions, financial aid and scholarship applications.

 

Students attend classes two Saturdays per month and participate in after-school tutoring programs and a six-week summer program. The summer program consists of the students living in the ASU-Beebe residence halls for five weeks during the months of June and July. The “sixth week” is used for an educational cultural trip.

 

The costs of the program for students are covered under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.  Each Upward Bound participant receives a stipend plus mileage for each Saturday or tutoring session attended.  Room and board during the summer camp, cultural event admission and other activities are also paid by the program. 

 

Applications may be picked up from a student’s high school counselor, or by calling the Upward Bound offices on the ASU-Beebe campus at (501) 882-4455, or the ASU-Heber Springs campus at (501) 362-1180. Applications and additional information can be obtained from the web page at www.asub.edu/upward-bound. 

 

For more information about ASU-Beebe or programs offered, call (501) 882-3600, or visit the website at www.asub.edu.


Hands-On Preview Event
Published: March 30 2016

The Advanced Technology/Allied Health Division at Arkansas State University-Beebe will host a Hands-On Preview event on Thursday, April 7, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Advanced Technology/Allied Health Building on the Beebe campus.

 

The Hands-On Preview event will provide hands-on experience and information about several technical and health care programs offered at ASU-Beebe. 

 

Many students are unsure about their career path and hands-on activities can provide a potential student insight into areas of interest.  Through individual hands-on activities, students can explore the realities of the career path of their choice. 

 

The event also offers an opportunity for attendees to consider the specific areas of Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CADD), Computer Systems and Networking Technology (CSNT), Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT), John Deere Ag Tech, Practical Nursing (LPN), EMT/Paramedic, and Pharmacy Technician.

 

Each Hands-On Preview event is open to both traditional and nontraditional students. Students are welcome to bring guests, such as a parent or spouse. There will be refreshments available to those in attendance.  

 

Anyone interested in attending the event are encouraged to register by calling Addie Banks at (501) 882-8822, or follow the link: http://select.asub.edu/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=l61M3n6

 

For more information on the Advanced Technology/Allied Health programs, call (501) 882-8822 or view the ASU-Beebe website at www.asub.edu.


College Count$ Study Released
Published: April 07 2016

 

 

Contact: Collin Callaway, ccallaway@arkansascc.org or Nancy Meador, nrmeador@asub.edu

A new study titled College Count$ was just released and demonstrates

that low-income students who have participated in the Arkansas Career Pathways

Initiative (CPI) earn associate degrees or technical certificates at more than

double the rate of the general community college population in Arkansas. The

findings are especially significant considering that students who participate

in CPI must qualify for public assistance, live at 250 percent or less of the

poverty level and support a family as a custodial parent.

 

 

 

These findings

 

are the first phase of research from College Count$, a joint research project

established in April of 2015 by the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, Ford

Foundation and Annie E. Casey Foundation to demonstrate the potential for CPI

to break the cycle of poverty and provide a return on investment for

participants, their families and the state. The College Count$ study was

conducted by Metis Associates, a nationally recognized research firm. Research

methods used in the study all comply with the U.S. Department of Education’s

What Works Clearinghouse guidelines for evidence-based programs.

 

 

 

Since

 

its inception in 2006, CPI has worked with more than 30,000 students at 25

community college and university technical centers across the state. Fifty-two

percent of students who participated in the CPI program from 2006 to 2013 have

completed at least one associate degree or technical certificate, compared to

only 24 percent of general non-CPI community college students from across

Arkansas enrolled in those same academic years, according to statistics from

the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE).

 

 

 

Additionally,

 

the College Count$ results show that CPI students outperform Community College

students nationally. According to National Student Clearinghouse Research

Center, 39 percent of students nationwide enrolled at a two-year public college

in 2008 completed an associate degree or certificate by 2014. In comparison, 62

percent of CPI students who enrolled at an Arkansas community college in 2008

completed at least one degree or certificate by 2013 – a rate more than 50

percent higher than the national average for the community college student body.

 

 

 

“The

 

Arkansas Career Pathways Initiative is a nonpartisan program that has generated

real returns for our state’s economy. It trains Arkansans for in-demand jobs,

and successfully moves individuals from welfare to work. Everyone wins with

this highly effective program,” said Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson.

 

 

 

Arkansas State

 

University-Beebe has offered the grant-funded Career Pathways program for

approximately ten years. “We

are excited about the results of this study, results that demonstrate the program

is indeed benefitting our low-income students and their

families,” said Dr. Karla

Fisher, chancellor at ASU-Beebe. “Our students are the real benefactors of

this program, which mirrors the ASU-Beebe mission of ‘transforming

lives.’” Theda Neldon, Career Pathways Coordinator at

ASU-Searcy added “We have had the opportunity to see the student

success stories on a daily basis.”  

 

 

 

CPI’s

 

unique approach provides students with extensive personalized support

throughout their college experience – such as tutoring, mentoring, childcare

assistance or gas cards – to address the specific barriers that could otherwise

stand in the way of graduation. Students receive training for high demand jobs

in their communities, which greatly increases their chances of employment. To

maintain eligibility for CPI services, students must continue enrollment in job

training activities and communicate regularly with CPI staff.

 

 

 

In

 

addition to impressive academic achievements, CPI participants also experienced

a boost in wages. According to Unemployment Insurance Wage data across all

industries, the class of 2009 earned on average $2,562 more per year, the class

of 2010 $2,700, and the class 2011 $3,112 more in wages in the first twelve

months after exiting college than their matched comparison group from the TANF

population who did not participate in CPI.

 

 

 

“Increasing

 

prosperity, educational attainment and economic mobility for our most

vulnerable fellow citizens is at the heart of the mission of the Winthrop

Rockefeller Foundation,” said Sherece Y. West-Scantlebury, Ph.D., President and

CEO of the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation. “As a nation and as a people we

must find ways to bridge the growing income gaps that have left so many of our

people behind. These findings leave little doubt that the Arkansas Career

Pathways Initiative has helped tens of thousands of very low-income parents be

successful in college and in finding good employment afterwards. This program

is transforming lives.”

 

 

 

CPI,

 

administered by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) and the

state’s 22 community colleges and three university technical centers, has

provided education and training to more than 30,000 low-income Arkansans since

2006, helping them acquire degrees and/or certificates to obtain and hold jobs

in selected high-demand and high-wage industries. Funds for the program comes

from the federal Temporary Assistance for Need Families (TANF) appropriations

administered through the state Department of Workforce Services.

 

 

 

College

 

Count$ is currently seeking funding for the next phase of research to measure

the return on investment (ROI) to the state generated as a result of expanded

employment, increased tax revenues and a decline in the need for public

assistance. Researchers also want to explore whether success in educational

attainment contributes to improved economic mobility, and to further examine

which case management or financial supports provided to CPI participants seem

to be correlated to the greater educational success, particularly in relation

to success in remedial courses at the community college. The findings may have

significant impact on how community colleges can better improve completion

rates and ensure academic success for of all students.


Who’s Who Recipients Announced
Published: April 11 2016

Several students from Arkansas State University-Beebe were named to the 2015-2016 Edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges.

 

The recipients, which include students who attend ASU-Beebe, ASU-Heber Springs, ASU-Searcy, and the Little Rock Air Force Base programs, were named to the following list, along with their hometown and major field of study.

 

Crystal Briner, Greers Ferry, liberal arts; Kelly Cook, Pangburn, liberal arts and sciences; Johnathan Covington, Searcy, agriculture business; Michael Crawford, Higden, health sciences; Savannah Finch, Sherwood, liberal arts and sciences; Lunora Cathrine Harrington, Heber Springs, hospitality administration; Ayrien Johnson, Prim, health sciences; Kaleigh Kyzer, Heber Springs, health sciences; Mykayla Ladd, Augusta, health sciences;

Michael Martin, Lonoke, criminal justice; Taylor McKinney, Mt. Vernon, agriculture and animal science; Adrienne McNally, Cabot, business; Sarah Mikula, Conway, liberal arts; Dylan D. Pratt, Pangburn, liberal arts; Soundra Rogers, Heber Springs, liberal arts and sciences; Cody Salmon, Harrison, agriculture and animal science; Deana Sowell, Clinton, criminal justice; Allison Sweet, Jacksonville, health sciences; Emma Thompson, Cabot, health sciences; Tammy Thompson, Concord, hospitality administration; Allison Warner, Beebe, health sciences.

 

The students, who were recognized at the ASU-Beebe Student Awards Banquet held on April 7, were chosen by faculty and staff, and were accepted by the editors of the annual Who’s Who Among American Universities and Colleges directory based on their academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities, and potential for continued success.

 

For more information about ASU-Beebe and its programs, call (501) 882-3600, or visit the ASU-Beebe website at www.asub.edu.

 

Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and Little Rock Air Force Base, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus.


Students Compete in Statewide Nursing Event
Published: April 11 2016

Students in the practical nursing program at Arkansas State University-Beebe recently participated in the annual Arkansas Licensed Practical Nurses Association (ALPNA) 20th Annual Practical Nurse Skill Competition and Spring Conference held at the University of Arkansas Community College in Hope.

 

Approximately three hundred student nurses, representing ten practical nursing programs from around the state, met for this competitive event.

 

First and second semester students, who attend the practical nursing programs held at ASU-Searcy and ASU-Heber Springs, competed and placed in several categories during the competition. 

 

Practical nursing student winners were Vanessa Edelist-Wilson of Austin placed second and Haley Tullos of Beebe placed third in Pharmacology; Sadie Henson of Judsonia placed first in Skills; Cassandra Tharp of Beebe placed second in Medical Terminology; Shaleen Ashton of Heber Springs placed second and Ana Gregorio of Searcy placed third in Mystery Test; Jermi New of Cabot placed second in Anatomy and Physiology;  Rachel Quattlebaum of Searcy, Julie Allen of Searcy, Kristin Crawford of Searcy and MacKenzie Lamphere of Ward all placed first in Quiz Bowl; and the ASU-Heber Springs group placed second in Talent.

 

The Practical Nursing program at ASU-Searcy is an 11-month program.  Students may begin classes in the fall or spring semesters. The nursing program at ASU-Heber Springs campus is an 18-month night and weekend satellite program. Interested persons should submit an ASU-Beebe application for admission.  The Accuplacer and Wonderlic entrance exams must be taken and proficient scores are required for acceptance to the program.  

 

In addition, a nursing program application should be submitted, which is available at www.asub.edu under the nursing program. All application materials must be received no later than the application deadline posted on the nursing webpage to be considered for entry into the program. 

  

For more details regarding the ASU-Beebe Allied Health programs, call (501) 882-8822, or view the website at www.asub.edu.

 

Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and Little Rock Air Force Base, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus.


Student Awards Presented
Published: April 11 2016

Students from Arkansas State University-Beebe were honored at the annual Student Awards Banquet, held Thursday evening, April 7, at the McKay Student Center.  Students were presented awards for leadership and outstanding achievement in their major fields of study.

 

Division Awards were as follows: Kelly Caples of Searcy and Kristin Crawford of Searcy received awards for Advanced Technology and Allied Health; Adrienne McNally of Cabot and William Ruiz of Judsonia received awards for Business and Agriculture; Ashley Gentry of Beebe and Charles Holloway of Jacksonville received awards for Education and Social Sciences; Michaela Farmer of Vilonia and Wesley Norvell of Pangburn received awards for English and Fine Arts; Cynthia Cutler of Beebe and Allison Warner of Beebe received awards for Mathematics and Science; Chandler Cromwell of Searcy and Terry Taykowski of Lonoke received awards for Occupational Technology.

 

Campus awards were as follows: Savannah Finch of Sherwood and Brent Rinker of South Fulton, Tennessee, for ASU-Beebe; Kelly Cook of Pangburn and Hope Schueren of Heber Springs for ASU-Heber Springs; Hessen Martinez Cruz of Cabot and Lucas Tafoya of Cabot for ASU-Little Rock Air Force Base; and Freddie James of Kensett and Miguel Recendiz of Searcy for ASU-Searcy. Two awards for the A-State Degree Center on the Beebe campus were presented to Sarah Dickerson of Heber Springs and Deborah Walters of Cabot.

 

The most prestigious award for ASU-Beebe is the Citizenship Award, based on overall academic and leadership qualities, was presented to Hope Schueren of Heber Springs, who attends ASU-Heber Springs and is pursuing an Associate of Science in Health Sciences, and Tyler Seale of Beebe, who attends ASU-Beebe and is pursuing an Associate of Science in Health Sciences.

 

Additionally, Ken Barton, instructor of Computer Systems and Networking Technology received the Positive Faculty Award, and Addie Banks, Administrative Specialist for Advanced Technology and Allied Health was presented the Positive Staff Award.

 

Also, the Outstanding Student Organization Award was presented to the Agri Club. The president of the Agri Club is Augustus Wisdom and faculty advisors are Jerry Sites, assistant professor of agriculture, and Chuck Wisdom, assistant professor of agriculture.

 

For more information about ASU-Beebe and its programs, call (501) 882-3600, or visit the ASU-Beebe website at www.asub.edu.

 

Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and Little Rock Air Force Base, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus.


Students Receive Technical Awards
Published: April 25 2016

Students enrolled in technical programs at Arkansas State University-Searcy, a technical campus of ASU-Beebe, participated in the recent state SkillsUSA competitions.

 

Students receiving awards in SkillsUSA were as follows: Devin Pruitt of White County Central High School placed first for Welding Art Sculpture; Tristin Bills of Searcy High School placed second for Welding Art Sculpture; Asael Bocanegra of Searcy High School placed first for CNC Milling; Ian Tullos of Searcy High School placed second for CNC Turning; Shaun Womack of Searcy, a general technology major, placed second for CNC Milling; and Jeffery Gilmore of Bradford, a computerized machining major, placed second for Technical Drafting.  

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel, and is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations.

ASU-Searcy offers certificates of proficiency and technical certification in various fields of study, and the Regional Career Center offers programs to students who are still in high school.  Most technical programs can be completed in about one year for those wanting to enter the workforce. For those who want to continue their education after the technical certificate, credits also apply to the Associate of Applied Science in General Technology degree.

For more information about ASU-Beebe or programs offered, call (501) 882-3600, or visit the website at www.asub.edu.

Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and Little Rock Air Force Base, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus.


MLT Students Win at State Competition
Published: April 25 2016

Several students in the Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) program at Arkansas

State University-Beebe, were named state champions in the Annual Medical

Laboratory Technology/Medical Laboratory Sciences Quiz Bowl held at Baptist

Health Schools in Little Rock on April 14-15.

 

 

 

Students

 

from the winning MLT team included M. Renee Forte of Romance, Hannah Brown of

Maumelle, Mariah Garcia of Cabot, and Louis Kohler of Cabot. The ASU-Beebe MLT

program students first competed against two-year MLT teams, and then competed against

the four-year MLS teams to win the overall state championship.   

 

 

 

Quiz bowl

 

questions reflected knowledge of urinalysis and body fluids (clinical microscopy),

hematology and hemostasis, clinical chemistry/biochemistry, immunology and

serology, immunohematology (blood banking), pathogenic microbiology, including bacteriology,

virology, parasitology, and mycology.

 

 

 

Organizations

 

sponsoring the MLT/MLS Quiz Bowl were Clinical Laboratory Management

Association (CLMA), Arkansas Society for the Clinical Laboratory Sciences

(ArSCLS), and the Arkansas Medical Laboratory Educator’s Forum (AMLEF). 

 

 

 

The

 

ASU-Beebe MLT program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for the

Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). The MLT program is under the direction

of Jimmy L. Boyd, assistant professor, who also received recognition for his

dedication and service as a NAACLS Volunteer. 

 

 

 

For

more information on programs offered at ASU-Beebe, call (501) 882-3600 or visit

the website at www.asub.edu.

 

 

 

Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate,

 

two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber

Springs, Searcy, and Little Rock Air Force Base, the university offers

associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and

industry.  The Beebe campus also

collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in Jonesboro, to offer

baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus.


Automotive Body Technology Accreditation
Published: April 26 2016

The Automotive Body Technology program at Arkansas State University-Searcy, a technical campus of ASU-Beebe, has received accreditation by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

The accreditation affirms that a technician’s credentials will be recognized as being from an institution that meets the highest level of national standards for automotive technology programs. 

To achieve this coveted recognition, the Automotive Body Technology program, held at the Searcy campus and the Regional Career Center at Lonoke, underwent rigorous evaluation by NATEF. Nationally accepted standards of excellence in areas such as instruction, facilities, and equipment were used.

Preston Haynie, director of the ASU-Searcy Regional Career Center, stated, “During the past few months, we have worked closely with NATEF to make certain that our program would meet strict industry standards, and now we are delighted to join the ranks of the ASE accredited training programs. Students will be assured of a quality education, and shop owners will be assured of getting quality job applicants.”

According to the Automotive Service Technician and Mechanics industry, the median wages for a technician is $19.70 an hour or $40,970 annual salary, and projects a 9% to 13% increase in demand for technicians, with an estimated 48,100 job openings within the next ten years.  

“This is great news for automotive-minded young people and their parents,” said Donald Seyfer, former NATEF chair. “Because this program increases cooperation between local education and industry leaders, it gives added assurance that student certification will result in an increase in employable entry-level technicians.”

For more information about the Automotive Body Technology program, call the Regional Career Center office at (501) 207-6258 or visit the website at www.asub.edu.

Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and Little Rock Air Force Base, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus.


John Deere Ag Tech Award
Published: May 11 2016

The John Deere Ag Tech (Agriculture Equipment Technology) program at Arkansas State University-Beebe recently received the College of Tomorrow Platinum award from College Partnership. The ASU-Beebe program achieved the highest rating among 16 John Deere Technology locations that were evaluated. Those receiving the program award were Shawn Taillon, John Deere Ag Tech instructor and department head; Hunter Nash, agriculture technology instructor; and Stephen Yokley, agriculture technology instructor. The award was presented by Jenni Badding, College Partnership manager, at the Dealer Advisory Meeting held at ASU-Beebe. The College Partnership program evaluated several areas of the John Deere Ag Tech program, including facilities, image, processes, and training.  The program is designed to advance the skill level of John Deere service technicians and prepare them to excel in today’s high-tech, fast-paced field of agricultural mechanization.  For more information about ASU-Beebe, call (501) 882-3600 or view the website at www.asub.edu.


ROTC Student Receives Scholarship
Published: May 11 2016

Lucas Reeves, of Pangburn, an ROTC MS II Cadet at Arkansas State University-Beebe has received a three-year scholarship for $44,000 to complete an associate’s degree at ASU-Beebe and transfer to Arkansas State University to pursue a bachelor’s degree in health sciences.  Those in attendance for the scholarship presentation were Dr. Karla Fisher, ASU-Beebe Chancellor; Major Rex Thomen, ROTC instructor; Captain Bradley Dieutto; Mark Brady, ROTC instructor; and Joey Reisz, NCO with the Arkansas National Guard.  Additionally, Reeves was chosen from among 60 cadets to attend Mountain Warfare School in Alaska this summer. For more information about ASU-Beebe, call (501) 882-3600 or view the website at www.asub.edu.


CAMP AWESOME-Kid’s College Camp
Published: May 11 2016

This summer, Arkansas State University-Beebe will offer CAMP AWESOME - Kid’s College Camp during June and July.  

 

The camp is designed to provide children with a fun and exciting range of unique opportunities to gain new knowledge, explore careers, develop new skills, and boost self-confidence.

 

Sports camps, Minecraft literacy, arts, aerobic fitness, creative writing, pharmacy technology, GarageBand, forensics, theater and zoology are just some of the courses available.

 

CAMP AWESOME is recommended for grades 2 through 7, and courses are offered on the Beebe, Searcy, and Heber Springs campuses.  The start and end times, as well as costs for each program may vary.

 

ASU-Beebe Camp Awesome Kid’s College: Session 1 will be held July 11 through July 15; Session 2 will be held July 18 through July 22; Session 3 will be held July 25 through July 29.  

 

ASU-Searcy Camp Awesome Kid’s College: Session 1 will be held June 20 through June 24.

 

ASU-Heber Springs Camp Awesome Kid’s College: Session 1 will be held July 11 through July 15.

 

Classes are generally limited to 15 students. Parents should pre-register their child to ensure participation. Registration will continue until spaces are filled. Registration information is posted online at www.asub.edu.  

 

For more information or for registration, contact Eddie Supratman, ASU-Beebe CAMP AWESOME program director, at (501) 230-7902 or email esupratman@asub.edu.


1950’s Class Reunion
Published: May 18 2016

Arkansas State University-Beebe will host the Fourth Annual 1950’s Class Reunion at the McKay Student Center on the Beebe campus on Friday, May 27.

 

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and there will be campus tours, a program, speakers, as well as lunch provided in the University Café.  Alumni who attended ASU-Beebe, formerly Beebe Junior College, between 1950 to 1959, are especially invited to attend the reunion.

 

The previous reunion in 2014 was attended by 42 alumnus and 16 guests representing the years 1950 to 1962. The group voted to return in 2016 for another class reunion.

 

To request an invitation to the reunion, contact Rosemary Frame at (501) 882-8855 or email rframe@asub.edu. For more information about ASU-Beebe, call (501) 882-3600 or view the website at www.asub.edu.


Student Services Recognition
Published: May 18 2016

Arkansas State University-Beebe has been named to the list of “2016 Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs” by the publication, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.

 

Originally conceptualized in the fall of 2011, the Center for Higher Education Enterprise (CHEE) at Ohio State University and the American College Personnel Association (ACPA)-College Student Educators International conducted the national study to examine the administrative structures, commitment to diversity, and staffing practices of student services departments at participating ACPA member institutions.

 

Vice Chancellor for Student Services Dr. Deborah Garrett stated “We are honored to be ranked among the best in the nation in student services for the second time since 2014.”

 

Twice a semester all members of the Student Services staff are invited to meet together and discuss current trends, what’s happening in state legislature, meet new staff members, collectively establish goals for the year and participate in a professional development opportunity.

 

“Student Services remains committed to diversity and inclusion by helping our staff understand the different types of students we serve and that one size does not fit all,” said Garrett.

 

The ASU-Beebe Student Services Department includes Admissions, Dean of Students, Housing, Financial Aid, University Police, Student Success Center, Student Center and Activities, and TRIO programs.

 

ASU-Beebe received the national rating along with 18 other two-year and four-year colleges and universities, and was the only higher education institution in Arkansas named to the list. To view the entire ratings list published in the February 25 issue of Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, visit the website at www.diverseeducation.com.

 

For more information about programs offered at ASU-Beebe, call (501) 882-3600 or visit the website at www.asub.edu.

 

Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and Little Rock Air Force Base, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus.


Arkansas Fallen Heroes Traveling Memorial
Published: May 27 2016

The Arkansas Fallen Heroes Traveling Memorial will be on display at Arkansas State University–Beebe on July 1 through July 8.

 

This memorial was founded by Rob Hopper, of Wynne, as a tribute to his son who died January 26, 2005 in Western Iraq after his helicopter crashed. It is also a tribute to all Arkansas natives who have fallen in the line of duty.

 

In May 2014, Arkansas Run for the Fallen began displaying this memorial flag field.  Arkansas Run for the Fallen is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise awareness for the native Arkansans who fought and died supporting the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). The purpose is also to provide support, hope and healing to families grieving the death of a loved one in military service regardless of relationship or circumstance of death. 

 

Displaying the Fallen Heroes Traveling Memorial is one of several ways the Arkansas Run for the Fallen honors heroes. Last year, the group coordinated a 140 plus mile run, provided two college scholarships for seniors who had lost a parent, and this year the group is sponsoring a camp called Hearts of Our Heroes. The camp is geared for children who have lost a service member so they can connect with other children to create memories and support each other.

 

The Arkansas Fallen Heroes Traveling Memorial may be viewed at the intersection of Dewitt Henry Drive and ASU-Beebe Boulevard, beside the Advanced Technology and Allied Health Building. To learn more about the heroes that are honored or for more information, visit www.arkansasrunforthefallen.org.

 

For more information about ASU-Beebe, call (501) 882-3600 or visit the ASU-Beebe website at www.asub.edu.

Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and Little Rock Air Force Base, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus.


Summer Classes to Begin
Published: May 27 2016

Arkansas State University-Beebe will offer several associate degree classes during the summer terms. Visiting students from other universities are welcome to enroll in summer classes. 

Summer I classes will begin Tuesday, May 31. The last day to register for the Summer I term will be Wednesday, June 1.

Term V classes will begin Tuesday, May 31. The last day to register for the Term V term will be Wednesday, June 1.

Ten Week classes will begin Tuesday, May 31. The last day to register for the Ten Week Term will be Wednesday, June 1.

Summer II classes will begin Wednesday, July 6. The last day to register for the Summer II term will be Thursday, July 7.

To register for classes, new students should contact the Office of Admissions, and returning students should contact their advisor.

In addition to summer terms, classes are offered in five 8-week terms annually; however, traditional semester-length classes are also offered in the fall and spring. Online classes are offered through Distance Learning, which is located on the Beebe campus. The online classes are offered in 8- and 16-week formats.

Fall registration is currently underway at all ASU-Beebe campuses. Classes begin on Monday, August 22 and the last day to register or change a course will be Friday, August 26.

For more information about ASU-Beebe or programs offered, call (501)-882-3600, or visit the website at www.asub.edu.

Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and Little Rock Air Force Base, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus.

 


Shining Star Award
Published: June 09 2016

The Staff Senate at Arkansas State University-Beebe recently presented the Third Quarter Shining Star Award to Linda Johnson, Administrative Specialist for the Math and Science Division.

 

Johnson was nominated for the Shining Star Award for going beyond her normal job duties to personally maintain a checklist of students and class openings in the Math and Science Division. One of the nominators remarked, “I have even seen her take the list home so she could monitor the class.”

 

Johnson began her career with ASU-Beebe 13 years ago, first as a cashier and then in accounts payable. She has been noted for her ability to maintain a calm, pleasant, and professional attitude when assisting students, faculty, and staff.  Another nominator remarked that ‘she is a motivator and an inspiration to students and faculty alike.’

 

On receiving the Shining Star award, Johnson said, “We strive to make sure students are on the right path and are being given every opportunity to excel academically. We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”

 

The Staff Senate presents the award each quarter to an outstanding staff or faculty member who ‘shines like a star, inspires others, and contributes to the University’s success.’ Nominations are made by students, faculty, and staff.

 

For more information, call (501) 882-3600 or view the ASU-Beebe website at www.asub.edu. 

 

Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and Little Rock Air Force Base, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus.


Registration Academy for Home School Students
Published: June 09 2016

Registration for the Arkansas State University-Beebe Vanguard Senior

Academy for Home School Students has begun for the 2016 to 2017 academic year.

 

“In

 

conversations with home school associations, parents expressed a desire for

students to take college level coursework, resulting in an academic transcript,”

said Dr. Karla Fisher, chancellor at ASU-Beebe. “This new program will give

home school students an advantage in completing some basic college classes, while

continuing their home school education.”

 

Participants

 

of the Vanguard Academy cohort group will receive academic and career counseling,

free tutoring at the Learning Center, personal and professional development

workshops, use of the Abington Library, exposure to STEM majors and careers, and

mentoring and leadership development.

 

Classes for the Fall 2016 semester will begin August

 

23 and will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays. Freshman English I and college algebra

will be offered during the Fall 2016 semester, and freshman English II and principles

of biology with lab will be offered during the Spring 2017 semester. Both

semesters will include the Vanguard Experience, which is a college preparatory

class.

 

“We are

 

excited about offering this cohort academy, which will most certainly benefit

home school students as they later transition into college,” said Kristine

Penix, director of Concurrent Enrollment and Articulated Credit.

 

Estimated

 

tuition costs are $650 for seven credit hours in the fall semester, and $700

for eight credit hours in the spring semester. Students will be issued a student

ID card, which will allow them access to the University Café and use of the Abington

Library. 

 

The Vanguard Academy is limited to 20 students;

 

therefore, early registration is advised. Students will need to complete an ASU-Beebe online application for admission located at www.asub.edu

Students must also provide GPA and ACT, COMPASS, or Accuplacer scores, and complete a CEP Enrollment and Policy

form.

 

For more

 

information about programs offered at ASU-Beebe, call (501) 882-3600 or visit

the ASU-Beebe website at www.asub.edu.

Arkansas

 

State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of

the Arkansas State University System. 

With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and Little Rock

Air Force Base, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and

non-credit training for business and industry. 

The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year

university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the

Beebe campus.


Fallen Heroes Memorial Display Begins July 1
Published: June 27 2016

The Arkansas Fallen Heroes Traveling Memorial will be on display at Arkansas State University–Beebe on July 1 through July 8.

 

This memorial was founded by Rob Hopper, of Wynne, as a tribute to his son who died January 26, 2005 in Western Iraq after his helicopter crashed. It is also a tribute to all Arkansas natives who have fallen in the line of duty.

 

In May 2014, Arkansas Run for the Fallen began displaying this memorial flag field.  Arkansas Run for the Fallen is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise awareness for the native Arkansans who fought and died supporting the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). The purpose is also to provide support, hope and healing to families grieving the death of a loved one in military service regardless of relationship or circumstance of death. 

 

The Arkansas Fallen Heroes Traveling Memorial may be viewed at the intersection of Dewitt Henry Drive and ASU-Beebe Boulevard, beside the Advanced Technology and Allied Health Building. To learn more about the heroes that are honored or for more information, visit www.arkansasrunforthefallen.org.

 

For more information about ASU-Beebe, call (501) 882-3600 or visit the ASU-Beebe website at www.asub.edu


Camp Awesome-Kid’s College Camp
Published: June 27 2016

This summer, Arkansas State University-Beebe will offer CAMP AWESOME - Kid’s College Camp during July.  

 

The camp is designed to provide children with a fun and exciting range of unique opportunities to gain new knowledge, explore careers, develop new skills, and boost self-confidence.

 

Sports camps, Minecraft literacy, arts, aerobic fitness, creative writing, pharmacy technology, GarageBand, forensics, theater and zoology are just some of the courses available.

 

CAMP AWESOME is recommended for grades 2 through 7, and courses are offered on the Beebe, Searcy, and Heber Springs campuses.  The start and end times, as well as costs for each program may vary.

 

ASU-Beebe Camp Awesome Kid’s College: Session 1 will be held July 11 through July 15; Session 2 will be held July 18 through July 22; Session 3 will be held July 25 through July 29.  

 

ASU-Heber Springs Camp Awesome Kid’s College: Session 1 will be held July 11 through July 15.

 

Classes are generally limited to 15 students. Parents should pre-register their child to ensure participation. Registration will continue until spaces are filled. Registration information is posted online at www.asub.edu.  

 

For more information or for registration, contact Eddie Supratman, ASU-Beebe CAMP AWESOME program director, at (501) 230-7902 or email esupratman@asub.edu


Hands-On Preview Day
Published: July 11 2016

The Advanced Technology & Allied Health Division at Arkansas State University-Beebe will host a Hands-On Preview Day on Saturday, July 30 at 1 p.m. in the Advanced Technology & Allied Health Building.                  

The Hands-On Preview event will provide hands-on experience and information about several technical and health care programs offered at ASU-Beebe. 

 

Through individual hands-on activities, students can explore the realities of the career path of their choice. “Many students are unsure about their career path and hands-on activities can provide a potential student with insight into areas of interest,” said Michael Troop, director of the Advanced Technology & Allied Health.  

 

The event also offers an opportunity for attendees to consider the specific areas of Computer Aided Drafting & Design, Computer Systems & Networking Technology, EMT/Paramedics, John Deere Agriculture Equipment Technology, Practical Nursing, Medical Laboratory Technology, and Pharmacy Technician Science.

 

The Hands-On Preview Day is open to both traditional and non-traditional students. Students are welcome to bring guests, such as a parent or spouse. There will be refreshments available to those in attendance.  

 

Anyone interested in attending the event are encouraged to register by calling Addie Banks at (501) 882-8822, or follow the link: http://select.asub.edu/TakeSurvey.aspx?PageNumber=1&SurveyID=n2126l3&Preview=true

 

For more information on the Advanced Technology & Allied Health programs, call (501) 882-8822 or view the ASU-Beebe website at www.asub.edu.

 

Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, the Little Rock Air Force Base, and online, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus. ASU-Beebe is nationally recognized by the Aspen Institute for student success rates. 


Information Expo Sessions
Published: July 11 2016

Arkansas State University-Beebe at Searcy will host Information Expo sessions on Thursday, July 21, from noon to 5 p.m. and Thursday, August 18, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Main Building, Room 117 on the Searcy campus.   

Do you want a second chance at college, obtain your GED, or would you like to increase your earning potential? The ASU-Searcy Information Expo is an excellent opportunity to visit the Searcy campus, learn more about the programs offered, receive information on earning a high school diploma, or explore the funding options and available scholarships. A personal guide will be available to answer questions and assist with the admission process.

ASU-Searcy offers technical certification in various fields, such as Practical Nursing, Air Conditioning, Auto Body, Automotive, Computer Machining Technology, Diesel Technology, Power Sports, Welding, Health Information Assistant, EMT/Paramedics, and the newest program in Multi-Skills Technology.

With the focus on technical and occupational programs at ASU-Searcy, students can complete most programs within one year, and earn a technical certificate. Credits earned will also apply to the Associate of Applied Science in General Technology degree for those who want to continue their education after the technical certificate.

Participants may attend any portion of the ASU-Searcy Information Expo. For more information about the ASU-Searcy Information Expo, call (501) 207-6200, or view the website at www.asub.edu.


Academy for Home School Students Registration
Published: July 14 2016

Registration

for the Arkansas State University-Beebe Vanguard Senior Academy for Home School Students has begun for the 2016 to 2017 academic year.

 

“In conversations with home school associations, parents expressed a desire for students to take college level coursework, resulting in an academic transcript,” said Dr. Karla Fisher, chancellor at ASU-Beebe. “This new program will give home school students an advantage in completing some basic college classes, while continuing their home school education.”

 

Participants of the Vanguard Academy cohort group will receive academic and career counseling, free tutoring at the Learning Center, personal and professional development workshops, use of the Abington Library, exposure to STEM majors and careers, and mentoring and leadership development.

 

Classes for the Fall 2016 semester will begin August 23 and will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays. Freshman English I and college algebra will be offered during the Fall 2016 semester, and freshman English II and principles of biology with lab will be offered during the Spring 2017 semester. Both semesters will include the Vanguard Experience, which is a college preparatory class.

 

“We are excited about offering this cohort academy, which will most certainly benefit home school students as they later transition into college,” said Kristine Penix, director of Concurrent Enrollment and Articulated Credit.

 

Estimated tuition costs are $650 for seven credit hours in the fall semester, and $700 for eight credit hours in the spring semester. Students will be issued a student ID card, which will allow them access to the University Café and use of the Abington Library. 

 

The Vanguard Academy is limited to 20 students; therefore, early registration is advised. Students will need to complete an ASU-Beebe online application for admission located at www.asub.edu Students must also provide GPA and ACT, COMPASS, or Accuplacer scores, and complete a CEP Enrollment and Policy form.

 

For more information about programs offered at ASU-Beebe, call (501) 882-3600 or visit the ASU-Beebe website at www.asub.edu.

Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and Little Rock Air Force Base, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus.


Open Registration Day Set for August 4
Published: August 03 2016

Open Registration Day will be held Thursday, August 4, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Business and Agriculture Building at the Beebe campus.

 

Admissions, advising, and financial aid personnel will be available to assist students in completing their registration.

 

During Open Registration, academic advisors from all divisions will be available to help students set their schedule. If students have questions about transfer credits, financial aid, or their bill, representatives from those areas will be available as well.

 

Students should bring a photo identification. Questions about admissions or financial aid should contact those areas ahead of time.

 

Remember, the earlier students register, the better selection they will have for the classes needed.  

 

Students can enroll to attend classes on any of the four ASU-Beebe campuses, located at Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and the Little Rock Air Force Base.

 

For more information, call 501.882.3600 or visit the ASU-Beebe website at www.asub.edu.

 

Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, the Little Rock Air Force Base, and online, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus. ASU-Beebe is nationally recognized by the Aspen Institute for student success rates. 


Safest Campus Recognition
Published: August 23 2016

Arkansas State University–Beebe has been ranked consecutively first among the top 450 colleges in the nation for Safest Colleges and Universities by StateUniversity.com, based on the Clery Act reporting.

 

The colleges and universities are ranked for campus safety on a scale that accounts for severity of a crime as well as frequency of crime. Campus crime statistics are ranked per 100 students. ASU-Beebe has consistently received top rankings since first making the list in 2010. 

 

“Safety has become a major concern for college campuses across the country, especially for those hosting residence halls, as we do,” said ASU-Beebe Chancellor Dr. Karla Fisher. “We are glad to let our students, parents, and communities know that we have such a strong safety record and will continue to keep safety as a top priority.” 

 

ASU-Beebe has a University Police Department on its Beebe, Heber Springs and Searcy campuses. The police officers are fully certified and authorized to protect the person and property of students and of the university community. Security awareness and crime prevention programs are conducted by the University Police throughout the year.

 

In 2014, ASU-Beebe implemented a new emergency mobile alert system to notify students and employees of any emergency situation or inclement weather conditions. The alerts are delivered out by several methods including phone calls, text messaging, email messaging, social media, website notification, loud speaker announcements and classroom computer screen takeover. The local media are also notified in the event of an emergency.

 

ASU-Beebe was ranked along with other two- and four-year colleges that include Central Texas College, Virginia Western Community College, and the University of Colorado Denver.  To see the entire safest ranking list and categories, view the website at http://www.stateuniversity.com/rank/safety_score_rank.html

 

For more information on ASU-Beebe and programs offered, call (501) 882-3600 or visit the website at www.asub.edu.

 

Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, the Little Rock Air Force Base, and online, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus. ASU-Beebe is nationally recognized by the Aspen Institute for student success rates.

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Service Awards Presented
Published: August 23 2016

Honoring 490 years of service to Arkansas State University-Beebe, employees with five or more years of service were recognized and emeriti faculty honored at the recent Vanguard Summit, an employee recognition and training event.

Exactly 36 members of the ASU-Beebe faculty and staff were recognized for years of service to the various campuses, located at Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and the Little Rock Air Force Base.

The highest honor was given to Preston Haynie, director of the Regional Career Center, for 35 years of service. Harold Emery, diesel technology instructor, and Pam White, Bookstore manager, were both recognized for 30 years of service.  

Others presented service awards were Karen Barger, health information instructor; Wendell Dillard, assistant professor of Computer Information Systems; Wade Fincher, director of Information Technology Services; and Ron Snyder, power sports instructor, all for 25 years of service. Those honored for 20 years of service were BJ Blackwell, Information Technology Services, and Danny Brock, assistant professor of mathematics.

Those honored for 15 years of service were Michael Goodman, Kelli Hastings, Margo Humphrey, Judy Kirk, Linda Latture and Debbie Ulsperger. Ten years of service honors were presented to Melissa Bettis-Ritter, Cammi Blackmon, Mary Comstock, Richard Counts, Kimberly Dailey, Beverly Haines, Joyce Harter, Glenda Hayes, Doug Larkins, David Mayes, Terry McKinney, and Tammy Phillips. Five years of service honors were presented to Megan Cain, Aaron Carr, Clay Fires, Michele Mailhiot, Ashley Murray, Connie Outlaw, Andy Treat, Jacob Ware, and Bonnie Wiley.

 

 

Additionally, ASU-Beebe Chancellor Dr. Karla Fisher presented five individuals with emeriti status, which are newly retired faculty with at least 10 years of service to ASU-Beebe. Those receiving emeriti were Barry Farris, Reggie Williams, Phil Hart, Mona Vaden, and Mike Macintosh.

“Thanks to all of our employees who dedicate so much time and talent to our students,” said Dr. Fisher.   

For more information about ASU-Beebe, contact (501) 882-3600, or view the website at www.asub.edu.

Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, the Little Rock Air Force Base, and online, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus. ASU-Beebe is nationally recognized by the Aspen Institute for student success rates. 


Adult Education Centers Enrollment
Published: August 23 2016

Enrollment for the fall classes has begun at the Arkansas State University-Beebe Adult Education centers, located on the Beebe, Searcy, and Heber Springs campuses.

 

The Adult Education centers provide instruction and testing to students 18 years of age or older, who are seeking to obtain their General Educational Development (GED) diploma. Convenient sessions are available during mornings, afternoons, and night, and the classes are free.

 

Many students need to earn the GED diploma for college entrance or the workforce. New enrollment begins every six weeks and classes fill up quickly. To set up an appointment to get enrolled, call the Adult Education at (501) 207-6290.

 

The GED test has opened doors to better jobs and college programs for more than 18 million graduates since 1942. The GED test is accepted by virtually all U.S. colleges and employers. GED Testing Service is a joint venture between the American Council on Education and Pearson.

 

For more information, view the ASU-Beebe website at www.asub.edu.

 

Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, the Little Rock Air Force Base, and online, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus. ASU-Beebe is nationally recognized by the Aspen Institute for student success rates. 


Students Receive Scholarships
Published: August 26 2016

Several students were recently awarded privately funded foundation

scholarships to attend Arkansas State University-Beebe, with campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, the Little Rock Air Force Base, and online.

 

Lane Brock of El Paso has been awarded the Eoff Family Scholarship. Brock is a sophomore seeking an Associate of Arts. The scholarship awards $1,200 for the Fall 2016 semester. The Eoff Family Scholarship was endowed in 2006 by Cathy Eoff, owner of Eoff & Associates Realty in Beebe, as a tribute to her family for their dedication to education. The scholarship is available to a student enrolled full-time in at least 12 credit hours.

 

Matthew Brown of Sherwood has been awarded the E. H. “Doc” and Ruth Abington Scholarship.  Brown is a sophomore seeking an Associate of Science in Business. The scholarship awards $225 for the Fall 2016 semester. The scholarship is available to sophomore students enrolled full-time in at least 12 credit hours. The student must achieve a satisfactory grade point average during the fall semester to be considered for renewal of the scholarship for the spring semester.

 

Kelly Caples of Searcy has been awarded the Dr. Ruth Couch Endowment Scholarship.  Caples is a sophomore seeking an Associate of Applied Science in Computer Systems and Networking Technology. The scholarship awards $500 for the Fall 2016 semester. Established by the late Dr. Ruth L. Couch, emeritus professor of English and former vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, the scholarship is available to a freshman or sophomore, who is enrolled full-time in at least 12 credit hours. The student must achieve a satisfactory grade point average during the fall semester to be considered for renewal of the scholarship for the spring semester.

 

Dylan Cass of Lonoke has been awarded the Larry Sims Agricultural Scholarship. Cass is a sophomore seeking an Associate of Science in Agriculture with an emphasis in business. The scholarship awards $500 for the Fall 2016 semester. The scholarship was established by Marchia Sims, retired ASU-Beebe employee, in memory of her husband Larry Sims, who was a long-time employee of the Arkansas Plant Board. The student must achieve a satisfactory grade point average during the fall semester to be considered for renewal of the scholarship for the spring semester. 

 

Kassidy Elam of Romance has been awarded the Spradlin Family Scholarship. Elam is a freshman seeking an Associate of Arts in General Studies. The scholarship awards $500 for the Fall 2016 semester. The Spradlin Family Scholarship is available to a Beebe High School graduating senior, who is preparing to attend ASU-Beebe. Consideration for the scholarship is given to math and science majors, who have earned a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average.

 

Sarah Etzweiler of Beebe has been awarded the Sharae Elizabeth Jones Memorial Scholarship. Etzweiler is a sophomore seeking an Associate of Science in Education. The scholarship awards $1,176 for the Fall 2016 semester. The scholarship is available to a full-time student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours, who is not a recipient of a federally funded grant.

 

Misty Fuller of Bald Knob has been awarded the Doris Sue Whittaker Scholarship. Fuller is a freshman seeking an Associate of Applied Science in General Technology with an emphasis in practical nursing. The scholarship awards $300 for the Fall 2016 semester. The Doris Sue Waddle-Whittaker Scholarship was endowed in 2004 by the family as a memorial to the former student and nurse. The scholarship is awarded to a first-year nursing student.

Austin Hall of Benton has been awarded the W. H. Owen Jr. Memorial Scholarship. Hall is a freshman seeking an Associate of Science in Health Sciences. The scholarship awards $500 for the Fall 2016 semester. The scholarship was established in memory of former ASU-Beebe chancellor W. H. Owen Jr. The scholarship is available to a full-time student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours who has earned a 3.5 or better cumulative grade point average.

 

Holly Hedgepeth of Damascus has been awarded the Denver and Ruby Nettles Scholarship. Hedgepeth is a freshman seeking an Associate of Science in Agriculture with an emphasis in business. The scholarship awards $850 for the Fall 2016 semester. The Denver and Ruby Nettles scholarship was established in memory of both Ruby and Denver E. Nettles, a former assistant professor and division chair of the agriculture department at ASU-Beebe. The scholarship is available to a freshman or sophomore agriculture major, with an emphasis on academic achievement, and may be applied toward tuition, book purchases, or residence hall fees. The student must achieve a satisfactory grade point average during the fall semester to be considered for renewal of the scholarship for the spring semester.

 

Dustin Jones of McRae has been awarded the R.V. Powell Agriculture Scholarship. Jones is seeking an Associate of Science in Agriculture with an emphasis in education. The scholarship awards $350 for the Fall 2016 semester. The R.V. Powell Scholarship was established in memory of R.V. Powell, a longtime local businessman and friend of ASU-Beebe. The scholarship is available to agriculture majors, with an emphasis on academic achievement and agriculture related participation while in high school. The student must achieve a satisfactory grade point average during the fall semester to be considered for renewal of the scholarship for the spring semester.

 

Noah M. Joyner of Cabot has been awarded the Development Council Endowment Scholarship. Joyner is a sophomore seeking an Associate of Science in Business Management. The scholarship awards $1,176 for the Fall 2016 semester. The ASU-Beebe Development Council is a group of community leaders and friends of the university, who combine efforts to secure private funding and increase endowments to benefit students choosing to attend ASU-Beebe. The Development Council Endowment Scholarship was established in 2005, and is available to a full-time student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours.

 

Joseph McAlee of McRae has been awarded the Pizza Pro Scholarship. McAlee is a sophomore seeking an Associate of Science in Agriculture with an emphasis in business. The scholarship awards $1,176 for the Fall 2016 semester. The Pizza Pro Scholarship is available to sophomore students enrolled full-time in at least 12 credit hours. The student must achieve a satisfactory grade point average during the fall semester to be considered for renewal of the scholarship for the spring semester.

 

Precious McCullough of Clarendon has been awarded the Walter England Scholarship. McCullough is a freshman seeking an Associate of Science in Education.  The scholarship awards $500 for the Fall 2016 semester. The scholarship was endowed in 1996 by the late Walter England, emeritus associate professor of education and former ASU-Beebe Dean, to benefit students pursuing a career in teaching.

 

Bailey Meador of Cabot has been awarded the Alumni Book Scholarship. Meador is a sophomore seeking an Associate of Science in Agriculture with an emphasis in plant sciences. The scholarship awards a book stipend of $250 for the Fall 2016 semester. The scholarship was established by the ASU-Beebe Alumni Association. 

 

Victoria Mellas of Des Arc has been awarded the Dr. Judy McKay Scholarship. Mellas is a freshman seeking an Associate of Arts degree. The scholarship awards $500 for the Fall 2016 semester. The scholarship was given in memory of Dr. Judy McKay, retired associate professor of English. The scholarship is available to a full-time student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours. The student must achieve a satisfactory grade point average during the fall semester to be considered for renewal of the scholarship for the spring semester.

 

Hannah Moler of Jacksonville has been awarded the Dr. Ruth Couch Endowment Scholarship.  Moler is a freshman seeking an Associate of Science in Business. The scholarship awards $250 for the Fall 2016 semester. Established by the late Dr. Ruth L. Couch, emeritus professor of English and former vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, the scholarship is available to a freshman or sophomore, who is enrolled full-time in at least 12 credit hours. The student must achieve a satisfactory grade point average during the fall semester to be considered for renewal of the scholarship for the spring semester.

 

Fleta Mooney of Searcy has been awarded the Dr. Judy McKay Scholarship. Mooney is a sophomore seeking an Associate Science in Agriculture with an emphasis in business. The scholarship awards $500 for the Fall 2016 semester. The scholarship was given in memory of Dr. Judy McKay, retired associate professor of English. The scholarship is available to a full-time student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours. The student must achieve a satisfactory grade point average during the fall semester to be considered for renewal of the scholarship for the spring semester.

 

Katie Morris of El Paso has been awarded the James and Wilma Beard Scholarship. Morris is a sophomore seeking an Associate of Science in Environmental Science. The scholarship awards $500 for the Fall 2016 semester. The scholarship was given by the late Wilma Beard, long-time chair of the English and Fine Arts Division, in memory of her husband, James Beard. The scholarship is available to a full-time student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours. The student must achieve a satisfactory grade point average during the fall semester to be considered for renewal of the scholarship for the spring semester.

 

Jessica Murrell of Batesville has been awarded the Billy F. Powell Scholarship. Murrell is a freshman seeking an Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education. The scholarship awards $225 for the Fall 2016 semester. The scholarship was established by Mary Powell in 2011 in memory of her husband Billy Powell. A former retired Methodist minister, Powell was a respected student advisor and instructor of psychology at ASU-Beebe at the time of his death. The student must achieve a satisfactory grade point average during the fall semester to be considered for renewal of the scholarship for the spring semester.

 

Ashley Paden of Fairfield Bay has been awarded the Jack Raber ROTC Memorial Scholarship. Paden is a freshman seeking an Associate of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences. The scholarship awards $250 for the Fall 2016 semester. The scholarship was established in memory of Jack Raber, a student advisor and assistant professor of business administration at the time of his death in 2012. The student must achieve a satisfactory grade point average during the fall semester to be considered for renewal of the scholarship for the spring semester.

 

Emma Reed of Quitman has been awarded the R.V. Powell Agriculture Scholarship. Reed is a freshman seeking an Associate of Science in Agriculture with an emphasis in education. The scholarship awards $350 for the Fall 2016 semester. The R.V. Powell Scholarship was established in memory of R.V. Powell, a longtime local businessman and friend of ASU-Beebe. The scholarship is available to agriculture majors, with an emphasis on academic achievement and agriculture related participation while in high school. The student must achieve a satisfactory grade point average during the fall semester to be considered for renewal of the scholarship for the spring semester.

 

Sidney Riggan of Searcy has been awarded the Development Council Endowment Scholarship. Riggan is a sophomore seeking an Associate of Science in Business. The scholarship awards $250 for the Fall 2016 semester. The ASU-Beebe Development Council is a group of community leaders and friends of the university, who combine efforts to secure private funding and increase endowments to benefit students choosing to attend ASU-Beebe. The Development Council Endowment Scholarship was established in 2005, and is available to a full-time student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours.

 

Whitney Smith of Conway has been awarded the Alumni Book Scholarship. Smith is a sophomore seeking an Associate of Science in Health Sciences. The scholarship awards a book stipend of $250 for the Fall 2016 semester. The scholarship was established by the ASU-Beebe Alumni Association. 

 

Cory Tallent of Des Arc has been awarded the Brenda Shurley Endowment Scholarship. Tallent is a sophomore seeking an Associate of Science in Education. The scholarship awards $775 for the Fall 2016 semester. The scholarship was endowed in 2005, and is made available by Brenda Shurley of Cabot, owner of the Shurley Method. The scholarship is available to a sophomore, education major, who is enrolled full-time in at least 12 credit hours. The student must achieve a satisfactory grade point average during the fall semester to be considered for renewal of the scholarship for the spring semester.

 

Sarah Vaughn of Ward has been awarded the Development Council Endowment Scholarship. Vaughn is a sophomore seeking an Associate of Arts Degree. The scholarship awards $500 for the Fall 2016 semester. The ASU-Beebe Development Council is a group of community leaders and friends of the university, who combine efforts to secure private funding and increase endowments to benefit students choosing to attend ASU-Beebe. The Development Council Endowment Scholarship was established in 2005, and is available to a full-time student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours.

 

Hailey Washam of Cabot has been awarded the James and Wilma Beard Scholarship. Washam is a sophomore seeking an Associate of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences. The scholarship awards $400 for the Fall 2016 semester. The scholarship was given by the late Wilma Beard, long-time chair of the English and Fine Arts Division, in memory of her husband, James Beard. The scholarship is available to a full-time student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours. The student must achieve a satisfactory grade point average during the fall semester to be considered for renewal of the scholarship for the spring semester.

 

Nicole Webb of Austin has been awarded the James and Wilma Beard Scholarship. Webb is a sophomore seeking an Associate of Arts in General Studies. The scholarship awards $500 for the Fall 2016 semester. The scholarship was given by the late Wilma Beard, long-time chair of the English and Fine Arts Division, in memory of her husband, James Beard. The scholarship is available to a full-time student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours. The student must achieve a satisfactory grade point average during the fall semester to be considered for renewal of the scholarship for the spring semester.

 

“ASU-Beebe is very proud of our scholarship recipients,” said Carol Johnson, associate vice chancellor of Development and Major Gifts. “We are also grateful to the foundation scholarship donors for making educational opportunities available to ASU-Beebe students.”

 

To establish or contribute to an ASU-Beebe scholarship, contact the ASU-Beebe Office of Institutional Advancement at (501) 882-8855, or visit the website at www.asub.edu


Computer Coding Degree Now Offered
Published: August 29 2016

The Advanced Technology and Allied Health Department at Arkansas State University-Beebe now offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Computer Coding.

Ken Barton, head of the Computer Systems and Networking Technology department said “This new degree provides professional, quality training in Computer Coding qualifying graduates to enter the workforce as assistant programmers, coders, or system administrators. Requests for such a program have been continually expressed by students in Computer Systems and Networking Technologies and Computer Information Systems.”

The Associate of Applied Science in Computer Coding focuses on the scripting and coding skills employers are demanding. A strong emphasis has been placed on hands-on labs and exercises that will reinforce the lectures. Students will have ample time to be creative in their programs, and the degree will be administered in such a way to make the learning and exercises useful beyond academics.  

This degree supports a statewide initiative by Gov. Asa Hutchinson and signed into Arkansas law that requires all public and charter high schools to offer computer science courses to students. Additionally, launched in 2013, Code.org is a non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and minorities.  

“Whether you’re looking at manufacturing and the use of robotics or the knowledge industries, they need computer programmers,” said Gov. Hutchinson. “If we can’t produce those workers, we’re not going to be able to attract and keep the industry we want.”

Graduates of the ASU-Beebe computer coding program can work in multiple settings, which include database operator, software debugger, help desk, software administrator, computer coding, or a mobile app designer.  

In 2015, the national average salary for computer programmers was approximately $79,530 per year or $38.24 per hour wage, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The salary variance per state is based on factors such as individual experience, education, as well as job location.

“This degree also answers the continual demand from local and national industry for well-trained talent to create programs and automated scripts. While the programming industries are extremely specialized, this new degree is structured to offer the coding skills that form the common denominator to all specializations,” said Barton.

For more information about the ASU-Beebe computer coding program, call the Advanced Technology and Allied Health at (501) 882-8822 or visit the website at www.asub.edu.

Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, the Little Rock Air Force Base, and online, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus. ASU-Beebe is nationally recognized by the Aspen Institute for student success rates. 


Barrett Baber is Guest at Scholarship Event
Published: September 02 2016

Barrett Baber, NBC’s The Voice finalist, is the special guest at Evening of Hospitality, a scholarship fundraising event for Arkansas State University-Beebe on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. at the Red Apple Inn on Eden Isle.  

The fundraiser for scholarships will benefit students who attend ASU-Beebe at Heber Springs campus.

 

The event is $100 per person and includes a complimentary open bar from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., live and silent auctions, followed by dinner and presentations at 6:30 p.m.

 

Baber, from Marion, received inspiration for singing and creating music from frequent visits to Memphis. Beale Street and the corners of downtown Memphis were Baber’s first exposure to the street performers and artists steeped in Blues, R&B, Country and Rock.  As a finalist on NBC’s The Voice, judge Blake Shelton said “Barrett sounds like no one else on country radio. He can be a superstar in Country music.”

 

Corporate and group tables are also available for reservation. Seating is limited. Tickets must be reserved in advance. For tickets, contact Dr. Carol Johnson, associate vice chancellor of Development and Major Gifts, at (501) 730-1962.  

For more information, view the ASU-Beebe website at www.asub.edu.

 

Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, the Little Rock Air Force Base, and online, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus. ASU-Beebe is nationally recognized by the Aspen Institute for student success rates.


50th Anniversary of Searcy Campus
Published: September 16 2016

Arkansas State University-Beebe will host a 50th Anniversary celebration of the Searcy campus on Thursday, Oct. 6 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.  

The celebration coincides with the Arkansas Community College Work$, which is a month-long statewide celebration of community colleges.  

Formerly Foothills Vocational Technical School, the Searcy campus opened in 1966 with 17 employees, and was renamed Foothills Technical Institute in 1991. 

 

Dedicated in April 1967 by Governor Winthrop Rockefeller, the focus was to teach students a trade to immediately enter the workforce. Some of the first programs offered at Foothills Vocational Technical School were auto mechanics, farm and diesel equipment, machine shop, office occupations, practical nursing, welding, and drafting. 

Following the merger with ASU-Beebe in 2003, additional educational opportunities opened for students. With 60 employees, the campus serves a range of students from high school through the Regional Career Center, to students working on their General Educational Development (GED) diploma, to traditional and non-traditional students earning technical certificates or associate degrees. 

Today, the Searcy campus offers certificates of proficiency and technical certification in various fields, such as air conditioning, auto body repair, automotive technology, machine technology, diesel technology, EMT-Paramedics, multi-skills technology, medical records technology, practical nursing, and welding technology. 

 

With the focus on technical and occupational programs, students can complete most of the programs in about one year and earn a technical certificate. These credits will also apply to the Associate of Applied Science in General Technology degree for those who want to continue their education after the technical certificate. 

  

The 50th Anniversary is open to the public, and will welcome state and local dignitaries, past and current administration, and former students. Events will include tours of the facilities and demonstrations by students and faculty, beginning at 2 p.m. in the Technology East Building, Room 127.  At 3:30 p.m., a brief program will be presented, with gifts given to alumni in attendance. The program will be followed by a reception.

 

ASU-Beebe at Searcy is located at 1800 East Moore Avenue. For more information, contact Special Events Coordinator Carissa Gillam at (501) 882-8957, or view the website at www.asub.edu.

 

Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, the Little Rock Air Force Base, and online, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus. ASU-Beebe is nationally recognized by the Aspen Institute for student success rates. 

 


Symphonic Band Concert
Published: October 03 2016

The Arkansas State University-Beebe Department of Music will present the ASU-Beebe Symphonic Band in concert on Monday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Owen Center Auditorium.

 

The band is under the direction of Dr. Brent Bristow. Selections will include works by Karl King, Randall Standridge, Robert W. Smith, Robert Buckley, William Himes, and Anthony Suter. 

 

ASU-Beebe is the only two-year college in central Arkansas that offers an Associate of Fine Arts (AFA). The AFA emphasis can be in either vocal music or instrumental music with a focus on wind instrument, percussion, piano, or guitar. The AFA degree consists of a comprehensive, two-year curriculum designed specifically for transfer toward a bachelor’s degree in fine arts.

 

The ASU-Beebe Music Department is located in the Howell Center, where instrumental and vocal classes are taught. The center offers students the convenience of a computer music lab, two rehearsal spaces, and several practice rooms.  The Symphonic Band has several concerts throughout the year.

 

The concert is free admission and open to the public.  For more information, call (501) 882-4474, email jbbristow@asub.edu, or view the ASU-Beebe website at www.asub.edu.  

 

Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, the Little Rock Air Force Base, and online, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus. ASU-Beebe is nationally recognized by the Aspen Institute for student success rates. 


Lecture-Concert Series Season Performances
Published: October 07 2016

The Arkansas State University-Beebe Lecture-Concert Series, sponsored

by Centennial Bank, has announced several concerts for the 2016-2017 season.

All performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Owen Center Auditorium.

 

Afrique Aya Dance Company will be in concert Thursday, Nov. 10.

 

Afrique Aya is a group of dancers and drummers dedicated to enjoying and

sharing the music and culture of West Africa. Inspired by rhythms and rituals

from Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Afrique Aya celebrates the synergy of nature,

spirit, movement, and percussion.  

 

The Suzie Glaze New Folk Ensemble will perform Thursday, March 16.

 

The ensemble includes award winning vocalist Susie Glaze, mandolinist Steve

Rankin, fiddler Mark Indictor and bassist Fred Sanders. The group is a folk

Americana fusion ensemble, presenting gorgeous eclectic blends of mountin folk

and exciting new grassy and Celtic-inspired originals, all with the remarkable

voice of Susie Glaze.

 

Presidio Brass will bring their talent to the ASU-Beebe stage on

 

Tuesday, April 18. Since forming in 2006, the group has rocketed to success as

the face of a bold new generation in brass entertainment. By combining a brass

quintet, piano and percussion instruments with fresh, original arrangements,

their unique sound has become a trademark for the ensemble from San Diego,

captivating audiences the world over.

 

Seating for the concerts is on a first-come basis. The theater

 

will open 30 minutes prior to curtain call. Tickets will be on sale one hour

before show time at the door.

 

Ticket prices are $10 for general admission and $5 for seniors,

 

students, military and educators.

 

The Owen Center Auditorium is located at 910 Pecan Street in

 

Beebe. For more information, contact Nate Pyle, director of Community Relations

at (501) 882-8829, or visit the ASU-Beebe website at www.asub.edu.

Arkansas

 

State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution

of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in

Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, the Little Rock Air Force Base, and

online, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and

non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus

also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in

Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus. ASU-Beebe

is nationally recognized by the Aspen Institute for student success rates. 


Electrical Apprenticeship Program Offers Classes
Published: October 07 2016

Arkansas

State University-Beebe has partnered with the Heber Springs Apprenticeship

Program to offer an Electrical Apprenticeship program on the Heber Springs

campus.

The Electrical Apprenticeship program is a four-year occupational

 

training coursework that combines on-the-job experience with classroom

instruction. Apprentices must be working for a master electrician in order

to apply for the training. According to state law, Act 870 of 1979, any

employee who works for a licensed electrical contractor and has not passed the

journeyman examination must be continually enrolled in an approved electrical

apprenticeship program and working toward that goal.

Students enrolled in the ASU-Beebe Electrical Apprenticeship

 

program must take classroom instruction in either their first, second, third,

or fourth year of training. The four-year electrical apprenticeship program on

the Heber Springs campus supplies the 576 classroom hours necessary to take the

electrical journeyman exam. The apprentice must be working for a master

electrician and obtaining 2000 on-the-job training hours per year (8000 total

hours) in order to enroll in the program.

Those qualifying for the Electrical Apprenticeship program must be

 

working for a Master Electrician, and either having obtained or in the process

of earning a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED)

diploma. Upon completion of the program, the apprentice is qualified to take

the Journeyman Electrician Exam, administered by the Board of Electrical

Examiners.

The Electrical Apprenticeship program was designed by a local

 

electrical committee and approved by the Department of Career Education and the

Arkansas Department of Labor. The ASU-Beebe at Heber Springs Electrical

Apprenticeship Committee oversees the curriculum and registration.  Members of the

ASU-Beebe at Heber Springs Electrical Apprenticeship Committee are Robby Woods, Billy Brewster, Kaley Stapleton,Tag Green,

Roy Newman, Bobby Passmore, Issac Brewster, Paul Cash, Doug Perry, and Matthew Prince.

The ASU-Beebe at Heber Springs Electrical Apprenticeship program

 

began in August and students may begin the program anytime, since new classes begin

each week from August to May. The cost of the program is $260 per year.  To register for the Electrical Apprenticeship

program, contact Kaley Stapleton at (501) 207-6249 or email

kdstapleton@asub.edu.

For more information on ASU-Beebe programs, call (501) 882-3600 or

 

visit the website at www.asub.edu.

Arkansas

 

State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution

of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in

Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, the Little Rock Air Force Base, and

online, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and

non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus

also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in

Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus.

ASU-Beebe is nationally recognized by the Aspen Institute for student success

rates.

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Mix Named Academics Administrator
Published: October 07 2016

Dr. Kerry Mix of Houston was recently chosen as the new Vice Chancellor of Academics at Arkansas State University-Beebe.

 

Mix career spans 16 years in higher education, with broad experience in multiple areas of community college, particularly administration of career and technical education.

 

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Mix to our university and the ASU system,” said Dr. Karla Fisher, ASU-Beebe Chancellor. “He brings a wealth of experience in academics and student services, with particular expertise in CTE [career and technical] programs and workforce training. In the short time Dr. Mix has been with us, he has already demonstrated his commitment to economic development and industry partnerships, meeting with leaders and touring facilities throughout our service area.”

 

Mix had recently served as Dean of Business and Technology at San Jacinto Community College District in Houston, which serves more than 35,000 students. Before that position, Mix was Dean of Enrollment Services at the college.

Beginning with the LEAD (Letting Education Achieve Dreams) program at the University of Houston-Victoria, Mix worked with diverse groups of students, community constituents, and K-12 partners.  He then taught electronics at Coastal Bend College.

 

Mix earned a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science in Computer Information Systems and a Master of Education in Administration and Supervision from the University of Houston-Victoria. He also holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Administration from the Community College Leadership Program at the University of Texas at Austin.

 

While pursuing his doctorate, Mix worked for two national organizations, the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) and the Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCCSE).

 

“My vision in academics is to build on the ASU-Beebe foundation of excellence in teaching and learning. I have begun by working with the chancellor and the campuses to bring new programs or redesign existing programs that will continue our excellent record in student success and provide the workforce to support the local communities and area economies,” said Dr. Mix. 

 

Mix observed firsthand many of the factors that influence students toward academic success. As an instructor, he had the opportunity to connect with his students in the classroom and guide them to successful outcomes. Mix also experienced the value of team collaboration, data research and community outreach in selecting programs and services to meet the needs of students.

 

A 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient at Coastal Bend College, Mix also received the John and Suanne Roueche Excellence Award and the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence Award in 2013.

 

In addition to his work on numerous academic advising and team collaboration projects throughout his career, Mix has presented on many academic and leadership topics, including his doctoral dissertation published in 2010 “Online social networking: Exploring the relationship between use of web-based social technologies and community college student engagement.”  

 

Dr. Mix replaces Dr. Theodore Kalthoff, who served as the vice chancellor for Academic Affairs since 2005. Kalthoff will retire later this year with more than 40 years of service in education. 

 

For more information, view the ASU-Beebe website at www.asub.edu.

 

Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, the Little Rock Air Force Base, and online, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus. ASU-Beebe is nationally recognized by the Aspen Institute for student success rates. 


Theater to Present The Importance of Being Earnest
Published: October 13 2016

The Theater Department at Arkansas State University–Beebe will present The Importance of Being Earnest on Friday, Oct. 21 and Saturday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 23, at 2:30 p.m. in the Owen Center Auditorium on the Beebe campus.

 

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde was produced in 1895 in London, England. The satirical comedy presents Jack Worthing, the play’s protagonist, as a pillar of the community in Hertfordshire, where he a major landowner and justice of the peace, with tenants, farmers, and a number of servants and other employees all dependent on him. For years, he has pretended to have an irresponsible black-sheep brother named Ernest who leads a scandalous life. No one but Jack knows that he himself is Ernest. The story unfolds and everyone finds out there is in fact no real Ernest, and that Ernest and Jack are one in the same.

The cast of The Importance of Being Earnest includes Jacob Ladyman of Searcy as Jack Worthing; Joseph Blackwell of Vilonia as Lane; Joshua May of Romance as Algernon Moncrieff; Jenny Benson of Lonoke as Lady Bracknell; Lauren Goddard of Heber Springs as Gwendolyn Bracknell; Maddison Davis of Beebe as Cecily Cardew; Jason Fisher of Austin as Reverend Chasuble; Emily Rollins of Letona as Miss Prism; and Emily Humphrey of Beebe as Merriman.

 

ASU-Beebe is the only two-year college in central Arkansas that offers an Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degree. The AFA degree has an emphasis in vocal music or instrumental music, theater, graphic design, or creative arts enterprise. This degree is a comprehensive two-year curriculum designed specifically for transfer toward a bachelor’s degree in fine arts. 

 

General admission to the show is $5 for adults and $2.50 for seniors. Military members and ASU-Beebe students receive two free admissions to the performance.

 

The Owen Center Auditorium is located on the Beebe campus at 1100 W. Iowa Street. For more information about ASU-Beebe, call (501) 882-3600 or view the website at www.asub.edu.

 

Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, the Little Rock Air Force Base, and online, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus. ASU-Beebe is nationally recognized by the Aspen Institute for student success rates. 


ACC Award Recipients
Published: October 14 2016

Arkansas State University-Beebe students, faculty, staff, and alumni were recently honored at the Arkansas Community Colleges (ACC) fall conference held at the Hot Springs Convention Center.

 

Sophomore Sarah Vaughn, of Cabot, received the Academic All-Star Award. A liberal arts major, Vaughn has a 3.65 GPA and is in the Honors Program. A member of the Baptist Collegiate Ministry, Gamma Beta Phi, Ecology Club, and the Student Government Association, she also served as a marketing intern for ASU-Beebe. Vaughn started and is the editor-in-chief of The Odyssey, a social content platform that shares millennial voices through social media. After graduating from ASU-Beebe, Vaughn plans to attend the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. She plans to double major in English and journalism.  

 

Sarah Buford, instructor of mathematics, was named recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Award. Buford is an integral member of the mathematics faculty and has been instrumental in the redesign of several of the math courses as part of the Complete College America, PACE, and Arkansas Mathways initiatives. Last year, as part of the institution’s new strategic plan, an emphasis was placed on improving the student experience through a variety of means including optimizing employee engagement with students by asking them to attend at least five student-centered events annually. Buford marshaled the Mathematics Department, and together they attended nearly seventy events last year.

 

Sharon Been, Controller, was presented the Outstanding Staff Award. Been began her career in 1982 in the physical plant as a departmental administrator. She later moved over to the fiscal department serving as a cashier, accounts payable clerk, accountant I, accountant II, as well as a database analyst, before being promoted into her current position as Controller for the university. Over the course of the last 34 years, Been’s commitment to the pursuit of perfection in all that she does has benefited many faculty, staff, and countless students. Additionally, her devotion to helping others succeed has benefited all who have worked with and around Been over the years.

 

Barry Farris was named recipient of the Outstanding Alumni Award. Farris earned his associate degree from ASU-Beebe and while he was a student, received the university’s highest award, the Citizenship Award. He earned his bachelor’s, master’s, and specialist’s degrees from Arkansas State University, and received the Honorary American FFA Degree for his contributions to agricultural education. Farris returned to ASU-Beebe to begin teaching agriculture in 1984 and also served several years as business and agriculture division chair. He served several years as vice chancellor for Advanced Studies and External Programs, and then vice chancellor for the Searcy campus before retiring this year with 32 years of service to the university. 

 

For more information about ASU-Beebe, call (501) 882-3600, or visit the website at www.asub.edu.

Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, the Little Rock Air Force Base, and online, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus. ASU-Beebe is nationally recognized by the Aspen Institute for student success rates. 


Tom Richard Art Exhibit
Published: October 21 2016

The Arkansas State University–Beebe Art Department artworks of Tom Richard will be on display in the art exhibit “Peeps, People, Guys, Guns” through October 31 in the England Center Art Gallery.   

 

Tom Richard artworks consist of paintings and drawings that explore issues of identity and history, combining images of toys and art historical references with philosophical and pop culture quotes.

 

Richard is a professor of art at the University of Arkansas in Monticello, and described his works as ‘addressing issues of history, making history, identity, and making identity through use of images of toys from my childhood among both spontaneous and planned acts of painting with specific art historical references.’

 

ASU-Beebe is the only two-year college in central Arkansas that offers an Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degree. The AFA degree has an emphasis in vocal music or instrumental music, theater, graphic design, or creative arts enterprise. This degree is a comprehensive two-year curriculum designed specifically for transfer toward a bachelor’s degree in fine arts. 

 

The England Center Art Gallery exhibits works of art by students and featured artists throughout the academic year. The gallery, located at the 201 N Orange Street in Beebe, is open to the public, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact the gallery at (501) 882-4495.


HarvestFest Royalty Announced
Published: November 01 2016

The students at Arkansas State University-Beebe selected the 2016 HarvestFest royalty during the annual event held October 27.

 

Kassidy Elam, representing Phi Beta Lambda, was chosen as the ASU-Beebe HarvestFest Queen for the Beebe campus. Elam, of Beebe, is a health science major. She was escorted by Hunter King from Beebe. 

 

Madison Powell, representing the Ag Club, received first runner-up. Powell, of Beebe, is an animal science major. She was escorted by Hunter Davis, an agriculture business major from Beebe.   

 

Lillian Murrell, representing Student Support Services Student Advisory Board, received second runner-up. Murrell, of Batesville, is an Early Childhood Education major.  She was escorted by Dylan Christen, a Criminal Justice major from Shirley.

 

Kayla Shyanne Hanna was chosen as the HarvestFest Queen for the Heber Springs campus. Hanna, of Heber Springs, is an Early Childhood Education major. She was escorted by Caleb Long, an Elementary Education major from Greers Ferry. 

 

Jada McCray was chosen as the HarvestFest Queen for the Searcy campus. McCray, of Conway, is majoring in studies toward a career in physical therapy. She was escorted by Reggie Rucker, a Business Administration major from Newport.

 

Each student organization nominated one individual to be elected during the annual HarvestFest activities.

 

Other candidates and nominating organizations were as follows: Laura Boswell of Cabot, representing Student Government Association, is a Business Management major. She was escorted by Kalon Mills, a nursing major from Hazen. Lane Brock of Dallas, representing Gamma Beta Phi, is a biology and chemistry major. She was escorted by Brenon Williams, a pre-med major from Biscoe. Sierra Thompson of Brinkley, representing Chi Alpha, is a psychology major. She was escorted by Coty Davis from Conway. 


Veterans Appreciation Day
Published: November 01 2016

Arkansas State University-Beebe will host a Veterans Appreciation Day on Veteran’s Day, Friday, Nov. 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Owen Center Gymnasium on the Beebe campus.

 

The public is invited to attend the event and honor veterans for their service.

 

As a Military Friendly School, the ASU-Beebe Veterans Appreciation Day will also have information regarding educational benefits and services available.

 

Vendors and activities will be provided and door prizes will be given away. Refreshments will be available from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

 

For more information, contact Abe Chambers in the Student Success Center at (501) 882-4434, or view the website at www.asub.edu

 

Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, the Little Rock Air Force Base, and online, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus. ASU-Beebe is nationally recognized by the Aspen Institute for student success rates. 


Afrique Aya Concert
Published: November 01 2016

The Arkansas State University-Beebe Lecture-Concert Series, sponsored

by Centennial Bank, has announced Afrique Aya concert to be held Thursday, Nov.

10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Owen Center Auditorium.

 

Afrique Aya is a group of dancers and drummers dedicated to

enjoying and sharing the music and culture of West Africa. Inspired by rhythms

and rituals from Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Afrique Aya celebrates the

synergy of nature, spirit, movement, and percussion.

 

Seating for the concert is on a first-come basis. The theater will

open 30 minutes prior to curtain call. Tickets will be on sale one hour before

show time at the door.

 

Ticket prices are $10 for general admission and $5 for seniors,

students, military and educators.

 

The Owen Center Auditorium is located at 910 Pecan Street in

Beebe. For more information, contact Nate Pyle, director of Community Relations

at (501) 882-8829, or email napyle@asub.edu, or visit the ASU-Beebe website

 

at www.asub.edu.

Arkansas

State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution

of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in

Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, the Little Rock Air Force Base, and

online, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and

non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus

also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in

Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus. ASU-Beebe

is nationally recognized by the Aspen Institute for student success rates. 


Vanguard Traveling Award Presention
Published: November 09 2016

The Staff Senate at Arkansas State University-Beebe recently presented the first Staff Vanguard Traveling Award to Stephanie Quick, academic coordinator for the Upward Bound program on the Heber Springs campus.

 

The Staff Vanguard Traveling Award recognizes staff members’ achievements and motivates them to continue with outstanding performance. Quick was chosen for the award for her service to high school students, public schools, and the area communities.

 

Upward Bound assists high school students in grades 9 through 12 toward their academic success, as well as transition to college. Quick frequently visits the area public schools to provide ACT information, schedules, academic plans, progress reports and test scores for students enrolled in the program. She also meets with students twice a month in the Upward Bound Saturday program and provides workshops on study skills, writing, and career counseling. Additionally, Quick coordinates several cultural enrichment events each semester for more than 50 students.

 

Quick has worked at ASU-Beebe since 2008. While pursuing her associate degree, she served as a student worker in Upward Bound, where she worked as a tutor and mentor.  Later, she also worked as a tutor in the Student Support Services program. Quick earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Education with an emphasis in mid-level math and science from the Arkansas State University programs on the Beebe campus.

 

When asked how she felt when she learned she was the recipient of the award, Quick replied, “Honored and excited. It’s just one of those things you’re not expecting and it just makes your day!” 

 

The Staff Senate Staff Vanguard Traveling Award recognizes staff members’ contributions to the overall objectives, values, and goals of the university while promoting positive staff relations, improving morale, and increasing productivity. The award is presented each month to an outstanding staff member in recognition of dedication, integrity, valor, and excellence in their job and to the university.

 

For more information, call (501) 882-3600 or view the ASU-Beebe website at www.asub.edu. 

 

Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, the Little Rock Air Force Base, and online, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus. ASU-Beebe is nationally recognized by the Aspen Institute for student success rates.

 


Top Online Rankings
Published: November 11 2016

Arkansas State University–Beebe has received top online rankings in quality

and affordability of programs and services offered, as well as recognition of

the Pharmacy Technician program in particular.

 

ASU-Beebe

 

was ranked first in the state and thirteenth in the nation among most Affordable

Community Colleges at AffordableColleges.com by Integrated Postsecondary

Education Data System (IPEDS), which is managed by the U.S. Department of

Education. IPEDS also ranked the university fourth in Best Community College in

Arkansas by BestColleges.com and fourth in Best Online College in Arkansas by OnlineColleges.com.

 

These

 

online rankings were based on criteria that includes cost, financial aid and

loan default rates, student services, program availability, student-teacher

ratios, and graduation rates.

 

Whether

 

students need job skills in a year or less to enter the workforce or are

looking to complete bachelor’s degrees or beyond, ASU-Beebe offers degree

options at an affordable price. At $98 per credit hour, the university offers the

lowest tuition in Central Arkansas. The Online College offers students an

opportunity to earn a variety of distance learning degrees, some completely

online while others are a combination of online, internet-assisted, and/or

traditional classes. The Online College offers several degrees that can be

earned 100% online.

 

Additionally,

 

the Pharmacy Technician program has been recognized for educational excellence

by the Community for Accredited Online Schools at http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/vocational-trade-school/pharmacy-technician/ The

program was ranked first among two-year colleges in the nation. To meet the high demands of the

healthcare job market, the Pharmacy Technician program offers certification to

technicians who assist pharmacists in dispensing medications to patients.

 

The

 

Pharmacy Technician program requires students to earn 60 credit hours, which

can be completed within two years or four semesters. Students need to complete

academic coursework and a few weeks of clinical rotation. Graduates of this

program are qualified to take the Institute for Certification of Pharmacy

Technician exam (ICPT) or the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCB).

These certifications are necessary so that graduates can obtain employment

easily in different pharmaceutical environments.  

 

For

 

more information on ASU-Beebe and programs offered, call (501) 882-3600 or

visit the website at www.asub.edu.

 

Arkansas

 

State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution

of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in

Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, the Little Rock Air Force Base, and

online, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and

non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus

also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in

Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus. ASU-Beebe

is nationally recognized by the Aspen Institute for student success rates. 


Annual Madrigal Feaste
Published: November 29 2016

The Arkansas State University-Beebe Music Department will celebrate the coming holiday season with the color and pageantry of the Annual Yuletide Madrigal Feaste to be held Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. The ASU-Beebe production began in December 2001. 

All the regal and ceremonial pomp of Merrie Olde England will be brought to life at the University Café in the McKay Student Center on the Beebe campus, located at 610 N. Pecan Street. 

 

The evening will begin with wassail, followed by an elegant feast served with all the grandeur befitting such a festive occasion. Musical entertainment will accent each course of the magnificent feast. 

 

Fair ladies and gentlemen, a court jester and general merriment will be under the direction of Dr. Timothy Bartlett, with Dr. Brent Bristow conducting instrumental offerings, and Mary Jo Parker as the accompanist.

 

Participants include Chris Bartlett of Crown Point, IN, business; Misty Boatman of Searcy, liberal arts; Jeremy Colon of Beebe, Computer Systems and Networking Technology; Bryce Cummings of Searcy, Fine Arts Music; Benjamin Davis of Cabot, liberal arts; Hannah Dyson of Beebe, general studies; Ireland Eversole of Cabot, education; Hailey Hardin of Judsonia, liberal arts; Kiersten Johanson of Jacksonville, general studies; Jessica Lee of Lonoke, liberal arts; Hannah Moler of Jacksonville, business; Stephen Parr of Beebe, liberal arts; Maddie Ragan of Sherwood, Fine Arts Music; Maddison Taylor of Jacksonville, liberal arts; Holly Thompson of Bald Knob, business; Megan Whitley of Lonoke, business; and Nicholas Yates of Searcy, Computer-Aided Drafting and Design. 

 

Tickets are $20 per person, and must be purchased in advance, as seating is limited. To reserve tickets, call the Music Department at (501) 882-4435. For more information, visit the ASU-Beebe website at www.asub.edu.

 

ASU-Beebe is the only two-year college in central Arkansas that offers an Associate of Fine Arts (AFA). The AFA emphasis can be in either vocal music or instrumental music with a focus on wind instrument, percussion, piano, or guitar. The AFA degree consists of a comprehensive, two-year curriculum designed specifically for transfer toward a bachelor’s degree in fine arts.

 

Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, the Little Rock Air Force Base, and online, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus. ASU-Beebe is nationally recognized by the Aspen Institute for student success rates. 

 


Theater to Present How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Published: November 29 2016

The Arkansas State University-Beebe Theater Department and Delta Psi Omega theater fraternity will present How the Grinch Stole Christmas on Monday, Dec. 5 and Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Owen Center Auditorium on the Beebe campus. Admission to the performance is free with donations accepted to benefit the ASU-Beebe Angel Tree program. 

How the Grinch Stole Christmas is an adaptation of the children’s book written by Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel. The main character is the Grinch, a grouchy, solitary creature who attempts to end Christmas by stealing Christmas-themed items from the homes of the nearby town of Whoville on Christmas Eve. 

 

The cast of How the Grinch Stole Christmas includes students and community members.  Cast members are Annabell Anderson of Beebe as Lou Ann Roo Who; Peyton Arnold of Ward as Ploopsie Floo Who; Tim Bordelon from Des Arc as The Grinch; Brittany Dollar from Quitman as Suzie Cue Who; Lauren Goddard of Heber Springs as La La Lou Who; Precious McCulloch from Clarendon as Ginger Sue Who; Destiny McCulloch from Clarendon as Mayor Who; Ashley Paden from Cabot, as Max the Dog; Sue Posey of Searcy as Librarian Who; Kayla Lewis from Stuttgart, as Betty Moo Who; Caroline Veuleman of Beebe as Julie Too Who; Chloe Veuleman of Beebe as Giddy Boo Who; Kennedy Veuleman of Beebe as Cindy Lou Who.

 

ASU-Beebe is the only two-year college in central Arkansas that offers an Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degree. The AFA degree has an emphasis in vocal music or instrumental music, theater, graphic design, or creative arts enterprise. This degree is a comprehensive two-year curriculum designed specifically for transfer toward a bachelor’s degree in fine arts. 

 

The Owen Center Auditorium is located on the Beebe campus at 1100 W. Iowa Street. For more information, contact Sandra Williams at (501) 882-4493 or email sfwilliams@asub.edu.

 

Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, the Little Rock Air Force Base, and online, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus. ASU-Beebe is nationally recognized by the Aspen Institute for student success rates. 

 


Military Friendly School
Published: December 05 2016

Arkansas State University–Beebe has received the 2017 Military Friendly® School designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM Jobs SM, and Military Spouse.  

Each year, the list of Military Friendly® Schools is provided to service members and their families, helping them select the best college, university, or trade school to receive the education and training needed to pursue a civilian career. 

“At ASU-Beebe, we continually strive to provide a helpful atmosphere for our veterans and their families as they transition into college life,” said Veterans Administration Representative Michele Mailhiot. 

ASU-Beebe has consecutively been designated as a Military Friendly School, and was among 1,273 higher education institutions nationwide to receive the 2017 Military Friendly® School ranking. Ratings methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by Victory Media with input from the Military Friendly Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey scores with the assessment of the institution’s ability to meet thresholds for student retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment, persistence (degree advancement or transfer) and loan default rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans. 

ASU-Beebe at the Little Rock Air Force Base has been offering educational opportunities to military members and their families, as well as the area communities, since 1965. ASU-Beebe offers services and benefits to military members to attend classes at any campus location. Additionally, enrollment in the ASU-Beebe ROTC program is available for fall or spring semesters.  

Founded in 2001, Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur ®, STEM Jobs SM and Military Friendly ® brands. To see the entire Military Friendly® Schools list, view the website at http://militaryfriendly.com/schools/.

 

For more information on ASU-Beebe and programs offered, call (501) 882-3600 or visit the website at www.asub.edu.

Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, the Little Rock Air Force Base, and online, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus. ASU-Beebe is nationally recognized by the Aspen Institute for student success rates. 


Open Registration Day December 15
Published: December 05 2016

New and returning students can take advantage of the Open Registration Day on Thursday, Dec. 15, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Business and Agriculture Building at the Beebe campus. 

Spring classes begin January 17, 2017.  Students are encouraged to register early in order to have a better selection for the classes needed. 

 

Admissions, advising, and financial aid personnel will be available to assist students in completing their registration.

 

During Open Registration, academic advisors from all divisions will be available to help students set their schedule. If students have questions about transfer credits, financial aid, or their bill, representatives from those areas will be available as well. 

 

Students should bring a photo identification. Questions about admissions or financial aid should contact those areas ahead of time. 

Students can enroll to attend classes on any of the four ASU-Beebe campuses, located at Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, Little Rock Air Force Base, and online. 

 

For more information, call 501.882.3600 or visit the ASU-Beebe website at www.asub.edu. 

 

Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, the Little Rock Air Force Base, and online, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus. ASU-Beebe is nationally recognized by the Aspen Institute for student success rates.