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.
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.