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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