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.