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Vanguard Traveling Award Presentation
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. 




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.