ASUB Recognizes Employees for Valued Years of Service

ASU-Beebe celebrated its valuable employees with an Employee Appreciation luncheon for faculty and staff on Friday, May 10 at the Dr. Eugene McKay Student Center on the Beebe campus.

May 24, 2019

Teddy Davis

Teddy Davis receives award from Dr. Jennifer Methvin for 35 years of service. 

Kathy Ward

Kathy Ward receives award from Dr. Jennifer Methvin for 35 years of service. 


A group of 63 members of the ASU-Beebe faculty and staff were recognized for years of service to the institution’s various campuses located at Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy and the Little Rock Air Force Base.  Additionally, 10 employees were recognized for service as they transition to retirement.

ASU-Beebe Chancellor Dr. Jennifer Methvin said, “Among ASU-Beebe employees, we have 119 people who have served for 10 or more years. That means 41% of our employees have been with us a decade or more. This unique dedication is another way ASU-Beebe employees stand out among their peers.”

ASU-Beebe Chancellor Dr. Jennifer Methvin presented certificates and pins to employees for their years of service to the university. 

Presented in five-year service increments, the highest honor was given to two employees for 35 years of service – Teddy Davis and Kathy Ward.

Those honored for 30 years of service were John Reed, Cheryl Cherry, Keith Foster, Jerry Thompson and Debbie Thompson. 

Those honored for 25 years of service were Tonia Spradlin and Stephen Knapp.

Those honored for 20 years of service were Susan Barnes, James Brent, Brenda Cornett, Suzanne Lindsey, Roger Moore, and Linda Yelder.                           

Those honored for 15 years of service were Jimmy Boyd, Lisa Bryant, James Casey, Amber Dunn, Elaine Padgett, John McCastlain, Heather Stogner and Tonya Tucker.

Those honored for 10 years of service were Timothy Bartlett, Sarah Beadle, Brent Bristow, Al Brucks, Kristie Coley, Susan Collie, Bob Counts, Cathy Crymes, Saudia Curtis, Rikky Free, Kraig Magby, J.J. Martin, Tammye Martin, Tisha Marzewski, James McMahan, Larry Ranney, Matthew Rhoads, Amanda Barton-Smith, James Stevens, Lee Wallace and Alison West.                         

Those honored for 5 years of service were Monique Bingham, Patti Carson, Linda Gatti-Clark, Meredith Gordon, JoAnn Haustein, Lisa Jones, Hunter Keller, Ralph McMenamin, Cody McMichael, Russell Miller, Christina Parsons, Franchesca Pickens, Dean Querry, Leslie Shults, Eddie Supratman, Shawn Taillon, Jennifer Tippitt, Linda Vaughan and Jodi Whitehurst.        

Chancellor Methvin presented plaques to 10 faculty and staff members who retired during this year. Assisting Dr. Methvin were Dr. Eugene McKay, chancellor emeritus, and Don Harlan, retired vice chancellor for the Searcy campus, as well as David Mayes, Wade Fincher, Preston Haynie, Robin Hayes, and Roger Moore. Those honored included: Lee Selvidge with 11 years of service, Nancy Shefflette with 18 years of service, Susan Barnes with 20 years of service, Rhonda Durham with 20 years of service, Carl Harvey with 20 years of service, Debra Thompson with 29 years of service, Burnis Rouse with 30 years of service, Bob Mitchum with 31 years of service, Sharon Been with 37 years of service and Preston Haynie with 37 years of service.

For more information about ASU-Beebe and its programs, call (501) 882-8860, or visit the ASU-Beebe website at

Founded in 1927, 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.

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