May 1, 2019
Chancellor Dr. Jennifer Methvin (far right) presented the ASU-Beebe Citizenship Award to Kristopher Johnson and Ashton Warner at the ASU-Beebe Student Awards Dinner held April 30.
ASUB Chancellor Dr. Jennifer Methvin is pictured with Student Government Association elected officers for 2019-2020 President-elect Matthew Sparks, Treasurer-elect Travis Socia and Student Activities Council Chair-elect Tyler Jones.
Students awards are presented for leadership and outstanding achievement, with the most prestigious of these being the annual Citizenship Award. In addition to students, one faculty and one staff member were also recognized with distinguished service awards.
The most prestigious student award presented by ASU-Beebe is the Citizenship Award. It is based on overall academic and leadership qualities. This year’s award was presented to Ashton Warner of Beebe, who is pursuing a degree in Associate of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences; and Kristopher Johnson of North Little Rock, who is seeking an Associate of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences degree. This award has been presented annually to exceptional students since 1959.
Additionally, Dr. David Jones, professor of English in the Division of Arts and Humanities, was recognized with the SGA Outstanding Faculty Award; and Andrea Cole, development officer/major gifts, received the SGA Outstanding Staff Award.
Another highlight was the announcement of 26 ASU-Beebe students who received transfer scholarships to continue their college degree plans at area four-year institutions including: Arkansas State, Arkansas Tech University, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the University of Central Arkansas.
Six graduating students who have demonstrated community service and academic excellence, were recognized as Leadership Scholars. Those recipients were: Journey Jennings, Camira Montgomery, Christian Juarez, Sarah Turner, Ashton Warner and Hannah Weaver.
Outstanding First-Year Student award was presented to Kara McBrayer of Cabot, pursuing a degree in Associate of Science in Business; and Matthew Sparks of Austin, who is seeking an Associate of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences degree.
The Outstanding Nontraditional Student award was presented to April Picou of Beebe, who is pursuing an Associate of Science in Business degree, and Jeremy Backus of Judsonia, who is seeking an Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts degree.
Awards were also presented in each of the academic divisions: Dr. Jason Goodner, dean of the Arts and Humanities Division, presented the Outstanding Academic Student award for the division to Sarah Turner of Little Rock, who is seeking an Associate of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences degree; and Noah Kidd of Searcy, who is pursuing an Associate of Fine Arts degree.
Dr. Richard Counts, interim dean of the Math and Science Division, presented the Outstanding Academic Student award for the division to Sarah Turner of Little Rock, who is seeking an Associate of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences degree; and John Smith of Vilonia, who is pursuing an Associate of Science in Health Sciences degree.
Leonard Mesa, interim dean of the Business & Career Education Division, presented the Outstanding Academic Student Award for the division to Rachel Mattock of Marshall, who is seeking an Associate of Applied Science in General Technology degree; and William Adams of Beebe, who is seeking a degree in Associate of Applied Science in Computer Systems and Networking Technology.
Lindsey Reynolds, campus relations coordinator for the Heber Springs campus, presented the Outstanding Heber Springs Student Award to Sara Davis of Heber Springs, who is pursuing a degree in Associate of Science Liberal Arts and Sciences; and Dustin Mullens of Heber Springs, who is seeking a degree in Associate of Science in Business.
LaShanda Owens, Searcy campus manager, presented the Outstanding Searcy Student Award to Kaitlyn Lawrence of Blytheville, who is seeking a certificate in Practical Nursing; and Chris Thompson of Searcy, who is seeking a degree in Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Technology.
The Outstanding Student Organization Award was presented to the ASUB Publishing Studio, publisher of the Uncharted literary and art magazine.
At the conclusion of the program, Student Government Association officers accepted the oath of office from ASUB Chancellor Dr. Jennifer Methvin. Those elected to serve in the 2019-2020 academic year were President-elect Matthew Sparks of Austin, Treasurer-elect Travis Socia of Cabot and Student Activities Council Chair-elect Tyler Jones of Beebe.
For more information about ASU-Beebe and its programs, call (501) 882-3600, or visit the ASU-Beebe website at www.asub.edu
Founded in 1927, Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System. With campuses located at Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, Little Rock Air Force Base and online, the university offers associate degrees, certificates and non-credit training for business and industry.