Students Receive Foundation Scholarships
Published: August 22 2014

Several students were recently awarded privately funded foundation

scholarships to attend Arkansas State University-Beebe, with campuses located at Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and the Little Rock Air Force Base.

 

 

 

Maria De Jesus Alba of Mabelvale has been awarded the Dr. Ruth

Couch Endowment Scholarship.  Alba is a freshman seeking an Associate of Applied Science in Health Sciences. The scholarship pays $500 for the Fall 2014 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.

 

 

Alexandra Bradley of Shirley has been awarded the R.V. Powell

Scholarship. Bradley is a freshman seeking an Associate of Science in Agriculture with an emphasis in agriculture business. The scholarship pays $200 for the Fall 2014 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 freshmen 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.

 

 

 

Asa Brooke of Beebe has been awarded the Development Council

Endowment Scholarship. Brooke is a freshman seeking an Associate of Arts in Fine Arts with an emphasis in theater. The scholarship pays $500 for the Fall

2014 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.

 

 

 

Lynsey Ferrell of Guy has been awarded the Eoff Family

 

Scholarship. Ferrell is a freshman seeking an Associate of Applied Science in

Hospitality Administration. The scholarship pays $1,116 for the Fall 2014

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.

 

 

 

Austin Foot of DeValls Bluff has been awarded the Larry Sims

 

Agricultural Scholarship. Foot is a freshman seeking an Associate of Science in

Agriculture with an emphasis in agriculture business. The scholarship pays $250

for the Fall 2014 semester. The scholarship was established by Marcia 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. 

 

 

 

Ashley Gibson of Beebe has been awarded the Spradlin Family

 

Scholarship. Gibson is a freshman seeking an Associate of General Studies. The scholarship

pays $625 for the Fall 2014 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.

 

 

 

Robyn Gregory of White Hall has been awarded the James and Wilma

 

Beard Scholarship. Gregory is a freshman seeking an Associate of Applied

Science in Veterinary Technology. The scholarship pays $500 for the Fall 2014

semester. The scholarship was given by the late Wilma Beard in memory of

her husband, James Beard. Wilma Beard was a long-time chair of the English and

Fine Arts Division.  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.

 

 

 

Clayton R. Hanna of Augusta has been awarded the Denver and Ruby

 

Nettles Scholarship. Hanna is a freshman, seeking an Associate of General

Studies. The scholarship pays $200 for the Fall 2014 semester. The Denver and

Ruby Nettles scholarship is a memorial scholarship, established in memory of

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.

 

 

 

Randi Hartwick of Quitman has been awarded the R.V. Powell

 

Scholarship. Hartwick is a freshman seeking an Associate of Science in

Agriculture with an emphasis in agriculture education. The scholarship pays

$200 for the Fall 2014 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 freshmen 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.

 

 

 

Marcus Hunter of Lonoke has been awarded the Development Council

 

Endowment Scholarship. Hunter is a freshman seeking an Associate of Arts in

Fine Arts with an emphasis in graphic design. The scholarship pays $500 for the

Fall 2014 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.

 

 

 

Sarah Irwin of Heber Springs has been awarded the England

 

Challenge Scholarship. Irwin is seeking an Associate of Arts in Teaching with

an emphasis in early childhood education. 

The scholarship pays $350 for the Fall 2014 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.

 

 

 

Jessica Jongekryg of Beebe has been awarded the Shurley Family

 

Scholarship. Jongekryg is a freshman seeking an Associate of Arts in Teaching

with an emphasis in early childhood education. The scholarship pays $750 for

the Fall 2014 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.

 

 

 

Mattye K. Martin of Judsonia has been awarded the Denver and Ruby

 

Nettles Scholarship. Martin is a freshman, seeking an Associate of Arts. The

scholarship pays $200 for the Fall 2014 semester. The Denver and Ruby Nettles

scholarship is a memorial scholarship, established in memory of 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.

 

 

 

Brooke A. Murray of Cabot has been awarded the E. H.  and Ruth Abington

 

Scholarship.  Murray is a sophomore seeking an Associate of

Applied Science in Criminal Justice. The scholarship pays $250 for the Fall

2014 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.

 

 

 

Madison Nichols of Augusta has been awarded the Denver and Ruby

 

Nettles Scholarship. Nichols is a freshman, seeking an Associate of Science in

Agriculture with an emphasis in agriculture business. The scholarship pays $200

for the Fall 2014 semester. The Denver and Ruby Nettles scholarship is a

memorial scholarship, established in memory of 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.

 

 

 

Kristen Portale of Jacksonville has been awarded the Doris Sue

 

Waddle-Whittaker Scholarship. Portale is a freshman seeking an Associate of Applied

Science in General Technology with an emphasis in practical nursing. The

scholarship pays $300 for the Fall 2014 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.

 

 

 

Collin Powell of Ward has been awarded the Development Council

 

Endowment Scholarship. Powell is a freshman seeking an Associate of Arts. The

scholarship pays $500 for the Fall 2014 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.

 

 

 

Jon Rossbach of Cabot has been awarded the Development Council

 

Endowment Scholarship. Rossbach is a freshman seeking an Associate of Applied

Science in Criminal Justice. The scholarship pays $500 for the Fall 2014

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.

 

 

 

Cody Salmon of Harrison has been awarded the R.V. Powell

 

Scholarship. Salmon is a freshman seeking an Associate of Science in

Agriculture with an emphasis in animal science. The scholarship pays $200 for

the Fall 2014 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 freshmen 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.

 

 

 

Brittany A. Swears of Carlisle has been awarded the W. H. Owen Jr.

 

Memorial Scholarship. Swears is a freshman seeking an Associate of Applied

Science in Health Sciences. The scholarship pays $400 for the Fall 2014

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.

 

 

 

Dustin Trammell of Quitman has been awarded the James and Wilma

 

Beard Scholarship. Trammell is a freshman seeking an Associate of Science in

Business. The scholarship pays $250 for the Fall 2014 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.

 

 

 

Richard D. Turner of Austin has been awarded the James and Wilma

 

Beard Scholarship. Turner is seeking an Associate of Science in Business. The

scholarship pays $500 for the Fall 2014 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.

 

 

 

Amy Whitfield of Ward has been awarded the Sharae Elizabeth Jones

 

Memorial Scholarship. Whitfield is a freshman seeking an Associate of Arts in

Teaching, specializing in early childhood education. The scholarship pays

$1,116 for the Fall 2014 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.

 

 

 

“ASU-Beebe is very proud of our scholarship recipients,” said Dr.

 

Keith Pinchback, vice chancellor for Institutional Advancement. “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.

 

 

 

Arkansas State

 

University-Beebe is a regional state university that is an operationally

separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System. 

With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and Little Rock Air

Force Base, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and

non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also

collaborates with A-State at Jonesboro to offer baccalaureate and graduate

degrees on the Beebe campus.



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