Awards & Recognition

Each year ASU-Beebe recognizes members of the Vanguard Community (Faculty, Staff and Students), as well as registered student organizations, who have made significant contributions to ASU-Beebe over the past year. Awards are presented at the annual Vanguard Awards event in April or May each academic year, and recipient names are added to a perpetual plaque permanently displayed in the Dr. Eugene McKay Student Center.

Below you can sort through the different categories of Vanguard Awards recognized by ASU-Beebe for descriptions, recipient history and nomination forms.

Established in 1959, this award is the highest student honor awarded at ASU-Beebe. The Citizenship Award is designated to recognize the outstanding work and impact of one (1) male and one (1) female student which have enhanced the university through service, active involvement and leadership, academic excellence and service as role models for fellow students. The student nominee must be currently enrolled in twelve (12) academic credit hours at ASU-Beebe, have completed thirty (30) academic credit hours at ASU-Beebe, and maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Recipients of the award are considered for selection by the Student Life Awards & Recognition Committee through open nominations from any ASU-Beebe student, faculty or staff member.

This award will be presented in the form of a plaque to the selected individual, at the annual Vanguard Awards event in April or May each academic year, and their names are added to a perpetual plaque permanently displayed in the Dr. Eugene McKay Student Center.

Citizenship Award Nomination Form

Previous Recipients

1959
Doyle Martin
Mary Mason

1960
Robert Bloodworth
Julia Pruitt

1961
Robert Ivy
Linda Wilcox

1962
Jimmie Wakefield
Sarah Mayfield

1963
Jack Henson
Vera Hopper

1964
Howard Watkins
Carolyn Barnes

1965
Larone Smith
Peggy Welch

1966
Jerry Roddy
Judy Gaylor

1967
Phill Hall
Elizabeth Mayfield

1968
Jerry Lacy
Melissa Bauer

1969
Neal Davis
Sharon Prewett

1970
Barry Talley
Ginger Hurst

1971
Thurman Stewart
Janis Carlisle

1972
Danny Newland
Kathy Sullins

1973
Roger Klein
Carlene Wyatt

1974
Barry Farris
Ann Deboer

1975
Randy Busbea
Phyllis Brown

1976
Alan Tatum
Carrie Moore

1977
Randy Pennington
Greg Riley
Sharon Jeffrey

1978
Robert Evans
Jo Tice

1979
Ricky McEuen
Karen Roy

1980
Keith Tomlinson
Donald Ward
Donna Womack

1981
Hank Brockway
Lesia Osborn

1982
Patrick A. Salman
Eva E. Mills

1983
Teresa Harmon
Brent Pickens

1984
Bobby Long
Jeannie Moore

1985
Peggy Dillon
Joe Justin Hodges

1986
Sigrid Long
Barry Wilkes

1987
Gina Staggs
W. H. Caldwell II

1988
Bryan K. Phillips
Donna L. Gouin

1989
Lanelda Caldwell
Daniel Pope

1990
Robert Bollier
Nancy Chlapecka

1991
Sherri Ware
Jimmy Griffith

1992
Deborah Ford
Wayne Neal

1993
Sheila A. Martin
Douglas Harber

1994
Tammy Manville
Gregory D. Freeman

1995
Daniel Hill
Crystal Davis

1996
Karlyn Holloway
Corey Finley

1997
J. Paul Jenkins
Amy Clark

1998
Jeremy Kirkland
Lance Wright
Cynthia Delahunt

1999
Belinda Farris
Betty Morgan
Corey Riddle

2000
Jason Rowland
Myra M. Bell

2001
Kimberly Dunlap
Derek Ladd

2002
Andrea Edwards
Ashlee Fish
Jarrod Smith

2003
Jacob Farris
Rachel Walton

2004
Andy Isom
Misty Stewart

2005
Josh Garner
Brittany Kaufman

2006
Catherine Berry
Josh Pippenger

2007
Nanette Peckman
Christian Shireman

2008
Nancy Barnett
Nicholas Sargent

2009
Paul Barker
Anna Buck

2010
Brandon Fuller
Karly Carter

2011
Cory Tyler
Whitney High

2012
Andrew Scott Ross
Debra Elgen

2013
Nathan Farley
Allison James

2014
Seth Swafford
Charlee Howard

2015
Bailey Moses
Mason Strayhorn

2016
Hope Schueren
Tyler Seale

2017
Kaitlyn Pflugradt
Stew Prosser

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Established in 2000 by the Student Leadership Council (now, Student Government Association ), this award is designated to recognize the outstanding work and impact of a professional staff member who has enhanced the university through their student involvement, leadership and commitment to excellence. The nominee must be in a full time professional position with ASU-Beebe.

Recipients of the award are considered for selection by the Student Government Association through open nominations, facilitated by the Student Life Awards & Recognition Committee, from any ASU-Beebe student, faculty or staff member

This award will be presented in the form of a plaque to the selected individual, at the annual Vanguard Awards event in April or May each academic year, and their names are added to a perpetual plaque permanently displayed in the Dr. Eugene McKay Student Center.

Distinguished Staff Award Nomination Form

Previous Recipients

2000
Dena Prior

2001
Brian Berry

2002
Angie Toddy

2003
Neil Outar

2004
Lawanda Harvey

2005
Cherri Kuchel

2006
Joseph Hooker

2007
Gail Wilkins

2008
Pat Brackett

2009
Kim Voegele

2010
Vickie High

2011
Mark Rolland

2012
Greg Asbury

2013
Andy Isom

2014
Chadley Gray

2015
Frank N. Taylor, II

2016
Addie Banks

2017
Karly Carter

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Established in 2000 by the Student Leadership Council (now, Student Government Association ), this award is designated to recognize the outstanding work and impact of an instructor who has enhanced the university through their student involvement, leadership and commitment to excellence. The nominee may be full time or adjunct faculty with ASU-Beebe.

Recipients of the award are considered for selection by the Student Government Association through open nominations, facilitated by the Student Life Awards & Recognition Committee, from any ASU-Beebe student, faculty or staff member

This award will be presented in the form of a plaque to the selected individual, at the annual Vanguard Awards event in April or May each academic year, and their names are added to a perpetual plaque permanently displayed in the Dr. Eugene McKay Student Center.

Distinguished Faculty Award Nomination Form

Previous Recipients

2000
Barry Farris

2001
Billy Powell

2002
Chuck Wisdom

2003
Dr. Qifang He

2004
Michael Kelly

2005
Jerry Sites

2006
Chuck Wisdom

2007
Lisa Bryant

2008
Roger Moore

2009
Phil Petray

2010
Billy Powell

2011
Leslie Thurman

2012
Michael Kelly

2013
Leslie Thurman

2014
Cheryl Cherry

2015
David Jones

2016
Ken Barton

2017
Tonia Spradlin

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This award is designated to recognize the outstanding work and impact of one (1) male and one (1) female first-year student which have enhanced the university through their student involvement, leadership and commitment to excellence. The student nominee must be currently enrolled in twelve (12) academic credit hours at ASU-Beebe, have completed twelve (12) academic credit hours at ASU-Beebe, and maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Recipients of the award are considered for selection by the Student Life Awards & Recognition Committee through open nominations from any ASU-Beebe student, faculty or staff member.

This award will be presented in the form of a plaque to the selected individual, at the annual Vanguard Awards event in April or May each academic year, and their names are added to a perpetual plaque permanently displayed in the Dr. Eugene McKay Student Center.

Outstanding First-Year Student Award Nomination Form

Previous Recipients

2018

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Established in 2018, this award is designated to recognize the outstanding work and impact of one (1) male and one (1) female nontraditional student who have enhanced the university through their student involvement, leadership and commitment to excellence. The student nominee must be currently enrolled in twelve (12) academic credit hours at ASU-Beebe, maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and one (1) of the following: age 25 and over; married; a partnered or single parent; and/or a veteran.

Recipients of the award are considered for selection by the Student Life Awards & Recognition Committee through open nominations from any ASU-Beebe student, faculty or staff member.

This award will be presented in the form of a plaque to the selected individual, at the annual Vanguard Awards event in April or May each academic year, and their names are added to a perpetual plaque permanently displayed in the Dr. Eugene McKay Student Center.

Outstanding Nontraditional Student Award Nomination Form

Previous Recipients

2018

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This award is designated to recognize one (1) male and one (1) female student from each academic division for outstanding academic success and leadership in their field of study at ASU-Beebe within their respective academic division. The student nominee must be currently enrolled in twelve (12) academic credit hours at ASU-Beebe and seeking a degree within the respective academic division.

Recipients of the award are considered for selection by the dean of the respective academic division through open nominations from any ASU-Beebe faculty or staff member in that division.

This award will be presented in the form of a plaque to the selected individual, at the annual Vanguard Awards event in April or May each academic year. 

Outstanding Academic Student Award Nomination Form

Previous Recipients

Division of Education & Social Sciences

2002

2015
Suzanna Scroggins
Amy Whitfield 

2016
Ashley Gentry
Charles Holloway

2017
Marley Cash-Powell
Daniel Rowe

Division of English & Fine Arts

2002

2015
Luke Bush
Kayla Roy

2016
Michaela Farmer
Wesley Norvell

2017
Patricia Brown
Sayward Poertner
Jose Ross

In the 2017-18 academic year, the Divisions of Education & Social Sciences and English & Fine Arts were merged into the Division of Arts & Humanities overseen by an academic Dean.

Division of Arts & Humanities

2018

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This award is designated to recognize one (1) male and one (1) female student from each academic division for outstanding academic success and leadership in their field of study at ASU-Beebe within their respective academic division. The student nominee must be currently enrolled in twelve (12) academic credit hours at ASU-Beebe and seeking a degree within the respective academic division.

Recipients of the award are considered for selection by the dean of the respective academic division through open nominations from any ASU-Beebe faculty or staff member in that division.

This award will be presented in the form of a plaque to the selected individual, at the annual Vanguard Awards event in April or May each academic year. 

Outstanding Academic Student Award Nomination Form

Previous Recipients

Division of Business & Agriculture

2002

2015
Hunter Plante
Laci Rios 

2016
Adrienne McNally
William Ruiz 

2017
Holly Hedgepeth
Madison Powell

Division of Mathematics & Science

2002

2015
Mary Ann McAllen
William Tremaine

2016
Cynthia Cutler
Allison Warner

2017
Patrick Dunlap
Rachel Huggins

In the 2017-18 academic year, the Divisions of Business & Agriculture and Mathematics & Science were merged into one Division of Business, Math & Science overseen by an academic Dean.

Division of Business, Math & Science

2018

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This award is designated to recognize one (1) male and one (1) female student from each academic division for outstanding academic success and leadership in their field of study at ASU-Beebe within their respective academic division. The student nominee must be currently enrolled in twelve (12) academic credit hours at ASU-Beebe and seeking a degree within the respective academic division.

Recipients of the award are considered for selection by the dean of the respective academic division through open nominations from any ASU-Beebe faculty or staff member in that division.

This award will be presented in the form of a plaque to the selected individual, at the annual Vanguard Awards event in April or May each academic year. 

Outstanding Academic Student Award Nomination Form

Previous Recipients

Division of Advanced Technology & Allied Health

2002

2015
Samantha Gallaway
Hunter Nash

2016
Kelly Caples
Kristin Crawford

2017
Jason Milton
Jamie Webb

Division of Occupational Technology

2002

2015
Andrew McVey
Jason Stacy

2016
Chandler Cromwell
Terry Taykowski

2017
Greg Hooper
Ethan Ragland

In the 2017-18 academic year, the Divisions of Advanced Technology & Allied Health and Occupational Technology were merged into the Division of Career Education overseen by an academic Dean.

Division of Career Education

2018

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This award is designated to recognize an officially recognized student organization (RSO) both on campus in terms of sponsoring activities open to fellow students, as well as working with community partners on service projects. In addition to these two criteria, student groups should demonstrate that their activities, rather than the work of one or two very active individuals, involve many group members in collaboration. Campus involvement, community service, and teamwork define what we consider an outstanding student organization.

The recipient RSO of the award is considered for selection by the Student Life Awards & Recognition Committee through open nominations from any ASU-Beebe student, faculty or staff member.

This award will be presented in the form of a plaque to the selected RSO, at the annual Vanguard Awards event in April or May each academic year, and the RSO title added to a perpetual plaque permanently displayed in the Dr. Eugene McKay Student Center.

Outstanding Student Organization Award Nomination Form

Previous Recipients

2018 

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