Forty-one University of Arkansas - Fort Smith students were recognized for their academic performance during the university’s Academic Excellence Awards dinner April 21.


The awards honor top students from many of the university’s academic programs, with UAFS faculty members submitting nominations for the awards.  


Recipients of this year’s awards and their fields of study are:


Alma: Mercedes Munson, Dental Hygiene.


Barling: Chris Ball, Workforce Leadership; and David Scott, Electrical Engineering.


Beebe: Olivia Bruce, Computer Graphic Technology.


Belgrade, Serbia: Masa Podunavac, Chemistry.


Bella Vista: Austin Avery, Surgical Technology.


Boles: Bridget Herr, Accounting.


Cedarville: Jerry Wing, History; and Angela Stout, English with Teacher Licensure.


Clarksville: Elizabeth Sampley, Theatre.


DeQueen: Miguel Martinez, Criminal Justice.


Fayetteville: Michel LaCrue, Rhetoric and Writing.


Fort Smith: Kenton Arnold, Electronics Technology; Kylie Blazic, Nursing; Rebecca Carolan, Studio Art; Sarah Foster, Early Childhood Education; Joseph Heinrichs, Mathematics; Cassidy Jacobs, Biology; Kerbi Key, Mathematics with Teacher Licensure; Irvin Martinez, Marketing; Taylor Mikles, Mechanical Engineering; Nicollette Milam, Radiography; Ngoc Nguyen, Graphic Design; David Orick, Middle Childhood Education with emphasis in Language Arts and Social Studies; Mark Paschal, Information Technology; David Yates, Animation Technology; and Hillary Yerton, Media Communication.


Huntington: Eric McGriff, Business Administration.


Magazine: Katie Hammonds, Middle Childhood Education with emphasis in Math and Science.


Mena: Amber Grell, Paralegal Studies; and Joel Presson, Applied Science.


Paris: Jessica Ellingberg, Imaging Sciences.


Roland, Okla.: Trenten Foust, Psychology.


Rudy: Jarrod Cluck, Judith Anne Wrappe Art Award.


Spiro, Okla.: Randa Grant, History with Social Studies Teacher Licensure.


Tyler, Texas: John Sturrock, Organizational Leadership.


Van Buren: Karen Barrera-Leon, Finance; Callie Craig, English; Rachel Nye, Music Education; Sarah Ramirez, Spanish with Teacher Licensure; and Susan Terrell, Administrative Professional and Office Technology. 

Article by John Post, Director of Public Information
Date Posted: 
Monday, April 27, 2015
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