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Eight New Members Join Tech Alumni Board

Eight New Members Join Tech Alumni Board

New Alumni Board Members 2013_Web

Arkansas Tech University has enlisted the volunteer service of eight individuals for service on the Tech Alumni Association Board of Directors for a three-year term from 2013-2015.

“These eight individuals have made a commitment to go above and beyond the normal responsibilities of an alumnus and partner with the university to serve as advocates for Arkansas Tech over the next three years,” said Kelly Davis, director of alumni relations and the Tech Loyalty Fund. “We are appreciative of their willingness to serve in this leadership capacity. With their help, the Arkansas Tech Alumni Association will continue to grow and prosper.”

Those eight alumni are:

• Leila Bean Alston (Class of 1977, Little Rock)
• Susan McIntyre Dunn (Class of 1983, Little Rock)
• Cody T. Hill (Class of 2007, Morrilton)
• Sherry Nordin Polsgrove (Class of 1981, Russellville)
• Dustin M. Parsons (Class of 2010, Benton)
• Justin Price (Class of 2001, Russellville)
• Melissa Owen Steeves (Class of 2007, Rogers)
• Kendall Tabor (Class of 1989, Russellville)

Nominations for the Alumni Board may be made by any alumnus or alumna of Arkansas Tech University.

The Arkansas Tech Office of Alumni Services receives and processes the nominations for review. Deadline for nominations is Sept. 1 of each year. Those nominations are forwarded to a five-person selection committee, which in turn presents no more than eight names for consideration to the vice president for development at Arkansas Tech.

The vice president for development reviews the recommendations and forwards them to the university president, who makes recommendations to the Arkansas Tech Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees completes the process by appointing eight new members each year.

Tabor is the lone returning Tech Alumni Board member from the 2010-12 board membership cycle. John Carter (‘02), Molly Fleming (‘09), Leslie Miller Harris (‘08), Ronda Hawkins (‘92), Ann Irwin (‘83), Steve Pfeifer (‘71) and Angie Wyatt (‘03) completed three-year terms on the Alumni Board in December 2012.

Also serving on the Alumni Board this year are Katherine Nunn Bowden (’54), Sue Chiolino (’68), Brenda Metcalf Hipp (’63), Steve Kesner (’77), Tayler Melton (’10), Todd Sweeden (’76), Jim White (’78), Vickie Yates (’79 & ’89), all of whom will rotate off the board in December 2013; as well as Jim Higgs (’73), Truman Hill (’70), Sarah Beth Phillips (’06), Joshua Ray (’06), Sandy Smith (’86), Matthew White (’06), Cara Hammond Witherspoon (’78) and Jared Wood (’97), whose terms of service expire in December 2014.

Jimmy Rofkahr serves as the Ozark Campus representative on the Arkansas Tech Alumni Association Board of Directors.