James married his wife, Danielle, on December 13, 2014 and in October 2015 James was hired by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Savannah, GA District Headquarters as a Geologist. Also, in June 2016, James retired from the U.S. Army Reserves Engineer Corps after 27 years of service at the rank of Major.
In May 2017 after the passing the National ASBOG Exam, James became a registered Professional Geologist in the state of Georgia.
Kirsten Boyd Banks (Accounting 2010) and Michael Banks (General Studies 2010) announce the birth of their daughter, Addie Leigh Banks. She was born on 11/8/2016. She weighed 8 lbs 4 ozs. They live in Conway.
Kelsey Boyd Cox (Speech Communications 2008) and Jerome Cox (Physics 2005) announce the birth of their son, Miles Wesley Cox. He was born on 4/28/2016. He weighed 9 lbs. Miles has a brother, Cameron Eli Cox. They live in Springdale.
Dance Production: Design & Technology
Jeromy Hopgood '00, recently published his second book, "Dance Production: Design and Technology" through Routledge Press. The book introduces readers to the skills needed to plan, design, and execute the technical aspects of a dance production. Its unique approach is to blend together the worlds of dance and theatrical production into one convenient package. This one-of-a-kind book approaches the process of staging a dance production from a balanced perspective, making it an essential resource for dancers and designers alike.
Bridging the gap between theatrical and dance design, the book includes a quick reference guide for
theatrical and dance terminology, useful in giving dancers and designers a common working vocabulary that will ensure productive communication across the different fields.
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Gerry Laster (MuEd, 1970), was named YACHT BROKER OF THE YEAR, 2011-2012, by the Gulf Coast Yacht Brokers' Association (GCYBA), based in Houston, TX in the Galveston Bay Area. Gerry is Immediate Past President of GCYBA, Past President of the (National) Yacht Brokers' Association of America (YBAA) and has served as Director on the Board of YBAA, the Certification Advisory Council, and Sail America. He has also been a founder and GM of a yacht dealership and brokerage in Clear Lake Shores, TX. Currently an Area Sales Manager focused on financing in the Marine Industry, he remains an avid sailor, moving into semi-retirement and progressive relocation back to Arkansas over the past year.
Fall Class of 2013:
Nathanael was accepted to teach part-time at North Arkansas college as the engineering graphics instructor, while working full-time and going to classes full-time.
Nathanael & Jessica Smith
Marriage of Nathanael Smith to Jessica Peters (now Smith) on September 2nd, 2016.
Met through Arkansas Tech, and graduated the same year (one spring of '13, one fall of '13). Became friends for 3-4 years, before dating for over 2 years, before getting engaged in February of '16. They now live in Harrison, AR, where Nathanael is a graphic designer at a sign company, part time teacher at North Arkansas College, and full-time student pursuing his welding certification. Jessica works full-time as a trucking warranty company.
Brianna Risinger married Brett Arrington on September 12, 2015.
Paul Zimmerman (Engineering'04) and Morgan (Timmerman) Zimmerman (Journalism '06) welcomed a baby girl, Margo Louise Zimmerman, in September 2015.
Appointed as the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at Boise State University.
Bret Hendricks (Ag Business 2006) and Jill Hendricks (ECED 2002 and CSP 2006)welcomed their second child, Hallie Jo Hendricks, on March 21, 2016.
Daniel and Amber (McCombs) Holtz welcomed a baby girl, Liv Holtz, at 12:23pm on May 17th. Weighing 7lbs 8oz and 20.5 inches long.
NWA Business Journal Fast 15
Chris Brown has been named to the NWA Business Journal’s Fast 15 list for 2016. This distinction is for professionals in their 20’s who are on the fast track to success. This small and exclusive group of individuals must show they have made a significant impact on their companies and on their communities, as well as showing the potential to be a leader in business or politics in the near future.
Completed Doctorate of Education with an emphasis in School Leadership from Arkansas State University. Research topic: Trends in Homeschooling
hired as Assistant Professor of Elementary and Secondary Education at Marshall University and serve as Program Coordinator for the School Library Media Program
Visiting Two Rivers HS with a few Dean's Leadership Students
Became the new Coordinator of Student Engagement for the ATU College of Business January 1, 2016!
Angela (Sidler) Sartori (ECON '04) and husband, Matthew welcomed a daughter, Catherine Rosemarie, on March 22, 2016. She joins big brother, Gerard. They live in Alabama.
Timothy Ralston (Graphic Design 2007) and Lindsey Newcom Ralston (Early Childhood Education 2008) would like to announce the birth of their son, Wolfgang Amadeus, born at home on March 1st. He was welcomed by his big sister, Georgiana Irene (3).
Stephen C. Rogers (M.S. CSP '07) and Maria Castillo were married on April 16, 2016. Stephen is the Coordinator of Programs for New Students at Collin College in Plano, Texas.
Joshua (BA-'02) was hired as an Assistant Band Director at Northside High School and Darby Jr. High in Fort Smith. He returns to Arkansas with his wife, Jenny, and daughter, Lily, after being in Dayton, OH for the past 13 years.
Becky (Peden) Warren (Class of 2010) and husband, Derek, welcomed baby girl, Kay Morgan, on March 6, 2015 weighing 8 lbs 11.2 oz and 20.5 inches long.