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Awards & Recognition
Judd, Gary "Gary" Posted: 12/2/2014 7:46:32 AM
Class of 1992
Gary Judd was invited by EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute) to present two papers dedicated to restarting Japan’s nuclear reactors that have been dormant since an earthquake and tsunami destroyed Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Site. The presentations were given the week of November 3rd thru 7th, 2014 to Engineers and Management from Japan's power companies that operate nuclear plants in Japan. He also toured the Chubu Hamaoko Nuclear Power Station where he observed the initiatives taken to protect the site from a similar tsunami. Gary Judd is a Lead Engineer for Duke Energy based out of Charlotte, NC.
Laster, Gerald "Gerry" Posted: 4/17/2014 10:31:54 AM
Class of 1970

Gerry Laster - Galveston Bay
Gerald "Gerry" Laster, MUED 1970, has been named President of the Yacht Brokers' Association of America, in Annapolis, MD for the term of 2014-15.
Goss (Valentini), Erin "Erin" Posted: 1/10/2014 10:52:27 AM
Class of 9999
Received BSN degree from University of Arkansas - Fort Smith.
Jones, Jared "Jared" Posted: 4/19/2013 7:29:05 PM
Class of 2008
2012-2013 Teacher of the Year for Washington Junior High in Bentonville.
Laster, Gerald "Gerry" Posted: 8/23/2012 4:39:33 PM
Class of 1970
Gerry Laster (MuEd, 1970), was named YACHT BROKER OF THE YEAR, 2011-2012, by the Gulf Coast Yacht Brokers' Association, based in Houston, TX in the Galveston Bay Area. Gerry is Immediate Past President of GCYBA and currently serves as Director on the National Board of the Yacht Brokers' Association of America (YBAA). He is also GM of Texas Coast Yachts, a yacht dealership and brokerage in Clear Lake Shores, TX. and an avid sailor active in local sailing activities and races.
Jones, Jared "Jared" Posted: 6/16/2012 3:27:26 PM
Class of 2008
I was 1 of 20 teachers in the Bentonville School District to be awarded a 21st Century Technology Grant which gives me 30 iPad 2's to use in my band room.
Page, Kris "Kris" Posted: 4/12/2012 11:02:56 PM
Class of 1994
Kristin Gage Page (ELED '92) was awarded Teacher of the Year at Westside Elementary in Rogers, AR for the 2011-2012 school year. Kristin is completing her 7th year as a 4th grade teacher and is involved in many activities outside the classroom such as PTO, Girls on the Run and Boys in Motion.
Wattam (Jones), Patricia "Prissy" Posted: 1/13/2012 12:40:48 PM
Class of 1973

Pat "Prissy" Wattam
Pat "Prissy" Jones Wattam (Mus Ed 1973) was named Realtor of the Year for 2011 by the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors. The award was presented to her during the annual awards and officer installation ceremony held on January 12, 2012. The Realtor of the Year is someone who is not only successful as a Realtor, but who is active on the Board committees as well as state and national levels. Pat has spoken at many national conventions, written articles and is often interviewed for articles in national Realtor publications. She is also President Elect of the Board.
Sharp (Bowles), Elizabeth "Elizabeth" Posted: 5/18/2011 9:32:51 AM
Class of 2004
Elizabeth Bowles Sharp graduated with her Ph.D. in Human Performance (emphasis on Physical Education Pedagogy) from Middle Tennessee State University on May 7, 2011. She also received the Ph.D. Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year award from the Health and Human Performance Department. Sharp will begin her new position in August as Assistant Professor of Kinesiology at Mesa State College in Grand Junction, CO.
Robinson (Bear-Diemer), Katharine "Kat" Posted: 5/8/2011 6:18:13 PM
Class of 1995

Left to right: Richard Davies with the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, Kat Robinson, Paul Robinson, Miss Arkansas Alyse Eady
Kat Robinson (JOUR 95) is the 2011 recipient of the Henry Award for Media Support, given by the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, for her continued reporting on travel and food in and around Arkansas. Kat writes Tie Dye Travels, her personal syndicated blog about her travels in and out of the Natural State -- and Eat Arkansas, the Arkansas Times blog for food lovers. She regularly writes about travel for Arkansas Wild and is a columnist for Serious Eats.

For more information on Kat's recognition, check out this press release:
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