Dr. Ed and Lucretia Coulter Endow Performing Arts Series Show with Gift of Stock from Integrity First Bank

Mountain Home, AR — Arkansas State University – Mountain Home (ASUMH) received a gift of stock valued at more than $200,000 from Dr. Ed and Lucretia Coulter on May 2, 2019, to establish the Ed and Lucretia Coulter Performing Arts Endowment. The endowment is designated for a holiday/fall seasonal show as a part of the Performing Arts Series at ASUMH.

The stock, transferred at the sale of Integrity First Bank to Stuttgart’s Farmers & Merchants Bank, is in recognition of the involvement of the former First National Bank and Trust in the development of the initial footprint of the campus and the Performing Arts Series at ASUMH by ASUMH’s founding Chancellor and his wife.

“This gift is our way of saying thank you for the support of First National Bank, Integrity First Bank, and others in the community who have been so instrumental in the creation of the university and of the performing arts series that Lucretia and I both love so much,” said Coulter. “We decided to make our gift by donating stock from Integrity First Bank – originally First National Bank.  First National Bank was extremely involved in creating the initial campus by endowing a building and that support has continued through the years in a number of ways, including the performing arts.”

In 1997, First National Bank and Trust Co. pledged $500,000 to endow one of the four buildings on the college’s new campus.  Throughout the years, they have supported the institution through scholarships and sponsorships, including an inaugural season performance of the Arkansas Symphony in the newly constructed Vada Sheid Community Development Center in 2010.

“Lucretia and I want to be a part of making sure the performing arts keep going.”  The Coulters have enjoyed seeing the performing arts council develop from a small group of dedicated arts enthusiasts and volunteers when the Vada Sheid Community Development Center opened in 2010.  As Chancellor, Coulter appointed the members and the council has set the programming for the series for the past nine seasons.  “We are so proud of the continued leadership of Chancellor Dr. Robin Myers, and of director Christy Keirn and the Performing Arts Council’s programming and the success of the series,” said Dr. Ed Coulter, Chancellor Emeritus of ASUMH.

“I am passionate about the performing arts,” added Lucretia.  “I’m ecstatic that we have the Ed Coulter Performing Arts Center here on the ASUMH campus, and that it provides all types of programs for our community to enjoy.”  The 824-seat Ed Coulter Performing Arts Center is located inside the Vada Sheid Community Development Center.

The Coulter name is synonymous with another family name on the campus of ASUMH.  Dr. Coulter’s first wife, Fran, who died in 2004, was the daughter of J.D. and Allena Dryer.  “The Dryers were one of the true pioneer families of this area,” added Coulter.  “J.D. was a founding board member of First National Bank and Trust.”  The ASUMH campus was also blessed with the construction of Dryer Hall in honor of J.D. and Allena at the campus opening in 2000. Fran was a history professor at ASUMH and the Fran Coulter Honors Program bears her name.

“This is an incredible gift to ASUMH and we are so grateful for Ed and Lucretia’s support of the faculty, staff and students on this campus and the larger community that enjoys the arts. The names and institutions this gift represents are truly special to ASUMH,” said Dr. Robin Myers, Chancellor of ASUMH.  “The Coulter and Dryer families are synonymous with education in Mountain Home. Integrity First Bank and First National Bank and Trust certainly are, as well. With this significant gift, both Ed and Lucretia Coulter will be remembered forever as true patrons of the arts here in Mountain Home. We are grateful for the Coulters’ gift that will enhance the performing arts series at ASUMH for years to come.”

Photo Attached:  Christy Keirn, Director of Communications and Institutional Advancement at ASUMH; Dr. Ed Coulter, Chancellor Emeritus at ASUMH; Lucretia Coulter; Dr. Robin Myers, Chancellor of ASUMH; Mollie Morgan, Development Officer at ASUMH

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Two ASUMH teams to fish Carhartt Bassmaster College Series this weekend

ASUMH is very proud to announce that will be joining more than 240 collegiate fishing teams with two teams in the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series bass fishing tournament this week in Mountain Home!

The tournament will take place April 25-27 on Bull Shoals Lake. “This is the first time ASUMH has entered into a collegiate sports event. ASUMH’s participation in college bass fishing is long overdue, so we are very excited to make this announcement,” said Matt Klinger, sponsor and coach.

The tournament take-off will be at the Bull Shoals Boat Dock at 6:30 AM. The teams will arrive back at the dock for weigh-ins at 2:30 PM.  A high school tournament is also scheduled on Norfork Lake on Sunday.

“The Carhartt Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops gives college anglers a platform for competing with their peers in a national setting. Anglers can compete in one of five regionals and in a Wild Card tournament for the opportunity to advance to the national championship. From there, one college angler earns a coveted berth in bass fishing’s biggest tournament, the Bassmaster Classic,” according to the Bassmaster website.

For more information, contact: Matt Klinger, PE Instructor/Intramural Coordinator for Arkansas State University – Mountain Home, at (phone) 870-508-6363 or mklinger@asumh.edu.  Bassmaster tournament  info is available at: https://www.bassmaster.com/college-bass-fishing

Photo:  (Left to right) Cheston Jones of Mountain Home, AR; Addison Mahan of Mountain Home, AR; Colton Shipman of Oakland, AR; and Christopher Burkhart of Mountain Home, AR

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Ready 2 Weld Class Beginning at ASUMH Technical Center

Ready 2 Weld

June 3-28, 2019

8:00 – 5:00 Monday – Friday

 

In just one month you can:

• Develop intermediate gas metal arc welding skills

• Become confident welding aluminum

• Gain work-ready skills in demand by local industry

FREE to those who qualify for the Arkansas Workforce Challenge Grant*

 

Get started by:

  1. Completing the ASUMH Workforce Training registration form available at the ASUMH Technical Center or by contacting one of the people below.
  2. Complete the Arkansas Workforce Challenge Grant application at scholarships.adhe.edu

 

VISIT THE ASUMH TECHNICAL CENTER TO REGISTER AND APPLY FOR THE CHALLENGE GRANT!

*Includes personal protective equipment and all supplies needed for the course. Cost is $800 for students who do not apply for or qualify for the Challenge Grant.

Contact:  Ashley Stokes, (870) 508-6358 or astokes@asumh.edu; Janel Cotter, (870) 508-6133 or jcotter@asumh.edu; Peggy Spiegel, (870) 508-6106 or pspiegel@asumh.edu

ASUMH Student to Present APEX Lecture on April 24-25

“Neurodiversity in the Rural Community College”

Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (ASUMH) student Abe Unwer will present the APEX Fellowship lecture on April 24 and 25 in the McMullin Lecture Hall in Dryer Hall on the ASUMH campus.

The presentation schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, April 24: 12-1 p.m. in McMullin Lecture Hall

Thursday, April 25: 6-7:30 p.m. in McMullin Lecture Hall (Reception to Follow)

The goal of the Apex Fellowship is for an ASUMH student, in collaboration with an ASUMH faculty member, to pursue and research a subject of inquiry, evaluate the subject’s significance, create a project reflecting the scholarship, and share the experience with ASUMH and the Mountain Home community through a lecture series.

The theme of the lecture will be “Neurodiversity in the Rural Community College” by Abe Unwer. The presentation will focus on the three most prevalent conditions of neurodiversty found in community college populations: Dyslexia, Asperger’s Syndrome, and ADHD.

Neurodiversity is defined as a normal variation in the human population of brain traits and characteristics.

Examining the historical misconceptions of these conditions will provide a contextual relationship to current knowledge. The culmination of action-ready, literature-driven data provides strategies to improve identification, educational opportunities, and community inclusion of neurodiverse students.

Dr. Cynthia Crisel, associate professor of Psychology at ASUMH, will join Unwer at the lecture to offer context and perspective on his research.

Unwer has struggled with dyslexia throughout his life.  Despite the challenges, he has excelled in college, serving as

  • Student representative to Higher Learning Commission
  • Student representative for ASUMH SWOT analysis
  • President of Beta-Iota-Epsilon chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
  • ASUMH outstanding academic achiever in Psychology in 2017
  • Member of Student Government
  • EMS Club
  • Student Representative of ASUMH Diversity Committee
  • 2019-2010 Regional Eastern President of Arkansas-Oklahoma Region of PTK

Unwer’s interest in neurodiversity identification, education, and inclusion was ignited by information offered within a 2017 psychology course as well as his personal experiences as a neurodiverse student.

He is currently pursuing an Associate of Arts degree at ASUMH and will graduate in May before beginning a progression of steps leading to becoming a medical doctor specializing in emergency surgery.

Cynthia Crisel serves as assistant professor of Psychology at ASUMH. She is a qualitative research scientist whose interests lie in transformational studies and human potential.  She holds a PhD from the California Institute of Integral Studies, a MA degree from Goddard College in Vermont, MA; and a BS from ASU-Jonesboro.

Tickets are not required for the APEX Lecture and there is no admission charge.  For more information, contact ASUMH at 870-508-6100.

Photo attached:  (left to right) Dr. Cynthia Crisel and Abe Unwer

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ASUMH 3rd Annual Truck Party to be held Thursday, March 7

Arkansas State University-Mountain Home’s third annual Truck Party will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2019. The event benefits the ASUMH Foundation and will feature live entertainment, a fajita buffet, and great prizes given throughout the night. Proceeds from the Truck Party will be used to assist the college’s Ed Coulter Student Emergency Fund and the general scholarship fund.

The party will begin promptly at 6 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. in the McClure Convention Center in the Vada Sheid Community Development Center at ASUMH.  Every ticket holder will be issued a number corresponding to a numbered ping pong ball. More than 30 prizes will be awarded to the winning numbers drawn, and everyone will be eligible for the grand prize – a 2000 Dodge Dakota, 4-wheel drive, donated by Yelcot Communications.  The truck was painted by Pirate Nation Customs and is outfitted with a camper and gear rack, including a coordinating kayak.

Tickets for the event are $60 per person. Businesses and individuals giving gifts valued at $500 or more are considered major donors and will receive two complimentary admission tickets. All donors receive wonderful publicity throughout the event.

Tickets are available in person at the Vada Sheid Community Development Center, or by calling (870) 508-6280.  Visit www.asumh.edu/truckparty for an updated list of prizes or to purchase tickets.

Photo attached left to right:  Christy Keirn and Nickey Robbins of ASUMH with the donated truck and Clint Czeschin and Phillip Frame of Yelcot Communications

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ASUMH Scholarship Fair

Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (ASUMH) would like to invite the public to a Scholarship Fair on March 4, 2019, from 2 pm until 6 pm at the Vada Sheid Community Development Center’s McClure Convention Center.  This event is free and open to the public.  It will be a drop-in event so that people may come and go as they would like.  There will be 25+ scholarship representatives in attendance.  A representative from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education will be in attendance to answer questions regarding the state scholarships.

Event Highlights:

  • Refreshments will be served
  • A photo booth (for professional and fun photos)
  • A drawing for two $500.00scholarships
  • A computer lab will be set up with volunteers to assist students withscholarship essay and resume writing
  • ASUMH Financial Aid staff will be on hand to assist with FAFSA questions and assistance with completion of the FAFSA
  • ASUMH admissions representatives and advisors will be in attendance to assist students who are ready to be admitted and registered.

Suggested documents (not required for the event):

  • College Transcripts
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • List of Accomplishments and activities in the school and the community
  • 2017 Student and Parent (if applicable) Tax Returns

Suggested documents for High School Seniors (not required for the event):

  • ACT Scores
  • Shot Records
  • High School Transcript
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • List of accomplishments and activities in the school and the community
  • 2017 Student and Parent (if applicable) tax returns.

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Local PEO Sisterhood Chapter Funds Scholarship at ASUMH

A recent donation by PEO Sisterhood Chapter D O of $1,000 was recently presented to Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (ASUMH) Chancellor Dr. Robin Myers by club officers Caroline Carroll and Cynthia Dalrymple. The donation, which will be added to the ASUMH General Scholarship Fund, is designated for full-time female students seeking any degree from ASU-Mountain Home. The scholarship is open to entering freshmen with a high school diploma from Baxter or Marion counties. Students must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher to be eligible to receive the scholarship.

For more information on this and other scholarship opportunities at ASUMH, contact Sherrie Hughes, Scholarship Coordinator, at (870) 508-6241.

Pictured (left to right): Mollie Morgan, Development Officer at ASUMH; Cynthia Dalrymple and Caroline Carroll of PEO; and Robin Myers, ASUMH Chancellor.

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ASUMH Announces Honor Roll for Fall 2018 Semester

Fall 2018 scholars at Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (ASUMH) have been named to the Chancellor’s List and Vice Chancellor’s List.  Students who have a 4.0-grade point average are on the Chancellor’s List, and students who have a 3.6 to 3.99-grade point average are on the Vice Chancellor’s List.  Students must have 12 credit hours of college-level coursework (full-time students) in the semester for which they are named to the lists.  For more information, contact the office of the registrar at ASUMH by calling 870-508-6100.

Chancellor’s List:

FIRST NAME LAST NAME CITY STATE TRANSLATION
Gerald Allen Viola AR Chancellor’s List
Maggie Anderson Salesville AR Chancellor’s List
Austin Apple Gassville AR Chancellor’s List
Chris Bogowith Gainesville MO Chancellor’s List
Jason Bourg Mountain Home AR Chancellor’s List
Jackson Braun Mountain Home AR Chancellor’s List
Christopher Broyles Mountain Home AR Chancellor’s List
Katie Brueckner Salem AR Chancellor’s List
Sarah Burdett Gassville AR Chancellor’s List
Kristen Cain Mountain Home AR Chancellor’s List
Cassie Carriere Mountain Home AR Chancellor’s List
Jonathan Chapman Flippin AR Chancellor’s List
Elizabeth Chasteen Jonesboro AR Chancellor’s List
Rebekah Crowley Mountain Home AR Chancellor’s List
Rebekah Cummings Mountain Home AR Chancellor’s List
Shannon Diederichs Mountain Home AR Chancellor’s List
Kelsey Dodson Harrison AR Chancellor’s List
Stephen Dunn Mountain Home AR Chancellor’s List
Evyn Edmonds Valley Springs AR Chancellor’s List
Caitlyn Ferguson Mountain Home AR Chancellor’s List
James Foster Wiseman AR Chancellor’s List
Anna Fountain Calico Rock AR Chancellor’s List
Lisa Goettler Mountain Home AR Chancellor’s List
Kristi Goodale Caruthersville MO Chancellor’s List
Nathan Hermes Flippin AR Chancellor’s List
Sheryl Holcombe Mountain Home AR Chancellor’s List
Nicolai Kashpureff Flippin AR Chancellor’s List
Kristin Kite Mountain Home AR Chancellor’s List
Christabelle Krajewski Harrison AR Chancellor’s List
Anna Lang Mountain Home AR Chancellor’s List
Christopher Larrew Mountain Home AR Chancellor’s List
David Leatherbarrow Mountain Home AR Chancellor’s List
Christin Liles Mountain Home AR Chancellor’s List
Brian Lofton Mountain Home AR Chancellor’s List
Cody Loskot Mountain Home AR Chancellor’s List
Chris Luna Lakeview AR Chancellor’s List
Jordan Lundeen Mountain Home AR Chancellor’s List
Lauren Malte Mountain Home AR Chancellor’s List
Andrew McCollum Mountain Home AR Chancellor’s List
Billie McCoy Big Flat AR Chancellor’s List
Mackayla Medley Gassville AR Chancellor’s List
Courtney Mellein-Mosier Yellville AR Chancellor’s List
Sandra Merkling Mountain Home AR Chancellor’s List
Kayla Miller Mountain Home AR Chancellor’s List
Carol Montgomery Mountain Home AR Chancellor’s List
Heather O’Neill Gassville AR Chancellor’s List
Jeremy Oakes Mountain Home AR Chancellor’s List
Tala Oates Lakeview AR Chancellor’s List
Makenzie Pennington Henderson AR Chancellor’s List
Emily Perryman Viola AR Chancellor’s List
Tabitha Pettit Norfork AR Chancellor’s List
Sarah Pinkston Calico Rock AR Chancellor’s List
Brady Robbins Mountain Home AR Chancellor’s List
Jessica Ross Gassville AR Chancellor’s List
Emily Rushing Mountain Home AR Chancellor’s List
Marcella Schlote Mountain Home AR Chancellor’s List
Brittany Sellers Summit AR Chancellor’s List
Jeremy Sharp Mountain Home AR Chancellor’s List
Kaylen Shaw Mountain Home AR Chancellor’s List
Jacob Shetrompf Gamaliel AR Chancellor’s List
Logan Skaggs Mammoth Spring AR Chancellor’s List
Angelina Soliz Yellville AR Chancellor’s List
Diane Soliz Yellville AR Chancellor’s List
Gabriel Sutton Salesville AR Chancellor’s List
Lorynda Tye Mountain Home AR Chancellor’s List
Lakelynn Vaught Isabella MO Chancellor’s List
Caitlin Wallis Marshall AR Chancellor’s List
Brian Weichmann Yellville AR Chancellor’s List
Eldita Wood Summit AR Chancellor’s List
April Woods Norfork AR Chancellor’s List
Kindra Wooten Mountain Home AR Chancellor’s List
Mason Worsham Mountain Home AR Chancellor’s List
Alexis Yearwood Mountain Home AR Chancellor’s List

Vice Chancellor’s List:

Elizabeth Anderson Norfork AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Emily Armstrong Mountain Home AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Molly Barnett Mountain Home AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Amber Baser Mountain Home AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Wendy Begley Mountain Home AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Nuri Bilgin Mountain Home AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Derek Bodenhamer Brookland AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Nicole Brakebill Mountain Home AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Brittany Brandon Mountain Home AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Rhiannon Casey Salem AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Kyle Cheek Gassville AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Kesha Coalburn Mountain Home AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Crisy Cook Lakeview AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Aaron Cornett Yellville AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Kristan Cowden Mountain Home AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Caitlin Crow Viola AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Noah Cutchall Mountain Home AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Austin Davis Mountain Home AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Timothy Dickard Flippin AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Susan Diederichs Mountain Home AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Matty Dillard Yellville AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Payton Dixon Cotter AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Lee Ellison Norfork AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Jade Erickson Summit AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Caitlyn Fitzgerald Mountain Home AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Wilhelm Fody Mountain Home AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Melissa Gallagher Mountain Home AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Meghan Geery Mountain Home AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Joseph Gentry Flippin AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Izaak Golden Jordan AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Nora Gunn Yellville AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Daisy Haggard Gassville AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Megan Hiles Wideman AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Deanna Hixon Flippin AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Allison Horton Mountain Home AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Chelsea Horton Witts Springs AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Emily Hosford Gassville AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Anna Huckaba Calico Rock AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Christopher Hullett Gassville AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Courtney Hurst Mountain Home AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Mckenzie Jensen Norfork AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Toni Lack Flippin AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Sarah Landreth Gassville AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Cory Mcmahon Mountain Home AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Gaige Moss Caulfield MO Vice Chancellor’s List
Cheyanne Olson Jordan AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Nicole Perkins Mountain Home AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Hope Pierce Yellville AR Vice Chancellor’s List
William Pimm Mountain Home AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Morgan Reddell Hasty AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Savannah Sasser Mountain Home AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Benjamin Scott Yellville AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Sabrina Scott Bull Shoals AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Tyler Shaw Mountain Home AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Madison Shipman Mountain Home AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Jordan Solomon Mountain Home AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Kaci Sowa Mountain Home AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Brandee Strain Mountain Home AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Daniel Sullivan Mountain Home AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Jordan Tapang Mountain Home AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Matthew Thomas Yellville AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Dakota Tolliver Cotter AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Carey Trickey Judsonia AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Ashley Tyson Jacksonville AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Brianna Uffman Mountain Home AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Abraham Unwer Yellville AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Megan Urban Cotter AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Christian Watts Flippin AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Ty Webers Mountain Home AR Vice Chancellor’s List
Jacqueline Wood Mountain Home AR Vice Chancellor’s List

After Hours Registration

In preparation for classes next week, admissions and financial aid offices will be open on campus for an extended period of time on Thursday, January 10th from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm to assist students.

Blue & You Foundation awards $130,302 to ASUMH for Simulation Program

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Whether helping to train nurses, supporting community gardens and food programs, providing opioid intervention or funding dental services for the needy, the Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas touches the lives of many Arkansans.  The Foundation recently awarded a total of $2,733,532 in grants to 42 health improvement programs in Arkansas.  Arkansas State University-Mountain Home was the recipient of one of those grants. The Enhancing Student Success with Simulation Program will provide simulation equipment, including a SimMan 3G and a female manikin, for a total grant of $130,302.

“Our grants this year went to programs across the state that address such issues as nutrition and exercise, food insecurity, emergency medical services and medical professional education,” said Patrick O’Sullivan, executive director of the Blue & You Foundation.

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield established the Blue & You Foundation in 2001 as a charitable foundation to promote better health in Arkansas. The Blue & You Foundation awards grants annually to non-profit or governmental organizations and programs that positively affect the health of Arkansans.

In its 17 years of operation, the Blue & You Foundation has awarded $33 million to 1,566 health improvement programs in Arkansas.