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.

Arkansas State University-Mountain Home Awarded Multiple 2018-2019 College Rankings

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SAN FRANCISCO – Arkansas State University-Mountain Home has been recognized as one of the best colleges offering online learning in the nation by the Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org). As a leading resource for campus and online learning, the site released its annual ranking for the 2018-2019 school year, honoring Arkansas State University-Mountain Home multiple times for its excellence in online learning.

“We wanted to highlight schools like Arkansas State University-Mountain Home who are providing exceptional online education experiences for their students,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited Online Schools. “These schools continue to uphold rigorous accreditation standards and show an overall commitment to maximizing student success.”

To qualify, schools must be regionally or nationally accredited, hold a not-for-profit status in the United States, and offer at least one online degree. Schools were then ranked based on their quality, affordability, flexibility, and degrees granted to their students.

For Arkansas State University-Mountain Home’s top rankings and further details on the methodology used to rank each school, visit the following pages:

Best Online Colleges in Arkansas  – https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/arkansas/#2-year-best-college-ranking

Best Vocational Trade Schools  – https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/vocational-trade-school/#2-year-best-college-ranking

Best Mechanic Programs  – https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/vocational-trade-school/mechanic/#2-year-best-college-ranking

Best Paramedic Programs  – https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/vocational-trade-school/paramedic/#2-year-best-college-ranking

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About us: The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org) was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools have been featured by over 1,000 schools and universities and span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, and online learning resources. Its annual school rankings feature higher education institutions that offer excellence in online learning programs.

Randall Reeder Presents “Will Rogers Today” at ASUMH for Gaston Lecture Series on November 1st.

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Experience the wit and wisdom of an American legend, Will Rogers, at ASU-Mountain Home on Thursday, November 1, when Randall Reeder is the Gaston Lecture speaker.  The Gaston Lecture Series presentation, “Will Rogers Today,” will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Ed Coulter Performing Arts Center at the Vada Sheid Community Development Center on the campus of ASUMH.  There is no charge to attend and tickets are not required.

Randall Reeder brings to life the warmth and humor of Will Rogers as he speaks to audiences across America, including students, business professionals, rural audiences, and folks from all walks life – just like Will Rogers always did.

He is more than a Will Rogers impersonator, or a Will Rogers impressionist or a Will Rogers speaker. You’ll feel like you are in the presence of Will Rogers himself. This Will Rogers look-alike will make you do a double-take as soon as you lay eyes on him.

Randall draws on Will Rogers’ published writings and other sources, plus remembrances by Will’s family and acquaintances, to customize his presentation. He adds observations about life, politics, and the world today, presented with the Will Rogers style and grace. The result is an enlightening, inspirational and thoroughly entertaining presentation.

Randall includes photos of Will, his family and friends to enhance his story and smoothly blends the technology and commentary with the warmth and understanding that made Will Rogers the most beloved American of the 1920’s and 1930’s.

For more information, contact Christy Keirn at (870) 508-6109.

Photo: Randall Reeder as Will Rogers

 

 

Buddy Jewell Headlines 3rd Annual Heroes & Legends Event at ASUMH

1469558149_072816h00-mu-buddy-jewell_t1070_h940a6b210516fc55b74b7afe460d890cf6fb2d73Veterans and active military heroes will be honored on Thursday, November 8, at Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (ASUMH) at the third annual Heroes and Legends tribute to active military and veterans. The full day of activity includes a lunch, patriotic performance by Pinkston’s 6th grade choir, veteran’s benefits fair, dinner and concert by country artist Buddy Jewell.

Events for the day are scheduled as follows: Veterans’ lunch 11:30 – 12:30 (tickets required); concert and patriotic presentation by the Pinkston Middle School 6th Grade Choir 1:00 (no tickets required); Veterans’ Benefits Fair 2:00 – 5:00 (no tickets required); Veterans’ dinner 5:00 – 6:00 (tickets required); Buddy Jewell and the Pinkston 6th Grade Choir 6:30 (tickets required).

Veterans have a choice of one free lunch or dinner ticket, plus a free ticket to see Jewell at his 6:30 p.m. concert. In addition, veterans may purchase a guest ticket for the events for $10.  General admission for the Buddy Jewell concert is $20.   General Admission tickets may be purchased online at www.thesheid.com or in person at the Box Office in the Vada Sheid Community Development Center (The Sheid). Veterans must reserve free tickets in person at the Sheid Box Office, with proof of military service. Guest tickets should be purchased at the same time. Only one guest ticket per veteran is permitted.  The Vada Sheid Community Development Center is located on the campus of ASUMH at 1600 South College Street, Mountain Home, AR 72653; phone: (870) 508-6280.

Lunch and dinner are sponsored by Bob and Mary Walker and Baxter Bistro.  Entertainment is sponsored by KTLO, Classic Hits and the Boot. Veterans’ Benefits Fair sponsors include WellCare, Medicare Health Plan Resource Center, Ozark Eye Center; DeAtley Dental Care, Central Heating and Cooling; Nosari Home Mortgage; Integrity First Bank; Harps and Town and Country Foods. Free shuttle service is provided all day by Ultimate Auto Group.

About Buddy Jewell:

Buddy Jewell burst onto the country music scene after winning the inaugural season of the USA Network’s hit television series “Nashville Star.” After Buddy’s win, Columbia Records released his self-titled debut album “Buddy Jewell” which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Album charts as well as #13 on the Top 100 Pop Album Charts. The album was certified Gold later that same year, selling over 500,000 copies.  Buddy’s first two singles, “Sweet Southern Comfort” and “Help Pour Out the Rain (Lacey’s Song)” both landed in the top 5 on the singles chart. Jewell has since followed up with 5 more albums, “Times Like These,” “Country Enough,” “I Surrender All,” “Wanted: LIVE“ and his newest release, “My Father’s Country.”

After living throughout the Arkansas Delta in Dyess, Helena-West Helena and Forrest City, Buddy’s family finally settled in Osceola. That’s not far from Dyess, where his mother and father grew up with the Johnny Cash family. Conway Twitty hailed from nearby Helena, and Glen Campbell is a native of Delight. Jewell was influenced by the music of all three. Both of his parents were musical, and there were stacks of classic country records around the house. His uncles Clyde and Hubert taught Jewell to play guitar. Enthralled with the instrument, he began performing publicly, mainly in church, at age 15.

Buddy Jewell was also a natural athlete, playing baseball, basketball and football.   He was team captain and quarterback of his high school team and played college football at Arkansas State University, as well. While in college, he began to perform in clubs and talent contests, igniting his passion for performing and country music.

In 1985, Jewell became the lead singer of the country band White Oak based in Camden, Arkansas. The group signed with a booking agency that also represented Canyon, Lariat and Bayou Speak Easy, the last of which was fronted by the then-unknown Trace Atkins. Buddy was making progress, but finally realized that if he was going to get anywhere musically, the family would have to move to Nashville. In January of 1993, Buddy, his wife Tené and their 3-year-old son, Buddy III, took that giant leap of faith.

His larger-than-life voice eventually made him Nashville’s most popular “demo” singer — an anonymous vocalist who is hired to record a demonstration of a song that is then played for a star’s consideration. George Strait’s “Write This Down,” Lee Ann Womack’s “A Little Past Little Rock,” Clay Walker’s “You’re Beginning to Get to Me” and Gary Allan’s “The One” were all first sung as Buddy Jewell demos. He has recorded more than 5,000 such projects. In 1997, alone, Jewell sang 663 song demos. But he yearned for something more. He wanted a shot at the country-music big time.

Buddy Jewell became increasingly frustrated as he was turned down for a recording contract by one label after another on Music Row. One offer evaporated when the interested label shut down. Another one vanished when the label was sold. Buddy kept on patiently singing demos with dignity, slowly letting his recording-contract dream die. Daughter Lacey came along in 1993. Second son Joshua was born in 2000.

Encouraged by his wife, Tené, Buddy entered the USA Network’s contest Nashville Star in 2003. Thousands of performers tried out for the show; 125 of them made it to the semi-finals; 12 were chosen for the nine-week series. Buddy was the true viewer favorite from the premiere episode, capturing 65% of the nationwide voting among the 12 contestants and beating out, most notably, a young Miranda Lambert, by over 2 million votes on the final episode. TV audiences and critics alike fell in love with Buddy Jewell’s gentility, enthusiasm and true musical passion. Columbia Records rushed him into the studio with producer Clint Black, and within two weeks Buddy Jewell delivered his debut CD.

“I had a little website,” said Jewell. “The first night I sang ‘Help Pour Out the Rain’ on the show, it had so many responses that it crashed the website and cost me about $1,000 in overages. I didn’t have a clue that the song would have that kind of impact. Tené and I started printing out emails off the site. A lot of them were from parents whose children had died. I got hundreds of letters. We collected the print-outs and letters and put them in a binder. Not for public consumption. Just for ourselves. I’m honored that I had a hand in creating something that means so much to people. But it was bittersweet. You wish that it was for a happier reason.”

The year that followed his win on Nashville Star was truly a dream fulfilled for Buddy. He earned major award nominations from the ACM for Best New Artist, the CMA for the Horizon Award, their version of the Best New Artist of the Year, and a Grammy nomination for his participation in Amazing Grace III, a special gospel project. He was also named “New Artist of the Year” by the prestigious ABC Radio Networks.

In April 2005, Buddy was honored by the National Fatherhood Initiative as a recipient of their annual Fatherhood Award. Recipients of this award are individuals who exemplify the ideals of involved, responsible, and committed fatherhood. In 2011, Jewell was named “Entertainer of the Year” and “Crossover Artist of the Year” by the International Country Gospel Music Association. Most recently, in September 2015, he was inducted into the Arkansas Entertainer’s Hall of Fame, taking his place alongside music legends Johnny Cash and Glen Campbell.

Having shared the stage with the likes of Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Brooks and Dunn, and ZZ Top, Buddy Jewell is a well-rounded performer, a true entertainer, and an absolute crowd-pleaser.

Buddy, an Arkansas native considers his roles as spokesperson for The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation and work with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as some of the most important of his career.

Jewell has also been a constant supporter of our men and women in uniform. In December 2010, Buddy traveled with the Sergeant Major of the Army, Kenneth O. Preston, to Afghanistan, Iraq, and Kuwait on an extensive USO tour, visiting and performing for our troops in remote forward operating bases. “If they can put their lives on the line for me and my family on a daily basis, spending a couple weeks facing the same challenges and hostile environment as they do is the least I can do to show my appreciation. I believe in giving back,” asserts Jewell. “Everyone can make a positive difference. With a little time and a little effort, we can make this world a better place.”

ASUMH Announces Outstanding Faculty, Staff, Alum and Academic All-Star

Four representatives from among Arkansas State University – Mountain Home’s (ASUMH) faculty, staff, alumni and students will be honored by the Arkansas Community Colleges (ACC) association at a meeting in Little Rock October 14-16.  These honorees are chosen annually at ASUMH based on their achievement and will join colleagues from the state’s other twenty-one community colleges for the yearly recognition. Representing ASUMH in 2018 are:

Mindy Fulcher

Mindy Fulcher – Outstanding Faculty

Mindy Fulcher is an art, design and photography instructor at ASUMH. She has fifteen years of experience in advertising, publication and marketing as an art director, graphic designer and photographer/editor. She received a Master of Fine Arts degree from University of Memphis, and studied fine arts and graphic design at Arkansas State University-Jonesboro and Lorenzo de Medici Art Institute in Florence, Italy. ASUMH relies on Mindy’s design skill in many ways – as a part-time graphic designer for the college, as an art club sponsor and as an interior designer for spaces where students learn and relax on the ASUMH campus.

Roberta Heldenbrand

Roberta Heldenbrand – Outstanding Staff

Roberta Heldenbrand has been with ASUMH since 2003 and has worked as the payroll technician the entire time.  She grew up in Mountain Home and holds two degrees from the ASUMH – an Associate of Arts and an Associate of Applied Science. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  Roberta is an active volunteer on campus and in the community, supporting such causes as the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas, Relay for Life, and the Koman Race for the Cure.  She enjoys yoga and reading and has been a member of the ASUMH Staff Senate.

Lyle Crownover

Lyle Crownover – Outstanding Alumni

Lyle Crownover graduated from ASUMH with an Associate of Arts degree and Arkansas State University – Jonesboro (ASU) with a B.S. in Business Management. Since graduation, he has turned a small sole proprietorship “Crownover Construction” into four corporations: Crownover Company, Inc; Custom Creations by CC, Inc; iProj-X; and Crownover Properties, Inc, with 25 full-time employees. His wife, Grace, also graduated from ASUMH with an Associate’s degree in Nursing, and ASU with a B.S. in Nursing. She is the CFO for all four companies and works with Lyle daily. They have three children ranging from the ages of two to seven.

Anna Lang

Anna L. Lang – Academic All-Star Student

Anna L. Lang is an Agricultural and Natural Resources student working toward an Associate of Science degree at ASU-Mountain Home. She expects to earn a master’s degree and utilize her education in mission work to improve areas of the world that currently lack the resources to thrive. She has participated in the ASUMH Stream Team helping with a Dodd Creek cleanup and water testing. She is a volunteer firefighter and is active in her church. Anna is an Arkansas Master Naturalist and has received training in Disaster Relief from the Baptist Convention.

ACC (formerly Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges) has a long and successful history of collaborating with government agencies, educational institutions, private foundations and others on projects that improve the ability of member colleges to meet the needs of their students, as well as the needs of their local business and industry leaders. As a result, Arkansas is hailed nationally as a model for student success and workforce training initiatives.

Advocacy Training with Life and Work Skills

The ASUMH Pipeline to Advanced Manufacturing, in partnership with Serenity Inc, will be holding a 40-hour advocacy training that will also include work and life skills classes. The training will take place September 17-21 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., each day. The class is geared for any adult interested in advocacy and community volunteering opportunities. The morning class sessions will cover employment skills such as job searching, resume building, and interviewing, as well as life skills such as emotional, financial, and social resource building, communication, and goal setting. The victim advocacy sessions will be taught by Serenity staff members and will teach students about the agency’s operations, domestic violence, community outreach, and legal issues in the court room.  Students will be trained on how to answer emergency hotlines as well as be provided the opportunity to job shadow. Serenity is a catalyst for change in domestic violence by providing caring client support and the life skills necessary for healthy independence, while expanding community understanding.

Class materials and lunch are provided each day. Classes will be held at Twin Lakes Church of the Nazarene – 1337 E 9th S. (Hwy 5) and at Serenity Inc – 1015 Hwy 62 E. Students must pre-register by Sept 14 by calling Amanda Herd at 870-508-6245, Ashley Stokes at 870-508-6358, or Kim Lovelace at 870-508-6261.

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ASUMH Ranked #1 Community College by WalletHub

To determine where students can receive the best education at the lowest price, WalletHub compared more than 700 community colleges across 17 key indicators of cost and quality. Their data set ranges from the cost of in-state tuition and fees to student-faculty ratio to graduation rate. The conclusion of this study has ASUMH sitting at the top of the list. Read on for more of their findings, expert insight from a panel of researchers and a full description of their methodology.