ASUMH Star Tree Project Delivers Cheer

It’s that time of the year again – time for parties, presents and parades.  Christmas is upon us.  This holiday season, ASU-Mountain Home is giving back to the community in a very merry way.  The ASUMH Staff Association is spreading cheerfulness to several local ASUMH students and their families through the Star Tree project.

For a decade, the more-than-generous faculty, staff and even students have taken part in the annual ASUMH Staff Association Star Tree project.  In 2001, members of the Staff Association sponsored the first Star Tree as a way to help students provide new toys to their children for Christmas, according to Heather LaGoy, ASUMH Library Technician II and Star Tree Committee Member.

This year, the Staff Association funded Christmas presents for 13 families, including 22 children. They also supplied turkey and ham to the recipients.  “We were also able to supply each child with a personal stocking full of goodies this year,” said LaGoy.  2011 marks the first year the Staff Association has stuffed stockings.  The goodies that were supplied for these stockings were also supplied by faculty and staff who chose additional stars.  The Staff Association also purchased toothbrushes, toothpaste and dental floss from the ASUMH Dental Hygiene student fundraiser to place in the stockings. “We continue this tradition because we feel it is worthwhile,” said ASUMH Computer Technician II and Star Tree Committee Member, Laurie Thomas. LaGoy and Thomas organized much of this year’s Star Tree Project.

The ASUMH Staff Association accepts applications for the Star Tree project  from current ASUMH students who have a financial need.  The children of those students are then assigned a number that is written on a star ornament with their age, gender, and a list detailing what they would like for Christmas.  Donors then choose a star from the tree, purchase the gifts, and return the new unwrapped gifts to the Library to be distributed to the families, according to LaGoy.   All donations, including wrapping paper and supplies are anonymous.

The Star Tree is located in the Norma Wood Library, where the joy of the Christmas Star Tree project is evidenced by stacks of beautifully wrapped gifts and stockings.   For information on the Star Tree project, contact Heather LaGoy (870) 508-6119 or Laurie Thomas at (870) 508-6132.

Honors List for Fall 2011 Announced

The following students have been named to the honors list for the fall 2011 semester at Arkansas State University–Mountain Home:

Chancellor’s List – Ashley Abrahamson of Gassville,AR;  Amy Choate Alexander of Mountain Home, AR; Gerald Allen of Viola, AR; Pamela Backus of Lakeview, AR; Michael Barger of Mountain Home, AR; Kimberley Bess of Flippin, AR;  Brock Bettenhausen of Mountain Home, AR; Gabriel Bogowith of Gainesville, MO; Sean Boyt of Lakeview, AR; Ashley Wenneberg Cain of Flippin, AR; Randol Caja of Mountain Home, AR; Amanda Cakora of Mountain Home, AR; Donna Forrester Caudill of Mountain Home, AR; Jessica LaSeck Caviness of Yellville, AR; James Childers of East Prairie, MO; Kenneth Chitwood of Mountain Home, AR; Dana Buresh Cockrum of Mountain Home, AR; Maranda Williams Cone of Zanoni, MO; Leslie Cook of Paragould, AR; Herschel Cox of Norfork, AR; Bethany Toomer Crawford of Mountain Home, AR; Heather Curtis of Salem, AR; Madeleine Davis of Mountain Home, AR; Denise Rohde Ball Day of Mountain Home, AR; Garth Deems of Bull Shoals, AR; Bonnie Dillard of Yellville, AR; Curtis Douglas, Jr. of Mountain Home, AR; Jason Downs of Viola, AR; Ashleigh Dennis Ellison of West Plains, MO; Isabella Evans of Cotter, AR; Kendl Fischer of Mountain Home, AR; Della Ford of Gassville, AR; Carson Franks of Gassville, AR; Dylan Gamble of Cotter, AR; Sarah Gokey of Black Rock, AR; Carolyn Sheppard Harmon of Mountain Home, AR; Jeremy Helms of Mountain Home, AR; Melissa Hernandez-Grunewald of Flippin, AR; Melissa Goodman Herring of Emerson, AR; Kailey Wood Hughes of Mountain Home, AR; James Hurst of Calico Rock; Melody Hyde of Mountain Home, AR; Charita Etheridge James of Viola, AR; Monique Jarosz of Calico Rock, AR; Verneen Bryant Johnson of Mountain Home, AR; Treccia Jones of Yellville, AR; Alyson Kanta of Mountain Home, AR; Kyle Kelly of Mountain Home, AR; Alyssa Lamascus of Kemp, TX; Vinnie Leone of Mountain Home, AR; Dorothy Henry Levosky of Mountain Home, AR; Cathie Lindblom of Midway, AR; Michele Liveley of Mountain Home, AR; Allison Loomis of Camp, AR; Tisha Lowery of Clarkridge, AR; Joseph Mahoney of Mountain Home, AR; Miste Manchester of Mountain Home, AR; Brayden McCurley of Calico Rock, AR; Jessica Meece of Mountain Home, AR; Heather Miller of Mountain Home, AR; Summer Moss of Salem, AR; Hannah George Oels of Mountain Home, AR; Ryan Oliver of Henderson, AR; Lekisha Payne of Mountain Home, AR; Ashley Pellham of Mountain Home, AR; Lindsey Perrin of Bull Shoals, AR; Cristy Porting of Mountain Home, AR; Megan Ragus of Bull Shoals, AR; Charles Rehrig of Lakeview, AR; Brian Roberts of Mountain Home, AR; Ashley Rodman of Elizabeth, AR; Kathi Mitchell Rohde of Alpena, AR; Kristopher Rohde of Alpena, AR; Danielle Sanders of Harrison, AR; Amy Acklin Shaw of Gainesville, MO; Daniel Stone of Yellville, AR; Tracy Strain of Mountain Home, AR; Adam Tapang of Mountain Home, AR; John Washam of Flippin, AR; Cynthia Crull Wells of Viola, AR; Megean Wilcoxson of Gassville, AR; Randy Wood of Mountain Home, AR and Lianna Zortman of Mountain Home, AR.

Vice Chancellor’s List – KatherineSwanso Austin of Gepp, AR; Ben Baker of Mountain Home, AR; Jessica Cotter Bean of Bakersfield, MO; Jennifer Berryman of Bull Shoals, AR; Anthony Biggs of Mountain Home, AR; Jessica Carli Blacksher of Mountain Home, AR; Nathan Blanton of Lakeview, AR; Tessa Burden of Viola, AR; Deanna Carter of Mountain Home, AR; Megan Chiasson of Harrison, AR; Pamela Eaton Childers of Wynne, AR; Jessica Claeys of Mountain Home, AR; Christopher Coe of Mountain Home, AR; Samantha Cox of Mountain Home, AR; Hannah Culp of Mountain Home, AR; Amy Curtis of Flippin, AR; Amy Davenport of Yellville, AR; Christine Villige Davis of Mountain Home, AR; Stormi Day of Mountain Home, AR; Jordan Dennis of Flippin, AR; Tiffany Deutscher of Mountain Home, AR; Miranda Dickerson of Mountain Home, AR; Erlene Hobbs Divelbliss of Gepp, AR; Samantha Dewey Dodson of Mountain Home, AR; Racheal Workman Downs of Viola, AR; Brett Evans of Isabella, MO; Pamela Bhullar Fischer of Mountain Home, AR; Gabriela Schaar Ford of Mountain Home, AR; Moriah Fore of Mountain Home, AR; Ryan Foreman of Mountain Home, AR; Meagan Gentry of Mountain Home, AR; Evan Goodwin of Yellville, AR; Harmony  Martin Greer of Gassville, AR; Tyler Guthrie of Gassville, AR; Kaleigh Hammack of Cotter, AR; Brian Hanley of Mountain Home, AR; Kayla Harding of Mountain Home, AR; Alecia Harjo of Mountain Home, AR; Crystal Blair Heitman of Mountain Home, AR; Devin Humphrey of Flippin, AR; Donna Goss Hurt of Lakeview, AR; Rachel James of Summit, AR; Justine Jones of Mountain Home, AR; Stephanie Judkins of Salem, AR; Christopher Kinkead of Mountain Home, AR; Amber Koch of Mountain Home, AR; Samantha Hodges Koch of Mountain Home, AR; Rachel Langmaid of Mountain Home, AR; Hayley Lewis of Mountain Home, AR; Sheila Skinner Lovell of Mountain Home, AR; Erica Runyon Martinez of Mountain Home, AR; Melissa Johnson Mauldin of Salem, AR; Shiela Typaran Myers of Mountain Home, AR; Joy Johnston Nesom of Mountain Home, AR; David Norried of Van Buren, AR; Amber Miller Osterhus of Gassville, AR; Audrey Pace of Gassville, AR; Keegan Palmertree of Gassville, AR; Jonathon Perrin of Bull Shoals, AR; Joanne White Phillips of Mountain Home, AR; Merle Plumb of Norfork, AR; Jackson Rains of Viola, AR; Michael Reid of Mountain Home, AR; Kayla Reynolds of Salem, AR; Rachel Ricci of Cotter, AR; Nickolas Rice of Conway, AR; Margaret Robert of Salesville, AR; Reagan Rouse of Mountain Home, AR; Andrea Rush of Calico Rock, AR; Candice Scarberry of Yellville, AR; Ryan Shrable of Gepp, AR; Charity Strong of Mountain Home, AR; Jesse Stroud of Mountain Home, AR; Wanna Suthau of Mountain Home, AR; Valerie Taylor of Gassville, AR; Phillip Tillotson of Mountain Home, AR; Courtney Topf of Yellville, AR; Melanie Hall Treat of Mountain Home, AR; Heather Wadkins of Bakersfield, MO; Zachary Wasson of Gepp, AR; Charly Graves Watson of Mountain Home, AR; Jennifer Wells of Mountain Home, AR; Anthony West of Mountain Home, AR; Jordan Westhafer of Flippin, AR; Rebecca Weyrauch of Ava, MO; Jessica Wilkerson of Vilonia, AR and April Williams of Flippin, AR.