AMERICAN STUDIES INSTITUTE
Marnie Walker was named conference center director and event specialist in November 2021. She also serves as an adjunct professor in the math department.
In October 2021, 174 students were inducted into the American Studies Institute.
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES
Dr. Dutch Hoggatt, professor of communication, was awarded “Best of Show” for his audio radio documentary at the Broadcast Education Association faculty audio competition in October 2021. The title of his documentary was “Artist Spotlight – Louis Armstrong.”
The 2021 Petit Jean yearbook, led by Editor-in-Chief Holly Tubbs (’21), has been named a Pacemaker finalist by the Associated College Press. As a finalist, the yearbook is recognized as one of the top seven yearbooks in the country.
Lynette Brooker was promoted to director of payroll.
Anissa Falconer is now tax and accounting manager. She was previously senior accountant.
Sharyl Holst joined the team in November 2021 as purchasing coordinator. She has been with the University since 2012, working in Cannon-Clary College of Education and Carr College of Nursing.
Tammy Smith, who was the finance administrative assistant for 17 years, was promoted to staff accountant.
Craig Wade is now general ledger accountant after serving 16 years as an accounting clerk.
Dr. Jim Miller, associate professor of communication, was appointed assistant dean of the Honors College Jan. 1, 2022.
Brian Tims, senior international business major, was the first University cadet to be nominated and selected to attend the U.S. Army Cadet Command George C. Marshall Awards and Leadership Seminar at Fort Knox, Kentucky, in February.
SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY
Dr. Dave Bland, professor emeritus of homiletics, was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award in fall 2021 from the Academy of Homiletics. He is the first from churches of Christ.