Archives for Newsmakers

Newsmakers: spring 2020

Admissions Emily Conner joined the Office of Admissions in December 2019. She serves as an admissions counselor recruiting prospective undergraduate students from Northwest Arkansas and Missouri. Athletics Zach Beasley was appointed assistant baseball coach in December 2019. Before filling this role, Beasley served as assistant football coach and head baseball coach at Hazen High School.  Center for Charitable Estate Planning Ken Bissell was named director
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Newsmakers: Winter 2020

BRACKETT LIBRARY Jean Waldrop, Brackett Library director, received the Suzanne Spurrier Academic Librarian Award from the Arkansas Library Association during the Arkansas Louisiana SELA Conference in September 2019.  COLLEGE OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES Kim Laing, assistant professor of history, was awarded best presentation by the Association of Arkansas College History Teachers at the AACHT Conference in October 2019. The title of her presentation was “You
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Newsmakers: Fall 2019

Church Relations Sherrie McAleese was appointed assistant to the vice president in June 2019. She previously served as the administrative assistant to the dean of pharmacy. College of Allied Health Dr. Ruth Ann Mathis was named director of clinical education for physical therapy in May. She previously served as assistant director of clinical education. Dr. Kevin Ramey has been appointed the physical therapy program director,
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Newsmakers: Spring 2019

BOARD OF TRUSTEES Errica Rivera received the 2019 Insurance Industry Leadership Award Feb. 9 at the “Pathways to Success” Scholarship Gala in Irving, Texas. The event was presented by the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the National African American Insurance Association. BOOKSTORE In January, Tracy Yarbrough was appointed textbook manager. She replaces Brenda Miller who served as the textbook and assistant manager of the bookstore since
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Newsmakers: Spring 2018

Athletics Head cross-country and track coach Steve Guymon was inducted into the Oklahoma Christian University Athletic Hall of Fame on Jan. 30, 2018. Billy Morgan, the voice of the Bisons, was awarded the 2017 Sully Award at the Little Rock Touchdown Club annual awards banquet Jan. 11, 2018. The award is presented each year to Arkansas’ top broadcast play call for both high school and
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Newsmakers: Winter 2018

Athletics Men’s head basketball coach Jeff Morgan will be Harding’s new athletic director. He is taking on the role held by Greg Harnden, who is retiring after 21 years as athletic director and 31 years at the University. Morgan will continue coaching basketball and add the athletic director duties starting in August. Center for Student Success Dr. Ann Brown was named director of the McNair
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Newsmakers: Spring 2017

Business office John Noah became director of the business office in January, replacing Molly Douglas who retired in May. College of Arts and Humanities Dr. Ginger Blackstone, assistant professor of broadcast journalism and electronic media production, won first place for her paper “The Eyes Have It: Television News, Fear Triggers, and the Race for Viewers.” Blackstone also won the 2017 Harwood Outstanding Dissertation Award for
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Newsmakers: Winter 2017

College of Arts and Humanities Dr. Steven Breezeel, associate professor, became chair of the department of history and political science in January. He fills the role previously held by Dr. Kevin Klein, professor, who had served as chair since 2003 and is returning to the classroom. Dr. Steven Frye, professor, became chair of the department of theatre in January. He fills the role previously held
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Newsmakers: Fall 2016

BOARD OF TRUSTEES In May, Don Shores and Russ Burcham were reinstated to full status. Suzanne Waller resigned after 13 years of service. BRACKETT LIBRARY Jean Waldrop, director, was elected to the board of directors for Amigos Library Services. COLLEGE OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES Ginger Blackstone, assistant professor of broadcast journalism, defended her dissertation at the University of Florida in July to complete her doctorate
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