Alumni Engagement

2022 Class Notes

1950s     1960s     1970s     1980s     1990s     2000s     2010s     2020s


1950s

Robert Smith (‘58) retired as Vice President of Simmons First National Bank, in Pine Bluff, AR.

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1960s

Fred Nuesch (‘60) just completed his 52nd year on the athletic staff at Texas A&M-Kingsville where he edits a weekly tabloid that is emailed to former athletes, alumni and fans of the Javelina athletic teams. Nuesch was honored in 2018 by being named sports information emeritus by the Texas A&M University System and became the first SID in system history to receive the honor.

Dr. Stephen Duke (‘66) is serving as an Adjunct Research Professor with the School of Pharmacy of the University of Mississippi as an Adjunct Research Professor after his retirement from the USDA after almost 45 years of service in 2022. Duke just received the Sterling B. Hendricks Memorial Lecturer Award to be presented in August, 2022 in Chicago.

LTC A. Bruce Stacy (‘66) was inducted into the Arkansas Military Hall of Fame in November 2021 becoming the first person from his hometown of Malvern to receive this honor. Additionally, Stacy became President of Colleyville Rotary Club and served from July 2021-June 2022.

Dr. Dennis Watts (‘68) retired after 37 years of practicing emergency medicine in Fall 2020.

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1970s

Jerry Aday (‘72) recently retired after directing 4 nonprofit organizations, managing an oil business, serving on the Kansas State House of Representatives, and owning and operating a firearms store for 12 years.

Major Daniel Hecke ('73) recently retired as Major from the United States Air Force. 

2nd LTC Stephen A. Jones ('73, '78) was promoted to 13A - Field Artillery Officer for the U.S. Army in Feb. 2022.

Bart Ghent ('74, '80) remains active as a band/orchestra adjudicator and clinician, is a piano tuner, and serves as an audio/video engineer for many schools, churches and civic groups in the DFW Metroplex.

James Copeland ('75) is starting as Executive Director Association of Developmental Disabilities Community Providers (ADDCP) in Sept. 2022.

David Robinson (‘75) retired in 2020 after 41 years of teaching at university level where he served as department chair for 8 years, Faculty Director of Analytics Projects for 10 years, and  Co-Director of SCSU Survey 5 years.

Gary Meggs ('77, '87) was named a 2020 inductee into the Arkansas Jazz Hall of Fame and honored in 2021. Meggs was also inducted into the Four States Bandmasters Association Band Director Hall of Fame, was a Grammy Educator Semi-Finalist, and remains very active as a musician.

Rick Minter ('77, '78) became a Football Analyst for the University of Michigan in Feb. 2022.

Hosea Sanders ('78) was featured in a new Disney Channel Christmas movie, Christmas Again, in Dec. 2021. 

Deborah Tackett ('78), along with her husband, are the owners and operators of Rock Hole Depot Air bnb in Caddo Valley, AR. 

Brenda Webb ('78, '81) is entering her 45th year of teaching and is enjoying every minute of it.

Joseph McCaffrey (‘79) retired in 2020 after working with several defense contractors, teaching, and coaching at Barton/ Lexa School District.

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1980s

Deborah Drake Gordon (‘81) coached for 25 years in Texas and just completed her 37th year of teaching. This is her 3rd tour with Mart ISD for a total of 25 years in the district.

Twyla Crow (‘82) retired from teaching, and her family opened a small business that she manages called 23N Farm & Horticulture in Huntsville, AR. They offer a gift shop, events, will have a future Christmas tree farm, and a pumpkin patch along with other produce. 

Jerry Clay (‘83) inducted into The Arkansas High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame in July 2022.

Karen Garcia (‘83) currently served on the City of Hot Springs Board of Directors and was first elected in 2010. Garcia is very active in the Hot Springs area from previous awards and roles in organizations as well as a graduate of the Southern Leadership Academy. 

Doretta Griffin ('83) was named Administrator of the Year by ArkASPA in July 2021 and currently is the Assistant Executive Director of Crossett Housing Authority.

Carolyn Parker ('83) retired from the Dallas ISD in December 2021 after 34 years as a Special Education Vocational Adjustment Coordinator for grades 9-12.

Julie Paxton ('83) became a Middle School Teacher for St. Catherine of Siena School in Oct. 2021.

Coach John Ware ('83) was named the 2020-21 Arkansas Junior High Boys Coach of the Year by the Arkansas Basketball Coaching Association.

Judith Davis (‘84) received a Badger Pride Award in Spring 2022 as an Alternative Learning Environment Staff member. 

Col. Phil Foster ('84) was hired as Senior Army Instructor for Arkadelphia High School in Nov. 2021.

Kevin Sander ('84) started as Director for the Revenue Cycle of Morgan Financial Services in Oct. 2021.

Mary Vitro (‘84) is a National Board Certified Teacher (CTE); MOS Certified, Google Certified Educator, and was named Teacher of the Year by the Hot Springs Kiwanis. 

Thomas Dozier (‘85) recently retired from the US Forest Service in June 2022 after 31 years of service.

Carl Frank (‘85) was named as one of five finalists for the 2022 Arkansas Computer Science Educator of the Year award. 

Kim Hayes ('85) recently retired from the Texarkana ISD.

Dr. Beth Wyatt (‘85, ‘90) was promoted to Professor at Henderson in June 2022.

Judi Jenkins ('86, '93, '08) received her Superintendent Licensure from ASU in Aug. 2022. 

Natalie Alred ('87, '92) is a two time Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association/National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Men's Coach of the Year, NAIA Men's volleyball championship, General Manager of the year and Hotel of the year as GM/Owner.

John Caver ('87) started as the Blood Program Consultant for the Arkansas Blood Institute in April 2022.

George Ward ('87) was named Operations Manager for Arrow Electronics in June 2021.

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1990s

Mark Pounds (‘90) retired in July 2022 from the Ashdown School District. 

Robin Welch (‘90) was named 2020-2021 Texas Middle School Teacher of the Year, 2021-2022 Texarkana ISD Secondary Teacher of the Year, and the 2022 Region 8 Education Service Center, Pittsburgh, Texas, Regional Secondary Teacher of the Year.

LaTonda Williams ('90) was named the new associate vice chancellor of human resources for UA Little Rock, overseeing the Department of Human Resources, recruitment, employee benefits and the Office of Title IX.

Bobby Loeb (‘91) was promoted from Senior Director Training to Vice President four Southwest Airlines University where he will provide leadership for employee learning, including corporate training initiatives and operational training programs for the Ground Operations, Inflight, Provisioning, Cargo, Customer Support & Services, and Customer Relations Departments. He joined the Southwest Family in 1994. 

Robyn Caldwell ('91) was named Accountant for Garland County Habitat of Humanity. 

V.L. Cox ('91) opened another exhibit in April 2022 that centers around human rights and equality. "Watchfires" that was featured through June 2022 at Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum. 

Gail Hughes ('92, '93) became Director of Graduate Studies in Education and Professor for OBU in June 2021.

Dr. Laura Riddle ('92) was named Dean of General Education for East Arkansas Community College in Oct. 2021.

Amy Streett ('92) was named the 2019 Teacher of the Year for the Lake Hamilton School District.

Cynthia Brunworth ('94) became a Student Advisor for West Coast University in Aug. 2021.

Stacie Elkins ('94) is the 2022 President Elect of San Angelo Schools Foundation.

Darrell Middleton ('94) received a Badger Pride Award. 

Darrell Middleton (‘94) received a Badger Pride Award in Spring 2022 as an Alternative Learning Environment Staff member.

Major Burton Furlow, Jr. ('95) took part in the Changing of Command Ceremony in June 2021. The Special Troops Battalion 528 Sustainment Brigade (Special Operations) (Airborne) was relinquished to him.

Lori Hamilton ('95) retired in May 2022 after 27 years of teaching business and computer science in Arkansas and began work as a Family Service Worker for the Department of Child and Family Services in Sebastian County. 

Jil'Lana Sheets Heard ('95) was named one of the 2022 Arkansas Teacher of the Year State Semi-Finalists. Heard is a Library Media Specialist, Grades 10-12, at Lake Hamilton High School for Lake Hamilton School District and Dawson Education Service Cooperative. 

Tanya Wilcher ('95, '97) was named Superintendent for the South Pike County School District for the 22-23 school year.

Dana Fluker ('96) was hired as School Disease Intervention Specialist for the CDC Foundation in December 2021.

Charlene Haynes ('96) is now a Military Veteran of 8 years for Army Reserves & Active Duty.

Vanessa Rodgers ('96) was named the 2021-22 Teacher of the Year for Arkadelphia Public Schools. 

Grant Yaney ('96) became Reimbursement Analyst for UAMS in March 2022.

Tonelli Hatley ('97) was named Assistant Principal of Mesquite ISD in July 2021.

Carole Kearby ('97) was named W. J. Clinton Elementary Teacher of the Year 2020-2021 and received her National Board Teacher Certification December 2017.

Elaine Kneebone ('97) became President of Sunrise Rotary in Arkadelphia in July 2022 and opened her private practice of law in Arkadelphia in 2022 where she focuses on estate planning and trust and probate administration.  

Crystal Smith ('97) was recently recognized as a Dallas Ft. Worth Great 100 Nurse of 2022. This is a huge lifetime recognition and was selected from a group of over 600 nominations.

Mark Anderson ('98, '05) is a Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, Retired, Bronze Star recipient, Operation Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn Veteran.

Nicole Brisco (‘98) was named National Secondary Art Educator of the Year, Texas Secondary Art Educator of the Year, Distinguished Texas Fellow, Texas Humanities Educator of the Year, SFA Educator of the Year, TRAHC Hero in Education, Professional Arts/Solo Shows and Awards. 

Libra Cook ('98, '02) became an Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Silver Soror in Spring 2022.  

Brad Evans (‘98) was hired as the Saint Jo High School Principal for the 2022-2023 school year. 

DeLance Minefee (‘98), a professional actor, has performed at the Moscow Art Theatre, where Method acting originated and was featured on Blue Bloods in early 2022. 

Laura Wilson Nguyen (‘98) was recently named Allen ISD District Teacher of the Year.

Dr. Nathan Campbell (‘99, ‘00) was appointed as Academic Program Director for Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Henderson starting in July 2022.  

Renteria Fermin, III ('99) was accepted into the 2022-2023 American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Elevating Leadership in Academic Nursing cohort.

Dr. Talisha Givan (‘99) was awarded Woman of the Year by Phi Beta Sigma and was promoted to Chief Learning Officer and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Henderson in July 2022.  

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2000s

Amy Cooley ('00) was awarded the SSC GEM Award for the local area, the regional area and the divisional area.

Dr. John Harris, M.D. ('00) just completed his tenth year as an Emergency Department Medical Director for US Acute Care Solutions. 

Monica Hatley (‘00) wrote the book I Love the Color Pink!: The Adventures of Laci Macasey.

April Phillips-Perry (‘00) was named director of school-based learning initiatives and vice president and will be the project lead for the Arvest Academies of Central Arkansas. 

Melissa Andersen ('02) started with the USPS as a Postal Support Employee in Sept. 2021.

Amanda Baker ('02) was named MedComms's Dispatcher of the Year for the second straight year in April 2022. 

Zach Bledsoe ('02, '05) was hired as the Assessment Coordinator/Instructor of Education position at Arkansas State University Three Rivers in Malvern in July 2022. 

John Elkins ('02) was named Chief Legal Officer-General Counsel at Seal Solar in Sept. 2021.

Dr. Lloyd Jackson ('02, '06) received the H Award from the HSU Alumni Association in April 2022.

Donna Morgan ('02) opened Arkadelphia Counseling and Therapy Nov. 2021.

Dr. David M. Powell ('02) released his book Cather and Opera in May 2022 by the Louisiana State University Press.

Melinda Schales ('02) became Health Services Specialist for the Arkansas Department of Health in Feb. 2022. 

Julie Quast ('02, '04) became Assistant Principal for Lakeside Middle School in July 2021.

Harry Cross ('03) is a former United Methodist pastor and US Army Chaplain.  His world view changed through personal experience and he is now working on a PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.  He enjoys working with recovering addicts, seeking to improve their lives.

Season Ellison ('03) began at BSU as an Assistant Professor and was tenured and promoted to Associate Professor in August 2021. She produces the national "Voices of the Earth" short play festival, focusing on earth-based new plays.

Casey Jackson (‘03) served as the keynote speaker for Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society Induction Ceremony on Henderson’s campus. 

Nicholas Williams ('03) is a member of Silver Moon #15, Prince Hall Free & Accepted Masons of Arkansas.

Coach Kirk Benson (‘04) will be joining Coach Ayulo and Coach Sturdivant on our soccer staff for 2022-23. 

Nikki Thomas ('04, '09) was named Superintendent of Arkadelphia Public Schools to begin in July 2022.

Leslie Elliott Whitefield, APRN, CPNP ('04) was hired as a new provider in the Little Rock//Benton area for ARcare in August 2021.

Annie Abbott (‘05) was named EOC TRiO Director at Florida State College at Jacksonville in October, 2021.

Coach Blake Christenson ('05, '06) was hired as a teacher and coach for Brock ISD in Texas in April 2021.

Fred Knox (‘05) was promoted from Interim CEO to Facility Chief Executive Officer of Rivendell Behavioral Health Service of Arkansas.

Glenn Lansdale (‘05) released his second children’s book, Ronnie Ain't No Chicken, in April 2022 as his first book under his own publishing company "Brightside Publishing House.”

Courtney Matthews (‘05) was named Bryant Pre-K's Teacher of the Year for 2022.

Hollie Shepherd ('05) serves as an Executive Board member for Arkansas Educational Theatre Association.

Kristal Nolen-Brandon ('06) played the role of Calpurnia in To Kill a Mockingbird at the Pocket Community Theatre in Hot Springs in Spring 2022. 

Robbie Byler ('06) was named Music Teacher at Ouachita Public Schools in July 2021.

Lia LaFollette ('06) was honored by Arkansas PBS for teaching at Hot Springs Junior Academy and playing in the Big Dam Horns.

Raymond C . Lee III (‘06) was named City Manager for Greeley, CO in Jan. 2022. 

Nevada Mills ('06) was named Band Director of Malvern Public Schools for the 2022-23 Academic Year.

Leah Sexton (‘06, ‘14) was the recipient of the H Award awarded by the HSU Alumni Association in April 2022, was named President of Arkadelphia Rotary Club for the 2022-23, and became the Chief Administrative Office for Horizon Capital Partners, LLC in July 2022. 

Shasta Anderson ('07, '11) is starting as a librarian for Angie Grant Elementary in Benton in Fall 2022. 

Kelly Burrus (‘07) was named the 2021 Wakefield Elementary Teacher of the Year and the 2021 Little Rock School District Elementary Teacher of the Year and she received her 2019 National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification.

Linda Cromer ('07, '10) was promoted to the new NW Region Director of Crisis and Forensics Services for Atira Health in June 2022.

Harlin Miller, Jr. (‘07) was recognized as the 2021 Honoree in NOLAvate Black for his photography.

Lori Aaron ('08) was named Director of Shipping for Topanga Scents in October 2021.

Charles Blacknall ('08, '15, '17) for being named Principal for the Cabe Middle School in Gurdon Public Schools to begin for the 2022-2023 school year. 

Christopher Golston (‘08,’12) became the HELIX Prepratory Academy Coordinator for the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts in June 2022.

Joel Phelps (‘08) opened his own online paper The Arkadelphian in Fall 2021. 

Melissa Starkey ('08) became Associate Professor of Education at Central Baptist College in June 2021.

Shelley Thomas ('08) became certified in breastfeeding counseling in Spring 2022. 

Jennifer Cunningham ('09, '14) received the President’s Award for Outstanding Professional Presentation during the 70th annual SACRAO (Southern Association of College Registrars and Admissions Offices) conference in Spring 2022 that spans over 600 colleges and universities in 14 US states plus Puerto Rico.

Meredith Krisell ('09) started as the K-6 Literacy Coach for the Glen Rose School District in July 2021.

Amanda Matthews ('09, '14) began Freelance Creative and Career Coaching in Jan. 2022.

Jim Miller ('09) joined AY Media Group as the new Online Editor for AY Magazine and Arkansas Money & Politics in June 2022.

Pagan Williams ('09) started as Project Manager for Horne LLP in June 2021.

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2010s

Josh Berry ('10) received a new anchor position with FOX 17 news in Michigan in April 2022. 

Stephanie Cross ('10) became a Financial Counselor for Goldschmidt and Associates in March 2022.

Robert Gilbert (‘10, ‘12) was hired as an Assistant Principal of Klein High School in Fall 2021. 

Josh Jackson (‘10, ‘13) was named Head High School Band Director for the Maumelle School District for the 2022-23 school year.

Ali Painter ('10) is actively involved in several organizations in Arkadelphia which include Kiwanis of Clark County, Humane Society of Clark County, Friends of the Clark County Library, & Volunteer Council for AHDC. 

Forrest Schultz (‘10, ‘12) was named Head Golf Coach at NCAA DI Troy in June 2021.  

Nathan Holloway (‘11) was hired as the Curriculum Coordinator & Special Projects Manager in the Provost's Office at UA-Little Rock in March 2022.

Sheri Phillips (‘11) was hired as Assistant Professor of English at National Park College in Hot Springs in Aug. 2021. 

Lilah Searcy ('11) joined the Navy and is a Sonar Technician Petty Officer 3rd Class. She moved to Spain in late Spring 2022 to be forward deployed.

Anna Wingfield (‘11) was named Assistant Principal at Maumelle Charter Elementary School for the 2022-23 academic year after working several years as a teacher there. 

Ben Chandler (‘12, ‘14) was the recipient of the 2022 Sporty Carpenter Award and was named head Wrestling Coach, along with his position as Assistant Football Coach for Arkadelphia High School for the 2022-23 school year.  

Cari Elliott ('12) was named a National Award winner for the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR) in Spring 2022. 

Aras Karakivrak (‘12) was named Head Coach of Seals and the new Aquatics Director role of YMCA of Hot Springs in Fall 2021.  

Donnelle' Mitchell ('12) started as an Elementary Science Specialist for the Korea International School in Jeju, South Korea. in April 2022.

Anna Shumake ('12) received her national board teacher certification in May 2022. 

Jay Sutton ('12) was named Director of Bands for Pleasant Grove Independent School District to begin in June 2022.

Kenya Brooks (‘13) was named 2019 Forest Heights STEM Academy elementary Teacher of the Year. 

Amanda Chittenden ('13) was hired as an RTI Interventionist for Highland Park Elementary in Spring 2022. 

Krissica Harper ('13) started as a Retention Coordinator for Huston Tillotson University in Austin, TX  in April 2022.

Jennifer Harrington ('13) started Jen's Mind Games, LLC in June 2021.

Karen Kilby ('13) became Medical Education Coordinator for CHI St. Vincent in March 2022.

Chef Zach Mitchell (‘13) was awarded the Student Chef of the Year by UA - Pulaski Tech Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute in April 2022. 

Katherine Moore (‘13) became a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician in Spring 2022. 

Michael Overton ('13) became the IT Onsite Support Associate for the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences in Oct. 2021.

Lily Schurra, J.D. ('13) was hired as Commercial Counsel for Sourcegraph, Inc. in May 2022.

Cherokee Streetman ('13) started as a teacher and coach for the Magnet Cove School District in June 2022.

Emily Wuichet ('13) started as a Business Teacher for Arkansas Virtual Academy in Feb. 2022.

Kaitlynn Wyrick (‘13,‘15) started as an Early Childhood Special Education Teacher in the Little Rock School District in August 2022.

Amber Bailey-Brownlee (‘14,’19) was named the Director of Alumni Services for Henderson State University in August 2022. 

Izhar Buendia ('14) started as Product Designer for Netflix in May 2021.

Kristen Cooper ('14) completed her first year working as a public school Certified Special Education Teacher EC-12 at Maud ISD Elementary in May 2022.

Joseph Farley ('14) joined the University of Houston-Downtown as assistant professor and has been serving as head of the State Department at the Santa Fe Opera in Summer 2022.

Colbie Jones (‘14) was elected to the Arkansas Urban Forestry Council board of directors and the International Association of Business Communicators Arkansas Chapter board as vice president of professional development in Summer 2021 and was recently hired as director of Keep Arkansas Beautiful for the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage, & Tourism in Little Rock. 

Dr. Calvin Kirklin, Ph.D., LPC, NCC ('14, '17) successfully defended his dissertation "The Lived Experiences of Black Baptist Pastors When Providing Counsel to Congregational Members" in March 2022 and was awarded Excellence in Social Justice Advocacy and became the Eating Disorder Clinical Director for the Portland, OR location of the Center for Discovery.  

Dr. Ali Mitchell, D.O. (‘14) attended medical school at William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her residency from the Inaugural Family Medicine Class of 2022 from Baptist Health UAMS program and will begain as a family medicine doctor in Arkadelphia in Fall 2022.  

Ben Reynolds ('14) became Branch Manager for GardaWorld in Mar. 2022.

Blake Borecky ('15) was hired as a Paralegal for Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon, & Galchus in March 2022.

Jesse Clark (‘15) started as a Hospitalist PA- internal meds/peds for Baptist Health in April 2022 and she was named as an officer for the Arkansas Academy of Physician Assistants in June as Director-at-Large for the Southwest.

Coach Garrett Garner ('15, '18) was named Head Boys Basketball Coach for Arkadelphia High School to begin in July 2022.

Eric Lewis ('15) received a Badger Pride Award in Spring 2022 as an Alternative Learning Environment Staff member. 

Orlando Riveros ('15) debuted with the Orquesta Sinfónica de la Ciudad de Asunción – OSCA. 

Dylan Taylor ('15) graduated from the Arkansas Fire Training Academy in Oct. 2021 and works as a firefighter for the  Hot Springs Fire Department.

Dr. Mallory Bagwell, D.O. ('16) matched her residency in internal medicine and graduated from the New York Institute of Technology College & Osteopathic Medicine in May 2022.

Emily Davis (‘16) was promoted to Director of Educational Programs at the Great Plains Nature Center in Nov. 2021.

Faith Ledbetter (‘16) was hired as Marketing Manager for Natural Way Food Group in Fayetteville in November 2021.

Emily Reynebeau ('16) will begin her PhD in Fall 2022 at the University of New Mexico. She and her husband are both research scientists with the McMurdo Long Term Ecological Research Project (MCM-LTER) and study microbiology in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica.  She will be going to Antarctica for her third field season in October 2022. She zoomed into a biology class with Dr. Engman of HSU Biology during her previous field season in January 2022. 

Joshua Emery ('17) completed his Master of Fine Arts at Southern Illinois University - Carbondale in May 2022.

Justin Harmon ('17) started as a teacher for the North Little Rock School District in Oct. 2021.

Tia Larry ('17) started as a teacher for the Little Rock School District in Aug. 2021. 

Donna Ludwig ('17) completed her 5th year as a special education teacher in a self contained classroom in Spring 2022 for K-4th grade. She was also nominated for Teacher of the year, has  been an advocate for special needs families within her district, and has started her PH.D program in Special education.  

Zac Walthall ('17, '19) was named Video Specialist for OpenSesame in June 2022.

Dawn Coffman ('18, ‘22) was named Miss Henderson State University 2022 in Mar. 2022 and was named Miss Congeniality for the second year in a row at Miss Arkansas. 

Tyler Felton ('18) became Costume Director for Lehigh University in Dec. 2021. 

Tanishia Owens ('18) became a College Readiness Coach for Henderson's Enrollment and Admissions Team in Aug. 2021.

Michelle Sorensen ('18) holds 5 GAC all-time softball records (strikeouts, innings pitched, starts, appearances, and wins) and also holds said records for Henderson State.

Allison Surf ('18) took a job working as a wildlife photographer on a tree boa research project in Colombia.

Gervante Campbell ('19) was named Teacher of the Year for Malvern Middle School for the 2021-22 school year. 

Eric Brown, J.D. ('19) graduated with his Juris Doctor from University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law in May 2022. 

Cayla Christian ('19) accepted a reporter position with KATV in Little Rock in Fall 2021. 

Jake Dunn ('19, '21) became a Sales Representative for Redstone Distribution Services in Dec. 2021.

Jennifer Glover ('19) started as a Registered Nurse for Aya Healthcare in California in July 2021.

Haley Green (‘19) received a Badger Pride Award in Spring 2022 as an Alternative Learning Environment Staff member. 

Colton Langford, J.D. ('19) graduated with his Juris Doctor from University of Arkansas in May 2022 and was named Law Student Volunteer of the Year by Arkansas Legal Aid.

Esteban Meza (‘19) became an airline pilot in Spring 2022. 

Summer Spradling ('19) became a Registered Nurse for National Park Medical Center in Aug. 2021. 

Andrew Stanley (‘19) accepted a position at Lake Hamilton Junior High School for the 2022-23 Academic Year.

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2020s

Brett Burks ('20) is currently half way through the Clinical mental health program and continues to carry a 4.0.

Howard Cheresnick ('20) became a Teacher and Coach for Island Coast High School in June 2022.

Rebecca Fellers (‘20) was named Marketing Specialist at Arkansas Heart Hospital in March 2022. 

Kelli LaRue ('20) was able to obtain a provisional license by the state department to concurrently teach Algebra II while interning.

Kate Whitehead ('20) serves as a Graduate Student at Henderson for the Dept. of Education. 

Sami Whitley (‘20)was hired as a Kindergarten teacher for the Benton School District in June 2021. 

Jackie Williams ('20) became a paraprofessional for the Hot Springs School District in Jan. 2022.

Marcina Carter ('21) was hired as a security guard for Allied Universal Security in December 2021.

Orlando Goodwin ('21) became a Admissions Counselor for Henderson's Enrollment and Admissions Team in December 2021.

Emily Housdan ('21) is a Graduate Assistant for the Center for Arkansas History & Culture.

Jordan Lancaster ('21) started as Assistant basketball and softball coach for Prescott School District in July 2022.

Hannah Lewis ('21) became Client Service Specialist for Bank OZK in April 2022.

Erica McDaniel ('21) was named Assistant Director of the Davis-Baker Preschool at HSU in Aug. 2021.

Tyler McFarland ('21) became a teller for Arvest Bank in Nov. 2021.

Zayne Morrison ('21) was named RTD Lab Tech for Siplast in April 2022.

Calie Plummer ('21) was hired as a teacher for the Lakeside School District in April 2022.

Mac Pritchett (‘21) became Supervisor of the Corolla Beach Rescue in May 2022. 

Teuana Smith (‘21) joined the Arkadelphia Alliance and Area Chamber of Commerce after serving as an intern with them last year

Lane Tupa ('21) was awarded the inaugural Arkansas Rural Health Scholarship.Tupa completed his first year as a medical student pursuing his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Spring 2022.

Kaylie Wheeless ('21) was accepted into the Ph.D. Program in Biology at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. 

Brandon Bennett (‘22) was named Assistant Director of Residence Life and Student Involvement at Centenary College of Louisiana.

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