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2013 - 2014 Updates

Updates received after January 31, 2013.


Lawrence Mobley is Associate Broker with Rector Phillips Morris in the commercial area.My connection with Hendrix over the years has helped me to be successful in many ways. Student, Coach, and Real Estate Broker.


Harvey Couch has retired, after 45 years, from teaching at Tulane Law School.

Dr. Alton Loveless has just released his newest book entitled The Ministry, The Memory, The Memorial.  The book is a handbook of the burial places of over 900 prominent and pioneer ministers of one of the oldest denominations in the United States, many of whom were descendants of Roger Williams and others of the movement who pastored the First Baptist church in Providence, Rhode Island.

Robert Walden is the new interim Rector of Epiphany Episcopal Church, Honolulu, while they finish their search for a new full-time minister.


Jerry Robbins will receive the Outstanding Alumni Award in Education from the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas in May 2014.  Robbins received his M.Ed. and Ed.D. from that institution.  Jerry's experience has included K-12 teacher, high school principal, professor, department chair, central administrator, and 25 years experience (at three institutions) as dean of a university college of education.  He retired from Eastern Michigan University in 2005.


Patsy Crow King will be honored by having her name added to the Main Downtown Library's large glass wall of area authors in El Paso, Texas.

Dr. Bruce Molholt  was chronicled in Dan Fagin's, an award-winning environmental journalist, new book, "Toms River."  Fagin chronicles the tragic case of 68 children who contracted cancer from exposure to carcinogenic chemicals in this NJ town.  Bruce was the main expert witness for plaintiff families in their successful lawsuit.


Gates Williams has been a commercial banker for forty years, beginning in Shreveport, LA., to Tulsa, OK. as President and CEO of two banks and retired in 2003 as President and CEO of two banks in West Memphis and Marion, Ark.  Since retirement he and his wife of 51 years, Sharon Gladin Williams, have become gypsies and live in Long Island, the Bahamas, and Little Rock where their two sons live. 


W. Christopher Barrier, has co-authored in the Winter 2013 issue of the UALR Law Review an article entitled “Still Fugacious After All These Years,” updating a 2007 primer on oil and gas law in Arkansas.  He practices real estate law in the Little Rock, Arkansas office of Mitchell Williams and publishes a monthly column on real estate law in Arkansas in a law and business newspaper.


Carol Carpenter Moseley retired in 2009 from an organist position at FUMC in Harrison (after 50 years playing), is currently volunteering at nursing homes and Senior Centers playing piano music.  She also serves as NARMC as hospital volunteer (2008). 


J. Randy Hudson was honored by having a room named in his honor at the dedication of the new science building at Austin College in Sherman, TX.  The room was given by pre-health science alumni in appreciation of his years of service on the Biology faculty and as the health sciences advisor.

Warren Pearce has retired after 20 years in the Air Force satellite community and 22 years as a contractor supporting the AF Satellite community.


Jeannie Hosley Botts has retired and is moving to Virginia Beach to be near her children. She will be working part time at preschool.


Vickie Witt Draper retired June 30 after 36 years with Fayette County Schools serving as an English teacher, school counselor, Supervisor of Pre Kindergarten, Testing and Assessment and Federal Programs (Title I, II, and III).

Janice Eifling retired after serving 44 years as Librarian at the USDA National Animal Disease Center in Ames, Iowa.

Richard Meek retired from the Memphis Zoo and Aquarium where he served as Curator of Education and for the last 25 years, zoo keeper specializing in exotic hoofstock, especially his beloved giraffe. He and his wife, fellow retired zoo keeper Kathy Fay, plan on spending their retirement walking dogs and reading books.


Robert Taylor is the Associate Regional Counsel for Housing Finance and Programs in the Little Rock office of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.


Roger Armstrong has been elected the Corporate Secretary of the National Storytelling Network. He has also been elected as President of Arkansas's Diamond State Chorus, the Central Arkansas Chapter of the National Barbershop Harmony Society. In retirement, Roger serves as the part-time pastor of the Amboy United Methodist Church in North Little Rock.


Rich Livingston is one of the experts quoted extensively in Beth Alison Maloney's new book "Childhood Interrupted," about autoimmune neurological and psychiatric problems in children, especially those caused by previous strep throat.


Glenn L. Dalton 
received Washington University School of Law Distinguished Alumni Award.


Bob Compton had his music photography inducted into The Hogan Jazz Archives at Tulane University in October.  In April and May, he did a show with original Rolling Stone Magazine photographer Baron Wolman at Scott Edwards Gallery in New Orleans.


Larry Morse, CEO of Johnson Regional Medical Center in Clarksville, recently completed a two-year term as Chairman of the Board of the Arkansas Hospital Association.


Dr. Tim Barger is religion editor of The Blade, the daily newspaper in Toledo, Ohio. 


Nancy Shilling will be entering Perkins School of Theology at SMU in August to receive a Masters of Theological Studies with a concentration in Bible.  


Chris Palmer has been appointed by Governor Mike Beebe as Circuit Judge in the Third Division of the 6th Judicial District replacing Jay Moody, which expires Dec. 31, 2014. 

Bob Staab has been named Director, Bartlesville Employee Services for Phillips 66 in Bartlesville, OK.  Groups reporting to him will include move services, interior space design, conferencing services, the warehouse, and mail, shipping and ground transportation.


Gayle Roller Hall is retiring in May 2014 from Hartford Schools as the Gifted and Talented Coordinator/Teacher K-12.  Gayle has been teaching for more than thirty years.


Jeff McCoy is now Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking at Chase.


Jeff Aulgur earned his Ed.d. in Workforce Development from the University of Arkansas in August 2013 and serves as an Assistant Professor and Department Head of Professional Studies at Arkansas Tech University.  In his 25th year of service in the Army Reserve, Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Aulgur was appointed the Command Sergeant Major of the 1st Brigade (Engineer) 102nd Division (Maneuver Support) on 01 April 2013.

Karen Billings was awarded the American Guild of Organists' Service Playing Certificate in 2012. She serves as pianist at the Basilica of San Albino in Mesilla, NM, and is organist at University United Methodist Church in Las Cruces, NM.

Scott Walker recently joined Reveille Software in Alpharetta, GA, as Director of Services and Support.


Audrey Kane graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a PhD in Health Related Sciences and emphasis in Occupational Therapy.  Title of dissertation was "Sensory Modulation Disorder, Coping and the Impact on Occupational Performance."  She is currently employed at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System and teaching at VCU School of Occupational Therapy.

Michael D. Kyzer, M.D. was elected in January 2013 as Chairman of the Board of Directos of St. Alexius Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.  He continues to serve as Chairman of the Emergency Medicine Department and Chairman of the Peer Review Committee, and remains active in patient care and the clinical instruction of resident physicians and paramedics.


Paul Ledbetter celebrates 10 successful years with Microsoft. He joined the Charlotte office as a founding member of Microsoft's CRM v1 product team. In this role he was responsible for development of Microsoft's partner channel and assigned to stratefic customer accounts. After three years, he was selected to manage the largest licensing partner in the US, based in Dallas, TX. In this role he was recognized for leadership and revenue attainment and awarded the Circle of Excellence. Paul was US lead representing his division in the development of Microsoft's Cloud, O365, and Virtualization solutions. Most recently, he returned to Atlanta with the Dynamics division and has been awarded the "East Region Rainmaker Award" and "US VP Award for Partner Satisfaction." He has attained over 100% in 9 of his 10 years at Microsoft; serves on the board for MS Dad's Leadership Team; and has been tech advisor for 5 area High Schools. His previous career includes consulting roles at GE Capital, KPMG, and Siebel. In addition to activities with his family (children 8 and 10), he attends local sports, enjoys amateur photography, and is a supporter of local arts and music.   

John Wyvill has been named Executive Director of the Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.


Leigh Abernathy was named to the board of the Arkansas Craft Guild in 2012.

Kathryn Davitt is the recipient of the Mary Barkey Clinical Excellence Award by the Child Life Council, a prestigious national award for her work as a child life specialist.

Greg Joslin was named a principal partner at Irwin Partners, a full-service commercial real estate investment, brokerage and development firm based in Little Rock with a branch office in Fayetteville. 

Karen Kennedy Seifert is the new President of the Arcadia Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Paul Smith resigned after 20 years as a finance and consumer research executive at The Procter & Gamble Company, to become a full-time author and speaker. Paul's first book, Lead with a Story, is now in it's 5th printing in the US, and has been translated and published in 5 languages around the world. His second book is due out in the Fall of 2014, and will be a collection of real-life short stories to help parents teach their children wisdom, values, character, and life lessons.

Jason Terk was recognized by the Fort Worth Business Press as a 2014 Healthcare Hero and was named a 2014 Top Doc by Fort Worth Texas Magazine.   Jason will begin his service as President of the Texas Pediatric Society in the fall of 2014. 


Joanna Crump earned a Master of Library and Information Studies from University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa in December 2013.

John Glassford has been elected the new President and CEO of HMO Partners, Health Advantage.  John will oversee sales and marketing, medical management, risk management and provider services.

Scott Simpson recently relocated with his wife and two children to Smyrna, Tennessee.  He is the multimedia program developer at Cross Country Education.  He is responsible for developing and coordinating webinars and online modules for health care professionals around the country to complete in order to receive continuing education credit.

Greg Thompson with Greg Thompson Fine Art is pleased to announce that it has opened a second location at 3102 Maple Avenue, Suite 400, Dallas, TX 75201. 


Devon Cockrell serves as Course Manager, responsible for Active Army, sister service, Allied and Army Reserve Psychological Operations officer training at 5th Battalion, 1st Special Warfare Training Group, John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School at Fort Bragg, NC.  He was recently promoted to Major. 

Glen Hooks after 11 years as a member of the Sierra Club's national staff, Glen Hooks was hired as the Arkansas Sierra Club's first-ever Chapter Director. 


Kelly Aaron is a RN at at FirstLight Home Care where they provide non-medical care for seniors, post-surgical patients, and postpartum moms. 


Wendy Anderson has been hired to be Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's Deputy Chief of Staff. 

Marisa Turner Johnson, M.D. has published a book entitled "Yes I Am Talking to You: Answering the Call of Christian Discipleship".  It is based on Matthew 5, the Scriptures known as the Beatitudes. It is available in bookstores, at online booksellers, as an e-reader, and can be ordered from the publisher, Westbow Press.


Tracy Kartye has been promoted to Director of Social Investments at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a private charitable organization whose principal mission is to help build better futures for disadvantaged children and families. In this role, I invest a portion of the Foundation's endowment with the objective to earn both a financial return and social return aligned with the Foundation's mission.

Col. Kevin Koehler, M.D. was appointed as the State Surgeon for the Arkansas National Guard.


Jason Browning has been featured in a book title "Pinstripe Defection."  It is a story about Jason's five year legal battle with the New York Yankees.  Jason, an attorney in Little Rock, AR, uncovered evidence of other under-the-table dealings.

Meredith Embry Fisherman entered her first photography contest and placed in two categories in the City of Richardson Photography contest.  Her picture of the Trellis at University of Texas at Dallas placed third in the Architecture/Black & white category. "Annie Leafs" placed first in the Children/Color category and is a picture of her youngest daughter, Annie. 

Rev. Barkley Thompson has published his first book, Elements of Grace.  Barkley will also be the featured speaker Jan. 5 and 12 on “Day 1” with host Peter Wallace, the nationally syndicated ecumenical radio program. Barkley serves as the Dean of Christ Church Cathedral (Episcopal) in Houston, Texas.

Norma King Walker was awarded her Masters of Science in Education with emphasis in School Business Leadership in Jan. 2013.


Matt House was named by Arkansas Business as one of the 40 Under 40 in Arkansas.

Whitney Palmer Griggs traveled this summer to Haiti as part of a team from Trinity UMC of Moberly, MO to deliver water filters to individual homes in the Arcahaie area.  Other Hendrix traveleres included Walt Wilcox ’08, Rev. Mike Wondel ’96, and Jill Champney Wondel ’99.

Amy Dunn Johnson has been honored by the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law as the 2013 recipient of the Alumni Outstanding Public Service Award.

Toni Gocke Wyre was named by Arkansas Business as one of the 40 Under 40 in Arkansas.


Angela Wilder Kyzer published her first journal article as first author, "Environmental Risk Factors and Custody Status in Children of Substance Abusers," Children and Youth Services Review.

Adam Mitchell was named Little Rock Community President of Simmons First National Bank.

Sean McConnell is the Director of Engagement at Episcopal Relief & Development in New York.


Whitney Bauman has completed a book, Religion and Ecology: Developing a Planetary Ethic.  His other works include Theology, Creation, and Environmental Ethics; Grounding Religion: A Field Guide to the Study of Religion and Ecology; Inherited Land: The Changing Grounds of Religion and Ecology; and Voices of Feminist Liberation: Writings in Celebration of Rosemary Radford Ruether.

Jamey Campbell is the Director of Development for the Volunteer State Community College Foundation.

Kenneth Mason has been chosen to serve on a national task force.  The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) announced that Kenneth, a member of the Georgia State Board of Education, has been selected to serve on a year-long NASBE study group - The Role of Technology in Schools and Communities to examine the compound issues surrounding the ever-expanding use of digital technology in K-12 education.

Regi Ott and her husband, Jeremy Bragg, have purchased River City Tea, Coffee & Cream in the historic Hillcrest neighborhood.  The new name is River City Coffee, and they will be moving to a new location. 

Arkansas Chief Deputy Attorney General Brad Phelps has received an award from the National Association of Attorneys General for his exemplary work to negotiate a landmark agreement with major tobacco companies. Phelps was presented with the award at NAAG’s summer meeting in Boston, Mass. He is the first Arkansan to receive such recognition. 

Lindsey Claire Smith is the incoming Editor of American Indian Quarterly, published by University of Nebraska Press.

Kyle Wilson's play, The Butcher of Bumblebee, was named a semi-finalist for the 2013 O'Neill Playwrights Conference. In June Kyle went to Omaha, Nebraska, with his play, After School Special, which was a PlayLabs selection at the 2013 Great Plains Theatre Conference. In July Kyle produced the world premiere of The Miss Julie Dream Project at the 2013 Hollywood Fringe Festival. He wrote the play in collaboration with eight fellow members of his writer's collective, Fell Swoop Playwrights. The production ran to full houses for six performances at The 3 Clubs Cocktail Lounge in Los Angeles.


Amanda Bolls Smith has accepted a position at UAMS as the Associate Director of Development and Communications for the Myloema Institute.

Beth Wiedower has been named Senior Field Director for the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  In her new capacity, Beth will lead the Houston, Texas office of the National Trust, focusing efforts to preserve and protect significant national treasures around the county.  


Fred Baker received a Master's of Arts Degree in History from the University of Nebraska at Kearney on Jul. 26, 2013.  

Major Shane McEntire, M.D., F.A.C.S. deployed with the U.S. Army as a part of Operation Enduring Freedom.  Major McEntire is a general surgeon stationed with the 759th Forward Surgical Team (FST) at Forward Operating Base (FST) Fenty in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. 

Susan Johnson-Mumford has created an exhibition, Crossing Borders, which will be featured at The Oxford American in Little Rock, AR from July 31 to August 10. 


Colin Blair is the first author paper in Science Magazine (Aug. 31, 2012) involving teaching chemistry to undergraduates, "Exploring Gold Nanoparticles, the IBI Prize-winning module, guides students' construction and evidence-based refinment of their personal models of golf nanoparticles."

Bryan Borland's Sibling Rivalry Press published work that won the Pushcart Prize and the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry in 2013. Other titles were featured in Publishers Weekly, The Village Voice, and Poets & Writers Magazine.

Angela Disch Gray accepted a new position as a Sr. Clinical Business Solutions Analyst for Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith, AR.

Kate Matlock is a senior digital strategist for Ketchum and recently celebrated her 5th anniversary of living in England. Summer 2013, she was published in the practical handbook for PR and social media professionals, Share This Too, having contributed a chapter on changes in etiquette due to social and mobile.

Melissa Prycer, longtime Director of Education at Dallas Heritage Village, was recently named President & Executive Director.  During her decade at the Village, she has launched a lecture series, hands-on classes for children, a preschool storytime, numerous collaborative events, and increased school tours.  As Executive Director, Prycer looks forward to continuing to build partnerships with the community, particularly in the burgeoning Cedars Neighborhood and Farmer’s Market neighborhood, improving the visitor experience through reimagined exhibit buildings, preserving local history, and providing a place for curious learners of all ages to discover history.   

Marisa Pryor serves as the Associate Director of Operations for the White House Fellowship Program. Marisa previously worked for the Oprah Winfrey Leadership for Girls in South Africa. Prior to working in South Africa, she worked for United States Senator Mark Pryor of Arkansas in Washington, D.C. Marisa holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas William H. Bowen School of Law, a Masters of Public Service degree from the Clinton School of Public Service and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Hendrix College. She resides in the District of Columbia.


Sarah Bates accepted a position as a Public Affairs Specialist with the National Science Foundation, acting as communications liaison for engineering research and communications lead for the BRAIN Initiative.

Larry Dunn accepted a position as the Industrial Liaison Officer with the NSF-funded NASCENT (Nanomanufacturing Systems for Mobile Computing and Energy Technologies) Engineering Research Center. 

Elizabeth Fite of Kutak Rock LLP in Atlanta was re-elected to serve on the Executive Committee of the 45,000-member State Bar of Georgia and was installed June 22 during the organization’s Annual Meeting.

Hope Gaither Geiger was promoted to Assistant Director of Enrollment and Student Services at the University of Tulsa Graduate School.

Ashley Hardin Hill and her husband, Brian, are bringing a Sylvan Learning Center to Conway! Expected opening date approximately this December. This is their 4th center, with two more to come in Sherwood and Hot Springs.


Michael Chappell, M.D. has joined Arkansas Ophthalmology Associates in Little Rock.  He has completed specialty training in reconstructive and cosmetic oculofacial plastic surgery, whcih will expand the scope of the practice to include evalutation and treatment of a variety of periocular, orbital, facial, and lacrimal diseases and disorders.

Laura Hampton Oyler has been promoted from Employment Law Partner in Human Resources to the role of Director of Policy and Advocacy in the Public Affairs department for Reynolds American, Inc.  In this new role, she will be working with legislators and policy makers to promote efforts surrounding the Company's youth tobacco prevention programs.

Ian Manire joined Union Studio Architecture in Providence, RI as an architectural designer. At Union Studio, he is currently helping shepherd high-end residential projects from design through the construction document process. Ian received the Henry Adams Medal and the Ferguson & Shamamian Graduate Prize at the University of Notre Dame where he earned his Master of Architecture. 

Jen Mathews accepted a position as a Financial Analyst in the Planning Department of Perkins & Marie Callender's LLC and was just elected to the Board of Directors of the Memphis Chapter of the Tennessee Society of CPAs for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. 

Dixon Parnell completed his Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in August 2013 at the University of Memphis in Memphis, TN.

Paul Prewitt-Freilino was appointed to the position of associate vice president for academic planning and institutional effectiveness at Becker College. 


Brooke Ivy recently became the Chief Development Officer for the Arkansas Museum of Discovery, which was ranked by MENSA as number six in the top 10 science museums in the U.S.

Sarah Jacobson will present "Heroes Abandoned: Parent-Child Relationships from Homer to Riordan," part of the Hendrix-Murphy Foundation Programs in Literature and Language 2012-2013 event series.  The presentation will take place Thursday, March 7 in Reves Recital Hall on the Hendrix College campus.

Grant Morshedi, M.D. has finished residency and fellowship training in Salt Lake City, Utah, and has accepted a position as an Assistant Professor in the UAMS Department of Ophthalmology.

Stephen Routon completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology and fellowship in Breast Imaging. He was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the UAMS Department of Radiology. 

Laura Sessoms Grimes is the Merchandsier for Arkansas based content and commerce website Bourbon & Boots.


Leighanne Hillman Alford was promoted to Chief Development Officer at the Arkansas Foodbank.

Douglas Hutchings is president of Silicon Solar Solutions.  The company was recently awarded $500,000 to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy's prestigious SunShot Initiative.  Hutchings said the goal of the project is to improve the technology on industrial cells, and he hopes that can lead to Arkansas-based manufacturing of the equipment.  

Meghan Murphy graduated with her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in August of 2013. Her dissertation investigated learning potential, executive function, and insight in persons with schizophrenia. She has since accepted a position as Health Behavior Coordinator at the VA Eastern Kansas Healthcare System in Leavenworth, KS.

Darcy Baskin Pumphrey won the 2014 Lucille Westbrook Award for best article manuscript on an aspect of local Arkansas history. Her article, “Too Little, Too Late: Why Little Rock’s Freeway Resistance Movement Failed to Stop the Construction of Interstate 630,” will be published in the Arkansas Historical Quarterly.


Brad Howard has moved back to Arkansas from Washington, D.C., to be the Communications Director & Spokesperson for the Mike Ross for Governor campaign.  Mike Ross is a former Arkansas congressman and is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor.  Brad previously served as Congressman Mike Ross's Communications Director for 4.5 years when Ross was in Congress.

Keeley Murray L'Esperance accepted a position as the Campus Librarian for The Chef's Academy in Morrisville, North Carolina.


Jeremy Crosmer has a DMA from the University of Michigan in cello and music composition.

Andrew McCormick has returned stateside and joined Hogan Lovells' corporate team in Denver, CO.

Russ Montgomery is a policy advisor at the state health department in Maryland. In this position, he is playing a major role in health care reform implementation in the state. He is also a PhD candidate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Lizzy Price is the Communications Director for the Democratic Party of Arkansas.

Rebecca Revoal earned her Masters of Science in Organizational Leadership from Colorado State University.


Amanda Brooks has accepted a position as Manager of Marketing and Communications with USA Track & Field. She is the day-to-day press officer, handles brand management and strategic communications, and acts as the official athlete spokesperson for all Team USA events. She looks forward to traveling internationally and experiencing the World Championships and Olympics in person. She finishes a four-year career with the athletic department at the University of Florida, where her teams combined for three NCAA titles and four conference championships.

Nick Barnes has received a prestigious honor by being selected as a Rolf C. Syvertsen Scholar for the 2012-2013 year at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.

Stephen Dyle has been promoted to Senior Archaeological Crew Chief at C Dimensions, Inc.

McKinzie Fruchtl graduated with her PhD in Chemical Engineering.  

Rosemary Hallmark has been promoted to editor of At Home in Arkansas magazine.

Samuel Kauffman accepted a position as program director for the Arkansas Courts and Community Initiative at the Arkansas Supreme Court.  ACCI aims to raise awareness among Arkansans about our state government, constitution, and the role of fair and impartial courts in upholding the rule of law, protecting individual rights, and ensuring access to justice for all.

Ash McLain received her Master's degree in Adult and Higher Education with an emphasis in Student Affairs from the University of Oklahoma in May 2011. She has been working in the Office of Housing and Dining at the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, OK since July 2011. Ash served as the Residence Director for Fisher South Hall until February 2012, and was then promoted to Apartment Community Director of Mayo, Lorton and Brown Villages. She is currently finishing her second year in this position in the on-campus apartments.

Ryan Williams graduated from the Clinton School of Public Service in May 2012 with her Master of Public Service and graduated this year with her Master of Public Health from UAMS.


Becca Mayeux Foster is the head golf coach at Texas A&M International University (NCAA DII). Recently her men's team won second place at the 27th PGA Minority Collegiate Championship in Port St. Lucie, Florida which will air on the Golf Channel July 3, 2013 at 9 PM EST/8 PM CST.

Matthew Reid graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe with the degree of Master of Science in Biology. He will be entering the Ph.D. program at the University of Louisville this fall on a university fellowship. 

Sarah Rhoads has graduated with a M.D. degree from UAMS College of Medicine.  She will start internal medicine residency in Louisville, KY in July. 

Jessica Sweatt graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Masters of Science in biomedical research. She will be teaching high school biology in Metro Nashville during the coming school year.

Leslie Till Irle is teaching English as a second language at Garden Hills Elementary School.

Kelly Zalocusky is a member of a neuroscience research team at Stanford University that has developed a process that renders a mouse brain transparent.  The process, called CLARITY, ushers in an entirely new era of whole-organ imaging that stands to fundamentally change our scientific understanding of the most-important-but-least-understood of organs, the brain, and potentially other organs, as well.


Lauren Bartshe has been awarded a Graduate Research Assistantship at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum for summer 2013. She spent the 2012-13 academic year studying in Krakow, Poland as a Kosciuszko Foundation Fellow. 

Joseph Byram received the Arkansas Nurses' Association's 'Dr. Cheryl Schmidt Senior Nursing Student of the Year Award' for 2012, and graduated from UAMS College of Nursing in May 2013.  Joseph has accepted a job at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, TN in their Nurse Residency Program, Critical Care Track.

Trey Calvin will be living in Madrid, Spain for the 2013-2014 academic year earning a Masters degree in Spanish Literature and Philology from Middlebury College. 

Sarah Dunaway graduated Cum Laude from St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Florida.  

Jake Eddington has been promoted to the Institutional Finance division at the Department of Higher Education in Little Rock.

David Hagan was awarded the 2013 William Cunningham Award by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers for winning the 2013 Student National Design Competition.  In Fall 2014, he will begin studying for his PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering with a focus in Environmental Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Lucas Harder is the Model Policy Service Assistant Director with the Arkansas School Boards Association in Little Rock.

Alex Holmes is attending graduate school at Emory University where she is getting her Masters of Medical Science (MMSc) in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling, and will graduate next May (2014).  She is engaged to Ben Wadley.

Robert Kempton, Jr. is living in Shanghai, China working for a leading global engineering consulting firm (Bureau Veritas), managing the commerical negotiations for U.S. Companies who are expanding operations into Mainland China.

Caitlin Murphy received her J.D. with Honors from the University of Tulsa College of Law and will be joining the firm Barrow & Grimm, P.C. in Tulsa, OK.

Angela Bennett Poff published a research article with her team at the University of South Florida, which finds that nontoxic cancer therapy was proven effective against metastatic cancer.  The study is titled "The Ketogenic Diet and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Prolong Survival in Mice with Systemic Metastatic Cancer." 

Katie Rice-Guter is the marketing coordinator at the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Sheila Kindsfather Rupert has joined the Hendrix College community as an adjunct professor, 2012-2013 calendar. She is currently instructing classes in the Kinesiology and Health Sciences Department.

Ben Wadley is attending Emory Law School and is set to graduate in May 2014. He is engaged to Alex Holmes.

Kat Wallace is graduating with her M.A. in Social Change from Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, CA this May 2013.

Paul Yin has joined Thompson & Knight LLP's Tax Practice Group.


Megan Andrews received the Eli Segal Bridge Builder Award at City Year's national convention.

Michelle Stiles Ashley has completed a one-year internship with the UK charity Restore Hope. She has been hired on staff in the role of Hospitality and Communications Coordinator beginning August 2013. 

Hailey Hundley competed at the National Healthcare Case Competition sponsored by the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  Hailey is a senior Master's in Health Services Administration at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences'Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health.

Brandie Maraziti has accepted a position as Surgery Scheduling Coordinator at St. David's Medical Center in Austin, Texas.

Molly Miller was appointed by Governor Mike Beebe to serve on the Arkansas Division of Volunteerism Advisory Council. Appointment expires January 7, 2016. 


Ian Evans has signed with Swedish football (soccer) club Friska Viljor F.C. in Division III Norrland (league). Season begins May 3.  He has also accepted the offer of admission at American University School of International Service for the International Development Program. Ian will defer until a January 2015 start date in order to play the season with Friska Viljor.

Conner McMains has been accepted as a candidate for a Masters of Music in Orchestral Conducting at the University of North Texas College of Music in the class of 2015.

Kristin Witcher is finishing up her first year teaching at Leilehua High School on Oahu, Hawaii.

Trent Whitehead, Zac Hale, and Dylan Veron just released their first album titled " On Being Alone" with their band Swampbird.


Blythe Cate has accepted a postiton with At Home in Arkansas.

Adam Grippo has accepted a position as a Chemistry Research Specialist at the University of California, Berkeley.

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