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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
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.
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
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.
Jeannie Hosley Botts has retired and is moving to Virginia Beach to be near her children. She will be working part time at preschool.
Janice Eifling retired after serving 44 years as Librarian at the USDA National Animal Disease Center in
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Glen Hooks celebrated his 10th
anniversary with the Sierra Club, where he is a Senior Campaign Representative
for the Club's "Beyond Coal Campaign". In addition, Glen was recently named to the
board of Planned Parenthood Voters of Arkansas.
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.
Norma King Walker was awarded her Masters of
Science in Education with emphasis in School Business Leadership in Jan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 has been selected as the
University of Arkansas' Outstanding Master’s Student in Counselor Education.
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.
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.
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.
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