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Joe G. Hollyfield was recently honored by BrightFocus Foundation, Clarksburg, MD, in naming one of thie research grants the "Joe G. Hollyfield New Investigator Award for Macular Degeneration Research." This tribute recognizes the more than 20-years Dr. Hollyfield served a s Chairman of their Macular Degeneration Scientific Review Panel.

Donna Nelson has retired from Foothill College.


Anthony Kassos retired and owns and manages the “Rocking K Ranch”.


Alice Henderson-Hooker is continuing to work as the current Executive Director for the Flying Physicians Association, Inc. She retired in 2007 as American Urological Association Office of Education Director.


Carol Lindley Hampton has retired as Associate Dean, School of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University.


Don Curdie has retired from active law practice and legal work.

Tom Fomby has received the SMU Faculty Career Achievement Award.


Jim Sprott has retired from practice of law after 48 years.


Pamela "Pam" Fair has retired.


David Beckton received the Ruth Olive Beall Award, which is awarded by Arkansas Children's Hospital to the staff physician who consistently embodies the hospital's mission, vision, and core values of safety, teamwork, compassion, and excellence. Dr. Becton is Professor of Pediatrics at UAMS, and Medical Director of the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Program at Arkansas Children's Hospital, where he also holds the Lawrence H. Schmieding Endowed Chair in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. He has been on staff at ACH since July, 1985.

Jack Bell has retired from the City of Conway.

John Reed has retired after 45 years as a software engineer and Information Systems Security Officer.

Karen Grant Schirmer has retired from medicine.


Nancy Martinsen retired from a long career in Human Resources in 2020.

Michael Mattox has recently been hired by Methodist Family Health as church relations associate.

Marcia Boatwright Imbeau received the 2022 Presidential Award by Arkansans for Gifted & Talented Education.


Thad Eckolls has retired.


Suzette Elmore has been named Top Overall Producer, Residential and Commercial Sales, Top Listing and Top Sales Agent, and awarded Double Diamond Award of Excellence.

Susan M. Schultz has retired.


Elizabeth Small, primary instructor for the Real Estate program in UA Little Rock's School of Business, will take on an additional role with the university as director of business networks.

Laura Davidson Stanley is the new Module Director of Brain and Behavior at UAMS College of Medicine.


Ann Dugan Grimes recently formed KanduG Records and released their first project.


Bianca Hearn Coker recently opened a new Sylvan Learning Center in Brentwood and Pacific Palisades serving area families in Santa Monica, California with tutoring and enrichment for students in grades K - 12; manages the day to day operations.


Teri Thomas started a new position as National Account Manager at Interstate Batteries.


Bracken Darrell has been given the Edison Achievement Award for innovation.

Christie Dawson started a position as Speechwriter at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Mandy Hull has been announced as the new Managing Counsel for the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs campus.

Laura Mahan retired from teaching elementary after 30 years in the classroom.


Lile Choate has joined Bank OZK of Little Rock as senior vice president and personal trust officer.

Alan McClain has been appointed the state’s new insurance commissioner by Gov. Asa Hutchison.

Stephen Sperry has started a new position as Senior Vice President, Sr. Portfolio Manager First Horizon Bank.

Charles Weber is beginning a new career as a K-8 teacher in Paradise Valley, Arizona.


Scott Hamilton has been named to the Arkansas Money & Politics third annual class of AMP Influencers of the Year. 


Jamie Griffith is working as Project Manager for Methodist Family Health Foundation.

Burton Hayes has started a new position as Chief Medical Information Officer at University Clinical Health.

Jim Hudson has been names Chief of Staff at the Arkansas Department of Commerce.

Kim May started a new position as DPCS/Clinical Supervisor at Sky HHS Home Health.

Darrin Williams has been named to the Arkansas Money & Politics third annual class of AMP Influencers of the Year. 


David Collier-Tenison has started a new position as Senior Consultant at Deloitte.

Shannon Collier-Tenison has been named interim dean of the College of Business, Health and Human Services at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.


Gregory Alan Davis graduated from the Master of Nursing Science program at UAMS.

Ruth Eyers has successfully defended her dissertation.

Mike Malone has been hired by University of Arkansas for economic development role.

John McGraw has been awarded the Intellectual Freedom Award by the Arkansas Library Association for work to preserve the Freedom to Read for the patrons of the Faulkner County Library.


Dan Clanton received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to implement a new academic, interdisciplinary program called Ethics and Interfaith Studies.


Keith Metz started a new position as Medicaid Communications Coordinator at Arkansas Department of Human Services.


Valerie Thompson Bailey started a new position as Communications Legal Associate at Pulaski County Special School District.

Brian Delavan has been hired as the lead bioinformatic scientist at the Arkansas Department of Health.

Brandi Moran started a position as Marketing Manager at MercuryGate International.

Paul Nony has been promoted to Vice President of Health Sciences- East Region and Principal Toxicologist at CTEH.

J.J. Whitney has returned to Hendrix College as Career Services Programs Coordinator.


Allison Cox started a new position as Chief People Officer at Encore Bank.

Andy Grumbles has been named chief financial officer at First Service Bank.

Kelly Halstead has started a new position as Senior Counsel at Walmart U.S.

Adam Mitchell has been named to the Arkansas Money & Politics third annual class of AMP Influencers of the Year. 

Kelly Simon recently began a position with the LRSD as kindergarten teacher in the new Ignite Digital Academy, set up to cater specifically to stay-at-home students.


Angel Johnson Belsey's publishing imprint, Deixis Press, published its first book: Some Rise By Sin by Sion Scott-Wilson. The press’s second book, The Workshop of Filthy Creation by Richard Gadz, will be published on 25 October, with a further four books to follow in 2022. All Deixis Press titles can be ordered from your favorite bookstore worldwide.

Jamey Campbell joined Greater Nashville Realtors as Professional Development Manager.

Matthew Hodges has launched his own financial planning practice, Dreamfield Planning Group.

Tommy Keet has been named to the Arkansas Money & Politics third annual class of AMP Influencers of the Year. 

Christy Slay is the new CEO of The Sustainability Consortium.

Matthew Widick started a new position as Head of Data Management and Enterprise Architecture at Deliveroo.

Mark Wilson has been named President, First Arkansas Bank & Trust.


Sarah Malpica Erstine has been promoted to Director of Client Management at Acxiom.

Susan Todd Krafft started a new position as Executive Director of Career Services and the Babb Student Professional Development Center at University of Arkansas - Fort Smith.

Neil Osam has begun a new position with First Orion as Director of Product Marketing.


Brian Bowen has been appointed Deputy Chief of Staff for Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge.

Zach Manis accepted a new position as Director of Character Formation and Humanities Teacher in the Gravitas program.

Andrew Turnbull has been begun a new position with Morrison & Foerster, a leading global law firm.

Finley Vinson began a position with Traffic Engineering Consultants in Little Rock, Arkansas.


JL Lavina began a new position as Senior Public Relations Manager at LG Electronics North America.

Kate Matlock has been made Deputy Managing Director - Digital Innovation at BCW Global.


Jeremy Crosmer has been named a recipient of the 2021 Ford Musician Awards for Excellence in Community Service.

Hope Geiger has begun a position as the University Registrar at the University of Tulsa.


Jill Kimmer Jennings has been recognized as a Soiree Class of 2022 of Women to Watch.

Lisa Rausch has been promoted to Scientist at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

CJ Sentell has started a new position as CEO at The Nashville Food Project.


Cory Barbot started a new position as VP of Product, Growth at Greenlight.

Alexandra Chase has been announced as the 2021-22 President of the Junior League of the Palm Beaches.

Ben Hollowell started a new position as Adjunct Professor at Hendrix College.

Peter Horn has started a position as Research Engineering Manager at

Christopher Schaechtel has started a new position as VP, Corporate Banking at BOK Financial.

Aaron Van Son started a new position as Sales Director at Venture360.


Dillon Farris has been promoted to Senior Supply Chain Manager - Consolidation LTL at Walmart.

Maradyth Hopper McKenzie has been recognized as a Soiree Class of 2022 of Women to Watch.

Marquita Little Numan has been recognized as a Soiree Class of 2022 of Women to Watch.

Laura Zeis started a new position as IT Support Technician at Attentive.


Joshua Blevins started a new position as Director of Development at Reed Community Partners.

Sebastien David was recently promoted to International Liaison and Project Director at Clarion Events.

JoAnna Holt has been promoted to Operations Quality Specialist at InsideTrack.

Xochitl Delgado Solorzano was named assistant dean for diversity, equity and inclusion within the University of Arkansas Honors College.

Megan Rugg has joined Pulaski Heights staff as Chief Financial Officer.


Nathan Fenster has been promoted to Senior Director of Global Analytics at Dealmoon.

Thomas Henry started a new position as Boutique Director at Van Cleef & Arpels.

Brian Horn has been promoted to Commercial Banking Portfolio Manager at U.S.Bank 

Terryn Weygandt Lawrence has been promoted to Managing Director, Global Bain & Co. Partnership at Persefoni.

Upton Siddons recently joined Baptist Health Family Clinic - Greenwood.


Brian S. Koss graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Graduate School, Doctor of Philosophy program.

Alexis Reddig has been promoted to a Team Leader position at Fulton State Hospital.

Megan Wooley-Ousdahl has started a position as Senior Planner for the city of San Carlos.


Natalie Telchi has been promoted to Practice Group Manager, FRE at Dechert LLP.


Laura Assaf started as Associate at DLA Piper.

Lauren Bartshe has been appointed Associate Director of the Carnegie Foundation’s Elective Classifications at the American Council on Education (ACE).

M.A. Keifer Buckingham has been promoted to Advocacy Director at Open Society Foundations.

Ryan Burwinkel has joined Gambit Strategies.

J. Afton Cooper has been hired as a gynecological surgeon at the CHI St. Vincent Urogynecology Clinic in Little Rock.

BJ Fogelman has been promoted to marketing manager for the CTEH, where he has worked as an environmental scientist and consultant for the last 10 years.

Matthew Malecha has accepted a position as an assistant director at Camp Augusta.

Sara Mitchell is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Technical University Dortmund (Germany).  Her recent research has focused on synergies from geographic clustering of literary artists in historical UK and Ireland utilizing a unique, purpose-built dataset spanning 300 years of literary production.

Nate Thomas has starting a new position as Educational Programs Senior Manager at Clinton Foundation


Jared King has started a new position as Video Producer at Fidelity Investments.

Winston Haynes has started a new position as Data Science Lead, Programs at BigHat Biosciences.

Ruanda McFerren has started a new position as Grants Program Manager at City of Overland Park.

Stephanie Slagle has been recognized as a Soiree Class of 2022 of Women to Watch.

Sarah Spencer has been promoted to Technology Solutions Lead at Cook Ross.

Evan Zimmerman has started a new position as Senior Associate, Product Management - Enterprise Data Inventory and Registration at Capital One.


Wyatt Blankenship is working for Tennessee Natural Heritage Program as Data Manager/Environmental Review Coordinator. 

Ashley Clayborn has joined UA Little Rock Downtown as Director.

Desh Deepak started a new position as Data Analyst at Original Buff, S.A.

Mofan Gu graduated from the UAMS Graduate School, Doctor of Philosophy program.

Shelby Howlett has been recognized as a Soiree Class of 2022 of Women to Watch.

Colin Hoy has completed his PhD in Neuroscience at UC Berkeley.

Mary Claire Hyatt is the new general counsel for the Fayetteville School District.

Meredith Wallus began a new position as Graduate Teaching Assistant at University of Central Arkansas.  

Kaylen Stevenson Welter has been hired as Physician Assistant at Conway Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center.


Georgia Bomgardner will join the Shanthi Project as Assistant Director of Programs.

Julia Cook has started a new position as Organized Play Associate Program Manager at The Pokemon Company International.

Logan Rice has started a new position as Hospitalist at Freeman Health System.

Jeremey Rowe, a fourth-year medical student at the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University, recently secured his medical residency.  He will specialize in internal medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock

Sloane Zimmerman has started a position as Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellow Physician at Texas Children's Hospital.


Ben Ault has accepted a new position as a special education teacher with Chelsea Public Schools.

Emily Coffey has begun a new position as Director of College Guidance at The Gunston School.

Andrea Glaser has joined Christus Trinity Clinic as pediatric gastroenterologist.

Alyssa Jaksich has been announced as the first vice president of Environmental, Social and Governance of Bernhard Energy Company.

Emily Maverick has finished grad school and is now working in the biotech industry at Beckman Coulter, Inc. 

Brandon McNew started a position as Lead Product Manager at Continental Utility Solutions, Inc.

Kathryn Paige Spivey graduated from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, and has accepted a position as a veterinarian at BluePearl Pet Hospital in Franklin, TN. 

Rachel Xu began a new position as Senior R&D Engineer at Johnson & Johnson.


Zoe Barton began a new position as Recruiting Lead - Pepsi Beverages North America at PepsiCo.

Brittany Castille-Webb has started a new position as Law Clerk at Homer Law Chartered.

Jessica Himes began a new position as Senior Policy Advisor at JB for Governor.

Michaela Larabee has been promoted to DC Director of Operations and Finance at VOLO.

Dakota Lee Pouncey graduated from the Doctor of Medicine program at UAMS.

Sowmya Sivakumar graduated from the Doctor of Medicine program at UAMS.


Blair Causey graduated from John Hopkins University School of Education.

Laura Hildebrand has received a Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship at Ohio State University.

Joseph Korkames graduated from IESE Business School.

Margaret C. May-Martin graduated from the Master of Public Health and Doctor of Medicine program at UAMS.


Hank Aldous has joined Hendrix College Athletics as Assistant Basketball Coach.

Alanna M. Davis graduated from the Master of Public Health program at UAMS.

Anusha Shivanand Majagi graduated from the Master of Public Health and Doctor of Medicine program at UAMS.

Michelle Stockwell has started a new position as Digital Strategist at Break Something.

Mattie Thacker has joined UAMS as their Volunteer Coordinator.

Dylan James Wade graduated from the Doctor of Medicine program at UAMS.


Braxton Fisher Anderson graduated from the Doctor of Medicine program at UAMS.

Ethny Ashcraft has started a new position as Audit Associate at BKD CPAs & Advisors.

Elizabeth Draper graduated from the Doctor of Medicine program at UAMS.

Andrew Fleming will begin teaching seventh grade social studies in St. Pete, Florida.

Jessica Lynne Hunter graduated from the Doctor of Pharmacy program at UAMS.

Erica Huynh graduated from the Doctor of Medicine program at UAMS.

Michael Kramer graduated from the Doctor of Pharmacy program at UAMS.

Tahiya Islam graduated from the Master of Physician Assistant Studies program at UAMS.

Ronnie Kinoshita has started a new position as Survey Research Analyst at CSET.

Anna Borisivna Sharabura graduated from the Doctor of Medicine program at UAMS.

Brandon Thomas Leding graduated from the Doctor of Medicine program at UAMS.

Erika Levy a third-year medical student at NYITCOM-Arkansas, won first place in the A. Hollis Wolf Case Competition at the American Academy of Osteopathy’s (AAO) annual conference held March 23 through 27 in Orlando, Fla.

Nathan Tye Taylor graduated from the Doctor of Medicine program at UAMS.

Yuxiu Wang graduated from the Doctor of Medicine program at UAMS.


Noah Adams has been promoted to Digital Strategist at Goodman Campaigns.

Mohammad Ali started a new position as Software Engineer at Talkwalker.

Hannah Burdette started attending the George Washington University School of Law.

Cody Gracie accepted a job offer for next year to work as an attorney at a firm in Fort Smith, AR.

Hailey Haynes has started a position as Engineer at the Boeing Company working as a Manufacturing Research & Development Engineer.

Abbey Maynard will join the staff of Pulaski Height United Methodist Church.

Allison Monroe has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship, one of the nation’s most prestigious honors for graduate students studying in STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) fields.

Alexis Bailey Pace graduated from the Doctor of Medicine program at UAMS.

Desmond Yalom has started a new position as Software Engineer at Google Research.


Joanna Grace Bartley graduated from the Master of Health Administration program at UAMS.

Mason Doerr has started a new position as Assistant Football Coach & Video Coordinator at Hendrix College.

Tyrone Gamble, Jr. graduated from the Master of Public Health program at UAMS.

Tristan Norman has started a new position as Assistant Language Teacher at Japan Exchange and Teaching Program.

Jasmine Zandi celebrated a 1 year work anniversary at the Central Arkansas Library System coordinating the Be Mighty Little Rock program and started the Clinton School Online in pursuit of a Masters in Public Service.


Jaydan Hunt has started a new position as Assistant Softball Coach/Strength & Conditioning Coach at Hendrix College.

Jeanette McGrath has started a new position as Assistant Volleyball Coach at Hendrix College.

John Phillips has started a new position as Defensive Line Coach at Hendrix College.

Aly Savage started a new position as Administrative Specialist at Arkansas Supreme Court.


Spencer Thompson will be starting a new position as a Software Developer Associate at General Dynamics Information Technology.

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