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Updates received after February 2, 2017.


Ann Manasco Averitt has written a children's book, Suzie Belle and the Dress Dilemma.  It was illustrated by Les Galusha '96 and published by Infinity Publishing Company.

Anne Keightley Moskow presented a paper "Educating for Peace" at the Peace in Africa Conference May 7-10, 2017, at the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace, Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Also, she was part of a delegation to Oaxaca, Mexico, with Witness for Peace June 18-27, to participate in meetings with social justice programs and with migrants making their way from Central America to the U.S. border and discuss issues that dealt with education, migration and mineral extraction.

Jonathan Wolfe retired from faculty of UAMS College of Pharmacy as Professor Emeritus of Pharmacy Practice and received Bowl of Hygeia Award from the American Pharmacy Association in the summer of 2016. 


David Fayad retired from his teaching career and lives in Pinehurst, NC.


Jay Critz retired as a financial advisor with Morgan Stanley. 


Dr. Richard Livingston is working part-time as Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UAMS and living in Little Rock.


Charles Feild, M.D. is retiring from UAMS, Department of Pediatrics, and Arkansas Children's Hospital medical staff. He will continue as an Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics at Children's Hospital.  


Scott Lewis is Senior Legal Counsel at Ensono, LP, a Chicago based IT managed services provider with offices in Downers Grove, IL, Conway, AR, and London.


Tony Hilliard was sworn in as president of the Arkansas Bar Association.


Theo Bunting announced his retirement as group president of Entergy's utility operations.

Chuck Harder of Benton has been appointed to deputy attorney general for the Public Protection Department.


David Clemmons won the 2017 Jeopardy! Teachers Tournament and the $100,000 prize. He has qualified to participate in the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions at a future date.


Carrie Moore Bourdow was appointed to the board of directors of Nabriva Therapeutics.

Dr. David Scurlock recently opened his own private Family Practice office, Piedmont Medical Associates, in Brookhaven, GA.


Dr. John Branch, EdD, received his doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas. 

Pam Hackbart-Dean will be inducted as a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) during the SAA Annual Meeting in Portland, OR. The distinction of Fellow is the highest honor bestowed on individuals by SAA and is awarded for outstanding contributions to the archives profession.  

Roderick Terry had photographs featured in a new exhibition, More Than A Picture, at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.


Dr. Mary Nell Ford joined Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic and will practice internal medicine.


Dr. Jerry Bridges is the new owner of Town & Country Animal Hospital in Little Rock.


Phillip Reid received his PhD in history from Memorial University, Newfoundland Canada. 


Dr. Beth Gage Maris was named the Little Rock School District's 2017 Teacher of the Year/Dr. Marian G. Lacey Educator of the Year. 


Cynthia Eckley-Schuch was the first alumna to be inducted into the Hendrix chapter of Psi Chi. 

Dr. Jason Murphy was awarded tenure and promoted to Associate Professor of Philosophy at Elms College in Western Massachusetts.  


Rob O'Connor has been promoted to Vice President for Marketing Communications at Hendrix College.


Brian Delavan won First Place in the Young Scientists Excellence Award competition at the 2017 MCBios annual conference for his presentation “Drug Repurposing for LEOPARD Syndrome by Integrating Chemical Structure and Genomics Based Approaches”.  He will also present at the Drug Discovery and Development Colloquium at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in June 2017.

Stephanie Doss-Robertson is Director of Clinical Services at Advocates, Inc. in Framingham, Mass.  She oversees the Department of Mental Health community based services. 

Daniel Ellis is the revival stage director for the European debut of Sir David McVicar's opera production of Berg's Wozzeck at the Grand Théâtre de Genève in Genève, Switzerland from March 2 - 14, 2017. 

Amy Meredith Forbus joined the Office of Marketing Communications at Hendrix as Communications Director.

Amy Ruple Jordan is the new principal of Bob and Betty Courtway Middle School.


Jennifer Wethington Merritt is now Senior Assistant Attorney General at the Arkansas Office of the Attorney General. 


John W. Ahlen IV has been named deputy bank commissioner for the Arkansas State Bank Department.

Stephanie Bisulco is a scientist at Pfizer.

Erin Gibbs was named Chief of Operations for the Peace Corps’ Office of Volunteer Recruitment and Selection in Washington, D.C. 

Dr. Michael Hargis was named Interim Provost at the University of Central Arkansas.


Dr. Kate Helms was honored with the 2017 University Recreation Outstanding Alumna Award during the NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation Annual Conference. 


Rob Mays is a full principal at the the Van Winkle Law Firm.

Dr. Lauren Turnbow was inducted into Lawrence County Sports Hall of Fame in Lawrence County, AR.  Lauren played basketball at Walnut Ridge High School and Hendrix College.


Jonea Rima has been named new head coach for the Midway University volleyball program.


Brandon Bates is the new Director of Youth Ministries at First Church in Little Rock. 

Elizabeth Fite was re-elected to serve on the Executive Committee of the State Bar of Georgia.

Tanya Corbin Holmes was promoted to Senior Director, Legal for ALSAC the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® and was named to Memphis Business Journal's Top 40 under 40 list. 


Stephanie Smittle performed in Dr. Karen Griebling's latest recording, Fractal Heart.


Dr. Stephen Routon joined Radiology Consultants in Little Rock.


Hamilton Mitchell was appointed to the panel of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustees for Eastern District of Arkansas.

Barrett Moore is now an equity partner in the Blair & Stroud law firm in Batesville. 


Laura Hutchison, a PhD candidate at Johns Hopkins University, will attend the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Greece, as a regular member with the Bert Hodge Hill Fellowship this 2017-2018 academic school year.  


Matthew Malecha started a game company called Trailhead Games with four partners.

Meredith Strong Moore has been hired as an associate attorney at Rainwater Holt & Sexton in Little Rock. 


Taylor Kidd is Director of Development - Major Gifts at Southwestern University.


Colin Bagby was ordained as an Elder by the United Methodist Church Arkansas Conference.


Chad Binns was awarded a second year of a research fellowship from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and is working at HHMI’s Janelia Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia.

Allison Helm graduated from Spalding University with a masters in Teacher Leadership and Technology Integration and is beginning her second masters in Mild and Moderate Learning Disabilities at Georgetown College.

Trey Kalbaugh graduated with a doctorate degree in dental surgery from the University of Missouri - Kansas City.


Colton Primm is the Director of Development for the University of Central Arkansas Athletics Department.

Kallie Simmons accepted a Fellowship with Arkansas Teacher Corps and will be teaching in the Delta starting this fall.

Blake Tierney earned the Trinity Fellowship to attend Marquette University where he will work towards a Master of Arts in Public Service with a specialization in Nonprofit Sector Administration. He will serve as a Fellow, Coordinator of Special Projects, at United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee (UNCOM) during the school year. 

Emily Williams graduated with a M.Ed in Higher Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Jeremy Williams is an analyst in public finance at Citi in New York. 


Jasmine Welch-Beardsley graduated in May 2017 from the University of Arkansas with a M.Ed in Applied Behavior Analysis. She will be working as a consultant at Arkansas Support Network, providing intensive early intervention for preschoolers with autism.


Sean Alexander is a Research Fellow at the National Constitution Center.  

Jared Carver has been named a financial analyst for Stone Bank in Little Rock. 

Emily Nichols graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Secondary Science and plans on teaching science in Northwest Arkansas.


Ashley Baker joined the Little Rock Rangers Soccer Club in the Southeast Conference of the Women's Premier Soccer League. 

Symone Bennett joined the Little Rock Rangers Soccer Club in the Southeast Conference of the Women's Premier Soccer League. 

Dayton Winn  is a running back and special teams player for the Copenhagen Towers, a professional team in the Danish American Football League.  

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