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Sandra Slaughter Barnett has completed a mystery novel, 'Dead in the Shadow of Doubt' under the pen name of Sandy Slaughter. 

Jerry H. Robbins is the conductor of the "Town Band", a 21-piece vintage ensemble that performs music from the 1880-1920 period, using period-appropriate instruments and in WWI-era costumes.  The group performed as the Featured Guest Band at the Upper Peninsula Festival of Community Bands in Marquette, MI.  Although he retired after 13 years of conducting the Washtenaw Community Concert Band, Jerry continues to play trombone (and occasionally guest conduct) with that group, as well as with two other community concert bands in the Ann Arbor area.


Linda Pondexter Chesterfield was awarded an Honorary Degree from Philander Smith College.


Louise Cary Barden has won the 2018 Lois Cranston memorial Poetry Prize from Calyx Press.  Her poem "What Hummingbirds Do" appears online in the Winter/Spring 2019 edition of Calyx Journal.  

Janet Waters Stein recently retired from her career as an American Airlines flight attendant.


Charles Bush has retired from casino management and returned to yacht brokerage.


Teresa Roebuck has been awarded the President;s Volunteer Service Award by Winrock International in recognition of volunteer service.


Bobby Acklin has been selected to serve as Interim Superintendent of the North Little Rock school district.  


Rynnett Clark has been appointed Coordinator of Career Connections for the Hendrix College Career Services Department.

Martin Shell has been named to a new position as vice president and chief external relations officer for Stanford University.


Jennifer Horne is serving as Visiting Writer-in-Residence at Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory, NC, for the spring semester 2018.  She has also been commissioned by Gov. Kay Ivey as Poet Laureate of Alabama for a four-year term, after being elected by the Alabama Writers' Conclave. 

Lyle Rupert has been awarded the C. Louis and Charlotte Cabe Distinguished Professorship.


Phil Brown was announced as the Chief Medical Officer for Dermavant Sciences.

Robert Burnett has been awarded the 2018 Lacefield Award for Outstanding Service from Friends of KLRE/KUAR.


Wayne Clark accepted a position as President and CEO of the United Methodist Foundation of Arkansas.

Clell Ford has been named Executive Director for the Beaver Watershed Alliance.


Jeanne White Schallhorn has received the Jackson T. Stephens Lower School Faculty Award for her work at the Episcopal Collegiate School.


John Crippen graduated from the U.S. Army War College with a Master’s degree in strategic studies.

Meg Daniel Hayes recently retired after thirty years in the travel industry.

Dr. Travis Langley has been named Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Henderson State University.  He is the ninth Distinguished Professor in the university's history, the first on in psychology.  His eleventh book, Westworld Psychology: Violent Delights from Sterling Publishing , will be released in November.

Amanda Moore has been appointed Assistant Director of Career Services for Hendrix College.


Andrea Edwards has been named the Chief Marketing Officer for Scout Communications Group.

John Wyvill has been elected Vice President of the National Association of State Administrators for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.  He currently serves as the Executive Director of the Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and teaches law and ethics courses at Bryan College of Health Sciences in Lincoln, NE.


Greg Joslin has been named to the Real Estate Industry Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.


Eric J. Francis was named as the winner in the Board Game Workshop 2018 Design Contest for his game, Calligraphy. Open nationally to unpublished prototypes, the contest weighed each game on its innovation, excitement, presentation, elegance, and playability. More than 80 games were entered and Calligraphy, a tile-placement game in which players craft medieval scrolls, was chosen from among five finalists after three rounds of judging. Eric, an independent content creator and voice talent living outside of Boston, plans to start pitching the game to publishers this year. You can learn more about his nerdy hobby by following @CalligraphyGame on Twitter and Instagram.

Tim Griffin graduated from the U.S. Army War College with a Master's degree in Strategic Studies.


Shannon Collier-Tenison is Associate Dean in the College of Education and Health Professions and is serving as interim Co-Director of the School of Social Work at UA Little Rock for the 2017-18 academic year.

Amy Olberding has recently had her article "When Argument Becomes Bloodsport" published in The Chronicle.


Ashley Bean has received the Amin Kazzi International Emergency Medicine Leadership Award from the American Academy of Emergency Medicine.

Todd Herrold started a new position as VP Product at Embroker.

Trent Stewart was named Best Author in the Arkansas Times - Best of Arkansas issue.


Priscilla McChristian has received her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.


Kevin Hutson has been awarded a 2016 Excellence in Teaching Award from the South Carolina Independent Colleges & Universities (SCICU) organization.


Rob Young has accepted a position as VP for Finance & Administration at Wittenberg University.


Adam Mitchell has been named President and Chief Lending Officer at Citizens Bank of Batesville.


Nathan Hughes has been hired as the new Director of Sales for Shipware.


David Curran recently graduated from Leadership Greater Little Rock Class of XXXIII.

Beau Wilcox was voted Best Attorney in Faulkner County by the Log Cabin.


Scott Bell began a position as Patent Attorney at Naval Postgraduate School.

Megan Pribbernow Booker has been awarded the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award by the Pine Bluff Arsenal for her community service efforts and commitment toward making the world a better place through volunteering time and talents.

Bryan Borland was named Best Poet in the Arkansas Times - Best of Arkansas issue.

Leigh Lassiter-Counts has been appointed the Director of Career Services for Hendrix College.

Maureen McClung has been awarded tenure and promoted to Associate Professor of Biology at Hendrix College.


Davis Clement received his Ph.D. in Education from William and Mary School of Education.

Dr. Daniel C. Dillard, previously an Associate Dean at South Seattle College, began a new position as Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Education at Emory University.

Elizabeth Fite was recently installed as Secretary of the State Bar of Georgia.

Adam Wells was honored by Arkansas Business as one of 40 intriguing business and political leaders under 40 years old who bear watching.


Philip Adams, director of the Arkansas PROMISE project, received a social justice award from the Arkansas affiliate of the Association on Higher Education and Disability.

Dr. Wesley Beal, Associate Professor of English at Lyon College, has been selected by the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program to spend the fall 2018 semester at the University of Hong Kong, where he will teach, do research, and make presentations to different academic groups.

Laura White Hollenbach has become the first and only physician in Arkansas to be board certified in Obstetrics-Gynecology with focused practice designation in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology.

Brittany Meyer Musacchio began a new position as Communications Specialist at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.


Amber Davis-Tanner was honored by Arkansas Business as one of 40 intriguing business and political leaders under 40 years old who bear watching.

Danielle Del Sol has been named the new Executive Director of the Preservation Resource Center in New Orleans, LA.  

Marquita Little has been announced as the Urban League of Arkansas' new President and CEO.


Nikolai DiPippa was honored by Arkansas Business as one of 40 intriguing business and political leaders under 40 years old who bear watching.

Michelle McKenzie Moore has been named Developer of Clergy Recruitment for the Arkansas Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Megan Faulk Rugg has accepted a new position at the Arkansas Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Matthew Stinson received his Ph.D. in industrial engineering in March 2018 from the University of Stuttgart and is Senior Manager Intralogistics at Lidl headquarters in Neckarsulm, Germany.

Nick Stinson has accepted a new position at Rice University as the Associate Director-Team Lead of the Rice Annual Fund.


Laura Hainley received her Master of Arts in Arts Leadership from the University of Houston.

Lizzy Price began a position as Communications Director for For Our Future Action Fund, an organization committed to serving progressive values to create permanent change.  

Heidi Reutter joined the Institute for Defense Analyses as a Research Associate.

Upton Siddons received his M.D. at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences commencement ceremony held May 19, 2018.

Kelly Melhorn Sims recently graduated from Leadership Greater Little Rock Class of XXXIII.


Cary Small Koss started a new position with CARTI as a Clinical Research Nurse.  


David Foley has been named the Head Coach for the Saint Mary's University of Minnesota women's basketball team.

Rachel Floyd Stevens has accepted a new position as Assistant Principal at Daisy Bates Elementary School in the Pulaski County Special School District.

Justin Warren's film, Then There Was Joe, premiered before a sold-out crowd.  He wrote, produced, directed, co-edited and co-starred in the film, which is the first to be showcased by the Arkansas Cinema Society's new Homegrown Film Series. 


Justin Avery recently graduated from Leadership Greater Little Rock Class of XXXIII.

Tiffany Donovan has been accepted to the Emergency Management & Homeland Security graduate program at Arkansas Tech University.

Jake Eddington began a position as Sales Representative at Apptegy.

Ashley Gish has a new position at United Methodist Communications.

Nathaniel Thomas was named Educational Programs Manager at Clinton Foundation.


Hannah Sintek Carty has a new position as Area Operations Director for Eskenazi Health.

Trey Fish and Bryan Keplinger, Jr. received their M.D. at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences commencement ceremony held May 19, 2018.

Elizabeth Morgan has joined the North Arkansas Regional Medical Center Family Medicine Clinic.

Kevin Watford started a new position as Senior Consultant at Accenture.


Andrew Carty has been named Director of the Central Indiana Small Business Development Center.

LeQuan Dang and Jasmine Haller received their M.D. at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences commencement ceremony held May 19, 2018. 

Duncan Keegan graduated in 2016 from the University of Tennessee Health and Science Center College of Medicine and began pediatric residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital in Cincinnati, OH.

Hannah Hudspeth Keegan graduated with a Masters in Theological Studies from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute in Washington DC in 2014.

Conner McMains has been named the Director of Music at St. Monica Catholic Church in Dallas, Texas.

Linsey Miller recently published her debut novel "Mask of Shadows".  The sequel "Ruin of Stars" is due to publish in August 2018.

Andrew Thames has been named the Hendrix College head coach for the men's and women's golf teams.


Grace Ellis Arnold received her PhD in Economics in May, 2018 from Louisiana State University. While at LSU, she received the Outstanding Teaching Award, the Graduate Student Representative Award for the Southern Economic Association, and the Barnidge Fellowship at E.J. Ourso College of Business. Grace has accepted a tenure track position at Portland State University where she will be teaching and continuing her research this fall.

Megan Childress, Allison Hudgens Dinehart, Olivia Urbanowicz, and Sloane Zimmerman received their M.D. at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences commencement ceremony held May 19, 2018.

Lauren DeLano was ordained as a full elder in the United Methodist Church.

Kim Lane began a new position as Chief Executive Officer at Conductor and was honored by Arkansas Business as one of 40 intriguing business and political leaders under 40 years old who bear watching.

Dayton Sheridan has been named basketball coach for the Trinity Christian Academy Eagles'.


Alan Baltz, Ryan Banning, Emily Barrett, Jessica Hook, Jake Leffert, Meredith McKinney, Logan Rice, Maitri Shah, Chelsea Woods Wolfe, and Kaleb Wolfe received their M.D. at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences commencement ceremony held May 19, 2018.

Molly Lentz received her Master's of Education from Vanderbilt University Peabody College.

Anna Smith has accepted the position of Advisor to International Scholars at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).


Violet Coker started a new position as Public Affairs Representative for the Carpenters/Contractors Cooperation Committee in Los Angeles, CA.

Hanna French began a new position as Special Events Coordinator for the Arkansas Foodbank.

Kelsi McClure has accepted a position at Correct Care Family Chiropractic in Livonia, Michigan.

Austin Nelson was awarded a Minority Fellowship by the American Political Science Association (APSA), and he has been appointed to a two-year term on the APSA Committee on the Status of Graduate Students in the Profession.


Samuel Burke participated in Miami University's Earth Expeditions global field course in Australia.

Michael McMurray has accepted a position as a Project Manager at Thoma Thoma Marketing.

Shelby Morrow and Justin Murdock have enrolled in the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service.

Mary Caroline Rogers has been named Head Beach Volleyball and Assistant Indoor Volleyball Coach for the Hendrix Warriors.


Brian Epstein is teaching English to elementary age students in Sousse, Tunisia, Africa.  

Charlotte Thomas started a new position as Legal Extern at The Children's Law Center.


Alysha Hemani joined the Raftup Technologies marketing team in a new role as Growth Hacker.

Jake Neeley joined the Raftup Technologies marketing team in a new role as Growth Hacker.

Bailee Wallace has accepted a position at Grinnell College as Assistant Director of Annual Giving - Phonathon.


Jacob Turner has been named the new Arkansas Conference Website and Analytics Specialist.

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