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2019

Updates received after February 1, 2019.

1952

Richard "Dick" Farr has been honored by The Marquis Who’s Who in America Publications Board as a recipient of the Alfred Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.  As an Honoree, Mr. Farr’s distinguished biography will be included in a forthcoming special edition recognizing the top 1 ½ percent of living Americans, based on exceptional lifetime career accomplishments and demonstrated unwavering excellence.

1980

Bill Wisely recently retired from practicing law in Hot Springs where he has practiced since 1983.

1983

Todd Conatser has completed his Master of Arts in Creative Writing at Wilkes University.

1984

Nancy Mitchell received her Master of Nursing Science from UAMS College of Nursing.

1986

Julia Busfield has begun a position as Coverage Counsel at EMC Insurance Companies.

1988

Jaimie Alexander was selected to complete Leadership Texarkana, a year-long community leadership program and was recently honored by the organization at the year-end celebration.

Robert Coleman has joined SettlePou Law Practice and will be establishing offices based in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Mark Hamer has started a new position at TY Garments USA, LLC.

1989

Shelley Henson Atkins began a new position as Regional Director at Onco360 Oncology Pharmacy.

Susan Cosby Ronnenberg recently published Deadwood and Shakespeare: The Henriad in the Old West (McFarland, 2018) and A chapter in Gender and Contemporary Horror in Television (Emerald, 2019).

1990

Jim Hudson has been named General Counsel and Director of Legal Affairs and Policy for the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.

Kim Beard May started a new position as Clinical Supervisor at Healthy Living at Home.

Greg Thompson has announced the opening of a new art brokerage company:  Greg Thompson Fine Art, Inc. and Fine Art Investments, LLC.

1991

Tamara Havner received her graduate degree in Health Administration from the UAMS College of Public Health.

1992

Mark Murphey Henry has made partner at Rose Law Firm.

1993

Stephen Gillaspy has been named the new Senior Director for the Office of Health Care Finance, a joint office of APA and its companion organization APA Services, Inc. 

Gabriel Gullia started a new position as Global Account Executive at Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

1994

Brian Fitzpatrick started a new position as Community Engagement Coordinator with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).

Michelle Pyle Paden, co-founder and President of Families Against Distractive Driving (FADD), received commendation by the State of Arkansas 92nd General Assembly for the work of the organization to end deadly distracted driving.

1995

Barkley Thompson won a silver medal IPPY Award (Independent Publisher Book Awards) in the Religion category for his book "In the Midst of the City: The Gospel and God's Politics".  His work was recently awarded the Illumination Award gold medal in the Ministry category.

1996

Dionne Bennett Jackson has accepted a position as executive director for AR Kids Read.

Paul Nony has been promoted to Director of Toxicology and Occupational Health and Principal Toxicologist at CTEH Environmental Consulting.

1997

Tracy McKay Dixon has published her 21st book "The Beyond".  It is the fourth book in the NYT Bestselling New Orleans-based Devil’s Isle series.  

Jacob Hayward has been hired as the principal of Siloam Springs Middle School.

1999

Mary Margaret Ratliff Gay has opened a new law office, Gay Jones & Kuhn law firm, in El Dorado, Arkansas.

2000

Chris Hansen was promoted to Senior Director Digital at TGI Fridays.

Dax McDonald started a new position as Director of Marketing at ATN International.

J. Alex Thompson received a Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree from The George Washington University in May 2019, and has accepted the position of Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing with Marquette University.

Robert Wolfe has become a new partner at Little Rock accounting firm, FrostPLLC.

2001

Kendall Collier started a new position as Vice President of People at CognitiveScale.

2002

Trent Kelly has been selected to the 2019 Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for personal injury.  This honor is bestowed on less than 2.5% of all lawyers.

2003

K. Chad Clay was promoted to Associate Professor of International Affairs with tenure at the University of Georgia in Fall 2018.  Clay will take over as the Director of the Center for the Study of Global Issues (GLOBIS) at the University of Georgia in Summer 2019.

Paul Woody has been hired as the Vice President for Business Development by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.

2004

Ateca Williams Foreman has been named to the Arkansas Business 40 Under 40 2019 class.

2005

Wesley Alford was named Assistant Director of Professional Development at Colorado State University Extension.

2006

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

2007

Samantha Magnuson Kish has completed her Master of Science in Library Science at Clarion University in Pennsylvania.

2008

Sam Freyaldenhoven presented his abstract Characterization of Whole Chromosome Alterations in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma at the 99th American Association of Thoracic Surgery (AATS) Annual Meeting. 

2010

Janson Hightower was recently named the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year.

Brendan Moore graduated from the UAMS College of Medicine.

2011

Jake Brooks began a new position as an Assistant Attorney General in the Washington State Attorney General's Office. 

Andrew Chesser has started a new position as Attorney Advisor for the Office of Medicare Hearing and Appeals.

Blake Whicker has been promoted to Senior Logistics Capabilities Manager at Microsoft.

2012

Mary Kathryn Allison completed her Doctor of Philosophy, Health Promotion and Prevention Research at the UAMS College of Public Health.

Billy Hyatt completed his Doctor of Philosophy, Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences at the UAMS Graduate School.

Harrison Lowder graduated from the UAMS College of Medicine.

Meredith Wallus started a new position at Chesnut Health Systems as Case Manager.

2013

Chad Binns graduated from the UAMS College of Medicine.

Kim Lane has been promoted to Senior Advisor at Global Entrepreneurship Network.

2014

Kathryn Armstrong has been named the Jacksonville High School 2018-19 Teacher of the Year.

Miriam Koesy received her Master of Nursing Science from UAMS College of Nursing.

Amelia Kinch earned a J.D.: Graduated early from University of Colorado Law, having been in the Environmental Law Review, Juvenile Delinquency Clinic, and helping with the formation of the Virtual Pro Bono Clinic. Worked under Colorado Supreme Court Justice Melissa Hart. 

Colton Primm recently joined the Razorback Foundation as Associate Director of Development. 

Adelia Shiffraw began a new position as Production Manager at Boomshot.

Christina Wilson received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the UAMS College of Pharmacy.

2015

Meghan Ayers and Dimple Shah received their graduate degrees in Public Health from the UAMS College of Public Heath.

Tony Cardillo, Dalton Hoose, Paige Johnson, Meet Modi, Samia Nawaz, Michael Occidental, Kristen O'Connell, and Ples Spradley graduated from the UAMS College of Medicine.

Katie Cummins, Kacey Hight, John Pounds, and Jessalyn Tackett received their Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the UAMS College of Pharmacy.

Sami Kennedy began pediatric residency in June 2019 at Nemours Children't Hospital in Lake Nona, Florida.

Bryan Urban accepted a new position at Box, a cloud content management company.

2017

Brooks Billings has been named offensive line coach for the McMurry University War Hawks in Abilene, Texas.

Austin Davis has been accepted to the UALR Bowen School of Law, Fall 2019.

Ellen Martin has been accepted to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, Fall 2019.

Sydney Meyer has been accepted to the UALR Bowen School of Law, Fall 2019.

Eric Peterson will join The Anniston Star's newsroom as part of a year-long master's degree program in community journalism at the University of Alabama.

Pratheepa Ravikumar was named the Student Director of Community Outreach for the UAMS 12th Street Health and Wellness Center.

Guneev Sharma has accepted a Legislative Assistant position at Thorn Run Partners.

Mattie Thacker began a new position as Volunteer Services Coordinator at The Arkansas Repertory Theatre.

2018

Yahelle Yaccoby began a new position as Executive Director of The Jewish Federation of Arkansas.

2019

Emily Waller has been accepted to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, Fall 2019.


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