Alumni

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Find your old friends through the Hendrix Alumni Directory!

2019-2020

Updates received after June 1, 2019.

1956

Patricia Bleidt will receive the Heritage Award for distinguished service from Youngstown State University.  Pat was Director of Student Developmental Services when she retired from the University in 1995 where she was employed for 23 years.

1958

Pat Couch Laster has published her fourth book, A Compendium of Journal Jottings: A Sourcebook for Writers, by Cahaba Press.  

1962

Michael J. Smith finished his first novel.  It is available on Amazon, either as a paperback or ebook, under the name Michael Smith, or by title,  The Conscience of Lincoln Bobo.

1963

Mahlon Maris has been honored by Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield for his nearly 50 years as a practicing primary care physician. A $1 million grant to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) from Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield has been made in his honor.  These funds will enable the UAMS Institute for Digital Health & Innovation to advance digital health statewide to provide patients better and more streamlined access to health care.

1964

Ark Monroe recently retired.

1967

Justin Tull has published his ninth book, Reflections on the Christian Faith, and it is now available on Amazon and will be available in Kindle form soon.  It is the third and final book in the Faith Formation Series
(The first two of the series, Reflections on God 1, Reflections on Daily Living 2, were published last year.) The new book addresses the following subjects: What the Bible Is and Isn't, How to Use the Bible, The Meaning of Salvation, The Marks of Discipleship, The Efficacy of Prayer, the Nature of Worship, the Meaning of Communion, and Death and Resurrection.

1971

Thomas Paulus recently retired,

1972

Richard Livingston is lead author, “No Indians to Spare: Depression & Suicide in Indigenous American Youth,” Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinics, July 2019. Retired from practice, April 1. Adjunct Professor, UAMS. Distinguished Life Fellow, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

1973

Jim Beachboard was voted one of Little Rock's Best Lawyers 2019 in the area of commercial real estate by Little Rock Soiree.

Ben Hall retired March 31 after serving as a doctor for 40 years.

Twig Satterfield is a 2020 recipient of the Lloyd Westbrook Good Neighbor Award. Since 1973, this award has been given to an individual who exemplifies outstanding service to the Conway area, going above and beyond to help others.

1974

Carol Calliotte has been reappointed to the position of Administrative Law Judge, on the Industrial Accident Board at the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA). 

George Gleason has been recognized by Arkansas Business Publishing Group as one of the Arkansas 250, Banking and Finance.

James Mark Lasater has been appointed Senior Pastor at Brightwater Memorial United Methodist Church, Rogers.

Mike Mills has been recognized by Arkansas Business Publishing Group as one of the Arkansas 250, Quality of Life.

Edna Balenton Morgan has been appointed Senior Pastor at Hawley Memorial United Methodist Church, Pine Bluff.

Bill Puddephatt has been named Arkansas Commercial Banker of the Year 2017 by The Risk Management Association (RMA) - Central Arkansas Chapter. 

1975

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.

1976

Mark Denman was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Greater Harris County 911 Emergency Network. The Harris County Mayor's and Councils nominated him to serve as their representative. GHC911 serves all of Harris and Ft. Bend Counties which includes Houston and 49 surrounding cities providing emergency call service to almost 6 million residents.

Tommy Frazier was invested on Dec. 19 in the UAMS inaugural G. Thomas Frazier, M.D. Chair in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery.

Michael Henze has been appointed to the Health and Educational Facilities Authority of the State of Missouri.

1977

Rhonda Martin Dick recently retired.

Donna Duerr reached the summit of Aconcagua on December 17, 2019.  Aconcagua is the highest mountain in South America at 22,841 feet.

Kim "Kiwi" Stevenson has been referenced and acknowledged in two books : "Though to the End" the history of Royal New Zealand Air Force 487 Squadron and "Jail Busters", about Operation 
Jericho a famous Air Raid on the Amiens Jail in February 1944 by the same Squadron.

1978

Paul Bowen was recognized by the Legal Services Corporation at the Clinton Presidential Center for pro bono work as VOCALS (Volunteer Lawyers for Central Arkansas Legal Services) attorney.

Sam Ledbetter has been recognized by Arkansas Business Publishing Group as one of the Arkansas 250, Legal.  He was also recently voted one of Little Rock's Best Lawyers 2019 in the area of environmental law by Little Rock Soiree.

Mark A. Smith is the author of a chapter titled "Nonionizing Radiation: Microwave Radiation, Infrared Radiation, and Pulsed Light" in the technical reference work "Block’s Disinfection, Sterilization, and Preservation, Sixth Edition" to be published in August 2020.

1980

Keri Murphy Cauthron Cody has been appointed to The Arkansas Board of Pediatric Medicine by Governor Asa Hutchinson. She will serve until August 22, 2022.

Jeffrey Herrold recently retired.

J. David Kassos has been appointed Senior Pastor at Amity United Methodist Church.

Laura Beal Middlekauff recently retired from Acxiom in Conway, Arkansas.

Madison Murphy has been recognized by Arkansas Business Publishing Group as one of the Arkansas 250, Quality of Life.

Jenifer K. Ward has been inaugurated as the 11th president of Luther College.  

1981

William Coutts II has been hired as Health and Wellness Coach at Healthy Choice Lifestyle.

Dee Davis Oberwetter received the 2019 Romance Writers of America Emma Merritt Service Award.

Karen Watson Reeves has received the 2019 Our Promise Community Service Award for her work with The Yoga Place.  This award is for her work to support the mission of Our Promise Cancer Resources in 
providing caring, professional support and education to cancer patients, survivors and caregivers through social programs and educational services.

1982

Ellen Alston has been named Interim Chaplain at Hendrix College.

Jill Jacob Hankins has accepted a position at FUMC Conway as Church Administrator.

William Horn has started a new position as Program Manger at HCL Technologies.

1983

Arlan "Andy" Andrews, Jr. retired from the United States Public Health Services after 30 years on Oct 31; then started working for Cherokee Nation doing the same thing on Nov 4.

Jeffery Jackson has been appointed Senior Pastor at Searcy First United Methodist Church.

Betsy Singleton Snyder has been appointed Senior Pastor at Winfield United Methodist Church, Little Rock.

1984

Michele Cox started a new position as Senior Technical Writer at Apple.

Judy Wills Rudd has been appointed Senior Pastor at Lakeside United Methodist Church, Pine Bluff.

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

1985

Mandy Hull Abernathy has been named associate vice chancellor of human resources and human resources policy advisor to the chancellor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Roderick Calvin recently opened the Calvin Insurance Team Agency.

Stephen Copley has been appointed Senior Pastor at DeQueen First United Methodist Church and Gillham United Methodist Church. 

Robin Dean started a new position as teaching faculty for the Department of Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Averie Nash has begun a new position as Unica Product Manager at HCL Technologies, HCL Software.

Aubrey Nixon completed two years of clinical pastoral education at UAMS and has been hired as the Chaplain for Good Shepherd Community.

Becky Ward Rudlow has been selected as Principal of the Year for Stafford County Public Schools.

1986

Tad Bohannon has been recognized by Arkansas Business Publishing Group as one of the Arkansas 250, Industry Leaders.

Kim Cullum has been named the Bank CFO of the Year by Arkansas Business.

Tom Daley has joined KoonsFuller Family Law in Plano,Texas.

Rosemary Fourt Klein earned a Master's degree from the University of Alabama's College of Human Sciences and will begin teaching a class there in the Fall of 2020.

1987

Jay Barth was named the recipient of the Harold Jinks Democratic Man of the Year Award from the Democratic Party of Arkansas.  He has been named the first Chief Education Officer for the city of Little Rock.

Richard Bearden has been recognized by Arkansas Business Publishing Group as one of the Arkansas 250, Government and Policy.

Kay Hilsher Chandler has been elected the 2020 president of the Pulaski County Medical Society in Little Rock.

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

1988

John Wyvill received a 2019 State of Nebraska Excellence in Leadership award for exceptional performance as the Executive Director of the Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

1989

Stephen Buck has started a new position as Solutions Architect at Selux Diagnostics, Inc.

Theresa Thrower Conley has been hired as medical director of Medical Center of South Arkansas Medical Withdrawal Management Program.

Greg Joslin has been elected Little Rock Port Authority Board Chair.

Deanna McCormack has been appointed Senior Pastor at Gillett United Methodist Church and Deluce Prairie Union Church, Dewitt.

Paul Smith recently published his fourth and fifth books - The 10 Stories Great Leaders Tell and Four Days with Kenny Tedford.  Paul is an author and speaker living in Ohio.

Bill Vickery has been recognized by Arkansas Business Publishing Group as one of the Arkansas 250, Government and Policy.

1990

Karen Beller has been hired as Program Coordinator for Methodist Family Health in Batesville, Arkansas.

Eric Francis has been named as Interim Editor-in-Chief at Scout Magazine.

Brian "Salty" Longing has been named the 2019 Lowell Manning Winner by the AAA & Arkansas High School Association as the outstanding coach of the year in all sports.

Darrin Williams has been recognized by Arkansas Business Publishing Group as one of the Arkansas 250, Banking and Finance.

Tim Zimmerman will serve as Deputy Director for the Army Review Board Agency.

1991

Catherine Huett Beckham has been named regional finalist for the 2020 Arkansas Teacher of the Year honor.

Devon Cockrell started a new position as Plans Officer at U.S. Army Pacific.

Shannon Collier-Tenison has been named interim dean of the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. 

Joyce Holaway Fletcher received a promotion to Head of Delivery & Operations for Europe at Fidelity Information Services.

Kat Mangione-Swoape has earned a promotion to Associate Professor of Elementary Education and received tenure at Middle Tennessee State University.

Bruce Martin has started a new position as Director of Major Gifts at The George Washington University Law School.

Amy Olberding is a Presidential Professor of Philosophy at University of Oklahoma.  Her most recent book, The Wrong of Rudeness, appeared this year with Oxford University Press.  She also writes sometimes for online outlets such as Aeon, Chronicle of Higher Ed, and blogs.

Andrea Tompkins has been hired as an art outreach specialist at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

1992

Mark Barr began a new position as Senior Consultant at Elyxor, Inc.

Sarah Beth Estes has been named Dean of UA Little Rock College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences.

Ruth Eyres has begun a new position in the Teachers College at Henderson State University as Assistant Professor.

Mike Malone has been recognized by Arkansas Business Publishing Group as one of the Arkansas 250, Quality of Life.

Kimberly Miller recently assisted her firm, Halff Associates, develop a practice focused on making communities more resilient to the shocks and stresses of natural and manmade disasters.    She has spent the last twenty years in urban planning and is currently Principal Planner for Resilience with Halff Associates.

1993

Lesley Bingham has begun a new position as Information Security Analyst at Entergy.

Jennifer Brittain Carlisle started a new position as Partner at Data Driven Philanthropy, LLC.

Jared Grigsby recently founded Peachtree Decision Analytics.

Nicole Nadeau Simmons started a new job with Baton Rouge Rehabilitation Hospital in February, 2020 as PRN Speech-Language Pathologist.  She received her CYT-200 Yoga Instructor Certification in November 2019.

Kyle Smith has been promoted to Vice President, Product at Topgolf.

Mark Wilson started a new position as Sponsor and Exhibitor Coordinator at Imperious Expo, LLC.

1994

Kristin Allbright has begun a position as Network Engineer at CACI International Inc.

Christopher Collins started a new position as Medical Director at Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Jennifer Sayles Medley graduated from UAMS with a Doctorate in Public Health. 

1996

Kimberly Bragg Bennett has begun a new position as Registered Nurse at Arkansas Children's Hospital.

Regina Lichti Binz has been recognized for her creation of the Holy Sews program.  The program provides layettes to more than 400 hospitals nationwide for stillborn premature infants or for premature babies in palliative care.

Rachel Cornwell has been appointed lead pastor at Dumbarton United Methodist Church in Georgetown.

Kiffany Pride Davis has been named the new assistant commissioner for learning services in the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Carolyn Lawrence-Dill of the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology received a promotion to the rank of professor, effective with the 2019-20 academic year, per the State of Iowa Board of Regents.

Mark Chambers has been promoted to Honorary Fellow at Durham University.

Brad Crain has been appointed new president, CEO of Arvest Benton County.

J.J. Whitney has been appointed Senior Pastor at Bentonville First United Methodist Church.

Patrick Wilson has been named to the board of directors for Economics Arkansas.

Toni Wyre was appointed to the Nourishment Concept Advisory by the International WELL Being Institute.

1997

David Kuperman has been added to the team of cancer experts at CARTI as a Medical Oncologist.

Jill Gieringer Lane has been promoted to Director of Finance and Administration at Krebs Brothers Restaurant Store.

Derrick Smith has been recognized by Arkansas Business Publishing Group as one of the Arkansas 250, Legal.

Mark Ulmer has been promoted to Lead IT Process Analyst at Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Kent Walker was voted one of Little Rock's Best Lawyers 2019 in the area of business litigation by Little Rock Soiree.

Kara Whatley was appointed the University Librarian at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).  She started her new position in September 2019.

1998

Jean Findley-Williams recently named head of the engineering department at Hammond High Magnet School and an Affiliate Partner for FIRST robotics in Louisiana. 

Jessica Conn McElreath has been added to the team of cancer experts at CARTI as a Breast Imaging Specialist.

Daniel Perrien has been made Associate Professor at Emory University School of Medicine.

John Savage has begun a new position as Program Analyst at DC Department of Human Services.

1999

Mary Margaret Ratliff Gay has launched a technology company, MM Strategies, and app to support law firm business clients.

Jessica Bartnik Saunders has begun a new position as Productions Operations Manager at Wiland.

2000

Jeanette Balleza Collins has been hired as Entrepreneurial Development Director by the Northwest Arkansas Council.

Tiffany Huitt received the Chancellor's Teaching Award for Teaching Excellence at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. 

Johnny Taylor has been named the boys basketball coach for Farmington schools. 

Lisa Thurber has accepted a position with the City of Fayetteville, Arkansas as Director of Communications and Marketing.

2001

John Beachboard has been recognized by Arkansas Business Publishing Group as one of the Arkansas 250, Quality of Life.

Lea Ann Biggar was promoted to Budget Director at the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

Bryan Borland has joined Cross Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus P.C.  He will serve as marketing administrator and do paralegal work for the firm.

Chrissy Jennings Chatham was recently promoted to Executive Director, Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation at Delta Dental of Arkansas.

Tina Hoffman started a new position as Account Executive with Minerals at Enverus.

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

Brooke Augusta Ware has begun a position as attorney with Mann & Kemp, PLLC.

2002

Elizabeth Fite was installed as President-Elect of State Bar of Georgia.

Hope Gaither Geiger has a new position as first Director of the Office of Transfer Credits at The University of Tulsa.

Vanessa Norton McKuin has accepted a position as executive director of Historic Cane Hill in Northwest Arkansas.

Faith Pippin started a new position as Senior Spanish Instructor at Fluent City and Spanish GED Instructor at Spanish Education Development Center.

2003

Jessica Duke Alexander received tenure, was promoted to Associate Professor, and was awarded the Bill and Sarah James Eminent Scholars Endowed Chair at Centenary College. 

Brad Henry was chosen one of the 2019 Arkansas Business 40 under 40.

Julie Hall McCallister was chosen one of the 2019 Arkansas Business 40 under 40.

Laura Hampton Oyler began a new position Senior Director-New Product Integration at JUUL Labs.

C.J. Sentell has accepted a position as Vice President of Pathway Lending in Nashville, TN.  

Pittman Ware has been promoted to National Account Executive at Team SI.

2004

Wesley Beal served as a 2018 Fulbright Scholar at the University of Hong Kong. He is now an associate professor of English at Lyon College.

Taylor Fairley has begun a new position with Amazon as a Senior Program Manager for Talent Assessment.

Peter Horn has been promoted to Product Development Manager at Indeed.com.

Mike Lindquist recently accepted a position as a Scientific Review Officer with the National Cancer Institute.

Paul Parnell was voted one of Little Rock's Best Lawyers 2019 in the area of corporate law by Little Rock Soiree.

Kelly Robbins has begun a new position as Medical Research Editor at UAMS Science Communication Group.

Anna Patterson Strong has transitioned to a new position as Executive Director of the Arkansas Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. 

Jennifer Davis Stuart has started as Benefits Practice Lead/Benefits Consultant at Risk Services of Louisiana, Inc.

Jenny Holt Teeter was voted one of Little Rock's Best Lawyers 2019 in the area of labor and employment law by Little Rock Soiree.

2005

Leighanne Hillman Alford has accepted a position in the Office of Development at the Colorado State University College of Liberal Arts.

Dawn Branch has begun a new position as Coordinator, Technology Group at NBC Universal Media, LLC.

Patrick Brown began a new position as Assistant Professor, Radiology at Wake Forest Baptist Health.

Vanessa Young Cope started a new position as Senior Director at Kind.

Dillon Farris has begun a new position as Transportation Manager at Walmart.

Douglas Hutchings has been named director of the Arkansas Research Alliance Academy of Scholars & Fellows.

Marquita Little Numan was chosen one of the 2019 Arkansas Business 40 under 40.

Bret Pittenger started a new position with Neudesic as Delivery Coordinator.

2006

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

Cara Boyd-Connors has been recognized by Arkansas Business Publishing Group as one of the Arkansas 250, Legal.

Thomas Christie has begun a new position as Lead Learning Engineer at Edmentum.

Josh Davenport was chosen one of the 2019 Arkansas Business 40 under 40.

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

Julie Gunderson has collaborated with Dr. Robert Eoff of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to receive a $1.2-million grant award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a study titled 
“Replication of G-quadruplex DNA by translesion polymerases.” The project is jointly funded by the Molecular and Cellular Biosciences Division and the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). 

Kalynn Hendrix-Estrada graduated with her PharmD in 2012 and began employment at CVS Pharmacy as pharmacy manager in September 2016.  She was named Paragon (highest award honored to managers), within the first year with the company.

Nikki Parnell has been named the Nonprofit/Public Sector CFO of the Year by Arkansas Business.

Rip Weaver has begun employment with the University of Arkansas System at the Cooperative Extension Service's state offices. Rip will serve as program assistant for several projects
dealing with food systems and food safety.

2007

Ainsley Echeverria is attending the Child, Family, and School Psychology (Ed.S.) program at University of Denver-Morgridge College of Education.

Hunter Gibbs has joined UAMS as Medical Director of Adult Inpatient Units at the Psychiatric Research Institute.

Thomas Henry started a new position as Store Manager at Louis Vuitton.

Russ Montgomery has been named Director of Health Economics and Market Access at Ambu, Inc.

Lizzy Price has been promoted to Director of Restore Public Trust, a public interest group focused on exposing corruption and malfeasance at the highest levels of government.

Terryn Weygandt Lawrence is Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Mina.

Jeremy Young has started a position as Partner Manager at Huntress Labs.

2008

Maggie Hobbs Benson will chair the initial Public Service Academy, presented by the Arkansas Bar Association and University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service.

Rachael Carnes started a new position as Managing Planner at Environmental Science Associates.

Jessica Crenshaw has accepted a position as Authorizations Pilot Specialist and Training Team Lead with American Home Shield.

Stephen Jackson has begun a new position as chemist for the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Sam Kauffman has received the Jeffrey Ledbetter Young Democrat Award from the Democratic Party of Arkansas.

Alison McKeever has started a new position as Collection Development Manager in charge of non-fiction at the Central Arkansas Library System.

Alexis Reddig has completed her Post-Doctoral Residency at Fulton State Hospital and has accepted a psychologist position with the hospital beginning Fall 2019.

2009

Nick Balee has begun a new position as Director of Sales at ITDATA, Inc.

Elaine Frigon has started a new position as Law Clerk for the Court of Appeals of Arkansas.

Sara Hunter began a new position as Manager, Online Marketing at Veritas Technologies LLC.

Erin "Bee" Lyons started a new position as Capital Habeas Unite Paralegal at Federal Community Defender Office - Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Kelly Zalocusky recently began a position as Senior Data Scientist at Genetech.

2010

Taylor Adams has been recognized by the Delaware Division of the Arts for the high quality of his work in the artistic discipline of Literature: Fiction.   He has received the Established Professional Award for his work.

Trey Calvin will begin work with the Center for Applied Linguisitics as Communication Manager.

Julie Champlin-Ligouri has been made Senior Coordinator, Global Programs at Monash University.

Charles Green has been appointed Senior Pastor at Primrose United Methodist Church, Little Rock and Keo United Methodist Church.

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.

Natalie Ramm has been hired as an associate attorney at Dover Dixon Horne in Little Rock.

Katie Rice-Guter started a new position as Writer & Editor at Freelance.

Joy Stegall received her Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Public Health from UAMS.

2011

Sarah Beth Bell earned a PhD in Social Psychology in 2019.  She now works as a statistician at the University of Oklahoma.  

Jayce Hafner has completed coursework at Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Alex Jones has joined Wright Lindsey Jennings as an associate attorney.

Anthony Lucio completed his Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy at Florida A&M University and has relocated to Denton, TX for his wife, Colleen Mayo '11
to begin her PhD in English with a concentration in creative writing at the University of North Texas. 

Sarah Spencer has accepted a new position as Salesforce Administrator at Cook Ross.

Evan Zimmerman has been promoted to Information Technology Business Analyst and Administrator at National Council on Aging.

2012

Torey Hayward, Jr. has been selected as the inaugural vice principal of Young Audiences Charter High School in Gretna, Louisiana.

Asif Patel has been promoted to Director at KPMG US accounting firm.

Anna Ragni started a new position as Peter Buck Postdoctoral Fellow at Smithsonian Institution, Museum of Natural History.

Jacquelyn Tagariello has begun a position as Psychotherapist with Brooklyn Counseling Services Group and All About Kids.

Kaylen Stevenson Welter received her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from UAMS.

2013

Megan Beruldsen is a Humanities teacher at Shining Mountain Waldorf School in Boulder, Colorado.

Julia Cook started a new position as Digital Marketing Specialist, Digital Experience at Avalara.

Lauren DeLano has been appointed Senior Pastor at Vilonia First United Methodist Church.

Abigail DeLoach received her medical degree from the UAMS College of Medicine.

Ben Flotken has started a new position as Product Designer at Eastman Chemical Company.

Elana Harrison has accepted a position as Junior Brand Manager at Britax Romer Child Safety EMEA.

Yiyi Liu has begun a new position as Human Resources Manager at Singtel.

Bradford Martins graduated from UAMS with his medical degree and Doctorate of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences.

Tresor Mukiza graduated from UAMS with a Doctorate of Philosophy in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Adam Ratcliff received his medical degree from the UAMS College of Medicine.

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.

Spencer Sanson graduated from UAMS with a Doctorate of Pharmacy.

Grant Womack graduated from UAMS with a Doctorate of Pharmacy.

2014

Jordan Akin graduated Seminary with a Masters of Divinity May 2019.

Tessa Caballero has begun a position as a Sr. Program Analyst with General Dynamics IT working on a contract with the Department of State in Springfield, Virginia.

Reade Huddleston will become the head of production at Headfame Spirits in Butte, Montana.

Elizabeth Hutson received her medical degree from the UAMS College of Medicine.

Caroline Kelley has been honored with the YLS Award of Excellence for her outstanding work with the Young Lawyers Section from the Arkansas Bar Association.

Ruston Koonce graduated from UAMS with a Doctorate of Pharmacy.

Jessica LaVergne received her medical degree from the UAMS College of Medicine.

Rosie Mandel has begun a new position as Senior Specialist at Havas Media Group.

Max Maurier has started a new position as Director, Marketing Operations at Malwarebytes.

Ryan McCluskey has been named Senior Financial Analyst - Worldwide Hybrid Cloud Pricer at IBM.

Weston Blake Mills received his Master of Physician Assistant Studies from UAMS.

Eugene Nyamugenda graduated from UAMS with a Doctorate of Philosophy in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and will begin postdoctoral research at Northwestern University. 

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. 

Blake Tierney has received his Master of Arts in Public Service from Marquette University.

Bailey Williams has begun a position as Pharmacist with Smith Family Pharmacy.

Jeremy Williams has been promoted to Assistant Vice President at Citi.

2015

Zoë Barton has been promoted to a Tech Events Program Manager at Walmart Corporate.  Through her position, Zoë manages the relationship between Walmart and all of the 40+ tech universities 
used for recruiting nationwide.

Jonathan Bauer received his medical degree from the UAMS College of Medicine.

Reed Brewer has begun a new position as Communication and Outreach Consultant at Corner Alliance.

Seana Corbin received her medical degree from the UAMS College of Medicine.

Brenna Lodge Cummings started a new position as Programs and Systems Operations Associate at A Glimmer of Hope.

Hanna French has been hired as Director of Programs and Communications by Ozark Mission Project.

Joshua Hall received his Master of Health Administration from UAMS.

Erika Jasso received her medical degree from the UAMS College of Medicine.

Taylor Keplin graduated with her Masters of Public Heath from UNT Health Science Center in 2017 and is currently employed as an epidemiologist with the Denton County Department of Health.    
Her public health preparedness team was recently honored by Senator Jane Nelson for their hard work with Project Public Health Ready.

Michaela Larabee will be working for the Washington Nationals as an Event Manager.

Hannah Smashey Lewis received her medical degree from the UAMS College of Medicine.

Jill Nguyen started a new position as Director of Partnerships at The Tuesday Company.

Lettie Odom received her medical degree from the UAMS College of Medicine.

Tamara Ragan started a new position as Community Response Coordinator at San Miguel Resource Center.

Victoria Resendez received her medical degree from the UAMS College of Medicine.

Rebecca Ruff started a new position as Legal Fellow at Center for Accessible Technology.

Allen Smith graduated from UAMS with a Doctorate of Pharmacy.

2016

Jericka Battle has accepted a Visiting Assistant Professor Position in the Psychology Department at Hendrix College. 

Felicia Beeman received her medical degree from the UAMS College of Medicine.

Taylor Bennett received her medical degree from the UAMS College of Medicine.

Samuel Burke studied traditional ecological knowledge of the Makushi and the potential of local wisdom to guide conservation initiatives in Guyana.

Blair Causey has begun a position at IDEA Public Schools as 6th and 7th grade math teacher.

Zachary Chastain has begun a position with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences as Program Coordinator.

Ruthie Daniel started a new position as Graphic Designer at Collective Bias.

Elizabeth Dye recently graduated from Johns Hopkins University with her Master of Science in Computer Science.

Ashley Elser received her medical degree from the UAMS College of Medicine.

Katherine Emery received her medical degree from the UAMS College of Medicine.

Elizabeth Forester has been promoted to Staff Attorney at Brooklyn Defender Services.

Nancy Ghaleb received her medical degree from the UAMS College of Medicine.

Anna Green received her white coat from the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine-Arkansas.  

Mitch Harle has been promoted to Deputy Press Secretary and Direcor of Operations at Protect Our Care.

Anne-Marie Hayre received her medical degree from the UAMS College of Medicine.

Felicia Headley received her medical degree from the UAMS College of Medicine.

Kendra Ide will join the Arkansas Teacher Corps as part of the Teacher Development Team.

Shameela Khimani received her medical degree from the UAMS College of Medicine.

Farai Musariri started a position as Virtual Sales Executive at Victory Lap.

James Owen has recently become Southern Bancorp Ambassador for Southern Bancorp.

Barbara Patterson graduated from UAMS with a Doctorate of Pharmacy.

John Mark Pennington received his medical degree from the UAMS College of Medicine.

Ty Spradley received his medical degree from the UAMS College of Medicine.

Robert Taylor has been promoted to Special Projects Advisor at Wild Fundraising.

Abraham Vierthaler graduated from UAMS with a Doctorate of Pharmacy.

2017

Tyler Clifton has recently become the Football Graduate Assistant for The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and Graduate Student in the Education Administration Program for Higher Education. 

Barrett Goodwin has received the Emerging Leader Award from the Democratic Party of Arkansas.

Nicholas Horan received his Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences from the UAMS Graduate School.

Anushah Jiwani recently had a collection of poems published in an issue of Arts and Letters.

Elizabeth Phelps started new position as Senior Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton.

Cameron Ryan received his Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences from the UAMS Graduate School.

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

Greer Veon has joined Hendrix College as an Area Coordinator.

2018

Thomas Adamo accepted a position as Audit Associate with BKD CPAs & Advisors.

Iad Alhallak received his Master of Health Administration from UAMS.

Brandon Cathey received his Master of Health Administration from UAMS.

Yasmin Newman began a new position as a member of Americorps at City Year.

Erin Salter graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the UAMS College of Nursing.

Garrett Wolf started a new position as Athletics Assistant at The Village School.

2019

Lindsey Barrett started a new position as Research Assistant at UAMS.

Sam Byrd, Jessica Campbell, Michaela Edwards and Brianna Hoyt participated in a research team headed by Hendrix College Professor of Biology Dr. Andrea Duina.  The research resulted in an article recently published in the journal Transcription. The research, funded by the National Science Foundation, involved studying DNA transcription, the first step in the gene expression process.

Mohammad Ali has begun a new position as Junior Software Engineer at Reviewbox.

Cordell Campbell has started a new position as Deputy Clerk at the Supreme Court of Arkansas.

Nate McKenna recently accepted a position as Business Development Representative at ACL.  ACL has grown to become one of the industry's leading privately-held providers of first-party data solutions.

Everett Roddy has begun a new position as Proposal Specialist at METIS Solutions, LLC.

Garrett Sosbee has been accepted into City Year Seattle.

Rowe Stipe had his book "Storms, Fire, and Whispers" released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

2020

Chase Paladino graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the UAMS College of Nursing.


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