• Hendrix College

    Public Safety Staff

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    David R. Bugh Director of Public Safety (501) 450-1467 bugh@hendrix.edu Public Safety
    David Bugh is the Director of Public Safety at Hendrix College. He has been with Hendrix Public Safety since leaving the United States Air Force in 1992 and has been a certified Arkansas Private Security Officer since 2014. His career as an Air Force Security Policeman began in 1980 shortly after graduation from Bedford North Lawrence High School in Bedford, Indiana. David has been stationed at RAF Upper Heyford in the United Kingdom; Little Rock AFB in Jacksonville, Arkansas; and McConnell AFB in Wichita, Kansas. While stationed at McConnell AFB, David designed the official heraldry for the 384 th Security Police Squadron and in was selected as Secret Service support for visiting Russian President Boris Yeltsin. He has been married to his wife Pamela since 1986 and has two adult daughters and three granddaughters. When not at work, David enjoys spending time with Pamela and working on projects around their house.
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    Phillip Lucas Public Safety Officer lucas@hendrix.edu Public Safety
    Officer Phillip Lucas was born and raised in Greenville, Mississippi and is the fifth of eight children. In 1974, he joined the United States Marine Corps and was shipped overseas toward Vietnam after boot camp. Phillip met his wife of Lake Village, Arkansas in 1977 and they married in 1983. He has one daughter. His favorite hobby is going to NASCAR races with family & friends or watching NASCAR on TV every weekend. When he's not watching NASCAR or the PGA, Phillip enjoys sitting at home in his recliner, having a cold adult beverage and playing Sniper Ghost Warrior, GTA5, NASCAR race game or Golf with his best friend of 60+ years on his PlayStation gaming system until the wee hours of the morning. Phillip is thankful for the opportunity to have been employed at Hendrix College Public Safety since 2006 and looks forward to retirement on the beach in his R.V. & traveling.
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    J. T. Fulmer Public Safety Officer fulmer@hendrix.edu Public Safety
    Officer James T. Fulmer(J.T.) was born in Searcy, Arkansas. The youngest of four children, he was raised in and around central Arkansas. J.T. was interested in sports as a child, but his love of reading overshadowed that. After graduating from Jacksonville High School, he built custom cabinets for three years. In 1979, J.T. joined the U.S. Army and trained as a Military Policeman. He spent the next 12 years at various duty stations, including Whiley Barracks in Germany, Fort Clayton in Panama, West Point in New York, and Fort Hood in Texas. After returning to White County, Arkansas he worked for various police departments until his retirement in 2009. J.T. joined the Hendrix College Department of Public Safety as a Public Safety Officer in April 2011. He is still an avid reader of mostly early science fiction. He lives in Beebe with his best friend, Kimberly, and her two granddaughters and likes to repurpose old furniture and work in his yard. J.T. has enjoyed his time at Hendrix and looks forward to serving the community for years to come.
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    Joshua Vanderwall Part-Time Public Safety Officer vanderwall@hendrix.edu Public Safety
    Officer Josh Vanderwall moved to Conway from upstate New York in 2004, quite the change of pace. After the initial culture shock, he graduated from Vilonia High School in 2009 and served six years in the Army Reserves as a Medic and Combat Engineer. Josh worked private security at a local corporation and worked as a seasonal Park Ranger for the Army Corps of Engineers. In 2016, he became a Faulkner County Sheriff's Reserve Unit member and began working part-time as a Public Safety Officer at Hendrix College before becoming a full-time officer in December 2016. In 2019, Josh accepted a full-time position at the Arkansas State Hospital in Little Rock, but remains at Hendrix as a part-time officer. On his off time, he enjoys working on computer hardware, reading fiction and nonfiction, playing PC games, hiking, listening to podcasts, and watching a variety of video content (Netflix, YouTube, Crunchyroll, etc.). Josh's favorite book series is the Song of Ice and Fire series by George RR Martin and favorite television series is Game of Thrones. His favorite film is The Guest starring Dan Stevens.
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    Jessica Avant Public Safety Officer avant@hendrix.edu Public Safety

    Officer Jessica Gray has been a Conway resident since 2007. Since graduating from the University of Central Arkansas with a double bachelor's degree in English and Philosophy she has continued exploring her love for both disciplines outside of academia by writing in her spare time. Jessica lives with her husband, five step-children, and Heathcliff, the family cat.

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    Kirk Smith Public Safety Officer smithk2@hendrix.edu Public Safety

    Officer Kirk Smith came to Conway in 2006 when he transferred from a Music Education major at the University of Arkansas at Morrilton to Psychology and Philosophy studies at the University of Central Arkansas. Originally working in the food service industry, he made the switch to security in 2015, working for Securitas Security Services at a local corporation. Kirk also worked as a part-time officer at Hendrix College from 2015 until 2018 while resuming his studies at UCA in 2016. Since leaving Hendrix in 2018, he managed the family business and worked security at another local corporation before he returning to Hendrix Public Safety in September 2021 as a full-time officer. Kirk is an avid reader who also enjoys movies and music. He gets great satisfaction from helping people and enjoys conversing with new people, so if you see Kirk around campus feel free to start up a conversation with him.