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					              North Arkansas College                                                                  VOLUME 22 • NO. 2 • FALL 2010




Stiritz Opens
Bradley Student Center
By DAVID HOLSTED
Harrison Daily Times




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      tudents at North Arkansas                      Stiritz and his wife,
      College probably think of the              Dr. Susan Stiritz, donated
      Bradley Student Center as a                $500,000 to the North
      comfortable place to relax                 Arkansas College
between classes, a convenient place              Foundation for the facility
to grab a snack and a place to                   that was named for his
spend mom-and-dad’s money at the                 g randparents, William
bookstore.                                       “Doc” and Cora Bradley.
   For William P. Stiritz, the Bradley               “Granny and Granddad
Center is “Granny and Granddad.”                 made a difference in many
   And for Granny and Granddad,                  lives,” Stiritz said. “That’s
it would have been all about the                 the connection.”
students.                                            Stiritz, who before he
                                                                                    WILLIAM P. STIRITZ poses for the cameras after cutting the
   Stiritz was the guest speaker on              retired, was the chairman          ribbon opening the Bradley Student Center, named after his
Thursday, Aug. 26, when Northark                 of the board, president and        grandparents, Dr. William and Cora Bradley, on the South
formally dedicated the Bradley                   CEO of Ralston-Purina, was         Campus of North Arkansas College.
Student Center, a 13,103 square-foot,            raised by his grandparents.
$1.3 million renovation that college             Doc Bradley was a young country                     Susan Stiritz is an educator,
officials have said will provide a               doctor who served the people of                 and her husband said the couple
“one-stop-shop” for student services.            Newton County for several decades               has traveled to many schools and
                                                                   before moving to              universities around the country. He
    OZARKS AMBASSADOR AWARD                                        Harrison in 1943.             said North Arkansas College and its
                                                                   Stiritz described his         students took a back seat to no one.
                                                                   Granny as a “rock.”               “This is competitive,” he said. “Some
                                                                      To the audience            think because of your background,
                                                                   of students, faculty,         you can’t be competitive.”
                                                                   b oard of trustees                The Bradley Student Center was a
                                                                   members, community            project of the North Arkansas College’s
                                                                   officials and family          Academic Quality Improvement
                                                                   members, Stiritz              Program. Northark's vice-president
                                                                   described the effect          of learning, Dr. Gwen Gresham, said
                                                                   the community has             the ultimate accolade for the Bradley
                                                                   had on his life.              Student Center came from a student
                                                                      “I think about             who, upon returning to campus and
                                                                   Harrison a lot,” Stiritz      seeing the facility, exclaimed, “Wow!
 OZARKS AMBASSADOR AWARD – Northark President Dr. Jeff             said. “It stayed with         They did everything we asked for.”
 Olson poses with (from left) William McNamara, Kate Nessler       me. It’s stayed a part            Also in the audience were state
 and Tim Ernst, recipients of the 2010 Ozarks Ambassador Award.    of my subconscious.”          Sen. Johnny Key and state Rep. Roy
                                                                                                                          (continued on page 6 )
H o n o r s


Trustees, Foundation Board Members
Chair Fund Drive
     Bill Lovell and Wayne Thompson          member Richard
from the North Arkansas College Board        Hudson. He is
of Trustees, and J.D. Erwin and Jerry        presently serving
Jackson from the North Arkansas College      as the board’s
Foundation Board, are serving as chairs      vice president.
of the 2010-2011 North Arkansas College           Lovell re-
Foundation Annual Fund Drive.                tired in 2004
     Thompson is a past North Arkansas       after a 32-year
College board chair, and the other three     career with
fund drive leaders are Northark gradu-       Wal-Mar t that
ates. Lovell graduated in 1974 from the      included assign-
former Twin Lakes Vocational Technical       ments as a store
School (now the North Campus), and           manager, district
was the 1999 recipient of the college’s      manager, and          AFD CHAIRS – (from left) Jerry Jackson, J.D. Erwin, Wayne
Distinguished Alumnus Award. Erwin           operations vice       Thompson and Bill Lovell as serving as chairs of the 2010-2011
and Jackson received special honorary        president, cover-     North Arkansas College Foundation Annual Fund Drive.
degrees in 2010 in recognition of their      ing Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama,          the past 23 years, the Foundation has
service to the college and the community.    Georgia, and Florida. He owns Main            received about $8.5 million from over
      A long-time member of the North        Street Merchandise Outlet in Harrison.        1,600 donors for a variety of Northark
Arkansas College Foundation Board,                Thompson has owned and operated          projects, including scholarships, en-
which he led twice as president, Erwin is    Ferguson’s Country Store and Restaurant       dowed chairs for faculty development,
retired after a highly successful business   near Gilbert since 1990. Previously, he       the John Paul Hammerschmidt Lecture
career. He headed sales and marketing        was president of The Entertainment            Series, computer labs, facilities (includ-
at Mass Merchandisers for 26 years,          and Leisure Corporation (TELCOR) which        ing the L.E. “Gene” Durand Center and
and was president of the company for         owned theme parks in Arkansas, Missis-        Bradley Student Center), and programs.
eight years.                                 sippi and Michigan, including Dogpatch             For more information about the
     Jackson moved to the area 30            USA.                                          North Arkansas College Foundation,
years ago with Mass Merchandisers. He             The 2010-2011 Annual Fund Drive          contact Dr. Jim Stockton at (870) 391-
is a real estate agent with Jerry Jackson    runs from July 1, 2010 through June 30,       3229 or Micki Somers at (870) 391-3242,
Realty, and joined the foundation board      2011. Last year’s campaign generated          or visit the Foundation online at www.
in 2004 by replacing long-time board         $557,075 in gifts from 384 donors. Over       northarkfoundation.org.



    enDOWeD chAiRS ReciPienTS                                   ENDOWED CHAIRS – Five recipients of 2010 Endowed Chairs at
                                                                Northark are (from left) Tommy Flud, First National Bank in Green
                                                                Forest Endowed Chair in Business and Technology; Kim Tinsley, Arvest
                                                                Bank Endowed Chair in Instruction; Philip Howerton, William P. and
                                                                Susan E. Stiritz Endowed Chair in the Humanities; Julia Angel, Gene
                                                                and Betty Durand Endowed Chair in Instruction; and K.C. Jones, Dr.
                                                                J.G. Gladden Endowed Chair in Nursing and Allied Health. Other
                                                                2010 recipients not pictured include Sherry Gibbany, J.D. and Judy
                                                                Erwin Endowed Chair in Nursing and Allied Health; Cheryl Keymer,
                                                                FedEx Freight Endowed Chair in Business and Technology; Kevin
                                                                Parker, John Paul Hammerschmidt/First Federal Bank Endowed Chair
                                                                in Instruction; Mark Wadkins, Woodrow Magness Endowed Chair in
                                                                Automotive Service and Technology; and Craig Cates, Francis R.
                                                                Miller Endowed Chair in Instruction. The endowed chairs are funded
                                                                from the earnings of endowments held by the North Arkansas College
                                                                Foundation. The Robert M. Eagle Endowed Chair in Instruction
                                                                and Roger and Patty Harness Endowed Chair in Instruction will be
                                                                awarded during the 2010-2011 academic year.


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                                                                                                            H      o      n     o      r     s


Northark President To Retire
      Dr. Jeff Olson will retire as president of                                                   topped $4 million during Olson’s time
North Arkansas College on June 30, 2011,                                                           in Harrison.
at the end of the 2010-2011 academic                                                                    Through retirements and reorganiza-
year. The 66-year-old Wisconsin native                                                             tion under Olson’s leadership, the college
has served as Northark’s chief executive                                                           reduced its number of senior administra-
officer since July 1, 2001.                                                                        tors from six to four, and reorganized its
      “As I reflect on my years of service                                                         academic staff, replacing division chairs
to North Arkansas College, I am proud of                                                           with deans and creating lead instructors
that service and pleased with the growth                                                           in various disciplines.
and development of our college,” Olson                                                                  Olson is the second president in
said. “Northark is the preeminent force                                                            Northark’s history. He followed Dr. Bill
for economic, community, and workforce                                                             Baker, the college’s founding president,
development within our service area,                                                               who started March 1, 1974, and retired
and our programs and our graduates                                                                 June 30, 2001.
are highly regarded.”
      College trustees have organized a                                         Dr. Jeff Olson
16-member Presidential Search Committee
to screen applicants for the job. Under
                                                   appropriations have come to North
                                                   Arkansas College under Olson, the first
                                                                                                         OlSOn’S
current plans, the committee will begin
reviewing applications in December,
                                                   federal earmarks in the college’s history.          OKTOBeRfeST
interview finalists in early 2011, and be
                                                   Northark also has received more than
                                                                                                        ThuRSDAy, OcT. 14
                                                   $2 million in state general improvement
ready to announce the college’s third                                                                     from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
                                                   funds over just the past two legislative            in the FedEx Freight Atrium
president next spring.
                                                   sessions, and private giving through the           on Northark's Center Campus
      During Olson’s tenure, enrollment
                                                   North Arkansas College Foundation has
at North Arkansas College has increased
nearly 34 percent, from 1,817 in the fall
of 2000 to a record enrollment of 2,429
in the fall of 2009.
      Under Olson’s leadership, Northark
                                                   AATYC Honors Four from Northark
added an 11,000-square-foot, $3.8 million
Allied Health Addition in 2009, and on
August 26 of 2010 dedicated the newly
renovated Bradley Student Center on
its South Campus. The college also
purchased the former Regions Plaza in
2005 and renovated the bank portion of
the facility into the L.E. “Gene” Durand
Center, a 22,000-square-foot multipurpose
facility which was completed in 2008.              Charla Jennings                Julia Angel         Bruce Yokley                 Laci Long
That same year, Northark opened its
                                                     Two employees, one current student and        A history major, she is also a member of Lady
Carroll County Center in Berryville.
                                                   a graduate of North Arkansas College will be    Pioneer softball team. She plans to transfer
      Northark has been very successful            honored Oct. 17-19 during the 2010 Arkansas     to Arkansas State University after completing
in resource development during Olson’s             Association of Two-Year Colleges Conference.    her associate’s degree.
time as president. The college received              Charla Jennings, director of enrollment          Bruce Yokley is the college’s outstanding
a $2 million, five-year federal Title III          services, will be recognized as Northark’s      alumnus this year. Co-owner of Ozark
                                                   outstanding staff employee. A 28-year           Biomedical, he completed an associate
grant in 2006 to promote student success
                                                   employee of the college, she is also a          degree in biomedical electronic technology
and retention. The highly competitive              graduate of Northark.                           in 1988 at Northark.
award has funded programs and equip-                 Julia Angel is the college’s outstanding         Jennings and Angel will be honored during
ment enhancing instructional technology,           instructor. Recipient of three endowed          the conference’s awards dinner Monday
faculty development, and student and               chair awards during her teaching career, she    evening, Oct. 18. Long and Yokley will
                                                   teaches business classes.                       receive their awards during the Academic
academic support.
                                                     Laci Long, a sophomore from Salem High        All-Star and Alumni Awards Brunch Tuesday
      More than $1.2 million in federal            School, is Northark’s 2010 Academic All Star.   morning, Oct. 19.

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D o n o r • C l u b s
                                                                                                                                                Bill and June Doss

                                 2009-2010 Foundation Donor Clubs                                                                               Ben and Alta Eddings
                                                                                                                                                Glen and Shirley Feldman
                                                                                                                                                Lanny and Denise Fleming
                                                                                                                                                Tommy Flud
                                   Clubs include gifts to North                   Governor's Club ................ $10,000 or more
northark                           Arkansas College and the North                 President's Club .................... $5,000 - 9,999
                                                                                                                                                Lana Fowler
                                                                                                                                                Elaine Fulton-Jones

Pioneers                           Arkansas College Foundation
                                   from July 1, 2009 to June 30,
                                                                                  Colonist Club.......................... $1,000 - 4,999        Dale and Jan Garner
                                                                                                                                                Mike and Sue Geren
Supporters with to-                                                               Settler's Club ................................. $500 - 999   William Gilbert
tal lifetime donations             2010 during the Annual Fund
                                                                                  Trailblazer Club ............................ $250 -499       Glenda Goats
of $100,000 or more                Drive. The Foundation offers                                                                                 Clay Gordon
are recognized as                  membership in seven clubs                      Explorer Club................................. $100 - 249     Tim and Lisa Graves
Northark Pioneers.
                                   based on level of contribution.                Pathfinder's Club............................... $10 - 99     Wes and Nona Guynn
        Fred Berry                                                                                                                              Roger Hall
  Frank L. Coffman, Jr.                                                                                                                         Lyle and Kaye Hartjes
  Community First Bank
   L.E. “Gene” Durand
                                Governor’s Club                       Settler’s Club                          Mike and Kelly McNutt
                                                                                                              Danny and Donna Montgomery
                                                                                                                                                John and Jerry Lynn Havens
                                                                                                                                                Buck Hayes
       FedEx Freight                                                                                          Quality Inn                       Dick and Pam Henry
                                Community First Bank                  Arkansas Fiddler’s Convention
                                                                                                              Rick and Connie Quattlebaum       Polly Hodges
    First Federal Bank          FedEx Freight                         Dan and Cynthia Bowers
                                                                                                              Jim and Pam Richiert              Steven Hodges
Jim G. & Scottie Ferguson       First Federal Bank                    Joe and Mary Jane Bowers
                                                                                                              James Starkey                     Gary and Sheryl Holt
  First National Bank in        Roger and Patty Harness               Cadron Creek Catfish House Too
                                                                                                              Sandy and Judy Stroope            Holt Memorial Chapel
        Green Forest            Bill and Susan Stiritz                Campbell Insurance Agency
                                                                                                              Super 8 Motel                     Bobby and Debbie Hopper
       David Heuer              Tricia Turner                         Jeff and Jane Christenson
                                                                                                              Wayne and Peggy Thompson          Phil and Victoria Howerton
                                                                      Claridge Products & Equipment
James F. & Susan Keenan                                                                                       Phillip Wood                      Clyde and Jean Johnson
                                                                      Scott and Pam Covington
 Woodrow & Vivien Magness                                                                                     Worldwide Ltd.                    Jim Johnson
     Bernice Milburn            President’s Club                      Shane Covington
                                                                      Cherie Dean
                                                                                                                                                Wimp and Zettie Johnson
     Martha Milburn
                                Larry and Cathy Brandt                Educational Systems Products, Inc.      Explorer Club                     Gene and Sandra Jones
                                                                                                                                                Jim and Donna Judy
  Lena Allbright Moore          First National Bank of Green Forest   Roy Bill Ezell
                                                                                                              Charles and Jane Adair            Ron and Cheryl Keymer
     Pepsi Beverages            Johnny L. Nichols                     Jim and Kelli Fram
                                                                                                              Ernest and Marge Amerine          Dwain and Juanita King
                                Wal-Mart Foundation                   Sheila Hall
 The Donald W. Reynolds                                                                                       Patrick and Debbie Andrews        Brad and Stephanie King
       Foundation               White Oak Station Convenience         John Paul Hammerschmidt
                                                                                                              Fred Avery                        Charles and Barbara Klepper
                                    Stores                            Horner’s Furniture
Don & Mary Anne Salmon                                                                                        Bank of the Ozarks                Greg and Stacie Klott
                                                                      Johnson Manufacturing Company, Inc.
  Tom & Carrie Salmon                                                                                         Bill and Bonnie Baker             Bob and Frankie Langston
                                                                      Peggy Jones
                                                                                                              Joey and Donna Benton             Jay and Marcille Lawrence
 Horace A. “Dutch” Soper
    Bill & Susan Stiritz
                                Colonist Club                         James Troy and Beverly Massey
                                                                      Dave and Gail Morton                    Don and Sherry Bishop             Martha Ledbetter
                                                                                                              Bob and Barbara Black             Thomas Leslie
   The Walton Family            Joe and Mary Jean Bennett             Neighbor’s Mill Bakery & Café
                                                                                                              Nolan and Billie Brisco           John Levy
      Foundation                                                      Karla Payne
                                Mosco and Josephine Cash                                                      Carl and Nancy Brown              Joan Lipsmeyer
   White Oak Station            Helen Clavey                          Petromark, Inc.
                                                                                                              Aaron and Adria Bueg              Bill and Diana Lovell
   Convenience Stores                                                 Jerry and Jane Pinson
                                J.D. and Judy Erwin                                                           Chad Bundy                        Gary and Ann Main
                                Joe and Cathy Golden                  Porterfield Killingsworth CPA, PLLC
                                                                                                              Jim Carter                        B.J. Marcil
                                                                      Potter Equipment Company, Inc.
    lena                        Jim and Gwen Gresham
                                Harness Roofing, Inc.                 RE/MAX Unlimited, Inc.                  Carl and Sue Chambers
                                                                                                              Denise Cheever
                                                                                                                                                Mark and Debbie Martin
                                                                                                                                                Roy and Mona Martin

  Allbright                     Harrison Kiwanis Club                 Tommy and Vickie Richardson
                                                                                                              Hal Cooper                        Kevan and Pam Mathis
                                Harrison Noon Lion’s Club             Sam Alexander Pharmacy
                                                                                                              Joe and Ruth Ann Couch            Marilyn Mathis
   Moore                        Hudson’s Supermarket
                                Jerry and Peggy Jackson
                                                                      Stan and Rita Stockton
                                                                      Tom and Jo Ann Tice                     Andy and Delora Crawford
                                                                                                              Jerry Cunningham
                                                                                                                                                H.K. and Galena McCaleb
                                                                                                                                                Shelley McLean
 legacy Society                 Jennifer Green Golf Tournament        Scottie and Melanie Trammell
                                                                      VIRCO, Inc.                             Eugene and Sue Curtis             Justin Methvin
Lena Allbright Moore Legacy     Dwain and Megan Lair                                                          Steven and Susan Dardas           Philip and Jessica Milam
                                Polly Leimberg                        Whitenberg, Delony & Davidson, Inc.
Society members have in-                                                                                      Kenneth Deyoung                   Martha Milburn
cluded the North Arkansas       KCWD/KNWA                             Windstream Corporation
College Foundation or           Bill and Marcie Magness
                                                                      Trailblazer Club
                                                                                                                 endowed chair Awards
Northark in an estate plan,     Jerry and Jane Maland
trust, or planned gift.         Mike and Tonya Maxey
           Henry Banka          Larry and Anita Miller                ARVEST Bank
                                                                                                                 First National Bank in         Francis R. Miller
     Ray and Anita Cornett      Miller Hardware Company               Bob and Jackie Barker                      Green Forest                    Instruction
      Herb and Faye Dixon       NARMC                                 Ralph and Genile Bowers                     Business and Technology       William P. and Susan Stiritz
 L.E. “Gene” and Betty Durand   Jeff and Sandy Olson                  Centurion Financial Services
                                                                                                                 J.D. and Judy Erwin             Humanities
       J.D. and Judy Erwin      Pepsi Beverages Company               Wayne and Janet Clark
                                                                                                                   Nursing & Allied Health      FedEx Freight
     Arlo and Velma Graber      Pippin Wholesale Company              Clark Office Products
       Lynn and Mary Lair                                             Larry and Tori Dale                        Woodrow Magness                 Business and Technology
                                Radiology Associates of Northwest
 Dr. Bob and Frankie Langston       Arkansas                          Larry Davis Construction                    Automotive Service            Gene and Betty Durand
 Woodrow and Vivien Magness     Pat and Claire Reed                   Entergy                                     & Technology                   Instruction
   H.K. and Galena McCaleb      Rotary Club of Harrison               First National Bank of Berryville          Dr. J.G. Gladden               John Paul Hammerschmidt
         Martha Milburn         Gus and Liz Rusher                    Fred and Tammy Garry                        Nursing and Allied Health     First Federal Bank
 Horace Alonzo “Dutch” Soper    Jim and Jan Sprott                    Rick Hinterthuer                           Robert M. Eagle                 Instruction
          Loise Tennyson        Jim and Gail Stockton                 Holiday Inn Express                         Instruction                   Roger and Patty Harness
   Ed and Dolores Warabow       Don and Cindy Sugg                    Fred and Mary Kirkpatrick                                                  Instruction
                                                                                                                 Arvest Bank
           Gerry Whyte          Walton Family Foundation              Vince and Jacquie Markle
                                                                                                                  Instruction
                                Andy and Louise Yeager                McDonald’s of Harrison


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                                                                                                                                                      D o n o r • C l u b s
Bob and Charlotte Miller                     Hank and Nickie Thompson                     Don and Donna Gene Childers
Jim and Charlotte Milum                      Al Tilley                                    Glenn and Karen Coleman                                           Donate Online
Jerry and Barbara Mitchell                   Dan and Twana Troutt                         Patricia Coleman
                                                                                                                                           The North Arkansas College Foundation accepts
Alex Moore                                   Twin Lakes Community Bank                    Travis and Cherie Conner
                                                                                                                                           credit card donations online. To make a gift, just go
Bearl and Laretta Moore                      John David Underwood                         Robbie Cotton
                                                                                                                                           to www.northarkfoundation.org, click “Donate Now,” and
Ray Morgan                                   Janet Webb                                   Lori Currie
                                                                                                                                                   follow the secure website’s instructions.
Bob and Cynthia Morris                       Bob and Pat Wheeler                          Norine Davenport
James and Sandra Morris                      Rick and Stacey Williams                     Melba Jo Davidson
Jack and Rachael Moyer                       James Wingard                                Rachel Day
Fred Mullens                                 Monty and Mary Woolley                       Deborah Day
Sandy and Aletha Murphy                      Max Wright                                   Ricci Dillon
Ozark Abstract Company                                                                    Dave Durand                                  Billye Sue Lawrence                           Joe and Billie Reed
Ozark Refrigeration and Appliance
Larry and Lita Parton
                                             Pathfinder's Club                            John and Norma Cutler
                                                                                          Tim and Pam Ernst
                                                                                                                                       Charles and Suzanne Ledbetter
                                                                                                                                       Guy and Corine Lord
                                                                                                                                                                                     Ken and Debbie Reeves
                                                                                                                                                                                     Tim and Robin Reeves
Bob and Teri Penquite                                                                     David and Beth Evans                         Maxine Mahanay                                Tammy Renico
Linda Phillips                               Ali Abdelaal                                 Charles and Diana Ezell                      Michael and Seychelle Mahonay                 Blaine and Pam Richardson
Lynn and Polly Polk                          Academy for Educational Development          Sara Jo Fendley                              Mahlon and Kay Maris                          JoAnne Rife
Mike Pryor                                   Chris and Paula Adams                        George and Wilma Finney                      Robert Markle                                 Nancy Robb
Mary Purselley                               Bruce and Frances Alexander                  David Fitton                                 Betty Marrs                                   Mike and Amanda Robertson
Glenna Ragan                                 Dan and Mary Allen                           J.B. and Helen Foster                        Ben Martin                                    Ralph Robinson
Randy and Karen Raney                        Carroll and Laurine Anderson                 Newt and Ruth Foster                         Sam and Rebecca Martin                        Carl and Beth Robinson
Ron and Linda Reese                          Tom and Julia Angel                          Sara Franks                                  Cindy Mayo                                    Alan and Christine Rose
Bob and Sandra Reynolds                      Ken and Shellie Bailey                       Shirley Gillies                              Shelly McCall                                 Jack and Mary Rose
Mike Richardson                              Cloyd Baltimore                              Debbie Goens                                 Norman and Sue McElroy                        Tom and Patti Ross
Jim and Diana Robb                           Tom and Phyllis Benton                       Lynn and Claudia Gray                        Betty Gray McFarland                          Jim and Joey Roth
Arthur and Chris Royston                     Mark and Sherri Billings                     Jennifer Haddock                             Louis Melton                                  Bill and JoAnne Rowland
Ken and Melanie Savells                      Joe and Rita Blair                           Rose Halliday                                Ransey and Patty Methvin                      Arch and Meredith Ryan
Richard and Sybil Scarsdale                  Bill and Dorothy Blevins                     Don Hatch                                    Don Milburn                                   Vita M. Saville
Gerald and Norma Sims                        Bob and Terri Bodson                         Bob Henderson                                Ed and Dicksie Milburn                        Chris and Pam Scudder
Melissa Sims                                 Matt and Gina Booth                          Mike Hickenbottom                            Ken and Sharon Milburn                        Laura Shaw
Kevin and Micki Somers                       Lena Boswell                                 Danny and Mary Hickman                       Anne Mitchell                                 Scott and Shelly Stone
Beth Stafford                                John and Linda Bradford                      Robert and Katie Holt                        Pat and Lou Ann Moles                         Sandy and Judy Stroope
Jay Stanley & Associates                     Steve and Shawnda Bradshaw                   Michael Horn                                 Carrie Moore                                  Chester and Sylvia Sullivant
Michael Staples                              David and Judith Branscum                    Jared Horton                                 Shirley Morton                                Charles and Debra Summers
Weldon and Reva Stevenson                    Sumner Brashears                             Bill and Betty Huber                         Joe and Katherine Nance                       Lewis and Angela Tate
Scott Swanson                                Kim Brecklein                                James Fred and Elaine Hudson                 Kate Nessler                                  Ronnie and Kim Tinsley
Dale Tabor                                   Chris and Lisa Brightwell                    Danielle James                               Northark Crisis Fund                          James and Carolyn Trammell
Anna Tabor                                   Randy and Cheryl Bunch                       Clark and Nancy Jenkins                      Mike and Karen Norton                         Ann Vasina
Joel and Ann Tabor                           Thomas and Barb Butler                       Polly Jenkins                                James and Kay Norton                          Jon Warner
Bandit and Angela Tate                       Jessica Butterfield                          Morgan and Charla Jennings                   Shelia Ogier                                  Dean and Kathy Wilburn
Roy and Marty Terrill                        Ron and Gail Inmon Campbell                  John and Judy Johnson                        Larry and Ruth Phillips                       Richard and Rubye Ann Williams
Ernest and Jane Thiel                        Kirk and Tabitha Campbell                    T.J. and Margaret Jones                      Ricky and Becky Poor                          Johnny and Carolyn Wilson
Patti Thomas                                 Craig and Vallery Campbell                   Gary Karoly                                  Ed Proctor                                    Jim and Deborah Witty
                                                                                          Cynthia Keeter                               John and Jan Ragland                          Fred Woehl
                                                                                          Pat Kennedy                                  Layne Ragsdale                                Carolyn Wright
                                                                                                                                       Robert and Patricia Reddell                   John and Marilyn Zima
   named college facilites
                                                                                          Alice Laule


          South campus                                center campus
    Bill Baker Amphitheatre                        Cathy Brandt Board
     Bradley Student Center                              Room

     Community First Bank                        Community First Bank                                                                                         Giving Guide
     Computer Laboratory                            Partners Room

    Bennie Ellis Conference                         L.E. “Gene” Durand                                                                                        Call (870) 391-3229 or
            Room                                           Center                                                                                             e-mail stockton@northark.
                                                  FedEx Freight Atrium
           John Paul                                                                                                                                          edu to request a copy of
        Hammerschmidt                               First Federal Bank
    Business and Conference                                Room
                                                                                                                                                              the North Arkansas College
             Center                                First National Bank                                                                                        Foundation’s “Giving Guide”
         John Paul                                 Conference Room                                                                                            with donation levels for
     Hammerschmidt Plaza                                Ginny                                                                                                 named funds and facilities.
    Kenneth R. Milburn, Sr.,                         Hammerschmidt
     Computer Laboratory                                Room
          north campus                             Daniel Sprott Room
        Weldon Stevenson                         Donna S. Barber Room
         Student Center


 DEDUCTIBILITY OF GIFTS – Gifts as a charitable contribution to the North Arkansas College Foundation, Inc. are almost always tax-deductible. However, there are some exceptions. Entry fees for the Foundation's
 3-Person Scramble Golf Tournament are not deductible because golfers receive benefits (green fees, food and gifts) and an opportunity to win prizes that equal or exceed the value of their entry fee. Also, tickets for the
 Foundation's annual Evening on the Plaza Dinner are deductible only for the amount that exceeds the value received in food and entertainment by supporters attending dinner. The Foundation estimates its cost for food
 and entertainment per person for the 2010 Evening on the Plaza at $10. Of the $25 ticket cost, $15 should generally be tax-deductible. Donors should consult with their own tax advisor concerning specific circumstances.




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Foundation•News


         A NORTHARK TRADITION                            Film on Bradley Family
                                                         Touches Audience
                                                 A film about the life of Dr. William and
                                             Cora Bradley was screened during the
                                             New Student Convocation and Bradley
                                             Student Center Grand Opening. "Those
                                             That Came Before: The Legacy of W. A.
                                             and Cora Bradley" was produced by Hans
                                             Stiritz, who is a great-grandson of the                                                    SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON -
                                             Bradleys. Stiritz has been involved with                                                   Among those attending the 2009
                                             film and video production for over twenty                                                  Northark Foundation Scholarship
                                             years, producing music scores, as well as                                                  Luncheon were (from left) Kayla
                                             shooting, editing and directing film projects.                                             Frederick, recipient of the Dr. and Mrs.
                                             His production company is Evening Films                                                    W.C. Langston Memorial Scholarship;
                                             (www.eveningfilms.com ).                                                                   donors Dr. Bob and Frankie Langston;
                                                                                                                                        Jamie Cheek, recipient of the Dr.
                                                 Commenting on his film, which was
  Susan and Bill Stiritz were greeted by the                                                                                            Frederick C. Turner, Jr. Memorial
  applause of faculty and staff as they made very well received by the guests at the
                                                                                                                                        Scholarship; and donor Patricia
  their way into the Bradley Student Center  event, Stiritz noted, "A lot of folks came                                                 Keeling Turner.
  for the ribbon-cutting and grand opening.  together to help make this film happen:
                                             thanks to Roz Slavik and Fred Hudson at
the Boone County Heritage Museum, Rhonda Teter at the Bradley House Museum
in Jasper, and Max D. Standley (for his wonderful artwork). And a special thanks
to my father and my uncle, John Stiritz and Bill Stiritz, for offering their memories,
insight, and wisdom for this film, and for passing on to me an appreciation for
the wonderful heritage we share in our Ozark family history."
    Hans Stiritz lives with his family in Russellville.




Thanks, Bill and Susan                                                                                                                AFD CHAIRS HONORED - Craig
                                                                                                                                      Campbell (left) and Mike Nabors (right),
                                                                                                                                      chairs of the 2009-2010 North Arkansas
                                                                                                                                      College Foundation Annual Fund Drive,
   August 26 was a great day for North Arkansas           and there have been dozens of others who have
College. We opened the Bradley Student Center             benefited from his generosity.                                              were honored by Foundation Executive
and welcomed home an old friend, William P. Stiritz.          He said YES when we asked for help in purchasing                        Director and Northark Vice President
   During his remarks that afternoon, Bill asked          the Center Campus. Bill and John Paul Hammerschmidt                         of Institutional Advancement Dr. Jim
me how many years he and I have been “working             reminisced recently about their successful proposal to                      Stockton. The Foundation completed its
together” on projects benefiting the college.             the late Jack Fleischauer at Regions Financial Corp.,                       annual campaign with $557,075 in gifts
   That started me thinking about the many ways Bill      which paved the way for the deal.                                           from 384 donors.
and his wife, Dr. Susan E. Stiritz, have supported            And, on Nov. 17, 2008, Bill and Susan Stiritz said
Northark.                                                 YES to the Bradley Student Center. As my friend                             (Stiritz, Bradley Cneter continued from page 1)
   Bill and I communicate most Fridays. Usually, I        Dr. Gwen Gresham remarked at the Grand Opening,
write the e-mails and he reads them. But sometimes,       it says a lot about what good people they are, that                         Ragland. North Arkansas College
I hear from him.                                          Bill and Susan chose to name the facility after his                         president Dr. Jeff Olson lauded
   I like it when Bill answers my e-mails, because his    grandparents.                                                               them for their efforts in obtaining
answer is almost always YES.                                  Bill Stiritz has lived the American dream. For                          funding for the center. Key was able
   He said YES to our request for an endowed chair.       many years he led one of America’s great companies,
                                                                                                                                      to obtain $404,000, while Ragland
At the Bradley Student Center Grand Opening, Bill         Ralston Purina, as its chairman of the board, president
and Susan met three instructors—Dr. Marty Terrill, Ann    and CEO.                                                                    got $275,000.
Porter, and Phil Howerton—who have been recipients            He has achieved remarkable success and earned                              Stiritz talked about those, like his
of our William P. and Susan E. Stritiz Endowed Chair      international respect as a business leader. But he                          grandparents, who came before and
in the Humanities.                                        still remembers where he came from. And we are                              made things better for those who
   He said YES to the request for help with the Bill      so grateful for his and Susan’s continued support of                        followed. He hoped the Bradley
Baker Amphitheatre. During a visit this summer, Gov.      our college, its mission, and the people we serve.                          Student Center and North Arkansas
Mike Beebe was amazed we have such a facility,                Thanks, Bill and Susan.
funded entirely with private money, on our campus.
                                                                                                                                      College would help today’s students
   Bill Stiritz said YES when we asked for student
                                                                                                        Jim Stockton                  prepare for their future.
scholarships. After our 2010 New Student                  Dr. Jim Stockton is vice president for institutional advancement of North      “We stand on the shoulders of
                                                          Arkansas College and executive director of the North Arkansas College
Convocation, he met Stiritz Scholarship recipients,       Foundation, Inc. Contact him at stockton@northark.edu or (870) 391-3229.    others,” Stiritz said.

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                                                                                               Foundation•News



Evening on the Plaza Videos                                                                 AcADeMic SchOlARShiPS
                                                                                                          endowed Scholarships


Draw Raves
                                                                                      • Allbright-Moore Scholar Awards     • Benita Parrish Keeling
                                                                                      • Doris Cecil Baker Memorial           Memorial Scholarship
                                                                                        Scholarship                        • Joe Frank Keeling Memorial
                                                                                      • Val R. Bellora Memorial              Scholarship
                                                                                        Scholarship                        • Lynn and Marie Lair
         Highlighted by video interviews featuring the three honorees produced        • Dr. Joe Bennett Radiologic           Scholarship
 by Stefan Szabo, the 2010 Evening on the Plaza Dinner was an unqualified               Technology Scholarship             • Dr. and Mrs. W.C. Langston
                                                                                                                             Memorial Nursing Scholarship
                                                                                      • Clara Benson Memorial Nursing
 success. Area painters                                                                 Scholarships                       • Magness Toyota Automotive
                                                                                      • Berry Family Scholarship             Technology Scholarship
 William McNamara                                                                     • Uncle Bockey Memorial              • H.K. and Galena McCaleb Vocal
 and Kate Nessler,                                                                      Scholarship                          Music and Art Scholarship
                                                                                      • Cathy and Larry Brandt             • Dr. O.B. McCoy Memorial
 and photographer                                                                       Scholarship                          Scholarship
                                                                                      • Eva Kay Abney Cantrell and         • Dr. H.D. Meyer Memorial
 Tim Ernst received the                                                                 Jewell Marie Abney Howard            Scholarship
 Ozarks Ambassador                                                                      Scholarship                        • Larry C. and Anita M. Miller
                                                                                      • Ernest H. Cecil Memorial             Scholarship
 Award during the                                                                       Scholarship                        • Barbara and Thelma Muller
                                                                                      • Wanda Coffman Memorial               Nursing Scholarship
 e ve n t , h o s t e d b y                                                             Scholarship                        • Chapter AG, PEO Scholarships
 Northark President Dr.                                                               • Cumberland Presbyterian Church     • Jackson Davis Reeves Memorial
                                                                                        Scholarship                          Scholarship
 Jeff Olson. Original                                                                 • Bradley J. Dearing Memorial        • Millie and Ray Sanders
                                                                                                                             Memorial Scholarship
 works by the three                                                                     Scholarship
                                                                                      • H.D. Dixon Scholarship             • Horace Alonzo Soper Memorial
 a r t i s t s we re a l s o KATE NESSLER (center) talks with Dr. Mahlon              • Drewry Memorial Scholarships         Scholarship
                                                                                      • Buford Gardner Memorial            • Jack B. Tennyson Nursing
 featured during the Maris and Kay Maris before the 2010 Evening on                     Scholarship                          Scholarship
 pre-dinner reception.        the Plaza Dinner.                                       • Garrison Motor Freight
                                                                                        Scholarship
                                                                                                                           • Dr. Frederick C. Turner, Jr.
                                                                                                                             Memorial Scholarship
                                                                                      • Garry Agriculture Scholarship      • Lion’s Club/Jack Williams
                                                                                      • Jennifer Green Memorial              Memorial Scholarship
                                                                                        Scholarship                        • Ernie and Aline Wright
                                                                                      • Janice Henson Memorial               Scholarship
                                                   WILLIAM MCNAMARA                     Scholarship                        • Jim and Gerry Whyte Medical
                                                   (right) greets two longtime        • Mike Hodges Memorial                 Scholarship
                                                   friends and supporters,              Scholarship
                                                                                                            Annual Scholarships
                                                   Joe and Katherine Nance,
                                                   during the reception prior         • Dr. “A” (Loren Aldrich) Memorial   • Kiwanis Dr. Ken Siler
                                                                                        Scholarship                          Scholarship (PN)
                                                   to the 24th Annual Evening         • Arkansas Fiddlers Association      • Dwain and Megan Lair
                                                   o n t h e P l a z a D i n n e r.     Scholarship                          Scholarship
                                                   Katherine Nance was one            • Aunt Vine Scholarship              • Tommy Dale Lawrence Pioneer
                                                                                      • John O. Campbell Single Parent       Scholarship
                                                   of the founders of the event         Scholarship                        • McNair Williams Scholarship
                                                   in 1986.                           • Moscoe Cash, Sr. Memorial          • Joe Miller Scholarship
                                                                                        Scholarship                        • North Arkansas Regional
                                                                                      • Carrol Cartwright Memorial           Medical Center Auxilary
                                                                                        Scholarship                          Scholarship
                                                                                      • Community First Bank Agriculture   • Ozark Timber Scholarship
                                                                                        Scholarship                        • Pemberton Leimberg
TIM ERNST (left,                                                                      • Charles W. Dowdy Memorial            Scholarship
with his wife, Pam)                                                                     Scholarship                        • Pepsi Cola Beverages Company
                                                                                      • FedEx Freight Scholarship            Scholarships
poses with Cathy and                                                                  • Ferguson's Country Store           • Pledger Scholarship
Larry Brandt. Ernst                                                                     Scholarship                        • Radiology Associates of North
was honored for his                                                                   • First National Bank Athletic         Arkansas Scholarship
                                                                                        Scholarship                        • Razorback Triplets Scholarships
Ozarks photographs                                                                    • First National Bank FBLA           • Rotary Club of Harrison
by the Foundation                                                                       Scholarship                          Scholarships
at its Evening on the                                                                 • Elizabeth Ford Creative Writing    • Pat Salmon Memorial
                                                                                        Scholarship                          Scholarships
Plaza Dinner.                                                                         • Linda R. Goertz Nursing            • Weldon Stevenson Technical
                                                                                        Scholarship                          Scholarship
                                                                                      • Cody Allen Hall Memorial           • William P. and Susan E. Stiritz
                                                                                        Scholarship                          Scholarships
                                                                                      • Dr. Albert R. Hammon Memorial      • Donald R. Tauer Memorial
                                                                                        Scholarship                          Scholarship
      Third Annual                   A luncheon honoring donors of
                                                                                      • Harrison Evening Lion’s Club
                                                                                        Scholarship
                                                                                                                           • Theatre Company Performing
                                                                                                                             Arts Scholarship
                                     private scholarships through the North
    Scholarship Donor                Arkansas College Foundation will be
                                                                                      • Johnson Manufacturing Company
                                                                                        Scholarship
                                                                                                                           • Trace Trammell Memorial
                                                                                                                             Scholarship

        luncheon                     held Friday, Nov. 19, in the L.E. “Gene”
                                                                                      • Kiwanis J.D. Barnett Scholarship
                                                                                      • Kiwanis Bill Dill Scholarship
                                                                                                                           • W.S. Walker Memorial
                                                                                                                             Scholarship
                                     Durand Center. Scholarship donors,               • Kiwanis W.J. Milum Scholarship     • White Oak Station Convenience
     november 19th                   watch your mail for more details!                  (RN)                                 Store Scholarships
                                                                                                                           • John A. White Scholarship




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  G OV E R N O R M I K E B E E B E t o u r e d
  Northark’s new Allied Health Addition and
  Bradley Student Center. He is shown above
  with Cindy Mayo, dean of nursing and allied                            COMMUNITY FIRST BANK hosted a luncheon in the L.E. “Gene” Durand Center honoring the donors and recipients
  health, and nursing instructor Kim Tinsley.                            of four endowed chairs presented during 2009 at North Arkansas College. Recipients pictured above (seated, from
                                                                         left) are Debbie Day, Dr. J.G. Gladden Endowed Chair in Nursing and Allied Health; Kevin Parker, Woodrow Magness
                                                                         Endowed Chair in Automotive Service and Technology; John Levy, Francis R. Miller Endowed Chair in Instruction; and
                                                                         Kim Tinsley, J.D. and Judy Erwin Endowed Chair in Nursing and Allied Health. Shown standing are (from, left) Ann
                                                                         Main, Jim Sprott, Dave Morton and Jerry Maland, representing Community First Bank; Caroline and Matt Magness,
                                                                         representing the Woodrow and Vivien Magness family, donors of Magness and Gladden Endowed Chair; Meredith Miller
                                                                         and Marcille Lawrence, representing the Joe and Francis Miller family, donors of the Miller Endowed Chair; Dr. Gwen
                                                                         Gresham of Northark; Judy Erwin (Erwin Endowed Chair donor); Dr. Jeff Olson of Northark; J.D. Erwin (Erwin Endowed
                                                                         Chair donor); and Don Sugg and Dr. Jim Stockton, both of Northark.



                                                                             OWen TO SPeAK OcT. 12 On
                                                                             “cOWBOy eThicS”
                                                                                 James P. Owen, founder and chief inspirational
                                                                             officer of the Center for Cowboy Ethics and
SPRING JPH LECTURE – Northark President Dr. Jeff                             Leadership, will speak Tuesday, Oct. 12, in the
Olson, Cong. John Paul Hammerschmidt, Dr. Brooks                             John Paul Hammerschmidt Lecture Series. His
Blevins, and John Arthur Hammerschmidt are shown                             multi-media presentation will be open to the
before Blevins' May 24 presentation in the JPH Lecture
Series. Blevins, the Noel Boyd Associate Professor of                        public, free of charge, at 7 p.m. in the L.E. “Gene”
Ozarks Studies at Missouri State University, discussed                       Durand Center.
his award-winning book, Arkansas/Arkansaw: How Bear                              In words, images and music, Owen captures
Hunters, Hillbillies, and Good Ol’ Boys Defined a State.
                                                                             the enduring relevance of the simple, core values
                                                                             our country was built upon. He shows how making
                                                                             integrity the cornerstone of our lives can not only
                                                                             enrich us personally and professionally, but can
                                                                             help us get America back on track. With a message that speaks to all Americans,
                                                                             Owen leaves audiences inspired to think about their lives and our nation’s challenges
                                                                             in new and meaningful ways.
                                                                                 Following a highly successful Wall Street career that spanned 40 years, Owen
                                                                             launched a second career as a social entrepreneur focused on ways to strengthen
                                                                             the foundation of shared values in American society. Inspired by his lifelong interest
                                                                             in Western history and lore, Owen coined the phrase “cowboy ethics” and wrote his
                                                                             best-selling book, Cowboy Ethics: What Wall Street Can Learn from the Code of the West,
FNB LUNCHEON—Northark instructor Lana Fowler, 2009                           distilling the Code of the West into “Ten Principles to Live By.” He recently completed
recipient of the First National Bank in Green Forest Endowed                 The Try, the third book in his Code of the West trilogy, which also includes Cowboy
Chair in Business and Technology, was honored at a luncheon                  Values: Recapturing What America Once Stood For.
hosted by First National Bank at its beautiful new Jasper office.
Shown above are (from left) Brad King, Joe Paul James and                        This will be the 22nd presentation in the John Paul Hammerschmidt Lecture Series.
Steve Stafford, all of FNB in GF; Fowler; and Northark’s Dr.                 The Series is funded by gifts to the North Arkansas College Foundation.
Gwen Gresham, Dr. Jeff Olson, Don Sugg, and Jim Stockton.



  PleASe ReMeMBeR The nORTh ARKAnSAS cOllege fOunDATiOn in yOuR Will. yOuR gifTS AffecT The liveS Of OuR STuDenTS.
  The Internal Revenue Service has classified the North Arkansas College Foundation, Inc., as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code.

cOnTAcT infORMATiOn                           north Arkansas college foundation • 1515 Pioneer Drive • Harrison, Arkansas 72601
                                              Dr. Jim Stockton, Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Foundation Executive Director • 870-391-3229 • stockton@northark.edu
                                              Micki Somers, Director of Public Relations and Development • 870-391-3242 • msomers@northark.edu

 NoRTHaRK                                       Kirk Campbell             Dr. Jerry Cash              Norma Ellis Cutler    Sara Jo Fendley            Bill Lovell            James Troy Massey
 Board of Trustees                              Jim Milum                 Laretta Moore               Wayne Thompson

 NoRTHaRK FouNDaTioN                           Cathy Brandt         J. D. Erwin        Jim Gresham         Jay Herrin       Jerry Jackson     Marcille Lawrence      Kay Maris        Ken Milburn
 Board of Directors                            Dave Morton          Larry Phillips     Jerry Pinson        Layne Ragsdale   Pat Reed          Melanie Savells        Steve Stafford   Wayne Thompson

				
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