College of Education and Health Professions recognizes top students, employees, and friends

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s College of Education and Health Professions recently celebrated it’s top students, employees, and community supporters at the college’s annual awards ceremony. 

Abby Baldwin, of the School of Counseling, Human Performance, and Rehabilitation, received the Outstanding Student Award for a student earning an associate degree. Roger Powell, of the School of Social Work, received the Outstanding Student Award for a bachelor’s student.

Meanwhile, Derenda Alexander, a master’s student in the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology, won the Outstanding Master’s Student Award. Finally, Hsin-Wei Huang, a doctoral student in the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology, won the Outstanding Doctoral Student Award.

In faculty and staff awards, Dr. Shannon Collier-Tenison and Dr. Kim Jones, both of the School of Social Work, were honored with the Dean’s Award.

Additionally, Dr. Bruce Smith from the School of Education received the Faculty Above and Beyond Award. Kristy Kidd, program director of the Jodie Mahony Center for Gifted and Talented Education, received the Trojan Excellence Award.

The college’s Faculty Excellence Award winners included Dr. Amanda Nolen, School of Education, for public research; Dr. Glenn Anderson, School of Counseling, Human Performance, and Rehabilitation, for service; and Dr. Bruce Smith, School of Education, for teaching.

Each of the college’s academic departments, schools, and centers honored Friends of the College, an individual or organization that is recognized for their outstanding service and commitment to the College of Education and Health Professions. The Friends of the College include:

  • Friend of the Audiology and Speech Pathology Department: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 12th Street Clinic and Rev. Gwen Fry of St. Mathew’s Episcopal Church
  • Friend of the School of Counseling, Human Performance, and Rehabilitation: Barrett Allen, director of University District
  • Friend of the School of Education: Terese Oliver and Joy Thompson, instructional specialists at Pulaski Heights Middle School
  • Friend of the Department of Nursing: Becky Russell of Baptist Health Systems
  • Friend of the School of Social Work: Laura Generou
  • Friend of the Advising and Support Center: Arkansas Chapter Board and volunteers of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
  • Friend of the Center for Literacy: Dr. Karen Scott, director of elementary learning and federal programs for Ozark Public Schools
  • Friend of EAST Scholars: Ryan Davis of Children International
  • Friend of the Jodie Mahony Center: David Hendricks, school performance specialist and legislative advocate, and Empowering and Energizing Education in North Little Rock
  • Friend of MidSOUTH: Arkansas Drug Director Kirk Lane
  • Friend of STEM Education Center: Jane Hurley of Central Arkansas Water

Dr. Greg Robinson served as chairperson of the College of Education and Health Professions Awards Committee. Drs. Catherine Crisp, Bill Garner, Melissa Reeves, Ann Robinson, Linda Dorn, and Heather Reed also served on the committee.

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