I chose Lyon because I wanted a private liberal arts education. The
small size and close relationships between the faculty and students
really drew me in. It is a very welcoming place that really feels like
are some of your favorite things about going to Lyon?
The classes and the professors are wonderful. There is always something
happening on campus, and it's very easy to get involved in all the
activities. I love the campus life itself and how friendly everyone
are some activities that you're involved with/want to be involved with?
I'm currently involved in French Club and Student Government. I plan on
getting more and more involved.
is your biggest inspiration, and why?
My high school French teacher, Mrs. Lamar, is my biggest inspiration.
She is the person who encouraged me to go out and chase my dreams, no
matter how big they seem. She instilled my love of other cultures and
learning new languages, and she assured me that my dream to travel the
world can be fulfilled if I just work for it.
is something about you that would surprise people?
I've been a vegetarian for four years.
is one lesson you have learned so far in college?
You cannot cram the night before your giant multi-chapter tests. You
should space out studying and keep on top of your work. Don't let
procrastination get the best of you.
is the best piece of advice you've ever gotten?
For college, the best piece of advice I've gotten is to get out and get
involved. It's really what makes campus life fun. It's how you really
get to know people, and it's a great way to truly submerse yourself in
the community here. It's how you become involved in all the activities.
Getting out and getting involved can also help for life in general. It
really helps you thrive in everything you do. If you don't try, you
can't get anywhere!
IRA charitable rollover
back for 2012, 2013
you age 70 ½ or older? Did you take a taxable distribution
from your IRA in December 2012? If you answered "yes" to both of these
questions, you may be eligible to make a special gift to Lyon College
and reduce your 2012 taxes, but you must act by January 31.
IRA charitable rollover
is back for 2012 and 2013. Donors aged 70½ or older are once
again eligible to move up to $100,000 from their IRAs directly to
qualified charities without having to pay income taxes on the money.
You may make a qualified charitable distribution on or before Dec. 31,
2013, to qualify for a 2013 gift. Because this legislation was enacted
in 2013, Congress provided two special transitional rules for 2012
distributions made before Feb. 1, 2013, may be counted retroactively
for the 2012 tax year.
- A taxpayer who took a
distribution from the IRA in December 2012 may make a contribution to a
qualified charity before Feb. 1, 2013, and treat that as a direct
Please consult your
legal/tax advisors regarding this opportunity and your eligibility. To
make a gift, please visit www.lyon.edu/support-lyon-donate
or call Gina Garrett at (870) 307-7557.
here for more information about
how the 2013 tax changes will affect you.
Black Tie Blue Jeans
Ball tickets available
Lyon College will host
its second annual Black Tie Blue Jeans Ball on February 22, 2013, at
the Cow Palace at Chimney Rock in Concord. Proceeds will benefit
student scholarships at the College.
The event will begin at 5:30 p.m., and will feature champagne and
cocktails, silent and live auctions, a gourmet dinner, and a dance with
music provided by Danny Dozier and the Lockhouse Orchestra.
Tickets are being sold on a first-come, first-served basis because
quantities are limited. To purchase tickets, call (870) 307-7211 or
Tickets are nonrefundable. Courtesy transportation is available.
More than $100,000 was raised for student scholarships at Lyon
College's first Black Tie Blue Jeans Ball in February 2012. Nearly 300
More than 100 silent auction items were donated, and live auction items
ranged from custom jewelry to weekend getaways to a duck hunt and deep
fishing trip. The auction even included a black angus heifer and an
organically raised steer.
Students played an active role at the event, sharing stories
why they chose Lyon College and how scholarships play a big part in
their college careers.
Lyon College awards $7 million annually in scholarships and grants to
help students attend college.
The Cow Palace is the headquarters of the Chimney Rock Cattle Company,
nestled in the mountains of northeast Arkansas and home to one of the
most elite herds of Brangus cattle anywhere in the nation.
Bill and Gail Davis own Chimney Rock. Davis, an Arkansas native, built
a successful trucking business, then steered his way into NASCAR where
he built a successful race team, which at one time included Batesville
native Mark Martin.
The Davises purchased the ranch at Concord in 1999. The ranch was named
Chimney Rock Cattle Company due to the unusual rock formations on the
For more information,
visit the Black Tie
Blue Jeans Ball webpage.
Let it snow
blankets the Lyon College campus Tuesday, Jan. 15. Several students
used the snow day to sled and have snowball fights.
planned on child security, social networking
The Independence County
Sheriff's Office, in partnership with Lyon College, will
present a free seminar on social networking and child security at 7
p.m. Jan. 21 in the Maxfield Auditorium of Edwards Commons. The seminar
will address the security issues associated
with online social networking and text messaging.
"Given that 75
percent of children between the ages of 12-17 use cell phones and 66
percent use text messaging, every parent or guardian needs to be aware
of the problems of cyber-bullying, cyber-predators, harassment, and
sexting," said Detective Mike Mundy of the Independence
County Sheriff's Department.
Presenters will discuss
guidelines for dealing with the problems of cyber predators, cyber
bullying, harassment, and sexting (sex texting). Attendees will also be
made aware of the warning signs of Internet and texting abuse and be
given advice on what to do if they discover their child has become
involved. There will a question-and- answer session at the end of the
This is the first of
three seminars on Internet (cyber) security. The second seminar, to be
held in February, will present security tips for banking and shopping
online to avoid identity theft and financial loss.
The seminar will be
conducted by Detective Mike Mundy and Officer Hira Herrington.
Mundy has been in law
enforcement for more than 14 years and has been a member of the
Independence County Sheriff's Department since 1999. He is
currently the head of the Criminal Investigation Division and
supervises the Sheriff's Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Herrington is a reserve
officer assisting the Criminal Investigation Division as a computer
specialist. He has over 20 years of experience as a commercial
developer and systems designer, has taught graduate and undergraduate
computer science, and is currently conducting doctorate research in the
area of information security.
Honors Days set for Jan.
26, Feb. 16
Students will have the
chance to earn scholarships in the months of January and February as
Lyon College hosts its Honors Day competitions Jan. 26 and Feb. 16.
Open to students accepted
at Lyon College and having either a 3.25 GPA or better or an ACT
composite score of 23 or better, Honors Day is a four-part competition
that gives prospective students a chance to earn scholarship money up
to full tuition. The competition
involves four areas: grade point average, ACT score, writing sample,
and personal interview with faculty and staff members.
To compete, students must
be accepted to Lyon College and submit an
Honors Day RSVP
Students will begin the
day with a brief welcome followed by the essay competition and
interviews. Students and parents will also get to talk with current
Lyon College students and faculty members.
For more information
about Honors Day, contact Enrollment Services at firstname.lastname@example.org