June 3, 2013
Trish Hastings Turnbough, '87, has received the James H. Atkinson Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Arkansas History. Turnbough, a teacher at Cave City for 26 years, received the award during the Arkansas Historical Association Conference in West Helena.
Lt. Greg Tebbetts, '96, (USN Reserve) recently earned his Seabee Combat Warfare pin.
Lance O'Daniel, '99, and wife, Ambria, announce the birth of a son, Linus John O'Daniel, who entered the world at 6 lb., 6 oz., and 19 inches.
Adam Penman, '08, writes, "It's official now: As of this August I'll be teaching Government, Model UN, and AP Economics at Pulaski Academy."
Christopher Schmitt, '08; Katee Castleman, '09; and Jordan Lupo Heath, '09, graduated this spring with Doctor of Medicine degrees from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
Jessica Koon, '11, writes, "Soon I will be moving to Cape Girardeau, Missouri, where I will be working for the University Advancement department as a graduate assistant while working to get my M.A. in English."
Amber Simpson, '12, is beginning an M.A. program in English (with an assistantship) this fall at Auburn University.
Rebecca Stamm, '13, and Megan Holifield, '13, noted their Advanced Composition essays "The Storm" and "Broken Wings" have been accepted by Thoreau's Rooster, a national journal for undergraduate creative nonfiction.
Garner, '38, celebrates his 98th birthday June 1 with a cake featuring
a photo of his Arkansas College basketball team. Happy birthday, Carl!
Attention, alumni with Facebook accounts! Please join the recently created Lyon College Alumni group.
Lyon hosts two Outdoor and ACT Prep Camps
Lyon College will host
two Outdoor and ACT Prep Camps this summer. The first camp is June 2-5,
and the second camp is June 9-12. Approximately 100 students are slated
to attend each camp. The camps give students the opportunity to learn
how to raise their ACT scores and take advantage of the
college’s beautiful campus in the Ozark foothills. Students
will received specialized ACT instruction from Stephen A. Leake,
president of College Prep Coach, Inc. Leake has more than 20 years
experience in high school education and standardized test preparation.
The outdoor portion of the camps will consist of hiking, mountain
biking, bouldering, and disc golfing. Campers also will take a trip to
Loco Ropes Treetop Adventure Park in Mountain View. For more
information about the camps, call Lyon College Admissions at (870)
SOAR set for June 7
The Lyon College Student
Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) day is June 7. Another
SOAR event is scheduled for later in the summer. SOAR participants will
get to know their faculty advisors, select and pre-register for their
first semester of classes, and attend different orientation sessions
dealing with living on campus and adjusting to the college lifestyle.
Parents will meet with college administrators, begin the process of
clearing the Business Office, and attend sessions on what to expect
between now and their students' matriculation in the fall. The day will
conclude with lunch for parents, students, and their faculty advisors.
Spring 2013 Biggest Winners announced
Director of Health and Wellness LuAnn Baker said 16 students and 10 faculty/staff members participated in the spring Biggest Winner competition.
Tommie Ricker won the competition, losing 8.33 percent of her body weight. She won $1,000 toward next semester’s tuition but donated the gift to a friend. Ricker took the Biggest Winner class to satisfy her physical education credit. Baker said Ricker previously has participated in the program, but had much more success this semester. Ricker said she also has already signed up for the fall competition.
Linda Hutchins, administrative assistant for maintenance, won the faculty and staff competition. Hutchins lost 12.9 percent of her body weight and a pain in her hip. Hutchins walks on Lyon Street almost daily. Hutchins said she plans to use her $500 prize to go on a trip with her daughter to the National Harmonica Convention in St. Louis.
Scottish Arts Summer School scheduled for June 9-14
The Lyon College Scottish
Arts Summer School will be June 9-14 on the Lyon College campus.
An Eastern United States Pipe Band Association (EUSPBA)
Progressive Certification Program will be offered at the end of the
week. Students will be able to study piping with some of the
world’s best instructors, including Willie MacCallum, Maureen
Connor, and Jimmy Bell. The bass/tenor and snare drumming instructor
will be Jon Quigg. The cost is $825 for on-campus accommodations and
$500 for day students. Discounts are available for groups of three or
more. All students under the age of 18 get a $100 discount. For more
information, contact Jimmy Bell at (870) 307-7473 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seventy-two students have been named to the spring 2013 Lyon College Dean's List. To be on the Dean's List, a student must maintain a 3.75 grade point average or higher while taking a minimum of 12 hours a semester. READ MORE
Citizens Bank provides scholarships to students
Lyon College students who received annual scholarships from The Citizens Bank of Batesville in 2012-13 expressed their appreciation to John Dews (center), president of The Citizens Bank. From left are Tonya Clapp, Callie Boyce, and Maggie Hance, all of Batesville; Minnie Smith of Mabelvale; and Jonathan Dannatt of Bald Knob. Not pictured are Kaylin Cesarski and Wesley Baker of Batesville, Devon Caron of Cushman, Jordan Steele of Newark, and Elizabeth Taylor of Locust Grove. Also not pictured is Ian Thomas of Batesville, who received the Citizens Bank Endowed Scholarship this year. The award recipients are chosen from students enrolled from Independence County and surrounding counties as well as students transferring from the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. The Citizens Bank established the scholarship in 2010 to help provide students in its primary market access to top quality higher education.