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Published by AR Career Ed, 2017-10-16 11:20:16

The Scene: October 15 - October 28, 2017


News Events Staff Announcements

October 15 - October 28, 2017

Calendar of Events Birthdays

Oct. 17 Oct. 23-24 Oct. 16 Christopher Colvert
CTSO Day at the State Fair Trade and Industry New Oct. 16 Chad Parsons
State Fair Grounds Teacher Professional Oct. 17 Lance Albaugh
8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Development Oct. 18 Harold Corser
Benton Event Center Oct. 18 Matthew Myers
17322 I-30 North Oct. 19 LaVennier Brown
Benton, AR 72019
Oct. 18 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Oct. 21 Kalisha Henry
ARS Business Summit Oct. 21 Kelley Troutt
Capital Hotel Oct. 22 Steven Dewey
111 W. Markham St. All month is Disability Oct. 22 Kellee Presley
Little Rock, AR 72201 Employment Awareness Oct. 22 Kristy Sykes
9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Month! Oct. 24 Christina Clausen
Oct. 25 Shontrece Brock
Oct. 25 Kimberly Clayborn
Oct. 26 Carol Edwards
Oct. 19 Oct. 27 Karen Cooney
TSA Fall Leadership Oct. 27 Sherry Madden
Conference Oct. 27 Thelda Vick
101 Bulldog Dr. Oct. 28 Jacqueline Balti
Plumerville, AR 72127 Oct. 28 Barbara Jordan

Inclusion Film Camp Red Carpet Film Premiere

A publication by the
Arkansas Department of
Career Education
Communication Department.
Charisse Childers, Ph.D.

Communications Department
Dustin Barnes
Susan King
Chip McAfee
Caty Sample
Joey Travolta, Johnna McClain, Carl Daughtery, Chief of Field Ellice Scales
and Alan McClain, ARS Services; Gaye Jones-Washington, [email protected]
Commissioner, walk the red District Manager for District VI;
carpet at the Inclusion Film Maryanne Caldwell, Transition
Camp: Film Premiere on Oct. 5 Coordinator; Alan McClain, ARS @ARCareerEd
in Bentonville. Commissioner; and Trenia Miles,
Ed.D., Deputy Director for Adult
Education, attend the premiere
of the film The Bizarre Zone. This
film was created by students with
disabilities at the Inclusion Film


October 15 - October 28, 2017 Page 2

Welcome: September New Hires

Teresa Milner Jasmine Miller Trena Shedd
ARS/El Dorado Field Office ARS/Conway Field Office CTE
Counselor Administrative Specialist Program Advisor

Brianna Davis Jennifer Strickland Shannon Buckner
ARS/Little Rock Field Office ARS/Fayetteville Field Office CTE
Counselor Administrative Specialist Program Coordinator

Kellee Presley Doris Bynum Travis Robinson
ARS/Conway Field Office ARS/ACTI ARS/ACTI
Administrative Specialist Medical Services Equipment Operator

Anesia Flowers Vicki Richardson
ARS/Field Program ARS/ACTI
Records Management Analyst Medical Services

Please e-mail any submissions for The Scene to [email protected].


October 15 - October 28, 2017 Page 3

Disability Awareness Day at the Capitol
Goodbye RS participated in

“Disability Awareness
ADay” at the Capitol,
Robert Blake an annual event to recognize

Dennis Pickering October as National Disability
Corey Kimbrough Employment Awareness Month.
Governor Asa Hutchinson
Bianca Rachlin-Brock issued a proclamation to mark
Thomas Patterson the occasion. The month calls
Colton Vollmer on all Americans to recognize
Tonya Dingler the contributions of people
Charles Howard with disabilities and the need
Angela McGhee to hire people with disabilities.
ARS was well represented at
Lucinda Couch the event as staff members
Robyn Oxford showcased the various Abbie Carpenter, Loyda Sandoval, and
Cecilia Brunson from the Little Rock Field
Tonya Hefley programs to prove the division’s Office provided information about Field
James Short commitment to vocational Services at the Disability Awareness Day.
Inoussa Yahouza-Zaki rehabilitation.
Kimberly Roberson

TEP Graduates Assist
with Recruitment

Commissioner Alan McClain spoke Lynn Franquemont, Devin Bryant, and
during the welcoming. Rick Anderson offered information on the
many Community Service Programs.

EP 2017 graduates Alliyah
Madden, Eulalia Mackay,
Tand Miracle Thompson
fielded questions from parents,
students, and teachers during a
TEP 2018 Recruitment Meeting.
“Each of them was very
thorough, professional, honest,
and graceful,” Transition
Services Director Judy Smith
said. “It was apparent that their
responses to the multitude of
questions added immeasurable Participants show off the signs they created for the rally. Prizes were given to the best
sign and largest group.
value to this presentation.”

Important reminder: Open enrollment ends October 31.


October 15 - October 28, 2017 Page 4

Hot Springs Field Office Hosts Transition Fair
Around the
he ARS Hot Springs Field
Office hosted a Transition Agency
TFair on Oct. 5. Transition
Fairs help expose people with ARS Counselors
disabilities to the services of the Pass CRC
agency and other vendors.
ounselors Tynesha
Ivory and Cecilia
CBrunson recently
passed the Certified
Rehabilitation Counselor
(CRC) certification exam.
According to the Commission
on Rehabilitation Counselor
Certification’s (CRCC)
official website, the CRC
was created “to enhance the
quality of services delivered to
individuals with disabilities.”
There will be counselors
taking the CRC exam in the
near future. Please keep them
in your thoughts.

Tynesha Cecilia
Ivory Brunson

Russellville Field Office Hosts Transition Fair Representing the
Agency at State

RS Interpreter Danielle
Monceau, spoke at the
A Arkansas Conference
on Deaf Education and Career
Readiness. She represented
Arkansas Rehabilitation
Services and Services for the
Deaf and Hard of Hearing at
Russellville and Conway Field Office employees enjoy the photo the event.
booth at the Russellville Transition Fair on Oct. 9.

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