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Published by AR Career Ed, 2019-01-29 15:37:15

The Scene: January 27-February 9, 2019


News Events Staff Announcements

January 27 - February 9, 2019

Calendar of Events

Jan. 27 Addie Morris
Jan. 29 Betty Wenzel
Jan. 30 Yolanda Graves
Jan. 30 Swazy Pruitt
Feb. 5 Jan. 31 Tammy Hamilton
CTE Day at the Capitol Feb. 1 Emily Neal
2nd Floor Rotunda
Arkansas State Capitol Feb. 1 Emily Smith
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Feb. 1 Vivian Grant
Feb. 2 Nancy Smith
Feb. 3 Sharon Rowe
Feb. 4 Timothy Johnston
Feb. 8 Connie Morrow
Feb. 9 Mahasan Guyton
Feb. 8 Feb. 9 Steven Porch
Power Up Your Future
Transition Fair All of February is CTE
Holiday Inn Month!
1121 E. Main Street
Blytheville, AR 72315
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

ACTI Teacher and Student Featured on National CTE Website

A publication by the
Arkansas Department of
Career Education
Communication Department.
Charisse Childers, Ph.D.
Communications Department
Chip McAfee,
Director of Communications
Kim Asther
Susan King
Ellice Scales
Caty Young

[email protected]

Advanced CTE is starting a new campaign called “I Support CTE,” and has selected the @ARCareerEd
photo of the ACTI Auto Collision Instructor Walter Holley and his student as the featured
photo on the website’s homepage. This website is still under construction and will be
made public with the launch of the campaign. To read more about Holley’s class, visit

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


January 27 - February 9, 2019 Page 2

Welcome: December New Hires Goodbye

Jennifer Jones
Rosalie Stolz-Riddle
Adrienne Robinson
Patricia Turner
Shaylon Ware
Laurie McLendon
Jesse Jarrell Sarah Shamburger Tanya Roe
ARS/ACTI CTE Brenda Baxter
Residential Care Technician Program Advisor


Jason Pettus Maria Brumley
Quality Assurance Coordinator Administrative Specialist

Rhonda Tomlin Julie Hicks
Cook Counselor SD Deputy Director Cody
Waits and his wife Anna
Owelcomed a baby girl,
ARS Employee Recieves Lifetime Achievement Award Willow Ryan Waits, on January
9, 2019, at 3:15 a.m. Willow
n employee of Arkansas weighed in at 6.5 pounds and was
Rehabilitation Services (ARS), 19 inches long. Congratulations,
AJudy Smith, was honored with Waits family!
The Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime ARCareerEd staff celebrated
Achievement Award for career the newest addition to the Waits
longevity, demonstrating unwavering family with a baby shower on
excellence throughout her career, January 4, 2019.
and her long history of public service.
She was elected to the Arkansas
House of Representatives in the
90’s. During her eight years at Judy Smith, ARS Transition Director
the House, she served as Deputy of Special Projects, recieves the Albert
Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement
Majority Leader, Vice Chair of the Award.
House Public Health, Welfare, and
Labor Committee, and chaired the
Human Services subcommittee. intergenerational activities. She was
Additionally, Smith has served on instrumental in the development of
several local, state, and national the UAMS Project SEARCH site and
committees and was the Democratic the development of the 38 million
Nominee for Arkansas’ Fourth dollar AR PROMISE research grant.
Congressional District. Smith, who serves as the
“That pretty good for a girl who Transition Director of Special Willow
grew up on food stamps with no Projects, joined the agency in Ryan
running water in the house,” said May 2007. She is a graduate of
Smith. Grambling State University with a Waits
Smith’s community involvement Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work,
has ranged from working with young is a Certified Volunteer Manager,
children to helping youth develop and Certified Career Development
Facilitator (CDF).

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