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Published by AR Career Ed, 2018-10-26 15:46:40

The Scene: October 28 - November 10, 2018

The










News Events Staff Announcements

October 28 - November 10, 2018

Birthdays
Calendar of Events

Oct. 28 Jacqueline Balti
Oct. 29 Rachel Hawkins
Oct. 31 Nov. 6 Oct. 29 Catherine Thomas
Halloween Midterm Election Day Oct. 31 Michael Dingler
Nov. 1 Connie Briggs
Nov. 8 Nov. 1 Barbara Malone
El Dorado Job Fair Nov. 2 Stephanie Flohr
El Dorado Conference Center Nov. 4 Cynthia Bullard
311 South West Ave. Nov. 4 Glenn Curry
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Nov. 4 Lesia Edwards
Nov. 5 Kensel Green
Nov. 6 Michael Brown

Nov. 4 Nov. 9 Nov. 6 Carlton Lawyer
Angala Moss
Daylight Saving Time Ends Thanksgiving @ Work Nov. 6 Rebecca Schwarz
Nov. 6
Auditorium
Remember to Move Clocks 525 W. Capitol Ave. Nov. 8 Garey Breshears
Back One Hour
Little Rock, AR 72201 Nov. 8 Dale Turrentine
12:05 p.m. Nov. 9 Audrey Veasey
Nov. 9 LaTrinda Woodruff
Nov. 10 Tynesha Ivory
Nov. 12 Nov. 10 Charles Kuntz
Veterans Day (Observed)
All State Offices Closed






Happy Boss’s Day, Commissioner McClain! The



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

[email protected]
ARCareerEd.org


@ARCareerEd
Staff from the ARS Central Office celebrated Boss’s Day with a pastry breakfast for ARS
Commissioner Alan McClain on Oct. 16.



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

The

October 28 - November 10, 2018 Page 2



ARS Employee Honored for His



Dedication to the Community




RS Inventory Control
Manager Leifel Jackson
Aretired from ROCAN, the
non-profit he founded, after 18
years of service.
Jackson started ROCAN
after his release from prison.
ROCAN is an after-school
program, providing a safe haven
for children. ROCAN stands for
“Reaching Our Children and
Neighborhoods.”
Members of the community
celebrated Jackson’s
contribution. North Little Rock
Mayor Joe Smith proclaimed
October 4, 2018, as “Leifel
Jackson Day.”
“Know that where ever you
come from, if you’re breathing,
you can make a difference,”
Leifel Jackson said during his
interview with THV11.
To watch the rest of his
interview with THV11, visit
https://www.thv11.com/article/
features/leifel-jackson-retires-
honored-for-his-service-to-
community/91-601058630.







Open Letter to District VI Thank you

to all the

It is sometimes difficult to maintain a good balance men and
between work and home life. Sometimes the
pressure and stress of work can be overwhelming. women
I appreciate the sacrifices that are made in order
to make our District thrive. The travel, the after- who have
hours events, taking on additional duties, new tasks
occurring without warning. They take it all in stride. served our
They are fully dedicated to our agency mission and country!
always go the extra mile!


Thank you: Deannine, Debbie, Sydney, Laura, Olivia,
Helen, Valencia, Joanna, Abigail, Laura, Kimberley,
Tynesha, Sandy, and now Tauny. -Girls on Fire!


-Gaye Jones-Washington,
District VI Manager

The

October 28 - November 10, 2018 Page 3




Arkansas Rehabilitation Association Now Accepting
Applications for 2019 Scholarships SDHH Staff Focused
on Growth During
he Arkansas Rehabilitation • E. Russell Baxter Scholarship- Day of Training
Association (ARA) is now Open to applicants attending the
Taccepting applications for the University of Arkansas - Little DHH counselors and
2019 scholarships. Rock, majoring in Rehabilitation support staff gathered for
Each scholarship is worth $2000 Counseling. S“Growing Together” day
and the recipients are invited to of training at Central Office. The
participate in the ARA conference • Vincent H. Bond Scholarship- group had refresher training on
free of charge with their hotel and Open to applicants attending several topics which included:
SDHH/IL eligibility, hearing aid
meals covered. University of Arkansas policy changes, Proficiency
Please note this year there is not - Fayetteville, majoring in in System 7, and Deaf
a poster requirement or a volunteer Rehabilitation Counseling perspective of SDHH services
requirement as there has been in and employment. Everyone
years past, these have been made • Thirland “Danny” McKissic also enjoyed several team
optional if the student would like. We Scholarship- Open to applicants building activities presented by
have reduced the number of faculty attending The University of Fayetteville counselor Bonnie
letters of recommendation to just Arkansas - Pine Bluff, majoring O’Boyle. Presenters for the day
one. in Rehabilitation Science were Kecheta Jacobs-McCoy,
This year’s scholarship Leila Holmes, Holly Ketchum,
deadline is January 11, 2019, with • Butch Barnes Scholarship- and Bonnie O’Boyle.
interviews taking place in March and Open to applicants at any
scholarships going out for the Fall Arkansas University, majoring in
2019 semester. Rehabilitation Counseling
Please encourage your students
to apply by visiting • Harold E. Thomas
http://www.arrehabassociation. Scholarship- Open to applicants
org/scholarships.htm for scholarship at any Arkansas University,
application information. majoring in Rehabilitation-or a
Related field (this in the past has
The following scholarships are gone to Special Ed majors, PT/
available: OT, Addiction counseling, etc)
• Rick Fleetwood Scholarship-
Open to all applicants in an
undergraduate or graduate
school in a rehabilitation-related Holly Ketchum presents
field (this in the past has gone during SDHH’s “Growing
to Special Ed majors, PT/ OT, Together” training.
Addiction counseling, etc).





Thanksgiving Celebration @ Work



ARCareerEd and ARS Central Office

Catered by First Class Catering of Pine Bluff

Please RSVP here and Friday, November 9 Menu:
submit money to Staff Auditorium • Baked Chicken
Development and Training. • Brisket
You will receive a paid 525 W. Capitol Ave. • Dressing
receipt by email once Little Rock, AR 72201 • Mashed Potatoes
it is recorded by Staff 12:05 p.m.
Development and Training. • Yams
• Mac & Cheese
Please RSVP as we need • Green Beans
the count for the caters. • Rolls
Bring the email with the paid • Peach Cobbler
receipt on November 9,
2018. • Pound Cake
• Tea

Please RSVP by November 5

The

October 28 - November 10, 2018 Page 4



ARCareerEd in the Community








Booneville Monticello Little Rock

















The Little Rock Field Office hosted a
transition fair on Oct. 5 for students with
The Booneville Field Office held an disabilities to provide career-building tips.
Open House on Oct. 2 to welcome the
community. People toured the facility and
learned about all the services ARS has to
offer. Jonesboro

The Monticello and Pine Bluff Field
Offices hosted a transition fair on Oct. 10
Jonesboro to help prepare students with disabilities
for life after high school.



Little Rock





Students attend a breakout session at the
Jonesboro Field Office's Transition Fair at
the Pocahontas Community Center on Oct.
16.



Tanya Roe, Counselor; Jason Moore, West Memphis
Counselor; and Kecheta Jacobs- Sonja Wright-McMurray, Associate
McCoy, Supported Employment; of the Director for Special Projects, was on
Jonesboro Field Office represent Arkansas KATV’s Good Afternoon Arkansas to
Rehabilitation Services at Goodwill's discuss College Application Month and
Community Job Fair. encourage educators and students to
participate in this campaign. To watch her
interview, visit https://katv.com/community/
good-afternoon-ark/whats-on-good-
Hot Springs afternoon-arkansas/arkansas-college-
application-campaign.
Job seekers learn about job opportunities
from local businesses at a job fair hosted
by the West Memphis ARS Field Office.
Little Rock The job fair took place Sept. 20. Attendees
had the opportunity to attend breakout
sessions on Dress for Success, Interview
Techniques, and Social Media.










Helen Oliver, Administrative Specialist,
and Kimberley Holland, Counselor, Darlene Owens, Counselor for the
represent ARS at the Hot Springs Head ARS Little Rock Field Office, conducted
Start Resource Fair on Oct. 19. The mock-interviews for Career and Technical
resource fair helps inform the community Education students. Owens was one of
about rehabilitation services, job the chosen local professionals for the
placement, mental health counseling, child event. Students interviewed for entry-level
support, and early school programs. positions in several fields.


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