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Published by AR Career Ed, 2018-01-17 13:46:01

The Scene: January 14- January 27, 2018


News Events Staff Announcements

January 14 - January 27, 2018

Calendar of Events Jan. 1 Mary Campo
Jan. 1 Nicholaus Paal
Jan. 1 Susan Turner
Jan. 15 Jan. 23 Jan. 2 LaTrenda Jackson
Douglas McClain
Jan. 3
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Adult Education Employer Jan. 3 Patricia Nelson
Lamonica Finney
All state offices are closed. Appreciation Event Jan. 4 Solona Islam-Lukens
Jan. 4
Arkansas State Capitol Jan. 4 Edwin Mitchell
10:00 a.m. Jan. 5 Barbara Dimon
Jan. 7
Tessa Payne
Jan. 8 Enma Frazee
Jan. 8 Brenda Kleck
Jan. 8 Olivia Pruitt
Jan. 9 Amanda Crawford
Jan. 9 Meredith Stephens
Jan. 9 Shelia Sutton-Johnson
Jan. 9 Mary Tipton
Jan. 11 Jonathan Bibb
Jan. 11 William Douthard
Jan. 11 Marsha Hays
Jan. 11 Maronda Montgomery- Adams
Jan. 17 - 19 Jan. 25 Jan. 11 Valerie Stewart
Eugne Gray
Jan. 12
JAG Specialist ARS District Managers’ Jan. 13 Maria Claudio
Mid-Year Training Meeting Jan. 16 Michael Brinson
Debra Ganter
Jan. 18
Metropolitan Career-Technical Benton Field Office Jan. 20 Nancy Shelton
Center 1115 Ferguson Drive Jan. 21 Kenneth Billingsley
Jan. 21
Eleanoranne Tucker
7701 Scott Hamilton Drive Benton, AR 72015 Jan. 23 John Bradford
Jan. 23
Susan King
Little Rock, 72209 10:00 a.m. Jan. 24 Robert Morehead
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Jan. 24 Shana Turner
Jan. 25 Henry Lazarus
Jan. 25 Caterina Matheny
Jan. 25 Marcus Mitchell
Jan. 25 Daniel Muilenburg
Jan. 26 Abbie Carpenter
Jan. 27 Addie Morris
Arkansas Helps Lead National Talk The
On Federal and State Audits

rkansas Department A publication by the
of Career Education’s Arkansas Department of
AChief Financial Officer Career Education
Lorna Claudio was recently Communication Department.
invited to take part in a panel Charisse Childers, Ph.D.
discussion on audits at the
Brustein & Manasevit Fall Communications Department
Forum, which is a national Dustin Barnes
conference on federal grant Susan King
funds. In addition to Claudio, Lorna Claudio Chip McAfee
the expert panelists included Caty Sample
Hector Arancibia with the Ellice Scales
Los Angeles Unified School their audit findings and the [email protected]
District, Barbara Goldsby with corrective action that they did,
the Colorado Department of I discussed a more proactive
Education, and Penni Haberly approach to avoid audit @ARCareerEd
with the Technical College findings since we don’t have
System of Georgia. any federal audit issues.”
“I was honored to be a part The event organizers
of this panel,” Claudio said. said this panel was the most
“While other panelists shared highly-rated session of the


January 14 - January 27, 2018 Page 2

District VIII Holiday Celebration

JAG Leaders, Students
rkansas Rehabilitation Represent the State at
Services (ARS) Field National Conference
AServices District VIII
celebrated the holidays with
three different events.
“District VIII tis the season
to be all things celebratory!”
Rehabilitation Area Manager
for District VIII Shaylon Ware
said. “Halloween-Thanksgiving-
Christmas Extravaganza was Jobs for Arkansas Graduates (JAG)
not only overflowing with fun, Educators attend the Jobs for America's
Graduates (JAG) National Student
love, and food but creativity as Leadership Academy in Washington
well! From games, costumes, D.C.
karaoke, holiday-themed treats
and entrees; there were plenty
of ways to enjoy work and one
another. I love my staff; they are
truly a gift that keeps on giving.”

Arkansas Shines At National Career & Technical Conference

Program Advisor Solona
Islam-Lukens and her
husband David welcomed
their new son, Tyrion Jowa
The Arkansas Department of Career Education staff that attended the conference “TJ” Lukens to the world.
included Chris Bacchus, Will Douthard, Marna Farris, Mary Beck, Trena Shedd, Jenna TJ was born to the proud
Brown, and Cheryl Wiedmaier, Ph.D.
parents on January 10 and
weighed 8lb 14oz.

Tyrion “TJ”
Arkansas Department of Career Education's director Charisse Childers, Ph.D. (second Lukens
from left) is on a discussion panel accompanied by Stephen Pruitt, Commissioner of
Education, Kentucky Board of Education (middle); Heather Justice, Executive Director
of the Office of Career and Technical Education, Tennessee Department of Education
(second from right); and Steve Partridge, Vice President of Workforce Development,
Northern Virginia Community College (right). The panel discusses the challenges to
Career & Technical Education.

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