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+ Campus notification: No Threat on Campus

There was no gunman on campus.

Statement from Arkansas State University:

Numerous first responders from the University Police Department, Jonesboro Police Department, Craighead County Sheriff’s Office, Arkansas State Police and other law enforcement agencies worked swiftly and cooperatively this afternoon in response to what eventually turned out to be a false alarm on the campus.

Apparently students were filming a video project near the Union, and costumed actors were reported by other students to 911 as possible campus intruders. These students have been located and interviewed by University Police Officers. As a result, it has been confirmed that there was no gunman on campus.

The university immediately put a lockdown in place while the Union and surrounding areas were searched and cleared. The university’s text and email alert system was used to notify students about the situation.

Chancellor Tim Hudson, Vice Chancellor Rick Stripling, and other representatives of the university administration also responded to campus to assist in the crisis response. The university response plan worked perfectly as designed.

No injuries were reported, and normal campus operations have resumed.

The University Police Department will continue to closely monitor the campus this evening as a precautionary measure.

Chancellor Hudson expressed the university’s appreciation to all law enforcement personnel who responded so quickly to the perceived threat.

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Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Director

Assistant Professor of Medical Imaging & Radiation Sciences


  • MSHS, Arkansas State University-Health Science Education
  • BSRS, Arkansas State University-Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • AAS, Arkansas State University-Radiologic Technology

Professional Credentials

  • RDMS (AB)(OB)
  • RT (R)

Teaching Specialties

  • Abdominal Sonography
  • Small Parts Sonography
  • Ob/Gyn Sonography
  • Special Procedures in Sonography
  • Patient Care

Research Interests

  • Abdominal Sonography
  • Ob/Gyn Sonography
  • Clinical/Educational Practices in Sonography
  • Veterinary uses of Sonography


  • American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography-ARDMS
  • Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers-SDMS
  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists – ARRT
  • American Society of Radiologic Technologists – ASRT
  • Arkansas Society of Radiologic Technologists- ArSRT
    • Currently serving as Member at Large


Amber is currently serving as Clinical Coordinator for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Amber is a graduate of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at ASU as well as a graduate of the Radiologic Technology program.  Prior to joining the faculty at ASU, she obtained valuable experience as a radiographer and a sonographer at St. Bernard's Medical Center and NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro, AR.  She was also a travel technologist for three years where she was able to work in eight different states across the country.  She gained valuable experience working in a variety of healthcare settings.  Upon returning to Jonesboro she began serving the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program as adjunct faculty in Spring 2008.