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A-State Closed on Jan. 16 due to winter precipitation.

Arkansas State University is closed today, Tuesday, Jan. 16, due to winter precipitation. All winter response staff members are requested to report to their duty stations.

Overnight, snow fall made conditions for students, faculty and staff hazardous.

"Our administrative team determined the snowfall was going to be heavier than forecast and while today was scheduled to be the first day of class for the spring 2018 semester, I've decided it is best that we cancel classes for today," Chancellor Kelly Damphousse said.

All classes at the Jonesboro and Paragould locations are cancelled. Online classes continue.

While offices and classes are closed, university residential life areas continue to operate to support the on-campus student population.

For students living on-campus, Acansa Dining Hall will operate under "brunch hours" with service from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and then 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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Honors College Graduating Seniors to be Recognized


JONESBORO – The Honors College at Arkansas State University will host the sixth annual Honors Recognition Ceremony and Reception on Friday, May 8, at 5 p.m. in the Cooper Alumni Center, 2600 Alumni Blvd.

A total of 118 graduating Honors students will be recognized in the company of their parents, families, guests, and university dignitaries. Graduation distinctions for each student are noted below along with their hometown.

This is the highest number of students to graduate with Honors College distinction in A-State history, according to Rebecca Oliver, Honors College director.

In addition, the Honors Professor of the Year 2015 will be announced.  Honors students nominate professors and vote to select the recipient.

There are three distinctions in graduating from the Honors College -- Graduating in University Honors, Graduating in Honors, and earning the Honors Certificate.

Graduating in University Honors
Those designated ‘Graduating in University Honors’ have successfully defended an Honors senior thesis, completed a minimum of 24 credit hours in Honors coursework, and are graduating with a 3.50 or higher cumulative grade point average. This distinction is recognized on their diplomas and their formal academic transcripts.  These students are also presented with a gold Honors medallion and a certificate in recognition of their accomplishment.  Those graduating in University Honors are:

Kelsey Adams of Jonesboro, Katie Blalack of Highland, Jordan Brockway of Beebe, Kaleb Brown of Jonesboro, Alyssa Caparas of Jonesboro, Cecilia Clark of Jonesboro, Taylor Craig of Manila, Connor Gatewood of Jonesboro, Johnna Heern of Jonesboro, William J. Kazyak of Manila, Paige Kirby of Paragould, Tyler Knapp of Hot Springs, Beth Massey of Walnut Ridge, Tanner McKnight of Wynne, Earl Morris of Jacksonville, Geoffrey Payne of Doniphan, Missouri, Gregory Phelps of Cabot, Mark Reider of Cabot, Rebecca Ring of Little Rock, Anthony Rusher of Trumann, Belina Santos of Trumann, Jed Schales of Melbourne, Barret Schein of Lowell, Erin Swafford of West Memphis, and Taylor Tanner of Jonesboro.

Graduating in Honors
Students ‘Graduating in Honors’ have completed a minimum of 18 credit hours in Honors coursework and are graduating with a 3.50 or higher cumulative grade point average.  This distinction is recognized on their diplomas and their formal academic transcripts. These students are also presented with a silver Honors medallion and a certificate in recognition of their accomplishment.  Those graduating in Honors are:

Emily Alexander of Nashville, Taylor Allison of Hot Springs, Jeffrey Balch of Newport, Robert Bise of Weiner,  Shae Brewer of Paragould, Alex Burroughs of Paragould, Zachary Burroughs of Paragould, McKenzie Cagle of Paragould, Bridget Calaway of Jonesboro, Jessica Corder of Jonesboro, Ashley Daniels of Cabot, Tayler Daniels of Batesville, Alexander Dozier of Paragould, Hallie Frederick of Jonesboro, Megan Geisser of Fox, Molly Gibson of Paragould, Kellye Glidewell of Manila, Angela Hamill of Marion, Abby Hurt of Paragould, Kristen Jones of Jonesboro, Reece Jones of Jonesboro, Kathryn Kamphausen of Little Rock, Savannah Lancaster of Sherwood, N’Deea Lee of Pine Bluff, Rebecca Mackie of Russellville, Mollie Matthews of Batesville, Landon McCrary of Conway, Megan Michel of Bella Vista, Jonathan Milgrim of Ravenden, Kyle Outlaw of Monticello, Mallory Perry of Harrison, Kim Raath of Pretoria, South Africa, Ashley Robinson of Searcy, Kristina Sammons of Jonesboro, Amber Sanders of Jonesboro, Sierra Scheffler of Corning, Korey Speaight of Camp, Kathryn Nicole Stidham of Paragould, Michael Strack of Maumelle, Caleb Sugg of Prairie Grove, Valerie Tanner of Hot Springs, Laine Wampler of McCrory, Corbin Watson of Jonesboro, Amber Weigand of Sheridan, and Ethan Woolard of Corning.

Students earning the Honors Certificate:
Those earning an Honors Certificate have completed a minimum of 18 credit hours in Honors coursework and are graduating with a 3.00 or higher cumulative grade point average. These students are presented with a certificate in recognition of their accomplishment. Those earning the Honors Certificate are:

Mabry Addison of Austin, Courtney Baker of Yellville, Hannah Belew of McRae, Jessica Bonjour of Paragould, Jennifer Bracken of Jonesboro, Levi Brandon of Marmaduke, Malorey Brannon of Mountain View, Demetri Bruner of Salem, Emily Bulkley of Paragould, Alyssa Burks of Manila, Caleb Cunningham of Booneville, Stephanie DeMent of Rector, Jakob Eliason of Jonesboro, Tyler Fields of Batesville, Tyler Fincher of Jonesboro, Jodie Gibson of Jonesboro, Megan Grinder of Eads, Tenn., Kayla Hardy of Muskego, Wis., Samantha Harrison of Rison, Logan Howard of Bryant, Clayton Kardas of Magnolia, Larry Kelley of Jonesboro, Cameron Lamb of Jonesboro, Jennifer L’Heureux of Springdale,  Alex Liebhaber of Pocahontas, Cassidy Lucas of Wynne, Alexandra Luttrell-Freeman of Las Vegas, Nev., Heidi Mashburn of Jonesboro, Tyler Moody of Bono, Jameel Orday of Philadelphia, Elizabeth Patchell of Heber Springs, Karlee Porter of Bryant, Kristen Ratliff of Greenbrier, Jesse Rawls of Heber Springs, Spencer Rice of Jonesboro, Molly Reed of Paragould, Sarah Ring of Cabot, Eva Ross of Conway, Anthony Rowe of Jonesboro, Shan Devin Scott of North Little Rock, Nathan Shelby of Bryant, Blake Simmons of Smithville, Payton Snodgrass of Paragould, Michael Southard of Marion, Cody Stevens of Huntsville, Clifton White of Pine Bluff, Lance Wiggins of Jonesboro, and Rochelle Wooten of Jonesboro.

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