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SBTDC Staff Receives State Award

Congratulations to Laura Miller (left), director, and Robert Bahn, and Sydney Rebstock, business consultants, Small Business and Technology Development Center, which was named center of the year by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Arkansas district office. The staff was recognized for their assistance to small businesses in their service territory, during the Small Business Impact Awards luncheon hosted by Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce.

SBTDC Staff Receives State Award
 
Anderson Receives Kays Foundation Grant Anderson Receives Kays Foundation Grant

A proposal by Brenda Anderson, associate professor of nursing, has been approved for a $2,142 grant from the Kays Foundation, which supports A-State projects. She will use the grant to purchase cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) equipment so the department can meet updated American Heart Association training requirements. This includes two sets of adult and infant manikins with feedback devices for use in AHA CPR courses.

 
Combs Writes Chapter for Diversity Guide Combs Writes Chapter for Diversity Guide

Sandra L. Combs, associate professor of multimedia journalism production and Herald adviser, co-authored a chapter in The Diversity Style Guide titled "Black Americans." The Wiley Blackwell publication, which helps inform its users about the diverse global society, has 13 chapters written by journalists and journalism educators. An advocate for diversity education, Combs teaches a graduate/undergraduate course on "Diversity and Media" each fall.

 
Stripling is Co-Presenter for ACT Conference

Dr. Rick Stripling, associate professor of college student personnel services and executive director, student affairs project, was a co-presenter for the Arkansas ACT Summit Conference recently in Beebe. In a discussion on strategic enrollment management, Stripling covered key aspects of the enrollment process.  He emphasized strategies and initiatives for continuous quality improvement, especially with respect to graduate program admissions.

Stripling is Co-Presenter for ACT Conference
 
Kennon Leads High Altitude Balloon Launch Kennon Leads High Altitude Balloon Launch

Dr. Tillman Kennon, professor of science education, associate chair, and research director for Arkansas BalloonSat (ABS), led the team which launched a successful flight, the 55th in a series, Friday. The balloon carried research instruments to a new ABS altitude record, 105,804 feet (20.04 miles). Two instruments recorded a low temperature of -70.4F at 50,000 feet. The onboard cameras captured images and video, which the ABS team has posted online.

 
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