SpotlightANC Graduates Still Earn More1ANC Center for Allied TechnologiesGrand OpeningMentoring Program Hosts FinancialLiteracy WorkshopStudent Clubs, Organizations &Campus Events2-3An ANC Community Christmas Concert104Terry Lynn Art Exhibition11ANC Shows Support at Youth Day4M*A*S*H* Camp Held at ANC12ANC President Hosts Focus Groups53rd Annual Skills Days12Bennett, Fisher Serving Local Chambers5ANC Flu Clinic12Dr. Louis Intres Shares Presentation onSteamboat Sultana6Student Nurse Clubs Give Back13ANC Outstandings Recognized at ACC6Counselor Appreciation Day137Back-to-School Lei’d Back Luau Bash147Halloween Costume Contest14Student Appreciation and Preview Day14ANC Intramurals15ANC Hosts ArkACRAO College Fair15First Day of Fall Classes15Nucor Yamato Employees ReceiveCore 4 TrainingIndustrial Fire Brigade Training Heldfor Viskase EmployeesStudent Achievements &ActivitiesCriminal Justice & Allied Health Day7Paid Internships Abound at ANC8Foundation Scholarship Recipients8Girls in STEM Camp9Harvest Party: Gathering at the Grange9ANC Foundation/Yamato Kogyo Company17Scholarship Golf TournamentManufacturing DayFoundation16Spring 2019 Academic CalendarANC Fall Schedule of Classes is available for viewing online only 9January 14January 18January 21January 28February 18March 18-22March 22April 8April 12April 19May 7May 8May 9, 13-15May 17Spring 2019 Registration ClosesClasses BeginPayment Deadline/Last Day to Declare Audit StatusMartin Luther King, Jr. Day (COLLEGE CLOSED)Last Day for 100% RefundPresidents Day (COLLEGE CLOSED)Spring Break (Students/Faculty)Spring Break (COLLEGE CLOSED)Registration Opens for Summer I, Summer II, Fall 2019Last Day to WithdrawGood Friday (COLLEGE CLOSED)Last Day for Tuesday/Thursday ClassesLast Day for Monday/Wednesday ClassesFinalsCommencement

*Arkansas Northeastern College is onceagain the leading institution on wages earnedby community college graduates in the state.The 2018 Economic Security Report providesfirst year earnings and employment data for2015 and 2016 graduates and reveals onceagain that the Arkansas Northeastern Collegeleads all colleges and universities in Arkansasin terms of the average full-time wages forassociate degree graduates with an average full-time wage of 51,624 during students’ firstyear of employment. In fact, the only bachelordegree full-time wage average that exceedsANC’s associate degree average is the medicalschool at UAMS.NUMBERS AT A GLANCEAverage First Year Wages for GraduatesANC Associate DegreeUALR Bachelor DegreeUAFS Bachelor DegreeANC Certificate of ProficiencyUCA Bachelor DegreeASU Bachelor Degree 51,624 44,296 42,793 40,133 37,935 37,693ANC’s Certificate of Proficiency programs areone semester in length.Governor Asa Hutchinson visits with ANC Board of Trustees Chairman John Newcomb following the grand opening for Arkansas Nort heastern College’s newCenter for Allied Technologies. This new facility is an important feature for the College’s ability to continue to prepare students for the workforce.1

The Grand Opening for Arkansas Northeastern College’s new Center for Allied Technologies was held August 17, 2018. Thepublic open house came just in time for the beginning of the Fall 2018 semester.Construction of the new 90,000 square foot Center for Allied Technologies began in April 2017. This new center actually decreased the College’s overall facilities by 30,000 square feet by consolidating the Burdette Center, Harry L. Crisp Center, andthe ACME Center—with an estimated costs savings for the College of approximately 100,000 per year in maintenance. TheCenter for Allied Technologies features the headquarters for the College’s customized training force—The Solutions Group,including general purpose classrooms, electrical classroom/lab, mechanical classroom/lab, safety classroom/lab, HVACR classroom/lab, computer classroom, and large multi-purpose room. Additionally, a world-class welding laboratory is available forstudents. ANC Technical Center students from area high schools are being served on the ANC Main Campus by classroomand lab facilities for Aviation Maintenance, Construction, Criminal Justice, Industrial Technology, Medical Professions, andWelding. The design incorporates a computer lab specifically for the ANC Technical Center.Also featured is an aviation complex, combination non-destructive testing (NDT) and composites laboratory, and general purpose classrooms to fully accommodate ANC’s Federal Aviation Administration certified Aviation Maintenance program. Otherrelated facilities include an aircraft apron, paint booth, tool room and compass rose. The building features a two-story heightaviation room, welding lab, and glass entrance tower to add to the Center’s distinctiveness and appeal.The Center is home to the newly created Arkansas Steelmaking Academy (a partnership with the SMS group of Germany) andis scheduled to begin operations in 2019. By partnering with SMS, the Arkansas Northeastern College has become a satellitetraining hub for North America as a cost-effective way to gain knowledge of cutting edge techniques in steelmaking and processing. The agreement between ANC and SMS group will allow companies to save the costs of overseas travel by providing aNorth American option for the renowned TECademy training.The ANC Center for Allied Technologies impressively mixes high-tech and industrial components into an educational deliverymode. The cost to complete this facility was approximately 14,400,000 including architectural and engineering fees. The newCenter is supported by 1,805,000 of private donations. Three distinctive features at the main entrance are the 52-foot vestibule tower, an entrance garden honoring the late John Correnti, and an international flag court featuring national flags representing over two dozen corporate and private donors supporting the construction costs of the Center, including Japan, Argentina, Germany, Canada, and, of course, the United State of America.2

Center for Allied Technologies Grand OpeningArkansas Northeastern College had the honor andprivilege of having Arkansas Governor AsaHutchinson be in attendance and speak to theimportance of this facility for this region and thestate.3


ANC PRESIDENT HOSTS SEVERAL FOCUS GROUP MEETINGSANC President Dr. James Shemwell continued his tradition of hosting several “Focus Group Meetings” with students from different divisions at the College. During the month of November, Dr. Shemwell met with approximately 40 students who were nominated by faculty.Each Focus Group targeted a different student population. The Focus Groups were comprised of students in the following areas: StudentAmbassadors, Allied Health, Allied Technologies, Arts and Sciences, and Online. Dr. Shemwell uses these meetings to learn the thoughts ofthe ANC student body. Hearing about the ANC experience directly from the students has become an invaluable tool for the College in meeting student needs. Student success is extremely important, and these meetings allow the President the opportunity to hear directly from thestudents in a setting where dialogue is comfortable and engaging.BENNETT, FISHER SERVINGLOCAL CHAMBERSGene BennettAs a community college, ArkansasNortheastern College appreciates the roleit plays in the constituencies it serves andfosters an environment where its employees are encouraged to become involved intheir communities. ANC employeesserve on many boards, committees, andcharitable organizations throughout thecounty. Two such employees are VicePresident for Workforce DevelopmentGene Bennett and Director of StudentServices Courtney Fisher. Bennett wasrecently elected to serve as the Presidentof the Osceola/South Mississippi CountyChamber of Commerce Board and Fisherwas elected as the President of the Greater Blytheville Area Chamber of Commerce Board. Bennett and Fisher willeach serve as president after havingserved on their Chamber Board for several years.“I feel very fortunate to work for an organization that places value on contributions to our community. I am both honored and excited to serve my hometownin this capacity and I look forward toseeing what we accomplish this year,”said Fisher.Courtney Fisher“Bennett added, “It is important to giveback to your community. I am very gladto be able to serve and understand howimportant ANC is to economic development which makes relationships with ourlocal chambers a wonderful partnership.75

DR. INTRES GIVES PRESENTATION ON THE SULTANADr. Louis Intres gave a presentation on November 8, 2018 in theAdams/Vines Recital Hall about theSultana, a steamboat that sank in theMississippi River north of Memphis, Tennessee, in April of 1865.Several Arkansas Northeastern College students, faculty, staff, andadministration were present for Dr.Intres’ presentation.For the past thirty years, Intreshas researched the history of theboat and the lives of those who perished in what is now recognized asthe largest maritime disaster in United States history. His research ofthe tragic event has been publishedin several magazines and documented on the Travel Channel’s syndicated program, Mysteries at the Museum, and a recent documentaryproduced by actor/producer SeanAstin and videographers Mike andMark Marshall.Dr. Louis Intres (LEFT) spoke about the steamboat Sultana as a guest of ANC History ProfessorDr. Jillian Hartley’s (RIGHT) United States History class.6The story about the Sultana isincredibly intriguing and is nowreferred to as one of the ten greatestforgotten stories in Americanhistory.

Nucor Yamato Steel EmployeesReceive Core 4 TrainingFourteen Nucor Yamato Steel employees went through Core 4training with Gary Barth of United Rentals in partnership with Arkansas Northeastern College’s The Solutions Group on October 16,2018. These employees were trained and received operator certifications in rough terrain forklift, counter balance forklift, aerial lift,and scissor lift. The training was fully funded by GREDF and Office of Skills Development Funds.Industrial Fire Brigade TrainingHeld for Viskase EmployeesIn September, TheSolutions Group heldan industrial fire brigade training for employees of Viskase.Training was providedby the Arkansas FireAcademy in conjunction with the ArkansasNortheastern College.There were 35 participants in the classwhich covered thenecessary skills forbasic firefighting.The training tookplace with the GreatRiver Economic Development Foundationcovering 25% of thetraining cost.177

FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTSSCHOLARSHIPS FALL 2018: Col. J.M. Crane Memorial Scholarship: Kristin Midkiff; Marvel B. Dickerson Scholarship: Kristin Midkiff; Brandon J. ElliottMemorial Scholarship: Arnesha Jones; Dr. Eldon Fairley and Dr. John Williams Scholarship: Holly Stockton, Carrington Tubbs; Lindsey Ohlendorf FairleyScholarship: Noah Hobbs; Great River Promise: Elizabeth Bell, Austin Bloom, Kevin Bortis, Justin Bratton, Brandy Caldwell, George Herriman, Justin Hughes, BreunicaJames, Lacy Johnson, Rachel Johnson, Madison Mullen, Clarance Myrick, Tydarius Pope, Lexie Ray, Chantelese Real, Elizabeth Robinson, Kyle Rollins, Shiyah Scott, Corey Smith,Travis Smith, Reece Thaxton, Tucker Thompson, Carrington Tubbs, Austin Wilson, Ethan Wilson; Cecil H. Holifield Scholarship: Patrick Byrd; Hoskins-WhitenerScholarship: Hannah Harris; Hospital Gift Shoppe Auxiliary Scholarship: Stephanie Atchley, Anna Brewer, Cecilia Cook, Kaylee Corwin, Lexie Ray, Holly Stockton,Carrington Tubbs; Dr. Daryl H. Johnson Scholarship: Gracie Wagley; KAGOME Scholarship: Casey Glass; Martha Ann Moore Memorial Scholarship: PatrickByrd, Casey Glass; Nelson Nursing Scholarship: Anna Brewer; Nucor Diploma² Scholarship: Asiah Aldridge, Catherine Annalora, Brett Barbaree, Johnna Berryhill,Jordan Buck, Brendyn Burgess, Landon Burrow, Andrew Culp, Emily Davis, Hannah Davis, Sara Eddleman, Sierra Elliott, Taylor Gilmer, Carter Gonzalez, Mika Gonzalez, Elizabeth Gray, Charles Groves, Garrett Hart, Payton Heinley, Jaden Henderson, Mia Henderson, Greenly Hill, Lukas Hodges, Alex Holifield, Gabrielle Holifield, Hadley Hoskins,Micha Jackson, Brianna James, Jacob Johnson, Will Johnson, Abby Kennedy, Kamryn Lancaster, Haley Langdon, J.T. Lawrence, Ryan Long, Chelsea Martin, Angel Martinez, MollyMcClain, Amber McClurg, Sarah Millikan, Keyonce Morris, Kadasia Mosley, Addison Nelson, Jensyn Orton, Courtney Pannell, Noah Pavy, Alex Poag, James Prater, CamdenPritchett, Kyle Robinson, Tate Schooley, Levi Smith, Chandler Sprouse, Kilyah Stevenson, Sydney Stigall, Abigail Sullivan, Rushanti Taylor, Maycie Terrell, Madison Terrell, TyWagner, Matthew Walker, Bailey Weber, Anna Whitfield, Brittani Whittman, Mallory Williams, Monique Williams, Nekyia Williams; Johnny W. Nutt Memorial Scholarship: Casey Glass, Carrington Tubbs; Judge Graham Partlow Honorary Scholarship: Casey Glass; Savannah Paige Pollock Memorial Scholarship: SamanthaReams; Sims Family Memorial Scholarship: Cory Turner; Loretta Smith Memorial Scholarship: Lexie Ray, Hannah Williams; Temple Israel Scholarship:Patrick Byrd, Casey Glass, Harold Hollingsead, Justin Hudgens; THANK YOU RN’s Scholarship: Samantha Reams; George Moore and Nancy McCauley TrimueScholarship: Lori Annalora, Baudel Arreola, Stephanie Atchley, Elizabeth Bell, Paul Bell, Caroline Brooks, Hillary Brown, Karsen Brown, Paul Brown, April Burnett, JenniferCain, Tony Caldwell, Clarissa Cannon, Amber Capaul, Taylor Carmichael, Kymilya Carr, Cecilia Cook, Kaylee Corwin, Kellie Cross, Rosie Davenport, Loren Davison, Constance Debose, Dionne Diamond, Brian Doss, Brianna Dunham, Matthew Enos, Jordan Glass, Josh Godsey, Madison Gomer, Mildred Hale, Gerald Hallett, Shelby Harris,Aundrea Hathcock, Dalton Hitchcock, Harold Hollingsead, Justin Hughes, Dominique Jefferson, Natoshia Jewell, Jacob Johnson, Lacy Johnson, Maria Johnson, Zaybreuina Johnson, Arnesha Jones, Trudy Jones, Regina Logan, Hannah Mann, Lauren Martin, Teriana McBride, Stephen McDay, Rebecca McKinney, Sarah Medley, Alexis Mitchell, TyronissiaMitchell, Clarance Myrick, Crystal Navarrete, Chris Orr, Sasha Pannells, Tiffanie Peterson, Vicky Phillips, Deloris Prince, Lexie Ray, Colton Razor, Samantha Reams, KourtneyRiggs, Elizabeth Robinson, Seth Rounsavall, Danielle Rutherford, Keyandre Sanders, Courtney Scott, Shiyah Scott, Ernest Seaton, Tresia Seaton, Clayton Sheppard, LyndseyShosey, Travis Smith, Ykebiya Spinks, Amanda Stacy, Holly Stockton, Donna Stokes, Allison Stovall, Tatyana Stringer, Kristina Taylor, Hannah Teague, Heather Thomas, TuckerThompson, Winston Thompson, Whitney Tubbs, Cory Turner, Olga Vasquez, Cameron Watkins, Jamequa Webb, Terrence Wilchie, Emily Williams, Hannah Williams, SamaraWilliams, Abby Wilson, Savannah Winford, Lyric Woods, Vallory Spain; Yamato Kogyo Scholarship: Patrick Byrd, Noah Hobbs, Justin Hudgens, Jeffrey Middleton, GracieWagley8









THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!Diamond Sponsorship ( 300 ): YAMATO KOGYO COMPANY, LTD. 25,000; Nucor Yamato Steel 600; ArkansasSteel Associates LLC 500; Sumitomo Corp. 500; Sumitomo Corp. of Americas 500; American Roller Bearing;Barnes & Thornburg LLP; Dainichi Kinzoku Kogyo Co. Ltd.; Electrical & Industrial Supply; Fabco Machine Corp.; KogiCorp.; Krosaki Magnesita Refractories LLC; MCC International; Mizuho Bank, Ltd.; Nippon Express USA, Inc.; NucorSteel Arkansas; Pacific Sowa (PWC Roll Supplier); Pandrol; Precision Machine Inc.; Stracener Brothers Construction;Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. (SMBC); Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Ltd.; Unitek Tooling Corp. 200 Sponsorships: Hays Stores; Southern Bancorp 150 Sponsorships: Burnett Law Firm; Dr. Ronny Smith;Dr. Thomas Westbrook; Emmert Heat & Air; Farmers Bank & Trust17

UALR Bachelor Degree . UAFS Bachelor Degree . ANC Certificate of Proficiency . UCA Bachelor Degree . 44,296 . 42,793 . 40,133 . 37,935 . 37,693 . ANC's Certificate of Proficiency programs are: one semester in length. * 2. The Grand Opening for Arkansas Northeastern College's new Center for Allied Technologies was held August 17, 2018 .