ATU to hold summer commencement
Arkansas Tech University will host its 2017 summer commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday at the John E. Tucker Coliseum in Russellville. Visit www.atu.edu/registrar or call (479) 968-0272 for information.
Grill and Greet planned
St. Boniface Catholic School will host a Grill and Greet event from 5-7 p.m. Monday at 201 N. 19th St. Parents can still register their children for the 2017-18 school year by visiting www.stbonifaceschool.org/.
Cherokee Nation offers tour grants
The Cherokee Nation is accepting grant applications for its fall education tours. The sponsored tours provide a look at the tribe’s rich history and culture. Grants are available for grades third through sixth, and funding is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Special rates are available for seventh through 12th grade and college students.
Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism awards the grants in the spring and fall to elementary public schools within the tribe’s 14-county jurisdiction.
Visit www.VisitCherokeeNation.com for information or to apply. Applications will be accepted through Sept. 29.
Call (918) 384-7787 for information.
ATU-Ozark sees changes
HVAC Excellence has granted national accreditation to the Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration programs. Based in Mount Prospect, Ill., HVAC Excellence is a program of ESCO Group, an organization dedicated to improving the technical competency of the current and future HVACR and building science workforce.
The Ozark ATU campus also has received authorization from the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board to add five certificate of proficiency programs to its curriculum effective immediately. Certificate of proficiency programs in medical billing, logistics management and mobile applications will each require a student to complete 12 credit hours in order to earn the credential. Fifteen credit hours will be required for successful candidates seeking a certificate of proficiency in medical coding or in phlebotomy.
Visit www.atu.edu/ozark for information.
Names of note
Rhianna Wagner, agriscience teacher at Mansfield High School, recently successfully completed the 15th annual DuPont National Agriscience Teachers Ambassador Academy in Phoenix, Ariz. Upon completion, Wagner became one of more than 300 agriscience teacher ambassadors across the country.
Kayley Corley of Booneville, a recent graduate from the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, spent the summer working for Congressman Steve Womack at his office in Washington, D.C., as the 2017 John Paul Hammerschmidt fellow. Corley had previously served as an intern for Sen. John Boozman.
Kaley Etzkorn of Fort Smith recently graduated magna cum laude from Drury University in Springfield, Mo. She is the daughter of Rick and Susan Etzkorn.
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