Giving to SouthArk

Annual Donor and Scholar Reception, 2012


April, 2012 - South Arkansas Community College hosted a luncheon reception to honor SouthArk Foundation donors and scholarship recipients.  We look forward to acknowledging the generosity of scholarship donors and to give both scholarship recipients and donors the opportunity to meet.


EWTS 2012 Auction



2012 MLB Home Run Derby & All Star Game Tickets, 2 Tickets, July 9 & 10
See the best sluggers from the National League and American League square off in a long-ball hitting duel! Sure to be filled with some long distance home runs, don't miss these games at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City Missouri!  The National League All Stars look to defeat the American League All Stars -- sure to be a thrilling time.
VALUE:  $1,300

Costa Del Sol Dinner for 12, in the home of hosts Carolane and John Hays
Delicious and top-quality dinner of flavorful Spanish tapas, exquisite wines and Spanish guitar music. Taste authentic Spanish tapas without having to jump on an aeroplano.  John and Carolane will serve a taste of Spanish cuisine right in their home, just for you!
VALUE:  $800

Grilled Steak Dinner for 10 - Served Specially for You in your Home - with Side Dishes & Dessert - Hosted by Milam Construction and Timberlane Meat Market
The best steaks in town will be grilled by the best grillers in town!
VALUE:  $500

Smoked Brisket, Pork & Ribs Dinner for 20, in John and Sherry Milam’s Barn
Dinner and side dishes served just for you by Outdoor Expo winning cookers, the best in the state!  Chemtura/Patty Cardin and Pam McKinney, Carroll Farm/Robin Carroll and Mike Rice, and Charlie Hazelwood.
VALUE:  $500

Rob Robinson’s Two Tickets and Parking Pass to the Arkansas Razorback & LSU Game in Fayetteville, November 24
This game is not to be missed – who will be the winner? Woo Pigs Sooiiee!  Geaux Tigers!
VALUE:  $500

Gumbo & Fried Fish Dinner for 12 by Robin Carroll and Mike Rice
Some foods you eat to stay alive, others you eat because not to would be a crime. These are Robin and Mike’s specialty – scrumptious! Served in your home.
VALUE:  $500
Silent Auction ItemsSingle Tooth Implant - Surgery and Placement
The simple way to a perfect smile -- surgery & placement of a single tooth implant (includes IV sedation).  Graciously donated by Dr. Kristi Elia and Dr. Steve Smart.
VALUE:  $4,000

Stein World Door Chest
Sure to be a future family heirloom – created by the finest artisans in the world – a high quality piece for your home. Exquisite taste by none other than Phil Herring and the Herring Furniture collection.
VALUE:  $600
Tooth Whitening & Oral B Professional Care Electric Toothbrush
Everyone in brighter smiles -- Opalescence tooth whitening systems – high-tech oral care provided by top-notch dentist Dr. Kristi Elia.
VALUE:  $350Star Necklace Created for Hope Landing

From the Enduring Star Collection, created by Hope Landing and Murphy-Pitard....because life is a gift and every child, every life, a forever treasure.
VALUE:  $290O

dyssey 35" Putter, Tees, Golf Balls, Divot Tool & Cap
Get the best golf equipment – great gift for Mother’s or Father’s Day. Specially selected by Kyle Swift with care and expert golf knowledge. 
VALUE:  $260

Inflatable Rental from Hays Rental and The Cake Ladi
Don’t miss the opportunity to surprise your child or grandchild to a party with lots of jumping fun and a delicious and specially-created cake design.
VALUE:  $250

Golf Lunch and Adult Beverages, El Dorado Country Club
Surprise your date to a relaxing lunch with spirits -- in the beautiful and serene atmosphere of our local club, generously provided by Rob Robinson.
VALUE:  $225

Etouffe Dinner for Six at Champagnolle Creek
Don’t miss this delectable dinner of fine cuisine, served in a true rustic atmosphere located on the private enclave of Drs. Jennifer and Kermit Parks, near Roark Landing. Guaranteed to be a delightful time, gator wrestling extra, no promises of the “Swamp People” coming by, but you never know who or what you will see on Champagnolle Creek!
VALUE:  $200

LSU BANNER – Framed Memorabilia
VALUE:  $195

“HOBO Heidi" Maroon Clutch Purse with Chain Strap
Retro style and modern utility come together in Hobo International's Heidi clutch. Lovely glazed leather accentuate this vintage-inspired design, while a drop-in chain strap and multiple interior pockets and card slots offer on-the-go ease.
VALUE: $180

Arkansas 1964 and 1994 National Champions – Framed Memorabilia
VALUE:  $175

New Orleans dinner for 6 - Red Beans and Rice, Gumbo, Jambalaya, Pecan Pie and Bread
A true New Orleans classic cuisine, the staple of every south Louisiana family, cooked especially for you and delivered to your home by true Silicians Frank and Stacy DiCristina -- this is an offer that cannot be refused!
VALUE:  $150Mizuno Golf Bag

Treat your favorite golfer to this functional, high-quality bag and they will perform in style.  Sure to make hours on the golf course easy and fun. Provided by our friends at First Financial Bank.
VALUE:  $150Yard Bottle Tree & Colored Bottles

Local Artist extradornaire Janice Hughes is well-known for her unique designs and funky yard art. 
This “One of a Kind” bottle tree will look marvelous in your back yard, complete with  beautiful and vibrant colored bottles – your home will be the envy of the neighborhood.
VALUE:  $125

Murphy USA Gas Gift Card – Two available
What better way to beat the pain at the pump that to give your favorite person this gift card.  Great gift for mailing to your college kids who say they can’t afford to drive home! 
VALUE:  $125Gift Certificates for 20 units of Dysport, Similar to Botox – Two available

Want a new look for the summer?  Dr. Rick Pillsbury and staff will smooth out those pesky wrinkles and take years away.  Look good, feel great!
VALUE:  $100

Autographed Hat and Picture of Fen Duke
Great keepsakes!  Don’t miss out on this super buy.  Provided by Fen Duke Charities.
VALUE:  $100

EWTS 2012 Menu




Fresh whole salmon with caper & mascarpone cream sauce
Sweet & succulent snow crab claws with spicy remoulade sauce
Gourmet gumbo
A creole stew of chicken, sausage and crawfish
Baby mini squash & tender asparagus in a balsamic reduction


Mini farfalle pasta tossed with fresh shrimp & a choice of sauces of creamy vodka sauce, a mixture of fresh tomatoes, garlic & vegetables, and rich luscious alfredo with pesto
Served with artesian bread display


Beef Welligton seasoned tenderloin wrapped with puff pastry, served with Stilton horseradish cream
Rissole potatoes, buttery, crisp & creamy
Glazed baby carrots with tender green tops


Elegant cream Brule
Sweet key line tarts
Fresh fruit in a flaky tart
Plump chocolate dipped strawberries
Mango mousse parfait

South Arkansas Health Opportunities (SAHO) Scholarship

Licensed Practical Nursing, Medical Lab Technician, or Radiologic Technology

Eligibility Criteria

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on college coursework
  • Must be seeking a degree or certificate for classes that start in August for the Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN), Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT), or Radiologic Technology (RT) programs.
  • Must have been accepted into and enrolled in the professional component of LPN, MLT, or Rad Tech programs.
  • Copy of transcript submitted with completed scholarship application
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time or part-time student according to the program
  • Submit two (2) letters of recommendation, one from a LPN, MLT, Rad Tech faculty and one from a member of the community, documenting evidence of a desire to pursue an education

Submit an essay (minimum 250 words) addressing the applicant’s explanation to the following:  reason for choosing selected field of study, characteristics suited for field of study, past accomplishments that qualify student for working in the field of study, career goals.


  • $250-$500 each semester, based on availability of funds
  • Pays for tuition, mandatory fees, and/or books and supplies

Renewal Criteria

  • Based on completion of twelve hours if full-time and 6 hours if part-time and a 3.0 GPA
  • Based on instructor’s letter of recommendation from an instructor is the student’s area of study

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