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About SouthArk

South Arkansas College offers over 40 degrees and certifications, with smaller
class sizes and faculty that are dedicated to student learning and your success.

Spirit of SouthArk Award

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The Spirit of SouthArk Award honors individuals, groups, or organizations who have embraced the ideals of the South Arkansas College Mission Statement and the spirit of the college through exemplary accomplishments, commitment, and service which have resulted in the advancement of South Arkansas College and our region. A primary consideration will be on life-time contributions that are broad and far-reaching and which have resulted in an improved quality of life for the citizens of South Arkansas.

Nominations will be accepted year-round and will be reviewed each year on the first Tuesday of December by the President and the Executive Cabinet. Awards will be presented in the spring.

Nomination Rules & Criteria

Eligibility: Any individual, group, or organization may be nominated for theSpirit of SouthArk award. A nominee should have at least five years of demonstrated service. 

Due Date: Nominations are due by the last Friday in November.

Nomination materials: Nominations should include a letter of nomination which states why the individual, group or organization should be honored and how they meet the criteria for the award, and include the name of the nominator. Supporting documentation should include a brief summary/biography and two letters which second the nomination.

Submit Nominations to:

Gabe Schroeder
Executive Operations Specialist & Assistant to the Board of Trustees
Office of the President
South Arkansas College
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2020    William Howard

2019    Murphy Oil

2018    Joffre Long

2017    Donna Hendricks

2016    Phillip Ballard

2015    David Ross

2014    Charles E. Thomas

2013    Dr. Carolyn Langston

2012    Jodie Mahony