Light receives scholarship

Melissa Light of Monticello, right, a nursing student at the South Arkansas Community College campus in Warren, is the first recipient of the Karen Boykin Endowed Scholarship. Boykin, who died in 2017, was a SouthArk nursing instructor for 14 years and was instrumental in the development of the college’s nursing program in Warren. The scholarship was established through the South Arkansas Community College Foundation by her husband Buddy Boykin to commemorate her lifetime of teaching achievements in the health sciences field. The scholarship is designed to provide financial support for a student who is seeking a practical-nursing certificate at the college’s Warren location. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (870) 864-7130.

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Looney accepts scholarship

Austin Looney, a 2021 honor graduate of Parkers Chapel High School, has accepted a Presidential Scholarship to attend South Arkansas Community College this fall.

The son of Mark and Janie Looney and of Wes and Gina Taylor, all of El Dorado, was a member of the football and tennis teams in high school, as well as of the National Beta Club. He also was a member of the All-Conference baseball team, a recipient of the Superintendent’s Award and was Mr. Parkers Chapel High School.

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Spring Dean's List

South Arkansas Community College has released its Dean’s List for the spring 2021 semester. Included are:

From Banks, Cassidy L. Hollingsworth, Heather Michelle Hoskins.

From Bearden, Latreese D. Wright.

From Berryville, Jade Lee.

From Camden, Kyle Travis Bradley, Amber Diane Carter, Lacie Ann Landon.

From Crossett, Jaylon Darnell Brown, Blake Austin Finney, Rebekah Ann Frisby, Misty Ellen Goodwin, Sunni Elizabeth Lee, Pavia Chanequa Miller, Mara Logan Neal.

From Dermott, Kurt Alan Tate.

From Dumas, Cierra Nichole Lenderman.

From El Dorado, Kennia Aguirre, Connie Nicole Barrette, Adnan Bharwani, Asia Armani Brown, Hannah Elizabeth Callender, Brandon Leonel Carrillo, Jaleesa Chambers, Lindsey Ann Coleman, Belaion Deloi Crew, Jason Alexander Custodio, Brittany Powell Davis, Darrell Wayne Davis, Estefania DeLeon, Kayla Dumas, Raven Dane Dunn, Tyler Jerence Everette, Hayleigh Elizabeth Farish, Larethia Leshay Ford, Kyla Simone’ Frazier, Catherine Gallipeaux, James Andrew Goode, Allison Paige Goodwin, Michael Stephen Hanna, Ethan Michael Jackson, Kimberly Breana Jackson, Quiana Jackson, Kearra Charlacia James, Daniel Gene Johnston, David Russell Martin, Tori McDiarmid, Miranda Michelle Mitchell, Elise A. Moses, Brittany Nichole Orren, Crystal Owen, Chase Tanner Owens, Sergio Paredes Soto, Amanda Brooke Patterson, Jacob Todd Phillips, Jessica Lea Poore, Gracie Lynn Ragan, Wendy Raley, Emily Elizabeth Rhame, BriAnne Jennine Ruiz, Airam Roberto Sanchez, Michael Schlipp, Bashar Ammar Sharhan, Juana Melody Sierra, Kenya Yakesha Singleton, Savannah Corrinne Slaughter, Allison Layne Snider, Alexia Nykia Thomas, Christopher Paul Thomas, Leah Lashae Thomas, Casey Marie Thurlkill, Susan Lee Tolin, Vasheeda Washington, Kennedy Webb, Kelsey Lynn West, Roger Edward Whitcher, Anna Wilson.

From Emerson, Treyanna Dionjalae Robinson.

From Fordyce, Chad Edward Adams, Marigrace T. Sisson.

From Fountain Hill, Lilly Mae McCraw.

From Glenwood, Ryan Tyler Franks.

From Gurdon, Michaelynn Denise Rogers.

From Hamburg, Tiffany Anne Dawson, Lowry Seth Sweeney, Joshua Michael Taylor.

From Hampton Shelby Susie Belin, Taylor Breanne Clemons.

From Harrell, Annika M. Murphy.

From Huttig, Jimmy D. Jennings.

From Jersey, Erin Lindsey Watkins.

From Junction City, Cody Alexander Hux, Kimberly Dianne Vines, Whitney Leah Williams, Pamela Renee Willis.

From Lawson, Jordan Faith Vonneumann.

From Little Rock, Lauren Olivia Cornelison, Luke Michael Wallesch.

From Louann, Carrie Elizabeth Beevers, Kennedy Blair Briggs, Tristian Nycole Eiland.

From Magnolia, Kiara Bradford, Ashley Sharlene Braswell, Shaniqua Shanay Cooper, Tanya Marie Dean, Haley Renee Miller, Brent Alan Mixon, Mary Virginia Russell, Parker Ellen Tinnell, Abigail Nichole Wells.

From McNeil, Jennifer Lynn Mixon.

From McGehee, Samantha Marie Gannaway.

From Monticello, Alexis Santos Andrade, Jennifer Santos Andrade, Maxie Lea Arrington, Karley Madison Berryman, D'Arbonee Jhauntiq Forte, Anna Marie Funderburg, Keuna Gaines, Ciante Emosha Gibbs, Lynda Allison Hawkins, Melissa Ann Light, Breanna Sherez Shaw.

From Smackover, Tishona Campbell, Hannah Renea Davis, Stormy Jane Donham, Kenlee Faith Hill, Ashley Nicole Holt, Tiyas O'Marion Rester, Lindsey Michelle Strickland.

From Stamps, Lindsey Leigh Downs.

From Stephens, Austin Eugene Jones.

From Strong, Dyinasty A'Laurael Davis, Taunisha Fuller, Kristerica Janesha Scott.

From Taylor, Preslie Jo Morgan.

From Waldo, Victoria Shea Bright.

From Warren, Rosie Alonzo, Lakin Michelle Barber, Kaylee Jo Mann, Christian Nykole Marshall, Jennifer Martin, Mathew Keenan Nelson, Tarra Paige Peek, Leticia Escamilla Resendiz, Stephanie Kaye Smith, Catera Nakole Thomas.

From Wilmar, Jayme Jo Berryman, Megan Nichole Davis.

From Bastrop, Louisiana, Charity Nicole Anderson, Victoria Renea Bradshaw, Krystal Bagby Hickman, Athena Marie Jones.

From Bernice, Louisiana, Courtney Killgore, Paula Danette McCutcheon.

From Bossier City, Louisiana, Brooke Danielle Sims.

From Calhoun, Louisiana, Alexa Whatley.

From Choudrant, Louisiana, Terry Denise Frazier.

From Dodson, Louisiana, Amanda Howard Garrett.

From Downsville, Louisiana, Heather Nicole Hancock.

From Farmerville, Louisiana, Bailee Rebecca Hurst.

From Haynesville, Louisiana, Frederica Jones.

From Homer, Louisiana, Tameshia Renee Williams.

From Jonesboro, Louisiana, Alexis Sharnae Johnson.

From Junction City, Louisiana, Rickey Glynn Maxwell.

From Keithville, Louisiana, Kira Henson.

From Lillie, Louisiana, Braydon Michael Wilson.

From Minden, Louisiana, LaShavion Bonner.

From Monroe, Louisiana, Jennifer Lea McDaniel, Kewanna Shavonne Williams.

From Oak Grove, Louisiana, April Nichole Pardon.

From Ruston, Louisiana, Jasmine Lynn Allen, Hannah Gunter Baker, Sylvia Davidson, Jamie Duchesne, LaQuasha T. Huey, Regina Samone Mills, China Kennedy Nation, Nakedra Davis Rogers, Laquisha Vonshay Woods.

From Simsboro, Louisiana, Pamela Lorice Leith.

From West Monroe, Louisiana, Tamara La'Shea Burns.

Smedley accepts scholarship

Zakarie Smedley of Farmerville, Louisiana, a practical nursing major at South Arkansas Community College, has accepted a Shirley Jean Hicks Russell African American Family and Friends Day Scholarship to attend the school this fall.

He is a 2017 graduate of Union Parish High School.

The scholarship is funded through the SouthArk Foundation.

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Todd accepts scholarship

Jared Todd, a 2021 graduate of Nevada High School, has accepted a Freshman Recognition Scholarship to attend South Arkansas Community College this fall.

The son of Crystal and Fredrick Haley of Rosston was a member of National Honor Society, Gifted and Talented and the basketball team in high school.

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