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Employee Recognition

Friday, November 24, 2017

Main CampusUniversity of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College faculty and staff represent the institution's richest resource. UA - Pulaski Tech’s employee recognition program was established in an effort to recognize and reward faculty and staff for their contributions to the success of the overall mission of the college.

Each year, UA - Pulaski Tech honors its faculty and staff with an Employee Recognition Luncheon during the week of commencement. During the event, awards are presented to faculty and staff in recognition of their years of service to the college in five-year increments, and faculty and staff are honored for their excellence and achievements during the year.

The college also presents the following awards to outstanding faculty and staff:

Quenton C. Burge Award for Service Excellence – For more than 40 years, Quenton C. Burge has been a dedicated employee of the Physical Plant department of UA - Pulaski Technical College. In 2004, the college’s annual Award for Service Excellence was named in his honor. Each year, this award is presented to a staff member that provides quality service to the students, faculty, staff and community.

Susan K. Reid Award for Teaching Excellence – Susan Reid taught mathematics at UA - Pulaski Tech for many years until her death in 2001. She truly defined the word excellence, and this award, which recognizes outstanding teaching, is a tribute to her many years of devoted service to UA - Pulaski Tech students and the community. Reid was the first recipient of the college’s outstanding faculty award in 1996. In 2002, the Award for Teaching Excellence was renamed in her honor.

Barbara Peters Part-Time Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence – Barbara Peters taught English at UA - Pulaski Tech for many years until her death in 2007. Her legacy at the college is one of popularity, outstanding teaching ability and devotion to student success. In 2008, the Part-Time Award for Teaching Excellence was renamed in her honor.

Past Honorees

Quenton C. Burge Award for Service Excellence
(Formerly Outstanding Employee Award. Renamed in 2004.)

Rebecca Castleberry
Little Learners Academy
2017

Kyanna Beard
Student Services
2016

Jerry Best
Campus Police and Public Safety
2015

Marvene Allen
Student Services Representative
2014

Jeff Wittig
Information Services
2013

Donna McSpadden
Counseling and Advising
2012

Lisa Fisher
Counseling and Advising
2011

Brandi Coleman Hutsell
Student Services
2010

Larry Lewallen
Technical Science
2009

Lilly Dixon
Office of Instruction
2008

Lennon Parker
Public Relations and Marketing
2007

Judy Huckeba
Student Services Representative
2006

Robert Smith
Campus Police and Public Safety
2005

Beth Trafford
Counseling and Advising
2004

Cindy Nesmith
Division of Fine Arts and Humanities
2003

Billie Egli
Business Office
2002

Tena Carrigan
Chancellor’s Office
2001

Quenton C. Burge
Physical Plant
2000

Kim Wilkerson
Business Office
1999

Linda Yelder
Student Services
1998

Jerry Thrower
Physical Plant
1997

Susan K. Reid Award for Teaching Excellence
(Formerly Outstanding Faculty Member Award. Renamed in 2002.)

Dalana Nugent
Instructor of Math
2017 

Steve Williams
Instructor of Welding
2016

Cathy Underwood
Instructor of Paralegal Technology
2015

Jonathan Purkiss
Instructor of English
2014

Kimberly Kwee
Instructor of Visual Art
2013

Cheryl Moody
Instructor of Spanish
2012

Dr. Martha Eshleman
Instructor of Anatomy and Physiology
2011

Johnny Dollar
Instructor of History
2010

Nicki Feldman
Mathematics/Natural and Social Sciences
2009

Jimmy Davis
Instructor of Respiratory Therapy
2008

Candace Pierce
Instructor of Sociology
2007

Ulrike White
Spanish Instructor
2006

Vondra Armstrong
Instructor of Business
2005

Danny Fisher
Instructor of Diesel Mechanics Technology
2004

Augusta Farver
Instructor of Paralegal Technology
2003

Calvin White
Instructor of History
2002

Gail Fry
Instructor of English
2001

Tom Hunt
Instructor of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology
2000

DeAnna Davis
Instructor of Dental Assisting
1999

Carolyn Walker
Instructor of Business
1998

Jason Martin
Instructor of History
1997

Susan K. Reid
Instructor of Mathematics
1996

Barbara Peters Part-Time Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence
(Formerly Outstanding Part-Time Faculty Member Award. Renamed in 2008.)

Wendy Schay
Instructor of Culinary
2017

Debbie Desjardin
Instructor of English
2016

Justin Sangster
Instructor of Writing
2015

Dr. Meen Budjhara
Instructor of Food and Nutrition
2014

Marsha Garrett
Instructor of English
2013

Patricia Reed
Early Childhood Education
2012

John Gregan
Instructor of Writing
2011

Sheila Glasscock
Instructor of Theatre Arts
2010

Brenda Aycock
Instructor of Writing
2009

Paula Long
Instructor of Business
2008

Donnie Ferneau
Instructor of Culinary
2007

Dr. Milton Lites
Instructor of Music
2007

Mary Walla
Instructor of Business
2006

Janet Naylor
Instructor of Business
2005

Antoinette Brim
Instructor of English
2004

Lauren Garland
Instructor of Respiratory Therapy
2003