Mathews appointed to Rotary position

Erin Kerley Mathews, admissions counselor on the Pocahontas Campus at Black River Technical College, was recently appointed Rotary assistant governor of Area 13, which includes all clubs in Randolph and Lawrence Counties.

Matthews is the college’s Rotaract Club advisor. She is a resident of Maynard and has been a member of the Pocahontas Rotary since April 2014.

Winners named in Stock Market Game

First-place winners in the fall 2020 session of the Stock Market Game, a student investment simulation competition facilitated by Economics Arkansas, were recently announced in Little Rock.

Winning schools within The Sun coverage area (Region 4) included Walnut Ridge Elementary School, Tonda Brand advisor; Douglas MacArthur Junior High School in Jonesboro, Al Tiner advisor; and Manila High School, Heath Hawkins advisor.

The game challenges students in grades 4-12 to grow a hypothetical $100,000 portfolio over the course of 13 weeks each fall and spring semester or the whole school year. The winners of each session receive cash prizes, trophies and public recognition. The fall contest ran from Sept. 8 through Dec. 4.

Roemer named to dean’s list

Betsy Roemer of Bono was among the students named to the fall 2020 dean’s list at Missouri Valley College in Marshall.

The requirements for the dean’s list are a 3.3 or higher grade point average; at least 12 graded hours for the semester and no “D,” “F,” or “Incomplete” grades for the semester.

Parrish accepts scholarship

Gage Parrish of Rector has accepted the Clay County Electric Cooperative Corporation Member Scholarship, made possible by funding from the Clay County Electric Cooperative Corporation.

Parrish is the son of Buddy and Shanna Parrish. He graduated from Rector High School in 2020 and is currently working towards an Associate of Science in Agriculture.

SAU announces president’s list

Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia has announced that 426 students earned a 4.0 grade point average for the fall 2020 semester.

Included on the president’s list were Jonathan Bunnell, Dalton Hale and Lexy Proffitt, all of Bono; Taylor Ivy of Imboden; Madelyn Clack and Allison Neeley, both of Jonesboro; Dylan Gibson and Dawsyn Smith, both of Newport; and Madesyn Boone of Paragould.

Union University announces dean’s list

Union University in Jackson, Tenn., has named 412 students to the dean’s list for the fall 2020 semester.

Included were Emily Calhoon and Sydney Sample of Jonesboro and Kellen Patterson of Wynne.

The list includes full-time students who achieve a 3.5 grade point average on a four-point scale.

Students named to SAU dean’s list

Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia has announced that 577 students earned a 3.5 for the fall 2020 semester

Named to the dean’s list were Alexandria Proffitt, Tarius Sandlin and Lindsey Zimmer, all of Jonesboro; Jariq Scales of Osceola; Quinn Eakes of Walnut Ridge; Sky Wess of Williford; and April Headley of Wynne.

Ole Miss announces dean’s honor roll

The University of Mississippi in Oxford recently announced students named to the fall 2020 dean’s honor roll for students who earn a semester grade point average of 3.50 to 3.74.

Included were Caroline Pickens, Macey Ross, Winn Sams, Sophie Trevathan, Maryfrances Umeora and Anslee Wilson, all of Jonesboro; Kailee Ayers of Paragould; Rylie Mangold of Pocahontas; Brianna Cupp of Walcott; and Kendall Wilson of Wynne.

In order to be eligible for honor roll designation, a student must have completed at least 12 graded hours for the semester and may not be on academic probation during the semester.

University Lofts endows scholarship

Arkansas State University has announced the establishment of the $25,000 University Lofts Endowed Scholarship to assist A-State students who are pursuing a business degree.

University Lofts is an off-campus housing development in downtown Jonesboro.

Esports team has strong finish

Arkansas State University’s Esports team closed its fall semester of national competition with a series of tournament finishes in the conference and national events.

The top-tier club sport team represented the university in several first division competitions including North American Collegiate League, Collegiate Star League, Unified Collegiate Esports Association, National Association of Collegiate Esports and PlayVS.

The Red Wolves Overwatch team achieved a top 32 out of the 512 best teams in the United States and Canada and maintain a current record this fall in CSL conference with a 4-1 record, second only to George Mason University.

Keglars set up scholarship

Robbia and Shelvy Keglar of Indianapolis, have endowed a scholarship fund honoring Robbia’s mother, Maurice La’Blance Mahon Steward, at Arkansas State University. A graduate of Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Mrs. Steward taught for 40 years in the Forrest City School District.

The scholarship program will assist minority students from Forrest City High School whose goal is to major in elementary education at A-State.

Their initial gift is $50,000 to create the endowment, with additional $1,000 gifts made annually while the endowment fund interest builds.