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Norris receives two national awards from EDM

Norris receives two national awards from EDM
January 12, 2021 / OZARKA NEWS
The Educational Digital Marketing Awards (EDM) has awarded Katie Norris, Ozarka College Director of Public Relations and Marketing, two awards in the category of "Digital Video Under Two Minutes. ""This is well-deserved recognition and is evidence …

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President and VPAA's List for Fall 2020

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January 7, 2021 / OZARKA NEWS
Ozarka College recently announced that 75 students have been named to the President's List and 59 students have been named to the VPAA's List for the Fall 2020 semester.To be eligible for the President's List, a student must be enrolled in at least …

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LPN Program Receives Top Ranking in the State from Nursing Process

LPN Program Receives Top Ranking in the State from Nursing Process
December 3, 2020 / OZARKA NEWS
Ozarka College recently received notification from Nursing Process that Ozarka's Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program has been ranked fifth in the state of Arkansas for the year 2020. The program has been ranked after evaluating 27 LPN Programs …

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Santa is Coming to Ozarka for a Christmas Dash!

Santa is Coming to Ozarka for a Christmas Dash!
December 2, 2020 / OZARKA NEWS
Santa will be making his way to Ozarka College - Melbourne on Friday, December 11 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Ozarka College's Carpenter Technical Center on Saturday, December 12 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for this year's Holiday Drive-Thru …

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Other News

Salute to the Veterans
November 9, 2020 / OZARKA NEWS
Ozarka College salutes all of our Veterans and members of the United States Armed Forces who have fought so bravely to defend our freedom and we remember those great men and women who have paid the ultimate price. We also salute their families for …

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Wilson receives Communicator of the Year award from national council
November 2, 2020 / OZARKA NEWS
The National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) has awarded Dr. Josh Wilson, Ozarka College vice president of advancement, the Communicator of the Year Award."I am extremely honored to receive the award for our district and have to …

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Wilson Hired as Administrative Specialist to the President
October 13, 2020 / OZARKA NEWS
Ozarka College is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Kim Wilson as the new Administrative Specialist for the President."In the event of Katie Norris' promotion to Director of PR and Marketing, we are fortunate to now have Kim Wilson serving as …

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Gee Hired as Culinary Instructor
October 9, 2020 / OZARKA NEWS
Ozarka College is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Kevin Gee as the new culinary instructor."Chef Kevin brings several exceptional certifications and experiences along with much enthusiasm for culinary that will help our culinary program …

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Ozarka College Awarded $1.47M Federal Workforce Grant
October 2, 2020 / OZARKA NEWS
Ozarka College was selected as a recipient of the Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC) grant, a federal grant program through the U.S. Department of Labor and Delta Regional Authority.  Ozarka was awarded $1.47 million toward a …

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Smith Hired as Computer Support Technician
September 15, 2020 / OZARKA NEWS
Ozarka College is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Dylan Smith as the new computer support technician."On behalf of the Information Systems department, we are excited to hire such a quality young man with incredible potential.   I am …

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Freedom Ford Sponsors Foundation Golf Tournament
September 14, 2020 / OZARKA NEWS
Participants in the Ozarka College Foundation Golf Tournament will have the opportunity to win a car, thanks to Freedom Ford, the tournament's hole in one sponsor! This four-person scramble will take place at Cooper's Hawk Golf Course in Melbourne, …

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Centennial Bank Sponsors Foundation Golf Tournament
September 9, 2020 / OZARKA NEWS
The Ozarka College Foundation is pleased to have Centennial Bank serve as the lunch sponsor for the annual Ozarka College Foundation Golf Tournament. The tournament will be a four-person scramble, taking place on September 26, 2020 at Cooper's Hawk …

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Roddenberry Named Academic All-Star
September 8, 2020 / OZARKA NEWS
Ozarka College has selected Ashlyn Roddenberry of Fairfield Bay, Arkansas as recipient of the Academic All-Star scholarship program. Upon completion of her Associate of Arts in General Education at Ozarka, Roddenberry plans to attend the University …

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Layne Named Alumni of the Year
September 2, 2020 / OZARKA NEWS
Chris Layne, Lead Automotive/Diesel Technology Instructor, has been named Ozarka College Alumni of the Year. Chris holds an associate degree from Ozarka in Automotive Service Technology and is a Master ASE Certified Technician."Chris Layne is vital …

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FNBC Bank Sponsors Foundation Golf Tournament
August 31, 2020 / OZARKA NEWS
FNBC Bank will be the presenting sponsor at the Foundation Golf Tournament next month.  The tournament will be a four-person scramble, taking place on September 26 at Cooper's Hawk Golf Course in Melbourne, Arkansas. There will be a shotgun …

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McFarlin Named Outstanding Staff of the Year
August 27, 2020 / OZARKA NEWS
Ozarka College has selected Mr. Marty McFarlin as recipient of the 2020 Outstanding Staff of the Year award. He will be recognized at the Arkansas Community Colleges (ACC) virtual awards and recognition ceremony in October.  Marty McFarlin is a …

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Linn Joins Foundation Board
August 26, 2020 / OZARKA NEWS
The Ozarka College Foundation has selected Shane Linn  of Izard County to serve on the foundation board of directors. Board members serve a five-year term and  work collectively to  support the mission of Ozarka College to provide life-changing …

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FNBC to Honor Carpenter Family with Tech Center Naming
August 17, 2020 / OZARKA NEWS
FNBC Bank announced it will honor the Carpenter family with the naming of the new Technical Center at Ozarka College in Ash Flat. The Carpenter Technical Center, located at 16 Nix Ridge Road, will begin classes later this month for the fall …

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Huckleberry Hired as Mountain View Campus Director
August 12, 2020 / OZARKA NEWS
Ozarka College is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Robert Huckleberry as the new Campus Director at Mountain View."Robert brings a wealth of management and leadership experience to Ozarka College. This combined with his enthusiasm for the …

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Technical Center in Ash Flat Now Open
August 12, 2020 / OZARKA NEWS
The new Technical Center in Ash Flat is now open! The center will house Automotive Technology and Diesel Mechanics programs that will be offered to not only traditional students enrolled at the college, but also to area high school students. The …

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TRIO Program Awarded Funding for Another Five Years
August 10, 2020 / OZARKA NEWS
On August 6, Ozarka College received notification that the current TRIO Student Support Services federal grant was funded for an additional five years, a total grant award of $1,657,170 for the program.   Through this federally funded grant …

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Fall Semester Start Date Postponed
August 5, 2020 / OZARKA NEWS
Ozarka College has moved the start date for the Fall 2020 semester to August 24. In an attempt to make the transition back to the classroom easier, Ozarka's decision will allow faculty and staff more time to prepare for students to return to campus …

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Campbell Hired as Education Instructor
July 30, 2020 / OZARKA NEWS
 Ozarka College is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Maggie Campbell as the new Education Instructor."We are always excited to bring back one of our former students as the next generation of stellar faculty.   Maggie's experience in …

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Campbell Hired as Education Instructor
July 30, 2020 / OZARKA NEWS
 Ozarka College is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Maggie Campbell as the new Education Instructor."We are always excited to bring back one of our former students as the next generation of stellar faculty.   Maggie's experience in …

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Verser Hired as Chief Flight Instructor
July 28, 2020 / OZARKA NEWS
Ozarka College is proud to announce the hiring of new Chief Flight Instructor, Jim Verser. Jim is a graduate of Henderson State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation.Verser also received his Airline Transport Pilot …

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Spurlock Appointed Assistant Vice President of Campus Operations at Ozarka College
July 27, 2020 / OZARKA NEWS
Ozarka College is pleased to announce the recent appointment of James Spurlock as the Assistant Vice President (AVP) of Campus Operations. Prior to this new leadership role, Spurlock served as the Mammoth Spring Campus Director for the past 8 years. …

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Blankenship Selected as Employee of the Quarter
July 10, 2020 / OZARKA NEWS
Ozarka College is pleased to announce that Sonia Blankenship of Melbourne, Arkansas has been selected as Ozarka's Employee of the Quarter. Blankenship is currently the Aviation Administrative Specialist for Ozarka College.  "Sonia has been with …

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Campus Health & Safety: Update to Campus Return
July 9, 2020 / OZARKA NEWS
Ozarka College Update- Thursday 7/9/20Returning to Campus-Fall Semester-Academics & Student ServicesFace-to-Face Class Protocols:All face-to-face courses at each Ozarka site for the Fall semester will continue as scheduled; however, class …

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Foundation Receives $15,000 from First Community Bank for Ash Flat Technical Center
June 25, 2020 / OZARKA NEWS
 The Ozarka College Foundation is pleased to announce a charitable contribution in the amount of $15,000 from First Community Bank, a gift to support the Technical Center Capital Campaign in Ash Flat.    "We believe Ozarka College is …

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Ozarka College's Candace Killian Earns Doctorate
June 12, 2020 / OZARKA NEWS
Ozarka College's Director of Planning and Institutional Research, Candace Killian, has earned a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Leadership from Arkansas State University (ASU) at Jonesboro. For her dissertation, she studied  Online Learning in …

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Bevill Named Faculty of the Year
June 10, 2020 / OZARKA NEWS
Tamra Bevill, an Allied Health faculty member at Ozarka College, has been named 2020 Faculty of the Year. Bevill is the CNA program coordinator and teaches prerequisite courses foundational to Ozarka's LPN program.  Bevill began working for …

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Foundation Announces James Lawrence and Jewel Sanders Harber Memorial Scholarship
June 8, 2020 / OZARKA NEWS
The family of James Lawrence and Jewel Sanders Harber have partnered with the Ozarka College Foundation to offer a $500 memorial scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded annually to a student who meets scholarship criteria.  James L. Fudge …

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Ozarka College Announces President and VPAA's Lists
June 8, 2020 / OZARKA NEWS
Ozarka College recently announced that 77 students have been named to the President's List and 55 students have been named to the VPAA's List for the Spring 2020 semester.To be eligible for the President's List, a student must be enrolled in at …

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Technical Center to Open in August; Renovations In-Progress
June 5, 2020 / OZARKA NEWS
Ozarka College is making progress toward its fall opening of the FNBC Technical Center in Ash Flat.   The College is entering the installation phase for the Center's Automotive Service and Diesel Technology division.   This week the …

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Ozarka College Seeks Academic All-Star
June 4, 2020 / OZARKA NEWS
Arkansas Community Colleges (ACC) is once again offering the Academic All-Star scholarship program to students of two-year colleges in the state. The purpose of the Academic All-Star program is to recognize the scholarly and service …

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Orr Memorial Courtyard Complete, Dedication to be Planned at Ozarka College Ash Flat
June 2, 2020 / OZARKA NEWS
The Ozarka College Foundation is pleased to announce the completion of the Nancy Orr Memorial Courtyard at the Ash Flat campus. A member of the Foundation Board of Directors for 12 years, the Foundation Board and College leadership chose to honor …

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Ozarka College Keeps Tuition Flat for Four Consecutive Years!
June 1, 2020 / OZARKA NEWS
Ozarka College Board of Trustees approved keeping the College tuition rate flat during their board meeting May 15.   The College has avoided any increases to tuition for four consecutive years. "In striving to always remain true to our mission …

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2020 Graduates Announced
May 29, 2020 / OZARKA NEWS
Ozarka College is so very proud of the achievements of our Ozarka Class of 2020! On behalf of the faculty, staff, administration and Board of Trustees we appreciate the flexibility and effort demonstrated during these challenging and uncertain …

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McFarlin Selected as Ozarka's Employee of the Quarter
May 11, 2020 / OZARKA NEWS
Ozarka College is pleased to announce that Marty McFarlin of Melbourne, Arkansas has been selected as Ozarka's Employee of the Quarter! McFarlin is currently the Director of the Physical Plant for Ozarka College.  Tina Wheelis, Executive Vice …

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Ozarka to Cancel Commencement Ceremony; Recognize Graduates
May 7, 2020 / OZARKA NEWS
 In an abundance of caution and to stay within the Governor's health guidance, Ozarka College must cancel its 2020 Spring Commencement ceremony.   Commencement is typically scheduled for early May and was recently re-scheduled for June …

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Paul Miller Fitness Center to Re-open May 11
May 6, 2020 / OZARKA NEWS
Following Gov. Hutchinson's recent announcement, Ozarka will re-open the Paul Miller Fitness Center effective Monday, May 11.   In accordance with state guidelines, new procedures will be observed to ensure the health and safety of Fitness …

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Ozarka Salutes Our Almuni Health Care and First Responder Professionals
May 6, 2020 / OZARKA NEWS
Ozarka College is very proud of our alumni who have played such a vital role on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic response! To our health care workers and first responders, we say THANK YOU! …

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CARES Act Funding Coming Soon, Students First to Receive Support
May 5, 2020 / OZARKA NEWS
Arkansas higher education institutions, including Ozarka College have begun to receive their share of Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Ozarka College president, Dr. Richard Dawe announced Thursday, April 30.   Of …

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Here to Help

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Katie Norris
Director of Marketing & PR
870.368.2045
katie.norris@ozarka.edu
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Dr. Josh Wilson
VP of Advancement
870.368.2060
jwilson@ozarka.edu




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