The University of Arkansas at Monticello School of Computer Information Systems recognized its outstanding students during an awards presentation at the School's annual reception. The reception was held on April 27, 2004, in the Capitol Dining Room at the John F. Gibson University Center.
Honored guests included the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Dr. Dennnis Travis; the Registrar, Dr. Debbie Bryant; the Head Librarian, Ms. Sandra Dupree-Campbell; Mr. Lathan Hairston, Finance and Administration Business Manager; and the Parents and Friends of CIS Award Nominees.
The Buffet table attracted most attendees.
Guest, Student, and Faculty Attendees
The Academic Excellence Award Nominees included Samantha Bunting, Shane A. Clanton, Jamie Cockrell, Russell LaVon Corker, Melanie Cox, Charlette Cross, Trey Dunlap, James Ellis, Carolyn J. Fielder, Jonah P. Freeman, Micah J. Granderson, Cynthia G. Grove, Pamela Hopper, Justin D. Hurst, John Juston Jenkins, Jason Johnson, Jennifer N. Jones, Sonya Courson Knight, Kevin Murphy, Andi Reed, Mark C. Simpson, Jr., C. Michelle Smith, Desiree Thornhill, Josh Allan Tooke, Densen G. Watson, and Thomas Wust.
Each nominee was presented a certificate recognizing their nomination.
The Academic Acheivement Award winners are Samantha Bunting, Trey M. Dunlap, Justin Hurst, and Jennifer Jones.
The Outstanding Rookie of the Year is James Ellis.
The Outstanding Junior of the Year is Pamela Hopper.
The Outstanding Senior of the year is Mark C. "Chris" Simpson, Jr.
The Faculty Member of the Year, selected by CIS majors and minors, is Ms. Lori Selby.
CIS School Chair Dr. James Roiger served as Masters of Ceremonies for the awards presentation and was assisted in making the presentations by faculty members Mr. Jeff Dombrowski, Ms. Jean Hendrix, Ms. Terri Hopkins, and Ms. Lori Selby. Ms. Angela Marsh, last year's awardee, assisted Dr. Roiger in presenting the Faculty Member of the Year award.
A special thanks goes to Ms. Nancy Tappe, the School's Support Specialist, who worked very hard to make it all happen.