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 24, 2007, in the Capitol Dining Room at the John F. Gibson University Center.
Honored guests included the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Mr. R. David Ray; The Vice Chancellor for Advancement, Ms. Linda Yeiser; the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Dr. Debbie Bryant; the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Dr. Ranelle Eubanks; the UAM Library Director, Ms. Sandra Campbell, and the Parents and Friends of CIS Award Nominees.
The School thanks Mrs. William Austin for her continuing scholarship support with the William R. and Katie B. Austin Endowed Scholarship fund for CIS majors, thanks Mr. and Mrs. Dan Hornaday for their beginning scholarship support with the Dan and Charlotte Hornaday Endowed Scholarship fund for CIS majors, and thanks Dr. Debbie Bryant and Ms. Lynn Harris for their continuing CIS General Scholarship fund donations.
The Academic Excellence Award Nominees included Ryan Baker, Andre Brown, Vaneisha Bunn, Melanie Burch, Sarah Clay, Justin Collins, Megan Fisher, Diane Forrest, Nicholas Green, Jamie Hays, Eric Henderson, Michael Howard, Felica Leaks, Lawrence McCoy, Stephanie Morgan, Justin Sanders, LaQuicia Smith, Calvin Sojourney, Josh Tooke, Christopher Tucker, and Antonio Williams.
Each nominee was presented a certificate recognizing their nomination.
The Academic Achievement Award winners are Vaniesha Bunn, Megan Fisher, Nicholas Green, Felicia leaks, Lawrence Mccoy, and Antonio Williams.
The Outstanding Rookie of the Year is Michael Howard.
The Outstanding Junior of the Year is Sarah Clay.
The Outstanding Senior of the year is Melanie Burch.
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 Ms. Karen Donham, Ms. Lynn Harris, Ms. Jean Hendrix, Ms. Terri Hopkins, and Ms. Angela Marsh. Dr. Jim Roiger, presented the Faculty Member of the Year award.
A special thanks goes to Ms. Kathryn Jacobs, the School's Support Specialist, who worked very hard to make it all happen.