David Cleveland, Emily Hornok Promoted at Rasco Winter Abston Moore & Associates (Movers & Shakers, Sept. 24, 2012)

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Sep. 24, 2012 12:00 am  

David Cleveland and Emily Hornok have received promotions at Rasco Winter Abston Moore & Associates LLP. Cleveland has been named audit manager, and Hornok has been elevated to senior accountant within the audit department.

Mary M. Smith of Little Rock won the 2012 Robert McAfee Environmental Education Service Award from the Arkansas Environmental Education Association in North Little Rock.

Janet Lanza has been awarded the Distinguished Service Citation from the Ecological Society of America. Lanza, a biology professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has served the society for 20 years as book review editor for its journal, Ecology.

Eric Michael Fattor, Cathy Jellenik, Wenjia Liu, Stanly H. Rauh, Ruthann C. Thomas and Matthew Windsor have joined the faculty at Hendrix College in Conway. Fattor has joined as a visiting assistant professor of politics and international relations, Jellenik as assistant professor of French, Liu as visiting assistant professor of Chinese, Rauh as assistant professor of classics, Thomas as assistant professor of psychology and Windsor as visiting assistant librarian.

Matthew Ganio, an assistant professor of exercise science, has been named director of the Human Performance Laboratory at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Ganio earned a doctorate in exercise physiology from the University of Connecticut and completed post-doctoral training at the Institute for Exercise & Environmental Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He joined the faculty of the UA College of Education & Health Professions in 2011.

Amin Akhnoukh, assistant professor in the construction management and civil and  construction engineering department in the Donaghey College of Engineering & Information Technology at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has been selected to be a regional coordinator for the International Road Federation Fellows Alumni Association. Akhnoukh's research at UALR focuses on developing and testing high-strength and high-performance materials for better bridges, tunnels and highways.

Financial Services
JaDawn Milam has been hired by Simmons First National Bank of Pine Bluff as a mortgage loan originator in the bank's western district. Milam, a Fort Smith native with more than 22 years of mortgage lending experience, will work in the Van Buren branch on Fayetteville Road.

Health Care
Susan McDaniel, a longtime employee of Sparks Health System, has moved to the company's Van Buren Family Medical Clinic, where she is now a family nurse practitioner. Prior to the move, McDaniel served as a nurse in various departments at Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith for 13 years, but recently earned a master's of nursing from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.

Dr. Steve Belinga and Dr. Ellen Cooke have joined Mercy Clinic in Fort Smith. Belinga is a neurologist who recently completed his residency at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Cooke is a radiation oncologist at the Mercy Hembree Cancer Center. She recently completed her residency at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

Stephen A. Morris was elected to the board of the Arkansas Lighthouse for the Blind in Little Rock, an organization fostering independence in the blind and visually impaired community by providing employment opportunities. Morris is a partner at Morris & Associates Architects & Environment Consultants of Scott.

Leslie Bass has been hired by the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance as a field manager for its No Kid Hungry Campaign. Her responsibilities include identifying and connecting with local partners to bring national resources to the fight against child hunger in central Arkansas.



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