Movers & Shakers

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UAMS College of Medicine Awards Dr. Kent Westbrook for Achievements (Super Mover

Dr. Kent Westbrook received the UAMS College of Medicine's Distinguished Faculty Service Award on April 30 as part of the Dean's Honor Day Ceremony, where achievements and contributions of faculty, staff and alumni were recognized. read more >

Fran Hagstrom Ready to Support UA's College of Education & Health Professions (Super Mover)

Appointed by UA Dean Tom Smith, Fran Hagstrom will serve as the first assistant dean of health professions in the College of Education & Health Professions. Her position is effective Aug. 19, and she will provide administrative support for accreditation and curriculum matters in addition to other academic aspects of the college's several health-related programs. read more >

Laura Knox Named Faculty Member of the Year at ASU-Mountain Home (Movers & Shakers)

Laura Knox has been selected as Faculty Member of the Year at Arkansas State University-Mountain Home. Knox began teaching at the university in 2005 as an adjunct instructor and was promoted to full-time faculty in 2010. read more >

Rhonda Sanders In Line for CEO at Arkansas Foodbank

As CEO of Arkansas Foodbank, Rhonda Sanders will replace Phyllis Haynes, who joined the organization in 1999 and recently announced her retirement. read more >

Austin Pittman Adjusts Focus at Bedford Camera & Video (Movers & Shakers)

Austin Pittman has been promoted to vice president of operations at Bedford Camera & Video Inc. in Little Rock. Pittman has worked for the company for more than 15 years and is a board member of the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce. read more >

Southern Arkansas' Ben Johnson Receives Endowed Professorship in State's History

Ben Johnson has been selected to receive the first endowed professorship in Arkansas studies. It was donated by John and Dora Ragsdale, who are known for their support of Arkansas history and chose Johnson on the basis of his research and commitment. read more >

Stephen Tipton Named SVP at Centennial Bank (Movers & Shakers)

Stephen Tipton has been promoted to senior vice president and credit risk management director of Centennial Bank and its parent company, Home BancShares Inc., in Conway. Tipton, a University of Arkansas business graduate, has worked for Centennial for seven years and has experience in retail, business development and lending. read more >

G. Richard Smith Settling In as Dean of UAMS' College of Medicine, Vice Chancellor

G. Richard Smith was named dean of the College of Medicine and vice chancellor by Chancellor Dan Rahn. He officially assumed his duties May 1, succeeding Debra H. Fiser, who has been the College of Medicine dean and vice chancellor of UAMS since September 2006. read more >

Timothy Burcham Named Dean of ASU Agri College (Movers & Shakers)

Timothy N. Burcham has been named dean of the College of Agriculture & Technology at Arkansas State University. Here are some more Movers & Shakers. read more >

Muhammad A. Kahn Takes Promotion with White River Health System (Super Mover)

As chief medical information officer of the White River Health System in Batesville, Kahn will collaborate with different physicians to change and simplify the flow of electronic health records, which will decrease work for staff and improve the quality of patient care. read more >