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Dennis Matlock To Chair Harding's Chemistry Dept. (Movers & Shakers)

Dennis Matlock, associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, will become chair of the chemistry department at Harding University in Searcy. Matlock holds a doctorate in biochemistry and molecular biology from Saint Louis University and an MBA in management and business ethics from Harding. read more >

Bruce Sikes Named New Chancellor of Arkansas Tech-Ozark

After having served as the acting chancellor for Arkansas Technical University-Ozark since July 1, Bruce Sikes was confirmed in October by the board of trustees as the university's new chancellor. read more >

Becky Campbell Moves from Governor's Mansion to Arkansas Foodbank (Movers & Shakers)

Becky Barnes Campbell has joined the Arkansas Foodbank in Little Rock as special events coordinator. Formerly the executive assistant to Arkansas first lady Ginger Beebe, Campbell is responsible for planning and executing all special events and fundraising projects for the Foodbank. read more >

Graham Cobb Enters Little Rock Regional Chamber as New Chief Operating Officer

Graham Cobb has joined the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce as its new chief operating officer. A Little Rock native, Cobb will run the day-to-day operations of the business lobbying group. read more >

William Fletcher Moves to EVP, COO Office at Kinco (Movers & Shakers)

William Fletcher has been promoted to executive vice president and COO at Kinco Constructors in Little Rock. read more >

Christi Batts Will Keep Henderson State Name Visible in Hot Springs

As director of Hot Springs Academic Initiatives, Christi Batts will help Henderson State University establish and maintain a physical presence in the Hot Springs area. As part of this, she'll manage the day-to-day operations of the site's educational offerings. read more >

New Neurosurgeons Fill Roles at Arkansas Neuroscience Institute (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Stephen F. Shafizadeh has joined the Arkansas Neuroscience Institute team at St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock. Shafizadeh earned a medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and completed his neurosurgical residency at Northwestern University. Dr. Tarek Abuelem has joined ANI after earning neurosurgical residencies at Baylor College of Medicine and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and completing a fellowship at ANI. read more >

Small Business Administration Adds Jim Aardappel to Arkansas Office

Jim Aardappel has joined the Arkansas District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration as deputy district director. A Navy veteran, Aardappel will be working to enhance SBA's programs for veterans. read more >

Beaver Water District Brings On Dot Neely (Movers & Shakers)

Dot Neely has joined the staff of Beaver Water District in Lowell as education coordinator. Neely previously worked as a consulting education coordinator with Springline Group Inc. in Fayetteville. read more >

Ashlie Hilbun Named Director at UA's Fulbright College

Ashlie Hilbun has been named director of development and external relations for the J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. read more >