Kevin Braswell Named Vice President of Development at Hendrix (Movers & Shakers)


The late George Wildgen was the recipient of the American Institute of Architects Arkansas 2012 Award of Merit for his contributions to the architectural profession. Wildgen served the AIA for 18 years and the Arkansas State Board of Architects for 25 years.

Jeremiah Russell of Jacksonville, Fla., has been hired as an intern architect at Ruby Architects Inc. in Little Rock. Russell is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art & Design in Georgia. Also at the firm, Taylor Desens recently passed her exam to become a construction document technologist.


Kevin Braswell has been named vice president of development at Hendrix College in Conway. He starts serving in the post in January. Until the move, Braswell serves as assistant vice president of advancement at the University of Central Arkansas.

Carlos Ochoa has been named director of the Office for Campus Sustainability at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Ochoa had served as interim director since October 2011. He was recently selected for the permanent position from 17 applicants who were chosen from a national search.

Holly Tindall has been hired as the education coordinator of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Jimmy Dykes, Chris Hinton-Lee and Reynie Rutledge have been selected to receive the University of Arkansas’ Citation of Distinguished Alumni for their achievements in their chosen fields. Dykes, of Springdale, has been a basketball announcer and analyst with ESPN for 15 years; Hinton-Lee, of Atlanta, is a retired chief architect for the U.S. Army Cops of Engineers and the first African-American woman to earn a bachelor’s degree in architecture from UA; Rutledge, of Searcy, is chairman of First Security Bancorp.

Charles E. Scharlau III of Fayetteville and Maj. Gen. William P. Bowden Jr. of Oklahoma City have been chosen to receive the University of Arkansas alumni community service awards. Scharlau’s community service includes serving as president of the Arkansas Alumni Association board of directors, chair of the UA board of trustees, vice chair of the Campaign for the 21st Century, president of the UA Foundation, chair of the mineral law section of the Arkansas Bar Association, president of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and chair of the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce. In addition to his 35 years of service to the U.S. Air Force, Bowden has served on the boards of the Arkansas Alumni Association, the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, the Oklahoma State Fair, United Way, Last Frontier Council of the Boy Scouts of America, the YMCA and the Downtown Rotary Club of Oklahoma City.

Paul R. Noland of Fayetteville, a professor emeritus in the Department of Animal Science in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas, was selected as the recipient of the Honorary Alumni Award.

Charles L. Welch was selected for the Young Alumni Award at the University of Arkansas. Welch serves as president of the Arkansas State University System.

Gary Ritter and Viswaneth Venkatesh have been chosen to receive Faculty Distinguished Achievement Awards at the University of Arkansas. Ritter, who is director of the Office for Education Policy and endowed chair for education policy in the College of Education & Health Professions, was selected for his service to education policy. Venkatesh, who is a professor and chair in information systems in the Sam M. Walton College of Business, was selected for his research, which deals with the flow of technology in organizations and society.

Health Care

Dr. Gregory Krulin has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences at the Sleep Clinic in west Little Rock. Krulin is a psychiatrist and associate professor in the UAMS College of Medicine.

Dr. Erin Large, an obstetrician and gynecologist, has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and sees patients in the west Little Rock clinic. She earned her medical degree from UAMS in 2008 and completed her residency at the university this year.


Cynthia Nance has been inducted as a fellow of the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers. Nance served as dean of the University of Arkansas School of Law from 2006 to 2011 and continues to serve the school as a professor of law.


Warren Simpson, Rick Fleetwood and Cindy Nash have been elected officers of the board of Easter Seals Arkansas, which provides services to people with disabilities. Simpson was elected chairman; Fleetwood, treasurer; and Nash, secretary. Rex Kyle, president of the Trust & Wealth Division at Bank of the Ozarks, has been newly elected to serve a three-year term on the board.


Brent Saunders has joined Edafio Technology Partners in North Little Rock as a senior systems engineer and Trevor Bates has been hired as a support desk engineer. Saunders previously worked for Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas and for the National Center for Toxicological Research. Bates spent four years at the UA as head of IT for the mechanical engineering department.

Jena Compton has been promoted to senior vice president of human resources, worldwide at Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock. She previously served as vice president of human resources and director of employment compliance. Compton, who joined the company in 2000, succeeds Cindy Childers, who retired. n