Desiree Huskey, Academic All-Star

Karen O’Dell, Outstanding Staff

Tammy Goodwin, Outstanding Alumni

The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope is pleased to announce that a good representation from the campus recently attend the Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges Annual Conference in Hot Springs.  The 22nd Annual Conference featured keynote addresses by Governor Mike Beebe and Dr. Katherine Boswell, Director of Community College Policy Center.   The Conference is a great time to learn, share, and network. 

During the Monday evening dinner, special recognition was given to the Outstanding Faculty and Staff member from each of the attending two-year colleges.  UACCH’s Karen O’Dell has served as the Administrative Assistant for the Technical-Industrial and Math-Science Departments at UACCH since 2001. She has made a positive impact in her area through her knowledge and desire to be successful at whatever she attempts. Karen is a co-sponsor of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society and strives to positively impact those she comes in contact with each day.  Karen is also committed to improving her own education and is currently seeking a master’s degree.  UACCH is proud of Karen O’Dell and would like to congratulate her on a job well done.

On Tuesday morning, a brunch honoring the Outstanding Alumni and the Academic All-Stars concluded the conference.  UACCH’s Outstanding Alumni recognized during the brunch was Tammy Goodwin.  Tammy began her education at UACCH by receiving three credit hours of free tuition.  From that one class, she continued on to complete a Technical Certificate in Practical Nursing, then a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences and finally a Masters in Nursing Administration and Education from the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences.  She and her husband have a successful poultry and cattle business.  Tammy is involved in numerous charitable organizations and currently serves as the Director of UACCH’s Practical Nursing Program.

The UACCH Academic All-Star recognized during the ceremony was Desiree Huskey.  Huskey is a motivated student focused on bettering herself through higher education.  A 2004 graduate of Ashdown High School, she first enrolled at UACCH during the summer of 2009. An active member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society, Huskey appreciates the fact that faculty and staff at UACCH are dedicated to helping her succeed.  She is pursuing an Associates of Arts in Teaching with the dream of furthering that education to become a math teacher.  UACCH is proud of Desiree Huskey and the job she is doing in the classroom.