2009 Archived Faculty & Staff Achievements
Angie Macri, Instructor of English, published two poems, "Moriah" and "Nightshade, Owls," in Tar River Poetry. Tar River Poetry is published by the Department of English at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.
Cindy Nesmith, administrative secretary for the Division of Fine Arts and Humanities, was elected vice president of the Board of Directors for the Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges. Nesmith was elected by her peers during the association's annual fall conference in Hot Springs on Oct. 18-20. She has served on the board for the past five years. In her duties, she will help plan and organize the annual conference.
Yvonne Dougherty, director of the Saline County Adult Education Center, has successfully completed an intensive two-year training program and is now a Certified Manager in Program Improvement (CMPI). The certification is the first of its kind in the adult education and literacy field.
Angie Macri, Instructor of English, published a poem "Tract" in the online literary journal The Dirty Napkin. This journal is available via the following link: http://thedirtynapkin.com/
Joyce Taylor, executive director of the Pulaski Technical College Foundation, has been named Outstanding Fundraising Executive of the Year by the Arkansas Association of Fundraising Professionals. She will be honored Nov. 18 at the association's National Philanthropy Day awards luncheon in Little Rock.
Angie Macri, Instructor of English, published a poem "Breech" in Southern Poetry Review, a publication of the Department of Languages, Literature and Philosophy at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Ga.
Dr. Dan F. Bakke, college president, has been selected to represent Arkansas' two-year colleges on the Arkansas Safe Campus Task Force.
Carol Langston, vice president for college advancement, was honored by the Arkansas Business and Education Alliance as a Friend of Education.
Todd Gold, director of the Pulaski Technical College Arkansas Culinary School, has been listed in 40 Under 40 young business professionals in Arkansas Business. In addition to his work with the college, Todd is president of Tappan and Gold LLC and co-owner of the Purple Cow restaurants in Little Rock and soon in Hot Springs.
Leslie Cloer, human resources generalist, recently earned certification as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR). The certification, awarded by the Human Resources Certification Institute, signifies that she possesses the theoretical knowledge and strong background of professional human resource management experience necessary to pass a rigorous examination demonstrating a mastery of the body of knowledge in the field.May 2009
Angie Macri, Instructor of English, published three poems "Stars of Eridanus," "The Wreck Off the Mediterranean Coast," and "Rhyta" in River Oak Review. River Oak Review is published at Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Illinois.
Angie Macri, Instructor of English, published the poem "First the Bats, Then the Stars" in New Orleans Review. New Orleans Review is published by Loyola University New Orleans and was founded by Miller Williams in 1968.
Mayor Pat Hays of North Little Rock has appointed Lennon Parker, Pulaski Technical College Web communication specialist, to the North Little Rock History Commission. The commission is responsible for collecting, keeping and caring for materials bearing on the history of the city from the earliest times and maintaining those materials in the archives of the city of North Little Rock; copying and editing official city records and other historical materials; and encouraging historic work and scholarly research on the history of the city. Parker, is the youngest member in the commission's history to serve.
Angie Macri, an English instructor, published the poems "Coyote" and "Black Bear" in the Spring 2009 issue of Arts & Letters: Journal of Contemporary Culture, published at Georgia College & State University.
Jimmy Davis, the program director for PTC's Respiratory Therapy Program, was named Arkansas Society for Respiratory Care Educator of the Year during the society's annual seminar Sept. 24 at the Austin Hotel in Hot Springs. The ASRC also awarded two $1000 scholarships, both of which were awarded to two of Jimmy's students. The student recipients were Tiffany Anderson and Sonja Chudy.
Angie Macri, Instructor of English, published the poem "Right Kind of Nights" in the first online issue of Gulf Stream Magazine (http://w3.fiu.edu/gulfstream/online.html). Gulf Stream Magazine is produced by the Creative Writing Program at Florida International University in Miami. In addition, Macri's poem "The Blood that I Inherit" was published in the Fall 2008 volume of Connecticut Review. Connecticut Review is published by the Connecticut State University System and her poem "Song for This Time" was published in Volume 8 of 42opus (http://42opus.com/v8n4/song-for-this-time).
Jason Poole, Enrollment Coordinator was notified by the SACRAO Journal editorial board that an article he wrote entitled "Customer Service: A Philosophy That Matters" has been selected for inclusion in this year's edition of the SACRAO Journal which will be published in February. The SACRAO Journal is the annual publication of the Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers.
Maribeth Anders, visual arts instructor, is a finalist in the Bernice Gardens Sculpture Project. As many as five projects will be selected in February to be included in the garden located at the Main and Daisy Bates Drive in Little Rock for a year. For the competition, Anders submitted a proposal and model of her sculpture that was part of her thesis exhibition. Once completed the wooden sculpture will be about 15 feet tall and 9 feet wide. Anders also has been named to the board of directors for the Argenta Third Friday ArtWalk.
As of Jan. 1, Dr. Dan F. Bakke is the 2009 Chairman of the Board for the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Bakke replaces PTC board trustee Ronald Dedman, who was the 2008 chairman.