OZARKA COLLEGE NEWS



President And Provost Lists Announced
Ozarka College recently announced that 62 students have been named to the President's List and 50 students have been named to the Provost's List for the spring 2018 semester. To be eligible for the President's List, a student must be enrolled in at least 12 college credit hours, excluding developmental courses, not be on any type of probation, and must have a minimum grade point average of 4.0. To be eligible for the Provost's List, students must meet the same requirements as the President's List; however, their minimum grade point average requirement is a 3.5 or higher. The Ozarka College President's List by city of residence is as follows: From Alton, MO: Shay L. Cross Ash Flat, AR: Ashton E. Gibson, Bobbie J. Johnson, Kelly R. Mccord, Brooklyn F. Moffitt, Rani K. Rush Batesville: Alexander G. Headley, Eduardo Sotelo, Sheri J. Younger Calico Rock: Amber N. Rush Cherokee Village: Abigail B. Brindley, Victoria M. Bush, Rebecca L. Huscher, Sarah A. Randall, Simeon J. Sapp, Victoria B. Wade, Tamara M. Wilson Drasco: Brittney N. Templin Edgemont: Trisha K. Carlton, Alisha A. Galloway Franklin: Kennedy E. Wallis Gatewood, MO: Maggie L. Smith Guion: Megan B. Moxley Hardy: Tessee A. Herring, Rebekah A. Perez Horseshoe Bend: Ashlynn R. Bratcher, Christian M. Lewis, Samantha A. Manning Leslie: Shelley M. Lemky Mammoth Spring: Alexis M. Jewell Melbourne: Whitney L. Cochran, Michael H. Cohoon, Natalie P. Cooper, Brandy A. Wall Moody, MO: Leinaala L. West Mount Pleasant: Staci L. Campbell Mountain Home: Jackson A. Braun, Savannah C. Harber, Mckenzie A. Walker Mountain View: Justin E. Bowen, Molly N. Cooper, Madison Dennis, Mary J. Guidroz, Chantel R. Jelks-Pitcock, Ashley H. Simons, Katie R. Wilson Oxford: Janice E. Crider Sage: Sebrina E. Weaver Salem: Haley D. Mullaney, Carolyn J. Wallace, Shelbey M. Whittle Sidney: Wendell A. Edwards, Ashli N. Martin, Richard O. Smith Thayer, MO: Paga Elizabeth L. Belongy, Crystal G. Gray, Elizabeth L. Wyatt, Journey A. Young Timbo: Samaya S. Strutton Viola: Billy J. Hendrix Weiner: Alexandra L. Ochoa Williford: Chelsea D. Blalock The Ozarka College Provost's List by city of residence is as follows: Alton, MO: Emily N. Burleson, Benjamin R. Hollis Ash Flat: Tyler S. Brewer, Andrea M. Hamrick, Matthew J. Mattox, Stacey A. Stephens Brockwell: Tina M. Lawrence Cherokee Village: Hannah N. Brindley, Dylan S. Burch, Kristin N. Kissee, James C. Rhodes, Jamie K. Spetnagel Evening Shade: Jason C. Smith Fairfield Bay: Jack C. Hinds Greenbrier: Paige A. Van Dyke Hardy: Blake C. Parker, Lane N. Rogers, Dalton J. Withers Horseshoe Bend: Landrei P. Hankins Lynn: Jody B. Hoggard Mammoth Spring: Bailey D. Collins Melbourne: Shelbie L. Byram, Amber K. Cowan, Joel T. Huddleson, Brianna Masson, Kerby D. Smith, Jessica M. Wortham Mountain View: Payton D. Barnett, Tia M. Callahan, Kyra M. Criswell, Daniel E. Dixon, Morgan M. Ferguson, Samantha N. Hollingshed, Jonathan C. Horn, Emily N. House, Chelsea S. Lang, Samantha N. Matteson, Mark H. May, Seth D. Mcdowell, Brandon A. Muse, Rosha M. O'Neal, Catherine J. Reaper, Lauren R. Smith Newark: LaToshia C. Carroll Salem: Alina J. Cawvey, Hannah N. Worsham Timbo: Heath T. Mealer, Alexis M. Vines Viola: Kaitlyn A. Blevins, Brianna D. Mcgehee For additional information on these accomplishments or about Ozarka College, please call 870.368.2024.


IST Student Achievements
Ozarka College's spring 2018 A+ Essentials and Networking Essentials classes concluded the semester on a high note. Every student that took the final exam met or exceeded the score required to earn the Network Pro and PC Pro certifications!  This opportunity is available for Ozarka students working to obtain a Technical Certificate in Information Science Technology (IST).The TestOut Network Pro exam tests over many objectives relating to networking; cables and connectors, networking devices, Ethernet, IP configuration, wireless networking, network management, and network security. Nicholas Britton, Surachet Masters, and Dalton Withers successfully passed this exam.The TestOut PC Pro exam asks students to install, repair, configure, secure, and manage computer hardware, operating systems, and software in home or corporate environments.   Nicholas Britton, Xavier Fischer, Surachet Masters, Joseph Robinson, and Allen Wallis all earned this professional certification."All Ozarka IST classes include a strong hands-on focus, " said Ken Barton, Ozarka College IST program director. "We believe that learning computers and networking require a practical approach. Not only will you learn the concepts, you will do the actual work in a lab environment. "For more information, please contact Ken Barton at 870.994.7273 or email: ken.barton@ozarka.edu. Ozarka's current IST degree program will soon be expanding to offer additional courses and a transferrable Associate of Science degree.  


Shell To Serve As Career Development Specialist
Ozarka College is pleased to announce Kelly Shell as the new career development specialist for the Perkins program in student services. Prior to this position, Shell served as an administrative specialist in the aviation department and previously worked in the Paul Weaver Library."Having worked in Aviation over the past two years, Kelly has shown a real aptitude for student support and built rapport working with faculty and staff, " said Dr. Josh Wilson, Ozarka College vice president of student services. "I have no doubt Kelly will be a great addition to the Perkins team. ""I'm excited to be joining the career services team and starting this new endeavor, " commented Kelly Shell. "I'm looking forward to working with the students as they develop their plans to further their education and their futures within technical jobs. "Shell, who has an Associate of Arts degree from Ozarka, will begin her new position effective July 1, 2018. For more information about Ozarka College or to become a student, please call 870-368-2024 or email: admissions@ozarka.edu.


Automotive Service Technology Student Achievements
Ozarka College is pleased to announce the achievements of three Automotive Service Technology (AST) graduates. Brandon Bates, Jonathan Medina and Eduardo Sotelo each passed all areas of the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) exam.Upon successfully completing their first year in Ozarka's automotive program, the students received a technical certificate. At the end of their second year, they earned an associate's degree and qualified to take the NATEF exam. This is an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) exam for student level training, which tests students on several different areas that they will be expected to excel in once working in the field."I am proud of all three students, " said AST program director and faculty, Chris Layne. "They performed well in the program and will make great technicians! " For more information about the automotive service technology program at Ozarka College, please call Admissions at 870.368.2024 or email: admissions@ozarka.edu.  


Tour D'Art 2018 Recap
The 7th annual Tour D'Art was hosted by the Friends of the Paul Weaver Library on April 19, 2018. The event took place at Ozarka College in Melbourne, Arkansas and saw some 300 visitors throughout the day-long event. Tour D'Art featured artwork from area public schools, as well as works from Ozarka College students, faculty, staff and community members. This year's event also featured performing arts that were much enjoyed by those in attendance! Art exhibits were displayed in the John E. Miller Education Complex and included paintings, woodcrafts, sculptures, hand-made jewelry, quilts, drawings, photography, mosaic art, and more. Calico Rock High School and Head Start, Melbourne High School and Bearkatz Academy, Cave City Middle School, and Highland High School each had participating artists in this year's event. Ozarka College has many faculty members who are multi-talented; some of them volunteered to share these talents with the community. Leslie Love (Biology) provided painting demonstrations and Amy Keywood (Culinary) shared culinary art demonstrations. Tena Rosse (English) performed poetry readings, Jed O'Brien (Math) and David Mitchell (Science) both shared their musical talents in the Miller Auditorium. Performing with Mr. Mitchell was his daughter, Echo. Community member and Ozarka College student, Debbie Gray, showed the art of floral design through her demonstrations. Attendees were also honored to watch drama and poetry from members of the Network Theatre in Hardy, Arkansas, poetry readings from Ozarka student Megan Moxley, and additional music provided by Ozarka students Christian Lewis and Emily Burleson. The evening concluded with a performance by American Idol contestant Lauren Gray, featuring her father Mike Gray on guitar. Tour D'Art is free to attend and is sponsored by the Friends of the Paul Weaver Library, a group of community volunteers who support the Paul Weaver Library and its mission. If you would like more information about joining the Friends or next year's Tour D'Art, please contact Dan Lindsey, Ozarka College library director, at 870-368-2055 or email: dlindsey@ozarka.edu.


Scheel Completes Solo Flight
 Justin Scheel of Highland, Arkansas completed his first solo flight at the Melbourne Municipal Airport on April 6, 2018. Justin makes the seventeenth Ozarka College student to complete the solo flight. His career goals are to earn an Associate of Science degree in Aviation - Professional Pilot and obtain a commercial license to fly for a major company."I have always been intrigued by the concept of flight, so I decided to pursue it to see how much I would enjoy it, " said Scheel. Now that he has practiced flying, Scheel confirms that aviation is one of the most exciting things he has ever done. John Catlett, Chief Flight Instructor and Director of Ozarka College Aviation, said, "Justin is very determined to finish his flight training in record time. "Prior to taking a solo flight, students are required to receive and log flight training for maneuvers and procedures ranging from proper flight preparation procedures to emergency procedures and equipment malfunctions. Additionally, they have to pass an aeronautical knowledge test. Upon completing solo flights, students begin flying to larger airports with an instructor. Just prior to certification, students will fly solo to the Little Rock Airport or a compatible facility.For more information about flight training or the aviation program, please visit fly.ozarka.edu or call John Catlett, Ozarka College aviation director and chief flight Instructor, at 870.368.7926.


Military Appreciation Month
Ozarka College, a Military Friendly and Military Spouse Friendly school, would like to salute those who are currently serving in the military as well as those who have served in the past. The College educates many Veterans and their families and has several employees who represent different branches of the Military. In 1999, Congress designated May as National Military Appreciation Month to ensure the nation was given the chance to publicly show their appreciation for their troops. According to military.com, "Not only do we pause on Memorial Day to remember the sacrifice and service of those who gave all, but the month also holds several other military anniversaries and events, including Military Spouse Appreciation Day and Armed Forces Day. " Ozarka graduates who are a Veteran of the US Armed Forces will be recognized in the commencement program and they will be adorned with a special honor cord before graduating. Commencement will take place on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. with Governor Asa Hutchinson as the guest speaker. For more information about Ozarka College, please visit the campus location nearest you in Melbourne, Ash Flat, Mammoth Spring or Mountain View or call 870-368-2024. Ozarka College accepts the GI Bill and has many other financial aid opportunities available.


Hay Completes Solo Flight
Rocky Hay of Franklin, Arkansas completed his first solo flight at the Melbourne Municipal Airport on April 6, 2018. Rocky makes the sixteenth Ozarka College student to complete the solo flight. His career goals are to earn an Associate of Science degree in Aviation - Professional Pilot and become a corporate pilot, flying private business aircraft."Airplanes have fascinated me my whole life and I have dreamed of becoming a pilot since I as a kid, " said Hay. When asked about his solo flight, Hay said, "It was one of the most exciting moments of my life. " Tim Ambrose, Flight Instructor at Ozarka College, said, "Rocky did well on his solo flight; his passion for aviation will take him far! "Prior to taking a solo flight, students are required to receive and log flight training for maneuvers and procedures ranging from proper flight preparation procedures to emergency procedures and equipment malfunctions. Additionally, they have to pass an aeronautical knowledge test. Upon completing solo flights, students begin flying to larger airports with an instructor. Just prior to certification, students will fly solo to the Little Rock Airport or a compatible facility.For more information about flight training or the aviation program, please visit fly.ozarka.edu or call John Catlett, Ozarka College aviation director and chief flight Instructor, at 870.368.7926.


Miniature Therapy Horse Visits Mammoth Spring LPN Students
The Ozarka licensed practical nursing students at Mammoth Spring were happy to host Baybe, a miniature therapy horse, on April 25, 2018.  Baybe belongs to Jenny Kiest of Mini Blessings Farms in Thomasville, MO."Who knew that autistic children would connect with Baybe so easily, or that our veterans with PTSD were blessed with therapy horses donated by Jenny that make their lives easier? " asked Cheryl Denbow, Ozarka College LPN Instructor. "Shy children are happy to read to Baybe when they won't read in front of others and geriatric patients love and  respond to Baybe (and other animals Jenny provides as well) whether they are walking with her as support, grooming her or sneaking her treats. "These are just a few of the things that the rescue horses Jenny takes in and trains for therapy are able to do, and the students enjoyed learning about this form of therapy.  Jenny travels to the VA facilities in Missouri, Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock, Tennessee Children's Hospital, nursing homes in Willow Springs, Thayer, Springfield and West Plains.  She also visits preschools and schools on a regular basis.


Computer Basics Class To Be Offered In Ash Flat
Ozarka College in Ash Flat, Arkansas will host a computer basics course through their Continuing Education program on May 31, 2018. The course will meet from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and be taught by Ozarka College's Information Science Technology (IST) Program Coordinator/Faculty, Ken Barton.Barton has a wealth of knowledge and the ability to teach learners regardless of their experience with computers. Concepts covered in this course will include basic computer usage, file and storage management, email basics, sending attachments, and uploading images on Facebook.The cost of the class is $10 and space is limited, so pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, please call Fay Mitchell at 870-368-2005. If you are interested in earning a degree in Information Science Technology, please contact Mr. Barton at 870-994-7273 or email: ken.barton@ozarka.edu.


"get Ready For Summer " Fitness Campaign
Ozarka College was awarded The Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas grant earlier this year, which helps fund a Community Obesity Prevention Fitness and Nutrition Program. The funds awarded are used to provide resources for cardio health and nutrition programs to community members and Ozarka employees.With these funds, Ozarka has already purchased a variety of new cardio equipment for the Paul Miller Fitness Center (located at Ozarka College in Melbourne) and the College has partnered with the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service to provide nutrition and health programs in Fulton, Izard, Sharp and Stone counties. The primary goal has been helping participants gain new attitudes and learn new information and skills to live a life focused on health.  "We have experienced tremendous growth in fitness center membership since adding the new cardio equipment, " commented  Dr. Deltha Sharp, writer of this grant and associate vice president of planning and institutional research. "We hope that community members will continue taking advantage of our facilities to improve their health. "The second campaign for the grant, "Get Ready for Summer, " will begin on May 1, 2018. The College is offering incentives for community members to join the fitness center, including a prize drawing! For help with your summer fitness goals, please contact Stacy Gore, Fitness Center Director, at 870.368.2090 or email: stacy.gore@ozarka.edu.  


Steed Elected To Serve On Arcupa-Hr Board
 Ozarka College is pleased to announce that Human Resources Director, DeeDe Steed, has been elected to serve on the Arkansas Chapter of the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (ARCUPA-HR) board.Steed was elected to serve while attending the 2018 Annual ARCUPA-HR conference, which took place April 11 through April 13, 2018 at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute in Morrilton, Arkansas. ARCUPA-HR is an official chapter of the National CUPA-HR organization and represents public and private colleges and universities in Arkansas. ARCUPA-HR was established in 1989 and has grown into an active organization that provides professional development and networking opportunities to its members, business partners and associates.  Steed has been employed at Ozarka College since 2010 and was recently awarded with employee of the quarter.  


Registration For Summer And Fall Is Open
Registration is in full swing at Ozarka College for current and new Ozarka College students. Now is the time to seek advising and register for summer and fall 2018 classes.The Summer I term will begin on May 29 and conclude on June 28. Classes in the Summer II term meet from July 5 to August 2. The first day of fall classes will be on August 13. By meeting early with an Advisor, students are often able to secure the classes that best fit their schedule, as well as learn of prerequisites that they may want to complete during the summer.Both summer and fall courses are available at each of our four campus locations in Melbourne, Ash Flat, Mammoth Spring, and Mountain View, as well as online. Students who have not previously attended Ozarka College are encouraged to contact the Admissions and Financial Aid Departments to begin their life-changing experiences today!For assistance with admissions or registration, please call 870.368.2024 or visit the Ozarka College location nearest you. For questions about obtaining financial aid, please call 870.368.2009 or email: finaid@ozarka.edu.  


Lindsey To Serve As Library Director
Ozarka College is pleased to announce Dan Lindsey of Calico Rock, Arkansas as the new library director. Lindsey began working at Ozarka College in 1994 and served with Mary Ellen Hawkins in the Paul Weaver Library for approximately 24 years as the multi media specialist. Lindsey has been serving as the interim library director since Mary Ellen retired. "Dan has been a vital member of the Ozarka College family for many years, " said Dr. Keith McClanahan, Ozarka College provost and executive vice president of learning. "He is student-centered and willing to help and support faculty from all campuses in their library needs and the needs of our students. I expect that Dan will bring new ideas and plans to help us create innovative library processes that will support our faculty, students and the community in the digital age. " Lindsey holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Lyon College and a Master of Library Media/Information Technology degree from the University of Central Arkansas. "I've always had a love for research and learning new things, and it's a thrill for me to help students and others find the information they're looking for, whether it's an article for a paper or just a good book to read, " said Lindsey. "I am honored to be given this opportunity to serve the Ozarka College community. " In his personal life, Lindsey loves being with his family and also enjoys doing home-improvement and carpentry projects, as well as tinkering in his garage and listening to music.


Governor Hutchinson To Address Graduates
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson will address Ozarka College graduates during the 2018 Commencement Ceremony. Governor Hutchinson was sworn in as the 46th Governor of Arkansas in January 2015, and immediately set in motion his plan to bring more jobs and economic growth to his native state.Governor Hutchinson kept a major campaign promise by working to pass the biggest income tax rate cut in state history. His initiative to require computer-coding classes in every public high school makes Arkansas a national leader and signals to businesses everywhere that our students will be prepared for the 21st century economy."There is a great deal of excitement at Ozarka and in our community about the Governor serving as our 2018 Commencement Speaker, " said Ozarka College President, Dr. Richard Dawe. "We feel honored that he made time in his busy schedule for Ozarka College students! "Governor Hutchinson is a graduate of the University of Arkansas law school, has been married to his wife Susan for 44  years, and they have four children and six  grandchildren.Commencement will take place on Thursday, May 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the John E. Miller Education Complex in Melbourne, Arkansas. Approximately 400 students are expected to receive credentials from 32 Ozarka College degree programs.   The administration, faculty, and staff are proud of the hard work demonstrated by these graduates and invite family, friends, and interested community members to attend the 2018 commencement ceremony.  


Free GED Classes Offered In Izard County
Work towards obtaining your GED by taking free classes through Ozarka College in Melbourne, Mammoth Spring, Mountain View, and Salem. Ozarka College's Adult Education program is ADA accessible, EEOC compliant, and disability accommodations are available upon request. Classes in Izard County meet at Ozarka College in Melbourne, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and on Monday evenings from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Instruction is available in math, writing skills, reading comprehension, and refresher skills for college prep, military or employability. An instructor is available for one-on-one assistance and registration is ongoing. For additional information on Ozarka College's free GED classes, please call Ozarka College Adult Education at 870.368.2051.


Drug And Alcohol Prevention Events Scheduled For Students
As part of Ozarka College's Drug and Alcohol prevention program, there will be a Drug and Alcohol prevention event for Ozarka Students, Faculty, and Staff!Participants of this FREE event who complete a brief activity wearing vision impairment goggles and then complete a short survey will receive a t-shirt and lunch (while supplies last). In addition, there will be drug/alcohol prevention bingo for prizes along with other games and activities.Ash Flat, Mountain View, and Melbourne activities will take place on Wednesday, April 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Mammoth Spring will host their event on Thursday, April 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.We hope to see you there!Student Services


Carpenter To Serve As Director Of Ozarka College - Mtn. View
Ozarka College is pleased to announce Megan Carpenter as the new director of Ozarka College - Mountain View. Carpenter most recently served Ozarka College as director of career services and has worked in higher education since 2007."Megan's previous experience includes serving as Assistant Dean of Student Services at Lincoln Trail  College and as an Admissions Counselor at Lyon College, " said Jason Lawrence, Ozarka College vice president of administration. "I know that Megan will work hard to serve the students, faculty, staff, and the Mountain View community. "Carpenter holds a Masters of Liberal Studies with a concentration in English from Fort HaysState University. She also has a Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design and Merchandising from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. When asked about her new role at Ozarka, Megan stated, "I am excited to take on this new adventure.  I look forward to making new community contacts and utilizing my past work experience to help the Mountain View Campus and Ozarka College grow as a whole. "  In her personal life, Carpenter enjoys staying active, running, is an avid reader, loves movies, crocheting, and tiresomely learning to play golf.


Matteson Completes Solo Flight
Samantha Matteson of Mountain View, Arkansas completed her first solo flight at the Melbourne Municipal Airport on February 8, 2018. Samantha makes the fifteenth Ozarka College student to complete the solo flight. Her career goals are to earn an Associate of Science degree in Aviation - Professional Pilot and fly for FedEx.Samantha has always loved the idea of flight and said there is only one word to describe what it's like flying solo and that is, "Awesome! " Her flight instructor, Tim Ambrose said, "Sam has been working diligently to get to this point! She's doing well in her training. "Prior to taking a solo flight, students are required to receive and log flight training for maneuvers and procedures ranging from proper flight preparation procedures to emergency procedures and equipment malfunctions. Additionally, they have to pass an aeronautical knowledge test. Upon completing solo flights, students begin flying to larger airports with an instructor. Just prior to certification, students will fly solo to the Branson Airport.For more information about flight training or the aviation program, please visit fly.ozarka.edu or call John Catlett, Ozarka College aviation director and chief flight Instructor, at 870.368.7926.


Free GED Classes Offered In Stone County
Work towards obtaining your GED by taking free classes through Ozarka College in Melbourne, Mammoth Spring, Mountain View, and Salem. Ozarka College's Adult Education program is ADA accessible, EEOC compliant, and disability accommodations are available upon request. Classes in Stone County meet at Ozarka College in Mountain View, Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and on Tuesday evenings from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Instruction is available in math, writing skills, reading comprehension, and refresher skills for college prep, military or employability. An instructor is available for one-on-one assistance and registration is ongoing. For additional information on Ozarka College's free GED classes, please call Ozarka College Adult Education at 870.368.2051.


Phipps To Serve As Director At Ozarka College - Ash Flat
Ozarka College is pleased to announce Angela Phipps as the new campus director at Ozarka College - Ash Flat. Phipps began her career at Ozarka as an administrative assistant to the director of aviation, then was promoted to associate director of advancement.Jason Lawrence, Ozarka College Vice President of Administration, commented, "Angela's previous managerial experience, as well as her most recent experience at Ozarka in both academics and advancement have prepared her to excel in this new assignment. "    "I have a passion for Ozarka College students and believe in our mission to  provide  life-changing experience through  education, " said Phipps. "I am excited to be a part of Sharp and Fulton County  and  look forward to serving these communities. "  Phipps has a BFA in Painting from Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA. In her spare time, she makes rustic cutting boards and serving trays from different native woods and enjoys doing oil and watercolor paintings. She and husband, Mike, also love to garden.  


2018 Military Spouse Friendly School Designation
Earlier this year, Victory Media once again declared Ozarka College as "Military Friendly. " They have now announced the 2018 Military Spouse Friendly Schools and Ozarka earned that honor as well. This award recognizes higher education institutions that actively recruit and support spouses of active duty service members, while acknowledging and supporting military spouse students through the unique challenges of military life.According to victorymedia.com, the latest Military Friendly ® Schools survey included questions that not only evaluated whether a school's admissions, retention, career counseling and mentoring programs are better for veterans, but also whether they address concerns of military spouses and families. Some examples were in regards to flexible learning options and degree continuation to accommodate deployments and relocation.Ozarka College is proud to receive this additional designation and will continue to be committed to your success! Registration for the summer and fall semesters will open on April 9, 2018. For more information, please contact admissions at 870.368.2024 or email: admissions@ozarka.edu. Prospective students are also encouraged to visit any of Ozarka's four campus locations in Melbourne, Ash Flat, Mammoth Spring or Mountain View.


Centennial Bank, Presenting Sponsor For Upcoming Foundation Gala
Centennial Bank will be the presenting sponsor at the 2018 Ozarka College Foundation Spring Gala. The Gala will take place on Thursday, April 5, at 6:00 PM in the Student Services Center at Ozarka College in Melbourne, Arkansas.The Ozarka College Foundation will host this annual event which includes dinner and a live auction. All proceeds support the Foundation in its effort to provide resources necessary for many students to have life-changing experiences through education at Ozarka College.For information, please call the Ozarka College Advancement Office at 870.368.2059 or email: sdavidson@ozarka.edu.  Pictured above are representatives from Centennial Bank (L-R): Jazmine Orosz, Amber Griffin, Trisha Bushey, Suzzonne Norris, Ethan Barnes, Skylar Johnson, and Nathan Criss.


Free GED Classes In Fulton County
Ozarka College in Mammoth Spring offers free GED classes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Evening GED classes are available at Salem High School on Mondays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Instruction is available in math, writing skills, reading comprehension and refresher skills for college prep, military or employability. An instructor is available at both locations for one-on-one assistance.Ozarka College's adult education program is ADA accessible and EEOC compliant. Disability accommodations are available upon request. Registration is ongoing. For additional information about free GED classes, please call Ozarka College's Adult Education Department at 870.368.2051.  


Ozarka Aviation To Host Melbourne Fly-In
Ozarka College will host the Melbourne Fly-In on March 24, 2018. This free event will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the Melbourne Airport (42A). Bring the family to enjoy a day of fun with food and airplanes! A pancake breakfast will begin at 8:00 a.m. and grilled burgers and hotdogs will be available around 12:30 p.m. A suggested donation of $7 per person is much appreciated; all proceeds will help support the Ozarka College Aviation Alumni Club. Pilots from all over will be flying in to participate in a preventative maintenance seminar that begins at 10:15 a.m. Then there'll be a bag-o tournament, landing competition, bake sale and pie auction, and a flour toss.Explore vintage airplanes, meet with pilots, learn more about the Ozarka College Aviation program, and much more. Thirty-minute discovery flights will be available for $75; up to three persons may fly together (weight restrictions apply). For more information, please contact John, Tim, or Kelly with the Ozarka College Aviation program at 870.368.7926.