Baker Parks Named Employee of the Year by Walton College

Kathryn Baker Parks receives a certificate of appreciation from Dean Matt Waller
David Speer

Kathryn Baker Parks receives a certificate of appreciation from Dean Matt Waller

Kathryn Baker Parks, director of Data and Academic Systems, has been named Employee of the Fourth Quarter and Employee of the Year by the Sam M. Walton College of Business.

Anyone in the college may nominate colleagues for the award, which is given to employees who show superior customer service that enhances the image of the college above and beyond the scope of that employee's job description.

This quarter's nominees were Baker Parks, Diana Blake of the Accounting Center, Tracy Cookson of the Department of Information Systems, Darby Gieringer of Global Engagement, Jeff Hood of Undergraduate Programs, David Siegel of the Technology Center and Srujana Takkallapally of Strategic Information and Effectiveness.

The winner of the award receives a certificate of appreciation and a cash prize. Winners are chosen by Walton College Dean Matt Waller, the associate deans, assistant deans and the Walton College Staff Council.

Contacts

Lori McLemore, marketing and communications officer
Sam M. Walton College of Business
479-575-5021, mclemore@uark.edu


Headlines

Ahrendsen Wins Bumpers College's Outstanding International Education Award

Bruce Ahrendsen, a professor of agricultural economics and agribusiness, has been named winner of the Outstanding International Education Award for 2017 in Bumpers College.

English Faculty Edit and Contribute to New Book Analyzing Television and the U.S. South

Small-Screen Souths: Region, Identity, and the Cultural Politics of Television will be released in November by the Louisiana State University Press.

True Lit Festival Kicks Off with Poet Kaveh Akbar

Award-winning Iranian American poet Kaveh Akbar kicks off this year's True Lit Fayetteville Literary Festival at 2 p.m. this Sunday, Oct. 22, in the Fayetteville Public Library.

Researcher Studies Pollinator Plots for Warm Season Grass Lawns

Michelle Wisdom, a graduate student in horticulture, is researching ways to incorporate bulbs and other flowers into lawns and other turfgrass to provide habitat for pollinating insects.

Semifinalists for Exercise Science Regional Research Awards to Give Presentations Today

Ricky Perry, Samantha Mohler and Sarah Ramey will give presentations on their research from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, in Room 311 of the HPER Building.

Newswire Daily