Office of General Counsel's Matt McCoy Receives First Chair Award for Top In-House Counsel
Matt McCoy, associate general counsel for the university, was awarded the prestigious 2017 First Chair Award for excellence in legal counsel. He was recognized in the category of "Top Assistant General Counsel."
The award honors the nation's top in-house counsel for their accomplishments in the past year. First Chair honorees are selected by a committee of attorneys from top law firms around the country who have been recognized as leaders in their area of practice. McCoy has more than 16 years of experience representing public institutions and is a graduate of both the Sam M. Walton College of Business and the University of Arkansas School of Law. He will be honored at the First Chair Awards Conference & Gala in Chicago on Aug. 30.
Clayton Hamilton, senior associate athletic director, finance and administration
Kevin Trainor, associate athletic director, public relations
Bruce Ahrendsen, a professor of agricultural economics and agribusiness, has been named winner of the Outstanding International Education Award for 2017 in Bumpers College.
Small-Screen Souths: Region, Identity, and the Cultural Politics of Television will be released in November by the Louisiana State University Press.
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.
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.
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.