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Jason McDonald Jason Adam McDonald (born March 20, 1972 in Modesto, California), was a former professional baseball player who played in the Major Leagues primarily as an outfielder from 1997-2000. He attended Sacramento City College.  has been promoted to general line sales territory manager for the Fort Smith area of J.A. Riggs Tractor Co. Rohn Hanson was named Lexion combine specialist and Vince Sutton was named paving product specialist. Mike Miller has been promoted to northwest territory Northwest Territory, first possession of the United States, comprising the region known as the Old Northwest, S and W of the Great Lakes, NW of the Ohio River, and E of the Mississippi River, including the present states of Ohio, Ind., Ill., Mich., Wis.  hydraulic sales specialist and Steve McQueen was promoted to hydraulic systems manufacturing manager by Riggs hydraulic center.

EDUCATION

Charles D. Morgan and Jerry L. Maulden were honored by The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Established as Little Rock Junior College by the Little Rock School District in 1927, it became a private four-year institution, called Little Rock University, in 1957. It returned to public status in 1969 when it was merged into the University of Arkansas System under its present name.  College of Business Administration Honors and Awards Banquet. Professor Ralph Shull won an award for teaching excellence and John Hall was honored for research excellence. More than $75,000 in scholarships was also awarded at the banquet.

Adrienne Jung of Van Buren has been named the first Boyer Fellow at the University of Arkansas The University of Arkansas strives to be known as a "nationally competitive, student-centered research university serving Arkansas and the world." The school recently completed its "Campaign for the 21st Century," in which the university raised more than $1 billion for the school, used  Sam M. Walton College of Business Administration. The Boyer fellowship encourages outstanding Arkansas students to pursue a college education at the Walton College of Business Administration.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Austin Brightop has joined Regions Bank of Little Rock as part of the private banking staff. He specializes in commercial lending. Brightop will be responsible for providing specialized assistance and service to clients within the private banking area.

Terry J. Masching has joined the Little Rock office of A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc. as vice president of investments. He was formerly state manager for Variable Annuity Variable Annuity

An insurance contract in which, at the end of the accumulation stage, the insurance company guarantees a minimum payment. The remaining income payments can vary depending on the performance of the managed portfolio.
 Life Insurance Co. for 16 years.

Keith Myers has been named managing director of direct banking strategies for Alltel Corp.'s financial services organization. Myers brings 28 years of banking experience to the company.

David M. Harrison has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer Chief Operating Officer (COO)

The officer of a firm responsible for day-to-day management, usually the president or an executive vice-president.
 for Elk Horn Bank at Arkadelphia. He will be responsible for operations, branch administration, retail sales opportunities, problem asset administration, legal issues resolution and human resources.

Dennis Gibson has been hired as senior vice president of service delivery of Arkansas Federal Credit Union in Jacksonville. He will oversee operations and service delivery for the credit union's seven branch offices. Patricia Fuquay has been named west Little Rock branch manager for the credit union. She brings a total of 27 years of financial industry experience to the credit union.

Nydia Ferry has been hired as central region employee relations coordinator for Superior Federal Bank. Ferry is responsible for all employee relations including recruiting.

FOOD

Bill Lovette has been named president of the Tyson Food Service Group. Lovette has been president of the company's international group since 1999.

GOVERNMENT

Doug Gaines has been promoted to administrator of the office of customer assistance for the Department of Information Systems. Gaines will over-see the agency's call center, network operations center See NOC.

Network Operations Center - (NOC) A location from which the operation of a network or internet is monitored. Additionally, this center usually serves as a clearinghouse for connectivity problems and efforts to resolve those problems.
, installation services and telephone support.

HEALTH CARE

David Greenwood of Little Rock has been named director of underwriting for Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Blue Shield A US not-for-profit health care insurer that is a reimbursement intermediary for physicians. Cf Blue Cross. . Greenwood will be responsible for managing Arkansas Blue Cross' group underwriting including the HIPPA Hip´pa

n. 1. (Zool.) A genus of marine decapod crustaceans, which burrow rapidly in the sand by pushing themselves backward; - called also bait bug ltname>. See Illust. under Anomura.
 and excess loss units.

Dr. Kelsy J. Caplinger of Little Rock received a Pride in the Profession award from the American Medical Association American Medical Association (AMA), professional physicians' organization (founded 1847). Its goals are to protect the interests of American physicians, advance public health, and support the growth of medical science. , in association with the Pfizer Medical Humanities Initiative. Caplinger was recognized for founding "MedCamps," a program that provides unique opportunities for medically disadvantaged and handicapped children.

MANUFACTURING

Roger H. Brear of Ashdown has been elected vice president of Ashdown operations of Georgia-Pacific Corp. He will be responsible for the company's communication papers manufacturing operations at several Georgia-Pacific locations across the country.

Debra Pate, senior public relations public relations, activities and policies used to create public interest in a person, idea, product, institution, or business establishment. By its nature, public relations is devoted to serving particular interests by presenting them to the public in the most  account executive, Matt Dishongh, public relations account executive, and Keri La Valle, public relations assistant, were recently hired by Stone & Ward for its expanding public relations department. Patrick LaGrone was hired as designer/art director and Klansee Juckett joined the agency as an associate art director and designer for the agency. Wanda Young and Rhonda Zahnen were both promoted to account managers.

NONPROFIT

Becky J. Kossover was named executive director of Arkansas Prostate Cancer prostate cancer, cancer originating in the prostate gland. Prostate cancer is the leading malignancy in men in the United States and is second only to lung cancer as a cause of cancer death in men.  Foundation. She previously worked for the Arkansas Division of Volunteerism.
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