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As we near our 25th anniversary in 2017, it is a time for reflection, but also a time for planning. SouthArk is proud of our many accomplishments, but these are best seen in our thousands of graduates and their numerous success stories. I meet and visit with people throughout our region every day who tell me about how SouthArk helped them achieve their academic dreams. They are now nurses, accountants, business owners, parole officers, dentists, veterinarians, physicists, principals. How proud we are of their achievements. Student success is our goal. SouthArk is making higher education more affordable and attainable by offering a head start to high-school students through concurrent enrollment and secondary career center coursework. We have seen enrollment growth from this group recently. Research has shown that students who have completed four or five college classes before they graduate from high school are more likely to go to college, be retained and complete degrees. The college has been busy over the past two years preparing for our Higher Learning Commission accreditation site visit. This has been a true team project filled with many

hours of research, review, reflection, writing and refinement. We’ve used the opportunity for the improvement of everything that we do as an institution. Our Advanced Manufacturing Training Center will be constructed in 2017 with the assistance of many partners. Government, industry and private shareholders have provided resources, both financial and in-kind, to assure that workforce training for our regional industries are readily available and state-of-the-art. The college is also utilizing grant funds for the second phase of renovation to the McWilliams House on the West Campus. Once all phases of this project are completed, this nationally-registered historic home will serve as a site for meetings, receptions and events. In addition, in an effort to be more efficient and safe in our operations, the college has been improving lighting and climate control. We want to thank you—all of our partners in this grand endeavor—for your ongoing support of SouthArk, our students and our employees. We look forward to even more time working together with you.


­South Arkansas Community College President 2016 Annual Report


An Innovation Mini-Grant was awarded to the SouthArk Culinary and Hospitality Institute in 2016 for the purchase of cutlery. The new non-credit program certifies students in food service and preparation.

2016 Annual Report


The 18th annual SouthArk Outdoor Expo this year raised more than $95,000 in sponsorships for foundation efforts, including scholarships and other ventures that support the college.

2016 Annual Report


The Charles A. Hays Advanced Manufacturing Training Center will have training space for advanced welding, process technology, industrial technology, and rail-car and tanker loading. Construction begins in 2017.

2016 Annual Report


You can be a part of making a difference in the lives of students through your generous giving. We recognize the cumulative gifts of our lifetime giving supporters. HERITAGE SOCIETY $300,000 + First Financial Bank William R. Howard PATHWAY SOCIETY $100,000 - $299,999 Anonymous Donor Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund Estate of Norris C. Taylor, Jr. El Dorado Chemical Company James Family Dr. Carolyn and Ralph Langston Murphy Oil Corporation Drs. Jennifer and Kermit Parks Lucy Anne Ring Trust Simmons First Bank Charlie and Camilla Thomas United Way of Union County VANGUARD SOCIETY $50,000 - $99,999 BancorpSouth Georgia-Pacific Corporation Great Lakes Solutions Murphy Foundation SHARE Foundation CORNERSTONE SOCIETY $25,000 - $49,999 Apex Redi-Mixed Concrete Company James and Charlotte Baine City of El Dorado Walter and Beth Compton Cooper Standard Automotive Corp for National and Community Service Betty Cowger Deltic Timber Corporation El Dorado Advertising and Promotion Commission Entergy - Union Power Station Entergy Arkansas Herb and Lanatter Fox Phil Herring Lion Oil Company Tom and Mary Ann Loftin/Loftin Const. Co. Medical Center of South Arkansas John and Sherry Milam/Milam Construction Murphy USA Nexans AmerCable William C. Jr. and Deborah Nolan Mrs. William C. “Theodosia” Nolan, Sr. TETRA Technologies, Inc. Union County Community Foundation Union County Department of Human Services Greg and Lucy Withrow PRESIDENT’S SOCIETY $10,000 - $24,999 John and Charlotte Abbott Edwin and Diane Alderson Alpha Xi Chapter, ESA Anonymous Foundation 9

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Anonymous Family Foundation John S. and Martha Beebe Claude A. and Glynn Calahan Adam Choate Clean Harbors Environmental Services Cleve Blagg Pickering Trust Walter and Susan Cowger El Dorado Civitan Club El Dorado Development Corporation El Dorado Jaycees Dr. Barbara and Rick Jones Dr. Steve and Clara Jones Dr. Kathleen Matlock Don D. Montgomery Jim and Judy Moore Wade and Susan Neely Ken Kelley/ProMed Ambulance Chesley and Bibba Pruet John G. Jr. and Dora J. Ragsdale Regions Bank Dr. Henry B. and Georgia Rogers Joyce Rutledge/Rutledge Properties Jo An Skinner Smackover State Bank Ruth M. Smith The Systems Group Jeff and Sara Teague/Teague Auto Group Shari Terry Willie and Brenda Terry Dr. Ben T. and Adell Whitfield Dr. David M. and Martha Yocum KEYSTONE SOCIETY $2,500 - $9,999 AT&T Alice-Sidney Oil Company Burton’s H&H Maintenance Butch Atkins/Atkins Electric Company John and Jennifer Baine Phillip Ballard Dr. Tom and Jeanne Baumgardner BCS, Inc. Dr. Ken and Lynn Bridges Jay and Andrea Brooks Dr. Lura and James Brown C P & P Construction Steve and Celeste Cameron Dr. Val Cantu Judge Robin Carroll Sam Chamberlain Steve and Janet Cousins Cross Roofing and Sheet Metal Claiborne and Elaine Deming John and Beverly Dews Vicki de Yampert Diploma Nurses of Arkansas Dwayne and Elizabeth Dugal DuPont John and Laurie Eckart El Dorado Fifty for the Future El Dorado Roofing and Construction Dr. Kristi Elia

ESCO Electrical Services, Inc. Evers, Cox and Gober P.L.L.C. Dessie Ford Frac-N-Vac Tanks, Inc. Georgia-Pacific Corporation Wayne and Connie Gibson Glenn Mechanical George and Anne Haefner John and Carolane Hays/Hays Rental Donna Hendricks Hepco, Inc./Lawrence Waschka Raymond and Patsy Higgins Ideal Management Co., Inc. Gwenda Island Dr. Ben and Sherrel Johnson Dr. Tim Kirk Langley Properties, LLC Scott Larkin Joffre and Pat Long/LBP, LLC Mac’s Tree Service Nick and Virginia Macchiarolo George and Sandra Maguire Alice Mahony Michael E. Mahony Martin Resource Management Corporation Louise Massey Vernie and Jane Meador Mobley Industrial Services Julia Mobley John Ed and Gordene Moore Dr. Robert M. and Diane Murfee Mussop, Inc. Terry and Angie Norman/Nortran, Inc. Paula O’Connor Panda Energy International, Inc. Pete and Renee Parks Maurice Peel Plum Creek Timber Company Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects Brian Price Cynthia A. Reyna Jack and Jane Reynolds Robert Reynolds/Shuler Drilling Dr. George Roberts Rotary Club of El Dorado Drs. Michael and Pam Schonefeld Dr. Steve and Michelle Smart South Arkansas Arts Center Ann Southall Southern Bancorp Southern Design & Mechanical Southwestern Bell Kyle Swift Jim and Julie Tidwell Trotter Auto El Dorado, LLC Union County Judge Mike Loftin United Insurance Agency, Inc. Kenny and Dinah Van Hook/Van Hook Tires Odie Vaughn Wal-Mart Dr. Steve and Judy Ward Lewis and Carol Whatley

Knox and Judie White Dr. Jessie Wrenn John and Beverly Yocum PLATINUM SOCIETY $1,000 - $2,499 All-Star Recycling Dr. Elaine Allen Carl Amason Anthony Forest Products B & B Contractors Rodney Bartchy Gary and Patricia Bates Richard and Nella Bidwell Oliver Borden Sue Bowman Robert R. Brown, Jr. Peter and Cherie Buletza Jerry and Ginger Bullard James Bullock Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company C. A. Duncan, Inc. Ernie and Becky Cagle Dr. J. C. and Pat Callaway CES Machinery and Fabrication Chem Treat, Inc. Dr. Michael Chikeleze W. L. Cook/William P. Cook and Associates Margaret Compton Compton, Pruet, Thomas & Hickey Veronica Creer Henry Culbreth Keitha Davidson Delta Press Developmental Disabilities Provider Association Dixie Air Corporation Ted and Lyn Drake Robert and Jane Dudley El Dorado Glass and Mirror Co., Inc. El Dorado Kiwanis Club El Dorado Water Utilities Evers Electric Company, Inc. Express Way Stores Kevin and Claudia Fitzgerald Melinda Hays Gatheright Diane Gilleland Brenda Ginger Helen Griffith Jim and Doris Hackney Lathan and Donna Hairston Shelton and Victoria Harden Randy Haynie Chris and Anne Hegi Mark Hudson Melissa Jerry Randy and Glenda Jerry Mel and Susan Jordan Robert F. and Sue Kelley Curtis A. and Sarah Kinard Francis Kuykendall Helen Landes Rodney Landes, Jr.

Roger Landes Lawrence Electric John and Susan Lowery Jodie and Bettie Anne Mahony Mangum Contracting, Inc. Richard and Vertis Mason Madelyne M. and Edward C. McCarty Rachel McKinney Jack and Jerry McNutt Melvin’s Discount Pharmacy Larry Powell Cynthia Meyer Carol Benson Mitchell Debra Mock Murphy Motors NAACP Betty Linda Nolan Tamara O’Gwin Dr. Marc and Patti Parnell Dr. Lynn Persyn Bobby Pierce Pilgrim’s Pride Dr. Allan and Janey Pirnique George W. Price Dr. Terry Puckett Robert and Wanda Ragsdale Dr. Alan Rasco Michael Roberts Benjamin and Elizabeth Robinson Robert L. and Leigh Anne Robinson, IV M. Maurice Rogers James Roomsburg Drs. Jack and Janet Ryan Securitas Security, Inc. Phoebe Sellers Setpoint Integrated Solutions David and Renee Skinner South Ark. Human Resources Association South Arkansas Telephone Company, Inc. June Southall Storey’s Floor and Carpet, Inc. SWAPDD, INC. Stan and Linda Sweeney John and Cathe Talpas Veronda Tatum The Diamond Agency Randall M. and Sylvia Thompson Sidney and Karen Todd TopCor Services Dr. Stephanie Tully-Dartez Tyson Foods, Inc. Ian Vickery Kevin Waldrum Mike and Linda Warren Bob Watson Genevieve White Lauri Wilson Mary Ellen Wilson GOLD SOCIETY $500 - $999 4R Marketing Larry W. Andrews Beryl Anthony Mary Pat Cook Anthony Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Aurelle Water Association B.H. & M. Oil Mike Beebe Billy and Judy Blann Jay Bradford Art Brown

Jeanette Brown Dr. D’Orsay and Karen Bryant Beth Burns Bruce and Melissa Butterfield Natalie Callaway O. Worth and Janis Camp David Carty Carol and Witt Stephens Charitable Found. Dr. Susan K. Chappell Columbian Chemicals Company Dr. Sterling Claypoole Gerald and Belinda Cook Frank DiCristina Bobby J. Edmonds El Dorado Forward Jason Ellen Scott Ellen Dr. Wayne and Doll Elliott Robert and Virginia Ellzey Enterprise Products Fairview Community Development Assoc. First Bank of South Arkansas Shirley Garison Amy E. Garner Bert Giller Janis Givens Jay Glass Grace Railroad Contractors Bruce Hankins Catherine Harrell Mayor Frank Hash Dr. Ed and Sylvia Henley Gretchen Henry Dr. Alice Hicks Barbara Hogg Brenda Holmes Janice Hughes Dean G. Inman Corbet Lamkin Valerie Lewis Long Brothers Oil Company, LLC Long’s Roofing & Sheet Metal Charles Lovett Magnolia Specialized Services, Inc. James W. and Sandy Matheney Denny McConathy Carroll McGarity Tammi McKinnon McLarty Companies Jesse McWilliams Dottie Medlin Tandy Menefee Pamela A. Mulligan Brenda Murphree Mustard Seed Financial Roslyn Nipper Grace Palculict Charles “Ricky” Palmer Charles Pepper Nelson Post Puska’s Machine Shop Mary Kathryn Reaves Anita F. Reisdorff Kent Rice Bob Risor Laura Rogers Preston Rogers David Ross Leslie J. Sauer Dr. Steve and Mary Jo Scott Sewell Oil Company Dennis Shackleford

Sherman Brothers Trucking Dr. John Simpson Dr. Scott and Patty Simpson Dale and Jenny Smart Teresa C. Smith Sports Alley TDS Erectors Randle and Judy Tomlinson Trio Production Company, LLC Kimberly Vaughn Dr. Susanne Wache Paul Waschka Watco Companies, LLC Steve Wells John White Sherri Whitehead Nancy Whitmore Fred Williams Mary Jo Williams Christy Wilson David Wilson Lena Wood Don Zimmerman SILVER SOCIETY $250 - $499 David Alphin Dr. Carlos Anaya Scott Andrews Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation Linda Bates Berry and Associates Dr. Mickey Best Karen Boykin T. C. Brasher Jeffery T. Brown Robert Brown Janice Bush James A. Buttry C & F Construction Helen Clyde Marvin Cole Heather Crake Venie Craig Edward Crowe Jay Dickey Kerlin Drake Mike Dumas Martha Dunn Deborah Edney Erwin & Company, P.A. Janene Fogle Dr. Daniel G. Ford Dr. James and Genevieve Fouse Jo Ellen Frost Sam Fulco Garner and Dunham, CPA Ginny Garner David Griffith Louis and Linda T. Hall, III Charlie Hankins Susan Hanson Jo Harrison Carolyn Hart Judge Susan and Joe Hickey Dr. Raymond Higgins Sandra Hildebrand Dr. Curtis Hill Barbara Howell Dr. Edwina Hunter John Ingram, Inc. Dorine Inman

Barry Jeffery Sheila Jones Alvin Kelly Tonya Kendrix Mrs. Frances Landers James B. Larsen Cal Ledbetter Barbie Luther Dewayne Mahurin Tom Mangum Kenneth Mann Tim Massanelli Ellen J. McGowan Robert Merkle Rudy Moore Debra Moring David Murphy Madison and Suzanne Murphy Murphy-Pitard Jewelers Lonnie Nelson New Olive Branch Baptist Church Bobby and Joanne Newman Betty Owen Terry Patterson Benny C. Petrus Diane Pieroni David Pryor Dr. Thomas Quinn Rainbow of Challenges, Inc. William Rainer Dan Redmond Annelyssa Reynolds Ralph Reynolds Lynda Richardson Becky Riggs Sheila Risher Marguerite Rodgers Johnnie Roebuck Michelle Rogers Heather Rowe Kathryn Schopfer Virginia Self Drew Shepphard Matthew Shepherd Dr. Jim and Cecile Sheppard Billye Shofner Alma Slatten Elizabeth Spencer Betty Stinson Bill H. Stovall, III Sweet Home Baptist Church Systems Spray-Cooled Equipment Company Melba Tatom Floyd and Rina Thomas Denver Thornton Chris R. Thyer Todd’s Arkansas Service Company J.D. Trimble, Jr. Dodie Vestal Kathy Waldrop Jim Warnock Bobby Warren Gloria Brooks Weisenberger Shirley Wells Mary Lynn Whitfield Doyle Williams Jeffrey Williams J. T. Williamson Benny Wilson Al Witte Rose M. Young Young’s Funeral Directors 2016 Annual Report


The SouthArk Foundation has helped me pursue my dreams of becoming a respiratory therapist. I’m grateful for the generous donation. —NATASHA ALLEN

­2016 Recipient of the Omazel Lawson Endowed Scholarship

2016 Annual Report


The scholarship has been an encouragement to me, and proves that hard work pays off. It has been a big help in continuing my education at SouthArk. —JESSICA HONEYCUTT

­2016 Recipient of the James Family Endowed Scholarship

2016 Annual Report


My first job was in a pediatric ICU. I often saw the flight crews bring sick children. I knew that I wanted to be a flight medic. SouthArk helped me make that dream a reality! —LUCY PENNEY

­Alumna, Certified Flight Paramedic

2016 Annual Report


Financial ASSETS Current Assets Cash and cash equivalents Pledges receivable, current portion Prepaid expenses Investments

$ 310,273 46,353 4,333 2,213,665

Total Current Assets


Fixed Assets, at cost Computer software Property and equipment Less: accumulated depreciation and amortization

6,365 2,975 9,340 9,340

Total Fixed Assets


Other Assets Antique furniture Pledges receivable, non-current portion

2,410 165,019

Total Other Assets


$ 2,742,053

LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS Current Liabilities Accounts payable Scholarships payable Refundable advances Total Current Liabilities


18,494 16,379 47,485 82,358

Net Assets Unrestricted 1,647,352 Unrestricted – Board designated 30,000 Temporarily restricted 982,343 Total Net Assets

2,659,695 $ 2,742,053

The independent audit of the SouthArk Foundation Inc. was prepared by the firm of Evers, Cox and Gober, P.L.L.C. The complete audit for the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2016, is available at the foundation office and website. 17

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The Year 2016 continues to be a very exciting time for growth and new initiatives at SouthArk. We are pleased that, thanks to the generous gifts from donors, especially the Hays Family, construction of the Charles A. Hays Advanced Manufacturing Training Center is scheduled for completion in the next 18 months. This latest addition to our East Campus will provide much-needed training for area industries. Local legislators State Sen. Bobby Pierce, State Rep. John Baine and State Rep. Matthew Shepherd were instrumental in helping us secure state dollars to help pay for the construction. The SouthArk Foundaton’s mission of funding support for scholarships continues to be a primary goal. Our flagship fundraiser, the Outdoor Expo, has provided incredible support for students who are completing their educations and achieving their dreams. With the generous support of more than 50 sponsors, the event has grown and was recognized by Arkansas Festival and Events with two awards in 2015. We can say humbly that all our accomplishments are the culmination of many generous donors who recognize SouthArk’s value in training and educating students in our service area. On behalf of our Foundation Board of Directors, thank you for your interest in and generosity in creating opportunities that touch many lives across south Arkansas.


­SouthArk Foundation Board President

SouthArk is fortunate that it has a giving community of individuals, businesses and employees that have stepped forward and provided new resources for college initiatives. Due to the generosity of our many donors, we continue to educate and empower our students to gain an education, go to work and fulfill their dreams. As we prepare students for success in this highly competitive world, we must invest in funding for scholarships, leading-edge equipment, and state-of-the-art facilities. With your support, we continue to prepare students for tomorrow’s jobs while providing an excellent workforce to business and industry. Thank you for believing in us and investing in our student’s lives through your generous gifts. Together, we are creating lifelong learning opportunities and truly touching lives across south Arkansas.


­SouthArk Foundation Director 2016 Annual Report


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