News - Academic Support

Board of Trustees Awards
May 3, 2022 • Posted in , ,

Trustees Honor Faculty and Staff at Awards Banquet

The University of the Ozarks’ Board of Trustees presented its annual faculty and staff awards during the 2022 Trustees Awards Banquet, held April 29 in the Rogers Conference Center. Among the recipients for 2022 were (pictured, from left) Albert Leding, Mary Jane Spillers, Sara Warren, Lisa Gruben-Inness, Alicia Nowotny-Stewart, Dr. Derek Warren and Dr. Nathan […]

Felecia Atkinson
April 6, 2022 • Posted in , ,

Atkinson ’03 to retire at Semester’s End

Felecia Atkinson ’03, who has worked at University of the Ozarks for most of the past 31 years, has announced her retirement, effective at the end of the Spring 2022 Semester. Since 2015, Atkinson has worked in the Jones Learning Center as the learning disabilities educational assistant, where she has served primarily as a writing […]

Doug Denne
March 1, 2022 • Posted in ,

Denne Named Director of Robson Library

Douglas Denne will become the new director of the L.S. and Hazel C. Robson Library at University of the Ozarks, effective June 1, 2022. Denne has served as the resource librarian at Ozarks since he joined the University in September of 2013. He replaces Stuart Stelzer, who announced his retirement recently after serving as the […]

February 10, 2022 • Posted in , ,

JLC Celebrating 50 Years

During the 2021-2022 year, the Jones Learning Center is celebrating its 50th anniversary. As one of the first learning centers for students with learning differences in the country, this anniversary is exciting for our University community. Fifty years ago the (then) College of the Ozarks embarked on a bold new experiment. In the fall of […]

Pinning Ceremony
December 3, 2021 • Posted in , ,

Teacher Education Program Holds Pinning Ceremony

The University of the Ozarks’ Pat Walker Teacher Education Program held a pinning ceremony for several of its students on Dec. 2 in Walker Hall. The pinning ceremony is a symbolic, time-honored tradition marking the occasion when students are formally welcomed into the teacher education program. The newest inductees received a pin that signifies their […]

Dody Pelts
August 5, 2021 • Posted in , ,

Pelts Named Vice President of Student Success

Dody Pelts has been named vice president for student success, U of O President Richard Dunsworth announced this week. Pelts has served as the director of the Jones Learning Center since July of 2019. Prior to that she was assistant director of the JLC for 12 years. “Dody has spent her professional career working with […]

Vivien Wambugu

Wambugu Named University’s 2021 Tutor of the Year

Recent graduate Vivien Wambugu has been named the University of the Ozarks’ 2021 Tutor of the Year by the University’s academic services program. The outstanding tutor awards were announced in May and given by academic services based on several factors, including evaluations from students receiving tutoring, GPAs, and staff members’ interactions and observations. Academic services […]

Andrea Cooper
January 25, 2021 • Posted in ,

Cooper ’12 Named Director of Career Services

University of the Ozarks alumna Andrea (Muffuletto) Cooper ’12 has been named the University’s new director of career services, effective Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. Cooper has served as the college guidance counselor at Subiaco (Ark.) Academy since 2014. She will be a part of the University’s Office of Advancement and Alumni Engagement and her office […]

Student Support Services
October 8, 2020 • Posted in ,

Ozarks Receives $1.6 Million Grant for Student Services

University of the Ozarks has been awarded $1.6 million in federal grant funding from the U.S. Department of Education for its Student Support Services programs. The funds are awarded to colleges and universities to provide opportunities for students’ academic development as well as to motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary degrees. Student […]