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SEARK receives Haas Foundation grant

Southeast Arkansas College recently received a $10,000 grant from the Gene Haas Foundation to provide scholarships. On hand during the presentation were Shawn Wilbanks, SEARK computer-aided and design instructor; Iry Rice, SEARK welding instructor; Carey Beevers, Haas specialist/sales engineer; Kaleybra Morehead, SEARK vice president for academic affairs; and Lyric Seymore, SEARK dean of technical studies. Funding will be used for students in the computer numerical control machining program and to support the Young Manufacturers Academy. (Special to The Commercial)

AG: Keep information private from app companies, scammers

Technology is constantly evolving and leading to new ways to make everyday tasks a little easier — from grocery shopping to mapping out directions and automatically paying the bills. According to Pew Research, nearly two-thirds of Americans now own a smartphone. More people are browsing app stores to download games, utilities and other useful applications.

SEARK admissions director receives award

Barbara Dunn, right, director of admissions at Southeast Arkansas College, displays the leadership award she received from the Arkansas Community College Association, as Michael Gunter, vice president for student affairs, visits during the closing ceremony. Dunn recently completed the Arkansas Community College’s leadership program, designed to provide greater insight into community college leadership responsibilities. The session included representatives from the 22 two-year colleges. Participants heard current and former college presidents, department of higher education leaders, finance experts, and others who serve in leadership roles in higher education. They also met with legislators at the state Capitol. (Special to The Commercial)