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Arsenal employee receives award

Debra Graves, a child, youth program assistant for Pine Bluff Arsenal’s Child Development Center, has been awarded a national Child Development Associate certification from the Council of Professional Recognition in Washington, D.C.

Oak Park names October students of month

Oak Park Elementary School in Pine Bluff School District announced the October Students of the Month. They are, front row, from left, Naja Hulsey, A’Shayia Whitmore, Angel Muhammad, Nevaeh Glass; second row, from left, Omarion Tucker, Kaylen Mayfield, Olivia Richardson, Nevaeh Mitchell, Jaxson Davis; back row, from left, Nathan Smith, Kimari Thomas Syraii Sanders, Khylon Owens; not pictured, Antwaniya Newman, De’Querion Smith-James, Paris Girley and Lakhia Hall. (Special to The Commercial)

Moody names November Students of the Month

Moody Elementary School has named students of the month for November. They are first row: (from left) Emma Ratliff, Marlie Young, Akira Bell, Addison Stanfield; second row: (from left) Taylor Storz, Karsyn Park, Maddox Johnston, Harbour Stone; third row (from left) Anthony Trujillo, Maggie May; fourth row (from left) Matthew Martinez, DeAndra Grice, Dylan Flannigon, and Ashlyn Price. Not pictured is Grace Morara.

UAM Alpha Chi Chapter receives award 9th year

MONTICELLO — The University of Arkansas at Monticello chapter of Alpha Chi, the national collegiate honor society, was recently selected for the ninth consecutive year to receive Star Chapter status for 2013-14, according to Kate Stewart, professor of English and UAM chapter sponsor.


The 2014 fall commencement for Southeast Arkansas College will be held Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Pine Bluff Convention Center auditorium. The date was incorrect in Wednesday’s edition.