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Kathy Lowery and Amanda Pasley recieve award

Amanda Pasley and Kathy Lowery attended the Relias Learning Conference in Orlando, Florida on October 2--4.Prior to the conference, Amanda Pasley submitted an essay and powerpoint which detailed how the ADC saves money and time by using on-line learning. Amanda and Kathy accepted the "Bottom Line" award on behalf of the Department. Director Kelly and the Management Team acknowledged and thanked Amanda and Kathy for their hardwork and dedication.

Maxcie Foote recognized

Major Maxcie Foote is recognized for 30 years of dedicated service of the Arkansas Department of Correction by Director Wendy Kelley and the Management Team.


Billy Corley recognized

Sergeant Billy Corley is recognized for 30 years of dedicated service to the Arkansas Department of Correction by Director Wendy Kelley and the Management Team.


Grimes Unit Career Service Awards 2017



From left to right, Employees of the Year Deborah Robertson and Tanya Higgins and  Warden's Outstanding Service Recipients Paula Cowell and Major Maurice Culclager


                   Warden Toni Bradley, Supervisor of the Year with Deputy Director Dexter Payne


Warden's Outstanding Service Recipient Tony Garcia, pictured with (from left to right) Toni Bradley, Deangelo Earl and Dexter Payne.


                 Correctional Officer of the Year, Craig Hoover, with Toni Bradley and Dexter Payne.



Captain Wallace McNary named ASEA Outstanding State Employee of the Year

Arkansas State Employee Association (ASEA) named Captain Wallace McNary from the East Arkanas Regional Unit, Outstanding State Employee of the Year.

Pictured with Captain McNary is Danny James (left) and Loy Bailey (right). (Contributed from ASEA News)

Wallace McNary was the eldest of eight boys born to Ernestine and Wallace McNary, Sr. Although born in Memphis, Tennessee on January 9, 1958, he was raised and schooled in St. Louis Missouri at Normandy Senior HIgh School. After graduating from Normandy Senior High in 1977, he immediately joined the ranks of the few, the proud and brave that we call the United States Marines. He selflessly devoted over 12 years of his life ensuring there was freedom and democracy around the world. Wallace McNary's ambition, drive and poise to be the best that he could be, were determining factors in him furthering his education at National University in 1983, where he earned his Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice. His natural calling to serve as a Correctional Officer came in 1978 when he moved back to Marianna, Arkansas and pursued his dream. Wallace McNary was a natural Leader in corrections, as he has been in all endeavors in his life, and naturally flourished by quickly advancing through the ranks. His life became complete in 2003 after meeting the love of his life and marrying Mrs. Debra McNary. They currently reside in Forrest City, Arkansas where they are raising their only great grandson who is Mr. McNary's pride and joy, Demetrius Johnson!

Ronald Chism

Ronald Chism is presented a certificate of appreciation for 20 years of service to the department by Warden Page.

Pine Bluff Complex 2017 Employee Awards luncheon

The Pine Bluff Complex held their Annual Awards Luncheon at the Randall Williams Unit on September 7, 2017. Director Kelley spoke to staff and thanked them for their service. Amongst all the awards given, the highlight of the ceremony went to the late, Lisa Walker who was the Classification Officer at the Pine Bluff Unit when she was named Employee of the Year. A standing ovation across the room was given in her honor.




Vicki Lokey

Vicki Lokey is presented a certificate of appreciation for 20 years of service to the department by Warden Page.

Amy Whorton

Amy Whorton is presented a certificate of appreciaton for 20 years of service to the department by Deputy Warden Outlaw.

2017 Annual Pinnacle Awards


Deangelo Earl, Deputy Warden of the Year

Kenyon Randle, Correctional Supervisor of the Year


Connie Dean, Supervisor of the Year

Abby Rizor, Employee of the Year


        Jeremy Cottrell, Employee of the Year


        Noah Carraway, for Mike Carraway


   Ozell Pace, Director's Citation of Excellence 


   Judy Taylor, Director's Citation of Excellence


   Joe Page III, Superintendent of the Year

The annual Pinnacle Awards was held on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 at the Pine Bluff Country Club. Pinnacles recognize staff for their outstanding work in the operation of the agency. Recipients have already recieved acknowledegment at the annual awards ceremonies held at each unit. The Pinnacle Awards are the highest recognition of achievement within the ADC.

Employee of the Year, Abby Rizor, Grimes Unit

Employee of the Year, Jeremy Cottrell, North Central Unit

Supervisor of the Year, Connie Dean, Pine Bluff Unit

Correctional Supervisor of the Year, Kenyon Randle, East Arkansas Unit

Correctional Officer of the Year, Latoya Eason, Construction

Deputy Warden of the Year, Deangelo Earl, Grimes Unit

Superintendent of the Year, Joe Page III, Tucker Unit

Director’s Outstanding Service Award, Richard Meeks, Construction

Director’s Outstanding Service Award, Mike Carraway, Admin East

Director’s Citation of Excellence Award, Ozell Pace, Varner Supermax

Hero Award, Lance Hall, Maximum Security Unit

Hero Award, Joel Crook, Ouachita River Unit

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