Two from Transportation Division Honored for 30 Years of State Service
Director Dexter Payne and members of the ADC Management Team presented two employees from the Transportation Division with plaques for their 30 years of service to the state of Arkansas on September 5, 2019. Something that made this occasion extra-unique is that Sergeants Jesse Beatty and Robert Spencer not only work together currently, but they both began their careers with the ADC on the exact same day back in 1989! We extend a sincere THANK YOU to Sgt. Beatty and Sgt. Spencer for their commitment to the ADC for the past 30 years…and for being exemplary employees!
Sgt. Jesse Beatty
Sgt. Robert Spencer
Chris Coody Recognized for 30 Years of Service to the State of Arkansas
Internal Affairs Investigator Chris Coody of the Compliance Office was recognized for 30 years of dedicated service to the state of Arkansas on August 9, 2019 by being presented a plaque by Director Dexter Payne and members of the Division of Correction Management Team. Thank you for the time you've invested into the agency and to the state of Arkansas!
Keith Waddle Recognized for 30 Years of Service
Disciplinary Hearing Officer Keith Waddle of the Randall Williams Unit was recognized for 30 years of dedicated service to the state of Arkansas with a plaque on August 9, 2019 by Director Dexter Payne and members of the Division of Correction Management Team. Thank you for your service and for the many years you have dedicated to our agency and to the state!
Employee of the Month recipents recognized for May-July at Ouachita River Unit
Congratulations to the following recipients for being named “Employee of the Month” at the Ouachita River Correctional Unit! Keep Up the Good Work!
Lillie Buckner, Fiscal Support Specialist
Pictured with Deputy Warden Outlaw (left) and Deputy Warden Jackson (right)
Sheryl Orr, Administrative Analyst
Pictured with Deputy Warden Jackson (left) and Rehab Program Manager Donna Dycus (right)
Corporal Caleb Wood
Pictured with Deputy Warden Jackson (left) and Deputy Warden Outlaw (right)
Deputy Warden Gray Recognized for 30 Years of Service to the State
Deputy Warden Michelle Gray, of the Barbara Ester Unit in Pine Bluff, was recognized for 30 years of dedicated service to the state of Arkansas when she was presented with a plaque on July 10, 2019 by Arkansas Department of Corrections Secretary Wendy Kelley and members of the Division of Correction Management Team. Congratulations and THANK YOU for the time you’ve invested in serving the ADC and our state, Deputy Warden!
Pine Bluff Complex Superintendent Gaylon Lay and Ester Unit Deputy Warden Michelle Gray
Staff Members Recognized at Ouachita River Correctional Unit
On July 1, 2019, Supentendent DeAngelo Earl and members of the Managagement Team at the Ouachita River Correctional Unit (ORCU) recognized several employees with the following awards:
May 2019 “Shift of The Month” – A-SHIFT
Pictured here are Superintendent DeAngelo Earl (left), Lt. Benjamin Caple, Lt. Erica Lucas,
Captain Josh Crosby, and Deputy Warden Anthony Jackson.
June 2019 “Shift of the Month” – D-SHIFT
Pictured with Superintendent Earl and DW Jackson are
Captain Shelia Johnson, Lt. Thomas McClard, and Lt. Lorrenda Jordan.
"Employee of the Quarter" for the Second Quarter 2019:
Lieutenant Kevin Starkey
Lt. Starkey received the honor due to his outstanding work with
the facility’s gardening operation and greenhouse project.
State of Arkansas Ten-Year Service Award:
Pictured with Superintendent Earl, Mr. Ottinger is the
Assistant Maintenance Supervisor at ORCU
ADC Management Level II Certificate:
Lieutenant Erica Lucas
CONGRATULATIONS to all of the latest ORCU award recipients!
Department of the Month Accolades Awarded at ORCU
CONGRATULATIONS to the following for being recognized as a Department of the Month at the Ouachita River Correctional Unit for June 2019! The honor is awarded to departments that go above and beyond their required duties each month. Staff members were honored and excited to be recognized for their efforts at the unit!
MENTAL HEALTH DIVISION
EARU Holds Annual Awards Luncheon to Honor Employees
On May 9, 2019, during Correctional Officers Week, East Arkansas Regional Unit (EARU) celebrated their employees with an annual awards luncheon. ADC Director Wendy Kelley and Chief Deputy Director Dale Reed were on hand to present the awards, along with unit leadership, to the following EARU standouts:
• Essie Clay – Employee of the Year
• Pam Dover – Supervisor of the Year
• Sergeant Brenda Foreman – Correctional Officer of the Year
• Captain Mond Kelly – Correctional Supervisor of the Year
• Geneva Jones – Warden’s Outstanding Award
• Stacy Roebuck – Warden’s Outstanding Award
• Sergeant Frank Scott – Warden’s Outstanding Award
• Major Jeffery Deen – 30-Year Service Award
• Major David Knott – 30-Year Service Award
2019 OUTSTANDING EARU EMPLOYEE AWARDS
[LEFT] Employee of the Year: Essie Clay
[RIGHT] Supervisor of the Year: Pam Dover
[LEFT] Correctional Officer of the Year: Sgt. Brenda Foreman
[RIGHT] Correctional Supervisor of the Year: Cpt. Mond Kelly
[LEFT] Warden's Outstanding Award: Geneva Jones
[RIGHT] Warden's Outstanding Award: Stacey Roebuck
[LEFT] Warden's Outstanding Award: Sgt. Frank Scott
[RIGHT] The unit's visitation area was decorated
with a boxing theme for the awards luncheon!
2019 EARU EMPLOYEE SERVICE AWARDS
[LEFT] 30-Year Service Award: Maj. Jeffery Deen
[RIGHT] 30-Year Service Award: Maj. David Knott
ORCU Staff Honored with “Team Player” Awards
CONGRATULATIONS to the staff members at the Ouachita River Correctional Unit who were honored with awards for "Best Attitude" and "Team Player" during Correctional Officers Week, observed May 5-11, 2019!
Deputy Warden Jackson, Cpl. Kayla Williams, Cpl. Kelsey West,
Cpl. Caleb Wood, and Cpt. Josh Crosby
Cpl. Richard Salceda (left), Major Christopher, Sgt. Dorothy Griffin,
Sgt. Jeremiah Hardwell, and Deputy Warden Jackson
Cpl. Chris Truehill (left), Deputy Warden Jackson, Cpl. Derek Ivy, and Cpl. Jeremy Casey
Cpl. Jonathan Nooner (left), Deputy Warden Jackson, and Sgt. Kendalynn Newborn
Pratt Recognized for 30 Years of Service to the State
Timothy Pratt, a Corporal in ADC’s Construction Division, was recognized for his 30 years of service to the state of Arkansas with the presentation of a plaque on May 29, 2019. Deputy Director Dexter Payne, who began his career at ADC’s Diagnostic Center working alongside Cpl. Pratt, presented the award on behalf of Director Wendy Kelley and the other members of the ADC Management Team. Thank you for the time you’ve dedicated to the state in your work with our agency, Cpl. Pratt!
Lieutenant Christopher Minor (right) was on hand as his Construction Division
colleague, Cpl. Pratt, received his service award from the Management Team.