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Employees Recognized for 30 Years of Service to the State of Arkansas

Arkansas Department of Correction employees Saundra Lockett and Mary Owens have been recognized for 30 years of service with the state of Arkansas! The two were presented with plaques on December 4, 2018 by Director Wendy Kelley and members of the ADC Management Team. Your years of dedicated service are truly appreciated, ladies!

 
Saundra Lockett, ADC/ACC Advisor at the Randall L. Williams Unit, received recognition 
from ADC Director Wendy Kelley and members of the agency’s Management Team.

 
Fiscal Support Specialist Mary Owens is recognized by Director Kelley and members of the
ADC Management Team for the 30 years she's invested in service to the State of Arkansas.

Medical Employees Honored for Their Years of Service

Jada Lawrence, a Disease Intervention Specialist at ADC, was honored for 10 years of service to the State of Arkansas with presentation of a certificate by Health Services Administrator George Wilson.

Mr. Wilson took a turn as honoree when Rory Griffin, Deputy Director of Heath and Programs, presented him with an award for 5 years of service to the Arkansas Department of Correction!

MANY THANKS to you both for the time and dedication you've invested in service to the ADC!

Employees Recognized for 30 Years of Service to the State of Arkansas

A total of four Arkansas Department of Correction employees were recognized for 30 years of service to the State of Arkansas on November 7, 2018 by Director Wendy Kelley and members of the ADC Management Team. Terrie Banister, Shawn Berry, Flora Gibson-Cannady, and Derwin Metcalf were each recognized for their career service achievement through the official presentation of a plaque. The ADC greatly appreciates the many years you've dedicated to the agency and our state. CONGRATULATIONS!

 
Disciplinary Hearing Officer Terrie Banister is recognized by Director Kelley and members
of the ADC Management Team for the 30 years that she's dedicated to serving the State of Arkansas.

 
Shawn Berry, Agriculture Unit Supervisor II at Cummins Farm, is pictured with
ADC Director Wendy Kelley and members of the agency’s Management Team.

 
Flora Gibson-Cannady, pictured with Director Kelley and members of the ADC Management Team,
currently serves the agency as a Shipping and Receiving Clerk in the Central Administrative Office.

 
Derwin Metcalf, Internal Affairs Investigator, is pictured with
ADC Director Wendy Kelley and members of the Management Team.

Employees Recognized for 30 Years of Service to the State of Arkansas

CONGRATULATIONS to Arkansas Department of Correction employees Aundrea Culclager and  Terri Grigsby Brown for contributing 30 years of service to this agency and the state of Arkansas! The two were presented with plaques on October 1, 2018 by Director Wendy Kelley and members of the ADC Management Team. Your years of hard work and dedication are truly appreciated!

 
Maximum Security Unit Warden Aundrea Culclager and members of the ADC Management Team


Inmate Grievance Supervisor Terri Grigsby Brown and members of the ADC Management Team

 

Grimes Unit Employees Honored at 2018 Awards Celebration

On Wednesday, August 15, 2018, the Grimes Unit held a luncheon to honor employees who have worked for the department for three, 15 and 20 years, as well as the recipients of the unit’s annual special awards. Those in attendance enjoyed a delicious meal catered by Fred’s Fish House, and Jon Chadwell from the Newport Economic Development Commission (NEDC) was the keynote speaker. In addition, Phillip Brown of the "I’m Making a Difference" (IMAD) organization made a presentation to the Grimes field crew in recognition of their service to the community. All who took part shared in a wonderful celebration together!

Warden DeAngelo Earl (far right) invited several guests to the Grimes Unit awards luncheon including guest speaker Jon Chadwell, NEDC, Sandra Massey, Arkansas State University-Newport, Newport Mayor David Stewart, Deputy Director Dexter Payne and Jackson County Judge Jeff Phillips.

Warden DeAngelo Earl (left) presented an award of appreciation on behalf of the Grimes Unit to Jon Chadwell of the Newport Economic Development Commission for serving as the luncheon keynote speaker.

Major Maurice Culclager (left) was honored as the Grimes Unit’s Correctional Supervisor of the Year and Deputy Warden Steven Ricketts as the Supervisor of the Year.

The Employee of the Year Award went to Administrative Review Officer Paula Cowell (left) and Lt. Katrina Evans received Correctional Officer of the Year honors at the Grimes Unit.

The IMAD organization presented a Certificate of Appreciation to the Grimes Unit Field Crew in recognition of all of their hard work to the community in cleaning up following storms, etc.

ADC Deputy Director Dexter Payne (left), Sgt. Tribble, Lt. Harris and Warden DeAngelo Earl were honored by the award bestowed on the Grimes Unit Field Crew by IMAD.

2018 GRIMES UNIT SERVICE AWARDS

Doug Dixon, with SATP, was honored for serving 20 YEARS with the agency.

Warden DeAngelo Earl (left) received recognition for 15 YEARS of service to the ADC from Deputy Director Dexter Payne.

Honored for their 15 YEARS of Service to ADC were Cpl. Calvin Carter, Food Production Supervisor William Hammett, Sgt. Carolyn Pollard and Sgt. Timothy Tribble.

Jan Tucker, Commissary Manager, was recognized for her 15 YEARS of service with the agency.

Tanya Higgins, Administrative Specialist II (left), Cpl. Jasmina Morton and Chaplain Tom Bradshaw each received a certificate for THREE YEARS of service to the ADC.

Cpl. Myles Massanelli, Cpl. Daniel Barrett, Cpl. Patrick Carroll and Cpl. Jacob Rodgers also received recognition for THREE YEARS of service.

2018 GRIMES UNIT STRIVING FOR EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Sgt. Ronnie Dale Jackson and Sgt. Terra Polston each received 2018 Striving for Excellence Awards.

ADC/ACC Program Specialist Niki Naracon (second from right) was honored with a 2018 Striving for Excellence Award presented by Deputy Director Dexter Payne, Deputy Warden Steven Ricketts and Warden DeAngelo Earl.

Crystal Runsick, Instructional Human Resources Coordinator (left), and Joanna Gomez, Human Resources Assistant, each received 2018 Striving for Excellence Awards, while Tanya Higgins, Administrative Specialist II (center), received an award for THREE YEARS of service to the unit.

Employees Recognized for 30 Years of Service to the State of Arkansas

Three Arkansas Department of Correction employees were recently recognized for 30 years of dedicated service to the State of Arkansas. Thomas Strahan, Mary Taylor and Harold Williams were presented with certificates by Director Wendy Kelley and the ADC Management Team on July 26, 2018. The ADC is truly grateful for all you've contributed to this agency and our state!


Thomas Strahan, Labor Division Manager for Arkansas Correctional Industries,
is pictured with the ADC Director Wendy Kelley and the Management Team.


Mary Taylor, pictured receiving a certificate for 30 years of service to the state from Director Kelley
and the Management Team, currently serves the agency as a Senior Software Support Analyst.


ADC Construction Project Supervisor Harold Williams is recognized by Director Kelley and the
Management Team for the 30 years that he's dedicated to serving the State of Arkansas.


THANK YOU to Harold Williams, Thomas Strahan and Mary Taylor
for your years of outstanding service to the State of Arkansas!

TRCC Star Award Recipients for First Half of 2018 Announced

The Texarkana Regional Correctional Center has recognized two of its staff members as STAR Award winners for the first half of 2018. They are:

1st Quarter STAR Award Winner

Corporal Gabriel Hannah

2nd Quarter STAR Award Winner

Catherine Siders, Administrative Specialist II

“STAR” stands for Service, Thankfulness, Appreciation and Recognition. CONGRATULATIONS to you both for achieving this great honor!

Randy Shores Receives 20-Year Service Award

Major Randy Shores, ADC Emergency Preparedness Administrator, was recognized on June 26, 2018 for 20 years of service to the agency with presentation of a certificate by Director Wendy Kelley and Chief Deputy Director Dale Reed.

Employees Recognized for 30 Years of Service to the State of Arkansas

Four Arkansas Department of Correction employees were recognized for 30 years of service to the State of Arkansas on March 2, 2018 by Director Wendy Kelley and members of the ADC Management Team. Denise Edwards, Willie Harris, Moses Jackson, and Tina Owens were all presented with plaques commemorating the career milestone. The ADC is grateful for all you've contributed to this agency and our state over the years!


Denise Edwards and members of the ADC Management Team


Willie Harris and members of the ADC Management Team


Moses Jackson and members of the ADC Management Team


Tina Owens and members of the ADC Management Team

Kimeron Hubbard Recieves Recognition for Assisting Communities Affected by Hurricanes

The agency would like acknowledge Administrative Specialist III, Kimeron Hubbard from the Grimes Unit for his efforts in assisting communities affected by the effects of Hurricane’s Harvey, Irma, and Maria. On August 25, 2017, Mr. Hubbard was deployed to Houston, Texas during Hurricanes Harvey an Irma; and then to San Juan, Puerto Rico on September 8th during Hurricane Maria.  Mr. Hubbard serves as a Logistics Chief with the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS). The purpose of NDMS is to support local, State, Tribal and Territorial authorities following disasters and emergencies by supplementing health, medical systems and response capabilities. When tragedies strike and mass medical care is needed, NDMS is our nation’s medical tactical response team.

On December 6, 2017, the Grimes Unit received a Certificate of Appreciation from the NDMS as a thank you for affording Mr. Hubbard the opportunity to be of assistance during and following the disasters of the hurricanes. NDMS stated that “Mr. Hubbard’s contributions to the mission and support to the other NDMS colleagues were exemplary.”

 

 

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