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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.”



2017 Central Office & Administration Annex East Employee Service Awards

40 Year Service Award Recipients


Jamie Bradden, Inmate Grievance Coordinator                       Kay Skillen, Central Warehouse Supervisor

30 Year Service Award Recipients


 Tina Owens, Administrative Specialist II                                   Johnny Baxter, Corporal


Miriam Lester, Research Project Analyst                                      James E. Smith, Director of Maintenance


25 Year Service Award Recipients

Pictured from left to right, Omie Futch, Donna Heflin, Larry Cyr and Barbara Jackson

20 Year Service Award Recipients

Pictured from left to right, Mary Jones, Shirley Lowe, Gwendola Goins, Regina Gumm and Shelli Hamilton

15 Year Service Award Recipients

Pictured from left to right, Christopher Brown,Scotty Earnest, Tameca Giles, Stephanie Glasscock, and Johnathan Lawrence.

10 Year Service Award Recipients

Pictured from left to right, Carol Yelland, Veatrice McHenry, Ann Teer, and Daisha Holcomb.

5 Year Service Award Recipients

Pictured from left to right, Celena Spears, Charles Bass, April Davis, Corey Lowery, Kathleen Lowery, Jessica Dunn, Kayla Emsweller and Judy May.

3 Year Award Recipients

Pictured from left to right, Alice Miller, Phillip White, Lionel Higgins, Amanda Horner, Zachary Cosner, Sarah Bills and Brandi Hood.

Supervisor of the Year


Tiffanye Compton, Central Office                                              Lamont Wimbley, Admin Annex East

Employee of the Year    


Patti Congleton, Central Office                                                   Cassondra Jones, Admin Annex East

The K-9 Division recieved special recognition for their dedicated service to the Department in 2017.






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.

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