For an institution that is just more than two decades old, ASU Mid-South has enjoyed phenomenal growth and statewide, regional, and national attention. As one of the fastest-evolving community colleges around, Mid-South remains aggressively committed to meeting the education and training needs of our region so that our students will be prepared for the jobs of today and tomorrow. Our awards and accomplishments tell the story.
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June 2014 – ASU Mid-South student and employee Robert Smith received one of 50 nationwide mikeroweWORKS Foundation scholarships to attend the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City, Mo. Smith earned a Computer Maintenance Technology gold medal during the state competition.
February 2014 – State Sen. Keith Ingram and State Rep. Dr. Deborah Ferguson presented ASU Mid-South and alt.Consulting with a citation commending the college and company for their collaborative work on the Farm to Fuel renewable energy project.
February 2014 – The Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission granted continued accreditation to the College for a 10-year period.
January 2014 – ASU Mid-South freshman Kierra Adams earned National Junior College Athletic Association Division II Women’s Player of the Week for games played Jan. 13-20.
January 2014 – The Manufacturing Institute, an affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers, added ASU Mid-South to its M-List which recognizes high schools, colleges, and universities that are teaching to industry standards. ASU Mid-South received the recognition for its welding program.
January 2014 – ASU Mid-South manufacturing/machining instructors Gary Giordano and Kelly Bearden earned a combined 18 National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certifications, an important step toward overall program accreditation.
December 2013 – ASU Mid-South and fellow members of the Arkansas Delta Training and Education Consortium received notification of selection as a Bellwether Legacy Award finalist for 2014.
December 2013 – The Commercial Appeal of Memphis named ASU Mid-South one of the Top 50 regional workplaces based on survey results compiled by WorkplaceDynamics.
December 2013 – “Military Advanced Education” magazine named ASU Mid-South a military-friendly institution for the third time. ASU Mid-South was one of only two two-year colleges in included in the KMI Media’s “2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities.”
November 2013 – Doug O’Brien, Acting Under Secretary for the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development, visited ASU Mid-South to learn about renewable energy/fuel efforts in the region.
September 2013 – The College was named a 2014 Military Friendly School by Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. The honor is bestowed on the top 20 percent of the country’s colleges, universities, trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses and ensure their success on campus. ASU Mid-South is a four-time honoree.
June 2013 – ASU Mid-South’s Marion Berry Renewable Energy Center earned silver level certification through the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).
June 2013 – Hino Motors Manufacturing announced that ASU Mid-South students Clinton Jones and Jordan White were selected as recipients of $10,000 scholarships to continue their education at ASU Mid-South.
April 2013 – Southern Business & Development magazine recognized ASU Mid-South as one of 10 “outstanding Southern community colleges for work force training.” SB&D is recognized as the leading economic development publication in the southern U.S.
April 2013 – SB&D magazine selected Dr. Fenter as one of “Ten People Who Made a Difference in the South” list.
April 2013 – ASU Mid-South student Roko Miocic earned acceptance into the prestigious Donaghey Scholars Program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
September 2012 – Victory Media named ASU Mid-South a Military Friendly School for the third time. The coveted 2013 Military Friendly Schools® list honored the top 15 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses.
July 2012 – ASU Mid-South’s Tutor Training program earned College Reading and Learning Association certification.
June 2012 – Hino Motors Manufacturing awarded ASU Mid-South student Kitiara Howell with a $10,000 scholarship for additional technical education.
May 2012 – The ArkansasDepartment of Career Education recognized ASU Mid-South Adult Ed graduate Shannan Lovett of West Memphis for earning a top-10 score on the GED(R) test.
April 2012 – The Education Commission of the States highlighted ADTEC as a national model for a comprehensive regional approach to education and workforce training.
February 2012 – “Military Advanced Education,” a magazine for service members and veterans seeking to access educational benefits, recognized ASU Mid-South as a Top Military-Friendly College.
January 2012 – ASU Mid-South became the first institution of higher learning in the state to offer STAND (Strive Toward A New Direction) Foundation training on its campus. The program focused on self-sufficiency, civic and community involvement, and good stewardship.
November 2011 – Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, granted ASU Mid-South more than $23 million in high-tech engineering and design computer programs to be used by machining and advanced manufacturing students.
September 2011 – G.I. Jobs magazine named ASU Mid-South a “Military Friendly” institution for 2012.
April 2011 –– The U.S. Department of Labor featured Marine veteran Gary Brown of West Memphis, a student in ASU Mid-South’s Aviation Maintenance Technology program, in its monthly newsletter. The publication reaches 100,000 readers, including several in the White House.
February 2011 – Steven Dang, a high school senior in ASU Mid-South’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology program, became the first local student to earn national Manufacturing Skills Standards Council certification. Dang, 2011 valedictorian at West Memphis High School, earned recognition for his knowledge of workplace safety.
February 2011 – ASU Mid-South received recognition as a Top Military-Friendly College by Military Advanced Education, a magazine published by KMI Media for service members and veterans seeking to access educational benefits.
February 2011 –– ASU Mid-South met the exacting criteria of the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) and earned certification as an Assessment Center that evaluates high-performance manufacturing knowledge and skills.
January 2011 – The Federal Aviation Administration formally approved ASU Mid-South as an Aviation Maintenance Technician School during a certification ceremony on Jan. 3. ASU Mid-South accomplished the feat in about four months, which FAA officials said was one of the fastest start-to-finish accreditation processes they could recall.
March 2010 – For the second consecutive year, a ASU Mid-South student received recognition as Arkansas’s New Century Scholar. Emily Simmerson represented her home state at the American Association of Community Colleges convention.
January 2010 –– The ADTEC consortium, which includes ASU Mid-South, received a prestigious Bellwether Award from the Community College Futures Assembly. The Bellwether program recognizes outstanding, trend-setting programs and practices that are successfully leading community colleges into the future.