Wednesday Kudos: UALR Honors Former Chancellor

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UALR honors its former chancellor, Windstream wins an award, and Everett Buick GMC lands another accolade.

Charles E. Hathaway, UALR chancellor emeritus and Donaghey Distinguished Professor, will be honored Thursday, April 4, as the 2013 recipient of UALR’s Fribourgh Award, sponsored by the College of Science.

Hathaway will be the guest of honor at a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion at a ticketed event to raise scholarship money.

“The James H. Fribourgh Award was created in 2010 to honor not only Dr. Fribourgh’s contributions to UALR and the state’s science community but to extend that honor and recognition to others who meet the high standards he set,” said College of Science Dean Michael Gealt.

Hathaway served as chancellor of UALR from 1993 to 2002. As chancellor, Hathaway led efforts to advance the university in the areas of research, graduate education, and community engagement. He was instrumental in helping establish the Donaghey College of Information Science and Systems Engineering, now the George W. Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology.

Professor emeritus Fribourgh, the former science dean and interim chancellor for whom UALR’s Fribourgh Hall is named, was the first recipient of the award. Jerry B. Adams, president and chief executive officer of the Arkansas Research Alliance and a member of the UALR Board of Visitors, received the award in 2011, and H. Watt Gregory III, a partner in Kutak Rock LLP, was the 2012 recipient.

Marketing firm TMC has named Little Rock-based Windstream Corp. as a recipient of the 2012 Unified Communications Excellence Award presented by INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine.

The award honors products that demonstrate innovation, distinctive features and major contributions toward improving technology in unified communications.

Windstream was awarded the 2012 Unified Communications Excellence Award for its ability to provide customized unified communications solutions for its business customers. Windstream designed a customized, fully-managed Unified Communications solution for Pratt Industries – the fifth largest box manufacturer in the U.S. – that allowed the company to connect and centralize communications among their 72 locations

Everett Buick GMC in Benton has been recognized as the top GM dealership in the U.S. for the third year in a row. Everett says it sold more than 3,100 vehicles in 2012, a 16% increase from 2011.