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THV in Your Town coming to Batesville!

THV in Your Town coming to Batesville!

Today's THV is packing up the 40-foot RV and coming to Batesville Wednesday evening. We'll be at Lyon College from 5-7 p.m. We'll have the Lyon College Pipe Band playing for us and special guests to share what makes Batesville a great place to live, go to school and work. We'll be out in front of Brown Chapel on campus.  It's going to be a good time, so come out and see us.

Lyon College Homecoming

Lyon College Homecoming

Homecoming 2011 at Lyon College will feature the groundbreaking for a new campus center in addition to the traditional classreunions, alumni awards and special celebrations. Homecoming will be Oct. 21-23.

The groundbreaking for the new campus center will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at the site previously occupied by Edwards Commons, which was destroyed by fire on Oct. 26, 2010. The two-story, 43,427-square-foot building will house the dining hall and kitchen, student life offices, meeting spaces, game room, the Scot Shop, and a bistro.

Four alumni and a longtime friend of the college will be honored this year. Distinguished Alumni Awards will be presented to Dr. Robert Cashner, ’65, and Dr. Timothy Stokes, ’92. Distinguished Alumni Awards are presented to alumni who have brought honor to the college through their distinguished careers. Dr. Cashner is a retired professor, vice chancellor and dean at the University of New Orleans. Dr.

Honor society inducts 19

Honor society inducts 19

Lyon College’s chapter of the Alpha Chi National Collegiate Scholarship Honor Society recently inducted 19 new members. 

Alpha Chi is a national honor society with over 300 college and university chapters. The society admits juniors and seniors of good character who are in the top 10 percent of their classes.  

Area residents joining the society include Jon-Michael Poff, Alyssa Stott, Clare Brown, Megan Holifield, and Emily Spinks. Poff is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Poff of Batesville and is a junior majoring in English. Stott, a junior majoring in chemistry, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Brock of Concord and wife of Lee Stott of Batesville. Brown, the daughter of Verona Bebow and Larry Brown of Batesville, is a junior majoring in psychology. Holifield, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Paul Holifield of Batesville, is a junior majoring in biology. Spinks is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.

Lyon students give back to community

Lyon students give back to community

Normally on a weekday, Lyon College students can be found in classrooms, but on Service Day it is their time to give back to the community. 

Freshman Chrissy Willen of Heber Springs washed out cages at the Humane Society of Independence County. Junior Jon-Michael Poff pulled weeds from a flowerbed at a local school. Freshman Nathan Childers shoveled gravel at a church. Sophomore Cody Besett cleaned windows at the Batesville Housing Authority. 

Each year, the college releases students from their classes and faculty and staff from their regular work duties on Service Day to visit sites throughout local towns. The college representatives do everything from reading to elementary school children to washing church windows to visiting nursing home residents and bagging food for low-income families. 

On Sept.

Lyon organizes parents association

Lyon organizes parents association

Lyon College has established a new organization – P.A.L.S. (Parents Association for Lyon Students) – to better connect parents of current students to the college.

The organization’s mission is to provide a means of communication between parents of Lyon students and the administration, and to promote continuing dialogue between parents, faculty, administration, and students.

P.A.L.S. serves three vital functions, according to David Heringer, vice president for administration: “First, to provide counsel and feedback to the College based on conversations you have with, and insights from, your students. Second, P.A.L.S. members will from time to time help attract potential students to the College by writing letters and recommending prospective students to Lyon’s Enrollment Services Office.

Lyon College admissions website ranked among top in the nation

Lyon College admissions website ranked among top in the nation

BATESVILLE, Ark. — A national research organization has announced that the Lyon College Office of Admissions website is among the most highly rated in the country, scoring in the top 100 of all sites rated.  The site was recognized in the 13th annual My College Options Enrollment Power Index (EPI), an analysis of the admissions websites of nearly 3,000 colleges and universities.  

“We are proud to have our admissions website recognized by My College Options as one of the leading sites in the nation,” said David Heringer, vice president for administration at Lyon. “We developed our site with the knowledge that potential students would be looking here for critical admissions information.

Duncan hired as alumni director

Duncan hired as alumni director

Taryn Duncan of Highland has been hired as Lyon College’s new director of alumni, parents and event coordination.

Duncan was previously a teacher with the Highland School District and Family Service Worker for the Izard County Division of Children and Family Services.

Duncan graduated from Lyon College with a bachelor of arts degree in 1991. 

The director of alumni, parents and event coordination is responsible for interacting with Lyon College graduates and parents of current students. Duncan also is responsible for planning many of the college’s events including Family Weekend, Hall of Fame Banquet and Homecoming.

Duncan’s son is a graduate of Lyon College and her daughter is currently a student at Lyon.