On Thursday, May 23rd, the Arkansas Public Administration Consortium (APAC) graduated 15 Arkansas Certified Public Managers® at the University of Arkansas Pulaski Technical College Campus Center in North Little Rock.
Graduates were Nathan Alderson, Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration, Billie L. Egli, UA Pulaski Technical College, Heather Garrett, Arkansas Real Estate Commission, Lori Goode, Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, Christopher Holder, Arkansas Department of Human Services, Biranda Lumpkin, Arkansas Public Administration Consortium, Cindy Murphy, Arkansas Attorney General’s Office, Julia Nicol, Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, Jason Olive, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Antwanette Pettigrew-House, Arkansas State Bank Department, Melissa Riffle, Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, Hollie Sanders , Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Lisa Smith, Arkansas State Bank Department, Virginia S. Speake, Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, and Kevin White, Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality.
Julia Nicol was honored with the Askew Award and Best Project Plan for her exceptional capstone project, titled “The Project Pool: Leveraging untapped resources at work.” Julia serves as the Senior Manager of Policy & Administration within the Office of Land Resources for the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality. Her project is described as a project-based, resource-sharing program that matches staff members who have extra time to complete special projects that have been submitted by those in the office who do not have the time or resources to complete the work.
For more information, contact Biranda Lumpkin, CPM Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Marie Lindquist, Executive Director of the Arkansas Public Administration Consortium at email@example.com. Additional information about the Arkansas Certified Public Manager® Program can be found athttp://ualr.edu/publicaffairs/apac/.