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Read on to learn about the lives of students and alumni who embody the Tech Spirit.

a portrait of Ty Reasoner, engineering major and starting Quarterback for the ATU Wonder Boy Football Team.

Ty Reasoner

Hometown: Cashion, OK
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Quarterback Ty Reasnor embodies grit. After a wrist injury, he spent his junior football season at ATU on the sidelines. He was determined to have a stellar senior season-- both in football and in the classroom.

Mission accomplished. Reasnor helped lead the Wonder Boys to a bowl game appearance and served as captain of the football team, all while keeping up his GPA. He earned a 4.0 last fall and was named the sole NCAA Division II Academic All-American of The Year.

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George Mitchell III

Job Title: Senior Vice President of Finance for the Dallas Cowboys Football Club and Blue Star Investments Inc.
Hometown: Waldron, AR
Degree Earned: BSBA in Accounting

Jack Dixon

Job Title: Retired, Former CFO of the Dallas Cowboys Football Club
Degree Earned: BSBA in Accounting
Hometown: Fort Smith, AR

College friendships can last a lifetime. This is especially true for George Mitchell III and Jack Dixon. The two met in intermediate accounting at Arkansas Tech in 1968 and are still lifelong friends. After earning their degrees, they both went on to obtain a Certified Public Accountant credential.

Their paths would criss-cross throughout their careers at various points, including a stint in the Army and in the oil and gas industry. Most recently, the friends have worked in leadership roles managing the finances of the Dallas Cowboys.

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Lindsey Greenup

Hometown: Mount Vernon, AR
Major: Middle Level Education

Lindsey Greenup loves being from a rural area. In small towns, she feels everyone is on the same team, which makes these communities stand out.

As an ATU student, Lindsey plans to teach math after she graduates and has secured an endorsement to coach. Her goal after graduation is to return to a small town because it gives her the chance to make a big impact in a little community.

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Andrea Martin

Job Title: Superintendent, Greenland School District
Hometown: Green Forest, AR
Degrees Earned: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Administration, Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership and Administration

Leadership is central to Andrea Martin’s role as a superintendent. Her purpose is to support and empower faculty and staff to positively impact students in the Greenland School District.

Coming from the classroom, she sought out roles that would give her the opportunity to make a bigger difference for all students in the district. Through her networking, Martin also serves on several state education boards allowing her impact on policy and larger issues for the betterment of the education profession.

a portrait of J'Quan Brammers,

J'Quan Brammer

Hometown: Little Rock, AR
Major: Biology

For J’Quan, community and networking are critical components of the college experience. With the goal of becoming an OB/GYN, he is heavily involved in the campus community. He serves in a leadership role with his fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc., works on campus as a resident assistant, sings in United Voices of Praise, is a member of the African American Student Association and a campus ambassador.

Building community is all about creating relationships that will last. He hopes the network he forms now at Arkansas Tech will serve as a foundation of friends and colleagues as he embarks on a future in the medical field.

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Zach Harris

Hometown: Alma, AR
Job Title: Gastroenterology Fellow, Wake Forest
Degree Earned: B.S. in Emergency Management

From day one, Zach Harris always wanted to be a doctor. Knowing he would have plenty of medical classes in his future, Zach wanted to hone in his ability to manage crises during his undergraduate years. After graduating in 2008, he enrolled in medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and found his calling working in internal medicine.

Since graduating from the medical program, he served as an internist in the College of Internal Medicine at UAMS. He’s now working as a Gastroenterology Fellow at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina.

a portrait of Michael Post, emergency management and college student personnel major and player for the ATU Wonder Boy Baseball Team.

Michael Post

Hometown: Mayflower, AR
Degree Earned: Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management

Pending Degree: Master of Science College Student Personnel

Motivated after a tornado hit his hometown, Michael Post went on a mission to help others. During his undergraduate years, he was part of a select group of interns that worked on a research project requested by FEMA.

Michael is also the catcher on the Wonder Boys baseball team. His experiences as a student athlete fielded lessons from behind the plate that he’s been applying in everyday life. Now enrolled in the College Student Personnel graduate program at ATU, he hopes to help other students meld classroom and campus for the complete college experience.

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Rachel Mouser

Job Title: Senior Policy Analyst at The Cadmus Group
Hometown: Harrison, AR
Degree Earned: B.S. in Emergency Management

Rachel Mouser stumbled into emergency management by accident. She was short on credits one semester, so she enrolled in an introductory class. The rest is history.

Rachel works in Washington D.C. and does research to help organizations understand policy around disasters. Prior to her current role with a private firm, Mouser worked for the National Emergency Management Association and was responsible for policy research for the organization.

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