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Faculty and Staff
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Admissions
Zach Pharr
Director of Admissions and Advising
479.619.2664
Zach Pharr has been working in higher education since 2007. He has an B.A. in History from the University of Arkansas and an M.S. in College Student Personnel Administration from the University of Central Arkansas. He has worked in student services in several capacities including academic advising, admissions, student life, and student housing. He loves working with future and current NWACC students - helping them reach their goals. He loves to spend his time with his hobbies, which include reading, music, travel, and LEGO.
Jamie Johnston
Associate Director of Admissions and Advising
479.984.4050
Jamie Johnston was an army brat and lived all over the place before settling in Mountain Home, AR. She received her undergraduate degree in Management from Arkansas State University Jonesboro and her Master's in Higher Education Administration from the University of Arkansas.  Jamie spent 7 years working in admissions at Arkansas State University Mountain Home. She moved to northwest Arkansas 3 years ago and has been with NWACC ever since assisting students with the transition from high school to college. When she's not working she is busy spending time with her three kids or pursuing her favorite pastime: reading.
Erin Hollingsworth
Admissions Recruiter
479.986.4028
Hello, and thank you for taking an interest in our college! I'm Erin Hollingsworth, the NWACC Admissions Recruiter. I have received 3 associate degrees from NWACC and I went on to get my Bachelors in Psychology from Columbia College. Because of my personal experiences, I enjoy working with prospective students and motivating them to continue their education. My prides are my son and my education. I also have recently taken up antiquing furniture and just learned how to ride a motorcycle.  
Alaina Stroud
Scholarship and Welcome Center Coordinator
479.619.4316
Hi! My name is Alaina Stroud and I've been working at NWACC for 5 years. I'll be earning my Associate of Arts degree from NWACC in May 2014, and plan to continue on to pursue my bachelor's degree. My favorite part of my job is being able to work directly with students, and help them find the resources they need to be able to attend college. Outside of work, I love to act in plays/shows with local groups and theaters. I can't wait to be a part of another production!
Sara Schader
Enrollment Specialist
479.619.2678
Hi! Welcome to the NWACC Admissions and Advising Office. I've been working at NWACC for almost 4 years. I've worked in Testing Services, Advising, the Office of the Dean of Students, and Admissions and Advising.  I received my Bachelors of Arts in History from Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri.  I enjoy working with all the different student populations NWACC has!  I spend most of my spare time with my family and play board games like Wahoo that bring out my true competitive nature.
Advising
Paul Kirkpatrick
Academic Advisor
479.986.4003
Advises students in the following programs...
  • Associate of Science (AS) and Associate of Science (AS) with concentrations in Agriculture, Food, and Life Sciences - with last names beginning with N - Z
  • Associate of General Studies (AGS)
  • Undecided or undeclared major students
Paul Kirkpatrick has been working in academic advising since 1985. Until coming to NWACC he primarily worked with student-athletes serving as Director of Academic Support and Assistant Athletic Director for Student Life and Academic Support at the University of Arkansas for 20 years. He also served as Academic Coordinator at the University of Nevada, Reno during 1991 and 1992. He has extensive graduate work in Higher Education with an emphasis on Student Services. Paul also served on active duty in the United States Army as a Rotary Wing Aviator achieving the rank of Captain. Currently Paul works with Students who are working on an Associate of Science, are Undecided or Non-Degree seeking, and students who are working on an Associate of General Studies.
Xue Lee
Academic Advisor
479.619.4231
Advises students in the following programs...
  • Associate of Arts (AA) - Students with last names beginning with A - H with 24 college credit hours or less.
  • Students seeking education degrees
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - Paralegal
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - Early Childhood Education
Hello! Welcome to the NWACC Admissions and Advising Office. I've been working at NWACC for over four years. I am an NWACC alumni and received my Bachelors and Masters from John Brown University in Organizational Management and Leadership and Ethics. My favorite part of being an academic advisor is helping students explore careers/majors and matching them up with a degree plan. I love the rewarding feeling of seeing students graduate and accomplishing their educational goals. When I'm not at work, I enjoy traveling, watching movies, and spending time with my family and friends.
Sarah Beth Phillips
Academic Advisor
479.619.4164
Advises students in the following programs...
  • Associate of Science (AS) and Associate of Science (AS) with concentrations in Agriculture, Food, and Life Sciences - with last names beginning with A - M
  • Students Enrolled in Trade Adjustment Act (TAA) assistance program
  • All students following Individual Plans (IP)
With a passion for English and speaking to people, I attended Arkansas Tech University where I earned a bachelor's degree in Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations. I then earned my master's degree in Sports Administration from Henderson State University. Though I am a sports fanatic, my strong belief in the power of education to change people's lives led me to NWACC; helping students accomplish their goals is my favorite part of what I do. Outside of work, I love spending time with my family and friends, watching football, and reading.
Lea Sutherland
Academic Advisor
479.986.4015
Advises students in the following programs...
  • Associate of Arts (AA) - Students with last names beginning with I - Z and 24 college credit hours or less.
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Graphic Design
  • Concurrently enrolled high-school students taken college classes at NWACC
Hello! Welcome to the NWACC Admissions and Advising Office. I have been working at NWACC for almost 2 years. I am originally from Missouri and graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia with a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Social Work. I previously worked as an Academic Advisor at the University of Texas at San Antonio for 3 years and worked in the Financial Aid Department here at NWACC for a year. My favorite part of this job is working with students to help them achieve their educational goals and providing students with information and resources to empower themselves. When I'm not at work, my husband and I enjoy hiking and watching movies. I look forward to assisting you and hope I can help make your college experience great!
Beverly Grau
Academic Advisor
479.619.3103
Advises students in the following business and computer information degrees with 24 credit hours or less...
  • Associate of Science (AS) in General Business Transfer
  • Associate of Science (AS) in WCOB (UofA Business School) Transfer
  • Associate of Science (AS) in WCOB - ISYS (UofA Business School - Information System)
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - All AAS Business Degrees
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - All AAS Computer Aided Drafting
    (CAD) Degrees
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - All AAS Computer
    (Networking, Programming, or Application Management) Degrees
  • Students taking English for Bilingual (ENGB) reading or writing courses (any number of hours)
Hello! Welcome to the NWACC Admissions and Advising Office. I have been working at NWACC for over 3 years. I am originally from Guatemala and moved to Joplin, MO after graduating high school to earn a Bachelor's degree from Missouri Southern State University where I had the opportunity to study abroad twice. My favorite part of my job is helping students who are unfamiliar with the process of how to get started with college and help set them up for success. When I am not at work, I enjoy cooking and gardening with my husband. I look forward to working with you and help make your NWACC experience the best that it can be!
Sandy Bobbitt
Administrative Support
479.636.9222
Hi!  Welcome to the NWACC Admissions and Advising Office. I have been working at NWACC for three years and enjoy working with students who are about to start on their college career. I was a non-traditional student here at NWACC, starting college after 28 years out of High school so I am very familiar with the struggles students face.  I completed my AAS in Computer Information Systems here at NWACC in December of 2013 and I am currently getting a BA in Organizational Management at John Brown University.  When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my teenagers, reading, knitting and raising English Bulldogs.
Meredith Autrey
Student Intake and Support
479.619.4324
Welcome to Admissions and Advising! I have been working for NWACC for over two years. My Bachelors of Science Degree is from the University of Arkansas. I enjoy meeting students and helping them however I can. My husband and I have been married over 25 years and enjoy traveling and spending time outdoors. We have two daughters, one in college and one in high school. (Plus two dogs).