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Steven R. Hinds
Executive Director of Public Relations and Marketing
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain." - Vivian Greene
Steven is the Executive Director of Public Relations and Marketing. He holds a bachelor's degree in public administration and a master's degree in higher education administration from the University of Arkansas.
Steven has experience in higher education, banking, marketing, public relations, and entrepreneurial business. He is a volunteer for several boards, committees, and non-profit organizations.
The Northwest Arkansas Business Journal named Steven to its annual "Forty under Forty" list and he received the Service Award from the Sam M. Walton College of Business.
A Springdale native, Steven and his family live in Fayetteville.
"Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value."
– Albert Einstein
An Arkansas native, Debbie spent more than 25 years working as a daily newspaper reporter, news editor, city editor, managing editor and features editor for publications throughout the state. She worked in the local media market 13 years before joining the public relations team at NWACC in 2011.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in mass communications, both from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. She is currently pursuing a second master’s degree, in leadership and ethics, from John Brown University.
She has a strong affinity for the work and mission of a large number of area nonprofit organizations and is a member of Arkansas Press Women/National Federation of Press Women and the Public Relations Society of America.
Her role at NWACC entails preparing news releases, press advisories and media kits, writing speeches and remarks, and developing content for internal communications pieces such as The NWACC Insight and daily announcements.
She and her husband reside in Bentonville.
Public Relations and Social Media Specialist
“Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.” – Helen Keller
Chris is a recent northwest Arkansas transplant, moving here in February from the Queen City of Cincinnati, Ohio. Chris received his bachelor's degree in Communication and Public Relations from the University of Cincinnati and currently serves as the Public Relations and Social Media Specialist here at NWACC, leading the college’s new media strategy online while supporting the PR efforts of the college.
Previously, Chris worked for a FORTUNE 1000 company, managing its public relations program in the Philippines and has worked with several non-profit organizations in southwest Ohio and northwest Arkansas. Currently residing in Fayetteville, Chris is an avid community supporter and adventure-seeker, and enjoys spending time with friends, exploring northwest Arkansas, and tweeting.
Robert S. Hanlon
“Don't Panic.” - Douglas Adams
Rob has been with the college since 2009. In that time, he has worked with virtually every department on campus to help promote our mission, events, professors and programs.
As a product of community colleges and a first generation college graduate, Rob understands the enormous value of this institution and the role we all play in the lives of our students.
Rob has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Missouri Southern State University and an Associate of Arts Degree from Crowder College.
Rob enjoys photography, backpacking, fine art, and the non-sequitur absurdities of everyday life.
Sr. Designer and Marketing Webmaster
"One person can do a great job, but it takes a team to be exceptional."
Tara graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Communications from Missouri Southern State University in 2000 and has over 12 years of experience in the marketing and advertising industry. Her work experience has included working as a Sr. Designer and Web Developer for Media Companies, Advertising Agencies, and FORTUNE 500 companies nationwide.
Currently, Tara is responsible for concept, development, and implementation on a wide range of media and is a member of the Arkansas Press Women/National Federation of Press Women organization and the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations.
"No matter where you go, there you are." - Unknown
Micah is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of NorthWest Arkansas Community College, holding an Associate of Arts and Associate of Applied Science degrees in Graphic Design.
Micah currently helps maintain NWACC's brand and mission through various marketing materials seen across northwest Arkansas.
He currently resides in Benton County with his wife, Kate, and daughter, Finley.
"I don't know. I think it's funny! I think it's funny! I go, what? It's so absurd. I'm alone." - Danny DeVito
Brian is a graduate from NorthWest Arkansas Community College, holding an Associate of Applied Science degree in Graphic Design.
Brian currently helps maintain NWACC's brand and mission through various marketing materials seen across northwest Arkansas.
Brian enjoys design, physics, contemporary art, and discovery.