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Grand Opening
Integrated Design Lab

Grand Opening
Integrated Design Lab

Integrated Design Lab Grand Opening Event

Now that our Integrated Design Lab (IDL) is open to students for the fall semester, we are excited to invite community members to attend our grand opening!

This informational event will offer food, drinks and conversation. You'll be invited to take a self-tour, chat with staff, faculty and students and learn more about this state-of-the-art facility. Hear from a variety of speakers, including NWACC President Dr. Jorgenson, Board of Trustees member Joe Spivey, and an art and construction technology graduates.

Learn more about the IDL concept

Event Details: 

When: September 27th, beginning at 10 AM

Where: NWACC-Bentonville campus
One College Drive, Bentonville, AR

Parking: Please park in the NWACC parking garage. See map for parking and the Integrated Design Lab location.


Speaker Information:

Rob Dodd is the Executive Vice President of Operations at Nabholz Construction located in Rogers, Arkansas, he has been with Nabholz for 12 years, having served as a project manager, senior project manager and project executive prior to his current role.  Before joining Nabholz in 2007, Rob spent 21 years in the design profession in the Structural Engineering and Architecture fields.

Rob Dodd


Joe Spivey, a native of Rogers, Arkansas, earned a BS in Business from Arkansas State University, Jonesboro in 1982, and an MS in Education from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville in 1991. He also completed training from the Disney Management Institute, the Army ROTC Leadership Challenge, and the John Brown University Soderquist Institute for Leadership and Ethics.

Mr. Spivey served as Director of Student Life and Academic Support and as an Academic Counselor for the Athletic Department at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and as the Director of Cooperative Education at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

Currently, Mr. Spivey is a Senior Vice President with First Security Bank. He has served on the board of directors for the NWACC Foundation, Carroll Electric Cooperative, St. Mary's Hospital, Rogers Baseball Association, Friends of Hobbs State Park, Rogers-Lowell Chamber of Commerce, Subiaco Academy, Rogers Chapter Habitat for Humanity, and the Benton County United Way. He is a past president of the Rogers Rotary Club and is currently serving as a Blue & Gold Selection Officer for the U.S. Naval Academy.

Mr. Spivey and his wife Suzanne have two children.

He was elected to a six-year term on the NorthWest Arkansas Community College Board of Trustees effective January 1, 2009, after serving a three-year appointment by Governor Huckabee.

Joe Spivey


Dr. Evelyn E. Jorgenson became President of NorthWest Arkansas Community College on July 1, 2013 after serving 17 years as President of Moberly Area Community College in Missouri. She earned her Associate of Arts degree from State Fair Community College. She also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree fromColumbia College. She completed her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Higher and Adult Education at the University of Missouri.

Dr. Jorgenson has earned many honors and awards in the course of her career. She served the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) as a member of the Rural Policy Roundtable and the Commission on Academic, Student, and Community Development.  She was President of the Council of North Central Two-Year Colleges and the Missouri Community College Association Presidents’ and Chancellors’ Council.She currently serves on the Board of the Council on Accreditation forTwo-Year Colleges (CATYC). Dr. Jorgenson continues to be passionate about community college students and the contributions of community colleges.

Currently, Dr. Jorgenson serves on the Northwest Arkansas Council, the Arkansas Community Colleges (ACC) Presidents and Chancellors, and the Rogers-Lowell Chamber of Commerce. She is a Board member for the Benton County Literacy Council, Arvest Bank, NWA Food Bank, and UAMS-Northwest Advisory Board. She also is a member of the Rogers Noon Rotary.

Dr. Jorgenson


Joy Suit (Moseley) is a Project Engineer for Nabholz Construction in Rogers Arkansas. She has worked for Nabholz for two years. In that two years, she has been recognized with the “I’m a Believer Award” for safety, accepted into the Superintendent Training Program, and asked to assist with the Good Catch program which promotes safety within the company.  A 2018 graduate of the NWACC Construction Technology program, she was in the first graduating class, won the Nabholz Scholarship twice, and graduated Magna Cum Laude. She is currently completing her third project, one of which was the Integrated Design Lab. When she is not working she enjoys gardening, and spending time with her daughter, Abigail.

Learn more about Joy on our blog

Joy Moseley



Brad Place is lead design principal at SCM Architects in Fayetteville and Little Rock. He joined the firm in 1994 following his graduation from Drury University School of Architecture. A thoughtful leader and creative designer, Brad has served the higher education realm for over 25 years. Brad has been privileged to work on projects for NWACC since 2014, leading the Master Planning process for both the Bentonville Campus and Washington County Center in Springdale, as well as the designer for the Integrated Design Lab. Brad serves alongside four principals at SCM, leading a firm of twenty-two creative professionals at SCM who are dedicated to a collaborative and meaningful design and construction process.

Brad Place


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