School of Business presents awards, scholarships

— Front row, from left: Reynolds Beckham, Casey DeRoche, Marly Holmes, Bianca Porter, Iesha Earnest, Jotham Gray, Zara Loye, and Justice Frazier Back row: Maverick Rudd, Fernando Balderas, Sara Green, Montana Fuller, Houston Ray, Dylan Howell, Shaelyn Goecke, and Abigail Nivens.

Henderson State University’s School of Business held its annual awards banquet and Hall of Fame induction on April 21.  James Barnes, a Henderson graduate and founder of BBA Solutions, was inducted into the School of Business Hall of Fame.

BBA Solutions is a Little Rock-based company with more than seven divisions, including Textbook Brokers and other brands that make up the fourth largest textbook retailer in the United States.

In 1997, Barnes opened the Reddie or Not Bookstore in Arkadelphia. The company now has more than 100 retail locations across 24 states, including Henderson’s Reddie Bookstore.

Barnes’s induction followed several awards and scholarships presented to Henderson business students:

ASCPA Scholarship – Fernando Balderas, a senior accounting major from DeQueen

BKD Accounting Scholarship – Marly Holmes, a junior accounting major from Kirby

Christina Peebles Lindgren Scholarship – Maverick Rudd, a senior accounting major from Bismarck

Hudson, Cisne and Company Scholarship – Sara Green, a senior accounting major from Hot Springs

Hudson, Cisne and Company Scholarship – Iesha Earnest, a junior accounting major from Conway

Stella Spoon Accounting Scholarship – Reynolds Beckam, a sophomore accounting major from Alma

CRC Outstanding BIS Graduate Award – Jotham Gray, a senior information system major from Arkadelphia

Southern Bancorp Outstanding Finance Student – Houston Ray, a junior finance major from Owensboro, Kentucky

Oren Harris Outstanding Business Law Student – Montana Fuller, a junior finance major from Lakin, Kansas

Print Mania Outstanding Management Student – Bianca Porter, a senior business management major from Sherwood

Ross Godwin Outstanding Marketing Student – Abigail Nivens, a senior marketing major from Prescott

Oscar and Eathel Greenberg Scholarship – Dylan Howell, a senior finance major from North Little Rock

Deborah and William Nolan Scholarship – Justice Frazier, a sophomore entrepreneurship major from Louann

Dr. Louis Dawkins School of Business Scholarship – Casey DeRoche, a senior finance major from Hot Springs

Tad and Judy Krug Scholarship – Montana Fuller, a junior finance major from Lakin, Kansas

Christopher Castleberry Scholarship – Abigail Nivens, a senior marketing major from Prescott

Chris and Debra Wewers Scholarship for Business – Zara Loye, a senior business management major from Bismarck

Robert C. “Bob” Fisher Scholarship – Shaelyn Goecke, a freshman business finance major from Atlanta, Texas

The Joshua C. Jones Finance Award – Dylan Howell, a senior finance major from North Little Rock

Claritas Academic Program Student Scholarship – Montana Fuller, a junior finance major from Lakin, Kansas

CFA Program Awareness Scholarship – Casey DeRoche, a senior finance major from Hot Springs

CFA Program Awareness Scholarship – Dylan Howell, a senior finance major from North Little Rock