Northark honors NARMC doctor as Distinguished Alumnus

Fri Apr 6, 2018 at 10:54 AM

Dr. Ross HalstedExceptional soccer players must possess technique, the right mindset, superior intelligence and be able to work as a team player in order to win a game.

As a soccer player himself, it is a mastery of those skills that has earned Dr. Ross Halsted this year’s North Arkansas College Distinguished Alumnus Award, which recognizes graduates for outstanding accomplishments in their respective fields.  The award will be presented on April 12 during the 2018 Evening on the Plaza Dinner at North Arkansas College.  Activities include a reception in the FedEx Freight Atrium at 6 P.M, with dinner to follow at 6:30 P.M.  Dr. Halsted will also be honored at the annual Arkansas Community Colleges conference in Little Rock, held in October.

“I am truly honored to be recognized as a distinguished alumnus of North Arkansas College.  I am humbled to receive an award that honors hard work and dedication to one’s field, and I am thankful to the college and its representatives for this opportunity. My family and I are excited to be back home to serve the community as NAC has done for many years.” 

Halsted is a native of Harrison and the son of Darrell and Barbara Halsted.  Halsted graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, and a chemistry minor from the University of the Ozarks where he played soccer. He also earned an associate of applied science degree in medical laboratory technology from North Arkansas College, and his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.

He completed his Family Medical Residency at Cox Family Medicine in Springfield where he was awarded Resident of the Year.  He then went on to practice family medicine in Mountain Home. Dr. Halsted is serving a two-year term on the Arkansas Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors.

Last August, Halsted returned to his hometown to work at North Arkansas Regional Medical Center, joining the OB/Women’s Services team at Family Medicine Clinic alongside Dr. Adam McCall and Dr. Micah Wiegel. 

He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Family Medicine, an active member of the Arkansas Chapter, and is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Life Support, as well as Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics and Neonatal Stabilization.

“My experience at North Arkansas College might be considered non-traditional; however, it was a great opportunity to further my education and develop a trained skill in the medical field.  NAC provided a specialized education specific to laboratory ancillary tests along with opportunities for clinical rotations and practical experience.  North Arkansas College continues to offer courses to help prepare students for the work-force.  I am proud to be an alumni of a college that provides an affordable, practical education preparing students for their future careers.” 

Dr. Halsted resides in Harrison with his wife, Heather and children, Amelia and Elise.

Northark’s Pioneer Impact Award recipient, J. D. Erwin will also be recognized at the dinner.  Tickets are $40 per person or $200 for a table of six. Call Institutional Advancement at (870) 391-3159 to R.S.V.P (RSVP deadline April 5th).

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