Jacquie Markle of Harrison has been chosen by her colleagues as North Arkansas College’s 2013 Outstanding Staff member. Jacquie is the first employee in Northark history to receive this honor twice.
A long-time employee in the Institutional Advancement office, her list of duties is long, her talents and dedication to her job are legendary. Known for her skills with decorating and floral arranging, she is responsible for making events like Evening on the Plaza beautiful and sophisticated.
Jacquie is always willing to help others. She founded the Northark Crisis Fund which has raised $13,500 since 2006. This fund has helped students stay in college after tragic and life-altering situations.
She attributes her work ethic to her parents. “I remember them telling me to be the employee you would want to have working for you. My parents are gone now, but their philosophy of “work hard” will always be with me.”
This summer she is busy organizing a Northark Alumni Association, preparing for the annual Foundation Golf Tournament, and for the Annual Fund Drive. A former President of the Classified Staff Association, Jacquie is a leader on campus and has presented a number of times to the Board of Trustees.
“I love Northark, the students, my colleagues and our mission to provide high quality, affordable, convenient opportunities for learning and community enrichment. I am blessed to be a part of the College and even more blessed to work in the Foundation office!”
Jacquie received $500 from the North Arkansas College Foundation. She will be recognized along with Sondra Richards, Northark’s Outstanding Faculty Member next October in Hot Springs during the annual conference of the Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges (AATYC).