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Awards & Recognition

Support Staff Member of The Year

Each year at the annual Support Staff In - Service Training, an award for the Support Staff Member of the Year is given.  A Support Staff member from each district is selected and from those three an overall state support staff member of the year is chosen.                                                                                                 

2024 Overall Support Staff Member of the Year

Tammy Farnam 2024 Support Staff of the Year
Tammy Farnam

2024 Support Staff "Rookie of the Year"

2024 Support Staff Rookie of the Year Award with Lisa Barnes and Nancy Morehead

Auburn Webb, Little Rock State Office

2024 Support Staff of the Year

2024 Support Staff of Year By District

Sandra McGinnis-Delta District, Genean Butler-LRSO, Debbie Clevenger-Ozark District, Tammy Farnam-Ouachita District

2024-2025 UADA Chi Epsilon Board


From Left to Right: Nytalya Salter-President, Tammy Farnam-President Elect, Shaura Ivy-Past President, Cindy Whiteside-Secretary, Angela Berryhill-Treasurer, Genean Butler-Annalist, Janet Grafton-Administrative Advisor, Lisa Barnes-LRSO Director, Lisa Lynn-Ouachita District Director, Lena Corbin-Delta District Director, Robbie Rye-Ozark District Director


Traveling trophies are also awarded for the District with the most members attending, most new members joining Chi Epsilon Sigma and Rookie of the Year.

Support Staff Member of the Year Nomination Form

Support Staff Member of the Year Bio Info Form

Rookie of the Year Nomination Form


Chi Epsilon Sigma awards a $500 scholarship (dependent upon availability of funds) to chosen qualifying applicants:  a qualifying member, a member's spouse or a child enrolled in a minimum of six hours per semester.  ( A qualifying member is one with three (3) consecutive years of membership in Chi Epsilon Sigma.) 

                                                              2024 Scholarship Winner

                                                     Lisa Barnes        

                                                                   Lisa Barnes - LRSO  

Lisa is the Administrative Specialist III for Crop Soil and Environmental Services



A $100 Chi Epsilon Sigma scholarship will be awarded for a professional improvement workshop or seminar, which is related to the members UADA position.

A Silent Auction is held each year at our Support Staff training to raise money for the scholarships.

24 Scholarship Application (Student)

24 Scholarship Application (Professional Improvement)

Scholarship Application Guidelines (Student and Professional Improvement)

Rules for Silent Auction

Silent Auction Bid Sheet 

Community Service Project

Each year the Chi Epsilon Sigma Board of Directors chooses a charity for a community service project.  Donations are collected during the annual support staff in-service training.  Charities chosen have included Ronald McDonald House, Women and Children First, The Center Against Family Violence , Arkansas Rice Depot, Arkansas Food Bank, Arkansas Children's Hospital and Change Angels.