U of O named chamber Corporate Business of the Year

Release Date: 3/17/2014

University of the Ozarks was named the Corporate Business of the Year at the 2014 Clarksville-Johnson County Chamber of Commerce's 93rd annual Awards Banquet, held March 14 in the University's Rogers Conference Center.

Dr. Bill Clary, associate professor of Spanish and coordinator of the Walton Arts & Ideas Series, was also named U of O Educator of the Year during the awards banquet. Clary has taught at Ozarks since 2006.

Clayton Caldwell, chamber vice president, praised the volunteer efforts of Ozarks' faculty and staff in announcing the University as Corporate Business of the Year.

"The faculty and staff at University of the Ozarks are very involved in our community, whether it is through service organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce, Lion's Club, Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club, the local churches, or other groups and organizations," Caldwell said. "We are proud and privileged to have University of the Ozarks as part of this community."

Clary was cited for his work with the Walton Arts & Ideas Series and for leading student abroad trips to Central America and South America.

The keynote speaker for the event was Grant Tennille, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.