Terry, a UA College of Agriculture graduate, was a
member of the 1990 class of the LeadAR program, served on the DeWitt
School Board for 12 years, and was Chairman of the Southeast WIB Board.
Terry has also served as secretary of the Arkansas County Farm Bureau
Board, was a former member of the DeWitt Jaycees, and has been very
active with Arkansas County Extension. He also participates in a jail
ministry. In 1987, the Turners were named Arkansas County Farm Family of
When Terry is not meeting with instructors to
develop curriculum and labs for the RET program, he enjoys getting on
the tractor to plant crops at PCCUA’s ADTEC Renewable Energy
Demonstration Project. His wife of 38 years is Carolyn Turner, Vice
Chancellor of PCCUA DeWitt Campus, and their daughter, Jennifer has
spent the last year in Costa Rica as a volunteer for World Teach. The
Turners also have a son, Chris, daughter-in-law, Suzanne, and
grandbabies Emory and Whit who live in Dallas, Texas.
Gordon was born and raised, and still resides in
Coahoma County, Mississippi. She received two Bachelors of
Science from Delta State, the first in Criminal Justice and
another in Chemistry. She also did some post graduate work at
the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson,
Mississippi. She graduated from Delta State with a Master of
Science in Natural Science in 2007.
Erin enjoys spending time with her mini
dachshunds, gardening, building things with power tools, and
embroidery. She is interested in environmental issues, and
tries to reduce her carbon footprint whenever possible by
recycling and planting trees. She owns a flex-fuel Chevy
Avalanche. One thing you may not know about Erin is her
relation to Conway Twitty as a second cousin.
From 2000-2004, Erin worked at a goat farm,
and was responsible for tasks such as office management and care
of the animals. Erin was hired by East Arkansas Community
College in September 2008 as the Renewable Energy Instructor.
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graduated in 1987 from Clay County Central High School in
Rector. She married her husband, Jimmy in the fall of 1988, and
her only child, Matt, was born in Jan of 1990. She graduated
from ASU with a BS in Chemistry in 1991 and an MS in Chemistry
in 1993. Tanya began working at ASU Newport in July of 1993;
her first task was setting up the very first chemistry lab
facility. She started teaching classes as an adjunct and was
hired full time in 1994.
Tanya’s husband, Jimmy, is the Fleet
Manager/Assistant Warehouse Manager for Gateway Tire of
Arkansas’s wholesale store at Trumann, AR. Tanya is very proud
of her son’s achievements. She guided him through cub scouts
and boy scouts, then rough stock rodeo. Matt is now involved
with team roping, and met his current wife at a high school
rodeo. They got married April of 2008 and Tanya’s
granddaughter, Alyssa Lynn, was born in July of 2008. Matt now
attends ASU-Jonesboro and is majoring in Mechanical Engineering.
Tanya has a great love for cats, and has
four inside felines: Tootsie, Cessa, Peanut, and Bubba as well
as multiple strays that are fed outside. The Haglers have two
horses, Rick and Dutch, and are keeping the kids’ puppies at
their house for the time being.
Tanya was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis
in 2003, after being diagnosed with Systemic Lupus in 1996. As
she is fatigued much of the time, Tanya enjoys quiet activities
such as reading, and being at home with her pets. In May, Tanya
will return to teaching Chemistry full time, and assist the new
ASUN RET instructor, Jack Osier, with learning the renewable
energy ropes. The two will work closely together, and share lab
space. Tanya has learned a great deal with the RET instructor
team this year.
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Osier, Instructor Profile
Arkansas State University – Newport
Jack Osier is the new instructor for
Renewable Energy Technology Associate of Applied Science in General
Technology program at Arkansas State University – Newport. His office
will be at Arkansas State University in Newport.
He has a Bachelor’s degree in Education
from Bluefield State College in Bluefield, West Virginia. He is
currently enrolled in the Environmental Science Graduate Program at
Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. Jack’s research background is
in toxicology with an emphasis on Microbiology and water quality. Upon
completion of his master’s degree, he plans to pursue his doctorate in
the field of Environmental Microbiology with an emphasis on cellulitic
Originally from Newport, Jack first
attended Lyon College in Batesville and studied there for three years
before transferring to the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville where
he was involved in herpetology. His research there was centered on
monitoring and tracking the migration patterns of indigenous snakes of
the region. He then relocated to West Virginia in 2000 and enrolled in
the teaching program at Bluefield State University. Upon graduation in
2004, Jack returned to Newport to teach AP Chemistry and AP
Environmental Science at Newport High School. For the last two years,
he has been the 8th grade Integrated Science teacher at
Newport Junior High School, while also serving as an adjunct instructor
in Microbiology at Arkansas State University – Newport.