Stephanie Beitle and Coleman Warren
The Arkansas Alumni Association recognized U of A graduating seniors Stephanie Beitle of Fayetteville and Coleman Warren of Farmington with the 2022 Senior Honor Citation. The award was announced by interim Chancellor Charles Robinson during the Cardinal & White Celebration on May 2.
The citation was established in 1965 by the Arkansas Alumni Association to recognize the top two seniors on campus who exhibit outstanding academic achievement, leadership skills and cocurricular engagement at the U of A.
During the Cardinal & White Celebration, the Arkansas Alumni Association recognized the Class of 2022 Senior Award honorees. Each year, students are invited to apply for the Senior Awards program. To support an inclusive and equitable selection process, the Arkansas Alumni Association carefully evaluates this program each year and endeavors to diversify the pools of both applicants and reviewers. The outstanding students selected this year reflect these efforts and we are proud to honor them.
Beitle and Warren were among the 73 students selected as Seniors of Significance Class of 2022. From this group, 20 Razorback Classic honorees were selected, and the top two students were awarded the Senior Honor Citation. For a complete list of the 2022 Senior Award honorees, visit www.arkansasalumni.org/seniorawards.
As the winners of the Senior Honor Citation, Beitle and Warren received life membership in the Arkansas Alumni Association and permanent recognition on a plaque at the Janelle Y. Hembree alumni house. They will be invited back to campus to represent their class at events, including speaking at their Senior Walk Dedication.
Stephanie Beitle is an Honors College Fellow and will be going to graduate school at Clemson as a GAANN Fellow for a doctorate in chemical engineering.
As an undergraduate, she has participated in three cross-disciplinary research opportunities and has a U.S. patent pending as a member of the Sakon Lab Group in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. She was a research and development intern with Pel-Freez Biologicals during the 2020-21 academic year. Beitle developed her study abroad opportunity and studied for a semester in New Zealand at the University of Canterbury. Her cocurricular and leadership experiences while at the university show equal depth. Beitle is the Senior Engineering Ambassador and a staff member for the College of Engineering Welcome Center. She is the corresponding secretary for the Tau Beta Pi Arkansas Alpha Chapter. Beitle has been an iFriend Host at the university since 2017 and has served as an Engineering Peer Mentor and an Honors College Ambassador.
“I believe that I can give back to the University of Arkansas by serving as a future mentor to chemical engineering students and serving as an ambassador through my career,” Beitle said. “I plan on volunteering in the Ralph E. Martin Department of Chemical Engineering alumni mentorship program that pairs former chemical engineering students with current students, with the aim to assist in the student’s professional development. I want the next generation of University of Arkansas chemical engineering students to leverage my knowledge and experience so that they may grow.”
Coleman Warren is majoring in industrial engineering and political science. His honors undergraduate thesis reflects both passions, offering “A Quantitative Analysis of Food Pantry Spatial Accessibility in Washington County, Arkansas.” Warren is the only U of A student to have received both the Truman and Rhodes Scholarships. He interned with AmeriCorp, Congressman Westermans’ Office and others. Warren is the founder and CEO of Simple + Sweet Creamery and the founder and director of Simply Feeding. His cocurricular engagement and leadership experience at the university is broad. Warren is the 100th student body president. He previously served as director of policy and director of open education resources for the Associated Student Government. He has served as a College of Engineering peer mentor, a campus ambassador and partner with the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank, a junior counselor for Arkansas Boys State and in many other leadership roles.
“When I first came to the University of Arkansas, I had no idea what being a Razorback truly meant,” Warren said. “We have a family here. I am grateful to have been loved, supported and cheered on in every step of my college career, and I would not be who I am without this community.”
About the University of Arkansas: As Arkansas’ flagship institution, the U of A provides an internationally competitive education in more than 200 academic programs. Founded in 1871, the U of A contributes more than $2.2 billion to Arkansas’ economy through the teaching of new knowledge and skills, entrepreneurship and job development, discovery through research and creative activity while also providing training for professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the U of A among the few U.S. colleges and universities with the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the U of A among the top public universities in the nation. See how the U of A works to build a better world at Arkansas Research News.