Prayin Out Loud: What Your Knees Are For

Ms. Annie Sells is curious to learn more about these spirited devils that know what their knees are for and their boss that is praying and singing for us all.

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F It! – Ms. Annie Sells Dares You

It is no secret that television is not Ms. Annie Sells thing! My mother did one hell of a job protecting me from mass media especially via television until I was 18 years old. But we sure learned to appreciated good literature, strategy games, puzzles, and classic movies. Nevermind I read my way through manyContinue reading “F It! – Ms. Annie Sells Dares You”

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President Bill Clinton addressed the AATYC 25th Annual Conference

Arkansas’ Director of Higher Education and President Bill Clinton addressed the 700+ attendees of the last day of the 25th Annual AATYC Conference.  They spoke of the boot-strap mentality of our past Executive Director and our new Executive Director. They spoke of the work of us all to meet the needs of the students, citizens,Continue reading “President Bill Clinton addressed the AATYC 25th Annual Conference”

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Redesign, Reinvent, and Reset

Higher Ed – the challenge. We are looking to improve completion rates by 50% by 2020; to increase college readiness; double the number of students who complete developmental ed; closing the skills gap by focusing on career and technical ed; refocusing our mission; embracing entrepreneurial mindset; and to target private and public investments strategically. MuchContinue reading “Redesign, Reinvent, and Reset”

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5 Reasons they say and 5 reasons I say

On October 10, 2013, while doing research for an essay on teams and managing teams, I tripped over several articles on the economic impact of civil war. I learned that social scientists, such as myself and those far more academic than Ms. Annie Sells, have spent a lot of time and resources studying civil warContinue reading “5 Reasons they say and 5 reasons I say”

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The Grid’s Great: Where’s Your Radio?

Today is a new day, one that everyone who is honest would gladly admit that they are proud to experience. On any given day, I would likely write to you about my beloved home of Fort Smith, Arkansas. I might talk to you about reaching out and connecting to your friends, family and potential clientsContinue reading “The Grid’s Great: Where’s Your Radio?”

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Chi Tea & Me

Ms. Annie Sells is burning her candle at both ends these days. Okay, this year… Don’t tell my Momma because she will chew me out! My defense? A girl has to do what a girl has to do. Z’s Daddy is working on his Bachelors. Ms. Annie Sells is working on her Masters. Z’s MommyContinue reading “Chi Tea & Me”

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My favorite curse word starts with a P and it is not Patience

Are you wondering what four letter word that Ms. Annie Sells is admitting to as her favorite curse word? Well, I am not going to tell you. Instead we are going to take an honest look at what really should be a curse word to many of us. If you type patience into Google, thenContinue reading “My favorite curse word starts with a P and it is not Patience”

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Allow me to introduce you to A – Z Tree

October, 2013:  I, Ms. Annie Sells, wish to share a very special tree friend with you. I know that this is not Saturday morning cartoons, but the tree pictured here is very important to my family. This tree lives in the corner of the parking lot at our local Boys and Girls Club. Hundreds of children walk past it daily.  ThousandsContinue reading “Allow me to introduce you to A – Z Tree”

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Spring 2013 Without Shirley L. Watkins

Spring is the new beginning we all share each and every year. It is the time when the bitter cold, freezing rain, death, and desolation of the winter passes away. The birds begin to sing, the daffodils bloom, and the crops take root. Generally speaking, I am tripping over myself with excitement about the arrivalContinue reading “Spring 2013 Without Shirley L. Watkins”

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