NorthWest Arkansas Community College will dedicate its student center to Dr. Becky Paneitz at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22. The brief ceremony will be held at Bogle Plaza on the college campus in Bentonville.
The Dr. Becky Paneitz Student Center honors Paneitz as President Emerita after her recent retirement from the institution and caps a decade of service to the rapidly growing community college.
The Student Center was the first building project undertaken after Paneitz assumed the college’s chief executive role in 2003. Other facilities constructed during her tenure include what was Benton County’s first multistory parking garage, the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development and the Center for Health Professions.
Recently, work has begun to transform the former Highlands Oncology building into the Melba Shewmaker Southern Region National Child Protection Training Center, also located on the NWACC campus in Bentonville.
The brief dedication ceremony will include a ribbon cutting by Bentonville / Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce.