Brandon Heiss, a recent graduate of Greenwood High School, has received a Black and Reeder scholarship to the University of Arkansas. The scholarship was established through an endowment by Sherman and Lynnette Reeder Black, both U of A alumni who attended Greenwood High School.
Brandon Heiss is the son of Mike and Jerlynn Heiss, currently of Fort Smith. As a high school student, Heiss was a member of the National Honor Society, the Future Business Leaders of America and the Beta Club. He also served as senior class president.
In the fall of 2014, Heiss will be an incoming freshman at the U of A. He plans to major in computer engineering.
The Blacks created this scholarship program to help Greenwood High students who are seeking an engineering or business degree at the U of A. One scholarship is awarded each year to a qualified graduating senior. The scholarship is renewable for an additional three years, as long as the student remains enrolled at the university and meets requirements, such as maintaining a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
Sherman Black is president and CEO of Qumu Corporation, based in Minneapolis. Qumu provides the tools businesses need to create, manage, secure, distribute and measure the success of their videos… He graduated from the U of A in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He is a member of the College of Engineering Dean’s Advisory Council and the Arkansas Academy of Electrical Engineering. Lynnette Reeder Black also graduated from the U of A in 1987, with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. The Blacks are members of Towers of Old Main.