Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus is proud to announce that Charles Gough of Greenwood has been awarded an Academic Excellence Scholarship for the fall semester.

Gough, a graduate of Muldrow High School in Muldrow, Okla., is working toward an Associate of Applied Science in General Technology-Air Conditioning and Refrigeration.

He said the scholarship, which totals $500, will be a tremendous help to him by "paying for books and other supplies needed for my field of study."

Gough has a 3.72 grade-point-average. After graduating, he plans "to be able to work in the [heating, ventilation and air conditioning] field and receive more training with newer computer [air conditioning] style units."

When asked why he chose to enroll at Arkansas Tech-Ozark, Gough said its ACR program is the only one in western Arkansas to offer a degree.