PAST AWARD WINNERS

JHOLEN FAULKNER | 2016 GRADUATE OF THE YEAR

Jholen Faulkner of Little Rock is the 2016 Graduate of the Year. Through Goodwill’s job training program, Jholen developed the skills and self-confidence needed get a great job, and he has big plans for his future. His is a story of hope and inspiration.

JOHNNEY MACK LONGHORN | 2016 FRANK LYON JR ACHIEVER OF THE YEAR

Johnney Mack Lawhorn of Springdale is the 2016 Frank Lyon Jr. Achiever of the Year. Johnney shares his story of how Goodwill’s TEO program helped him get his life on track through job training and employment. It’s a story of hard work, determination and second chances, and you will be inspired.

PCS ONCALL | 2016 EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR

PCS OnCall of Jonesboro is the 2016 Employer of the Year. Hear how PSC works with Goodwill to build their workforce.

MARTIN O. JORDAN | 2016 VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

Martin O. Jordan is the 2016 Volunteer of the Year. Learn the inspirational story of this Vietnam veteran who so generously gives his time and talents to Goodwill.

KLRT FOX16 | 2016 BUSINESS PARTNER OF THE YEAR

KLRT FOX16 is the 2016 Business Partner of the Year. FOX16 understands and helps further Goodwill’s mission. Hear why FOX16 is committed to partnering with Goodwill to help Arkansans find jobs.

BRIAN MILLER | 2015 GRADUATE OF THE YEAR

Brian Miller made some decisions in his life that resulted in a felony conviction. Miller was unable to find employment or provide for his family. He attended a job fair at Goodwill and entered the TEO program. Three months into the TEO program, Miller’s production supervisor noticed his great potential and decided to offer Brian a full time position. Two promotions later, he continues to demonstrate his gratefulness and appreciation by modeling the Goodwill mission. Miller’s hard work, dedication and true desire to turn his life around made him the ideal candidate for Goodwill’s Graduate of the Year 2015.

JOHN CRIHFIELD | 2015 FRANK LYON JR. ACHIEVER OF THE YEAR

“I work in donations. I love being here. It’s a second family to me.” Less than two years ago, John Crihfield was serving a 20 year sentence in federal prison. Now, he is a TEO graduate, admired Goodwill® employee and most important, our 2015 Achiever of the Year. NWA Reentry Coach, Joe Bruton said, “All the hard work that John has put in to help change his life – the award could not go to a more deserving individual.” Crihfield has overcome extreme obstacles to be where he is today. He calls Goodwill “his home” and is an integral part of the Goodwill® in Fayetteville – College team. We are proud of his accomplishments.

RAYVION PERKINS | 2014 GRADUATE OF THE YEAR

“The Goodwill Job Training program helped a lot. It gives you that push, and puts you on the right track.” Rayvion Perkins was diagnosed with a developmental disability in her teenage years, lost her mother from complications after breast cancer surgery, and then fell into a deep depression. Rayvion was afraid to leave the house. After joining Goodwill’s Job Training program, Rayvion cultivated her skills as a stylist and now works in one of the world’s busiest retailers. She has gained fulltime employment, obtained her driver’s license, and purchased her first home.

JO LAYNE WILSON | 2014 FRANK LYON JR. ACHIEVER OF THE YEAR

“Never, ever give up.” After Jo Layne Wilson battled addiction and being incarcerated, she joined Goodwill’s Transitional Employment Opportunity (TEO) program. Jo excelled in the TEO program and prepared to seek outside employment. Goodwill did not want to lose her, so we hired her at our corporate office. Jo is now a Data Management and Reporting Specialist, who works in our Workforce Development department. Jo works with people in Goodwill’s TEO and Reentry Beyond Disabilities programs.

KENDRA WATSON | 2013 GRADUATE OF THE YEAR

“I have never been around a company that is so inspiring, and so non-judgmental. They give you all the tools you need to make it. They helped me put my past behind me and move forward.” Kendra Watson thought her tainted background and criminal record meant she was at a dead-end when she was trying to find a job.Then she learned about Goodwill’s Transitional Employment Opportunity (TEO) program.

SHAWN FADLING | 2013 FRANK LYON JR. ACHIEVER OF THE YEAR

“They stepped out on a limb with me and gave me a chance, when nobody else would. I have given them every bit of me possible [in return].” Shawn Fadling grew up in an abusive environment and came to Goodwill after a bout with drugs. All Shawn needed was a chance. After entering the TEO program, Shawn continued to overcome adversity and succeed.

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