Campus News

  • The Third Annual Science Olympiad will be held on Friday, July 17, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.    This free event is open for children in Kindergarten through 6th grade.  The Science Olympiad is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of K-12 science education through tournaments and non-competitive events.  This year’s closing presentation will be “Awesome Science” by the Museum of Discovery. 
    For more information, or to pre-register a child, contact: Dana Brownfield at dbrown [at] or 501.332.0228.

  • Beginning June 2, the Student Affairs offices will be extending their hours each Tuesday. The offices will be opening at 7:30am and will stay open in the evenings until 5:30pm to better serve students. 

  • Student Affairs will open at 12pm on Friday, May 8, 2015.

  • Please join us on Tuesday, April 28th starting at 11:30 a.m.  in the College library for an author talk from  Michael Harbour II on his new book,  Power Principles.  Michael will be selling and autographing his books starting at 11:30 a.m. and will begin his talk at 12:15 p.m.  Everyone is invited to attend.

    Mike Harbour
    Igniting a leadership revolution, LIFTing growth-driven people and organizations higher in purpose, excellence, and action.
    Leadership is the difference maker and the deal breaker. It is how organizations grow and impact lives. But leadership cannot be an idea that is simply talked about; leadership requires action.
    Mike Harbour is the Founder and President of Harbour Resources, a leadership consulting, training, and talent management firm based in Little Rock, Arkansas with partners in Long Island, New York and Orlando, Florida as they serve clients across the United States and the globe.
    Harbour Resources services include leadership and executive coaching; behavioral assessments; leadership development for new and emerging leaders and the seasoned leadership professional; and helping to build Human Resources internal recruitment practices. In addition, Harbour Resources provides search services for “C” level, VP, executive, director, and middle management level positions in the healthcare and banking industries.
    Mike spent over 20 years in the healthcare industry as a leader in hospital operations, leadership training and development, sales, talent management, and executive search. He has interviewed thousands of leaders, successfully placed hundreds of leaders, and trained thousands more to live and lead into their full potential as a leader.
    Mike’s leadership was tested and honed while serving in the United States Army as a U.S. Army Soldier/Officer. Building on this experience and success, Mike has become a leading Founding Partner on the world-renowned John C. Maxwell Team as a Certified Coach, Trainer, and Speaker. With this extensive leadership experience, Mike offers the services, training, and assessment tools to move you and your team or organization in the desired direction to reach your goals.
    He is a committed family man with over 22 years of marriage. He has been gifted with a son and daughter. He has coached on the baseball field, led men at church, and is a leader in the community, offering men’s equipping programs at local schools and community events.

    Leadership Experiences (Current and Previous)
    • Founder and President of Harbour Resources since March 2006
    • Currently serving on John Maxwell’s President’s Advisory Council and the L2 Simulcast Advisory Council
    • Program Director for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Programs at National Healing Corporation
    • Flanagan Instruments - Territory Manager, Arkansas Territory, selling Neuro, Spine, ENT, and Ophthalmic Surgical Instruments
    • Healthcare Search Account Manager at Management Recruiters International
    • 12 years in the United States Army, Medical Service Corp. Multiple Healthcare Leadership Roles

  • Take the ACT Test Prep Course for the June 13th test from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. for 5 weeks on May 14, May 21, May 26, June 4 and June 11. Classes will meet in the Arts and Sciences Center in G101 and G102. The course will cost $125. Donna Hill and Glenn Franklin will be the instructors. Register at

  • Come celebrate National Library Week with us and enter to win a Kindle Wi-Fi paper white.
    In order to enter the contest,  write a paragraph or essay on:
    “Why I love my Library” or
    “What I learned or enjoyed from the Fought in earnest Civil War Display or Paul Beard’s Jenkin’s Ferry display.”

    This is open to all COTO students, faculty,  and staff!  Entries must be received by Friday, April 17th,  4:30 p.m. 
    Entries will be judged, this is not a drawing.    Winner will be announced the week of April 20th.

  • Priority (current students) Registration begins Monday, April 13.  Visit with your advisor TODAY!  

  • Are you interested in the health profession field?  There are so many exciting opportunities for you.  As an example, Lifenet Helicopter will be on campus on April 28th, 2015, from approximately 12:00pm to 1:00pm near the pond area.  Information about COTO's health sciences program, handouts, and goodies will be available.  Come see us!

  • Student Affairs will be operating with limited staff on Friday, April 10, until 1:00pm. 

  • On Saturday, April 11th from 10:00am to 2:00pm, SGA will be sponsoring the Spring Fling. There will be an egg hunt, two food vendors, a game show, jump houses, face painting by our Cosmetology students, and many other games and activities. This event is open to the community.