Staff Council

2013-2014 Staff Council Officers

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Aaron Divine
Staff Council Chair

Aaron received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Missouri Southern State University and holds his Master of Arts in History from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. After joining the college in 2009 as the Learning Services Specialist for the Title III grant, he transferred to accept the position of the Director of the PACE grant in June of 2013. As an advocate for the collaborative nature of Community Colleges, Aaron believes that Staff Council can operate as a vehicle from which to achieve the institution’s primary goal; helping the student. When not on campus, Aaron enjoys spending time with his son Liam, and his wife Tabatha. The three of them try to spend as much time as possible outside, whether it’s working in their garden, fishing, or canoeing.



Katesha Schemerhorn
Staff Council Vice-Chair
My pursuit to achieving happiness in life derives from the desire to present the following values on an everyday basis; a profound commitment to rearing my three beautiful children; an enthusiastic dedication for my studies as a student; and being career driven when it comes to my position within Higher Education. As an Administrative Specialist for the Student Records office, I support the Registrar by systematizing the immense volume of records required of accepted students in order to meet state law and college policy standards, facilitate the instruction and training of other staff members within the department, and above all administer the importance of customer service.






Chris Holtman
Media Officer

Chris received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Public Relations from the University of Cincinnati and currently serves as the Public Relations and Social Media Specialist here at NWACC, leading the college’s new media strategy online while supporting the PR efforts of the college. Previously, Chris worked for Convergys Corporation, a relationship management company, managing its public relations program in the Philippines and has worked with several non-profit organizations in southwest Ohio and northwest Arkansas. Currently residing in Fayetteville, Chris is an avid community supporter and adventure seeker, spending time with friends and exploring northwest Arkansas.


LaVeta Key
Events Officer

LaVeta Key has worked for NorthWest Arkansas Community College for five years total and currently serves as the Fiscal Support Analyst for the PACE Grant where she works with all the 22 2-year colleges in the state of Arkansas.  PACE is a $14.7 million Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grants program to accelerate certificate and degree programs by restructuring higher education enabling students to meet the needs of specifically targeted industries of Advanced Manufacturing and Healthcare.  Previous to PACE, LaVeta worked in the IT Department on the Faculty/Staff Helpdesk as the Lead Helpdesk Technician where she assisted staff and faculty with technology issues.  She is also a non-traditional student here at NWACC.  LaVeta has had a 25-year career in in real estate as a real estate broker.  When the economy crashed, she decided to go back to school.  She is currently working towards her Accounting Technology and General Business degrees.  In her spare time, LaVeta enjoys spending time with family and friends.  She especially loves spending time with her two little grandsons for kisses and hugs.  She looks forward to serving as your Events Officer on Staff Council.