Pottsville quads get Arkansas Tech scholarships | Arkansas Blog

Friday, March 9, 2012

Pottsville quads get Arkansas Tech scholarships

Posted By on Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 12:18 PM

FOUR FOR TECH: Robert Brown with the Lathams, from left, Carlie, Cole, Curtis and Jonathan.
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  • FOUR FOR TECH: Robert Brown with the Lathams, from left, Carlie, Cole, Curtis and Jonathan.

Arkansas Tech President Robert Brown has awarded presidential scholarships — good for free tuition — to Pottsville quadruplets Carlie, Cole, Curtis and Jonatham Latham. They are "outstanding citizens," said the president through a spokesman, in addition to being numerous.

Tech awarded scholarships to quads once before, in 2004, to the Horn quads of Morrilton. Three graduated and a fourth left school when her husband took an overseas military assignment, but continues to study radiation technology in Georgia.


From before birth they were known as the Latham quadruplets, a blessing multiplied by four for parents Johnette and Charles Latham of Russellville.

Now, Carlie, Cole, Curtis and Jonathan Latham are ready to graduate from Pottsville High School and take the next step in life. They will take that step at Arkansas Tech University.

The Latham quadruplets accepted presidential scholarship offers from Arkansas Tech President Dr. Robert C. Brown this week.

“We are very pleased that the Latham quadruplets have selected Arkansas Tech,” said Brown. “This will be our second set of quads, and it will be our privilege to welcome them to Tech. We look forward to observing their progress over the next several years.”

A similar presidential scholarship offer from Arkansas Tech was accepted by the Horn quadruplets of Morrilton in 2004.

The Latham quads will take divergent paths in their studies at Arkansas Tech. Carlie and Jonathan will enroll at the Russellville campus. Carlie will study chemistry, while Jonathan plans on majoring in agriculture business with an emphasis in animal science. Curtis will study industrial control systems at Arkansas Tech-Ozark Campus.

Cole will defer his enrollment while he serves in the U.S. Marines, but he plans on attending Arkansas Tech once his service to country is complete.

“It’s about time we take on our own individual identities,” said Carlie.

Their parents are also ready for the next step in an adventure 18 years in the making.

“We are so thankful and grateful for this opportunity for our kids,” said Johnette. “There are not enough words to express our appreciation. These are good kids. We are proud of them.”

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