JBU Alumna Sarah Phipps Named Northwest Arkansas Young Woman of the Year

Sarah Phipps was named the Northwest Arkansas Young Woman of the Year at the Northwest Arkansas Business Women’s Conference Tuesday. The award honors a woman who models the spirit of integrity, character and altruism while developing an impressive career, Krista Khone, event coordinator for the Northwest Arkansas Business Women’s Conference.

Phipps is from Bentonville, Ark. and a 2005 graduate of John Brown University. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with a concentration in leadership and management. In college, she began working for Simmons First Bank, and now serves as Assistant Vice President and regional sales manager.

Phipps is an active in the Northwest Arkansas community, serving on the development committee for the Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter and the community leadership council of the Northwest Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund. She is also co-chair of the Bentonville/Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce Partners in Education Program. A graduate of Leadership Benton County, Phipps conducts financial literacy presentations at area schools and non-profit organizations.

“Attending JBU helped me mature in a number of ways—my faith, my outlook on the business and professional world, and the ways in which I could have a positive impact on each,” said Phipps. “JBU pushed me to be an effective leader and business person.”

John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked No. 1 Best Value among Southern regional colleges by U.S. News & World Report and is listed as one of America’s Best Colleges by Forbes. JBU enrolls more than 2,200 students from 40 states and 39 countries. JBU is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and a founding member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.