Senator Boozman’s Office Visits with BRTC and NEA Intermodal Officals

Above:  NEA Intermodal executive director Graycen Bigger, BRTC president Dr. Martin Eggensperger, and Gene Higginbotham standing by a plasma welder at BRTC

POCAHONTAS, AR October 25, 2019 – Black River Technical College’s president Dr. Martin Eggensperger and NEA Intermodal executive director Graycen Bigger hosted Gene Higginbotham, projects director for Arkansas’s U.S. Senator John Boozman, at BRTC last week.

Eggensperger and Bigger gave Higginbotham a tour of the campus to show the director how BRTC and NEA Intermodal are able to train and prepare an effective workforce in Northeast Arkansas.  Higginbotham visited the welding, electricity, machine tool, auto body, auto service, and law enforcement programs at the campus.

Higginbotham and Senator Boozman have been very supportive of BRTC and NEA Intermodal in a variety of federal grants.  Eggensperger and Bigger hope to expand opportunities for local workers through support from local, state, and federal entities.

For more information about NEA Intermodal, contact Graycen Bigger at  For more information about Black River Technical College, contact Karen Liebhaber at (870) 248-4185 or email her at