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From the Chancellor

For those of us

in higher education, summer is a time

to reflect on the just completed academic year, recharge our batteries and look ahead to the challenges and opportunities awaiting as we prepare to welcome a new group of students to campus. The past year has had many points of pride for the institution. Our jazz band performed at the renowned Elmhurst Jazz Festival in Chicago and has been invited to play in China in 2014. Construction continues on the renovation of Bankston Hall, which will both enlarge and modernize that facility while creating the suite-style living experience demanded by today’s students. You can see photos of the construction elsewhere in this magazine and we will post photos regularly throughout the summer on the UAM News Facebook site. We bid goodbye to three long-time faculty members – Dr. Richard Corby, Charlotte Denton, and Dr. Gary Marshall – who retired in May with a combined 73 years service to the University. We also enjoyed a renaissance of the baseball team as the Boll Weevils won 32 games and reached the championship game of the Great American Conference tournament. May brought commencement and a record number of students receiving degrees.

Much has been written and said about the just completed session of

the Arkansas General Assembly and I want to commend the members of the Southeast Legislative Delegation – State Senator Eddie Cheatham of Crossett and State Representatives Sheilla Lampkin of Monticello, Mike Holcomb of Pine Bluff, Mark McElroy of Tillar, and Jeff Wardlaw of Warren – for their tireless efforts on behalf of this institution. Thanks to their hard work, UAM will receive $1 million in general improvement funds for onetime purchases of equipment and technology for classrooms and minor maintenance and construction on facilities. We are also scheduled to receive $300,000 in general improvement funds to be used for repair and renovation of one of our most cherished landmarks, the Music Building. The funds are restricted for this use only and although it will not allow for a total remodel, we will be able to address critical maintenance needs that have made it impossible to use the Harris Recital Hall for the past year.

As we look ahead to the coming year, we are excited about the expansion of our

online degree offerings, including our new Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and our Master’s in Physical Education and Coaching.

On The Cover: UAM’s 51st Distinguished Alumnus, John Mitchell Lipton of Warren, was honored at commencement exercises May 10. For information, you may contact: Julie Barnes, Director of Alumni Affairs P.O. Box 3520 Monticello, AR 71656 (870) 460-1028 Dr. Clay Brown, Vice Chancellor for Advancement and University Relations (870) 460-1028 (office) (870) 460-1324 (FAX) e-mail: If you want to find out what’s happening on campus, or want to contact us about something significant that’s happened in your life, check out our website at When you reach the UAM home page, just click on Alumni & Friends. Let us know what you think. We welcome your suggestions!

Parents, if your son or daughter attended UAM and is no longer living at this address, please notify our office of his or her new address. Thank you.


If you get a chance, join us June 18 at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock to

watch the Arkansas Travelers and make plans to join fellow alumni on a once-in-lifetime tour of Italy in November. Contact the alumni office for details.

As always, my door is open.

Search “University of Arkansas at Monticello Alumni and Friends

Jack Lassiter, Chancellor

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS Chair Paul Griffin / Monticello Vice Chair Beverly Reep / Warren Secretary-Treasurer Amanda Ware / North Little Rock

Directors Angelia Clements / Little Rock Jennifer Hargis / Monticello Donney Jackson / Monticello

M.L. Mann / Monticello Jerrielynn Mapp / Monticello Randall Risher / Houston, Texas James Rook / Mena

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COVER FEATURE John M. Lipton of Warren (Class of ‘59) has shaped public policy in Arkansas for more than 40 years as a state legislator and highway commissioner. For his untiring efforts on behalf of the state and region, he is UAM’s 51st Distinguished Alumnus.



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The newest member of the UA Board of Trustees, Cliff GIbson is still a country boy at heart.

Teaching gifted and talented students has proven to be a true calling for Amanda Abbott Ware.

Coach, mentor and friend, the late Tommy Barnes touched the lives of generations of Boll Weevils.

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on campus Mud Bugs and Mud! UAM students wound down the 2012-13 school year with two long-standing traditions . . . the MBSF Crawfish Boil and Mud Olympics.

CCN Partnership


he University of Arkansas at Monticello has entered into a partnership with the College Central Network to help current students and alumni to better connect with potential employers. CCN allows UAM students and alumni to register and create their own online profiles while offering a number of services, including assistance with the creation of resumes and online portfolios to showcase work samples and achievements to potential employers. CCN offers a “Job Search Agent” that matches job opportunities with interests. The network also provides the ability to track resume submissions, referrals and requests, and to access job search and career development articles, documents, podcasts and videos. “College Central Network is a powerful resource that will allow our current students and graduates to ac-



cess job information and further their careers,” said Laura Hughes, director of counseling, testing and career services at UAM. “ This partnership also benefits the university by improving our relationships with business and industry, providing improved access and communication with alumni, and by providing a stateof-the-art job search resource that is attractive to prospective students and their parents.” The partnership with CCN will allow UAM’s Office of Career Services to tweet announcements and events to job seekers, contact an unlimited number of students, alumni and employers by email and the capability to download student, alumni, and employer contact data. According to Hughes, CCN offers a number of benefits to employers, including secure access to post unlimited jobs at no cost, secure access to search resumes and portfolios of target candidates, the opportunity to recruit qualified candidates easily and quickly at no

cost, and the ability to manage job postings and re-posting of jobs. Prospective employers may access these services by logging on to uamont. “In today’s highly competitive job market, our students and graduates need every advantage available to them,” said UAM Chancellor Jack Lassiter. “The College Central Network is a wonderful tool that should be of great benefit to our students, our alumni, and to the institution as well.”

Best Paper


research paper by a UAM student investigating a crucial Civil War battle in Arkansas was named Best Paper on Arkansas History at the Arkansas Regional Conference of Phi Alpha Theta national history honor society held recently in Searcy. Roy P. Wisecarver, III, a senior history major from Crossett, authored the

award winning paper, entitled “A Perfect Hurricane of Shot and Shell: The Battle of Arkansas Post.” Wisecarver was one of four UAM students who presented original research papers at the conference, which was held on March 2 and drew both undergraduate and graduate students from UAM, Harding University, the University of Central Arkansas, and Arkansas Tech. Other students representing UAM were history majors Daniel Degges of Crossett, Hilary Hatley of Monticello, and Jason Higgins of Star City. Degges presented a paper entitled “The Mexican Association: The Secret Society behind the Aaron Burr Conspiracy.” Hatley presented a paper entitled “The Planter Elite and Yeomen Farmers in Drew County, Arkansas.” Higgins presented an essay entitled “Overcoming Vietnam: An Oral History of American Survivors of the Second Indo-China War.” Phi Alpha Theta was founded at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1921. Members must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and earn at least 12 credit hours in history. UAM’s Alpha Nu Zeta chapter has received the Best Chapter Award for four consecutive years for institutions with enrollments between 3,000 and 6,000.

Media Winners


AM’s online newspaper The Voice placed third among online publications at the 2013 Arkansas College Media Association Media Contest. UAM competed with the University of Arkansas, Arkansas Tech, University of Central Arkansas, Harding, Henderson, Southern Arkansas University, Ouachita Baptist University and John Brown University. UCA’s The Fountain won first place while OBU’s The Signal was second. Individually, Jennifer Lawrence of Wilmar and Susan Pruitt of Monticello became the first Voice staff members to win first place honors at the state competition in any category. Lawrence

became the first multiple first place winner, capturing top honors in news writing for her article “Gun Safety: Preventing Violence On Campus,” as well as headline writing. Lawrence also received a third place award for an editorial entitled “State Legislature Signs 12-Week Abortion Ban.” Pruitt won first place honors for an election/political article entitled “Biden Exposes Ryan’s ‘Malarky’ In Vice Presidential Debate.” She took second place for her arts and entertainment review “Self Proclaimed Hippie Put the Blues Back in R&B” and received honorable mentions for an article on a meeting or speech entitled “UAM Student Presents Seminar on Stress Management” and a breaking news article labeled “UAM Professor Arrested Twice in One Week.” D.C. Miles of McGehee received

two different awards for his work. His personality profile story headlined “Assistant Professor of Psychology Talks About Her Childhood Struggles and Teaching” earned a third place award. He also won third place honors for his election and political article “Discovering All Political Options While Learning to Avoid Propaganda.” Kelly Reed of Bentonville brought home a second place award for her meeting or speech article “Assembly Discusses Converting Phone Lines, Renovations.” Craig Beckerman of Van Buren received an honorable mention in sports writing for his article “Rodeo Coach Reveals Intricacies of Bull Riding at the Boll Weevil Stampede.” Josh Bodiford of Monticello received third place for his art/illustration “UAM Wishes You A Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year.”

WINNERS The Voice staff (front row, left to right) Drew Foote, Ronald Sitton (advisor), Craig Beckerman and Jennifer Lawrence. (Back row, left to right) Dylan Cash Miles, Josh Bodiford, Chris Guzman and Clint Blasengame. Not pictured Susan Pruitt and Kelly Reed. (Photo by Rodney Hill)

AAUW Scholarship Winner


regoria Garcia of Monticello, a sophomore pre-law student, was chosen as a national scholarship recipient by the Ameri-

can Association of University Women to attend the AAUW’s National Conference for College Women Student Leaders at the University of Maryland-College Park May 30 – June 1. The conference brought together college women to address important and contemporary leadership issues and prepare students to enact change on their campuses and communities. An advocate of immigration law reform, Garcia is currently conducting supervised research regarding the admission of undocumented students to colleges and universities both in Arkansas and nationwide. She is the first UAM student to attend the AAUW conference since UAM became a university partner with the organization. Garcia serves as secretary of UAM’s Law and Justice Society, was named to the 2012 Chancellor’s List and is a UAM Alumni Delegate. Summer 2013


On CAMPUS Bankston Renovation Hall Renovation

BIG CHANGES Bankston Hall (top and bottom) as it looked on May 20 and as it will look when renovations are completed.




ankston Hall will have a whole new look when students return to the University of Arkansas at Monticello campus in August. Constructed in 1968 as a men’s residence hall in traditional dormitory style, the new Bankston will be a coeducational facility with suite-style bathrooms to meet the expectations of the next generation of students. “This entire project is about what our students want and need,” said Scott Kuttenkuler, director of residence life. “The days of traditional dormitories with community bathrooms and showers are a thing of the past.” Constructions crews are currently working to make both the substantive and cosmetic changes to the structure with much of the modular construction being completed off site to speed up the process and insure the building will be ready to occupy at the beginning of the fall semester, according to Kuttenkuler.

Agri Policy


AM agriculture policy students were guests of state legislators and the Arkansas Farm Bureau for committee meetings and a session of the Arkansas General Assembly recently. Students were hosted by State Representative Sheilla Lampkin at a meeting of the House Agriculture, Forestry, and Economic Development Committee. Two bills presented to the committee addressed establishment of a bovine animal disease program and liability regulations associated with various livestock activities. Representative Brent Talley of Hope met with the students prior to the committee meeting and explained his disease program bill in detail. Students also visited with Preston Scroggin, director of the Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission; Shane Broadway, interim director of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education; and various state legislators and lobbyists for selected interest groups. Agriculture Committee Chair Matthew Shepherd of El Dorado spoke with

the students following the meeting to further explain committee procedures and provide specific insights on the bills considered. Arkansas Farm Bureau staff members Jeffery Hall, Stanley Hill, Beau Bishop, and Michelle Kitchens of Governmental Affairs, along with Chuck Tucker and UAM agriculture alumnus Jody Urquhart of Organization & Member Programs, hosted the group for lunch. Southeast Arkansas legislative members joining the lunch included Senator Eddie Cheatham and Representatives Jeff Wardlaw and Lampkin. Farm Bureau staff briefed the students on AFB operating procedures with the legislature and policy for currently pending legislation. Legislators described how interest group staff members provide valuable information and guidance to elected officials. UAM students also attended House and Senate General Sessions and participated in impromptu conversations with state senators and representatives. The students were accompanied by UAM agriculture faculty members Dr. Bob Stark, Dr. Whitney Whitworth and Dr. Paul Francis.

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Eight In A Row


he UAM chapter of Alpha Chi, the national collegiate honor society, was recently selected for the eighth consecutive year to receive Star Chapter status for 2012-13. The Star Chapter designation honors chapters for meeting specific criteria. Alpha Chi was founded in 1922 and includes students from all academic disciplines. Membership is limited to the top 10 percent of a university’s juniors and seniors. UAM’s chapter was founded in 1956.

New Director Of Student Activities


uy Joubert, a former graduate assistant in the Department of College Student Personnel at Arkansas Tech, has been named director of student programs and activities at UAM. A native of Green Forest, Joubert will be charged with planning and implementing student programs and activities for both residential and commuter students as well as serving in an advisory capacity to the university’s student organizations and clubs, the Student Government Association, the Student Activities Board, and Greek Council. “We are pleased to welcome Guy to our staff,” said Jay Hughes, vice chancellor for student affairs. “He brings energy and enthusiasm to a position that is vitally important to the life of the campus.” Joubert received a master of science degree in college student personnel from Arkansas Tech in December. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in management and marketing from Arkansas Tech. While at Tech, he assisted with student orientation, developed and co-wrote a hazing handbook, and assisted with the creation of the student life handbook. He also served as faculty advisor to the Iota Lambda chapter of Sigma Pi fraternity.

Summer 2013




he University of Arkansas at Monticello Alumni Association has established a group page on LinkedIn. LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network. Currently there are 1,600 UAM students and alumni using LinkedIn to advance their professional careers and keep in touch. We invite all UAM alumni to join our group by logging in at and adding the group named University of Arkansas at Monticello Alumni, or by using this direct link to become a member.

Pop Culture

U SGA (From Left) Amanda Kelly, Andrew Duncan, Jessica Noble, Jalen Garmon, and Breanna Taylor.


Student Leaders


essica Noble of Star City will lead the UAM Student Government Association in 2013-14. Noble was elected president of the SGA in a recent vote of the UAM student body. Other incoming officers include Vice President Jalen Garmon of Wrightsville, Andrew Duncan of Navasota, Tex., secretary, Amanda Kelly of Greenbrier, chairperson of the Student Activities Board, and Breanna Taylor of North Little Rock, treasurer. Noble is a senior majoring in psychology with a minor in Spanish. She is a member of the Missionary Baptist Student Fellowship, Baptist College Ministry, TOMS Club, and the Psychology Club. She was also UAM’s 2012 Homecoming Queen. Garmon is a junior majoring in history. He is a member of the Boll Weevil football team and the Missionary Baptist Student Fellowship. Duncan is a sophomore computer information systems major. He is the


president of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity and a former SGA senator. Kelly is a sophomore animal science major. She is also a student member of the UAM Faculty Assembly and a former SGA senator. Taylor is a sophomore majoring in early childhood education. She is a member of the debate team, a former SGA senator, and a resident assistant at Horsfall Hall.

AM students and faculty presented original research to scholars and popular culture enthusiasts from across the country at the annual Popular Culture/American Culture Conference in Washington D.C. Rejena Saulsberry, assistant professor of criminal justice, and Christopher Brown of Siloam Springs, a recent UAM graduate and a graduate assistant in communications, presented their ongoing research, “Stereotypes and Cross-Racial Identification: A Case Study of DC Comic’s Blue Beetle and Marvel Comic’s Ultimate Spider-man,” to the comics and comics art section of the national association. Saulsberry and

Third At Conclave


AM forestry students placed third in the 56th annual Association of Southern Forestry Clubs Conclave competition held at Auburn Univer-

sity. Stephen F. Austin State University won the competition of technical and physical forestry skills with 270 points. The University of Georgia finished second with 240 points, followed by UAM in third with 217 points. Other participating schools were Alabama A&M, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana State, Mississippi State, North Carolina State, Tennessee, and Virginia Tech. Conclave was first held in 1958. Since then, UAM has won the competition 31 times. Next year’s event will be hosted by Virginia Tech.

Brown are measuring the reaction of comic book readers to comics featuring racial and ethnic minorities to determine whether the use of stereotypes prevents identification with those characters across racial lines. This is part of Saulsberry’s ongoing research on the depiction and impact of race and ethnicity in mainstream media, and Brown’s work applying theories of “otherization” and dehumanization to various topics in popular culture. In addition to UAM faculty, undergraduate students presented work to the science fiction and undergraduate sections of the PCA/ACA. Kelly Reed of Bentonville, a junior communications and political science student, presented her paper, “The Dalek Degradation: Degradation of Being in Doctor Who”, which examines theories such as “specieism,” “otherization,” and degradation as being precursors to genocide in the popular British science fiction show, Doctor Who. Elizabeth Borse, a senior art major from Monticello, presented “We Kill Them All’: Fetishism of Immorality in FX’s Sons of Anarchy,” a paper using the theories of atomism and alienation to explain the popularity and fanatic attachment of individuals to the popular television series Sons of Anarchy.

European Tour


r. Robert “Red Hawk” Moore, noted poet, author, and professor of English at UAM, will deliver public lectures in France and Romania this summer before returning to the United States for a public poetry reading in Colorado. Moore has been invited to address the General Assembly of the spiritual community of Hauteville in Valence, France, just south of Paris, on June 15-16. His address is entitled “The Development of an Inner Attention” and is related to his 2010 book Self Observation: The Awakening of Conscience. Following this appearance, Moore will give a public talk in Bucharest, Romania June 20 in conjunction with the publication of the Romanian edition of Self Observation, which is now available in five languages. This talk will be followed by a three-day workshop in Bucharest, entitled “Self Observation: Awakening to Love.” He will be assisted in the workshop by his wife, Chandrika Taylor, and Regina Sara Ryan, author of the books Praying Dangerously: Radical Reliance on God, Woman Awake, and Igniting the Inner Life. Moore will give a public poetry read-

ing in Boulder, Colo., August 2 followed by a two-day self-observation workshop on the campus of the Naropa Institute in Boulder. “All these activities are made possible by the generous support of the university,” said Mark Spencer, dean of the School of Arts and Humanities. “Dr. Moore was granted a one-semester offcampus duty assignment and will be able to represent UAM worldwide. It also allows him the time to finish two book projects. Moore is the author of eight books, including his most recent, Indian Killer, published in March. The book is a hand-sewn, privately published, limited edition of 100 copies, signed and numbered, book-length poem in 27 sections. The book is available only from the author. Moore joined the UAM faculty in 1997. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Illinois State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati.

Roman Holiday! Join us on an UnBOLLWEEVILABLE Trip . . . “Reflections of Italy” – Milan, Venice, Florence, Assisi, and Rome. NOVEMBER 11-20, 2013 Please call or email Julie Barnes, Director of Alumni Affairs at (870) 460-1127 or with questions about rates, itinerary, and other specifics.

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Distinguished Alumnus

John Lipton has dedicated much of his life to making Arkansas a better place.

Public Servant


ohn Lipton’s influence on public policy in Arkansas can be seen and felt all over the state. Elected to 12 consecutive terms in the Arkansas House of Representatives, Lipton is a former Speaker of the House and was once one of the most powerful members of the General Assembly. He is a former chairman of the Arkansas Highway Commission, friend and confidante of governors, senators and a President of the United States.

It was Lipton who brought the Southeast Arkansas CommunityBased Education Center and the Southeast Arkansas Human Development Center to Warren. It was Lipton who was instrumental in the construction of a bridge over Moro Bay that bears his name. It was Lipton who helped secure federal highway designations for U.S. 278 and U.S. 63 as well as the continuation of Interstate 530 south to eventually serve as a connector to Interstate 69. And it was Lipton, along with Rodney Slater, the late Jerry Bookout, and then-Governor Bill Clinton, who



turned a four-hour meeting at the Capitol Hotel in Little Rock into the creation of the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship Program. For his accomplishments in public service, Lipton has been named the 51st Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Arkansas at Monticello. The award is the third bestowed on Lipton by his alma mater and when UAM Chancellor Jack Lassiter called to tell him about the latest honor, Lipton wondered if someone had made a mistake. “I said, Jack, I’ve already got two awards from UAM,” Lipton says. (Continued on page 10)

John Mitchell Lipton • Arkansas House of Representatives (1969-93) • Speaker of the House, 78th General Assembly (1991-93) • Arkansas Highway Commission (1993-2003) • Born: February 26, 1936, Warren, Arkansas • Wife: JeNelle (Married September 27, 1957) • Children: Robin Lockhart, Michael Lipton, Stacey McClellan • Grandchildren: Audrey Elizabeth Lockhart, John Michael Lipton, Hunter Lipton, Ali McClellan, Mary Margaret McClellan NOT READY FOR THE ROCKING CHAIR John Lipton (above), relaxing in the den of his Warren home, and (left) addressing the UAM graduating class of 2013 at commencement exercises May 10.

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Distinguished Alumnus

“He said, you don’t have this one.” The walls of both Lipton’s home and office in Warren are covered with awards and plaques, a testament to more than 40 years of public service. Lipton has spent his entire life in the small Bradley County town known for producing what locals insist are the world’s best-tasting tomatoes and outstanding high school football teams. Lipton was a part of the Warren Lumberjack football legacy playing alongside future UAM stars Charley Fred Dearman and John Wayne Gibson. He graduated from Warren High in 1954 and initially attended Arkansas Tech, hoping to play basketball for the Wonder Boys. But his primary interest was having a good time. “I was a party boy and it caught up with me,” Lipton admits, smiling at the memory. Lipton was injured early in his first semester at Tech, and when Dearman, his high school buddy, decided to leave Russellville and head to Arkansas A&M, Lipton wanted to follow. His father wouldn’t let him. “I called Dad and told him Charley Fred was transferring to A&M and I said I think I’d like to come back too,” Lipton says. “I’ll never forget what he said. He asked me, ‘What did you tell those folks?’ I said I told them I would stay for the rest of the year and he said that’s what you’re going to do. I didn’t argue with my Dad.” Lipton got a reprieve at the end of his freshman year, but not without 10


another object lesson from his father, who made him work six months on the night shift at a local sawmill. “He got my attention,” Lipton remembers. “He said you get your act together and I’ll help you go back to college.” Lipton eventually enrolled at what was then Arkansas A&M and graduated in 1959 with a degree in business after what he calls a less than stellar academic career. Along the way he met his future wife, JeNelle, at a Warren skating rink and the two were married on September 27, 1957. When asked if it was love at first sight, Lipton smiles and says “pretty close.” Lipton worked briefly for International Paper but had always wanted to be his own boss so he returned to A&M with plans to become a doctor, enrolling in a heavy course load of bi-

ology and chemistry classes. His primary instructor was Dr. Wilburn C. Hobgood, who had been at the school since 1931 and was regarded as one of the toughest professors on campus. “A lot of people thought I was crazy,” says Lipton. “They were scared of him, but my transcript under him was a lot better than it was before.” Lipton’s plans got sidetracked when his family began to grow and he realized he couldn’t support a wife and children for the time it would take to complete medical school. He considered teaching but was discouraged by the earning potential and, after another short stint at International Paper, followed his dream to go into business for himself. With the help and encouragement of his father-in-law, J. J. Neal, Lipton started an LP gas company, then added a wholesale oil distributorship, both highly successful. In 1966, Lipton worked for David Pryor’s first successful congressional campaign and after Pryor was elected, he encouraged Lipton to consider running for the Arkansas House of Representatives. Lipton won a three-man Democratic primary in 1968 without a run-off, at the time tantamount to a general election, and was sworn in to office in January 1969. Over the next 24 years, Lipton served the House as chair of the Joint Legislative Auditing Committee, co-chair of the Joint Performance Review Committee,

A LIFE WELL LIVED Lipton (facing page) as he appeared in 1991 as Speaker of the Arkansas House of Representatives, and today (left) discussing the past, present, and future of Arkansas.

was selected to receive the Outstanding Legislator Award in 1990, and in 1991, was elected by his colleagues to a two-year term as Speaker of the House for the 78th General Assembly, which he calls the highlight of his 24 years at the Capitol. Lipton’s final term in the House was a landmark session that included help for rural hospitals, creation of the Academic Challenge program, the Arkansas Science and Technology Authority, the largest highway program in the state’s history, and massive education reform. That session is immortalized at the Capitol with a bronze plaque calling it “The Education Session.” A passionate advocate for vocational-technical education, Lipton was appointed to a three-year term on the 21-member National Advisory Council in Vocational Education by President Carter in 1979. By early January 1993, Bill Clinton was President-elect and Lipton was starting his final year in the legislature. “I was burned out,” he says. “I wasn’t term-limited. I could still go back if I wanted to, but I don’t,” he quickly adds. When Clinton met with Lipton

“. . . I think the good Lord will call me home when He’s ready for me. Until He does, and I’m able, I’m going to be out there, hopefully making some form of contribution.” shortly before going to Washington, he had already named Lipton and Bookout as the co-chairs of the Democratic Leadership Conference, a conservative to moderate alternative to the liberal Democratic National Conference. “President Clinton asked me what I wanted to do once my term in the House was over,” Lipton remembers. “I said I didn’t want to leave Arkansas and I thought the best way to help my part of the state would be on the highway commission. There was a position coming open and he said if you want it, it’s yours.” Lipton was officially appointed to the commission by Clinton’s successor as Governor, Jim Guy Tucker, in 1993. He served 10 years, including two as chair. At 77 with three children and five grandchildren, Lipton still maintains a schedule that might exhaust someone 20 years younger. He is the current chair of the Southeast Arkansas

Regional Intermodal Authority and a member of the Southeast Arkansas Cornerstone Coalition. Through the years, he has served on more boards and commissions than he can keep track of and is still actively involved in shaping public policy, serving as a liaison between the Governor’s office and the legislature at the just-completed session. He was at the Capitol by 6 a.m., grading bills at 7:00, then off to committee meetings and by 1:30, was sitting at his designated seat at the back of the Senate chamber. The thought of slowing down never seems to occur to him. “It’s just not in my nature,” Lipton says. “I don’t think it was meant to be that way. I think the good Lord will call me home when He’s ready for me. Until he does, and I’m able, I’m going to be out there, hopefully making some form of contribution.” Whatever that contribution is, Arkansas will be better for it. Summer 2013


MFA in Creative Writing

Cliff Gibson loves his cattle and fishing on his 400-acre spread north of Monticello, but he’s also a successful attorney and the newest member of the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees.

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UA Board of Trustees


ut for severe allergies, Charles Clifford Gibson, III might be a gentleman farmer rather than a successful attorney. Gibson, “Cliff” to his friends, is the newest member of the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees. He was appointed in March to a 10-year term on the board by Governor Mike Beebe. A member of one of southeast Arkansas’ most prominent families, Gibson has practiced law in Monticello since 1981 and is the senior partner of the Gibson & Keith Law Firm. But farming, and the rural life, have always been his first loves. “I had a chance to join a pretty prestigious Little Rock law firm when I finished law school, but I just couldn’t live in Little Rock and told them so,” Gibson says. “I love southeast Arkansas. I love the people, the pace, the lifestyle and the rural quality of the area. This is where I wanted to be.” Gibson’s roots are in the delta, where his father, Charles Gibson, Jr., owned a large farming operation in Drew and Chicot Counties. Cliff came to the University of Arkansas at Monticello to study agribusiness, but after two years at UAM, he decided to leave school to begin his career as a farmer on the family farm near Jerome. “I guess you could also say I had gotten a little too involved in campus life and was having way too much fun to focus on study,” he says. Gibson’s parents convinced him to go back to school, this time at Mississippi State, where he completed his undergraduate degree. After graduating from Mississippi State, Gibson returned to the family farm, but his allergies to cotton dust and the dust created by the harvesting of rice and soybeans finally caught

up with him. “I was taking medicine for my allergies, but one day I just collapsed,” he remembers. “They carried me to the hospital and Dr. T. C. Wilson gave me a shot of straight adrenaline. That’s when I realized that the doctors were right about me not being able to have a career in row-crop farming.” Seeking advice, Gibson turned to his uncle, long-time Arkansas legislator John Frank “Mutt” Gibson. “I asked Uncle Mutt what he thought of me going to law school,” Gibson says. “He’s the one who encouraged me to study law.” Gibson was accepted to law school at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where he was selected to serve on the editorial board of the UALR Law Journal. After receiving his Juris Doctorate degree and passing the bar examination in 1981, Gibson opened a private law practice at 119 South Main Street in Monticello where he continues to practice today. Gibson sometimes refers to himself as “just a small-town lawyer,” but in more than 30 years of practice, he has amassed an impressive list of honors and accomplishments too lengthy to name them all. Among the highlights are four gubernatorial appointments to serve as a Special Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court. He presently serves as the County Attorney of Drew County and is a former Deputy Pros-

ecuting Attorney for the 10th Judicial District. He also taught business law at UAM and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. Courts for both the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, the Arkansas Supreme Court, Arkansas Court of Appeals, and all Circuit and lower Courts of Arkansas. Active in community affairs, Gibson is a former director and president of the Monticello-Drew County Chamber of Commerce and the Monticello Economic Development Commission. He donated his legal services to help create the Economic Development Fund of Monticello (also known as Twenty for the Future), the Drew County Community Council, the Drew County War On Drugs Core Group, the Drew County Veteran’s Association, and the Drew County Peace Officers Association. Gibson may be a small town lawyer, but his heart has never left the farm. He leases a farm operation in Chicot County and he and his wife, Lisa, live on 400 acres north of Monticello, surrounded by lush pasture and timberland. Cattle graze around a farm pond and the Gibsons’ house is fronted by a pond stocked with bream, crappie and bass. Gibson goes there after a stressful day at the office to fish and unwind. Gibson sees his appointment to the UA Board of Trustees as a way to “promote a better future for the young people of our state. And that future begins with education. That’s why UAM is so important to southeast Arkansas. It’s a doorway to obtain the benefits of a higher education. If it wasn’t for UAM, I suspect that many in this region would never have a chance to have the better and more prosperous life that higher education brings.” Summer 2013


AGATE Teacher of the Year

A passion for



manda Abbott Ware is passionate about her work. Good teachers usually are. Amanda (Mandy to her long-time friends) is the gifted and talented facilitator for grades K-5 at Indian Hills Elementary School in North Little Rock. She is also the Association of Gifted and Talented Education’s 2013 Educator of the Year. A 1984 UAM graduate, Ware has been a teacher for 27 years, 24 at Indian Hills. From 8:30 to 2:30 five days a week, she directs a pull-out program for children identified as gifted and talented. Ware tests every student at Indian Hills to determine who qualifies for the program and those students are pulled out of their regular classes for additional learning opportunities. She sees as few as seven and as many as 25 children at a time, depending on their grade, teaching them to solve problems, work together, and be leaders. The whole process is a labor of love. “It’s my job to push these kids to think at a higher level,” Ware explains, “to take risks, to try things they’re not comfortable with. This is what I was meant to do.” She didn’t always feel that way. When Ware left Pine Bluff High School for the University of Arkansas



at Fayetteville, her career goal was to be a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader. “I was majoring in cheerleading,” says Ware, whose blonde hair, easy smile and infectious laugh still fit the role. “I had pledged a sorority and was having a blast.” That lasted for a semester before she ended up back in Pine Bluff. Her father, Bob Abbott, had always encouraged his daughter to get a degree but didn’t think that was going to happen at Fayetteville. He suggested she attend UAM, a school Amanda didn’t know existed. “He said ‘You gotta go somewhere’ and suggested UAM,” she says. “Here I was from Pine Bluff and I had no idea there was a university down there.” Ware and her father went to Monticello to visit the campus with the idea that she would attend for one semester, then return to Fayetteville. But Ware found the small campus to her liking and plunged headlong into campus life. She became a Boll Weevil cheerleader and in 1982 was named Homecoming Queen. “I fell in love wth UAM,” she remembers, “with the people, the environment. It was

everything I wanted and needed. I felt like I was home.” Still unable to decide on a career, Ware thought about special education and began working at Sesame School while attending class. She eventually earned an education degree in 1984. Along the way, she met and married another UAM student, Johnny Ware, and took her first teaching job at Wilks Academy, a small private school in Sherwood. Her sixth grade class had seven girls and one boy. A year later, she took a job as a sixth grade teacher at Pike View Elementary School in North Little Rock and in 1989, she was hired at Indian Hills as a gifted and talented facilitator after earning a master’s degree in school administration from the University of Central Arkansas. In her early years at Indian Hills, Ware often traveled to as many as three schools a week in central Arkansas to assist with their gifted and talented programs but now works exclusively at Indian Hills. Her students learn mathematics at a high level, train for Quiz Bowl competitions and develop their own learning programs. Ware recently organized a leadership symposium and invited North Little Rock Police

GIFTED AND TALENTED Mandy Abbott Ware (‘84), surrounded by gifted and talented students at North Little Rock’s Indian Hills Elementary School. Ware is the AGATE Teacher of the Year.

Officer Tommy Norman to be the keynote speaker. Norman spoke to the students about volunteering to make their community a better place. “We talked about volunteering for two weeks and the kids really took it to heart and developed their own projects,” says Ware. “When the power went out at Christmas, one little boy took firewood to the elderly who were without electricity.” One project hit close to home and brought Ware to tears. “One of our students built a stand and sold lemon-

ade on warm days and hot chocolate on cold days,” she says. “He sent $76 to the Alzheimer’s Association because he knew my Mom has Alzheimer’s.” Ware was recently honored by the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Joe Smith, who designated April 8 as Amanda Abbott Ware Day in North Little Rock. The honor was for one day only, but Ware plans to make it an annual event. “From now on, my girlfriends and I are taking April 8 off and celebrating Amanda Ware Day.” Summer 2013


Tommy Barnes Remembering a great coach, mentor and friend



(Former UAM football coach Tommy Barnes lost a hard-fought battle with Parkinson’s Disease on March 7. UAM Magazine Editor Jim Brewer remembers a dear friend and fishing buddy, the Boll Weevils’ winningest coach.)


ommy Barnes introduced me to duck hunting the hard way.

Growing up in northwest Arkansas, I had hunted squirrels, rabbits and deer with my father, but duck hunting was a new experience. Tommy fixed me up with a pair of borrowed waders, picked me up at 4:30 in the morning and carried me to a flooded field in the delta. We rode four-wheelers to the edge of the field, then slogged for what seemed like a half mile through kneedeep water and gumbo that threatened to pull the waders off my feet and yank me face-first into the muck with every labored step. Not wanting to fall and embarrass myself on my first duck hunt, I struggled mightily to stay upright, using the butt end of my shot gun as a walking stick. Tommy would turn occasionally, grinning, just to make sure I was still there. When we reached the blind, I was perspiring heavily despite the cold when I noticed the rest of our hunting party unloading their four-wheelers parked on a levee no more than 20 yards behind the blind. I looked at Tommy, who was already starting to double over in laughter. “I just wanted to see how bad you wanted to duck hunt,” he explained. I wanted to kill him, but ended up laughing along with him. Tommy Barnes had that effect on people. I met Tommy in 1980 when he joined the University of Arkansas at Monticello football staff as defensive line coach. He became the head coach

in 1985 and for the next 12 seasons won more games than any coach in UAM history. And he did it with fewer scholarships, a smaller staff and facilities that lagged far behind his competition. The competition noticed. “I had the utmost respect for Tommy Barnes as a football coach and what he accomplished at UAM,” says Harold Horton, former Central Arkansas coach whose teams dominated the AIC in the 1980s. “Tommy was a competitor and that’s the way his teams played. They were hard to beat. He didn’t have the resources that a lot of schools had at that time, but he made the most of what he had.” Tommy came from Fordyce, a town blessed with coaching royalty, including Paul “Bear” Bryant, Convoy Leslie, Larry Lacewell and Red Parker. It was said of the Bear that he didn’t coach football so much as he coached people. Tommy Barnes coached people. Oh, he knew X’s and O’s as well as anyone, but it was the relationships he formed with his players that made him successful. “We all have defining moments in our lives and there are usually a variety of people associated with them,” says Dr. Sean Rochelle, who quarterbacked the Boll Weevils to a 10-2 record in 1988 and is now executive director of the Razorback Foundation. “Other than my mother, I can think of no one who was part of more of those moments for me than Coach Barnes. He provided me with a scholarship so I could attend school, offered me my first full-time job when be brought me back to UAM to join his staff, and

was always in my corner as I moved forward in my life. He was an amazing father, a devoted husband, a wise mentor, a dedicated Christian. I don’t know if anyone realizes how many lives he impacted and how much better everyone is whose life he touched. I loved Coach Barnes.” Through the years Tommy and I forged a friendship based on mutual respect and trust. As sports information director, I was charged with promoting the football program in a positive manner and Tommy knew he could trust me to do my job. And I knew I could trust Tommy to never mislead me or give me bad information. Away from football, I was fortunate to spend many wonderful hours fishing and hunting with Tommy. It was Tommy who showed me you didn’t need a concrete boat ramp – or a boat ramp of any kind – to launch your boat. It was Tommy who showed me it was possible to survive an electrical storm while riding in an aluminum boat in the middle of the Arkansas River; and it was Tommy who took me on a full throttle ride through a stump-infested backwater lake along the White River at 2 o’clock in the morning to check our yo-yo’s. No one got a bigger kick out of catching a fish, and our fishing trips usually turned into a competition that I invariably lost. As I look back on the hours I spent in a bass boat with Tommy, the thing I remember most is the laughter. No one enjoyed life more, or lived it better than he did. I’ll miss you, coach!

Summer 2013


SPORTS Top Athletes

F Virgadamo





ive UAM athletes have been honored for their work on the field, on the court, and in the classroom. Candace Virgadamo of Conroe, Tex., a senior point guard on the Cotton Blossoms basketball team, is the Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Two student-athletes share the Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award. The co-winners are Taylor Eaves of Beaumont, Tex., the starting third baseman on the Boll Weevil baseball team, and Seth Oxner of Monticello, a graduate student and standout offensive lineman on the UAM football team. Kori Forge of Atlanta, Ga., the 2013 men’s basketball player of the year in the Great American Conference, is the Male Athlete of the Year. Maggie Sands of Ferris, Tex., who started every game in the outfield for the Cotton Blossoms softball team, is the Female Athlete of the Year. Candace Virgadamo posted a 4.0 grade point average in accounting while averaging 7.3 points and dishing out a team best 51 assists. She was named to the Capital One Academic All-District Team. In 2011-12, she was the recipient of the Division II Athletic Directors Association Academic Achievement Award. Taylor Eaves was the starting

Freshman Honors


ordan Goforth (right) has been named the 2013 Great American Conference Freshman of the Year and a member of the NCAA DIvision II Bulletin AllFreshmen Team. Goforth led the Cotton Blossoms in eight statistical categories – minutes played (693) and averaged (25.7) per game. She shot 46.2 percent from the field (129 of 279), 33.8 percent on threepointers (27 of 80) and 77.9 percent on free throws (60 of 77). Goforth scored 10 points or more in 19 of 27 games this season, while eclipsing the 20-point barrier four times, including a career-high 24 points against Southwestern Oklahoma.

third baseman on a Boll Weevil team that won 32 games in 2013 and advanced to the championship game of the GAC Tournament. Eaves had a 3.41 grade point average in exercise science while batting .340 and earning honorable mention All-GAC recognition. Seth Oxner completed his football career by earning a master’s degree in physical education in December 2012 with a 3.5 grade point average. He started all 11 games on the offensive line and was named to the 2012 GAC AllAcademic Team while at the same time serving as a graduate assistant coach.

Kori Forge became the first UAM athlete to earn GAC Player of the Year honors. Forge was named first team AllGAC, first team Daktronics All-Region, Division II Bulletin All-America Honorable Mention, and three-time GAC Player of the Week while leading the league in scoring (19.7 points per game). Maggie Sands was among the GAC hitting leaders in 2013 with a .389 batting average. She started the 2013 season by reaching base in 33 consecutive games. She also had a 10-game hitting streak, totaled 56 hits with eight doubles, one triple, and 21 RBI.

Making History


AM freshman golfer Pamela Quiatchon has been selected to the 2013 All-Great American Conference Honorable Mention team. She becomes UAM’s firstever all-conference performer in women’s golf. The freshman from Oxnard, Calif., posted two tournament wins this season, finishing first out of 19 participants at the Bison Fall Classic in October for her first win with scores of 78 in each round of the event. She defeated Harding’s Emily Plyler in three playoff holes to earn the individual medal. Quiatchon was also the first place finisher at the Natural State Golf Classic in April with scores of 82 and 79. In addition to her tournament wins, Quiatchon was the top individual finisher in a pair of duals this season, winning a matchup with Ouachita Baptist in October with a score of 79 and winning a dual against Southern Arkansas in February with a score of 83.


2013 Football Sept. 7 at East Central Okla.*......................................... TBA Sept. 14 SE OKLAHOMA*................................6:00 (Parent/Family Day) Sept. 21 NW OKLAHOMA*.............................6:00 Sept. 28 at SW Oklahoma*................................................ TBA Oct. 5 ARKANSAS TECH*...........................3:00 Oct. 12 at Harding*............................................................. 2:00 Oct. 19 LINDENWOOD...................................3:00 Oct. 26 SOUTHERN NAZARENE*...............3:00 (Homecoming) Nov. 2 HENDERSON STATE*.......................3:00 (Senior Day) Nov. 9 at Ouachita Baptist*............................................ TBA Nov. 16 at Southern Arkansas*........................................ TBA *Great American Conference game

2013 Volleyball West Florida Tournament @ Pensacola Sept. 6 Albany State.................................................. 9:00 a.m. Sept. 6 Missouri S&T................................................. 4:30 p.m. Sept. 7 Florida Tech.................................................. 9:00 a.m. Sept. 7 McKendree.................................................... 4:30 p.m. Sept. 10 UA-PINE BLUFF........................7:00 p.m.

Taylor Eaves scores.

Play Ball!


wins (the second most in school history), six players named to the All-GAC team, and a berth in the championship game of the GAC postseason tournament made the 2013 baseball season one to remember. It’s taken just three seasons for Head Coach John Harvey to turn UAM into a force to be reckoned with on the diamond. The Weevils’ 32-20 record in 2013 fell just short of the school record for wins in a season (34-25 in 2006). UAM finished fourth in the GAC with a 17-13 league mark.

Individually, senior first baseman Hunter Allday, junior second baseman/ shortstop Alex Lang, junior second baseman/shortstop Ben Agredano and junior centerfielder D’Marco Poindexter earned All-GAC second team honors, while senior third baseman Taylor Eaves and sophomore starting pitcher Logan Johnson earned spots on the honorable mention team. UAM pounded Southwestern Oklahoma 19-7 and Henderson State 12-8 in the first two games of the GAC tourney and whipped Harding 4-2 to stay alive before falling to old rival Southern Arkansas in the title game.

Streamlined Fund Raising UAM athletics is streamlining all fund raising efforts through the UAM Sports Association (UAMSA). The UAMSA serves as the annual fund for UAM athletics, and its mission is to raise private funds to support the academic and athletic endeavors of more than 200 UAM student-athletes. Six membership levels offer various benefits, and your money can be earmarked for any specific intercollegiate sport. To join the UAM Sports Association and support UAM athletics, visit For more information, contact Matt Whiting, assistant athletic director for external operations, at (870) 460-1758.

Hampton Inn Invitational @ Monticello Sept. 12 WEST ALABAMA......................... 7:00 p.m. Sept. 13 UNION............................................. 9:00 a.m. Sept. 13 MISSOURI SOUTHERN............... 7:00 p.m. Sept. 14 KENTUCKY WESLEYAN............11:30 a.m. Sept. 17 at Arkansas Tech*.......................................6:00 p.m. Union University Tri-Match @ Jackson, Tenn. Sept. 21 Union............................................................10:00 a.m. Sept. 21 Victory.........................................................12:00 p.m. Sept. 24 OUACHITA BAPTIST*............6:00 p.m. Sept. 26 SOUTHERN ARKANSAS*......7:00 p.m. Lyon College Tri-Match @ Batesville Sept. 28 Central Baptist.............................................2:00 p.m. Sept. 28 Lyon College.................................................4:00 p.m. Oct. 1 at Henderson State*................................... 7:00 p.m. Oct. 4 NW OKLAHOMA*....................7:00 p.m. Oct. 5 SW OKLAHOMA*................... 11:00 a.m. Oct. 8 at Mississippi Valley.....................................6:00 p.m. Oct. 15 HENDERSON STATE................7:00 p.m. Oct. 17 at UA-Pine Bluff........................................... 7:00 p.m. Oct. 18 at East Central Okla.*................................ 7:00 p.m. Oct. 19 at SE Oklahoma*.........................................2:00 p.m. Oct. 22 at Harding*.................................................... 7:00 p.m. Oct. 24 BELHAVEN.................................7:00 p.m. Oct. 26 SOUTHERN NAZARENE*.... 11:00 a.m. Oct. 29 ARKANSAS TECH*..................6:00 p.m. Nov. 5 at Ouachita Baptist*...................................6:00 p.m. Nov. 12 at Southern Arkansas*............................... 7:00 p.m. Nov. 14 HARDING*.................................7:00 p.m. *Great American Conference game

Summer 2013


FOUNDATION ENDOWMENTS FOUNDATION FUND BOARD OF DIRECTORS Chair Scott Saffold / Monticello Vice Chair Gregg Reep / Warren Ex-Officio Jack Lassiter / Monticello Secretary-Treasurer Clay Brown / Monticello

Directors Ed Bacon / Monticello Bettye Gragg / Monticello Nat Grubbs / Monticello Lesa Cathey Handly / Little Rock Kenneth Mann* / Jersey

Mellie Jo Owen / Monticello Sean Rochelle / West Fork Lynn Rodgers / Crossett Ted Thompson / Dumas Jeff Weaver / Hot Springs

* UAM representatives to the University of Arkansas Foundation, Inc., board of directors.

FOUNDATION FUND ENDOWMENTS / Established by: Weldon B. Abbott Endowed Scholarship / Mrs. Betty S. Abbott, Dr. and Mrs. Weldon S. Abbott, Mr. and Mrs. H. Lavon Abbott, Mr. and Mrs. Howard P. Taylor, and Ms. Mary Ross Taylor James Edward and Joy Dell Burton Akin Award / Mrs. Joy Dell Burton Akin Alumni Achievement and Merit Scholarship / Recipients of the Alumni Achievement & Merit Award Alumni Association Scholarship / Alumni Association Board of Directors Hoyt and Susan Andres Endowed Scholarship / Hoyt and Susan Andres Arkansas Seed Dealers Association Agriculture Endowed Scholarship / Arkansas Seed Dealers Board of Directors William R. and Katie B. Austin Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. William R. Austin, Jr. Barbara Murphy Babin Scholarship / Dr. Claude Babin and Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Babin Dr. Claude H. Babin Scholarship / School of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Former Students, Family and Friends K. Michael Baker Memorial Scholarship / School of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Former Students, Family and Friends Marvin and Edna Moseley Bankston Scholarship / Bob and Louine Selman Leech Robert Orum and Fernande’ Vicknair Barrett Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. Errol Barrett, Mr. and Mrs. John K. Barrett, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Barrett, Mr. and Mrs. Robert O. Barrett, Jr., Dr. and Mrs. T. Y. Harp, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Pasqua, Judge and Mrs. Fred E. Pickett, Mr. and Mrs. John L. Roebuck and Mr. and Mrs. Emmet Torian Earl and Kathleen Baxter Memorial Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. Earl Baxter Beard Nursing Scholarship / Mr. Arthur R. and Mrs. Bettie Beard Pate Leslie and Faye Beard Scholarship / Mr. Paul R. and Mrs. June Webb Carter Major Thomas E. Bell, Jr. Scholarship / Dr. and Mrs. Jesse M. Coker and Coker Book Account Fred K. Bellott Music Gift Fund / Dr. and Mrs. Fred K. Bellott Fred and Doris Bellott Music Endowed Scholarship / Dr. and Mrs. Fred K. Bellott *Henry (Mike) Berg Scholarship / Mrs. Helen Berg Dr. Van C. Binns Scholarship - Nursing / Mrs. Evelyn Hogue Binns Dr. Van C. Binns Scholarship - Pre-medicine / Mrs. Evelyn Hogue Binns Birch-Johnson Endowed Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. J. Chester Johnson John Falls Bowen Scholarship / Family, Friends and Battery B 206th Coast Artillery (AA) Association Ruth G. Boyd Scholarship / Dr. Scott Boyd C. Alton Boyd Jr. Memorial Scholarship / Barbara Boyd Dr. Scott Boyd Memorial Scholarship / UAM Dept. of Health & P. E., Family and Friends Fay Brann Accounting Scholarship / Mrs. J. F. Brann Richard “Dick” Broach Wildlife Management Scholarship / Southern Pulpwood Co., Mrs. Nancy Clippert Broach, Mrs. Maxine Clippert and Mr. David Clippert B. R. “Bobby” Brown Scholarship / Mr. B. R. “Bobby” Brown and Consol, Inc. George R. Brown Professorship / The Brown Foundation George R. Brown Graduate Assistant Forest Resources / The Brown Foundation Joe Brown Memorial Scholarship / Family and Friends Marty and Erma Brutscher Debate-Forensics Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Brutscher Mary Claire Randolph Buffalo Scholarship / Mr. Harvey Buffalo Jimmy Lee Buford Memorial Scholarship / Agriculture Technology Dept. Advisory Committee, UAM College of Technology - McGehee Montre Bulloch “Angel” Scholarship / William C. Bulloch Eugenia H. (Moss) Burson & Jack D. Burson Scholarship / Family and Friends Jeff Busby Memorial Scholarship / Family and Friends Verna Hobson Cahoon, Elizabeth Coleman Cochran and Cornelia Coleman Wright Scholarship / Tom and Julia Coleman Family G. William and Verna Hobson Cahoon Scholarship / Tom and Julia Coleman Family Alvin and Raye Carter Education Scholarship / Mr. Dale W. Carter and Mr. Robert Ira Carter Paul R. and June Webb Carter Scholarship / Mr. Paul R. and Mrs. June Webb Carter



Paul R. and June Webb Carter - Drew Central High School Scholarship / Mr. Paul R. and Mrs. June Webb Carter James P. Cathey Business Scholarship / Brooks and Lesa Cathey Handly Centennial Circle / 100 Special Friends Chair of the Division Scholarship - Nursing / Dr. and Mrs. Richard Kluender Chamberlin Wildlife Scholarship / Mr. H. H. Chamberlin Hank Chamberlin Memorial Scholarship / Family, Friends, Former students, Associates and Colleagues Marjorie Lamb Chamberlin Music Scholarship / Family and Friends Anthony T. and Faye Chandler Scholarship / Dr. and Mrs. Anthony T. Chandler, Family and Friends George H. Clippert Endowed Chair in Forestry / Mr. and Mrs. George H. Clippert; Mr. David H. Clippert; and Mrs. Nancy Clippert Broach George H. Clippert Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. George H. Clippert Coker Alumni Scholarship / Dr. and Mrs. Jesse M. Coker and Coker Book Account Ernestine Coker Endowed Music Scholarship / Dr. Jesse M. Coker Jesse and Ernestine Coker Scholarship / Dr. and Mrs. Jesse M. Coker Dr. Jesse M. Coker Distinguished Service Scholarship / UAM Foundation Fund Board of Directors Thomas and Julia Hobson Coleman Scholarship / Tom and Julia Coleman Family Suzanne Cooke Memorial Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. Paul Cooke Stephen T. Crowley Forestry Scholarship / Mr. James H. Hamlen Quentious A. Crews Endowment / Mr. Jim and Rhonda Woodruff Van and Eula Mae Cruce Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. Dan Hornaday James Gordon Culpepper Scholarship / School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, Former Students and Friends O. H. (Doogie) and Patsy Darling Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Darling Boyce Davis Award / Mr. Randy Risher Troy and Betty Davis Scholarship / Andy and April Davis, Mr. Kent Davis and Friends C. W. Day Scholarship / Day Farms, Inc., Danny Day, Sr. Family, Raymond Day Family, Rickey Day Family, Sue Day Wood Family, William Day Family Dean’s Scholarship - Forest Resources / Dr. and Mrs. Richard A. Kluender Harry Y. Denson Scholarship / Family, Friends and Former Students Gregory Alan Devine Memorial Scholarship / Marion and Fern Devine Dr. Gene R. Dillard Education Award / Mrs. Gerry Dillard, Family and Friends Peggy Doss Endowed Education Scholarship / School of Education Faculty/Staff and Mr. D. John Nichols John Dougherty Choral Scholarship / Senator Jimmy Jeffress, Senator Gene Jeffress, Former Students and Friends Drew County Extension Homemakers Council Endowed Scholarship / Drew County EHC Drew County Extension Homemakers Council Endowed Award / Drew County EHC David B. Eberdt Scholarship / Mrs. Nancy Eberdt Susan Phillips Echols Memorial Endowed Scholarship / Ronald K. Echols, Family and Friends Vance W. Edmondson Scholarship / Dr. and Mrs. Vance W. Edmondson Dr. Albert L. Etheridge Scholarship / School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, Former Students and Friends Hampton and Minnie Etheridge Scholarship / James and Mary Sawyer, Stacey and Helen Toole, T. D. and Joy Howell, R. M. and Rose Etheridge, Hampton and Marie Etheridge Drs. Glen and Mary Jane Gilbert Scholarship / Drs. Glen and Mary Jane Gilbert and Friends Wayne Gilleland Golf Scholarship / Dr. Diane Suitt Gilleland and Friends Shay Gillespie Phi Beta Sigma Leadership Scholarship / Family and friends of Mr. R. Shay Gillespie Classie Jones-Green African-American Alumni Scholarship / UAM African American Alumni Association, Family and Friends Harold J. Green Scholarship / Harold J. Green Bill Groce, Jr. Memorial Scholarship / Family and Friends Willie Katherine Coody Groce Scholarship / Estate of Willie Katherine Coody Groce

Edward & Veronica Groebner Computer Information Systems Support Endowment / Dr. James F. Roiger Joseph Martin Guenter - Sigma Tau Gamma Scholarship / Sigma Tau Gamma Alumni E. Shermane Gulledge Non-traditional Scholarship / Dr. Dexter E. and Mrs. E. Shermane Gulledge Izella Ruth Gulledge Scholarship / Dr. Dexter E. and Mrs. E. Shermane Gulledge Annette K. Hall Scholarship - Music / Mr. Barry Hall Annette K. Hall Graduate Studies in Education Scholarship / Mr. Barry Hall Barry Hall Endowed Scholarship / Mrs. Annette Hall, Mr. and Mrs. Cleatous J. Hall and Mrs. Audrey Blasingame James S. Hancock Memorial Nursing Endowed Scholarship / Mrs. Carolyn Grubbs Hancock, Mrs. Hilda Hancock Malpica and Mrs. Becky Hancock Crossett Susie Hargis Nursing Scholarship / Charles Hargis Arthur A. Harris Vocal Endowed Scholarship / Mrs. Annette Hall, Family and Friends Helen Harris Scholarship / Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Harris, Division of Music, and Friends Hani and Debra Hashem Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. Hani Hashem Dr. Ann Haywood Scholarship / Dr. Cecil Haywood, Former colleagues, Friends and Students of the School of Education Cecil C. Haywood Scholarship / Dr. Ann Haywood, Friends and Former Students of the School of Education Henry G. Hearnsberger, Sr. Forest Resources Scholarship / Mrs. George H. Clippert Mrs. Henry G. Hearnsberger, Sr. Nursing Scholarship / Mrs. George H. Clippert Paul G. and Leone Hendrickson Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. Paul G. Hendrickson, Sr. Frank D. Hickingbotham Scholarship / Mr. Frank D. Hickingbotham William and Anna Hill Scholarship / Dr. and Mrs. William T. Hill Iris Sullivan Hipp Nursing Scholarship / Ms. Sally Hipp Austin, Ms. Sheila Nichole Austin, and Mr. Hank E. Williams Robert L. Hixson Memorial Scholarship / Family and Friends Wilburn C. Hobgood Scholarship / School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, Former Students and Friends Benjamin and Jerri Whitten Hobson Scholarship / Tom and Julia Coleman Family Hornaday Outstanding Faculty Award / Mr. and Mrs. Dan Hornaday Charlotte Cruce Hornaday Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. Dan Hornaday Dan and Charlotte Hornaday Agriculture Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. Dan Hornaday Dan and Charlotte Hornaday Computer Information Systems Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. Dan Hornaday Dan & Charlotte Hornaday Debate & Forensics Endowment / Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Hornaday Dan and Charlotte Hornaday Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. Dan Hornaday Dan and Charlotte Hornaday Music Excellence Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. Dan Hornaday Dan and Charlotte Hornaday Residence Life Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. Dan Hornaday James A. Hudson Scholarship / James A. Hudson Memorial Foundation Jim Huey Scholarship / Family, Friends and Colleagues Henry B. Humphry Memorial Scholarship / Family and Friends Lamar Hunter Scholarship / The Reinhart Family Lamar Hunter Veterans and National Guard Scholarship / Dr. and Mrs. Jesse M. Coker and Coker Book Account Dean and Mrs. James H. Hutchinson Endowed Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jackson James H. and Elva B. Hutchinson Scholarship / Estate of Dr. James H. Hutchinson, Jr. Jo Hutchinson and Charles E. Jackson Education Endowed Scholarship / Deborah Jackson Thornhill, Jimmie Jo Jackson, Dr. Charles E. Jackson, Jr., and Lucy Jackson Cyphers Dr. C. Lewis & Wanda W. Hyatt Endowed Scholarship / Mrs. Charlotte Hyatt McGarr & Mr. C. Lewis Hyatt, Jr. Indoor Practice Facility Endowed Maintenance Fund / Mr. Quintus Crews Brigadier General Wesley Jacobs Scholarship / Dr. and Mrs. Jesse M. Coker and Coker Book Account Veneta E. and Louis Richard James Scholarship / Dr. and Mrs. Louis J. James Loran L. Johnson Endowed Scholarship / Mississippi Marine Corporation and other individuals known as “Loran’s Boys” Virginia M. Ryan Jones Memorial Nursing Scholarship / Dr. C. Morrell Jones and Family and Friends Kingwood Forestry Scholarship / Proceeds from sale of Lake Monticello maps Robert C. Kirst Agriculture Scholarship / University of Arkansas at Monticello Agriculture Alumni Society Grady and Myrtle Burks Knowles Scholarship / Mrs. Myrtle Burks Knowles Timothy Ku Scholarship / Mr. Lawrence A. Ku and Mr. Albert Ku Victoria Ku Scholarship / School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, Former Students, Friends and Family Curtis W. Kyle Family Scholarship / Mr. Curtis W. Kyle, Jr. Curtis W. Kyle, Sr. Forestry Scholarship / Mr. Curtis W. Kyle, Jr. Fred H. Lang Forestry Scholarship / Mrs. Elizabeth S. Lang Leslie Larance Elementary Education Award / Family and Friends Randall Leister Scholarship / Friends A.D. and Nellie Leonard Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Leonard Willis “Convoy” Leslie Scholarship / Former Teammates, Former Football Players and Members of the Arkansas National Guard Gerald and Sue Majors Endowed Scholarship / Trinity Foundation Kenneth D. Mann Endowed Scholarship / Kenneth D. Mann Robert W.D. Marsh Scholarship / Mrs. Demaris Marsh Martin -Wiscaver Endowed Scholarship / Dr. Jesse M. Coker Mathematics Scholarship / Anonymous

Mathematics-Physics Scholarship / School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, Former Students and Friends Betty A. Matthews Women’s Athletics Scholarship / Dr. Betty A. Matthews J. M. and Annie Mae Matthews Scholarship / Mrs. J. M. Matthews, Sr., Ms. Jane Matthews Evans and Mr. Jim Matthews Tommy Matthews Athletic Scholarship / Tommy and Pat Matthews, Bynum Matthews and Ann Matthews Jones Virginia Lee Maxwell Memorial Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Maxwell and Family Pauline J. and Zach McClendon, Sr. Scholarship / Union Bank & Trust Company Elizabeth Culbertson McDaniel Scholarship / CMD. Noel Waymon McDaniel and Mr. Noel A. McDaniel Noel Waymon and LaFran H. McDaniel Scholarship / Mr. Noel Waymon and Mrs. LaFran H. McDaniel James and Nellie McDonald Scholarship in Memory of David Michael Stapp / Chicot Irrigation, Inc.-Lake Village, James and Nellie McDonald, Glen and Beverly Rowe, Rick and Linda Rowe, Mike and Cindy McDonald Paul C. McDonald Memorial Scholarship / Ms. Betty McDonald, Dr. James McDonald, Mr. Garrett Vogel, and Dr. Betsy Boze Thomas McGill Scholarship / Mr. Thomas W. McGill Thomas McGill Forestry Scholarship / Mr. Thomas W. McGill Cecil McNiece Family Scholarship Fund / Mrs. Virginia McNiece and Family Willard G. Mears Estate Scholarship / Estate of Mr. and Mrs. Willard G. Mears Miller Sisters Scholarship - Education / Miss Jessie W. Miller Miller Sisters Scholarship -Science / Miss Jessie W. Miller Minnie May Moffatt Business Scholarship / Ms. Minnie May Moffatt Pattie Phenton Moffatt Vocal Music Scholarship / Mrs. Marsha Daniels Ruth and Wells Moffatt Forestry Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. Wells Moffatt Walter A. and Myrtle Wells Moffatt Scholarship / Wells and Ruth Moffatt, Walter A. Moffatt, Jr., Minnie May Moffatt and Pattie Moffatt Dr. Walter A. Moffatt, Jr. Scholarship / Ms. Minnie May Moffatt and Ms. Pattie P. Moffatt Monticello Association of Life Underwriters / Monticello Association of Life Underwriters Monticello High School Class of 1965 Scholarship / The MHS Class of 1965 William E. Morgan-Weevil Pond Endowment / Estate of William E. Morgan Juanita Louise Moss Scholarship / Family and Friends Kermit C. Moss Scholarship / Family and Friends of Kermit C. Moss Robert H. Moss Endowed Scholarship / Steven C. Moss P. E. and Melba Munnerlyn Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Munnerlyn Charles H. Murphy, Jr. Memorial Scholarship / Deltic Timber Corporation Jim Neeley Scholarship / Mr. Jim Neeley D. John Nichols Scholarship / Mr. D. John Nichols and Mississippi Marine Corporation Loyal V. Norman Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. Sam Sowell Velma Ashcraft Norman Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. Sam Sowell Dale Oliver Forestry Scholarship / Mr. James H. Hamlen Al Peer Kappa Alpha Psi Alumni Scholarship / Mr. Jerry Bingham and Kappa Alpha Psi Alumni Merle and Deloris Peterson Scholarship / Merle and Deloris Peterson, Friends and Associates in the Dumas, Arkansas, Community Phi Sigma Chi Memorial Award / Phi Sigma Chi alumnae and friends Earl K. Phillips Math & Science Endowed Scholarship / Mrs. Patricia Phillips B. C. Pickens Endowed Scholarship / B. C. Pickens Trust Bub and Beulah Pinkus Scholarship / The Pinkus Family Emeline Killiam Pope, Sally Pope Wood, and Velma Wood Powell Scholarship / Estate of Velma Wood Powell John Porter and Mary Sue Price Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. John Porter Price R. David Ray Debate and Forensics Scholarship / School of Arts and Humanities, Former Students and Friends Russ Reynolds Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. Russell Reynolds, Family and Friends Randy Risher Fitness Scholarship / Mr. Randy Risher and Friends Raymond O. & Loretta J. Roiger Chi Iota Sigma Scholarship / Dr. James Roiger James Roiger Computer Information Systems Scholarship / Dr. James Roiger James F. Roiger Endowed Fund for Library Acquisitions / Dr. James Roiger Ross Foundation Endowed Scholarship - Forestry / The Ross Foundation Ross Foundation Endowed Scholarship - General / The Ross Foundation James A. & Mabel (Molly) H. Ross Endowed Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. Don H. Ross & Mr. and Mrs. James A. Ross, Jr. Calvin V. Rowe Award / Mr. Calvin V. Rowe Bennie F. Ryburn, Sr. Scholarship / Family and Friends Cecil R. Scaife Scholarship / Mrs. Cecil Scaife and Children Thomas Robie Scott, Jr. Scholarship / Mrs. Opal Scott, Mr. Thomas Scott III, Mr. Michael Robert Scott and Mr. Phillip Roland Scott Elwood Shade Forest Resources Scholarship / Mr. Elwood Shade Simmons First Bank of South Arkansas Scholarship / Simmons First Bank of South Arkansas Herman C. Steelman Scholarship / School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, Former Students and Friends Harry H. Stevens Nursing Scholarship / Bradley County Medical Center *Roy and Christine Sturgis / The Roy and Christine Sturgis Charitable and Educational Trust Fred and Janice Taylor Scholarship / Friends of UAM Jack H. Tharp Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. Jack H. Tharp Carolyn Hibbs Thompson Chemistry Scholarship / The Don Thompson Family &

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Thompson Electric Co. Horace E. Thompson Scholarship / Members of UCT, Family and Friends George E. Townsend Mass Communication Scholarship / Mr. George E. Townsend George and Betty Townsend Journalism Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. George E. Townsend UAM Alumni and Friends Endowed Scholarship / UAM Alumni and Friends UAM Campus Scholarship / UAM Faculty and Staff UAM Forestry Alumni Scholarship / UAM Forestry Alumni Richard Wallace Memorial Scholarship / Family and Friends Lee Wallick Band Scholarship / Dr. Paul A. Wallick, Sr., Friends and Former Band Students Dr. Paul Allen Wallick, Sr. Scholarship / Family and Friends Peggy Wallick Scholarship / Dr. Paul A. Wallick, Sr., Family, Friends and Former Students Carroll E. Walls Sr. and Colleen S. Walls Forestry Scholarship / Carroll and Colleen Walls Webb-Carter Scholarship / Mr. Paul R. and Mrs. June Webb Carter Bill and Marilyn Webb Forest Resources Endowed Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. Kent Webb and Monticello Church of Christ Maurice and Minnie Chambers Webb Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. Bill Webb, Mr. and Mrs. Kent Webb, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Banwarth West-Walden Family Scholarship / Dr. Louis J. and Mrs. Carol West James Robert Weih Family Eagle Scout-Gold Award Endowed Scholarship / Robert and Marilyn Weih George White Golf Award / Family and Friends James M. White Memorial Scholarship / Deltic Farm & Timber Co., Inc., Family and Friends James M. White Professorship / Deltic Farm & Timber Co., Inc., Family and Friends John W. White Forestry Scholarship / Estate of Trannye O. White Sara Horn Wigley Memorial Scholarship / Sam Wigley Family and Charles & Donna Bell Family **Larry Willett Scholarship / Family, Co-workers and Friends Samuel A. Williams Scholarship / Mr. Sam W. Denison Earl Willis Scholarship / Family, Friends and Drew Central Alumni Anne Wilson Scholarship / Family and Friends Dr. George F. Wynne, Sr. Scholarship / Mrs. Matilda Wynne Dr. David M. Yocum Family Endowed Scholarship / Dr. David Yocum, Jr. and Mr. David Yocum, IV Madge Youree Scholarship / School of Education, Family and Friends *Held by the Institution / **Held by the UA Agricultural Development Council

ACTIVE ENDOWMENTS Arkansas SAF / Ouachita Society of American Foresters & Arkansas Division of Ouachita Society of American Foresters Dr. Ed Bacon Scholarship / Ms. Isabel Bacon Baker Family Forest Resources Scholarship / Terrell and Sheila Baker C. H. Barnes Scholarship / Family and Friends Coach Tommy Barnes Memorial Endowed Scholarship / Dr. Seth and Scarlett Barnes Kelly Bashaw Memorial Scholarship / Family and Friends Bramlett Scholarship / Dr. and Mrs. Morris Bramlett Gene Brown Memorial Baseball Scholarship / Family and Friends Charles Fred and Laura Lee Stephenson Dearman Scholarship / Chuck and Cindy Dearman, David and Ashley Dearman

Pat Grider Southeast Arkansas Veteran’s Scholarship / Eric Grider Charles Hawkins Memorial Fund / Family Jack Jordan Golf Scholarship / Friends Dr. Kathy Brown King Health and Physical Education Graduate Scholarship / Dr. Kathy Brown King E. Wesley McCoy Scholarship / Ouachita-Saline Surveying and Mr. Mike Miley Ernest and Mary McFarland Scholarship / Mary I. McFarland Arhia Raymond Melton and Mildred Richardson Melton Scholarship / Estate of W. F. Chumney Rison High School Scholarship / Jasper Calaway, Rison Business Community and Friends E. R. “Bob” Wall Scholarship / Mrs. Sara Wall Robert W. Wiley Endowed Scholarship / Family and Friends


Chris Johnson / Mr. and Mrs. Chris Johnson Phillip Pierini / Mr. Phillip Pierini Tim Pruitt / Mr. Timothy R. Pruitt Gus “Bubba” Pugh, Jr. / Mr. Gus “Bubba” Pugh, Jr. Guy “Butch” Sabbatini, Jr. / Mr. Butch Sabbatini, Jr. Johnny Hooks / Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Hooks

CHARITABLE REMAINDER UNITRUSTS Mr. and Mrs. Carroll E. Walls, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Kim L. Mitchell


Hunter Bell Memorial Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. Jim Manning BKD Accounting Education Award / BKD, LLP Commercial Bank Business Award / Commercial Bank Judge Bill Daniels Scholarship / Bill Daniels Farmers Grain Terminal Award / Farmers Grain Terminal Georgia-Pacific Crossett Paper Operations Award / Georgia-Pacific Larry Hopper-Family Band Music Scholarship / J. Larry Hopper John A. Little Memorial Scholarship / Dorothy A. Little Ralph McQueen Business Award / Ralph McQueen & Co. Jewell Minnis Scholarship / Jewell Minnis Trust Lucille Moseley Memorial Scholarship / Family and friends Linda Pinkus Scholarship / Mr. Lester Pinkus, Lee Pinkus & Ladd Pinkus James & Venie Ann Powell Scholarship / James & Venie Ann Powell Fund Congressman Mike Ross Scholarship / Congressman & Mrs. Mike Ross A. O. Tucker Memorial Scholarship / Mrs. Glenda Carol Tucker Baker UAM Institute of Management Accountants Scholarship / UAM student chapter of the IMA Wallace Trust Scholarship / Wallace Trust

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Unity & Movement Club $2,500 or more Mr. and Mrs. Terrell S. Baker Mr. Ryan Cheramie Mr. and Mrs. John W. Gibson Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth D. Mann Mr. and Mrs. Gene Mazzanti Mrs. Patricia K. Phillips Mr. Lester Pinkus

Galaxy Club $1,000-$2,499 Dr. and Mrs. Seth Barnes Mr. Edward Eaves Mrs. Gloanna Hall Dr. and Mrs. Jack Lassiter Mr. and Mrs. Gerald W. Majors Mr. Bryan and Dr. Sue Martin Dr. Betty A. Matthews Mrs. Debbie McKnight Mr. and Mrs. Kent McRae Mr. Gus “Bubba” Pugh Dr. James F. Roiger Ms. Carol Slaughter

Mr. Raymond Smith Dr. Thomas P. Springer Mr. and Mrs. Scotty Watkins Mr. and Mrs. Fred J. Williams

Emerald Club $500-$999 Dr. and Mrs. Ed Bacon Mrs. June M. Carter Mr. Rodney Cole Mr. Alvy Early Dr. and Mrs. Dexter E. Gulledge Mr. and Mrs. Jay L. Hughes Dr. Carl B. Johnston Mr. and Mrs. J. Robert McCallie Mr. Sam Page Mr. and Mrs. Richard Reinhart Ms. Libby Sands Mr. Richard Sands Mr. and Mrs. Scott Slaughter Mr and Mrs. Eddie Smith Dr. and Mrs. Jimmie Yeiser

Loyalty Club $200-$499 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Boyd Dr. J. Morris Bramlett Mr. Justen Brixie Dr. Russell H. Bulloch Mr. and Mrs. John Bullock Mr. and Mrs. John D. Carter Dr. Jesse M. Coker Mr. Colton Davis Mr. John H. Dawson, Jr Mr. and Mrs. Ben R. Dunlap

BUSINESS / ORGANIZATION DONORS Arkansas Native Plant Society Arkansas Pulpwood Clearwater Paper Commercial Bank & Trust Co. Delores’ Family Pharmacy, Inc. Deltic Timber Company ExxonMobil Foundation GWL Advertising, Inc. Georgia-Pacific Momentive Speciality Chemicals, Inc. Nexans AmerCable Oklahoma United Methodist Foundation Pine’s Broadcasting, Inc. Ralph McQueen & Company Regions Forest Services, LLP SeaArk Boats, Inc. South Arkansas Rehabilitation Southeast Chapter of ASCPA State Farm Insurance Companies Texas Instruments Foundation UAM Institute of Management Accountants Wells Fargo Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. James (Chip) Durham Mr. Wayne Eitel Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Fakouri Mr. and Mrs. L. Gene Franklin Mr. William Gandy Mr. and Mrs. Jerry D. Gibson Drs. Glen & Mary Jane Gilbert Mr. and Mrs. Phillip G. Hawkins Dr. and Mrs. James Hobgood Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Hornaday Mr. Will Jackson Dr. and Mrs. Louis James Mr. and Mrs. Lamar L. Jennings Mr. Jim Killett Ret. CMSGT Billy R. Majors Mr. Marvin L. Mann, Jr Ms. Angela Marsh Mr. and Mrs. Jack C. Puryear Mr. and Mrs. Billy G. Riggins Mr. and Mrs. Carl Roebuck Ms. Rebecca L. Sitton Mr. Thomas Slavin Mr. and Mrs. Peter Smykla Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Stanford Mr. David L. Stover Mr. Randy Thomas Mr. Ted D. Thompson Dr. and Mrs. N.P. Tugwell Mr. and Mrs. Gvona Turner, Sr.

Century Club $100-$199 Mr. David Barber Mrs. Molly Brunson Ms. Christy M. Byrd

Mr. and Mrs. Bobby L. Cloud Mr. Robert E. Crain Drs. Lloyd and Peggy Crossley Mr. and Mrs. Jim O. Davis Dr. and Mrs. Richard W. Dunn Dr. and Mrs. Walter Eberle Ms. Patricia A. Ewens Mr. and Mrs. Larry Fisackerly Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Glover Mr. and Mrs. Werner Haney Ms. Lynn Harris Dr. and Mrs. Charles O. Hogue Mr. and Mrs. John D. Hollimon, Jr Mr. James Hudgins Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth H. Hunt Mr. William (Hud) Jackson Mr. Jay Jones Dr. and Mrs. B.J. Jordan Mr. and Mrs. Billy Lansdale Mr. and Mrs. Chris Loyd Mr. and Mrs. Ronald N. McFarland Mr. and Mrs. William J. McKiever Mrs. Kathy McNabb Dr. and Mrs. Steve Morrison Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Pace Mr. and Mrs. Scott Place Mr. and Mrs. Archie L. Paschall, Sr Mr. and Mrs. Harry C. Pennington Mr. and Mrs. Michael H. Pennington Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Prestridge Mrs. Suzan Russell Dr. and Mrs. Jimmie S. Sadler Mr. and Mrs. Charles Savage Ms. Patsy Smith Mr. Jerry E. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Summers

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The Centennial Circle As part of the university’s 100th birthday celebration. UAM is seeking pledges of $10,000 each to be used to create a $1 million unrestricted endowment for the UAM Foundation Fund. Earnings from this endowment will be used on an annual basis to meet priority needs of the university. These priorities will be determined by a joint committee of administration, faculty, and students. None of the endowment earnings will be used to augment salaries. Members of The Centennial Circle have their names, or the names of whomever they designate, inscribed on the Centennial Clock Tower. If you would like to be part of The Centennial Circle, we encourage you to contact the UAM Office of Advancement, at (800) 467-8148 or (870) 460-1028.

Centennial Circle Members Mike & Susan Akin Joe Bob & Missy Allaire Hoyt & Susan Andres Elizabeth (Libby) Annulis Barbara & Claude Babin Pervis & Mary Nell Ballew Mike & Patsy Berry John Falls Bowen (by William H. & Constance Bowen) Prof. Alaga H. & Myrtle I. Boyd (by Robert & Faye Boyd) Marty & Erma Brutscher The Bulloch Family - Bud, Carole, Liz, Sarah Kelton & Betty Busby Paul R. & June Webb Carter James & Sue Cathey Steven L. Cathey M.D. Dr. Tim & Paige Chase The Centennial Class of 2009 Jesse & Ernestine Coker Quentious A. Crews (by Jim & Rhonda Crews Woodruff) Van & Eula Mae Cruce (by Dan & Charlotte Hornaday) Crossett Alumni & Friends Drew County Extension Homemakers Council Dumas Alumni & Friends David B. & Nancy Kyle Eberdt (by Bobby & Kimberly Eberdt Edmonds) Anthony W. & Cathy H. Fakouri Victor Felley, Ark. A. & M. Trustee (by Wayne & Mellie Jo Owen) First National Bank of McGehee The Frazer Family Jean C. & Oscar F. Frisby Lewis & Wanda Gardner - Lone Star Station / Boll Weevil Café



Barbara Blanks Gathen (by the UAM African American Alumni Association, family & friends) Jerry, June, Jay & Judd Gibson Lisa & Cliff Gibson John W., Martha (McDougald), John, Jr. & Mark Gibson Diane Suitt Gilleland Rev. Shay & Mrs. Sherrie Gillespie Dwight & Linda Teague Goodwin (by Randy Risher, Mark Risher and Roger Teague) John DeWitt Halstead (by Harry E. “Pete” Halstead) Jim & Betty Jo Hardy Hercher Frank D. Hickingbotham Dan & Charlotte Cruce Hornaday John & Nora Hornaday (by Dan & Charlotte Hornaday) President Frank Horsfall & Margaret Vaulx Horsfall (by Dr. & Mrs. Gordon D. Gates) Herb & Cheryl Hutchison Dr. Louis J. & Carol West James J. Chester Johnson Dr. Carl Briner Johnston Jordan Family - James T., Bonnie, Terry, Jerry & Cindy Don E. & Joyce M. King Curtis W. Kyle, Jr. Judy & Jack Lassiter Robert Leonard The Carl F. Lucky, Jr. Family Carol & Weaver L. Majors Gerald & Sue Majors Kenneth, Sharon, & Jennifer Mann Dot & M.L. Mann Bryan & Dr. Sue S. Martin Dr. Betty A. Matthews Allen & Dana Maxwell

Noel Waymon McDaniel (by Noel A. McDaniel & Marlene Ballard) Julian W., Sr. & Jean Mettetal (by Wayne Mettetal, Sherry Mettetal Woods, Ted Mettetal, Mike Mettetal, and Mary Ellen Mettetal McAllister) Thomas V. & Sarah Beth Burchfield Maxwell Gene & Harriette Mazzanti Kim Lloyd Mitchell Moffatt Family - Walter, Jr., Wells, Ruth, Minnie May & Pattie Lamar G. Moore Jim Neeley Donetta F. McGriff, RN (by Ray & Misty Paschall) D. John Nichols J. C. & Carolyn Crain Nichols Jeff & Sallie Owyoung R. David & Loyce Ray (by Dr. & Mrs. B. Alan Sugg) Richard & Eddye Ann Reinhart Jeffrey Hunter Reinhart, MD Randy & Neela Risher Bennie F. Ryburn, Sr. & Virginia M. Ryburn (by Commercial Bank & Trust Co/First State Bank of Warren) Dr. & Mrs. Harry L. Ryburn Margaret Horsfall Schadler & Harvey Walter Schadler Johnny & Linda Smith Tom & Dianne Springer G. Warren Stephenson Jean & Alan Sugg Jack D. & Ted D. Thompson Union Bank & Trust Company Joseph Wallace Trust Terri Wolfe - Beth Thurman Jimmie & Linda Yeiser



he National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation and the

Arkansas Automobile Dealers Association recently donated a Resusci Anne training unit consisting of four CPR mannequins and one automated external defibrillator to the UAM School of Nursing for use in the school’s nursing skills laboratory. The School of Nursing plans to use the mannequins and defibrillator to train at least 30 people annually on what to do when a person has a heart attack. “If the right kind of treatment can be given a heart attack victim within seconds after he or she is stricken, the chances are good that the life can be saved,” said Bennie Ryburn, III, chief executive office of the Ryburn Automotive Group of Monticello. “CPR training teaches a person how to keep the heart beating while professional help is coming.”

Clearwater Gift


he Clearwater Paper Corporation’s Cypress Bend Mill recently made an $11,000 donation to the UAM College of Technology-McGehee to purchase air conditioning for a classroom which is used for classes offered to the Clearwater workforce. Making the presentation was Lynn Bliss of the Clearwater Paper Corporation. “This is a very generous donation that will be beneficial to both UAMCTM and Clearwater,” said Bob Ware, vice chancellor of the McGehee campus. “With this gift we will have adequate space to place existing Clearwater employees for the essential training the company needs for its employees. It also allows us to provide cutting-edge training to Clearwater’s employees.” In recent years, UAM’s McGehee campus has provided millwright classes as well as classes in electronics and instrumentation for Clearwater employees. The success of the classes forced UAM-CTM to move those classes into a larger building that houses the campus

DONATION HELPS NURSING Pictured from left are Christine Felts, associate professor of nursing, Dr. Laura Evans, dean of the School of Nursing, Brandy Haley, assistant professor of nursing, Bennie Ryburn, III, and UAM Chancellor Jack Lassiter.

maintenance department and the welding program. “Budget constraints kept us from air conditioning the classroom area in that building, but Clearwater stepped in to help us out,” said Ware. “We are grateful for their support and for the partnership we have developed through the years.”

GP Donation


eorgia-Pacific representatives recently made a $3,000 contribu-

tion to the UAM College of TechnologyCrossett to be used by the school’s electromechanical technology program, which prepares individuals for entrylevel jobs with companies the require electrical and mechanical skills. “Georgia Pacific has always been, and continues to be, an active supporter of our training efforts to prepare students for high-demand, high-wage jobs like those found in the electromechanical and instrumentation field,” said Linda Rushing, vice chancellor of the Crossett campus.

RAISING MONEY FOR THE TOMMY BARNES SCHOLARSHIP Three seniors on the Drew Central High School football team, as part of a senior project, raised $600 by hosting a charity softball game, with the proceeds given to the Tommy Barnes Endowed Scholarship Fund at UAM. Pictured from left are UAM Alumni Director Julie Barnes, Colton Davis, Matt Whiting, assistant athletic director for external operations, Will Jackson (son of current UAM head coach Hud Jackson), and Justin Brixie. The Tommy Barnes Scholarship Fund was created by Dr. Seth Barnes of Batesville and his wife, Scarlett, to honor the late Boll Weevil coach. To contribute to the Tommy Barnes Scholarship, contact Matt Whiting at (870) 460-1058 or email

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ALUMNI SNAPSHOTS Dr. Sean Rochelle (‘89) Dr. Sean Rochelle (B.S. ’89) has been named executive director of the Razorback Foundation. Rochelle has been with the Razorback Foundation since 2008, most recently serving as senior associate director. Prior to joining the Foundation, Rochelle worked in both the men’s and women’s athletic departments before serving as the director of development in the combined athletic department. A native of Elkins, Ark., Rochelle received his undergraduate degree from the University of Arkansas at Monticello while earning all-conference and Academic AllAmerica honors as a quarterback on the Boll Weevil football team. Rochelle led the 1988 Weevils to a 10-2 record, the most successful season in school history. He later earned both his master’s degree and doctorate from UA-Fayetteville. In Rochelle’s tenure with the Razorback Foundation, membership and annual fund support has increased each year. In 2011-12, Razorback Foundation membership grew to just under 13,000 while the annual fund topped $20 million. Before joining the Razorback Foundation, Rochelle served an assistant athletic director for development for the women’s athletic department and the combined athletics department formed in January 2008. A former associate director for corporate and foundation relations at the University, Rochelle brings a wealth of experience in both the athletic and academic fields to the position. “I congratulate the Razorback Foundation Board on their selection of Sean Rochelle as the new executive director of the Razorback Foundation,” said UA Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long. “Sean will provide our Foundation a passionate leader who possesses the vision necessary to continue the efforts to modernize and grow our fund raising efforts.” Prior to returning to Arkansas, Rochelle spent five years at Azusa Pacific University. Among his work at Azusa Pacific, he was the chair of the department of exercise and sport science. A two-time Academic All-America football player at UAM, Rochelle was named the co-offensive player of the year of the Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference in 1988. He was also inducted into the UAM Sports Hall of Fame in 2006. Before shifting to an academic and administrative career, Rochelle served as a graduate assistant football coach at Arkansas and Clemson. He also served as an assistant coach at UAM and is currently on the UAM Foundation Fund’s board of directors. He earned his bachelor’s degree from UAM, and his masters and Ed.D. from Arkansas. He earned the UAM Alumni Award for Achievement and Merit in 2010. Rochelle and his wife, Caroline, have three daughters, Abigail, Ellison and Lilly.



1970-79 Dwane Powell (B.B.A. ’70), a nationally-syndicated political cartoonist for the Raleigh News & Observer, has been inducted into the North Carolina Journalism Hall of Fame. Powell was UAM’s Distinguished Alumnus in 1979. A native of McGehee, Powell began his newspaper career with the Hot Springs Sentinel Record before moving on to the San Antonio Light. After a brief stint with the Cincinnati Enquirer, Powell moved to North Carolina and the Raleigh News & Observer in 1975. Powell has won the Overseas Press Club Award for Excellence in Cartooning and the National Headliners Club Award for Outstanding Editorial Cartoons. Ricky Mobley (B.S. ’71) was inducted into the White Hall High School Sports Hall of Fame on May 13. Mobley lettered three years in basketball and was a starter on White Hall’s 1966 state championship team. He was named to the all-state team and was a starter in the All-Star game as a senior in 1967, earning scholarships to Arkansas and UAM. He chose UAM, let-

tered in basketball for four years and was named a member of the outstanding college athletes of America for 1971. He also was named the winner of the Hobgood Award, given to the outstanding athlete at UAM. Mobley taught and coached at Monticello Junior High and High School, winning a state championship in 1976. He also taught at Mabelvale Junior High, Fair and Mills High Schools in Little Rock before returning to White Hall, where he taught until his retirement in 2005.

2000-09 Kathy Anderson Davis (B.S. ’04), assistant librarian at UAM’s Taylor Library and Technology Center, was recently invited to become a member of the UALR chapter of the Golden Key International Honour Society. A member of the UAM staff since 2005, Davis is the assistant librarian for technical services and reference. Davis holds a bachelor of science degree in computer information systems from UAM, a master of science degree in library and information science from the

Dr. Shannon Fleming (‘82) Dr. Shannon Fleming (B.A. ’82) has been named executive director of the University of Southern Mississippi Foundation. Fleming will serve as the chief staff executive for the USM Foundation, in addition to serving as the executive director of development for the University, and will be responsible for the Foundation’s strategic leadership, attainment of goals and objectives, coordination of fund raising activities and board management. Fleming joins the Foundation staff with more than 20 years’ experience in higher education fundraising. In his most recent position, Fleming served for seven years as the vice president for institutional advancement at Philander Smith College in Little Rock, where he was responsible for all fund raising activities, including planned, major and annual gifts. In this role, Fleming also supervised development, marketing, public relations, alumni services and the Title III Program. Under his leadership at Philander Smith, the alumni giving rate increased from four percent to 15.5 percent and the number of donors of $1,000 and more increased by almost 40 percent. Prior to his employment at Philander Smith College, Fleming worked in development at Central Arkansas, Henderson State and UAM. Fleming earned a bachelor’s degree from UAM, a master’s degree in business administration from Louisiana Tech University and a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

University of North Texas and is currently working on a master of education in learning systems technology from the UALR. As an international honor society with more than 400 chapters at colleges and universities around the world, Golden Key is committed to a high standard of scholastic achievement, and an ethos of integrity, innovation, respect, collaboration and diversity. Seth H. Mankin (BS ’04) and Amy Stiffler both of Little Rock, married on March 2, 2013 at the William J. Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock. Randa D. Pruitt (BSW ’08) and Travis W. Matkin both of Little Rock, plan to marry on June 1, 2013 at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock.


Emily K. Ellington (BS ’12) of Dermott and Jimmy C. Stell of Monticello, plan to marry on June 15, 2013 at Pauline Baptist Church in Monticello. Nicki M. Norrell (BS ’13) of Monticello and Trent W. Roberts (BS ’13) of South Lake, Tex., plan to marry on June 15, 2013 in Little Rock.

Wee Weevil Bibs Kipton Michael Rice, born October 5, 2012, to Bradley (BBA ’07) and Sarah Rice (BA ’07) of Pine Bluff. Grant Bradley Hargis, born May 16, 2013, to Robert (BBA ’07) and Jennifer Hargis (BBA ’07) of Monticello.

Robert “Beau” D. Jones IV (BBA ’12) and Kohl McCone both of Monticello, married on March 16, 2013 at Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Monticello. Kimberly A. Moore (BA ’12) of Wilmar and Dustin T. Moffatt of Milo, were married June 1, 2013 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Reeves, Sr. in Wilmar.

Play Ball! Make plans to join fellow alumni June 18 in North Little Rock for UAM Night at Dickey-Stephens Park as the Arkansas Travelers take on the Northwest Arkansas Naturals. Gates open at 6:10 p.m. with the first pitch at 7:10. Tickets are $15 for adults / $5 for children (Price includes ticket and all you can eat hamburgers, hot dogs and soft drinks.) Reservations are required. Call the Office of Advancement at (870) 460-1028.

Brian Early ‘94 Brian Early (B.S. ‘94, M.S. ‘00) has been named defensive quality control coach on Bret Bielema’s football staff at the University of Arkansas. Early joins the Razorback staff from a position as defensive coordinator at Fayetteville High School. At UAM, Early played baseball and was part of two championship teams – the 1990 NAIA District 17 Tournament champions and the 1993 Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference champions. Following graduation, he began his coaching career as defensive coordinator at Greenland High School, spent two seasons as a graduate assistant coach at UAM, then followed UAM coach Clarence Holley to Minnesota State-Mankato for two years before joining Clint Conque’s staff at the University of Central Arkansas. Early spent five years at UCA before returning to high school coaching at Fayetteville High School. Brian is the middle son of legendary UAM softball coach Alvy Early. His brothers, Preston and Kent also coach in the 7A-West, Preston as the head girls basketball coach at Rogers High School and Kent as the head softball coach at Bentonville High. As defensive quality control coach for the Razorbacks, Early will work with Defensive Coordinator Chris Ash as well as recruit the Memphis area and Mississippi junior colleges. Brian and his wife, Nanci, have two daughters.

Alvy Early ‘67 Alvy Early (B.S. ‘67) won his 600th game as head coach of the UAM softball team on February 2, an 11-3 victory over Washburn University. Early finished the 2013 season with a combined record of 627 wins, 316 losses and 2 ties in 17 seasons. Early has coached the softball team since 1997, winning seven West Division championships while UAM competed in the Gulf South Conference. In UAM’s first season in the Great American Conference in 2012, Early led his team to both the regular season and postseason tournament championships. He was named the GSC West Division Softball Coach of the Decade – 2001-10 while leading UAM to four appearances in the NCAA Regional Tournament and an NCAA Super Regional appearance in 2010. Early’s three sons are all coaches – Preston (girls basketball) at Rogers High School, Kent (softball) at Bentonville and Brian (football) at UA-Fayetteville. Summer 2013


ALUMNI SNAPSHOTS Friends We’ll Miss Carrie Stell Austin ’68 of Monticello, February 19, 2013. David Allen Bawcom of Green Hill, January 1, 2013. Lisa Lynne Calhoun of Monticello, March 10, 2013. James R. Clark ’40 of Grapevine, Tex., July 24, 2012. Allan Fenton Cooley ’70 of Fayetteville, January 1, 2013. Rebel Smith Curtis ’05 of Dumas, January 19, 2013. Lawrence H. Derby, Jr. of Warren, January 9, 2013. Benjamin Sylvester Dickens of Mount Vernon, N.Y., April 5, 2013. Michael G. Drewett ’75 of Sherrill, February 8, 2013. John Anderson Garrett ’58 of Houston, Tex., February 21, 2013. Brittany De’Janane Green of Bastrop, La., February 8, 2013. Suzanne C. Hamblen ’75 of Russellville, March 27, 2013.

Margaret V. Clark-Hamilton ’38 of Little Rock, November 29, 2009. Albert L. Harper of White Hall, March 23, 2013. Bonnie Lea Wyman Watkins Hendrix of Hamburg, January 16, 2013. Paul R. Hudson of White Hall, March 1, 2013. Harvey L. Jones of Warren, May 9, 2013. James W. Jones of Pine Bluff, February 27, 2013. Joshua Doyle Joyner ’05 of Beebe, December 31, 2012. J. Bert Lawson of Pine Bluff, February 25, 2013. L. M. Lynch, Jr. ’55 of Pine Buff, May 6, 2013. Martha Lynn Massarelli of New Philadelphia, OH, January 25, 2013. Sue D. McClellan of New Edinburg, January 9, 2013. Merry D. McDonnell ’70 of Monticello, April 15, 2013. Bobby K. Morgan ’62 of Little Rock, January 26, 2013.

Robert O. Naylor ’73 of Jonesboro, March 13, 2013. Mary Jane Neill ’65 of Monticello, January 17, 2013. Renee P. Perry ’90 of El Dorado, April 26, 2013. Luna Whiting Peterson ’62 of Hot Springs, December 19, 2012. Bobby Joe Rice, Jr. of Hamburg, March 27, 2013. Caleb Read Satterlee ’10 of Monticello, April 11, 2013. Brian T. Savage of Monticello, October 16, 2012. James H. Smith of Lake Village, February 9, 2013. Joe L. Smith ’50 of Dumas, January 17, 2013. Alice M. Townsend of Mount View, April 22, 2013. Mary Eunice Wells ’32 of Osceola, January 2, 2013.

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ALUMNI DUES Dues paid from January 1, 2013 to May 15, 2013 Mr. Jesse F. Abbott Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Adams Mrs. Gloria R. Adkisson Mr. Joe L. Akers Mrs. Barbara J. Akin Mrs. Patricia Busby Akin Mr. Bennie B. Arnold Ms. Carolyn A. Ashcraft Mrs. Nancy J. Astin Mrs. Marie Austin Mrs. Joy B. Ayer Mr. James W. Bailey Mr. W. Ramsay Ball Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Ballew Ms. June E. Barefield Dr. and Mrs. Robert Barker Mr. Joe F. Barlow Ms. Barbara A. Barnes Ms. Julie A. Barnes Mr. Vernon D. Barnes Mr. and Mrs. Billy J. Barnett Mrs. Patricia E. Barnett Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Barrett Dr. and Mrs. William B. Barrett Mrs. Carolyn J. Baughman Mr. Donald E. Beavers Mr. James H. Beck Mr. and Mrs. Harley Beckwith Mrs. Fonda C. Bell Mrs. Mary R. Bellott Mr. W. Mike Berry Mr. and Mrs. Alan Bickford Mr. Mark Binns Mr. Alvin W. Black Mr. Ron H. Blackwelder Mrs. Helen T. Bladon Mr. Robert E. Blessing, Jr. Mrs. Lynn A. Bliss Mr. and Mrs. Keith Blount Dr. Carl D. Blythe Mr. Rickey L. Booker, Jr. Mrs. Debra L. Borgognoni Mr. and Mrs. Mack J. Borgognoni Mr. and Mrs. Nick F. Bowman Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Boyd Mr. and Mrs. Roy M. Boyd Mr. George W. Branch, Jr. Mr. Herby Branscum, Jr. Mrs. Mildred F. Brazeel Ms. Velma D. Brock Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Brogan Mr. Rickey L. Booker, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Freddy L. Brooks Mr. William D. Brooks Mrs. Carolyn Brown Mr. J. Taylor Brown Mr. Jim Ed Brown Dr. Debbie K. Bryant Ms. Joen G. Bryant Mrs. Jerrilyn C. Bulloch Dr. Russell H. Bulloch Mr. and Mrs. William C. Bulloch Mr. John L. Bullock Dr. and Mrs. James G. Burgess Mr. Steven E. Burgess Mrs. Sharon M. Burks Mr. David R. Burns Ms. Angela C. Burton Mr. and Mrs. A. Kelton Busby, Jr. Mr. Bobby D. Buzbee Mr. Chris J. Byrd Ms. Sara M. Caldwell Mr. Leon Ray Camp Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Chambers Mr. Allen R. Chandler Mrs. Faye Chandler Mrs. Patricia A. Chandler Mr. and Mrs. Leon Chapman Dr. and Mrs. Tim D. Chase Mrs. Grayce T. Choate Dr. Daniel Christman Mrs. Bonnie J. Christmas Mrs. Mimi Herring Ciarletta Mr. Jerry L. Clampit Mr. Kenneth R. Clark

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond D. Clary Mr. Bobby L. Cloud Mr. and Mrs. James E. Cobb Dr. Jesse M. Coker Ms. Stephanie R. Cole Mr. William H. Collins Dr. and Mrs. Charles Cooper, Jr Mr. Russell L. Corker Mr. and Mrs. Ralph A. Coston Mr. James W. Cotton Mr. and Mrs. Denzil R. Cox Ms. Tracy A. Coyle Mr. Kenneth T . Crawford Mr. and Mrs. Robert Crawley Dr. and Mrs. Lloyd H. Crossley Dr. and Mrs. Randy Crowder Mr. Edgar L. Culpepper Mrs. Shirley L. Cummins Mrs. Hazel O. Dahms Mr. Michael R. Daniell Mr. James Robert Daniels Mr. Donald W. Davis Mr. and Mrs. Harold A. Davis Dr. Boyce Davis Mr. James R. Davis Mr. Michael G. Dawson Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Dearman Mr. Roger W. Dennington Mr. John L. Dobbins Mr. Fred Donham Mr. Dane A. Dover Dr. and Mrs. Richard W. Dunn Mrs. Marilyn R. Dvoracek Mrs. Nancy K. Eberdt Dr. Walter E. Eberle Mr. Michael P. Efird Mrs. Linda J. Ellington Dr. and Mrs. Albert L. Etheridge Mr. and Mrs. Joe M. Fakouri Mr. Allen Farmer Ms. Wanda J. Finley Mrs. Louise M. Fishel Mr. Donald H. Flentroy Mr. Barry G. Fletcher Ms. Cheryl A. Flora Mr. and Mrs. Ray Foster Mr. and Mrs. L. Gene Franklin Mr. Thomas E. Franks Mr. John W. Free Mrs. Susan A. Freer Ms. Nadine L. French Ms. Melinda Frew Mr. Joseph C. Friend Mr. W. Ronald Frizzell Mrs. Janie Elizabeth Fuller Mrs. Louise Funderburg Mr. Ricky D. Futrell Mr. William H. Gandy Mr. P. Q. Gardner , Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Byron G. Gasaway Mrs. Perry Jean Gathright Drs. Glen and Mary Jane Gilbert Mr. Willie R. Giles Rev. and Mrs. Shay Gillespie Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Glover Mr. Joe R. Gordon Mr. William M. Goyne Mr. and Mrs. Charles V. Grassi Mr. Alfred J. Graves Mr. Thomas E. Gray Ms. Nancy L. Green Mr. and Mrs. Randall Green Mr. Richard S. Green Mr. and Mrs. Randy Grice Mr. C. Barry Hall Mr. Robert A. Hall, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Pat Hammons Dr. Steven P. Hand Mr. Don M. Handley Mr. and Mrs. James M. Handley Mrs. Lesa A. Handly Mr. Werner L. Haney Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Hargis Mrs. Mary Louise Harp Mr. Gary L. Harper

Ms. Stephanie M. Harper Mr. William B. Harrell Mr. and Mrs. Bobby G. Harris, Jr. Ms. C. Lynn Harris Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Harris Mr. and Mrs. George T. Harris Mrs. Joy Akin Harris Mr. Billy H. Hartness Mr. Paul J. Hartness Mr. and Mrs. Hani W. Hashem Dr. Nan T. Haug Mr. and Mrs. Larry J. Haynes Mr. Larry D. Hedden Mr. and Mrs. James P. Henley Mr. Shirley E. Henry Dr. and Mrs. Jim Hercher Dr. William M. Heroman Mr. Phillip D. Herring Mr. Frank D. Hickingbotham Mr. and Mrs. Lance Hill Dr. and Mrs. James L. Hobgood Mr. David Hobson Mr. and Mrs. Farris A. Hogue, Jr. Mr. Robert L. Hollis Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Hood Mr. Tommy L. Hooks Mrs. Joyce Causey Hopkins Mrs. Tami R. Hornbeck Ms. Bessie W. Horton Mr. G. Ray Howard Col. (Ret) and Mrs. Byron P. Howlett, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Hudgens Mr. and Mrs. Jay L. Hughes Mr. Richard H. Humphreys Mr. Stephen W. Huselton Mr. C. Lewis Hyatt, Jr. Ms. Mary K. Jacob Mr. and Mrs. David A. James Mr. and Mrs. Jerry A. Janes Mr. Bobby E. Jelks Mr. Anthony M. Jenkins Mr. Rick Jenkins Lt. Col (Ret.) Willard D. Jenkins Mr. Peter H. Jerry Mrs. Barbie Gilliam Johnson Col. (Ret.) Donald L. Johnson Mr. Edgar Johnson Mr. Jerry R. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Levin C. Johnson Mr. Phillip A. Johnson Mrs. Virginia Nell Johnston Mr. and Mrs. Bobby L. Jones Dr. Charlotte A. Jones Mr. Gerald L. Jones Mrs. LaVerne M. Jones Mr. R.D. Sonny Jones Mr. and Mrs. Rob Jones Dr. and Mrs. Billy J. Jordan Mr. and Mrs. Jack F. Jordan Dr. Aubrey S. Joseph Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Justice, Sr. Mr. Martin Katilius Mr. Marvin Kauffman Mr. and Mrs. Curtis R. Kea Mr. Thomas M. Keith Mrs. Cynthia M. Kern Dr. and Mrs. Bob L. Kerr Mr. and Mrs. John B. Kidd Mr. William A. Kientz III Mr. S. Lee Kindle Mrs. Favyne A. King Mr. James D. King Dr. Lewis R. King Mr and Mrs. Marvin C. King Ms. Sue King Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Kizer Ms. Octavia Avis Klick Mr. and Mrs. Brad Koen Mr. Chris Koen Mr. and Mrs. Kelly M. Koonce Mrs. Cynthia Snow Kopack Mr. Curtis W. Kyle, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Larry K. Land Mr. and Mrs. Gerald I. Landfair

Mr. Malcolm G. Lane Mr. Brian Langley Mr. and Mrs. Dale Lassiter Mr. and Mrs. Bob H. Lee, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. David S. Leech Mr. Dennis R. Leonard Mr. Joseph P. Leveritt Mr. Samuel C. Light Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Linsy Mr. and Mrs. Willie Livingston Dr. Brian R. Lockhart Mr. John E. Lockwood Dr. James L. Lowry Mr. Christopher Loyd Mr. Bob E. Lucky, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Joe D. Lybrand Mr. Mickey R. Maddox Mr. and Mrs. John H. Maines Mr. Gerald W. Majors Mr. and Mrs. Weaver L. Majors, Jr. Mr. Elliott J. Mangham Mrs. Bonnie R. Mann Mr. Kenneth D. Mann Mr. Marvin L. Mann Mr. Wayman N. Mann Mr. Jeffrey C. Martin Ms. Marva D. Martin Rev. and Mrs. Shaun K. Martin Mrs. Nola G. Mason Dr. Herbert M. Matthews Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Matthews Mrs. Barbara Maxwell Mr. and Mrs. Eugene J. Mazzanti Mr. John E. McArthur Ms. Tafta McCain Mrs. Doug L. McCarty Mr. and Mrs. James McClain, Jr. Gen. and Mrs. Roger L. McClellan Mr. William C. McClintock, USN Ret. Mrs. Monteene H. McCoy Mrs. Charlotte McGarr Mrs. Regina G. McGinn Mr. and Mrs. John Michael McGinnis Dr. Patrick E. McGinnis Dr. Thomas B. McGinnis Mr. Tom L. McKeown Mr. Garel L. McKiever Dr. William Randall McKiever Ms. Cynthia K. McKinstry Ms. Amy R. McMillan Mr. Michael B. Mettetal Mr. and Mrs. Roger E. Miller Ms. Mishelle C. Miller Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Milton Ms. Latosha Mingo Mr. Joe D. Mitchell Mrs. Ruth Moffatt Mr. Andrew M. Monfee Mrs. Carolyn M. Moore Mr. and Mrs. Joe A. Moore Mr. Lamar G. Moore Dr. Steven C. Moss Mr. David L. Moyers Ms. Rhonda G. Mullikin Mr. Ivy C. Murrell Mr. Allen Myers Mr. Charles F. Neal Mr. Jim Neeley Mr. William H. Nelson, Jr. Dr. Kenneth New Mr. D. John Nichols Mr. Larry Nipper Mr. and Mrs. Ronald E. Norris Ms. Carolyn K. Norvell Ms. Juanita D. Nowlen Mr. W. Roger Nutt, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. W.M. O’Fallon Mr. and Mrs. Wayne L. Owen, Jr. Mr. Harold Owens Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey L. Owyoung Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pace, Jr. Mrs. Matti J. Palluconi Maj. Roy I. Parker Mr. Archie L. Paschall, Sr.

Mr. Larry E. Patrick Mr. and Mrs. Wendell E. Patrick Mrs. Marietta K. Payne Mr. and Mrs. Gene Pearce, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Harry C. Pennington Ms. Margaret R. Pennington Mr. and Mrs. Michael Pennington Mr. Thomas A. Pevey Mr. and Mrs. Doye W. Phillips Mrs. Patricia K. Phillips Mrs. Lela B. Pickett Mr. Thomas J. Pierce, Jr. Mr. David O. Plunkett Mr. and Mrs. Bain L. Poole Mr. Xon Post Mr. Robert W. Prestridge Mr. and Mrs. John Michael Price Mr. John Porter Price Mrs. Margie L. Puckett Mr. Dirk Pulliam Mr. Charles T. Purvis Mrs. Pamela R. Ragar Mrs. Christina W. Rainey Mr. Kirby Reep Mrs. Ramona R. Reep Dr. Amy C. Reeves Mr. Dick E. Reynolds Ms. Tiffany K. Rhodes Mr. and Mrs. Bradley B. Rice Mr. and Mrs. Billy G. Riggins Mr and Mrs. Seth T. Riser Mr. Robert N. Robinette Mr. Phillip I. Roby Mr. and Mrs. Don Rodgers, Sr. Dr. Tommy G. Roebuck Mr. Albert B. Rogers, Jr. Mr. William F. Ross Mr. James P. Rundel Dr. and Mrs. Jimmie S. Sadler Mr. and Mrs. Scott Saffold Ms. Lou Ann Sales Mr. J. Howard Sandage Mr. Louis Sansevero Lt. Col. Robert E. Sawyer Ms. Patricia M. Scavo Mrs. Charlotte Schexnayder Mrs. Julia J. Scott Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Searcy Ms. Yvonne Y. Shao Mr. Danny M. Shedd Mr. Jack H. Sims Mr. Paul D. Simpson Mr. Thomas P. Slavin Mr. Kennon S. Slocum, Jr. Mr. Clifton B. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Coy B. Smith Mr. D. Rusty Smith Ms. Jeanie L. Smith Mr. Jimmy L. Smith Mr. John H. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Kevin W. Smith Dr. Kirby Smith Mr. and Mrs. Timothy H. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Woody L. Smithey Mrs. Sylvia Smykla Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Spurlock, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Anthony N. Stanford Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Stephens Mrs. Tammy Stephens

Mr. G. Warren Stephenson Mr. and Mrs. Travis E. Stephenson Mr. Jeffrey V. Stewart Mr. Arthur R. Stoker Mr. W. Cecil Stone Ms. Monica R. Stickland Mrs. Linda D. Stringfellow Mr. James R. Stueart Mrs. Marcia D. Suber Mr. Charles R. Summerford Mr. Grady Tabor Mr. Billy F. Taylor Mrs. Marsha K. Taylor Mrs. Vonda K. Taylor Dr. Paul M. Terry Mr. Dickie C. Thomasson Ms. Jane T. Thomasson Mr. Luke Thornton Mr. and Mrs. Bill J. Thurman Ms. Vickie A. Tiner Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Toombs Mr. Jim W. Trimm Ms. Kathy L. Trites Mrs. Wilma B. Trout Dr. Pieter J. Van Huizen Mrs. Cynthia H. Van Veckhoven Mr. Donald L. Vaught Mrs. Marilyn R. Vockroth Ms. Amber L. Waite Mr. Jack V. Walker Dr. Tom T. Walker Mr. and Mrs. John T. Ware II Mrs. Mary Sue Watson Mr. and Mrs. Jerry F. Wayman Mr. Jeffrey C. Weaver Mr. Billy R. Welch Mr. and Mrs. Harold D. West Mrs. Sandra D. West Mr. and Mrs. Roy Whitaker Mrs. Deborah J. White Mr. and Mrs. Bill Whiting Mr. Matt Whiting Dr. Tom D. Whiting Mr. Will Whiting Mr. Walter Wilburn, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. David O. Wilcox Mr. Charles P. Willeford Mr. Robert G. Willett Mr. Bruce Willey Mr. Fred J. Williams Dr. Kenneth C. Williams Mrs. Tammy Williams Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Wilson Mrs. Kimberly K. Wilson Mr. Norvin J. Wilson Mr. Thomas David Wilson Mr. Tom Wingard Mr. and Mrs. Kenny W. Wiscaver Mr. and Mrs. Bill C. Wisener Mrs. Karen L. Wisener Mr. and Mrs. Neil Wisener Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Wolfe Mrs. Kay Wolfe Mrs. Glenda Kay Wood Mrs. Lucile Wood Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy T. Woodall Mr. John C. Woodie, Jr. Dr. Jill F. Wright

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