A note from the President Dear Friends: This has been a marvelous year of spirit and excellence at Henderson State University. The ability to attract more students to live on campus in our two new residence halls added life and vitality to the institution. Attendance at plays, musicals, and athletic events has increased substantially. More importantly, the terriﬁc spirit that we all associate with Henderson is stronger than ever. Building the two new residence halls was part of a larger strategic plan to strengthen campus life and to better “engage” our students. We revisited the freshman year experience program and added a “common book” that every freshman read and discussed during the ﬁrst few weeks of school. The book selected, The Kite Runner, permitted our freshmen and faculty to discuss a number of important issues in the context of several different academic disciplines. When I heard students seriously discussing the book in line at the cafeteria, I knew we had “hit a home run.” The book brought students and faculty together in a way that few other academic efforts could. It also has been an exciting year in the various sports venues of Henderson State University. The Reddie Football team enjoyed its best season since 1985 … complete with a victorious Homecoming Battle of the Ravine. The Lady Reddie Volleyball team made the playoffs and won their own “battle of the ravine” with over 1,200 fans from Ouachita and Henderson urging their teams on. While this university is about academics, the athletic program is an important part of what we do in academics. Over 500 of our students are engaged in the athletic program to one extent or another. Most of these students pay their own way to college. When one considers how many students are engaged in athletic competition, sports medicine, recreation, band, and other areas ancillary to athletics, it is easy to see why we consider the Reddie athletic program to be an integral part of the spirit and tradition of Henderson. I hope to see you on our lovely campus soon. We would love to tell you about our exciting plans for Henderson. Sincerely, Charles D. Dunn President
Ofﬁce of Development 1100 Henderson Street, HSU Box 7540 Arkadelphia, Arkansas 71999-0001 Toll Free 1-877-RED-ALUM (733-2586) or 870-230-5401 firstname.lastname@example.org
Alumni Services 1100 Henderson Street, HSU Box 7703 Arkadelphia, Arkansas 71999-0001 Toll Free 1-877-RED-ALUM (733-2586) or 870-230-5401 email@example.com Director of Development BILLY TARPLEY, ’81 Coordinator of Alumni Services SHERRY WRIGHT
Distinguished Alumni Hal Cooper and Dr. Darrell Brann spoke at Spring Commencement 2006.
Humanitarian and Author Terry Waite Speaks at HSU
Publication Coordination Ofﬁce of Public Relations
Capacity crowd in Arkansas Hall heard former hostage's thoughts on terrorism and Middle East tensions.
Contributors JACQUELYN BEENE, Administrative Secretary ANGIE BELL, ’01, Advancement Project Coordinator DREW BLEDSOE, Graduate Assistant STEVE FELLERS, ’83, Coordinator of Media Relations TROY MITCHELL, Director of Sports Information YVONNE SAUL, Data Entry Specialist President CHARLES D. DUNN, Ph.D.
Board of Trustees BRUCE MOORE, ‘89, Chair CAROL JO ATKINSON, ‘73, ‘74, Vice Chair CAROLYN TENNYSON, ‘74, Secretary ROSS M. WHIPPLE, ‘73 TIMOTHY “ALEX” STRAWN, ‘71 ANITA CABE, ‘66 JOHNNY K. HUDSON, ‘67 Alumni Association Board of Directors BILL CAMPBELL, ’57, ’73, President DR. LINDA BROWN ENGLISH, ’76, ’87, President Elect RANDY STEWART, ’74, ’02, Past President ESTHER CLARK CRAWFORD, ’60, ’65, Secretary MICHAEL PETERSON, ’72 DONNIE WHITTEN, ’95, ’00, ’05 JIM ATWELL, ’58 DR. GORDON BEASLEY, ‘55 JIM HARLOW, ’73 LAKESHA WALKER, ’98 KIRK REAMEY, ’68 SANDRA WASSON, ’58, ’75 BOBBIE JOHNSTON, ’58 BETTE BERRYMAN GRADY, ’57 MARK AMOX, ’00 REGGIE RITTER, ’82 JOE HUGHES, ’55 GAIL YOUNG, ’86
Honor Roll of Donors Over 1,400 donors gave $1.5 million to support Henderson during the last ﬁscal year.
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Arkansas Arts Council Honors Gilpin and Maddox Henderson Academy 2006 East and West Residence Halls Finished Reddies "Twist the Tiger's Tail" at Homecoming 2006 Alumni Photo Album Class Notes, Weddings, Births, Obituaries Celebrating Success/Follow that Grad Legacy Scholarships
Attention Class of 1957 We are working on collecting correct contact information for the class of 1957 as they will be celebrating their 50th year since graduating and will be recognized as Golden Reddies later this year (most likely Oct. 27, 2007). At this time, we need correct mailing addresses on approximately 24 graduates. If you have information on anyone from that class, please call the alumni ofﬁce. If you have email, please consider sending us your email address so we can keep you posted on the events being planned for the Class of 1957.
Did you meet your spouse at Henderson? If so, please let the alumni office know. We are considering having a banquet and would like to include you. Also, if you are a Henderson graduate and your spouse is an OBU grad we’d like that information as well.
Letter from the Alumni Association Board President “Into all thy children, Alma Mater Henderson.” Who among us doesn’t love that last line of the Henderson alma mater? As graduates, former students and friends of this university, we all carry a little bit of Henderson with us every day. With this in mind, the alumni services ofﬁce over the years has tried to deliver quality service to you through the Reddie Report magazine, the Red-E newsletters, updated website information, and through special promotions such as the Henderson license plate program and the MBNA afﬁnity credit card. As the cost of postage and printing has increased in past years, our operating budget has not. In that regard, the Henderson Alumni Board of Directors has made the difﬁcult decision to follow the same path that other colleges and universities have been forced to travel; to create a dues-paying alumni association. When you join the Henderson Alumni Association for $10 per household per year (twoyear minimum), you will receive the following: - Both issues of the Reddie Report each year - Special Reddie newsletters and updates - Access to your own Henderson campus e-mail address (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org) - Access to other potential promotions If you would like to become a lifetime member of the Henderson Alumni Association, the cost is only $200 per household. Non-members will still receive one mailed issue of the Reddie Report, and will still have access to the Reddie Report online, but no other services will be offered. To join, simply enclose your check (no cash, please) and forward to the address on the form. You may also call us toll-free at 1-877-733-2586 with your credit card. Thanks for your time and consideration. In that Ole’ Reddie Spirit, Bill Campbell (’57, ’73) HSU Alumni Association Board President
Henderson Alumni Association Application Form
Mail to: HSU Alumni Services • ATTN: Dues • HSU Box 7703 • Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001 Name _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Address____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Phone Number_____________________________________________Major ____________________________________________________ Graduation Year _______________Birthdate________________ Email Address ___________________________________________________ The information we are requesting is to ensure that we match the person sending the form with the correct record in our computer system. Reddie Report Winter 2006-07 • Page 2
Henderson honors Cooper, Brann The university honored Hal Cooper and Dr. Darrell Brann, two Henderson graduates, as Distinguished Alumni at May 2006 Commencement ceremonies. Hal Cooper received a bachelor of music education degree in 1966 from Henderson State Teachers College and a master of music education degree in 1973 from Henderson State College. Since 1979, Cooper has been the director of bands at Arkansas Tech University (ATU) where he also serves as associate professor of music. His teaching assignments have included concert bands, jazz ensemble, orchestra, summer community band, conducting, marching band techniques, and band laboratory. In addition to teaching, he has administrative duties and supervises student teachers. He also directs the ATU summer music camps and is the sponsor of Kappa Kappa Psi band fraternity. He is a member of several band and band directors’ organizations, has been guest conductor of many honor band programs and has adjudicated many band contests. While attending Henderson, Cooper played in a jazz ensemble called The Collegians. He has fond memories of working in Hot Springs, playing backup for performers such as Patti Page, Homer and Jethro, Phyllis Diller, Jerry VanDyke and Rosemary Clooney among others. Cooper was in the ROTC Band, a member of the marching band, and competed with the jazz band in the National Collegiate Jazz Festival at Notre Dame University in 1962, 1963 and 1964. As a member of The Collegians, he toured the Caribbean on a USO tour to Cuba, Puerto Rico and other islands. Cooper said he is excited about his selection as a Distinguished Alumni. “I was completely
overwhelmed. There’s nothing quite as rewarding and humbling as being honored by one’s peers and associates,” he said. Dr. Darrell Brann graduated cum laude from Henderson in 1984 with a bachelor of science degree in biology. He has been professor and associate director of the Institute of Neuroscience at the Medical College of Georgia since January 2005. He is also a professor with the Institute of Molecular Medicine and Genetics and the Department of Neurology with the Medical College of Georgia. He previously served as associate professor in those departments and was an associate professor in the Department of Physiology. Brann has also been an assistant research scientist and assistant professor at the college. Brann has edited, authored and reviewed numerous professional publications. Brann, the son of Mary Brann of Pine Bluff and the late Arnold Brann, was born in Dallas but raised in Pine Bluff. His mother established a family-owned restaurant in Pine Bluff that has now been in business more than 30 years. After graduating from Watson Chapel High School, Brann spent three years in the U.S. Army. As a student at Henderson State, Brann was a member of the Beta Beta Beta biology honor society and the Alpha Chi honor society. Brann said he is honored to receive Henderson’s Distinguished Alumni award. “The education I received at Henderson State University was top-notch, reflecting the excellence of a talented and dedicated faculty and administration who cared about their students. I found it to truly live up to its motto a “School With A Heart.”
Distinguished Alumni Cooper and Brann are chauffered to the Distinguished Alumni dinner.
Dr. Darrell Brann
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Reddie Athletic Hall of Honor 2006
Alumni inducted in the Hall of Honor on October 21, 2006: (left to right) Donnie Braddock, Ronnie Braddock, Karyn Bulhoes-Ard, the late Eldred Roberts, Lee Clay, Steve Ray, Dr. David Gray, Julia Jackson-Ingram, Jerome Wesson, and the late Bill Ross Montgomery (photo at right).
Arts Council honors professors Two Henderson State University faculty members were awarded 2007 Individual Artist Fellowships from the Arkansas Arts Council. The award recognizes individual artistic accomplishments and enables artists to set aside time for creating their art and improving skill levels.
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, a professor at Henderson for almost 20 years, specializes in scenic design for theater. Many of his graduates have found success in the theatre throughout the nation. Gilpin has created the designs for about 80 regional and university productions. His creations catch the attention of stage producers and others throughout the region. His most recent sets include The Boys Next Door, Fiddler on the Roof, The Laramie Project and Our Town. He has received awards for Miss Julie, Faulkner’s Bicycle and J.B. One of Gilpin’s designs was featured in the 2006 summer edition of Theatre Design & Technology. Inclusion is considered a major honor for theatre designers. The Arkansas Arts Council rewarded him this year with an Individual Artist Fellowship recognizing his artistic ability in set design.
just began her 19th year at Henderson State University where she is the dance program director, instructor, and director and choreographer of the dance company. She has built a program with a reputation that attracts serious dancers to the university. As an artist in residence, she has a lengthy list of accomplishments, including 24 works of choreography. Maddox is also instructor of dance at Ouachita Baptist University and the Arkansas Arts Center Summer Theatre Academy. Maddox has taught for Hendrix College, Ouachita Baptist University and UALR. She has been the director and choreographer for the Arkansas Celebration of Dance, instructor for the ARC National Performing Arts, and instructor of dance for the Little Rock Arts & Humanities Commission. Each year, she is a modern master teacher for the American College Dance Festival regional conferences throughout the country. The Arkansas Arts Council rewarded her with an Individual Artist Fellowship recognizing her artistic ability in choreography.
Seven joined the Henderson Academy during Founder’s Day observances on April 20, 2006: Dr. Don T. Basse of Alamosa, Colo.; Jimmy Coats of Little Rock; Bobby Jones, Dr. Penny Ferguson, Dr. Kevin Durand and Dr. Kenneth Harris, all of Arkadelphia; and Kimberly (Palmer) Harper, posthumously. The School of Business recognized Jones, vice president for ﬁnance and administration at Henderson. He earned both a B.S.B.A. degree in accounting and an M.B.A. from Henderson and is a certi-
Introduction to Computer classes. Because of the shortage of faculty in computer science, she began to retool so that she could teach the beginning programming classes. Harper, 38, died Jan. 24, 2005.
ﬁed public accountant. He was a Distinguished Military Graduate from the ROTC department and a four year letterman on the football team. He retired from the United States Army Reserve in 1997 having attained the rank of colonel. After returning from Vietnam in 1973, Jones relocated to Arkadelphia and worked for a local CPA ﬁrm and two local ﬁnancial institutions. He was controller for Henderson before being appointed vice president for ﬁnance and administration in 1989.
of Arkansas in 1980 and has worked as a coach, high school counselor and administrator at several Arkansas public schools. He has been executive director of the Arkansas Activities Association since 1996. He was inducted into the Arkansas High School Coaches Association/Arkansas Ofﬁcials Association Hall of Fame in 2005 and in 2004 he was honored by the university’s Alliance for Continued Excellence in Teacher Education. Ferguson, an associate professor of educational leadership at Henderson, was recently honored with a retirement reception. She received a B.S.E. in 1971 and an M.S.E. in 1972. She completed the education specialist degree at the University of Arkansas in 1987 and a doctorate in leadership from Texas A&M in Commerce, Texas, in 1996. She has been superintendent of Ouachita School District and principal at Goza Junior High School in Arkadelphia and Ouachita High School in Donaldson. She has been special education supervisor in both the Malvern and Baxter County co-ops and was a special education and English teacher. Harris is chair and professor of education at Henderson and earned his M.S.E. in elementary education with emphasis in curriculum and instruction in 1973. His B.S. degree is from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Harris had post-graduate studies in elementary education at the University of Arkansas Graduate Center in Little Rock and earned his Ed.D. degree in elementary education with emphasis in curriculum and instruction from East Texas State University (Commerce, Texas) in 1993. Since 1980, Harris has held several positions at Henderson, including chairman of the Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education, associate professor of education and assistant professor of education. He has also been an adjunct faculty member at East Texas State University-Commerce and has held several teaching positions in public elementary schools. Harris has received several honors, including the “Pinnacle Award” from the Arkansas School Boards Association in 2001. He. was selected as one of the 115 Outstanding Alumni of the College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) at Texas A&M University-Commerce's commemoration of the 115th anniversary.
Teachers College, Henderson honored Coats, Ferguson and Harris. Coats is executive director of the Arkansas Activities Association. He graduated with a B.A. in 1970 then an M.S.E. in 1975. He completed the education specialist degree at the University
School of Business Hall of Fame Inducts Black and Jones The School of Business inducted Dickie Black and Bobby Jones into the university’s Business Hall of Fame at an awards banquet on April 13, 2006, in the Garrison Center Banquet Room.
Henderson Academy 2006
Ellis College of Arts and Sciences honored Basse, Durand, and Harper.
Basse earned his B.A. in psychology in 1973. He received an M.S.E. from Ouachita Baptist University and his doctorate in counselor education from the University of Arkansas. He is a professor of counselor education at Adams State College where he has also served as dean of the school of education and graduate studies and interim chair of the department of teacher education. Durand is associate professor of philosophy at Henderson and earned his B.S. in mathematics from the university in 1990. He earned his M.Div. in theology from Emory University in 1993, an M.A. in philosophy from the University of Oklahoma in 1997 and his Ph.D. in philosophy in 2000. Durand’s textbook, Footnotes to Plato: An Introduction to Philosophy, was recently published by Prentice-Hall Publishing. His Ethics and the Conduct of Business, 5/E Instructor’s Manual, was published in January 2006. Harper earned her B.S. degree in computer science with a minor in chemistry from Henderson in 1989. She worked at Arkansas Systems in Little Rock as a Programmer and Systems Analyst from 1989-92 where she developed and installed software for ﬁnancial institutions. In 1992, Harper returned to Henderson and obtained certiﬁcation as a secondary mathematics teacher. In 1994, Harper completed the M.S.E. degree in mathematics. She was hired by Henderson’s Department of Mathematics and Computer Science to teach beginning level mathematics classes. The need was so great in computer science, however, that she soon moved to teaching the
Dickie Black of Hazen received a B.S.B.A. degree with a major in accounting from Henderson in 1972. He is the director of tax services for the Arkansas practice of BKD, LLP, one of the 10 largest CPA and advisory ﬁrms in the country and the largest member ﬁrm of Moores Rowland International.
Bobby Jones, a native of Malvern, earned both a B.S.B.A. degree in accounting and an M.B.A. from Henderson State University. He is a certiﬁed public accountant, a retired Army colonel, and has served as the university’s Vice President for Finance and Administration since 1999. Reddie Report Winter 2006-07 • Page 5
COMMON BOOK PROGRAM
Terry Waite Humanitarian, former hostage lectures at Henderson Have hope for the future. That was the advice humanitarian and former hostage Terry Waite offered to a capacity crowd at Henderson’s Arkansas Hall on Sept. 25, 2006. Waite, a hostage negotiator who was held captive in Beirut, Lebanon, for almost ﬁve years, lectured on terrorism and world affairs. Since his release about 15 years ago, Waite has tirelessly devoted his time to humanitarian efforts around the world. He has written three books. Taken on Trust and Footfalls in Memory: Reﬂections from Solitude recount his experiences in captivity. His most recent book, Travels with a Primate, is a humorous account of his journeys with the Archbishop of Canterbury. Waite is constantly in demand as a speaker, and the news media often seek his expert analysis on situations around the world. His lecture was part of Henderson’s Common Book program that began during the 2006 fall semester. The program offers everyone on campus the opportunity to read and discuss the same book over the course of the semester. The program encourages students to create a community in and outside the classroom, while strengthening their reading, writing and critical thinking skills. The selected book for 2006 was The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. The book describes the tragic history of Afghanistan from the last days of monarchy to the present days. “It was exciting to see so many students, faculty and staff at Terry Waite’s lecture,” said Henderson librarian Lea Ann Alexander, who coordinates the Common Book program. “One Reddie Report Winter 2006-07 • Page 6
Waite held a press conference on campus before he lectured. of the aims of the program is to serve as a focal point for engaging the Henderson community in formal and informal conversations about issues of importance in today’s world. This is exactly what happened on Monday night. “Mr. Waite’s experiences in Lebanon and his humanitarian work give him a unique grasp of problems in the Middle East. He addressed some of the issues discussed in The Kite Runner from the viewpoint of someone who has ﬁrst-hand knowledge,” she said. After staying overnight at the Captain Henderson House, Waite answered questions at a press
conference at Huie Library. He focused on terrorism during his lecture. As he discussed the Sept. 11 attacks in the U.S., Waite said, “For the ﬁrst time, the U.S. experienced international terrorism ﬁrsthand” and Americans learned they were vulnerable. Waite also pointed out that there was no connection between Iraq and the Sept. 11 attacks. He said it is widely believed that the U.S. invaded Iraq for its oil resources. He also indicated that the United States and other countries are taking the wrong approach in their responses to terrorism. “The war on terrorism is a mistake,” he said. “Terrorism is a symptom of much deeper disorders.” He compared terrorism to a disease. “You don’t treat the symptoms, you deal with the underlying cause.” Waite also talked about the volatile situation involving Israel and the Palestinians. “Violence is not the solution,” he said. “Violence leads to more violence, which leads to misery and destruction.” Waite said the vast majority of Israelis and Palestinians want a peaceful resolution to the conﬂict. He hinted that the Israeli-Palestinian conﬂict is the root cause of worldwide terrorism, mainly because the United States and other western nations support Israel. Waite said he remains optimistic about positive changes in the world. “Never say never. Have hope for the future,” he said. “Pray that men and women will eventually behave as human beings and work for what, in our hearts, the vast majority of us desire. And that is peace in this troubled world, for indeed, blessed are the peacemakers.”
East West and
A grand opening ceremony was held for Henderson's new East and West residence halls on Nov. 7.
Residence halls provide modern campus living conveniences
Henderson celebrated the grand opening of its two new residence halls with a ribbon cutting and reception on Nov. 7. The ceremony coincided with Reddie for Henderson Day as more than 500 high school seniors converged on the campus for tours and orientation. They also toured the new residence halls following the ceremony and were treated to food and drinks. Henderson students moved into East and West
halls at the beginning of the fall semester. Each building is about 44,000 square feet and houses approximately 175. They each include a common room with kitchenette, game room, laundry facilities, and two-bedroom suites with shared bathroom facilities in each suite. The architect for the project was Steelman Connell Mosley Architects and the contractor was Kinco Constructors, LLC.
Henderson welcomes new band director, basketball coaches The end of the 2006 spring semester brought two notable retirements. David Rollins laid down his baton after 18 years as director of bands at Henderson. He is now teaching band and music in Texas. Dr. Penny Ferguson, associate professor of educational leadership, also retired after playing a key role in the development of the EDL program.
the team he once played for. Weaver had been head coach and athletic director at Kennett High School in Missouri. Before that, he was an assistant coach at Mississippi State University. Josh Matthews is the new coach for the Lady Reddies. He was previously coach at Labette Community College in Kansas where he led a very successful program.
Both the Reddies and Lady Reddies basketball teams are under new leadership. Sam Weaver, a 1981 graduate of Henderson, has returned to coach
Jesse Leyva is the new director of bands and assistant professor of music. He becomes only the third band director at Henderson in almost 50
years, following Rollins and Wendell Evanson. Leyva taught music in the California public and private schools for four years. He also served as a part-time member of the faculties of San Jose State University where he taught courses in conducting and music education, as well as Stanford University, where he was the assistant conductor of the Stanford Symphony Orchestra. He is a candidate (ABD) for the doctor of musical arts degree from Arizona State University. Reddie Report Winter 2006-07 â€˘ Page 7
HENDERSON HOMECOMING Henderson's alumni board presented "H" awards to Don Dodson, from left, Ellis Cokes, Velda Haynie Holmes and Mike Dugan. The awards are given each year to alumni, former faculty and friends of the university who have exhibited meritorious service to the university. The ceremony was held before the start of the homecoming football game against the Ouachita Baptist University Tigers.
Robbie Estes, left, and Donnie Whitten received the inaugural Young Alumni Achievement Award during a pre-game ceremony. Sherry Wright is also pictured.
Kathy Muse, director of TRIO programs, visits with her family during the joint HSU/OBU pregame tailgate party held on the intramural ﬁeld.
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Phi Lambda Chi pledges pounded on a steel drum to keep the homecoming beat going during the traditional bonﬁre and pep rally.
Golden Reddies - Class of 1956 Reunion and Luncheon
Front row left to right: Gloria Amisano Riggins, Ruth Stone Hollenbeck, Sunnie Dillard Smedley, Betty Jo Bittinger Middleton, Libby Wimberly Graves, Peggy Paul Wetherington, Illa Bickerstaff Hope, Katie Cate Moon, Elizabeth Bass Grifﬁth, Twyla Reese Ferguson, Ann Winburn Robinson, Anne Sutterﬁeld Buchanan. Second row left to right: Charlene Rogers Shehane, Kenneth Turner, Jim Smedley, Martha Richey Howard, Greta Owens Daniel, Nina Hawthorn Langley, Iris Westbrook Grisham, Don Grisham, Jewell Westerman, Flem Sexton, Joe Burchﬁeld. Johnny Fincher. Back row left to right: Ed Shehane, Bobby Wray Holder, L.L. Richardson, Paul Dixon, Juanita Braswell Woolley, Homer Dale Robinson and Clinton Sanders.
The Reddies took on the OBU Tigers in the 80th Battle of the Ravine, beating their rivals 48-28 for a big homecoming win. The Reddies ended the season with an 8-3 record, their best since 1985. Photo at right
Trustee Anita Cabe sits in the Big Reddie Spirit Chair with a "converted" Tiger at the Arkadelphia Chamber of Commerce Community Coffee hosted by Henderson at the Town Hall.
Bridgette L. Stuart, a junior from Magnolia, was crowned homecoming queen.
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Family of former Henderson cook estab “Malachi Smith knows Henderson as ‘a school with a stomach’ as well as ‘a school with a heart.’” That was the lead sentence in an article that appeared in the Oct. 14, 1943, edition of The Oracle on the occasion of Smith’s 40 years of service to Henderson as the chief cook and manager of the college lunchroom. Smith died in 1947, but his legacy lives on. Several of Smith’s descendents were on campus this summer for a reception at the Captain Henderson House to mark the establishment of the Malachi Smith Memorial Scholarship. “We hope to see an endowment of $100,000,” said Dr. John Hall, managing director of the Henderson Foundation. He said Smith’s family has already made a substantial donation to the scholarship. “Priority consideration for the scholarship award will be given to African-American students,” said Hall. Smith’s daughter, Gracie Smith Reynolds of Los Angeles, and three grandchildren were among those who attended, including Fred Smith and Patricia Reynolds, both of Los Angeles, and EttaReddie Report Winter 2006-07 • Page 10
tricia Clark (’76, ’79) of Little Rock. “As a family, we want to show our appreciation and support to Henderson in the form of this scholarship,” said Fred Smith. During the reception, proclamations from Henderson president Dr. Charles Dunn, Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Arkadelphia Vice-Mayor Ann Sanders paid tribute to Smith, who was also a successful businessman and farmer in the area. Smith, who was born in Arkadelphia in 1881, began helping his mother in the kitchen when he was 9 years old. When he was 22, he was offered a position as the chief cook at Arkadelphia Methodist College by G.C. Jones, who was president of the college. The 1943 Oracle article suggested that Jones offered Smith the position after tasting his delicious meals at a vacation camp. For the next 22 years, Smith was the chief cook at Henderson. But in 1925, Henderson-Brown President Clifford Hornaday decided to cut the kitchen staff. Bennie Jean Bledsoe, author of Henderson State University: Education Since 1890, quoted Smith as saying, “The president said he could run
hi Smith Several of Malachi Smith's descendents were guests at a reception in June at the Captain Henderson House to mark the establishment of the the Malachi Smith Memorial Scholarship. Pictured in the photo at left, front row from left, are: Ettatricia Clark (granddaughter), Kathy Smith, Kenyetta Clark (great granddaughter), Gracie Smith Reynolds (daughter) and Patricia Reynolds (granddaughter). Back row: Fred Smith (grandson) and Walter Reynolds, (son-in-law). Henderson legal counsel John Choate, right photo, displayed two proclamations.
blishes scholarship the kitchen with only two cooks and two dishwashers, and attend to all the baking needs besides, and I am going to give him a chance to try.” With that comment, Smith left Henderson for two years, but returned in 1926 when J.W. Workman became president. “Mal,” as he was known, became part of the Henderson tradition as thousands of students enjoyed his meals during his 40 plus years at the college. Not only did Smith serve Henderson well as the manager of the kitchen, but he also owned the ﬁrst silent picture show for blacks in Arkadelphia, and operated a restaurant, barber shop and dance hall for many years. Smith also attended Greater Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Arkadelphia, where he was a longtime member, trustee and deacon. The Malachi Smith Memorial Scholarship has been established at the Henderson Foundation. Donors may make contributions by forwarding their gift to the foundation at HSU Box 7550, Arkadelphia, Ark., 71999. Checks should be made payable to Henderson Foundation.
Dr. Margaret Gill Hein, (’43), Mary Jo McCorkle (’38), Fred Smith,
Joe Sweatt (’46 ), and Lea Etta Sweatt (’46). Joe Sweatt, who died in July after this photo was taken, worked for Smith in the kitchen.
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Henderson tennis center named for Bettye Wallace
Bettye Wallace is a legacy in women’s athletics at Henderson State University, and she has played a leading role in the promotion of women’s sports in Arkansas and throughout the nation. Wallace’s contributions were recognized on Nov. 4 when Henderson’s tennis facility was renamed the Bettye Wallace Tennis Center. The celebration began with a reception in the south lobby of the Wells Center, followed by a dedication ceremony. A new sign was installed at the tennis courts, and Wallace has pledged a donation of $10,000 to help build a tennis ofﬁce and storage building next to the courts. An arched entryway is also planned. Friends, family, alumni, and former students have made substantial donations. Wallace played tennis for Henderson from 1949-50. She coached at Henderson from 1963 to 1987. She led the volleyball team to a championship in 1975. She was named volleyball Coach of the Year in 1981, and tennis Coach of the Year in 1986. Wallace also served as women’s athletic director. To make a donation, call Henderson’s Ofﬁce of Development at 870230-5401, or 877-733-2586.
Bettye Wallace poses for photographs with friends, below, during a reception held in her honor.
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James and Norma Jean Lide
Lides donate beloved piano to Henderson Henderson State University’s reputation for being “The School with a Heart” is long standing and refers to the special care and encouragement given to each of its students by faculty, staff, and administration. That care is often reﬂected in the love of alumni for the institution, sometimes in an extraordinarily generous way. Such a gesture was made through the Henderson State University Foundation this summer by James O. and Norma Jean Langley Lide, who donated a piano to the music department. Norma Jean practically grew up on the Henderson State University campus. In 1930, her parents moved to Arkadelphia from Norman and lived in a house that was located approximately where the Evanson Band Hall now stands. When she was 12, she began study with Mrs. H. Grady Smith, chair of the music department at Henderson. The relationship continued through her matriculation into Henderson State Teachers College to her graduation in the Class of 1951 with a bachelor of music education degree, majors in piano and organ. She taught piano until her retirement in 1986. From the outset of her career, her dream was to own a wonderful piano, and that dream came true. In August, she gave the piano to Henderson.
Hubbard establishes Vince Gill Endowment An endowment honoring entertainer Vince Gill has been established at Henderson State University, thanks to Barbara Johnston Hubbard, a nationally known entertainment consultant. Hubbard, a Henderson alumnus, helps book acts for Summit Arena and Magic Springs, among hundreds of other venues. Known around the nation as “Mother” Hubbard, she recently visited Hot Springs to present a check establishing the endowment. “The purpose of the Vince Gill Endowment is to attract and reward high-quality music majors in performance and academics at Henderson,” Hubbard said. “Interest from the endowment will fund an annual award to a senior in Henderson’s music department with a minimum 3.0 grade point average, beginning in 2007.” “We are pleased to count Barbara “Babs” Johnston Hubbard among our alumni,” said Billy Tarpley, Henderson’s director of development. “She has distinguished herself within the music industry and has earned the highest possible accolades from her colleagues. She is truly one of the great mentors in the music production business, but she loves Henderson where she earned her BA in biology in 1948.” “I had great fun there,” Hubbard said, “and I want to give something back.” Steve Arrison, executive director of the Hot Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau, said Vince Gill “is respected worldwide as one of the true gentlemen in the entertainment world. His integrity and dedication are known wherever he goes.” Hubbard met with Gill when he performed at Summit Arena last year and told him she planned to honor him with the endowment.
Barbara Hubbard, right, presents a check to Billy Tarpley, director of development at Henderson State University, establishing the Vince Gill Endowment at Henderson. Also pictured is Doris Robey, a classmate of Hubbard at Henderson. Hubbard established the Mother Hubbard’s ACTS Scholarships, which give hands-on experience each summer to college students who are interested in careers in the entertainment business. The scholarships bring young people to places such as Magic Springs, where they spend the summer as interns working on every aspect of the concert series at the park. “They get experience they could never obtain in the classroom,” said Arrison.
Hubbard is based in Las Cruces, N.M., where she consults nationwide with clients to locate and sign performers. Arrison said her personal contacts in the entertainment world are legendary. Contributions to the Vince Gill Endowment may be made to the Ofﬁce of Development, Henderson State University, P.O. Box 7540, Arkadelphia, Ark., 71999.
Day with the Duke Professional golfer and Henderson graduate Ken Duke (standing, fourth from left) is pictured with Henderson's men's and women's golf teams at the Day with the Duke golf tournament held Sept. 30 at the DeGray Lake Resort State Park Golf Course. The proceeds from the tournament will be used to beneﬁt the golf teams and help build an indoor golf practice facility. Reddie Report Winter 2006-07 • Page 13
Alumni Photo Album
Bill Campbell ('57), president of the Alumni Association, greets Sam Weaver ('81), Reddies basketball coach, at a tailgate party on campus. Each year, these Henderson alumnae get together at Iron Mountain Marina and Lodge along DeGray Lake. Pictured, from left, are: Sarah Venable Head ('39), Jane Lucas ('67), Jewel Elizabeth Moore ('40), Mary Pride Distretti ('40), Norween Hopson Parker ('40), Edwardine Harris Smart ('41) and Josephine (Jo) Booth ('40).
The alumni ofďŹ ce sponsored the Arkadelphia Chamber of Commerce Community Coffee during homecoming. Sherry Wright, alumni coordinator, and Bill Wright ('70) are pictured with the Everybody Wants to be a Reddie Tiger (Jacquelyn Beene).
Henderson alumnae Mary Jo Moore Tanner ('50), from left, Edna Lou Brodnax Green ('53), Hildred Bean Fincher ('57), and Joannne Dobson Fincher ('54) met for lunch at Julies in Little Rock.
Kappa Sigma Kappa gather from all over the country to visit during homecoming. Lee Bentley Byrd ('50) visited with Jane Merryman, widow of Lt. Gen. James H. Merryman ('51).
Henderson Singers from '82-'84 reminisced on the stage at Russell Fine Arts during a homecoming reunion. Pictured, from left, are: Todd Howell ('86), Alana Smoot Samuelson ('92), Leslie Uttan Auslin (director), Toni Hall Crowder, ('87), and Lee Boozer ('85). Reddie Report Winter 2006-07 â€˘ Page 14
The Capital City Classic Tailgate Party in Little Rock provided a great opportunity for alumni and friends to visit, including Gayle Wright ('87) and Paul Dixon ('56).
Class Notes 1950s Dr. Henry Lile (’55), of Roland, was recently recognized as a Wrights Brothers Master Pilot. Charles Mazander (’55), of Benton, was recently elected Chairman of the State Banking Board.
1960s Tommy Coleman (’67), of Blytheville, recently retired from the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators.
1970s Mike Cash (’70), of Rison, the manager of Arkansas Electric Cooperative’s Right-of-Way Department, retired after 36 years of service in February 2006. Jimmy Coats (’70, ’75), of Little Rock, recently retired from the Arkansas Activities Association. George L. Jones (’72) was recently appointed President, Chief Executive Ofﬁcer and a Director of Borders Group. Robert Smalley (’72), of Alpena, recently retired from Alpena School District. Dr. Richard Jacobs (’73), of Little Rock, was recently named the Interim Chairman of the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics. J. Carroll Purtle (’75), of Prescott, recently retired from Prescott School District. Greg Clark (’77), of Saddlebrook, N.J., is working for Unilever. He will oversee the sales and promotional budget of the company’s team. Dr. Larry Russell (’77), of Hot Springs, recently retired from Lake Hamilton School District.
1980s Reggie Fryar (’80), of Cove, was named the 2006 National Rural Education Association Teacher of the Year. Mark Voss (’82), of Barrow, Alaska, was recently named head coach of the Barrow Whalers. Karen Scott (’86, ’98), of Little Rock, has recently joined the Arkansas Department of Heath and Human Services, Division of Youth Services as Assistant Director-Chief Fiscal Ofﬁcer. Christie Storm (’89), of Malvern, was recently promoted to Assistant Religion Editor for the Northwest Edition of the Arkansas DemocratGazette. Janice Walker (’89), of Sherman, Tex., was recently named Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Ofﬁcer at Wilson N. Jones Medical Center.
1990s Darrell Rice (’90), of Coppell, Tex., recently graduated from Sul Ross State University with a M.Ed. in School Administration. James Shannon White (’91), of Fayetteville, has recently been named Northwest Division President for Bank of the Ozarks.
Karla Williams (’94, ’96), of Hot Springs, was selected as the National Park Community College Outstanding Faculty 2006-2007. Kimberly Williams (’95), of Hobe Sound, Fla., was recently hired as an eighth grade teacher at Dr. David L. Anderson Middle School. Elaine Kneebone (’97), of Arkadelphia, was made partner in the Law Firm of McMillan, McCorkle, Curry, and Bennington, LLP in January 2006. YoLanda V. Sanders (’99), of Las Vegas, Nev., received her Masters Degree in Public Affairs from New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas on May 13, 2006.
2000s Leigh Ann Dooley (’01), of Little Rock, recently graduated from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences with her M.D. She will be doing her residency in Psychiatry at Indiana University School of Medicine. Andrew J. Kneebone (’04), of Arkadelphia, recently passed the Uniform CPA Examination. John Hoover (’05), of Hope, was recently hired by the El Dorado School District to teach third grade. Robby Byler (’06), of Malvern, was recently hired by the DeQueen School District to direct choirs for grades 6-12 and to teach general music classes. Chelsea Chandler (’06), of Hot Springs, was recently hired by Fountain Lake School District to teach ﬁrst grade. Jay Deluhery(’06), is enrolled at VirginiaMaryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. He was one of ten students outside Virginia and Maryland offered admission from 593 applicants at the very selective institution. Lacey Hall (’06), of Bismarck, was recently hired by the DeQueen School District to teach K-12th grade art. Robin Kidd (’06), of Benton, was recently hired by Wal-Mart’s Home Ofﬁce in Bentonville, as a Packaging Production Coordinator for their Hardlines/Home team. James Leigh (’06), of Texarkana, was recently promoted to a full-time position at the Malvern Daily Record where he will be responsible for the police report and general assignment reporting. Hilary McGee (’06), of Fairﬁeld, Tex., was recently hired by the Dew Independent School District to teach Kindergarten. Andria Miller (’06), of Hatﬁeld, was recently hired by Mena Middle School to teach 6th grade science as well as the cheer coach for 7th and 8th grade. Ashley Star (’06), of Arkadelphia, was recently hired by Benton Junior High School to teach Spanish I and II. Virginia Kay White (’06), of Mena, has been named Artist of the Month at South West Artist Gallery for the month of September 2006.
Weddings Elizabeth Macchiarolo (’85) and Wesley Shier, October 8, 2005. Sara Leann Winston (’01) and Maburn King III, March 17, 2006. Ashley Elizabeth Powell (’04) and Robert Guy Winn, March 11, 2006. Katherine Anne Woodall (’04) and David Schwope, August 5, 2006. Lena Marie King (’06) and David McFarlin, May 20, 2006.
Bruce Moore (’89, Trustee) and Lena Womack Moore ((’94), a son, Luke Thomas, September 25, 2006.
1990s Timsey Welch Everett (’93) and William, a son, Wesley Robert Everett, September 1, 2005. Stefanie Middleton Grifﬁn (’95) and Todd, a son, Joshua Grifﬁn, February 28, 2006. Jeffrey Ingram (’95) and Natasha, a daughter, Madison Ezzell Ingram, March 5, 2006. Michael Charrier (’96) and Amanda, a daughter, Maci Charrier, May 23, 2006. Heather Carter Jackson (’97) and William, a daughter, Carter Claire Jackson, July 19, 2006. Jodi Cash Sanson (’97) and Chris, a son, Austin John Sanson, October 7, 2006. John Gaddis (’98) and Jennifer, a son, Ty Jacob Gaddis, April 14, 2006. Rainna Lively McGuire (’99) and Donny, twin sons, Trent Alexander and David Levin McGuire, November 28, 2005. Christie Bingenheimer (’99), a son, Carter Bingenheimer Baldwin, June 16, 2005. Amanda Spann (‘99) and Bert, a son, Cole Jackson Spann, February 14, 2006.
2000s Susan Mebane Bradshaw (’00) and Jerry Bradshaw, a daughter, Jillian Grace Bradshaw, February 2, 2006. Shannon May Ledbetter (’00) and Lee, a son, Ethan Ryan Ledbetter, September 26, 2006. Mick Wilson (’00) and Jeanne Aust Wilson (’05), twins, Sheridan and Parker Wilson, March 22, 2006. David Duncan (’01) and Kris Duncan (’02), a daughter, Zoe Colleen Duncan, December 21, 2005. Jeremy Horton (’01) and Jillian, a son, Noah Keith Horton, March 11, 2006. Kelli Butler Reynolds (’01) and Chase, a son, Uriah Reynolds, October 27, 2006. Alisa Gallegly Cornelison (’02) and Daniel, a son, Grayson James Cornelison, May 26, 2005. Cindy Ugartechea Herring (’02) and Jade Douglas Herring (’04), a son, Caleb Jade Herring, March 20, 2006. Reddie Report Winter 2006-07 • Page 15
Jeremy Thomason (’02) and Shana Strother Thomason (’02), a son, Gavin Cole Thomason, December 26, 2005. Jason Hogland (’02) and Tracie R. Hogland (’03), a daughter, Jacie Hannah Hogland, November 17, 2005. Candice Sumners Heltz (’03) and Dallas, a daughter, Alyssa Kate Heltz, January 27, 2006. Wendy Page Shaeffer (’03) and Andrew, a son, Parker Andrew Shaeffer, December 11, 2005. Christy Rodriguez (’04) and Juan, a son, Alexander Eleno Rodriguez, June 2, 2006. Christi Gossett (’05) and Eric, a son, Teagon Alexander Gossett, February 1, 2006.
Andrew Powell (’31) 98, of Hot Springs– 5/14/2006. Fern Kilgore Nutt (’34) 93, of Fordyce– 3/17/2006. Robert E. L. Bearden, Jr. (’35) 91, of Little Rock–8/15/2006. Nicholas Lund (’38) 88, of Dallas, Tex.– 10/31/2005. Harry Franklin Young, Sr. (’38) 89, of Knoxville, Tenn.–6/1/2006. Cooper Monroe Burley, Jr. (’39) 91, of Little Rock–4/7/2006. Orville L. Crittenden (’39) 91, of Little Rock–5/29/2006. Kermit Alton Horn (’39) 87, of LaPorte, Ind.–10/29/2005.
1940s Lem Morris Kelly (’40) 92, of Cary, N.C.– 6/13/2006. Robert Lee Cassady (’42) 84, of Rowlett, Tex.-6/1/2006. Allen W. “Dub” McClanahan (’42) 85, of Denton, Tex.-2/1/2006. Thomas Benton Walker (’43) 84, of Camden–6/13/2006. Lois Inez Hipp Grifﬁth (’45) 89, of Paris, Tex.–11/25/2005. Gloria Young Lax (’46) 81, of Hot Springs– 6/7/2006. Joseph Howard Sweatt (’46) 85, of Hot Springs–7/1/2006. McDowell “Mac” Turner (’46) 87, of Hope–8/28/2006. Claudie Brooks Garrison (’47) 82, of Fort Smith–9/18/2006. Martha Davis Hedgecock (’48) 79, of Marietta, Ga.–7/16/2005. Wilton Spence Mathis (’49) 80, of Crawfordville, Fla.–6/20/2006. Harold Joe Walker (’49) 84, of Hot Springs– 5/21/2006. James Bradley Walker, Sr. (’49) 80, of Malvern–5/15/2006. Guy Jessie Hays, Jr. (’49,’56) 80, of Arkadelphia–3/11/2006. Reddie Report Winter 2006-07 • Page 16
1950s Betty Dean Baldwin (’50) 81, of Little Rock–10/22/2006. John L. Ferguson (’50) 80, of Little Rock– 3/25/2006. Robert Earl Meeks (’50) 82, of Benton– 6/14/2006. Estelle Caldwell (’51) 91, of Hope–2/6/2006. Grifﬁn Latimer (’51) 92, of Bossier City, La.–2/19/2006. Billy Ross Montgomery (’51) 78, of Crossett–5/28/2006. Elmo Cecil Craig (’52) 75, of Camden– 6/6/2006. Amy Summers Willcockson (’52) 90, of Little Rock–10/12/2005. Hawes Harris, Jr., (’53) 75, of El Paso, Tex.–9/28/2006. Glendene Stafford (’53) 74, of Mansﬁeld, Tex.–3/16/2006. Charles Ronald Bush (’54) 73, of Stuttgart– 6/1/2006. Wesley Huddleston (’54) 75, of Hope– 4/15/2006. Ruby Chloe Forga Peterson (’54, 59) 81, of Los Alamos, N. Mex.–7/6/2006. Esta Lee Wells Bibb (’55) 74, of Trumann– 9/2/2006. Herman Conrad Brown (’55) 74, of Fayetteville, Ga.–9/15/2006. Beulah Wise Prickett (’55) 91, of Malvern –9/21/2006. Nan Stubbleﬁeld Allen (’56) 101, of Paris, Tex.–3/3/2006. Lois Marie Woodward Tapia (’57) 74, of Alamogordo, N.Mex.–9/5/2005. Martha Jo Johnson Wilkerson (’58) 69, of Bentonville–10/7/2005.
1960s Jessie Mae Adams (’60) 93, of Hope– 2/10/2006. Rev. Bob D. Orr (’60) 72, of Malvern– 6/14/2006. Ronald Gene Reed (’60) 71, of Foley, Ala.–11/12/2005. Harlyn Don Pope (’61) 67, of Commerce, Tex.–6/10/2006. Charles Louis White (’61) 68, of Bryant– 3/22/2006. Juanita Marbury Williams (’61) 85, of Pine Bluff–8/9/2006. Donald Wiley Gunter (’64) 63, of Hope– 3/6/2006. Cleo Brown Williamson (’66) 87, of Winthrop–6/26/2006. James F. Britt (’67) 63, of Oklahoma City, Okla.–1/22/2006. Charles Edwin Kortenber (’67) 67, of Pine Bluff–4/20/2006. William R. “Bill” McDougald (’67) 61, of Prescott–7/20/2006. Mary Nell Hogg Prewett (’67) 73, of Booneville–3/6/2006.
Ronnie L. Ketchum (’69) 59, of Bonnerdale– 3/4/2006.
1970s Larry Van Black (’70) 58, of El Dorado– 4/17/2006. Allen Lee Thornell (’70) 59, of Pittsburg, Tex.–2/28/2006. Kenneth Wayne Hammons (’71) 71, of Magnet Cove–3/15/2006. Danny Hyle Howard (’71, ’77) 57, of Nashville–10/30/2006. Diane Reynaud Liebert (’71) 57, of Broken Arrow, Okla.–10/24/2006. Otis Ray Coston (’73, ’78) 55, of Royal– 4/12/2006. Rebecca Fay Hudspeth (’74) 53, of Tumbling Shoals–4/3/2006. Duke Wayne Womack, Sr. (’74) 53, of Mt. Holly–4/22/2006. Wallace E. Holland (’75) 58, of Friendship– 3/6/2006. Shanon Lorene Claghorn Hand (’76, ’93) 52, of White Hall–6/3/2006. Jerry Beth Kersh Alderman (’77) 57, of Mena–5/13/2006. Vester Travis Hooper (’79) 69, of Bakersville, N.C.–7/28/2006.
1980s Karen Lynn Wilson (’87) 42, of Little Rock–4/8/2006. Sharon Heckel Tidwell Bise (’89) 55, of Malvern–5/5/2006.
1990s Thurston J. Lewis (’90) 89, of Arkadelphia– 6/12/2006. Jeffrey Thomas Kizzia (’92) 36, of Hooks, Tex.–2/10/2006. Theresa Stewart Ballew (’95) 47, of Benton– 2/8/2006. David Louis Johnson (’97, ’99) 31, of Arlington, Tex.–7/5/2006. Koviljka Milosavljevic (’98) 59, of Hot Springs–5/15/2006. Kimberly Ann McGinnis Howington (’99) 46, of Hot Springs–3/7/2006.
Former Students Hugh Baskin Patterson, Jr. (attended ’33 - 34) 91, of Little Rock–5/29/2006. Edith McMillan Moore (attended’ 36 - 38) 87, of Batesville–3/6/2006. Ruby Oree Hollis Hallman (attended ’38) 96, of Crossett–5/6/2006. James C. McMahan (attended ’46 - 48) 81, of Hot Springs–4/9/2006. Bobbie Pounds Abington (attended ’51 - 54) 72, of Russellville–9/12/2006. Paul Wayne Burney (attended ’56 - 61) 67, of Texarkana–11/13/2005. Jana Renee Bennett Timothy (attended ’89 - 93) 47, of Arkadelphia–5/29/2006. Retraction: Several years ago it was printed that Carolyn Nelson from Topekia, KS was deceased. That information was incorrect; Ms. Nelson is living. We apologize for the error.
HONOR ROLL OF DONORS 2005-2006
Jean Abbott Abell-Hanger Foundation Jeffrey and Cinda Abney ACE Projects Inc. ACXIOM Dwight and Jo Adams James and Tracie Cipriano Adams Robert Adams Ronald and Cecilia Hearne Addington Donna Trigg Adkins Aeroturbine Specialist Ltd AgHeritage Farm Credit Services Kaye L. Agnew Danny and Wanda Owen Akines Albemarle Corporation Benjamin and Paula Oliver Aldama David Stoddard and Lea Ann Alexander Sherry Alexander William and Patrice Allen Allison Tax Service Harley and Katherine Alloway ALLTEL Corporation Robert and Mary Kirkpatrick Ambler Gary Anderson Anderson Heating and Air, Inc. Lennert and Janet Fair Anderson J. Barry Anderson Wayne and Virginia Anderson Jim and Becky Andrews Alex Apolinar Jr. C. A. and Martha Burns Archer Arkadelphia Medical Clinic Arkadelphia Physical Therapy Center Arkansas Community Foundation Inc. Arkansas Democrat Gazette Arkansas Diamond Bank Arkansas Eye Surgery Arkansas Women of Essence Don Armstrong Glen and Judy Stephenson Arnold William and Jo Richardson Arnold Ricky and Karen Arnold Arthur C. Kootz Foundation Sherri Arthur Kaycee Wright Asher Jessie M. Ashford JoAnn Ashwood C. E. and Shirley Askew Assoc. of Fundraising Professionals AT & T Services, Inc. Jimmie and W. Dean Atchley Ross and Carol Jo Clark Atkinson Jeffrey P Atkinson Evelyn Auck Millard and Theda Ross Aud AXA Foundation Martha Ayres Louise Spivey Baber Fred and Connie Bacorn Monty and Jo Ann Baggett Rich Bailey Robert E. Bailey Robert and Teresa Bailey Ronald and Sara Bailey Verlon Bailey Vivian Bailey Baird Kurtz & Dobson, LLP George and Beverly Baker Paul and Georgia Baker Donald and Sue West Baker
Following is a list of contributors to Henderson through the Henderson State University Foundation for the period of July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006. This record of generous giving recognizes over 1,400 donors who gave $1.5 million during the last ﬁscal year. Keeping in mind that Henderson State University is tax assisted, not tax supported, these donors by their generosity have become an integral part of the progress that is Henderson. Others not listed here provided assistance through the Ofﬁce of Financial Aid for the beneﬁt of students attending Henderson. Bill and Sarah Bradford Bales Allishia Ballantyne Marc Ballard Wayman and Rosalyn Fish Ballard Steve Ballenger Betty Jean Banks Joe and Clara Barentine Sam L. and Judy Barker Barbara Bridges Barnes Timothy Ormond Barnes John and Jillian Barnett Sue Barnett Thomas Barrett Juanita Baskin Barringer Paul Barringer Carl Baskin Logan A. Bass Don and Laura Basse Gerald Bates Blake and Jill Batson Claudia Beach Beach Home Rentals, LLC Roy Bean Elmer and Dorothy Beard Robert E. L. Bearden Gordon and Betty Beasley Ann Lewelling Beck Freda Terrell Beckham Conrad and Audrey Beggs Marck Beggs Angie Bell David Bell Henry Bell, Jr. John O. Bell Meredith Lynn Bell Russell and Willie Mae Bell Tony and Lynda Beltrani Ann Wilkerson Benham Charley and Rita Williams Benson Mable Benton Clyde and Sue Berry Ben Berry Wesley and Diane Funk Berry John Beverburg Michael Billingsley Roberta Birdwell Dickie and Linda Black Mary Faye Black Bill and Betty Blackwood Bryan Blackwood Ray and Shirley Blakely Perry Bland Jim and Debbie Blanton A. M. Block, Sr. Charles and Ginger Blue Irma Irene Blythe George and Marie Bold Perry Bolding Olga Boles
Robert and Bonnelle Boles Barbara Bolin George C. Bolton Jr. Teresa Smith Booker Margaret Boschetti Bossier Mobile Homes, Inc. Tracy Bryan Bost Robert and Mary Boegele Boucher Kathy Dickey Boulet Charles and Mary Price Bounds Ashley Gattin Bowden Deborah Bowden William H. “Bill” Bowen Gerald and Virginia Bowers Greg and Michelle Vore Bowman M.C. Bowman Trust Charles Boyd Wendi Bass Boyles Robert and Nola Brack Anne Taylor Bradford Jay Bradford Virginia W Brady Charles and Cindy Helms Brantley Ron and Tammy Brazell Jack and Linda Guynn Brent Samuel and Sue Bristow James and Sally Britt Clifton Brodnax Mary Ella Brooks Steve and Gasha Brown Haskell and Patricia Whittington Broyles Robert and Ina Lou Bruce Bill and Carolyn Bruister Richie and Kim Bruister Betty Bruner Charles and Denise Bryant Kendyle and Anne Sutterﬁeld Buchanan Vernon and Francille Buchanan Mel and Gene Buck Rufus Buie, Jr. Charles and Eva Robbs Bullard Joan Sallee Bullock Darren and Donna Bunn Nikki N. Burks Mitchell and Brenda Burnett Curt and Fonda Burroughs Susan Burt Bryan Burtsﬁeld James and Sandra Bush Rex T. Butler Dennis and Linda Byrd Lee and H. Elaine Byrd C. Louis and Mary C. Cabe Foundation Charles and Anita Boyce Cabe
Jeff Caldwell Joe Caldwell Steve and Susan Calico Dwight and Dee Fulbright Callaham Calley’s Trucking Company Dennis and Mary Campbell Frankie Campbell Michael and Cheryl Campbell Michael and Linda Campbell Patricia Campbell William J Campbell Kevin and Jessica Cantrelle Jerrell and Betty Posey Caple Jim Tom and Elizabeth Beirne Caplinger Jim and Jean Wells Card George Caristianos Susan Carpenter John A. Carr, Jr. Robin and Leslie Van Gorder Carroll C. L. and June Carruthers Jody W. Carter Lloyd and Barbara Carter Kenneth Cartwright Ruth McDill Cary C. D. and Jean Case Michael and Evelyn Cash Sandra Hurst Cash Robert Lee and Winona Cassady Terry and Libby Sivils Caston Brian Cauthron James H. Cauthron Caver Family Supporting Organization John Caver Jim and Cynthia Chafﬁn Chambers Bank Harvey and Margaret Jo Dean Chambliss E. Glen and Margaret Chapman Guy and Mary Jane Cheatham Joe and Patsy Cheatham Frank and Sherry Mace Cherry John and Janice Choate Paula Cigainero Clark County Fair & Livestock Darlene Clark Gerald Clark Jr. Greg Clark Kenneth and Ettatricia Clark Mary Ella Clark Nancy Birkhead Clark Renae K. Clark Mary L. Clarke Lula Mae Clay
Philip Clay Teresa K. Clay Daniel and Ann Coulter Clemans Eddie and Monica Clement Earl Cloud John and Yvonne Cloud William Cloud Barton G. Cobb Coca-Cola Bottling Co of Memphis TN Ellis and Terry Cokes Richard and Terri Colananni Doug and Rhonda Cole Betty Coles Don and Elaine McDonald Collins Dale and Peggy Fuller Comer Bill Conrad Constellation Energy Group Fdtn Inc. Bill and Janice Cook Billy and Janet Cook Martha Dale Cook Cooley Jane Orlicek Coonce James H. and Susan Copeland James and Mary Copeland Ricky and Mona Copeland Katie Corbell Joe and Rebecca Corbell Robert and Patricia Wallace Corless Lynn Cornish Cox Properties Roy Cox M. Sue Crabtree Vicki Caver Crabtree Billy and Carabel Craft Esther Clark Crawford John and Kathryn Crawford Crocker’s Fine Jewelry Charles Wesley Cross Randy and Ginger Creed Crowder Carol Steger Crowell P. Kay Crutchﬁeld Paul and June Culbertson Martha Culp Ellen S Cunningham David and Barbara Curry Tom and Jeanie Anderson Curry John and Annette Boyce D’Arcy Herb Daily Guinn and Mary Beard Daniel Margretta Owens Daniel Patricia Callaway Daniel Marilyn Wright Danley Kay Danna Catherine Daugherty Clark and Dolores Davis Gretta Davis Eric and Stephanie Davis Jesse Davis John and Melissa Brady Davis Kacie Davis Larry and Vicki White Davis Robert and Marsha Davis Sara E. Davis Sheryl Maxwell Davis John and Teresa Morgan Davis Louis and Anita Dawkins Duane and Carolyn Daws Dawson Educational Cooperative Fred and Ann Wells Dawson Day with Duke Golf Tournament Melinda A. Dayhuff Dee Esta Decker
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HONOR ROLL OF DONORS 2005-2006 James and Nancy Miles Dees Delta Kappa Gamma - Lambda Chapter Deltic Timber Corporation Paula Guthrie Dendy Brian and Diana Denning Dorothy Denton DeQueen-Mena Educational Cooperative Designed Automation, Inc. Terry and Charlotte Dewitt Timothy Dickey Sandra Bogy Diedrich J. B. and Patti Diehl Richard and Karen Diehl Dale and Gwen Pennington Diemer Christine Dickey Dietrich Don and Beryl Dillard Walter Dillard Dennis DiMarzio Eldon and Diane Leverett Dingler Artis L Dixon Dixon Manufacturing, Inc. Paul and Grace Dixon Steven and Edith Dixon Joyce Dockery Verna Callaway Dokey Robert Dorman Peggy Rae Dorris Barry and Melanie Doss Blake and Candy Doss Martha Jane Dowdy Judith Doyle Pamelia Driscoll Morgan Lee DuBose Azalee Tallant Duke Ken and Michelle Duke Malcolm Duke Tracy Duke Albert and Ruth Duncan Charles and Catherine Hardin Dundee Charles D. and Jane Parsons Dunn William and Elaine Squyres Durand Charles and Bonnie Davis Dyer Don and Mary Dyer K. H. and V. L. Eakin E. Bryan Eans Violet Early Lambert Rex Easter W. Rayborn and M. Valjean Echols Ronald and Allison Echols Carol Sue S. Eckert Frank and Phyllis Edmonson Randy and Peggy Fair Egleston Susan Ehrgood Sam Eiﬂing Eldercare Decisions Inc. Elk Horn Bank & Trust F. Clark and Norma Trice Elkins Carolyn Wilson Ellis Eloise S. Ellis Truman and Faye Hairston Ellis Morgan Ely Randy and Carmen Emery James and Lori Freno Engman Gerald Entrop Environmental Protection Associates Roy and Carolyn Eoff David and Patricia Epperhart James and Margaret Terry Erwin Donald and Carron Essman Jacquelyn Wilkins Estes Robbie and Peggy Estes David E Etienne Bobby and Mary Langley Evans Dorothy Littre Evans Frances Cox Evans
Wendell and Lydia Evanson Mervyn George Faassen-De-Heer Ferdinand and Teri Kay Factuar Family Care of South Arkansas Janelle Fant Farm Bureau Insurance Bruce and Kary Faught John and Vickie Faust Jimmy and Somnuk Featherston Michael and Diann Featherston FedEx Express Lance Felix Frederick and LaDonna Ferguson Grey and Penny Adair Ferguson Chad and Jennifer Fielding Marty Filogamo Lee and Linda Bruner Finch Joe and Sue Finley Lewis Finley Shannon Finley Charles and Helen Arnold Firestone First Arkansas Insurance First Fidelity Real Estate Services First State Bank of Gurdon Robert and Judy McCallum Fisher Sherrill L. Fisk Darrell Flannery Clayborn Fletcher Fluid Sealing Solutions Inc. Henry B Folabit John and Jayme Folds Neil and Cindy Cerrato Ford Carlton “Buddy” Formby William and Linda Formby Max and Karen Formby Carrol and Estella Forte Danny and Jennifer Forthman James and Nancy Patterson Foster Garry and Nellie Foster Wayne and Winifred Fowler Jimmy Don and Jimmie Dean Foyil Donna Francis Gerald and Tommye Francis David and Linda Hill Frank Lucille Clements Franklin James and Linda Brannan Franks Dwayne and Holly Frasher Nancy Frevert Marilyn Humphries-Friday Norman Fuller Earl and Betsy Fulmer Alvin and Brenda Futrell Tommy and Carrie Stewart Galloway Pearl Henson Galloway Hernan and Dianne Garcia Albert Gardner David and Sharon Gardner Rebecca Garner Harriet Harkness Garrison Larry and Janna Bean Gartman Don and Patricia Leath Gary Perry D Gathright Tom Gattin James and Darla Gavin GE Foundation Elizabeth Brooks Gentry Greg and Tietje German Charles Gibbs Ronald and Patricia Gibbs Kevin and Denise Gibson Joseph and Mary Gill Leonard Gills Douglas Gilpin Pat Girard Gerry Glasco Sigrid and Robert Glenn Gregory and Teresa Glennon Glenwood Video and Tanning Johnny and Pamela Glidden Steve Glidden
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Lawson and Judy Sesser Glover Paul Glover Sharetta N Glover Loretta E Go Ross and Lonette Gibbons Godwin John Goggans Jimmy and Betsy Golden Terry and Sue Golden Charles and Wyonia Golden Glenn and Evelyn Good John Good Dick Goodgame Sam and Kim Goodwin Jean Gordon Charles and Peggy Goslee Elgie Lee Goss George and Peggy Graves Graham Grand Slam Club Edward J. Grant Blane and Jimmie Graves John W. Graves Mildrette Graves Ruby Graves O. Prater Gray Stephen and Kay Gray Charles and Ceasarene Green Charles and Pat Green Edna Brodnax Green John and Annette Green Josephine Green Ken and Tammie Green Rosalea Fish Green Tony and Gina Green Kenneth Greening Elmer and Betty Greenlee John and San Greenwood Patricia Ward Gregory Grifﬁn Logging, Inc. Donald and Mary Bass Grifﬁth Sondra Grifﬁth Donald Grigg Don and Iris Grisham J. Edward and Betty Ann Grissom Michael Grogan John and Pamela Grothe Kenneth and Mildred Gulledge John Gyllin Melinda Blankinship Haire Raouf and Rachel Halaby Ronald and Kay Hale Sue Sinks Hale John G. and Julia Oxner Hall Julian and Frances Hall Mary Johnson Hall Melinda Hall Tina Hall Martin Halpern Michael Haltom Bob and Martha Hamilton John Hamman Margaret Anne Spraggins Hammons David and Jill Hampton Mary Block Hampton Robbie and Lillie Pittman Hancock Paul Hankins John and Brenda Hardee Shawn Hardesty John and Diane Hardin Hardman Lumber Company William R. Hare John and Diane Hargrave Tammi L Hargraves Matt and Paula Harness Jimmie Harper Gene and Terri Harrelson Fred and Patricia Beard Harrelson Al and Patsy Hill Harris Michael and Carey Harris Raymond and Mary Harris Richard Harris
Gary and Lori Harrison Judy Harrison Boyce and Bonnie Harrod Irene Callaway Harrower Karla Hart Paul and Marie Hartness Emily Hartsﬁeld Karen Brown Hartt Markus and Jena Hartwig John M Harvey Leota Stroope-Harvey Leroy and Caroline Harvey Lisa Davis Harvey Elizabeth Harvey-Falk J. T. and Georgia Harvill Victor Harville Tom and Julia Harwell Dewayne Haynes Lester and Vera Gorden Haynes Shelby and Wanda Huskey Haynie Guy and Norma Hays Richard and Pauline Hays William and Sarabeth Hays Jane Head Sarah Venable Head Wanda Scott Hearn Dr. Margaret Gill Hein John and Amanda Helberg Dallas and Candice Heltz Theresa Hendershot John and Dorothy Petty Henderson Sheila Owen-Henderson Brian and Elizabeth Black Henry Yvonne J. Henry Thomas and Dianne Henschen Carl Henson John and Barbara Mazzia Hesterly S. Otho and Bobbie Hesterly Kenneth Hewitt Larry and Martha Henry Hiett Travis and Nanci Kelly Higginbotham Ernie and Felicia Higgs John and Dawn Higgs Lisa Davis Hill Timothy and Kathy Hill Richard Hillman Bruce Hilt Ben and Maxine McCauley Hines James and Linda Hix Katharine Savage Hobgood Carolyn Hodges Donald and Jo Clair Hogg Farris and Rose Byrd Hogue Allene Holcomb Jeffrey Holiman Clora Holland Jo Evelyn Holland Nancy Holland James and Rose Hollingsworth Perry Bunn Holloway Charles and Cecilia Holmes Velda Haynie Holmes Linda Holmstrom Frank Homer Lonnye and Peggy Johnson Hoover Illa Hope Peggy Hoppe Martha Hopper Charles and Earleen Lewis Hopson Horace C. Cabe Foundation Asenath Horne Bill and Martha Russell Horne Margaret Hoskins Hot Springs Music Club Billy and Reba House Everett and Jimmie Houser Robert and Carol Houston Nancy Dawley Howard
Howard Real Estate, Inc. Robert and JoAnn Howes John Hoy HSU Math Faculty HSU Student Support Services Barbara Johnston Hubbard Marjorie David Hubbard Sally Hubbard Reeder and Bonnie Houser Huddleston John and Neva Hudgens Billy G Hudson Lawrence and Irma Jean Hudson Hudson, Cisne & Co. LLP Charles M. and Lynnallen Hughes Jewell D Hughes Jimmie C. and Mary Hughes Joe and Wincie Davis Hughes Tim and Mary Hughes David and Theresa Clayborn Humphrey William Humphrey Oliver and Sandra Pumphrey Humphreys Elbert and Ruth Matthew Huntley Y. P. Huo Elmer O. Hurst Jr. James and Suzanne Garrison Hurwitz Gerald Scott Husted Peggy Hutson IBM Corporation William Ingle Jeff and Natasha Ingram Danny and Julia Jackson Ingram IP Golf Tournament Jerold and Martha Irish William and Lana Ivy J. & A. Tile & Grout Cleaning Duane Jackson Lonnie and Regina Jackson Sammy and Ann Jackson Jaime L Jacob Richard and Penni Jacobs Herbert and Donna James Joey and Lou Jamison Roy and Debbie Jamison Rick D Janes Antonio and Ana Jaramillo Bryan and Stacy Jarzombek Henry P. Jarzombek Kelli Jarzombek Karlyn Moore David Jenkins Mira Jerry Wes and Lori Tolleson Johns David and Carol Johnson Edgar and Dorris Johnson Flo Johnson James and Guylene Johnson John S. Johnson Retha Jones Johnson Silas and Jennifer Johnson T. Robert and Ruth Johnson Bob and Vernice Nicholas Johnson James and Sybil Johnston Woody and Freddie Sue Jolley Bobby and Judy Echols Jones David J. and Betty Pennington Jones Dwight and Martha Jones Homer T. and Betty Utley Jones James Edward Jones James “Jimmy” William Jones Joel and Jane Zullo Jones Johnny W. Jones Kevin and Alice Beggs Jones Ted Jones X. L. and Carolyn Jones Lloyd and Sharma Jordan
HONOR ROLL OF DONORS 2005-2006 Sonja Jordan Anne Evans Joyner JRG Enterprises, Inc. K and C Rentals LLC Cecilia Kirkland Kadane Carolyn Kane Jimmy and Brenda Karber Richard and Maxine Kelley Jennifer McCall Kelly Joseph and Stephanie Kelly Oris and Jill Kemp Katrina Kennedy Keppner Plumbing Co. Danny and Melody McBride Key Young Jun Kim W. C. and Joanne Kimbrell Cecil E. King Charles and Linda King Richard King Cynthia Kingery Tammy Lamb Kinley Daniel and Barbara Kirkpatrick Billy and Francille Kirksey James and Jane Peters Knickerbocker Jason P Kocher Ollie G. Koenning Chris and Denise Kornegay Tad and Judy Woods Krug Carolyn Ursery Kuhn Louis and Mary Kuykendall W. C. and Sandra Kuykendall Eugene and Adrianna Kuyper KWD Golf, Inc. Clifford and Jane Lamkin Labeff Harold LaFountaine Gilbert and Marilyn Lama Anna Lamb Ralph and Peggy Lamb Ted and Marilyn Teeman Landis Patrick and Shawna Landrum Gary and Kathryn Landry Robert Langley Robert and Marcella Langley Matt Largen J. Clifford Larrison Gordon and Janis Rampley Latham Don and Brenda Lawrence Diane Lawson Catherine S. Leach Billie Jean McGraw Lee Richard and Nancy Lee Terry and Carolyn Lee Lynn Glover Leggett Linda Rogers Leslie Erin Lewis Lynda Lewis Rex and Barbara Lewis James and Norma Langley Lide Diane Reynaud Liebert Pam Keeton Ligon Sauyu and Michelle Reed Lin Lawrence Rex Lindsey Sheila Thomason Lineberry Frances Lisenbey James and Glenda Lisenbey David and Jean Morrow Lockwood Michelle “Shelley” A Loe Robert E. Long Sr. Jim and Carolyn Lookadoo Royce and Maudie Livingston Loveless Gerald Lowery Karen R Loyd Robert and Ruth Loyd Jane Lucas Bonnie Luck Bobby and Glenna Lybrand Clarice Lynch Stewart and Hilary Lynch H. Gene Lyon
M. C. Bowman Foundation Steven and Tammy Mabry Emil and L. Lois Mackey Robert and Karen MaClaren Timothy and Alana Fletcher Maddox Betty Magnini Carla Ferguson Major Robert and Mary Sue Clark Malcolm William and Marguerite Malcolm John and Shirley Manaski Jason D. Mann Mary Jo Stone Mann B. Kay Manning Marathon Oil Company James Marbury Andrew and Kathryn Whitmore Marino Alan Marks Kari J Marks David and Mallory Marsh Floyd and Royia Marshall Mary Marshall Tom and Kay Marshall Martin Bowen Heﬂey Knee & Sports PA Edwin and Wanda Martin Ralph Mashburn Robert P. Mason Marilyn Autrey Masse Tom Massey David and Diane Mathews Ronald and Barbara Mathis Wilton and Frances Mathis Harry and Margaret Dewberry Matson Pat Hunter Matthews Bill G. Mauldin Angela W. Maxﬁeld Scott Maxﬁeld J. H. and Beth May Jack and Judy Boatman May James V. May Eddie and Roxiana Mayhugh Rick and Claire Hays Mays Wayne and Barbara Mays Mazander Properties Inc. Wayne and Kay Roberts McAfee Kent McAnally Johnny and Carolyn McAnally Bob and Cathy McBrayer James and Linda McBrayer John and Mary Caristianos McCafferty Jana L McCall Rick and Teresa McCauley Sammy and Candie McCaskill McClain Sidney and Virgie McClendon David and Mary Ann McClung Terry and Kathy McCon Robert and Lin McCool Brenda McCord Ed and Betty McCorkle Mary Jo Wilson McCorkle McCormick Drilling Company Inc. James R. McCormick DDS Bill and Donna McCormick James McCowan Linda McDade Juell Herbert McDaniel John and Betty McGee Wayne and Sara McGinnis McGruder-N-Toot LLC Michael McKelvy Donald and Martha McKinney Jeanne McKinstry Anthony “Tony” and Linda McLarty Sharon Szarmach McNicoll D. Larry McSpadden
Vernie and Jane Clingan Meador Thomas and Carolyn Mebane Bobby Medlin Rick and Polly Medlock Verlin and Marilyn Meier Benjamin Merica Jane Merryman William and Ruby Mertins Leslie Messina Messina Real Estate Julianne Jordan Mevis Charles and Mary Tom Middlebrooks J. Howard and Betty Jo Bittinger Middlet D. E. and M. G. Midgett Joann Ridgway Miles Mike and Patti Ratcliff Miley Billie Jean Morris Miller Billy Don Miller Dan A. Miller Dana Miller Doris W. Miller Doyle W. Miller Earlin Miller Roy and Amanda Huddleston Miller Virginia Thompson Millett John and Tracy Mims Mandie Mims Rick Minter Karen C. Mitcham Phillip and Robin Mitchell Troy Mitchell Johnny Otis Mixon Betty Moeller Monsanto Robert and Carol Moore Charles W. Moore James F. Moore Kerry Moore Ronald Moore Timothy and Pamela Moore Kenneth Moore Gabe and Joan Moorman Elizabeth Jane Moran Moreland, Inc. Claudine Riggans Morgan Jim and Amanda Morgan Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc. J. H. Morris Lois Lawson Morris Gary Morrison Greg Morrison Ray and Shirley Morrison Samuel Morrone Ralph and Rose Mary Morton Linda Mosbeck Gerald and Rhonda Moses Mary Roy Moses Kenneth and Kimberly Moss Kim Denise Moss Millie Moss Cynthia Johnson Moten Carlous and Susan Husted Murch Gerald and Helen Murders Murphy Oil Corporation Paul and Penny Murphy Murray, Thomas & Grifﬁn, Inc. Rucker and Wilma Murry David Narracong Robert and Linda Nash Robert and Zell Nason James and Marilyn Lewis Necessary Andy and Heather Anthony Neel Tommy and Mabel Perdue Neel Jeanette Burton Neithamer Barbara Kennedy Nelson Israel D Nelson Neal and Teresa Nelson
Maura Nevel Michael and Abana Nevens William L.and Dorothy Newberry William T. and Ann Newberry Dick and JoAnn Roberts Newcomb Paul and Frances Fooks Newhouse Jack and Bobbie Nichols Tucker Helen Nicklas Alex and Meredith Nisbet Luke and Carolyn Nivens Frances Nix William and Brenda Norman Edward and Hope Normandy William I.and Pearl Norwood Robert and Judy Nosari Bruce Nowlin Joseph Noyes NPC International,Inc. Fred and Joan Nuesch Olan and Nancy Vogel Nugent John and Joan Nutt Glenn Arthur O’Briant Jerry and Reyda O’Dell Andy O’Mara O’Neal Construction Company Jerry and Linda O’Neal Paul and Phyllis Prather O’Neal Gregory and Mary Beth Oehlers Walter and Patricia Logan Oelwein Blair Olson David Osborne Kevin and Anita Osweiler Ouachita Baptist University Jeffry and Leslie Otwell Overton Kevin and Reshea Owens James and Judith Packer Edward and Katherine Lively Padilla Bryan D. and Betty Palmer Milton and Sharon Paredes Helen Leslie Parker Norween Hopson Parker Jacqueline Parrish Noel Parrish Ron and Sue Bailey Parrish Lawrence and Ellen Parsons Chris and Nancy Boaz Paschal Perry L. Pascucci Suzanne E. Patterson Sammy and Ginger Patton Charles and Nell Payne Jamie Payte Patsy Hendon Pearcy Maurice and Carolyn Pearson Rockie Pederson Pennington Insurance, Inc. Fred and Mary Lemons Penny Pepsico Foundation Amy Perkins Michael Edward Peters Jacque Floyd Peterson Pettit & Pettit Engineers Pﬁzer Foundation Matching Gifts William and Mary Ellen Phelps Philips Electronics Bill and Margaret Phillips James and Brenda Phillips Lucille C. Phillips Herbert and Iris Pierce Gregg and Lindsey Pilgreen Daniel and Eugenia McDaniel Pilkinton Eugene and Pat Pillard Alan Pinkerton Phoebe Pinson James and Pauline Piskos Carolyn Pittman Logan Place
Linda Plant Bill and Susan Player William and Kimberly Player Richard and Helen Shefﬁeld Plotkin Leata Plummer Pam Plummer John Plyler Gerald and Betty Poe William and Karen Kuyper Poe Poise Foundation Larry and Phyllis Pollard Jack and Janice Porterﬁeld Lee Tollett Powell David and Frances Presson Michael and Brenda Price Alec and Cheryl Evans Pridgeon Print Mania Printing Papers Inc. Rick Pruitt David C. Purcell Leslie Purdy Hoyt Robert and Kimberly Pymn Martin Pyron Stan and Geneva Givens Quarles Timothy and Teresa Herron Ragsdale Arlene Hyten Rainey Cindy Ramage Manuel Ramirez Joy Randall-Rose Debbie Wools Rawn Russell D. Rawn Arthur E. Ray Bobby Ray David Ray Dawn C. Ray J. Sue Ray Tessa Ray Joe Redmond James R. Reed Matthew A Reed Terry Reed Eula Faye Reese Horace Otto Reibe Fermin and Amanda Renteria Bill Revis Ernestine H Reynolds Gracie S. Reynolds Patricia Reynolds Marion Mitchell-Rhodes Peyton and Betty Rice Phil and Jane Rice Juanita Rich Nancy S. Rich Georgia Shaver Richard Catherine M Riggan William and Gloria Amisano Riggins Richard and Jan Riley William and Emily Riley H. Dale and E. Gail Reveley Robbins Roselle Coe Roberson Connie Matlock Roberts Don and Janis Kizzia Roberts Jo Delle Roberts Katherine H. Roberts Paul and Phyllis Roberts Phil and Nellene Runyan Roberts William Roberts Margaret Ann Robertson Paul J. Robertson and Renae Clark Beatrice Root Robey Doris Chambers Robey Ann Winburn Robinson Nell Martindale Rockett Blake and Vanessa Goslee Rodgers Claudia Roebbeke Tommy and Johnnie Roebuck Pat Rogers Willie Frank Rogers
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HONOR ROLL OF DONORS 2005-2006 James and Debra Roland James C. and Jerri Roper Richard and Mary Roper Rosette Printing Donald C Ross Ross Foundation Fred and Gwen Ross Jimmy and Patricia Cox Ross John Ross Randall and Karen Watson Ross Gina Rowe John and Louanne Rowe Phillip and Kathryn Rowley Don and Mary Ruggles Donna Ruggles John and Connie Russell Lynn Russell Mark and Suzanne Russell Steven C. Russell Robert and Linda Ryall Nancy Ryburn Charles and Ann Barnwell Rye Jack and Joyce Rynders Safeco Insurance Danny and Mary Moore Sampson Doug and Donna Pryor Sanders Jerry and Keri Dickerman Sarver Yvonne Saul Ronald and Amanda Phillips Savoy SBC Foundation Thomas and Susan Carothers Scantlin Patti (Dusty) Schmid Edward and Ernestine Schultz Charles Schwartz Roy and Virginia Willoughby Scoggins Wayne and Beverly Vincent Scott Joe and Carol Scott Mark and Karen Holsapple Scott Kelly and Maggie Scott Kelly Scott Jr. Milton and Patricia Scott Jessie Faye Wright Scruggs Dorothy Scurlock Irwin and Lloydine Seale Patsy Miles Searcy Marion Sebastian Jane Sevier Herman Sexton Louise Ryan Sexton Roger and Nancy Sexton Philip and Donna Sharp George H Sharpe Terry and Laura Shaver Joe E Shaw John and Sarah Estes Shaw Margaret Shaw Edward and Margaret Shehane Ann Hardage Shelton Paul and Stella Shepard Carl Shepherd Opal Callaway Shepherd Doyle and Mary Wright Shields Richard and Angela Shields Bill Shirron Donald and Renee Shone James Shuff Bob and Marian Hughes Shuff Bobby and Waynette Shuler Lula Sue Silliman Gary Simmons Della Sue Simonson Eugene M.Simonson Irene Burrow Simonson Brian C Sims Lance Sisk Terry Sites B. R. and Barbara Skelton
Byron and Annette Skinner C. Richard and Patty H. Slider Jim and Sunnie Smedley SMI Construction Co., Inc. Donna Fisher Smiley Smith & Mounts, Inc. Billy G. and Pauline Smith Billy “BJ” Jack and Jo Ann Smith David and Isabella Smith Dudley and Susan Smith Fred and Kathy Smith Gladys “Penny” Smith Harrow Smith Houston Smith J. Thomas Smith Lekyndra S. Smith Richard and Ann Smith Sam Smith Truman and Ruth Smith Vernell Smith Vesta Montgomery Smith Smith’s Small Engine Repair William and B. Kay Snavely Philip and Rebecca Snell Roy Snook Dewey Snowden Ann Snuggs Rhonda S. Soileau Maralyn Sommer Francis and Lizzie Sonnier Southern Development Bancorporation Charles and Nancy Spears Don and Phoebe Spharler Barry and Sherlyn Spigener Vyvian Sikes Spigner Lou Ann Barr Spiller Stella Spoon Ken and Rachel Spradlin Horace and Joy Springer Rita B St Gemme St Paul Travelers Foundation Charles Staggs Barbara Scott Stanley Leo and Margaret Stanley Mike and Phyllis Billingsley Stanton State Farm Companies Fdtn. Mike and Mary Lynn Ballard Steelman Robert and Georgine Steinmiller James and Beth Stewart James L. Stewart John and Tracy Dale Stewart Randy Wayne and Marla Fugitt Stewart Tom and Annette Williams Stifﬂer Ida Mae Cannon Still Jimmy and Peggy Slatton Stone Stone Timber Co., Inc. Wayne Stone Strong Properties & Investments, LLC Mary Katrina Struckman C. M. and Judy Stuckey Mark and Julie Stutts Mike and Lynn Stutts Andrew and Billie Sudigala Bobby Suitor Jan Retherford Sullivan Wilbur and Neva Sesser Sullivan Summit Bank Catherine Suski Lea Etta Seymour Sweatt Gene and India Hankins Swepston B. W. and Hazel Smith Swilley Fred and Sharyn Syre Systems Contracting Corporation Max and Deborah Tackett Quinton and Shirley Taggart Akehiko and Betty Takahashi
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Billy and Sally Ray Tarpley Glynda Tarpley John C. and Cynthia Tate Donald Tatman Florine Taylor John and Lisa Taylor S. E. and Louise Taylor Tommy and Dian Taylor James F. Teal Mary Moore Tefteller Carolyn Clark Tennyson Robert and Martha Kay Barrett Terrell Texarkana College Texarkana Honda Melissa Thames Kenneth and Carolyn Theis Mary Beth Thomas Nehemiah Thomas J. N. Thomason Bruce and Carol Thomasson Billy Thompson Bob and Carla Thompson Paul and Linda Thompson David and Laura Thomson Rebecca S. Thornhill Bruce and Tina Thornton Jason Thornton Dehaan and Mindy Harper Thornton Ronnie and Barbara Thornton Gregory and Pamela Paulson Thorson Carolyn Wood Thrash Scotty and Lorie Thrash Harold and Carolyn Tilley Rodney Tillman Lorraine Timmerman James and Jennifer Tipton Thomas and Brenda Ball Tirrell The Family of Donald Tison Tyce Tobola Todd Agency, Inc. Charre Todd Andrew Tolbert Raymond and Nona Toler Tim and Kaye Tolin Matthew Blake Tolleson Jean Ball Tomlin Eldon and Clara Tommey Luis Torres and Leida Sierra Fred and Mary Ann Townsend Dorothy J. Trammell C. L. Treuil III Josh R Tucker Penn and Betty Tucker James and Carolyn Younk Turchi Carol Turner Edythe Turner Ken and Cathey Turner Don and Donna Twyford TYCO Carol Drummond Underwood Unilever United States Foundation United Methodist Foundation of Arkansas United Way of Clark County Bruce and Nancy Upton US Bank Gerald and Connie Vaden Douglas and Elizabeth Duggan Van Horn Van Kampen Investments Kimberly S VanMeter Jeff and Linda Van Paris Katherine Varnell Rickey and Amber Thornton Vaught Cindy Venable Don L. Venable Kevin and Melissa Venable
Sonja Venable Eva Tom Verducci Travis D. Vineyard John and Mae Voegele Harold and Emily Darnall Vonk Tim and Cathy Kidd Voss Julia Voss Billy and Armel Bryan Waddell Wade Lunday & Associates Julie Waehner Brent and Peri Walker Don and Ann Walker Harold J. and Marilyn Erwin Walker James and Marguerite Hacker Walker Jimmy and Susan Walker John and Joyce Walker Lakesha Carey Walker Martha Porter Walker Virginia L Walker Bettye Wallace David and Roberta Wallace Jenny Maland Wallace Patrick and Katherine Jeffries Walsh Terry and Becky Walker Ward Bill and Sue Warner Jim and Rebecca O’Neal Warnock Max and Patricia Kniseley Warren W. D. and Clara Anderson Warring Virles and Barbara Hunter Wasson Beverly Watkins Henry and Lynn Watkins Joe and Alice Ann Watkins Brenda White Watson Hoyt Floyd Watson Robert and Cora Watson William “Bill” and Marva Watson William and Carol Terral Watts Dennis R. Watts Donald and Roberta Watts Russell and Barbara Weatherly Virginia Pratt Weaver Robert Webb Louis Wayne Weber Charles and Maria Eickhoff Weiner Marc and Linda Sue Clark Welch O. Wendell and W. Virginia Urrey Welch Bill and Deborah Weldon Leah Marks Wells Alexander and Mary Gaston Wells Melinda S. Wenzl Jack D. West Bill West James E. and Madie Boyd Westbrook Mildred Westbrook Jewell Westerman Paul Weve Christopher and Debra Nutt Wewers Walter Wharton James and Annette Wheeler Ross and Mary Whipple Robert and Carla Whisenhunt Jonathan Whitaker Charles and Janie White Delores Brumﬁeld White Fern Hatﬁeld White Gloria White Greta D White James and LaVaughn White Jeanie White Minnie Beth Delavan White Nelson and Yvonne White Robert and Joy Wilson White
William and Patricia Stube Whiting Sally Whitmer Donnie and Karri Whitten Bernie and Meredith Wilganowski Mike and Mary Lou Wilkins Willamette Valley Company Dennis and Anita Williams Charles and Mary Williams D. L. “Larry” Williams Curtis and Frances Arnn Williams Frances M. Williams James and Pam Williams J. Doyle and Louise Bales Williams Jamie Shell Williams John and Karol Williams Juanita C. Williams Billy and Karla Hollier Williams Richard and Jenny Mills Williams Tom and Kathryn Williams Trudell Williams W. H. and Evelyn Williams Shirley A Williamson Billy and Amanda Black Wilson Carroll and Emma Jean Turner Wilson Charlie G Wilson Cindy Brown Wilson Dorothy G. Wilson Earnest H. and Deborah Wilson Helen Baird Wilson John and Pat Wilson Charles “Hank” and Lela Fisher Wilson Waldo and Sue Wilson Joe W. Wimberly Austin Wingﬁeld Judith Winkle George “Jiggs” and Anne Wise Wolfe Funeral Home, Inc. Billy Womble Hugh and Joanna Wood John and Wanda Ross Wood Roy Wood Woodard Drug Nona Woods Weston and Ruth Smith Woods Rex and Linda Woodson David and Andrea Worlock Bill and Bobbie Wright Daniel and Ellen Wright Alan and Doris Wright Joe C. and Mary Kay Wright Rebecca Wright David and Rhonda Bear Wright Susan Marie Wright William G. and Gayle Mauldin Wright Dale and Alice Wylie Dorothy Yakovakis James and Donna Yard Yates Phil and Sadie Yates Robert Yehl Edward and Yvonne Young Harry F Young and Eloise Moore Young Jim and Pam Young Stan and Jo Lynne Youngblood Richard Youree Z. Lynn Zeno Robert Zukowski
You could say Dr. Ann Rye has been playing the piano all her life; playing at church as a very young child, and continuing to play throughout her adult life. She has accompanied numerous vocal and instrumental juries and degree recitals, as well as choral ensembles for her husband, recently retired Henderson Choral Director Dr. Charles Rye. She has accompanied artists such as Peter Ellefson, Patrick Sheridan and Frank Kowalsky, to name a few. It is no wonder Rye was recently named Outstanding Accompanist for the southern region by the National Association of Teachers of Singing. This award is not given annually, but only when NATS feels there is someone who deserves it. Henderson is fortunate to have had Rye as a professor of music for over 35 years. She has instructed many piano students who still “sing” her praises!
To become an Arkansas Certified Emergency Manager requires completing the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Professional Development Series and a rigorous curriculum of courses from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security including the National Incident Management System (NIMS). Jim Harris has done just that! Including; organizing volunteers, dealing with hazardous materials, earthquakes, floods, radiation and disaster debris. Harris is the Bio-Terrorism and Agriculture Coordinator for Arkansas’s Department of Emergency Management. Harris was Gov. Mike Huckabee’s director of press operations from 1996 until April 2006 and began advising the governor on emergency management issues in June 1997. Since September 11, 2001, he has worked on Homeland Security policy issues. Harris has served on the Arkansas Homeland Security Council, Southern Governor’s Association Taskforce on Telemedicine and Homeland Security, Arkansas Anti-Terrorism Task Force, FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, and the Arkansas Wireless Information Network (AWIN) Advisory Panel. Harris, a 1975 graduate of Henderson, and his wife Pat currently make their home in Bryant where he is a constable for District 5. Tené Green graduated from Henderson in 2001 with a degree in political science. She earned her J.D. from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 2004. She is employed with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in Bentonville, where she is a licensed attorney, and conducts harassment and discrimination investigations along with other EEO matters. She feels fortunate to work for a company that is supportive of ones goals, ambitions, and diversity. As Associate Development Chair for U.N.I.T.Y. (African American Resource Group), she is excited to have the opportunity to provide personal and professional development and networking opportunities to constituent associates. Green was recently appointed to the boards of The Northwest Arkansas Crisis Center and the Northwest Arkansas HeadStart and is actively involved with the organizations they support in the community. She is a member of the graduate chapter for Delta Sigma Theta. Green also serves on the membership committee and legislative committee for the Arkansas Bar Association. Green says she "is proud to be a graduate of Henderson State University," and is "happy with the training and education she received at Henderson."
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Nine students at Henderson State University were awarded Alumni Association Legacy Scholarships. To receive the scholarship, students must have a biological or adoptive parent or grandparent who graduated from Henderson. Pictured, front row from left, are: Derrick Johnson, Lindsey Bell, Hayley Dixon and Andrea Price. Second row: Jacob Hunter Fant, Kay Whisenhunt and Natalie Tarpley. Back row: Beau Harrison and Kassadi Driggers. The recipients and their families were honored with a reception on campus.