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The Newsletter of the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Foundation | July 2014 | Vol. 5 - No. 2

Challenge Accepted to Raise $2.5 Million

For the love of education and art, the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Foundation has accepted a challenge to raise $2.5 million for the new visual arts building being constructed at the corner of Waldron Road and Kinkead Avenue. The challenge came from the Windgate Charitable Foundation of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, which donated $13 million to fund the building’s construction and equipment, and with an additional $2.5 million offered as a matching challenge grant to establish an endowment for the building. “We know of the love that our supporters have for this university and the arts. We are confident that we can rise to meet this challenge,” said Mary Lackie, vice chancellor for university advancement and executive director of the UAFS foundation. When it opens in 2015, the new 58,000-square-foot building will do more than change the university’s footprint with its gallery spaces, 150-seat film theater, letterpress

and printmaking operations, graphic design labs and classroom space. It also will create one home for the visual arts, which are now scattered in five buildings across campus, and promote a synergy of artists working and creating in one space. And it will create an environment imbued with artistry for the hundreds of students entering the doors for their general education courses in the arts. “In the end, it’s about the students,” said Henry Rinne, dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. But university officials know that the visual arts building will have an impact well beyond campus, with its galleries, art lectures and possible film festivals, as well as art shows of regional and national interest. “We see this facility as one that will further enhance the university’s role in the arts in this region,” said Chancellor Paul Beran.

The UAFS foundation is looking for partners to help it meet its goal, which will create an endowment for the building. Donations in any amount are helpful and greatly appreciated. Naming opportunities are available at levels ranging from $5,000 to $500,000. For more information, contact Mary Lackie at 479-788-7021, or find naming opportunities online at uafs.edu/foundation/visual-arts-building.

LENDING A BIGGER HAND As the UAFS Foundation’s endowment has grown, so has its ability to help more students and to do more for the university. Gifts help the university to provide scholarships, purchase equipment, provide enrichment opportunities for students and in so many other ways. MONEY GIVEN IN SCHOLARSHIPS 2008-09

$768,440

MONEY GIVEN IN SCHOLARSHIPS 2013-14

STUDENTS HELPED 2008-09 STUDENTS HELPED 2013-14

$1,079,001

EQUIPMENT PURCHASED 2008-09

$110,943

$402,486

5210 Grand Avenue • Fort Smith, AR 72903 uafsfoundation.org

EQUIPMENT PURCHASED 2013-14


From the EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

WHEN GIVING MEANS GIVING BACK Chester Koprovic believes in the value of giving back and investing in the community – especially when the community has provided opportunities for him and his family. “If we’ve been successful, we owe something back to the community,” he said. “Not just business success, but schools, churches, everything that has been a part of my family’s life.”

It is an honor to serve as the new vice chancellor for university advancement and executive director

Koprovic was in the first generation of his family to be born in the United States; his father emigrated from Czechoslovakia at 3 years old. The only child of six to survive, Koprovic grew up during the heyday of coal mining in Paris, Arkansas.

of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Foundation. I am privileged

After graduating from high school, Koprovic served in the Army for three years. He returned to Fort Smith and went to work for Norge, a refrigerator factory that would later be purchased by Whirlpool, where he worked for 15 years. He worked nights so he could attend classes at Westark Community College during the day while pursuing an associate degree in business.

to follow in the footsteps of Carolyn McKelvey Moore and Marta Loyd, who built the foundation and brought us to the level of success we have experienced to date. I look forward

“Two years of college took me eight years,” he said.

to building on this legacy in the coming years.

Those years of study paid off. Koprovic bought Norman Welding in 1975. He then purchased Butler and Cook in 1985 and started Kopco Steel Fabrication in 1986. A few years later, in 1991, he purchased Great Western Machine Shop and merged it with Butler and Cook.

With a background in higher education and student personnel

Also in 1991, Koprovic co-founded Boyd Metals in Fort Smith. In the late 1990s, the company built a second location in Joplin, Mo. Boyd Metals would later branch out to Oklahoma City, and finally Little Rock, Ark.

services, I have worked in higher education for close to 30 years in Arkansas, Louisiana and internationally. I have especially enjoyed

“Now, I’m just trying to retire,” Koprovic said.

working at institutions that serve first-generation college students; I love seeing them walk across the stage at graduation knowing that they and their families are changed in a positive way for generations

His version of retiring involves renovating a historic home, serving on the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, as well as traveling and spending time at his cabin in Colorado.

seen firsthand what happens when access to education is not widely

Koprovic acknowledges he didn’t achieve success alone. He and his wife, Beth, worked as a team, not only as parents to their four children — Toby, David, Jennifer and Mary Beth — but also in business. When Beth died in 2007, Koprovic established the Beth Koprovic Professorship in Nursing. He also created the Chester Koprovic Professorship Endowment in Engineering with the goal of attracting more qualified people to the field.

available. As a native Arkansan, I wanted to return home to help

“UAFS was part of my life. I’m proud to be a graduate,” Koprovic said.

to come. After working in developing countries for eight and half years, I have

provide opportunities for students to go to college and to improve their prospects for a better life. The UAFS foundation does that with the help of generous donors. I believe that education is the key to the success of our students in their personal and professional pursuits, but it is critical to the economic development of our state and region. UAFS is a leader in providing opportunities for students as they prepare for their careers. I look forward to partnering with the foundation and those who share the vision of improving our communities through helping individuals fulfill their dreams and aspirations. While I have been fortunate to meet so many of you already, I know there are others whom I have yet to meet, and I would very much enjoy the opportunity to get to know you better. If you would be interested in getting together, please don’t hesitate to contact me on my direct line at 479-788-7021 or by email at mary.lackie@uafs.edu.

OFFICER REMEMBERED THROUGH SCHOLARSHIP Tragedy, persistence and hope intertwine in a scholarship endowment that honors a Fort Smith police officer killed in the line of duty. On March 23, 2007, police officer Danny Martinez escorted a mother to pick up her child from the family of an ex-boyfriend. At the house, the child’s uncle asked the officer and mother to wait, closed the door, then returned with a handgun. He shot Martinez in the head and shot the mother in her back, shoulder and elbow as she tried to run away. Ultimately, the uncle committed suicide. The mother survived the shooting; Martinez did not. “It’s one of the nights you never forget but you never want to remember,” said Randy Swaim, ’96, who worked as a reserve officer with the Fort Smith Police Department and responded to the scene.

In the wake of the tragedy, Swaim wanted to do something lasting to honor Martinez. “Danny was a man of integrity. He was a family man. He was laid back, but he made sure everyone was taken care of,” Swaim said. Doing something to help others seemed a fitting remembrance of the man, so Swaim turned to his alma mater to set up an endowed scholarship in Martinez’s name. “Danny would want to help someone go to school,” he said. For the past seven years, Swaim has worked with the Martinez family, the River Valley Marine Corps League, state Rep. Stephanie Malone of Fort Smith, state Sen. Jake Files of Fort Smith, state Rep. Gary Stubblefield of Branch and many others to raise money to fund the Officer Daniel C. Martinez Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund.

Mary Bane Lackie Executive Director, UAFS Foundation Vice Chancellor for University Advancement

From the first poker run in August 2007 to a concert by Chris Cameron in 2012 to many events in between and after, people in the region gave to remember Martinez and to give hope to a UAFS student. “It shows the compassion and the caring attitude of the River Valley,” Swaim said. “You know it’s coming from their hearts and they gave what they had.” This fall, the first memorial scholarship will go to a full-time student who has a 3.00 GPA and financial need. While more than $59,000 has been raised, Swaim said he plans to continue to raise money so that eventually the scholarship money generated from the endowment can cover a student’s needs for a year. “People can still contribute,” he said.

UAFS FOUNDATION, INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS After 11 years of service each, Chris Whitt and Mark Rumsey rotated off of service to the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Foundation Board. Board member Craig Rivaldo resigned after three years due to a job transfer. Joining the board were Leo Anhalt, William Cooper, Dwight Curry, Bill Hanna and Robert Young III. Leo Anhalt is the co-founder, president and CEO of SSI Incorporated since 1969. He is a co-founder of Benefit Bank and serves on its board of directors. He also has served on the boards of Trinity Junior High, Subiaco and Sebastian County 4-H foundations as well as Immaculate Conception Church. William Cooper is the president of Farrell-Cooper Mining Co. He is on the board of Fort Smith Boys & Girls Clubs and the Mercy Health Foundation. He also is an active member of Christ the King Catholic Church. Dwight Curry’s business interests include MovieLounge of Fort Smith, Hilton Garden Inn in Las Colinas, Texas, and the Doubletree Grand Key Resort in Key West, Florida. He volunteers at UAFS as a member of the Season of Entertainment Advisory Committee and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Advancement Council. Bill Hanna is the president, CEO and chairman of the board of Hanna Oil and Gas Co. He is a board member of the Family Enterprise Center at UAFS, First National Bank of Fort Smith and Fort Smith Boys & Girls Clubs. Robert Young III is the director and chairman of the board of ArcBest. He served as president of ABF Freight System and in executive and board positions for Arkansas Best and ABF during the past 40 years.

John Taylor, Chair Judy McReynolds, Vice Chair Mark Moll, Treasurer Tim Shields, Secretary Leo Anhalt Doug Babb Cliff Beckham Jimmy Bell Kent Blochberger Lyn Caselman Gina Clark William Cooper David Cravens

Dwight Curry Carl Davis Dr. Tony deMondesert Jason Green Peggy Ann Hadley Bill Hanna Frank Hug, Jr. Clifford Lyon John McFarland Roger Meek Jr. Robert Miller Neal Pendergraft Sue Plattner-Smith Samuel T. Sicard

Nancy Smith-Robinson Susan McMahon Taylor James Walcott Jr. William Walker Jim Williamson Jr. Kim Wohlford Robert Young III


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FOUNDATION HELPS STUDENT EXCEL As Tasha Heard faced her first 20-page research paper at UAFS, she had doubts about her ability to do it. “I thought it was going to be terrible,” said the sophomore from Harrison, Arkansas. “I hadn’t written over eight or 10 pages. I didn’t have the confidence that I could do it.” She does now. For that paper in her speech communication class, she turned to a topic that had interested her since the fifth grade and had become her major: dental hygiene. She researched the subject, interviewed students and wrote a paper titled “Fear of Going to the Dentist and the Effect of Music on Those Fears,” which considers how concentrating on sounds other than dental equipment would decrease a patient’s anxiety. “It is scary,” Heard said about how some people fear going to the dentist. “You’re giving up control. You have to trust who’s working on you.”

“Knowing I can do this, actually write something that people like and respect, is really just honoring. I see myself in a new light; I know I can write.” That’s just one door that Heard has had open for her since enrolling at UAFS. This fall she’ll step through another as part of the first dental hygiene class working toward a bachelor’s degree at the university. That would be the final step of a journey that began when she was an elementary student going to the dentist for teeth cleanings and checkups. Heard found her passion as she watched her dental hygienist work. “She got to talk to people all day and it involved science,” Heard said. “All of the equipment she used was pretty cool.”

“I wouldn’t be able to go to UAFS without the scholarships…”

Her search for a dental hygiene program led her to UAFS, which she visited four times to be sure of her choice before enrolling.

“What sold me on the school were the grounds; it’s so pretty,” she said. “I liked the atmosphere. It was refreshing from other colleges. People were really friendly.”

After she turned in the paper, Susan Simkowski, assistant professor of media communication, encouraged Heard to submit it to the Southern States The Honors International Studies Program Scholarship, Communication Association’s 24th annual Theodore which pays about $33,000 during a four-year span, Clevenger Jr. Undergraduate Honors Conference, where sealed her decision to enroll at UAFS. That scholarship, it was accepted. Heard presented her paper in New along with other, smaller scholarships, has covered Orleans in early April thanks to help from the UAFS tuition, fees and housing. foundation’s Gordon Kelley Language Study Endowment, “I wouldn’t be able to go to UAFS without the which paid for the trip. scholarships,” she said. “I’d be in Harrison going Simkowski described Heard as an ideal student who to a community college.” strives for perfection in all of her work. Heard doesn’t think she would be working toward “She takes my instruction and builds on it. … Tasha is a dream student,” Simkowski said. The experience of presenting her paper at a national conference bolstered Heard’s self-assurance.

becoming a dental hygienist without that extra help from UAFS. She is thankful to the university and scholarship donors for enabling her to take her chosen path.

“Without them, I wouldn’t be here. I wouldn’t have the “I had confidence in myself in science and math classes, but I didn’t in English and writing,” Heard said. confidence in myself. I wouldn’t have the future.”

In Memory of

Gifts made July 1, 2013 through April 30, 2014

Abe Abraham Glidewell Distributing Company/Paula Glidewell

John Bell Rebecca B. Yarbrough

Eddie Christian, Sr. Glidewell Distributing Company

Don Adams Carolyn and Michael Brown Reverend Herschel and Mardell McClurkin

Billie B. Berry Glidewell Distributing Company

Charlie Craig Janice and Bob Powell

Cynthia Bagby Cille and Pat McGowan

Edgar Bethell Dr. Delia Bethell Rose Bethell

William Fadjo Cravens II Lori and David Cravens

Shane Bailey Dr. Paul B. and Janice H. Beran Janice and Bob Powell

Roland S. Boreham, Jr. Fort Smith Symphony

David Russell Banks Glidewell Distributing Company Charles and Nadine Baum Sally and Elvin Frick Eloise Bedwell BancorpSouth Directors, Officers and Staff Carole and George Beattie Jan and Rick Beauchamp Candy and Gimo Berry Lucy and Bill Buergler Dr. Bruce and Lyn Caselman Ann and Mont Echols Ann Filyaw Janie and Tommy Foltz Glidewell Distributing Company Margaret and Gene Graham Conley E. Hall Hardscrabble Country Club Dr. and Mrs. Mitch Harper Donna and Bill Huskison Karla and Rusty Jacobs Reverend Herschel and Mardell McClurkin P.E.O. Chapter BD Loretta and Doug Parker Freda and Gaylon Patterson Patti and Doug Rogers III Carolyn and Robert Terry Dr. and Mrs. Henry Udouj, Jr. Garnet and John Watts, Jr. Anita and Phillip Woodard

Hal Boyette Weldon, Williams & Lick, Inc. Sarah Bracken Glidewell Distributing Company Brent Burford Leisha Burford Catherine Burford Leisha Burford

Walter Davidson Phyllis Davidson Luke Davis Robbie Davis Wendell Link Sue and Richard Ward Randy Davis Ashley Davis Ella Dean Frunk Wendell Link Yvonne and Roy Mizell

Ric Burford Leisha Burford

P.J. Douglas Iris Breed‑Jones Sandra and Wes Kaundart Constance and Robert Uhrig Rebecca Yarbrough

Ronald Burnett Anonymous Donor

Marye Elizabeth Freeman Downing Anonymous Donor

Kathleen Skeen Cameron Genelle and Dave Newton

J.D. Edwards Brenda and Courtney Crouch, Jr. Selected Funeral & Life Insurance Company

Edna Mae Capers Dr. Paul B. and Janice H. Beran Sandy and John Mayhan Ella Mae Chapman Glidewell Distributing Company Louis Chapman Glidewell Distributing Company

Mattalee Fawcett Genelle and Dave Newton Mary Beth Sudduth and Carr Racop Dr. T.A. Feild III Genelle and Dave Newton Helen Frasier P.E.O. Chapter BD Billy Jack Frost Glidewell Distributing Company Dr. Dana Garner Beatty Televisual Inc. Crystal Canady Gerber Products Company, Quality Department Bonnie and Virgil Hall, Jr. Helen Holland Dre’ and Mark McCaleb Deebe Milford Deidre Monts Desiree Monts Ginger Osburn Shamrock Liquor UAFS College of Education Gary L. Yocum and Dr. Lois J. Yocum Phyllis Gilker Leisha Burford Crystal Ann Glidewell Glidewell Distributing Company Gene Goins Jo Ann Goins

Mary Edwards Brenda and Courtney Crouch, Jr. Selected Funeral & Life Insurance Company

Ralph Grace Glidewell Distributing Company

Maxine Miller Eggensperger Genelle and Dave Newton

Glynn Burchfield Gregg Dr. Paul B. and Janice H. Beran

William John Greiwe Glidewell Distributing Company Pollajean (Polly) Shores Griffin Reverend Herschel and Mardell McClurkin James and Maud Guilliams Robyn and Bobby Needham Jack Hackney Robbie Davis Will Harmon Anonymous Donor Terry Harvel Ellie and Nick Glidewell Delores Elaine Henehan Anonymous Donor Rena Henry Anonymous Donor Genelle and Dave Newton George Herber Dr. Paul B. and Janice H. Beran Carl Allen Hill Glidewell Distributing Company Dr. E.Z. and Nancy Hornberger Ellen and Conrad Masterson Paula Lemley Jackson Ellen and Robert Knight Joseph “Jody” Harrison Jones Kenda Jones and Family Mary Carolyne (Collins) Jones Anonymous Donor


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In Memory of Dr. Thomas D. Kennedy Christine S. Kennedy Betty Klusmeier Leslie and Gil Rapley Maude Jeter Rogers J.D. Knight Glidewell Distributing Company Verle Krehbiel Anonymous Donor Dr. Paul B. and Janice H. Beran Velta Carlene McAlister Kremers Reverend Herschel and Mardell McClurkin Dr. William “Bill” E. Lacewell Anonymous Donor Genelle and Dave Newton James A. Ladd Glidewell Distributing Company Margaret Latture Donnie Pendergraft

Christie Gilstrap Morgan Valarie Arnoldussen Linda and Roger Parker Pam and Mike Phillips David Crockett Moulton Glidewell Distributing Company Lori Norin Dr. Ragupathy Kannan and Colleagues Reverend James “Jim” Peters Reverend Herschel and Mardell McClurkin Mitylene Bowron Phillips Phoebe Kutait Carol and Alf Williams Jim and Joan Williams Teresa Przybysz Glidewell Distributing Company Pamela Sue Raache Glidewell Distributing Company Dr. Frances Ralston Jane G. Evans and Jack Blaylock

Robert and Jane Lohse Glidewell Distributing Company Larry Mann Glidewell Distributing Company Joe Mantooth Glidewell Distributing Company Daniel C. Martinez, Jr. Raymond Anderson Brian Barnard Burrito Brothers, LLC Joe Graham Lee LeMaster River Valley Detachment #1248 Warren Robertson Randy Swaim Diana and George Weihrauch Western Arkansas Planning & Development District, Inc. Cindy and Boyce Wofford

Thomas Edmond “Ed” Robertson Glidewell Distributing Company Andrew “Andy” Rohrs Genelle and Dave Newton Mary Lucinda (Cindy) Shaw Sangree Ann and Mont Echols William “Bill” Shaver III Glidewell Distributing Company Shirley Craig Shepherd Anonymous Donor Lynnell and Tony Leraris Kathy and Bill Priakos

Billy “Bill” Richard Marts Glidewell Distributing Company

Jack Shields Sharon and Jahan Nikmard Katie Shields Lori and Tim Shields Mary and Pat Shields Michael Shields Suzanne and John Shields

Elsie B. McGarvey Janie and Jerry Peirce

Janis H. Shipley Harry Shipley, Jr.

Myra Milewski Nadine Long

Jeffery E. Shipley Morrison‑Shipley Engineers, Inc. Cathey and Waldo White

Roy J. Milligan Brenda and Anthony Altman Bob Mochel Glidewell Distributing Company

Mary Shipley Harry Shipley, Jr. Charles Shuffield Anonymous Donor Arkansas Children’s Hospital Arkansas Hospital Association Kathy and Doug Babb

Ralph Balch Joyce Barr Colonel Charles and Sandee Beasley Carole and George Beattie III Sharon and Jack Beauchamp Dr. Paul B. and Janice H. Beran K. Lynn Berry Rose Bethell Julia and Bill Buchholz Dr. Bruce and Lyn Caselman Sandra and Larry Clark Juanita Cone Sue Cooley Jacki and Carl Corley Peggy Correll June and Mike DeWitt Wendy and Billy Dooly Ann and Mont Echols Lucy and Burnham Edson Ann L. Filyaw First United Methodist Church, Discussion Class Janie and Tommy Foltz Dr. Jack and JoAnn Gedosh Cynthia and Warren Giss Emma and Paul Giuffre Margaret and Gene Graham Louanna and Jack Green Nancy Griebling Marilyn and Kevin Gustafson Hardscrabble Country Club Jane and Jerry Hartfield Alice and Jeff Hartman Mary Louise Hartman Mary Kay Henson Dr. Bill and Donna Huskison Dr. Peter and Kathryn Irwin Karla and Rusty Jacobs Mary Ellen and Brad Jesson Sharon and Buster Jones, Jr. Dr. Amy Jordan Barbara and James Kell Mary and Pete Kennemer Roslyn Knutson Millie Kramer Dr. Sam Landrum Helen Lanier Peter Leer Nancy Martin and Alan Lewis James Little Dr. Frank and Mary Anne Lockwood Drs. Greg and Marta Loyd Dr. David and Leanne McClanahan Betty McCord Nadine Hardin‑Miller and Bob Miller Dr. Roy and Patsy Minish Frances Mitchell‑Ross Mary Ann and Duncan Moore Dr. Marvin and Linda Mumme Linda and Rusty Myers Gail and E. C. Newlin III Genelle and Dave Newton Marilyn and Kelly Newton Noon Civics Club P.E.O. Chapter BD Laura and Jeffrey Palmer Dr. Gordon and Jeanne Parham Donnie Pendergraft Sue Plattner‑Smith Janice and Bob Powell Elizabeth and Joe Powers Dr. Dana and Clara Rabideau Dr. Thomas and Anna Raymond Clara and Marvin Richardson Patti and Doug Rogers III

Judy Russell Dr. Sandi and Mayor Sandy Sanders Curtis Sawyer Linda and Kenny Schmidt Diane and Mike Shaw Pattie Shuffield Diane B. Rowland Ann Coit Sporer Smith Connie and Douglas O. Smith, Jr. Dr. Jim and Lynn Snider Wanda Srygley Dorothy and Eugene Staton Mary Beth Sudduth and Carr Racop Sanna Sullivan Virginia and Ted Taylor II Anne and Justin Thomas Melody Trimble Janice and Scott Vaughn Garnet and John Watts, Jr. Christy Williams Jane C. Williams Ann and Robert Winters Bobbie Wohlford Carol and G. Alan Wooten Mary and Robert A. Young III Greg Smith Sue Plattner‑Smith Harold Raymond “Hal” Smith Sandy and Larry McGowan Melanie Richmond Smith Anonymous Donor Wendell Lee Smith Reverend Herschel and Mardell McClurkin Lucille Speakman Ann and Randy Wewers Jerry Stockburger Helen Lanier

Randall Viguet Glidewell Distributing Company Janice and Bob Powell Maude Jeter Rogers Catherine and Paul Sandahl Bobbie Wohlford Gary Wadsworth Glidewell Distributing Company Barbara Jones Walker Dr. Paul B. and Janice H. Beran Janice and Bob Powell Claris and Harold Wallace Carol and Darrell Hill Wanda Tune Webb Reverend Herschel and Mardell McClurkin Larry Weigand Anonymous Donor Dr. Jill Guerra and Ignacio Guerra Dr. Carolyn Holdsworth and Dr. Myron Rigsby Vernon Wells Kim and John McFarland Faye Rice Whittington Joan C. Woody Ada Wilkerson Louise Melton Jim Wilson Reverend Herschel and Mardell McClurkin David A. Wood Dr. Douglas and Lynn Nancarrow Judith Anne Wrappe Anonymous Donors (2)

Jerry Street Genelle and Dave Newton Lucy Thames Leisha Burford Donald Avery Thomas Glidewell Distributing Company Finley Turner Dr. Paul B. and Janice H. Beran Nadine Long Bonnie Underwood Anonymous Donor Jack “Buddy” Van Osdol Anonymous Donor Dr. Paul B. and Janice H. Beran Sally Vick Leisha Burford and Steve Knight

In Honor of Leo Anhalt and Family Anonymous Donor

Kay Cravens Lori and David Cravens

Becky Hernreich and Family Jan and Rick Beauchamp

The Roger Meek Family Jan and Rick Beauchamp

The Dick Appleton Family Jan and Rick Beauchamp

The Steve Creekmore Family Jan and Rick Beauchamp

Gretchen Hill Dr. Douglas and Lynn Nancarrow

Zachary Mesko Sarah Mesko

Justin Bailey Lanita Akins

The Dr. Neil Crow Family Jan and Rick Beauchamp Kyle and Steve Creekmore III

Dorothy “Dot” Hosford Dr. Douglas and Lynn Nancarrow

Mark Moll Thomas Moll

The Dr. David Hunton Family Jan and Rick Beauchamp

The Vent Murphy Family Jan and Rick Beauchamp Kyle and Steve Creekmore III

Chanda Baker Ann Childs The Mack Barry Family Jan and Rick Beauchamp Jan and Rick Beauchamp Kyle and Steve Creekmore III Chris Whitt Rick Beauchamp Arlene and Newton Pollock Conaly Bedell David Armbruster Antoinette Beland Dr. Douglas and Lynn Nancarrow Bruce Bethell Dr. Delia Bethell Marjorie A. Boer Dr. Douglas and Lynn Nancarrow Jennifer Cagle Ann Childs Kim Cloninger and Family Anonymous Donor Mr. and Mrs. Bob Cooper Lori and David Cravens The Bob Cooper Family Jan and Rick Beauchamp Kyle and Steve Creekmore III David Craig Anthony Clay

Phyllis Davidson Inge Davidson Dr. Douglas and Lynn Nancarrow Mindy Ellis Ann Childs Dr. T.A. Feild III Katherine Feild Dr. and Mrs. Gary Fine Jan and Rick Beauchamp Sam Fiori Lady Jane and Bob Cohen

S.W. “Bud” Jackson Ellen and Robert Knight Dr. and Mrs. Greg Jones Kyle and Steve Creekmore III Stacey Jones Dr. Douglas and Lynn Nancarrow Audrey Kane Ann Childs

Reba Kasten Nosoff Eric Nelson Michael Nelson Deacon Greg and Patty Pair Robyn and Bobby Needham Brenda and Rick Parker Ellie and Nick Glidewell

Patsy Kane Ann Childs

Donnie Pendergraft Jan and Rick Beauchamp Jo Alice and Steve Dobbs

Ruth Lemuth Anonymous Donor

The Neal Pendergraft Family Jan and Rick Beauchamp

Dr. Keith Fudge Goddard United Methodist Women

Dr. Frank Lockwood Evelyn and Finley Turner

John and Kaye Pendergrass Tad and Seth White

Jo Ann Goins Dana and Rick Goins

Janie and Chester Lowe Dr. Douglas and Lynn Nancarrow

The Mark Rumsey Family Jan and Rick Beauchamp

Margaret Hall Ann Childs

Dr. Marta M. Loyd Anonymous Donor Karla and Rusty Jacobs Sue and Jerry Peerbolte Janice and Bob Powell Betty Scarborough

Dr. Rosilee Walker Russell Susan and Jim Echols

The Dudley Flanders Family Jan and Rick Beauchamp Kyle and Steve Creekmore III

William H. “Bill” Hanna Megan Raynor The Dr. David Harper Family Jan and Rick Beauchamp Kyle and Steve Creekmore III Pat and Franklin Hawkins Tad and Seth White

Patti and Dan Lueck Dr. Douglas and Lynn Nancarrow Janet McGehee and Family Kyle and Steve Creekmore III

Jean Shields Sharon and Jahan Nikmard Katie Shields Lori and Tim Shields Mary and Patrick Shields Michael Shields Suzanne and John Shields

Sherron Shuffield Alice and Jeff Hartman Ginger Taylor Morgan Skaggs Tina and Kelvin Skaggs Mr. and Mrs. Okla Ben Smith Kyle and Steve Creekmore III Mr. and Mrs. Breck Speed Kyle and Steve Creekmore III Wanda Srygley Dr. Douglas and Lynn Nancarrow Mike and Donna Stec Lori and David Cravens The Mike Stec Family Jan and Rick Beauchamp Mr. and Mrs. Tim Strahin Lori and David Cravens John R. Taylor Sandy and Bob Bradford Anne Turner Dr. Douglas and Lynn Nancarrow Bill Steve Walker Jan and Rick Beauchamp Kyle and Steve Creekmore III The George Warmack Family Jan and Rick Beauchamp Stacey Weddington Robyn and Bobby Needham Chris Whitt and Family Jan and Rick Beauchamp Jane Warner Williams Kyle and Steve Creekmore III John M. Wilson Janae and Al Campbell

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