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Andrews is a conservationist and a leading voice for environmental protection in Arkansas. Inthe Ozark Society gave her the prestigious Compton Award recognizing her outstanding service. She moved to New York to work for St. She also spent time as laboratory supervisor in Honduras.
During her travels, she witness environmental disasters up close, and her concern for the environment and conservation deepened. She settled in Arkansas in and spent the rest of her career at the McClellan VA Hospital in the laboratory and as ambulatory care supervisor and education coordinator. Her conservation efforts in Arkansas began with advocacy work that helped save the Buffalo River from dams and and would initiate the Buffalo National River deation in She served on the Arkansas Trails Council in the early s, and she was appointed by two governors to the Arkansas Scenic Rivers Commission where she served for 10 years.
She also ed the Ozark Society where she served as president for six years. Inshe and her partner Dave Gruenewald and two others served as plaintiffs in federal court in a lawsuit to oppose a bridge across Jimerson Creek in Little Rock. This action is credited with preserving the landscape and paving the way for construction of the Big Dam Bridge and Two Rivers Bridge and the nationally recognized River Trail.
She has led many excursions on the Buffalo River and is a role model to women and children, teaching them survival skills and self-sufficiency. From their positions in the community, they advocate for positive change in families, neighborhoods, schools and churches. In the area of education, more than high school seniors and college students have received scholarships or other assistance from Beta Pi Omega.
The chapter has awarded scholarships each year since The chapter has collected and distributed more than 2, backpacks and school supplies to children in local school districts. Inthe chapter partnered with 16 organizations to undertake service projects in honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. International Day of Service. With more than volunteers, donations of books, school supplies, hygiene kits, pillowcases and eyeglasses were collected, packed and distributed to those in need.
Witherspoon is a director and founder of the firm Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon and Galchus. Under her leadership, her firm has garnered work-life balance awards and achieved majority female ownership. She serves as the Arkansas delegate to the American Bar Association and is part of the prestigious Union Internationale des Advocats, which is an international society recognized before the United Nations.
Inshe was appointed to the Commission on Uniform State Laws. Her firm was honored inand with the When Work Works Award which recognizes companies that incorporate flexibility into workplace practices. The firm has been recognized for programs that foster employee well being and promote a family friendly workplace. Under her direction, CGWG became the only firm in the state, and possibly the region, with 50 percent ownership by female attorneys, a feat attributed to her devotion to mentoring, developing and promoting young female attorneys.
As a journalist, she became the first female president of the National Newspaper Association and would eventually serve as president of seven different state and national journalism organizations. She was also the first female president of the Dumas Chamber of Commerce. She served as a member of the Arkansas House of Representatives for 14 years. She was born on Dec.
She studied at Louisiana State University inmajoring in sociology and journalism. Upon graduation inshe became editor of The McGehee Times. The couple worked for six years at The McGehee Times before purchasing the Dumas Clarion in and co-owned the newspaper for more than four decades. From her position, she took stands on larger issues such as supporting the desegregation of Central High School in Little Rock and other economic and development issues in Dumas.
Inshe was appointed by Gov. David Pryor to the Arkansas Board of Pardons and Parole and became the first woman to serve on the board. In her journalism career, once she ed an organization, she was sure to be elected president. She became president of the Arkansas Press Women in She was the first woman elected to the Little Rock chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and became its first female president in Inshe was elected president of the National Federation of Press Women.
Inshe became the first female president of the Arkansas Press Association. Inshe was elected treasurer of the National Newspaper Association, and byshe was its first female president. Inshe ran unopposed for the state House of Representatives. She was the lead sponsor of several bills enhancing the Freedom of Information Act; lead sponsor of a bill creating the Arkansas Ethics Commission and a bill creating sales tax for a research center and endowed chair at UAMS in alcohol abuse prevention. Melvin Schexnayder died in Though removed from journalism, she remained involved in civic life.
Steve and Dr. Becky Schexnayder of Little Rock; 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
As an educator, public servant, political scientist, and writer, Diane Blair was a favorite professor at the University of Arkansas, and her book, Arkansas Politics and Government: Do the People Rule? She married Arkansan Hugh Kincaid with the U. She was a part-time lecturer at the university, and inGov.
InGov. David Pryor selected her to chair a commission on public employee rights, and inshe was assistant professor of political science at UA, where she taught courses in national government, state and local government, Arkansas politics and politics in literature.
She was often voted a favorite teacher in student polls. Her marriage ended, but she married attorney James Burton Blair inand Gov. Bill Clinton performed the ceremony. InClinton appointed her to the commission for the Arkansas Educational Television Network where she served until She was chairperson from to Inshe won the J. Always interested in women in politics, her first book, Silent Hattie Speaks: The Personal Journal of Senator Hattie Carawaywas based on the journals of the first woman to be elected U.
She was promoted to full professor at the University in In andshe served as an advisor on the Clinton-Gore presidential campaigns, and also chronicled the campaign as official historian.
She was also selected to be a member of the Arkansas delegation to the Electoral College. Clinton appointed Blair to the board of directors of the U. Corporation for Public Broadcasting where she served from to She became chair and the boardroom was later named in her honor. Blair died in of lung cancer. The Diane D. Blair Center of Southern Politics and Society at the University of Arkansas was established with funds appropriated from Congress in Through Heifer, she has devoted her life to empowering women and enhancing the lives of their children. Prior to Heifer, she served as executive director of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism for 10 years.
Luck attended Hendrix College and majored in education. Kennedy School of Government. And inshe became the first executive director of the Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families. The new sustainable LEED award-winning headquarters and campus in Little Rock were deed and built under her leadership. She was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the U. She served on many other councils and committees to further the dialogue on food and agriculture in the 21st century.
Inshe was awarded the World Food Prize, an international award recognizing individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food. Inshe was official delegate to the U. She was raised on a family farm, but a plane ride with a barnstormer in her youth cemented her desire to fly. She attended the University of Arkansas to pursue a degree in journalism and physical education but never graduated. She took a job in sales in Kansas and spent much time around the airplane factory. She and Earhart formed the Ninety-Nines, an advocacy group for women pilots.Beautiful lady want sex Arkansas
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