Bunny & Carol Adcock – Friend of the District

Bunny is the vice-chairman of Home BancShares, the parent company of Centennial Bank, and member of the Board of Trustees for the University of Central Arkansas.

Adcock began his career at First National Bank in Conway, what is now Regions Bank. In 1976, he was appointed to a position at Arkansas’ European Trade Office in Brussels, Belgium, by then Governor David Pryor. He went on to work as an aide for Governor Frank White, a lobbyist for the Reagan administration and served as president of the Arkansas Development Finance Authority, vice president of the University of Central Arkansas Foundation, Arkansas State bank commissioner, and I’m certain we omitted a few.

Carol was born and grew up in Baltimore, Maryland.

She recieved her undergraduate degree at Longwood College in Virginia and her Masters at Stephen F. Austin State College in Nacogdoches, Texas. She also studied at Sorbonne in Paris, France and UNAM Mexico University in Mexico City, Mexico.

She came to Conway in 1971 to teach French and Spanish at State College of Arkansas, now the University of Central Arkansas.  She taught for five years before moving with Bunny to start Arkansas’ European Trade Office in Brussels, Belgium in 1976.  Her daughter, Hillary Adcock, was born in Brussels.