Hall of Honor

Charles Nabholz – Friend of the District

Charles Nabholz began his long career with the Nabholz companies in 1954, first working at both Nabholz Construction and Nabholz Supply Companies.  Over the next three decades he founded Con-Ark Builders (later merged with Nabholz Construction), explored real estate development in California, served as the Director of State Building Services under Arkansas Governor Frank White, …

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Betty Ford – Distinguished Educator

Ms. Betty Ford is a native of Marianna, Arkansas. She graduated from Anna Strong High School in 1966. She earned a BSE in Elementary Education from Chicago State University. She received her master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Arkansas State University, where she was also certified in elementary administration and elementary guidance. She began …

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Bart Castleberry – Distinguished Alumnus

  Bart began his term as Mayor of the City of Conway in January, 2017. He  has a  vision for Conway and our future growth based on infrastructure and the needs of building a progressive sustainable community. Bart is a lifelong resident of Conway. He graduated from Conway High School in 1976 where he met his wife of 40 years, …

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Susan McNabb – Friend of the District

Ms. Susan McNabb graduated from Texarkana High School, and attended the University of Arkansas and Texarkana Community College. She met her husband, Dr. Steve McNabb while working at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. She was fortunate to be a “stay-at-home-mom” to their three children, Allyson, Douglas, and Jeffrey. The McNabb family moved to Conway in 1988, and …

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Margaret Grimes – Distinguished Educator

Margaret Grimes, a life-long Conway resident, received her BSE from UCA. She began her teaching career in Conway Public Schools in the mid-1970s, teaching fifth grade for 15 years at Ellen Smith Elementary. While at Ellen Smith, she was named the 1989 District Teacher of the Year. She then taught Social Studies and Arkansas History …

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Joe T. Ford – Distinguished Alumnus

Joe T. Ford began his career in telecommunications at Allied Telephone Company in 1959 as a yellow pages salesman. He served in a number of executive positions before becoming Allied president in 1977. When Allied merged with Mid-Continent Telephone Corporation in 1983 to form Alltel Corporation, he was named Alltel’s president. Ford became CEO in …

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