2015 Honorees

John McConnell – Friend of the District

The late Conway Public Schools board member and board president John McConnell is the namesake of the Conway High School football stadium. A prominent Conway business, McConnell owned several companies but always gave his undivided attention to Conway Public Schools. He served on the school board for 16 years, including 11 years as president. As …

John McConnell – Friend of the District Read More »

Dr. Woodrow Cummins – Distinguished Educator

A native of Marked Tree, Ark., Woodrow “Woody” Cummins attended Arkansas State Teachers College (now University of Central Arkansas), where he played football and earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. He also earned his specialist and doctorate in education the University of Arkansas. Cummins taught elementary school and served as principal and assistant superintendent. He …

Dr. Woodrow Cummins – Distinguished Educator Read More »

Dr. Bobby New – Distinguished Alumnus

Dr. Bobby C. New, a 1965 Conway High School graduate, began his in public education career in Conway, where he served a decade as a teacher, coach, principal and assistant superintendent. A member of the 1964 undefeated Wampus Cat football team, New later played for the University of Central Arkansas, where he earned his bachelor’s …

Dr. Bobby New – Distinguished Alumnus Read More »