Distinguished Alumni

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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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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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 …

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Tom Courtway – Distinguished Alumnus

Tom Courtway, a 1971 Conway High School graduate, is the 10th president of the University of Central Arkansas. He is an alumnus of Hendrix College, the University of Arkansas School of Law, and Georgetown University. Courtway practiced law for several years and previously served as UCA general counsel and interim president, vice president of Hendrix …

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