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Peggy Steinbeck Barry '58 has retired after becoming an ordained priest in 2011. This is her third retirement; her first from teaching in public high schools in 1994 and her second from teaching at community college after five years.
Edwin Ryland '63 has recorded eight albums over a period of 30 years and has recently released a new album. He and his wife Pat Langford enjoy their three children, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, all of whom live near them in Monroe, Louisiana.
Coy Clark '64 was inducted into the UCA Sports Hall of Fame in the fall of 2017.
Ward 'Sandy' Meador '68 has retired from Hensley Industries and is living in Perdido Key, Florida with his wife, Judy. They have five grandsons.
J.B Robertson '69 and Margie (Summerhill) Robertson '75, '91 celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Don Johnston '70 retired after 47 years in education.
Charles Lemley '70, '71 was inducted into the Arkansas Track and Field Hall of Fame in June 2017.
Harold Long '70 retired as a master instructor of Adult Education from the Northwest Technical Institute in Springdale, Arkansas in 2015.
Teressa Moss '80, '82 was inducted into the UCA Sports Hall of Fame in the fall of 2017.
Rana McClain '80, '82 retired from her position as chairman of the math department at Pine Bluff High School in 2016 after teaching in that district for 36 years.
Mark Segovis '82 was inducted into the UCA Sports Hall of Fame in the fall of 2017.
Dr. Wallace Hinson '84, '86 is the associate dean of Fine Arts, chair of the Department of Music and professor of music, at Piedmont College in Demorest, Georgia. He worked with Hynek Farkač at the Prague Conservatory and Jaroslav Ježek Conservatory from May 10-June 7, 2016. During that time he worked intensely on conducting technique and score study of works by Beethoven, Janáček, and Dvořak. He returned to Prague in July of 2016 for further work and a performance of Mozart's Requiem and Ave Verum Corpus at Smetana Hall, with the Pragenses Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Prague Chamber Choir and soloists from the Prague National Opera.
Tab Townsell '84 was awarded the Guy W. Murphy Distinguished Service Award by the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce.
Joann Tomosieski-Peters '85 earned her doctorate degree from Governors State University in University Park, Illinois in April 2017.
Anthony (Tony) Roetzel '87 retired in May 2017 from the position of executive director of Air Traffic Operations with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Tony worked for the FAA for more than 34 years and will live near Fort Worth, Texas.
Gary Bunn '88, director of UCA's Candidate Services in the College of Education, was one of five people who were awarded the Exemplary Service Award by the National Board of Directors of Sigma Phi Epsilon during the fraternity's Carlson Leadership Academy awards dinner in February 2017. The award is one of the highest honors that can be given by Sigma Phi Epsilon.
Tom Howard '88 was inducted into the UCA Sports Hall of Fame in the fall of 2017.
Jeff Voyles '89 is the owner of Burge's Restaurant and is slated to open a third location in Conway.
Robert Ricks Jr. '89, '92 was inducted into the UCA Sports Hall of Fame in the fall of 2017.
Lori (Paladino) Ross '89, '00 was awarded the 2017 Community Leader of the Year presented by the Conway Morning Rotary Club.
Jeff Standridge '90 received the Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser award presented by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Arkansas Chapter at the 2017 National Philanthropy Day banquet in November.
Cody Hiland '94 was the prosecuting attorney for Faulkner, Van Buren and Searcy counties for the past six years. He was recently nominated by President Donald Trump to be the next U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas. He was confirmed in September.
Don Howard '95 was named 2016 recipient of the Living the Mission Physician Award at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro.
Alex Kienlen '94, '98 is now the editor of the Van Buren County Democrat, working from its Clinton, Arkansas office. His wife, Terri (Westbrook) Kienlen '91 is a public defender in Faulkner County District Court in Conway.
Karen (Freeman) Shaw '94 was promoted to executive vice president and chief financial officer at Citizens Bank.
Bruce Bryant '96 was selected to serve on the National Advisory Committee for the School Leader Licensure Assessment administered by the Educational Testing Service.
Tim Woods '96 was inducted into the UCA Sports Hall of Fame in the fall of 2017.
Amy Denton '97, '98 received the Business Executive of the Year Award, awarded by the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce.
Brian Hall '97 was promoted to partner at GunnChamberlain, P.L. law firm on January 1, 2017.
Lorrie Trogden '97 has earned her Certified Association Executive credential from the National Society of Association Executives.
Chad Lairamore '00, '09 was elected to Distinguished Fellowship of the National Academy of Practice in Physical Therapy.
G. Nick Arnold '01 was elected to Kutack Rock's Partnership.
Daniel Bencun '01 was named Global Platform Business Director for Aerospace Coatings at PPG.
Jeremy Gardner '01 and Ashley Gardner '06, '07, owners of Conway's T.G.I. Fridays, were awarded the Business of the Year/Outstanding Hospitality Award by the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce.
Laura (Turner) Chambers '02 of Merrill Lynch's Fort Smith office earned the Certified Financial Planner certification awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards.
Trina (Lunsford) Mitchell '02 and her husband Jon Mitchell own Conway-based coffee shop Zeteo Coffee. They recently opened a second location in Little Rock.
Heide Pingley Harrell '03 was elected to serve as the 2017 chair for the Public Relations Society of America's (PRSA) Southwest District.
Amber Taylor '03 accepted the position of head women's basketball coach at Cisco College in Texas.
Lindsay (Wygal) Henderson '03, '04 was named to the Arkansas Business 40 Under 40 Class of 2017 list, which honors intriguing business and political leaders under 40 years old.
Keith Pike '03, '08 won several awards from RE/MAX Real Estate including Broker/Owner of the Year and Recruiter of the Year for the state of Arkansas, and highest net gain in sales associates in the US.
David Westenhover '03, '10 was hired as superintendent at Alpena School District.
Jennifer Barbaree '04 was named new district superintendent of Armorel Public School District.
Jamille Rogers '04, '06 was awarded the Young Business Leader of the Year Award by the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce.
Ryan J. Caststeel '04, '08 was promoted to associate member at the Hopkins Headlee Caststeel PLLC law firm in Little Rock.
Barry Weathers '04 was appointed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to the Water Provider Legislative Task Force. The appointment expires January 1, 2019.
Wendy (Davis) Francis '05 was awarded the 2017 Rotarian of the Year award presented by the Rotary Club of Conway.
Abby King '07 owner of HipSway, was awarded the Business of the Year/Outstanding Retailer Award by the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce.
Jeremy Owoh '08, an assistant superintendent in the new Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District, has been named Assistant Commissioner of Educator Effectiveness and Licensure in the Arkansas Department of Education.
Sarah Slocum Collins '08 was named to the Arkansas Business 40 Under 40 Class of 2017 list, which honors intriguing business and political leaders under 40 years old.
Adrienne (Morris) Griffis '08 joined the Little Rock law firm Dover Dixon Horne as an associate.
Lauren Lee '08 received her Master of Arts in applied communication studies in December of 2015.
Reese Thompson '09 was promoted to vice president at Arvest Bank in Fayetteville.
Jordan Akins '10 was named Officer of the Year by the Batesville Police Department.
Rachel (Hall) McKeIvy '10 finished her pediatric residency in June 2017.
Lauryn Brannon '12, '13 earned designation as a board-certified specialist in pediatric nutrition.
William Jones '12 created and launched a JobShare app in November 2016. He also works at his family's business, Sissy's Log Cabin.
Tyler Bittle '13 was named director of concurrent enrollment by Arkansas State University-Beebe.
Jacob Bundrick '13 married Olivia Stone on March 21, 2017.
Maleka Momand '16 was selected as a semi-finalist in the 2017-18 Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant competition.
Blake Swears was appointed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to the Arkansas Wheat Promotion Board. The appointment expires June 30, 2019.