Alumni (1980-1989)

* – deceased

Richard Atkinson (1985) – Attorney, Atkinson & Atkinson Law Firm, Conway, Arkansas.

Jeffrey Bailey (1983) – U.S. Army.

Curtis Barnett (1986)

Ranae Bartlett (1989) – Appellate Litigator, Wal-Mart Inc., Bentonville, Arkansas.

Diane Batson (1985)

Randall Bradford (1987) – Lt. Col., U.S. Air Force (retired).

Lenear Brownlee (1988) – Prosecuting Attorney, Kansas City, Missouri.

Pam Bryant (1984) – U.S. Army.

Charles J. Buchan (1989) – B.S. in Public Administration; JD, University of Arkansas-Little Rock, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1992; Attorney, Hosto & Buchan Law Firm, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Vincent Burke (1984) – Instructor and Academic Advisor, Department of Political Science, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Gwenevere Burns (1982)

George Campbell (1981)

Dr. Shannon G. Davis (1988) – B.A. in Political Science; M.S. in Political Science, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville; Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Kansas; Director of Research, College of Education & Health Professions, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville; Assistant Dean for Research, Office of the Dean, College of Engineering, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville.

Almous Dickson (1987)

Paul Dickerson (1983) – Attorney, Texarkana, Texas.

Lee Dietz (1983)

Michael Dunbar (1980) – Attorney, Smith & Dunbar Law Firm, Waynesville, Missouri; President/CEO, Security Bank of Pulaski County, Waynesville, MO.

John Edwards (1983)

Dr. Mark Ellickson (1982) – B.S. in Political Science; Ph.D. in Political Science, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, 1986; Professor of Political Science, Missouri State University (formerly Southwest Missouri State University), Springfield, Missouri.

Michael Erwin (1982)

Minnie Giles (1982)

Almous Graham (1987)

Cedric Harrington (1986)

Hadrian N. Hatfield (1980) – Attorney, Strickler, Sachitano & Hatfield, Washington D.C.

Jamie Holt (1987)

Sandy Horowitz (1981) – Lobbyist, Washington D.C.

Kelly R. Hughes, Jr. (1980) – Senior Analyst, U.S. Naval Intelligence.

Harry S. Hurst, Jr. (1985) – B.S. in Political Science; J.D., University of Arkansas, 1988; Associate, Wright Lindsey & Jennings, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1988-1998; Partner, Wright Lindsey & Jennings, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1994-1998; Partner, Parker Hurst & Burnett, PLC, Jonesboro, Arkansas.

* Paul Kimbrough (1981) – Paul joined the army reserve, where he rose to the rank of Lt. Colonel.  While serving in Afghanistan in 2003, Lt. Col. Kimbrough was medically evacuated from Baghram, Afghanistan to Incirlik, Turkey.  He was taken to the 39th Medical Squadron where he remained hospitalized until his death of a non-combat related cause.  Lt. Col. Kimbrough was assigned to the 416th Engineer Command, Team 28, U.S. Army Reserve, Fort Benning, Georgia.  Lt. Col. Kimbrough died on October 3, 2003.  On October 14, 2003, Senator Blanche Lincoln delivered the following statement on the floor of the US Senate:  “Mr. President, in recent months I have risen on several occasions to pay tribute to the men and women who are fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan in support of the global war on international terror. Today I rise once again to pay tribute and to honor an Arkansas native recently who died last week in Afghanistan–LTC Paul Kimbrough, a native of Little Rock, AR. He was 44 years old.  Paul Kimbrough graduated from Little Rock’s Parkview High School in 1977. Four years later, he graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway with a degree in political science. He joined the U.S. Army before returning to complete his education at the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville, where he headed up the Black Law Students Association. Paul followed his commitment to public service into the political arena, first working on the staff of U.S. Representative Ray Thornton, and then running in his own campaign for a seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives. He lost that race, but that didn’t slow him down. Paul’s next challenge took him to Washington, DC, where he came to work in the U.S. Department of Transportation in the inspector-general’s office.  Lieutenant Colonel Kimbrough remained active in the U.S. Army reserve, and in June he was deployed to Afghanistan with the 416th Engineer Command, where he helped to oversee improvements to living conditions for soldiers at Bagram Air Base. On October 3, he was flown to Incirlik, Turkey, for medical treatment. He died of cardiac arrest en route to Turkey.  His family and friends remember him as a true leader–driven, determined, and deeply committed to his country and its cause. In a message to his colleagues at the Department of Transportation sent before he left for Afghanistan, Paul wrote, ‘Always there echoes in my mind: duty, honor, and country. Therefore, I will do my duty as God has given me light to see.’  LTC Paul Kimbrough is survived by his father, Major Kimbrough; his son, Paul Kimbrough, Jr.; his four brothers; and his sister. I ask my colleagues to join me in extending our deepest condolences to Paul’s family and friends.  Paul Kimbrough’s resolve and his commitment to his country will not be forgotten. The mission continues in Afghanistan and Iraq, and we remain confident that Paul Kimbrough’s courage and sacrifice will have been given in a worthy cause.”

Bernie Lasiter (1986) – U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms.

Carroll Lester (1986) – Mayor, Star City, Arkansas.

Benjamin Lipscomb (1985) – City Attorney, Rogers, Arkansas.

Robert MacMahan (1983) – Prosecution Coordinator, Arkansas Department of Courts, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Kelly A. Madden (1980) – MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 1997; Ph.D., Political Philosophy, University of York (UK), 2006; Director of Graduate Studies, April 2006-present; International Visiting Professor, Africa Leadership and Management Academy, Harare, Zimbabwe and Africa Centre for Theological Studies, Lagos, Nigeria, March 2007.

Jerry Malone (1981) – Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington D.C.

Meyer Marks (1985)

Richard Massey (1980) – Attorney (formerly Rose Law Firm, Little Rock, Arkansas).

Katherine Mondahl (1987)

W. David Moody (1982) – B.S. in Public Administration; M.A. in Public Administration, University of Houston, 1984; Program Analyst, NASA Kennedy Space Center, 1984-1992; Aerospace Consultant, Vision Analytics, 1992-1994; Senior Program Analyst, NASA Space Station Program Office, 1994-1996; President and Founder, Innovative Corporate Solutions, 1996-1998; President and Co-Owner, First Arkansas Insurance, Cabot, Arkansas, 1998-2003; Vice-President, First Security Insurance, LLC, 2003-2005; Co-Owner, DavidMarcus, Inc., Conway and Little Rock, Arkansas, 2005-present; Insurance Agent, McElhanon/Standridge Insurance, 2005-present; Senior Consultant, The VMP Group, LLC., 2007-present.

Roger Morrow (1986)

Harold Nash (1986)

Sheila Palmer (1988) – Associate Editor, Arkansas Business magazine.

Bernard Pighee (1980)

Gail Ponder Gaines (1980) – B.S. in Political Science; J.D., University of Arkansas-Little Rock, 1986; Law Clerk, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Arkansas, Little Rock, Arkansas; Attorney, Barber Law Firm, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1986-present.

Dr. Stephen C. Powers (1988) – Ph.D. in Political Science, Florida State University; Associate Professor, Tallahassee Community College, Tallahassee, Florida.

John K. Robbins (1986) – Executive Vice President, Arkansas Forestry Association.

Edmundo Rogers (1986)

Danielle Blackwood Sandage (1989)

Tyrone D. Scott (1989) – B.A. in Political Science; Master’s degree from Auburn University, Montgomery, Alabama, 1996; Chief Historian for Headquarters Fifth Air Force, Yokota Air Base, Tokyo, Japan; Field Historian, Office of Army Reserve History, U.S. Army Reserve Command, Ft. McPherson, Georgia; Staff Historian, United Nations Command (UNC)/Combined Forces Command (CFC), United States Forces in Korea (USFK).

Preston Scroggin (1989) – B.S. in Political Science; State of Arkansas House of Representatives, Little Rock, Arkansas; Judge, Faulkner County.

Barton Sherwood (1985)

Dr. Aimee Dunn Shouse (1989) – B.S. in Political Science; Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois; Chair and Professor, Department of Women’s Studies, Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois, August 2008-June 2017; Dean, College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences, Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall, Minnesota, July 2017-present.

Kevin Spann (1987) – President & CEO, The Parker Group, Fair Oaks, California.

Matt Tolliver (1989) – Lt. Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps.

Tab Townsell (1983) – Mayor, City of Conway, Arkansas.

David B. Troillet (1981) – Major, U.S. Army (retired); Senior Analyst, Sonalysts, Inc., Waterford, CT.

Victor Turner (1988) – Assistant Director, Department of Housing & Neighborhood Programs, City of Little Rock, Arkansas.

Dr. Kim Uhiren Hoffman (1989) – B.S. in Public Administration; M.P.A., Public Administration, University of North Texas, 1991; Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, 2003; Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR, 2003-2009; Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR, 2009-present.

David E. Williams (1984) – U.S. Army.

Phyllis Worley (1985) – Public Defender, Pulaski County, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Robert Wright (1982) – B.S. in Public Administration; MPA, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University; JD, University of Arkansas-Little Rock, Little Rock, Arkansas, December 2007; Director, Illinois Department of Public Aid; City Manager, City of Texarkana, Arkansas; Director of Research and Policy, Arkansas Department of Human Services, Little Rock, Arkansas; Chief Financial Officer, Arkansas Medicaid Program, Little Rock, Arkansas; Associate (Health Law), Mitchell Blackstock Ivers & Sneddon Law Firm, PLLC, Little Rock, Arkansas.