Arkansas 4-H Alumni Association

Supporting Arkansas 4-H since 1982

Honorees

2020
  • Amy Turner-Mersiovsky
  • Shea Wilson

  • 2019
  • Marc Harrison, Pulaski County
  • Kenny Simon, Pulaski County

  • 2018
  • Jim Baker, Faulkner County
  • Annette Martin, Conway County

  • 2017
  • Johnny Belew, White County
  • Suzie Davis Puckett, Faulkner County

  • 2016
  • J J Pitman
  • Judy Riley

  • 2015
  • Joan Coleman Hays, Washington County
  • Brian Helms, Pulaski County
  • Jerry Wooley, Faulkner County

  • 2014
  • Melissa Harrison Allen
  • Avonne Petty, Pike County

  • 2013
  • Steve Jones

  • 2012
  • Bob Blake, Pulaski County
  • Kimberly Bowen Yarbrough, Benton County

  • 2011
  • Kim Smith Harrison, White County
  • Pat Dodgen Schaefers, Faulkner County

  • 2010
  • Dorothy "Dot" Brents, Conway County
  • Ann M. Belden Wilson, Faulkner County

  • 2009
  • Dr. Darlene Z Baker Millard, Pulaski County

  • 2008
  • Joyce Smith Harlan, Craighead County
  • Judy Grabher Martin, Conway County

  • 2007
  • Robert Parish, Perry County

  • 2006
  • Mabel Coleman, Crawford County
  • Etta Louise "Weeji" Belden Niswonger, Faulkner County
  • Sharon Turner, Conway County

  • 2004
  • Sen. Jean Edwards
  • Sen. Stanley Russ, Faulkner County

  • 2003
  • Margaret Wheeler

  • 2000
  • LaVerne Feaster, Pulaski County
  • Harvey Gordon, Pulaski County

  • 1999
  • Mary Scott
  • Lloyd Westbrook, Faulkner County

  • 1998
  • Ettamarie Belden, Perry County
  • C. A. Vines, Pulaski County

  • 1995
  • H. L. Kennedy, Arkansas County
  • Nan Etta Harrell Snider, Craighead County

  • 1983
  • Raymond C. Cox, Washington County

  • 1973
  • Mary Juanita Jones Warren, Cleburne County
  • Brian Helms

    Pulaski County

    Outstanding Arkansas 4-H Alumnus, 2015


    Brian is a third generation 4-H member from Clark County. He was a ten year member of the Sunshine 4-H Club in the South Central Community. Raised on a dairy and row-crop farm near Arkadelphia, his 4-H projects included Bicycle Safety, Crop and Seed ID, Poultry BBQ and Dairy. He was a State and Regional Dairy Record Book Winner in 1990 and attended National 4-H Congress in Chicago.

    Brian feels that his 4-H Club was a model club that provided a variety of opportunities and experiences for all club members to learn about leadership, citizenship and community service. The club was the heart of the community through the social activities hosted by the club. All club members were expected to participate in project work and community service.

    Brian credits his outstanding County Extension Agents for inspiring him to pursue a career with the Cooperative Extension Service after graduating from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor’s Degree in Extension Education and a Master’s Degree in Agriculture. Throughout his 4-H experience, he was blessed with several County Agents who provided the leadership for an outstanding 4-H program.

    Brian has served the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension for over 18 years. The first four and a half years of his career was as a county agent in Union and Howard Counties. The last 14 years he has served in various roles in the State 4-H Office. Many of you have known him for his work with the State 4-H Officer team, Teen Leader Conference, and record books to name a few. He recently has accepted the position of Fund Development Officer for the Cooperative Extension Service and is excited about the opportunities to form long term relationships with individuals, businesses and organizations who want to become a partner of the Arkansas 4-H Program and the Cooperative Extension Service.

    Alumni of the Year Nomination Process

    In order to nominate someone to be named an Outstanding 4-H Alumni of the year, please complete the nomination form (Form FY4H-133).