Arkansas 4-H Alumni Association

Supporting Arkansas 4-H since 1982

Honorees

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

  • 2003
  • Margaret Wheeler

  • 2000
  • LaVerne Feaster, Pulaski County
  • Harvey Gordon

  • 1999
  • Mary Scott
  • Lloyd Westbrook

  • 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
  • Dorothy "Dot" Brents

    Conway County

    Outstanding Arkansas 4-H Alumna, 2010


    Mrs. Dorothy Brents was an outstanding 4-Her, leader and volunteer for many years in Conway County.

    She was a 4-H member in a club at Hattieville, Arkansas, when she was a child, and a leader in Morrilton in the early 1950s before her children were born. Returning to the role when her older three children, Kenneth, Keith and Cheri were active in 4-H. She again became active when her daughter Sande was in 4-H for seven years, and continued after Sande left for college, including membership on the Conway Co. 4-H Foundation Board. Sande stated, “Between us 4 kids she was always involved in activities. Basically you can say she was involved in 4-H almost her whole life. It is because of her I was in 4-H. She gave up her time for many projects and O’Ramas and through 4-H gave me a variety of experiences and took me lots of places.”

    Dot Brents was very civic-minded, serving as the Conway County Fair Superintendent in the clothing department, a member of the Farm Bureau Women’s Committee, active in the Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association on the state and county level, member of the University of Arkansas Extension Council , County Extension Council officer, Extension Homemaker member and served as president of the New Horizon Club. Also, she served on the 4-H Foundation Board and was a member of the State 4-H Leader and Alumni Associations. She was an active member of the Morrilton Downtown Church of Christ where she served many years as a Sunday school teacher.

    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).