Arkansas 4-H Alumni Association

Supporting Arkansas 4-H since 1982


  • 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
  • Ettamarie Green Belden

    Perry County

    Outstanding Arkansas 4-H Alumna, 1998

    Ettamarie was a member of the Rousers 4-H Club near Willow Springs in Howell County, Missouri. The leaders of the club were Louise Gaulden and Wayne Brummett.

    Her projects were Sewing, Cooking, and a Dairy heifer. She still remembers that the first demonstration she did was how to sew on a button.

    She became a member of the Arkansas 4-H family when her son, John, turned nine and joined the Casa 4-H Club in Perry County. She served as leader of the Casa 4-H Club until well after her three children graduated out of 4-H. She is now a resource person in Perry County and surrounding counties, willing to help wherever or whenever asked. She has judged record books and served on state committees.

    Ettamarie was named an Arkansas 4-H Alumni of the Year, Arkansas 4-H Life Volunteer of the Year in 2006, and Perty County Volunteer of the Year in 2006.

    Ettamarie and her late husband, Louis, have three children and five grandchildren.

    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).