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List of Honorees beginning with the letter "H"

  • Kathryn Hall-Trujillo

    Heroes are individuals who see needs and meet them. Kathryn Hall-Trujillo, a native of Moscow, Arkansas (a small community south of Pine Bluff) is one such individual. She recognized that economically deprived women needed access to quality healthcare. This hero put her training and education in Public Health (BA and MA from the University of (more)

  • Lawrence Hamilton

    Lawrence Hamilton, the son of the late Dr. Oscar and Mrs. Mae Dell Hamilton, was born in the small southwest Arkansas town of Foreman With an interest in music stemming from childhood, Hamilton earned a music scholarship to attend Henderson State University in Arkadelphia where he studied piano and voice He graduated in 1976 with (more)

  • Dr. Sybil Jordan Hampton

    Dr. Sybil Jordan Hampton – Born in Springfield, Missouri, Sybil Jordan Hampton spent all of her childhood and adolescent years in Little Rock Arkansas. After a lengthy career in education that took her away from her home state, Dr. Hampton returned to Little Rock to become President of the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation. She was one (more)

  • Delores Handy-Brown

    Delores Handy-Brown was born April 7, 1947 in Little Rock, Arkansas and attended the Little Rock public Schools.  She is now a broadcast journalist and news anchor at WNUR, National Public Radio’s Boston station.  She is fill-in-in host of Boston University World of Ideas, a weekly one-hour show in which University faculty and the Boston (more)

  • E. Lynn Harris

    E. Lynn Harris was born in Flint, Michigan and raised along with three sisters in Little rock, Arkansas. He attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville where he was the school (more)

  • Dr. Ernest James Harris

    Try saying Biosteres arisanus to the vast majority of people you encounter, and you’re likely to he met with raised brows and quizzical looks. Pot simply however, it’s the “Harris strain,” a parasitic wasp named for and bred by celebrated entomologist and North Little Rock native son, Ernest James Harris. Harris, a research entomologist for (more)

  • Morris Hayes

    Music has always been an important force in the life of Morris Hayes.  As a child growing up in the small town  of Jefferson, Arkansas, music in the church touched his soul and inspired what would become a life long passion. He majored in Art at the University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff, but the lure (more)

  • Barbara Higgins Bond

    At the age of 12, Barbara Higgins Bond began painting and drawing as a hobby. Today, her work for the U.S. Postal Service and corporate clients has earned her a national reputation as an illustrator and commercial artist. Born and raised in Little Rock, Bond decided her career after taking an elective art course at (more)

  • James E. K. Hildreth, PH.D, MD First Arkansas African American Rhodes Scholar, Noted Scientist

    James E. K. Hildreth, M.D. is Director of the Center for AIDA Health Disparities Research, a National Institutes of Health funded center at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Hildreth was born and raised in Camden, Arkansas. He gradated valedictorian from Camden High School in 1975 and began studies at Harvard University that fall. (more)

  • Jerry T. Hodges, Jr

    Jerry T. Hodges, Jr. was born in Memphis, Tennessee but shortly after his birth, his mother returned with Jerry to Hughes, Arkansas to the family farm. His family lost their farms during the depression years, whereupon his father moved the family to a farm in Heth, Arkansas. His father later purchased an 80-acre wooded farm (more)

  • Colette D. Honorable

    Colette D. Honorable was reappointed to a six-year term and designated Chairman of the Arkansas Public Service Commission by Governor Mike Beebe in January 2011. She was appointed to the Arkansas Public Service Commission by Governor Beebe in October 2007, and designated interim Chairman from January through August 2008. Chairman Honorable previously served as Executive (more)

  • Theressa Hoover

    Revered in Methodist church circles, Theressa Hoover’s work continues to have positive outreach and impact in the United Methodist Church and the ecumenical world. A Fayetteville native, Mrs. Hover graduated from Philander Smith College in 1946 with a B.A. Degree in Business Administration. (more)

  • Judge George Howard Jr. Photo
    Judge George Howard Jr.

    Judge George Howard, Jr. is a native of Pine Bluff Arkansas, and received his early education in the public schools of the city. Judge Howard’s undergraduate and pre law education were commenced at Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Missouri, under the combined Degree Program. After the completion of the requirements for entry to the Lincoln University (more)

  • Torii Kedar Hunter
    Torii Kedar Hunter

    Torii Kedar Hunter, a seven time Gold Glove outfielder for the Los Angeles Angels, was born on July 18, 1975 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Torii Hunter has shown his athletic ability, having taken away many home runs throughout his 11 year baseball career for the Minnesota Twins. Torii was selected as the Twins’ first-round pick (more)

  • Hazel Shanks Hynson

    Educator and Musician Extraordinaire Hazel Shanks Hynson is a renowned educator and an extraordinary musician who through the years has trained many accomplished musicians including the late jazz musician Art Porter. Hynson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in music, with a major in piano, from Atlanta University. She completed further study in piano, including (more)

  • Estella & Knoxie Hall

    December 16, 1944 marked the beginning of a lifetime commitment between Knoxie Hall, Sr. and Estella Marie Crenshaw Hall. Knoxie Hall was born September 13, 1924 and his bride, Estella, was born November 24, 1927. The marriage resulted in seven children, Rosalind, Kathryn, Knoxie, Jr. (Gloria), Miriam (Oscar Horton), Curtis, Gail (Johnny Marshall), and David (more)