2005 Induction Ceremony

  • 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)

  • Fran Bennett

    An accomplished actress born in Malvern Arkansas, Fran Bennett earned a BS, MS and credit toward a Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She has acted in New York in such plays as Mandingo with the late Franchot Tone, The Cantilevered Terrace with Mildred Dunnock, Comedy of Errors, In White America and Mahalia. Ms. (more)

  • Lou Brock

    Among nearly 20,000 players to play Major League Baseball, Brock is the 22nd all-time hits leader with 3,023 lifetime hits and he is the 2nd all-time stolen base leader with 938 lifetime stolen bases. He was inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1985. He was named one of the TOP 100 PLAYERS of the (more)

  • Louis Thomas Jordan

    Louis Thomas Jordan was born on July 8, 1908 in Brinkley, Arkansas. The son of a musician, he learned to play the saxophone as a youth and majored in music later at the Arkansas Baptist College. He also toured with the famed Rabbit Foot Minstrels, who were the backing musicians for a number of blues (more)

  • Martha Dixon

    Martha Dixon, a life-long resident of Clark County, has used her degree in fashion design from Commercial Technical Institute in Little Falls, N.J., to create two successful fashion businesses. Her company, Martha’s Fashion Design, produces tailor-made suits, gowns and mother of the bride dresses. Her career began in 1985 when she began taking her creations (more)

  • Mr. David Evans

    David L. Evans is a native of Phillips County, Ark., and holds degrees in electrical engineering from Tennessee State University and Princeton. Before coming to Harvard he worked in Huntsville, Ala., on the Saturn/Apollo Project that landed a man on the moon in 1969. While in Huntsville he began a voluntary, one-man college recruiting and (more)