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  • Honoring the Life and Legacy of Chancellor Eugene McKay of Arkansas State University

    by Representative J. French Hill

    Posted on 2015-12-08

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    HILL asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. HILL. Mr. Speaker, I rise to honor the life and legacy of one of Arkansas' great educators, Chancellor Eugene McKay of Arkansas State University at Beebe. He will be retiring in January after 50 years of service to our State's educational system, particularly in helping assure a ready, skilled workforce.

    Chancellor McKay has displayed an unrelenting commitment to education in Arkansas that has been a beacon for quality higher education at Arkansas State University.

    First as a professor and then as the chancellor, Dr. McKay was responsible for the university's recognition of having the highest student success rate in Arkansas among both 2- and 4-year institutions.

    He has been honored for this work as an educator by the Beebe Chamber of Commerce, that also presented him their lifetime achievement award.

    Chancellor McKay made an indelible impact on the lives of Arkansans, faculty, alumni, students, and all of our communities. We will miss him. I extend him my warmest regards and best wishes for his retirement.


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