U. of Arkansas to honor Beebe with alumni award

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - The University of Arkansas' Alumni Association plans to present a distinguished alumni award to Gov. Mike Beebe. Beebe will be among 11 honorees during the university's 65th annual Alumni Awards Celebration on Oct. 30.

He will be one of three people to received a Citation of Distinguished Alumni Award, joining Cordia Harrington, the president and CEO of the Tennessee Bun Co. of Nashville, Tenn., and Art Meripol, a senior travel photographer for Southern Living magazine in Birmingham, Ala. Beebe received a law degree from the university in 1972.

Before being elected as governor, he served as a state senator from Searcy and attorney general. --- Information from: The Morning News, http://www.nwaonline.net/

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