Anita Cegers-Coleman was recently recognized as the 2016 Conway Corp Teacher of the Year in the Conway Public School System. Cegers-Coleman, a keyboarding teacher at Ruth Doyle Middle School, was presented the award and $2,000 at the Conway Public School Back-to-School Assembly.
In 2013, Conway Corp pledged a $440,000 gift over four years to endow the award and to support Teacher Impact Grants presented by the Conway Public School Foundation.
“We are proud to follow the tradition our company was founded on by supporting education in our community,” Conway Corp CEO Richard Arnold said.
Conway Corp was established in 1929 as the community faced the threat of losing Hendrix College and Central Baptist College. At that time, Conway Corp was given the lease on Conway’s electric system. Bonds in the amount of $215,000 were issued and given to each of Conway’s three colleges, along with the public and parochial schools.
“Conway Corp’s support for education in Conway is profound,” Dr. Greg Murry, Superintendent of Conway Public Schools, said “Our district appreciates their ongoing commitment to quality teaching in our schools.”