The University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana has named Maurice Henry of Fulton, Ark., as the college's 2019 Outstanding Alum.
The award is given to those who render special and outstanding service to the college, brings distinction to the college and/or brings recognition to the college through outstanding service and significant contributions to their community, state and/or
Henry graduated in 1982 with a certificate in heating and air systems from then Red River Vocational Technical School.
He has been employed at the Hope Public School District since 1982. He began his career working in the school district bus garage, he then transferred to the grounds and maintenance department, later became the department supervisor in custodial services and now serves as director of facilities and transportation. Henry also serves as the Pastor of Corinth Baptist Church and works as a Hempstead County reserve sheriff's
He has also been active professionally on the state and national levels, serving as president of the Arkansas School Plant Managers Association in 2007 and president of the National School Plant Managers in 2012. He holds an Arkansas State Facilities Director Certification, has served as vice chairman of the Arkansas Public Employee Retirement System for 10 years and is a member of the State Fire License Protection
He also serves as vice president of the Hempstead
County Labor Board at Fulton and was recently appointed to serve on the Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce.
—From the University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana