2009 College of Business Distinguished Alumni Luncheon

The College of Business honored two at its Alumni of the Year awards ceremony Friday, Oct. 16, at The Peabody Little Rock.

Bill Roehrenbeck was recognized as the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. He graduated from UALR with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1992. Roehrenbeck is president and CEO of Arvest Mortgage and Central Mortgage Company. He has served 37 years in Arkansas’ mortgage banking industry. Roehrenbeck is a member of the Little Rock Chamber’s Fifty for the Future and the UALR Foundation Fund Board.

Anthony Black was awarded with the Young Alumnus of the Year. He graduated from UALR’s Executive MBA program in 2008. A public sector attorney, Black serves as general counsel for the Arkansas Department of Information Systems. His civic activities include the Arkansas Bar Association Law School Committee and the UALR Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Sponsors of the event include U.S. Bank, Dillard’s, and Arvest Bank.

Previous winners for Distinguished Business Alum are Carl Hunter, 1998; Robert Birch, 1999; Jerry Maulden, 2000; Frank Whitbeck, 2001; John Schlereth, 2002; and Elizabeth Small, 2002. Drew Higginbothom received the Young Business Alum award in 2008.