Tim Crane – MA Class of 1978
Tim was one of the first graduates from our MA program. He began the program in the first year it started-1978. He managed the Speech lab full time and taught 1300. John Gray, one of the founding faculty members, still recalls Tim and those early years. Tim said that his MA degree provided the initial opportunity at Walmart where he worked for 10 years in the training and development department. He eventually became a manager of WM’s internal video production and broadcast department.
In February 2009, he retired from Walmart after 29 years. After a brief period of retirement, he was asked to be the executive director of JTV, a function of the Jones Trust, broadcasts arts and entertainment programming and provides a video production service alternative to the non profit community in NWA.
Tim recently celebrated 23 years of marriage to Beth Cowgur Crane. Tim and Beth have one child, Cameron, who is now a 21 year old junior at Hendrix College. Cameron is a chemistry major and is now actively seeking admission to a grad school.
We proud of all that Tim has accomplished and celebrate his renewed contact with the department.