UALR honors Denmans during Taste of Little Rock

Bob and Peggy Denman

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will honor one of the university’s most successful fundraisers and his wife during a Taste of Little Rock Thursday, April 14.

While raising money for student scholarships, Taste of Little Rock will feature some of the best food in the city from 40 of Little Rock’s most popular restaurants. The event is set for 6 to 8 p.m. April 14 at UALR’s Jack Stephens Center.

The guests of honor are Bob and Peggy Denman, who are dedicated alumni of UALR and active members of the Little Rock community.

Bob Denman, president of the Rotary Club of Little Rock, retired from UALR as the vice chancellor for advancement on March 30. Denman managed some of the largest gifts in UALR history, including the university’s first comprehensive fundraising campaign, which lasted 10 years and raised $103.4 million.

“Bob’s work as vice chancellor led us through the largest fundraising endeavor undertaken by UALR,” said Chris O’Neal, vice chancellor for advancement. “His work has grown the number of loyal and generous alumni, benefactors, and volunteers to unprecedented levels.”

Entering its 13th year, the Taste of Little Rock is one of the UALR Alumni Association’s largest annual fundraising events. The association’s goal is to raise $100,000 for the UALR Scholarship Endowment Fund. Each year, 10 to 12 scholarships are awarded to deserving students through the fund.

“The UALR Alumni Association will award a record number of scholarships this year to UALR students,” O’Neal said. “Among them will be class presidents and team captains. Some are going to be coders, musicians, and even filmmakers. Others will found startups and nonprofits and become published authors. The proceeds, sponsorships, and tickets sales from Taste of Little Rock help us award premiere scholarships to UALR students in perpetuity.”

Individual tickets are on sale for $75. The dress is business casual.

To order tickets, please contact the UALR Alumni office at 501-683-7208 or send an email to, or purchase tickets online. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

Taste of Little Rock Restaurants

American Pie
Big Whiskey’s American Bar & Grill
Bistro Catering
Cache Restaurant
Cajuns Wharf
Cantina Laredo
Capers Restaurant
Catering to You
Cheers/Samantha’s Taproom
Chef Shuttle
Community Bakery
Del Frisco’s Grille
Diamond Bear Brewing Company and The Ale House
Doe’s Eat Place
Faded Rose
Franke’s Cafeteria
Green Leaf Grill
Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken
Heights Taco and Tamale
Jerky’s Spicy Chicken and More
Juice Bar Little Rock
Le Pops
Oceans at Arthur’s
One Eleven at the Capital
Pulaski Technical College – Culinary Arts Institute
So Restaurant
Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe
The Copper Grill
The Lemon Cakery
The Pantry/The PantryCrest
Three Fold Noodles and Dumpling Co.
Trio’s Restaurant
U. S. Pizza Company
Whole Hog Cafe
YaYa’s European Bistro
Zoes Kitchen

Taste of Little Rock Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor
Verizon Wireless and Glazer’s Distributors

Platinum Sponsor
Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield
Haskell and Peggy Dickinson
Sigma Nu Fraternity, Eta Xi Chapter

Gold Sponsor
Diamond Bear Brewing Company
Mauri and Lee Douglass

Toast of the Taste
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Arkansas Democrat Gazette
AY Magazine – Angela Thomas
Bill and Connie Bloodworth
Martha Sawrie Stephenson – Chi Omega
College of Business
College of Education and Health Professions
John and Susan Crawford
Daily Record
Diamond Bear Brewery
Thomas and Anna Dickinson
Bob and Peggy Denman
Donaghey Scholars – Stasia McDonald
Edward Jones – Kelly Journey
Gateway Bank – Troy Duke
Greater Kappa Sigma Alumni Theta Eta Chapter
Iberia Bank – Pamela Lamb
Irwin Partners – Sean and Mary Glancy
The Janet Jones Company
Matlock and Associates – Lester Matlock
Paul and Diana Nolte
Christian and Julie O’Neal
Bill and Marnette Ragon
Don and Dee Riggin
Darren and Holly Rose
The Rotary Club of Little Rock – Club 99
Simmons Bank
Renee Shapiro
Rebecca Ward
Troy Wells

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