Conway Corp presents teacher of the year grant
Conway Corp CEO Richard Arnold was on hand last week to recognize Meagan Fotioo as the 2015-2016 Conway Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year. Fotiooa, a first grade teacher at Theodore Jones Elementary, was presented the award and a $2,000 grant from Conway Corporation 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 build on the foundation our company was founded on by supporting education in our community,” 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 Corporation'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."