Event honors Sen. Percy Malone
Nov. 8, 2012
Henderson State University and Clark County said “thank you” to State Sen. Percy Malone Wednesday for his many years of service to his constituents, the community and the State of Arkansas. Friends and colleagues gathered at Henderson to pay tribute to Malone whose term expires in two months following 18 years of service as an elected official.
Malone, an Arkadelphia pharmacist and businessman, was elected to the state House of Representatives in 1995, and moved on to the Senate in 2001.
“On behalf of Henderson, thank you for being such a strong advocate for Southern Arkansas and Henderson,” Dr. Glen Jones, president of Henderson, told Malone. Jones expressed his appreciation to Malone for the senator’s aid in securing approximately $9 million for recent Henderson projects.
Gov. Mike Beebe, who gave the keynote address, said Malone is “always trying to make things better for everyone else. There are people who will never know what a positive influence Percy has been. The state is much better off thanks to his service.”
Bruce Maloch, who was just elected to the state Senate and will represent most of Malone’s current district, said Malone is a “compassionate, caring and loving person. Arkansas is a better place because of the hard work and public service of Percy Malone.”
Others who expressed their gratitude were U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, Dr. Pat Wright and Brown Hardman. Bill Wright served as master of ceremonies.