The Tribe was formed in 2015 with the mission of promoting the acceleration of academic performance and social skill development of the students at Hall High School. The Tribe also has the goal of elevating the level of professional achievement of staff and administration. By providing support through member involvement and financial resources, The Tribe is committed to improving the reputation of Hall High School in the community at large.
As a registered 501 (c) (3) organization the Hall High Alumni Association accepts donations and pledges from its members. Contributions received go to projects and efforts that have been created to benefit and enrich Hall High School and its students, faculty, and staff.
Board of Directors
Liz Graham, Chairman
Tisha Lee Gribble, Vice-Chairman
Peter G. Kumpe, Secretary
Linda Brown, Treasurer
Dee Ann Newell
Brandon D. Scott
Dr. Anika T. Whitfield
Liz Graham, ChairmanClass of 2006 Liz is a Little Rock native and proud graduate of Hall High School. Upon graduation from Hall, Liz completed her undergraduate degrees in French and Journalism at UALR. After going to school for a year in France, she returned to the US, and completed her Master's Degree in Second Languages in 2012. Since then she has been working as an instructor in English as a Second Language and French at UALR. Liz happily serves on the alumni board and looks forward to having a positive impact on our beloved high school.
Tisha Lee Gribble, Vice-ChairmanClass of 1992 Born and raised in Little Rock, Tisha is a graduate of Hall High and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She has worked in fund and donor development for many years. She is an avid volunteer and she has served on many committees and nonprofit boards. She is an active member of the Junior League of Little Rock having served in many leadership roles, most notably as the organization's President in 20112012. Tisha works for the Heart of Arkansas United Way as the Leadership Giving Coordinator and also as a Campaign Manager. In these roles, she works with area businesses, leaders and donors to grow participation in the United Way annual campaign. She also works for the Arkansas Rice Council as the Promotions Manager and travels all over the state promoting the importance of the Arkansas Rice industry. In her free time, Tisha enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends and also working on her, small boutique gift store called Tisha's Interiors. It is located inside the Shoppes on Woodlawn in the historic Hillcrest neighborhood.
Peter G. Kumpe, SecretaryPeter attended Duke University, UALR, and The University of Texas School of Law following graduating from Hall High in 1965. He returned to Little Rock to practice law. He is a founding partner at Williams & Anderson PLC. He is now married to Trudy, and they share three children and five grandchildren along with five dogs and three chickens. They attend Faith Lutheran Evangelical Church in Little Rock, and Peter is an avid fly fisherman.
Linda Brown, TreasurerClass of 1966 Linda attended UALR and graduated in 1982 with a focus on International Studies. During her undergraduate studies she travelled widely in Europe and elsewhere, and earned a major in the German language. She also earned a certificate in Information Technology at UALR in 1999. She assisted in founding the Accademia dell’Arte, a school and study abroad program in the performing arts located in Tuscany, and became Managing Director in 2003. Travel is still her main interest; also film, film festivals, and outdoor activities. Linda has been involved in her community by serving as President of the Board of the Bess Chisum Stephens YWCA in 1988-1989, as Chairman of the Little Rock Sister Cities Commission in 2005 and 2006, and as a volunteer for various organizations. She is currently a member of the Boards of the Hall High School Alumni Association, and the Film Society of Little Rock.
Celia AndersonBio coming soon.
Beverly DunawayBeverly graduated from Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business. She is a professionally certified integral coach with a professional background in corporate sales, marketing, project management and small business ownership/management. In 2009, Beverly was instrumental in starting a farmers market in Stone County, Arkansas, where she found her "niche.” In 2011, she served as President of the Arkansas Farmers Market Association and is currently employed by the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service where she works with growers and producers throughout the state helping them expand into new markets.
Susan HestirSusan is a 1961 graduate of Hall High School. She attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and earned a BSE in elementary education and a master's degree in reading. She was a classroom teacher and a reading specialist in the Little Rock School District for 28 years. During her tenure she attained National Board of Professional Teaching Standards certification. She is a life member of Arkansas Retired Teachers Association and the UALR Alumni Association. She is also a member and past president of DKG International Society for Women Educators and a Little Rock Hall High School Alumni Association board member. Susan enjoys reading, long walks by the river, yoga, Pilates and travel.
Johnny MayClass of 1967. Bio coming soon.
Dee Ann NewellBio coming soon.
Randy ParkerRandy is a Little Rock native and a graduate of Hall High class of 1965. He went on to receive a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and Master’s Degree from UALR. Retired in 2014, he had a 40-year career in vocational services for people with severe disabilities. Randy’s family is wife, Rosemary, an artist, and daughter, Ellie, a speech pathologist. The family attends Fellowship Bible Church in Little Rock.
Brandon D. ScottLittle Rock native, and class of 2008 graduate. Brandon D. Scott is a Student Development Specialist for the TRiO Scholars program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He is a candidate for a Masters Degree in Higher Education in Student Affairs Administration for December 2016. He obtained his Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with a focus in Management from Jackson State University, in Jackson Mississippi. As a Student Development Specialist, Mr. Scott is responsible for Managing the academic, personal, and professional development and progression of 260 students with the goal of assisting them in obtaining their Bachelor's degree. While Working as a Student Development Specialist, he was recently recognized by the Arkansas Academic Advising Network (ARKAAN) and awarded the Emerging Leader within Higher Education award. Mr. Scott has served on the Tutor Advisory Board for the Arkansas Kids read literacy initiative, currently serves as a young adult ministry leader at St. Mark Baptist church, active member the Jackson State Alumni Association and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. A personal philosophy I like to live by is..."Be the change you wish to see in the world" by Mahatma Gandhi
Dr. Anika T. WhitfieldDr. Anika T. Whitfield is a 1991 graduate of Hall High School. While attending Hall, Anika was a very active and engaged student exhibiting a lot of school spirit and pride. She served in student government, as a peer facilitator and mentor with Tribe, and enjoyed being a member of the National honor Society and Beta Club. She has earned degrees from Washington University in St. Louis and Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine. She currently serves her community as a podiatrist in private practice, an ordained minister, a community activist/advocate for public education and health, an appointed member on a local committee and state board, and is an active Volunteer in Public Schools (ViPS).
Carol YoungClass of 1970 Carol continued her education at Hendrix College graduating in 1974 with a degree in biology. She was a registered Medical Technologist for many years, and later became a professional tennis official, and antique dealer. Her daughter graduated from Parkview in 2005. While she was in school Carol was active with the PTSA, and served as president of Volunteers in Public Schools. Currently, Carol is the convener for the League of Women Voters of Pulaski County, and a board member of the Pulaski County Master Gardeners’ program.