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Bunia Baxter | Retired Educator
Bunia Baxter delighted in educating elementary students for 40 years, teaching in various school districts and ultimately retiring from Dollarway School District in 1987. An active member of St. John AME Church of Pine Bluff, AR, Baxter is the only one among her siblings to earn a Bachelor of Science from Arkansas Agricultural, Mechanical and Normal College (AM&N) in 1948 and Masters degree from the University of Arkansas in 1966. Baxter is a member and supporter of the Jefferson County chapter of the UAPB/AM&N Alumni Association National Teacher's Association. She along with members of the class of 1948 have donated over $100,000 to the institution, having recently presented a check for $41,165 during their 70th reunion last year. A 2018 UAPB AM&N Alumni Hall of Fame inductee, she co-founded "Traveling Friends", a social traveling group of retired educators. They have since traveled to; 6 continents, Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia North and South America, countless other countries, cities and all 50 states.
Senior Executive Vice President Simmons First National Corporation
Marty Casteel was on the brink of going to work for Procter & Gamble in 1978 after completing a four-year stint in the Army. Instead, he was presented with an opportunity that provided the gateway to a 40-year career in the financial industry. What began with his decision to join First Federal Savings & Loan in Hope culminated in his 2013 appointment as leader of the $16.5 billion-assets that comprise Simmons Bank of Pine Bluff. Among his current civic posts, Casteel serves on the board of directors of Pine Bluff’s Jefferson Regional Medical Center and the Economic Development Alliance of Jefferson County. A 1974 graduate of the University of Arkansas with a bachelor’s degree in marketing, his volunteerism includes the UAPB board of visitors and Pulaski County Habitat for Humanity.
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Dr. Christy Walker Obstetrician/Gynecologist
Dr. Christy Walker started her private practice in Pine Bluff, Arkansas in 2006 and specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. She also serves as a member of the faculty for Pine Bluff Area Health Education Center, along with numerous other boards and committees. A UAPB alumnus, Dr. Walker is a member of the America College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Medical Association, the Arkansas Medical Society, the Arkansas Medical, Dental and Pharmaceutical Association, the South Arkansas Medical Network and the International Society of Cosmetology and gynecology.
Dr. Torrance Walker | Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr. Torrance Walker opened his private practice in Pine Bluff, Arkansas in 2007. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the National Medical Association, the American Medical Association, the Arkansas Orthopaedic Society, the Arkansas Medical Society, the Southeast Arkansas Medical Association and Arkansas Medical, Dental & Pharmaceutical Association. Dr. Walker also serves as the team physician for a local college and several high schools. Dr. Walker completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in Little Rock, Arkansas. A UAPB alumnus, he received his degree in medicine in Orthopaedic Surgery from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He is married to Christy W. Walker, MD, who specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. They are the proud parents of two children.