Join us to celebrate the life of late AETN Director Allen Weatherly as we dedicate the AETN atrium to honor his memory in a ceremony and reception Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m. at network headquarters, 350 South Donaghey Ave., Conway.
“Allen was a champion of education, entertainment and learning through public media for more than 30 years," AETN Commission Chair Annette Herrington said. "He led the network for 16 years and was a respected leader, colleague and friend.
“Public media has lost one of its greatest advocates, and we hope that this dedication will help his memory live on.”
The dedication will include remarks by former Sen. David Pryor and a message from PBS President Paula Kerger. The public is invited, and refreshments will be served.
With a special interest in the importance of history, culture and heritage, Allen Weatherly worked to provide more useful services to the people of Arkansas and served public media for more than 36 years.
During his tenure the network he: increased education services to the state, including online professional development for educators; helped produce programming and training for the network's Ready To Learn service; archived testimonies from Arkansas World War II veterans in the innovative outreach project "In Their Words;" won multiple awards for local productions; was honored by the American Psychological Association as one of the five best places to work in the United States; and received the Arkansas Governors Work-Life Balance Award for three consecutive years.
Allen Weatherly was dedicated to impacting learning and student achievement in Arkansas, both through trusted PBS programs and educational outreach. He often referenced his hero, Mister Fred Rogers, who said, "Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me." This statement is a testament to Allen Weatherly's character and heart.
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018
AETN Atrium Dedication in Memory of Allen Weatherly, 2 p.m.