Boozman Recognizes Service of Army National Guard and Navy Reserve Veteran

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) recognized the service of Dr. Estella Morris in ‘Salute to Veterans,’ a series recognizing the military service of Arkansans.

Morris was raised in Dermott, Arkansas in Chicot County. Her father was a machinist for the cotton gin and her mother a school teacher turned housewife with 14 children. As the second-oldest of her siblings, Morris often took the role of babysitter. She became involved with 4-H where she learned skills such as sewing, cooking and public speaking and helped integrate Arkansas 4-H and the National 4-H Council.

After she graduated from McGehee High School, Morris was interested in joining her friends at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, but she was selected to attend the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. “A lot of planning went into deciding who had the capability to be able to function in different cultural settings and I was one of those who could do that,” Morris said.   MORE

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