Nov 20, 2014 Person of the Month: Dr. Tony Thurman
Work: Superintendent of Cabot Public Schools.
Community activities: Cabot Rotary Club and Kiwanis Club, Cabot Chamber of Commerce and Cabot Parks and Recreation.
Church activities: Member of Mount Carmel Baptist Church.
Family: Wife, Tara; daughter Ryane, 15; and son Rhett, 13.
Education: Bachelor of science, University of Arkansas at Monticello, May 1993; master’s of education, UAM, August 1998; doctor of education administration, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, May 2003.
Last book you read: Wooden on Leadership.
Favorite book: It’s Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Darn Ship in the Navy.
Favorite meal: Depending on the day, I’d choose between a great cheeseburger and fries or fried catfish.
Most cherished possession: Pictures and video of my children since their birth.
Most enjoyed weekend activity: Watching college football, sitting in my recliner or playing basketball with my kids.
Favorite quote: “Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.”
No. 1 vacation spot: Disney World in Orlando would be my favorite. A close second would be a Caribbean cruise.
Favorite place in Arkansas: Southeast Arkansas — so many great memories in Monticello, Crossett, Wilmar, McGehee and Warren.
What do you love about living in the 501: Having quick access to everything is awesome. Cabot is located far enough from the metropolitan area to still have a “hometown feel” but still a short drive to all of the action.