Leslie Thurman

Tony Cook

Instructor of Speech



I am  not new to the ASU-Beebe campus; I began my college career at Beebe in 1978 as a theatre major. After leaving ASU-Beebe I went on to receive a BFA in Dramatic Arts, MA in Speech Communication and Dramatic Arts and Specialist in Community College Teaching at A-State. I worked for a time professionally in costumes with ‘Incognito of Dallas.’ My initial career 35 years  as  a Social Coordinator and Activity Director in geriatrics . I have been a speech instructor with ASU-Beebe full time for 10 years. Before coming on board full time I taught a night oral communication class.  I have also  taught speech and theatre classes/workshops at A-State and the University of Oklahoma.


EdS - Community College Teaching, Arkansas State University
MA - Speech Communication and Dramatic Arts, Arkansas State University
BFA - Dramatic Arts, Arkansas State University

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