Reynolds to be recognized by ASU’s Beck PRIDE Center noted for ‘outstanding support’ to wounded veterans

CONWAY – Republican United States Senate candidate Col. Conrad Reynolds (U.S. Army, Ret.) will be recognized October 8 by the Beck PRIDE Center for America’s Wounded Veterans as part of its open house at Arkansas State University.

Reynolds, along with the Jonesboro chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, are to be honored for “outstanding support to the Beck PRIDE Center and to wounded veterans in the Jonesboro community,” according to a university announcement. The open house reception is scheduled from 4:30-6 p.m., on the first floor of the new Donald W. Reynolds Center for Health Sciences, 104 N. Caraway Road and is open to the public.

The center, which opened in 2007, has served more than 135 active duty or discharged service members and their families of all branches of military service from across the United States. Its mission is: “To provide combat wounded veterans with first class educational programs and services at Arkansas State University.”

“The Beck PRIDE Center is an example of the type of support and assistance a community can give to wounded warriors returning home,” Reynolds said. “As we begin to welcome more and more veterans home from Iraq and Afghanistan, we must do all we can to provide them with the tools and training necessary to transition to civilian life. The veterans’ voice is one which must be restored, and one we must not ignore. We must do right by our veterans – they are the heroes of yesterday, today and tomorrow.”

In August, Reynolds was a special guest of Governor Mike Beebe’s Yellow Ribbon Task Force meeting at ASU. Reynolds presented a U.S. flag flown over his post while commanding a specialized unit in Iraq. The flag was then hung in the Beck PRIDE Center Day Room.

About Conrad Reynolds
Conrad Reynolds, a retired Colonel in the United States Army, was born in Little Rock. He is a 1978 graduate of Batesville High School and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Central Arkansas along with a Master of Business Administration from Touro University. Reynolds joined the Army Reserves in 1979 and received his commission as a Second Lieutenant in 1982. A decorated career intelligence officer who served in and commanded special intelligence units in the war zones of Afghanistan, Iraq and Bosnia, Reynolds retired from the Army on January 1, 2009.

Reynolds currently owns a consulting business in Conway and has continued to contribute to our nation’s defense as an independent contractor with the Department of Defense. He is married with four children and is a member of the Second Baptist Church of Conway. For more information, please visit or follow him on Twitter ( and Facebook (