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Michael T. Worley - Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient  
                                       August 10, 2016

Former CEO - Michael Worley - Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

 

The John C. Stockburger Lifetime Achievement Award is given in recognition of an individual’s significant career-long contributions to community mental health services within the State of Arkansas.  It is an honor that is not celebrated annually; rather it is presented only on occasions when the Mental Health Council of Arkansas deems that such life achievement be recognized.  This is one of those special occasions.

 

Michael Worley was born in Bald Knob, AR and attended public schools there.  He attended Arkansas State University where he majored in Political Science and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1972.  He received a Master of Public Administration from the University of Tennessee in 1973.  Mike received a Certification by the Southern Regional Training Program in Public Administration awarded by the Universities of Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky in 1973.  While in college, Mike was President of the Student Government Association and received the Wilson Award as the Outstanding Male Graduate.  He was a Fellow in the Southern Regional Training Program in Public Administration and a Certified Mental Health Administrator by the Association of Mental Health Administrators.  Mike served in many positions of the Mental Health Council of Arkansas; he was Secretary in 1981-82, President-Elect in 1982-1983 and President in 1983-1984 and 2005-2006.

 

Mike began his career in Lexington, Kentucky as the Business Manager in June 1973.  He came to Southwest Arkansas Counseling & Mental Health Center (SWACMHC) in July of 1977 as its Director of Administrative Services.  In 1980, he became the Executive Director.  In 2009, Mike joined Community Services, Inc. in Morrilton as its Executive Director where he served for over four years before rejoining SWACMHC in January 2014.  Mike retired from Southwest Arkansas Counseling & Mental Health Center, for the second time, in March of this year.

 

Mike is married to Glenda Worley.  Their daughter is Dr. Kara Worley-Jones who is a physician.  Kara and her husband Mike, have a year old son, Nate. Mike and Glenda’s other grandson is five-year old Keller who is the child of their late son, Jordan.

 

The Mental Health Council and Southwest Arkansas Counseling & Mental Health Center are honored to recognize Mike Worley as the recipient of the prestigious John C. Stockburger Lifetime Achievement Award and believe that Mike’s legacy in the mental health field will be the countless lives that have been enriched by his vision, dedication and leadership.

 

Congratulations Mike, well done!!