UCA alumna Johnelle DeBusk Hunt will present the Centennial Lecture for UCA’s College of Business Administration on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 1 p.m. in Ida Waldran Auditorium at Main Hall.

Hunt, co-founder of J.B. Hunt Transport, attended the University of Central Arkansas from 1950 to 1951 where she majored in elementary education. After a year, however, she accepted J.B. Hunt‘s proposal of marriage and the couple wed in 1952.

In 1962, the J.B. Hunt Company, a campaign rice hull packaging company, opened its doors in Stuttgart, Ark. Johnelle has been an active and important partner, contributing to the company’s development and success. She serves on its board of directors and as corporate secretary.

Today, J.B. Hunt Transport is one of the largest transportation logistics providers in North America and one of the largest truckload, dry-van carriers in the United States.

Hunt also is the Honorary Chair of “New Vision, New Century,” UCA’s centennial fundraising campaign. She received the UCA Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2003.