Sherman E. Tate

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Sherman E. Tate


Tate, Sherman E.
Distinguished Alumnus

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BA -Psychology, Philander Smith College, 1970


  • President, Domino Effect (Consulting Firm)
  • Regional Vice President, Alltel Corporation & Verizon
  • Co-Founder, Fletcher-Tate Ford Dealership
  • Vice President, Distribution Operations, Arkla


  • Board Member, AR State Gold Association
  • Chairman, Southern Bancorp Board of Directors
  • Member, Executive Leadership Council, Washington, DC
  • Committee Member, National Alliance of Business
  • Past President, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
  • Chairman of Trustees, Mt. Zion Baptist Church
  • Little Rock Alumni Chapter Member, Philander Smith College National Alumni Assoc.
  • Volunteer, Quapaw Area Council of Boys Scouts of America
  • Pulaski County Facilities Board
  • 1st African American to Chair the Greater Little Rock Chamber of Commerce
  • Arkansas Arthritis Foundation

Honors and Awards

  • Presidential Citation for Operation Good Neighbor, President George H. Bush
  • PSC Distinguished Alumnus, 2015
  • Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Philander Smith College, 1989
  • Sherman E. Tate Endowment Scholarship, 1998
  • Gymnasium named Sherman E. Tate Student Recreational Center, Philander Smith College, 2005


Distinguished Alumni Award Nomination Form, 2015, Sherman E. Tate. Alumni Affairs Collection, PSC Archives and Special Collections

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