Arkansas State University-Beebe, along with the family of Millan Burrow, gathered at Burrow’s Drug Store in Beebe on April 27 to establish the Millan Burrow Memorial Scholarship.
The recipient must be a Beebe High School student, with a 2.5 grade point average, demonstrate community service, be enrolled as a freshman at ASU-Beebe and be considered a full-time student, with an emphasis in Pharmacy Technology, Pre-Pharmacy, Medical Lab Technology, Veterinary Technology, or health sciences majors.
The scholarship is named in honor of the Burrow family patriarch and community pharmacist Millan Burrow, who purchased the pharmacy in May of 1966. The pharmacy was located where the Beebe Public School bus garage is today, on Center Street near downtown. In 1971, Millan Burrow’s son Joe Burrow joined as a pharmacist and in 1974, the name was changed from Brook’s Drug to Burrow’s Drug Store.
In 2000, the store moved to Highway 64 and will celebrate 55 years in business this May. Millan Burrow’s grandson, pharmacist Todd Burrow became owner in 2014. In addition, Todd Burrow’s grandmother Kathryn, his mother Myra, and his wife Lee Ann have each taken care of bookkeeping duties over the years.
Millan Burrow was actively involved in the Kiwanis organization and served on several community business and financial boards, as well as professional organizations. He was also an active member of the Beebe First United Methodist Church.
Burrow’s Drug Store was named the 2020 Beebe Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the year, and was also a finalist in The Searcy Daily Citizen’s Best of Reader’s Choice Poll 2020.
“As Burrow’s Drug Store celebrates its 55th year in business, we not only wanted to honor the legacy of Millan Burrow, but we wanted to further invest in students, the college, community and people of Beebe,” said Todd Burrow. Both Todd and Lee Ann Burrow are alumni of ASU-Beebe. Todd began attending classes in the Fall 1989 and Lee Ann began attending in Spring 1990.
If anyone would like to contribute to the Millan Burrow Memorial Scholarship, contact the Advancement Office at ASU-Beebe at 501-882-8855 and a foundation representative will be happy to assist you.