The Belden Family
Clark David Belden
The namesake of the Belden Center was the founder of Lomanco (Louver Manufacturing Company) today located in Jacksonville, Arkansas, a company that builds, among other things, the patented Vari-Pitch Louver and wind-driven turbines for home ventilation systems.
A believer in the free-enterprise system, Belden, entrepreneur, helped fund and train others in building self-sufficient companies. His legacy lives on through the generosity of his family and the Carter College of Business Administration at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas.
Delbert R. Belden
In 1979, Delbert (Del) Belden presented Harding University with a significant gift to endow the Belden Center. The center is named for Clark David Belden, Del's father, the founder of Lomanco of Jacksonville, Florida. Del followed his father's footsteps in leading Lomanco to become the world's leader in wind-driven turbine ventilation systems.
Del Belden, an entrepreneur and philanthropist, believed strongly in free enterprise and helped Harding launch a one-of-a-kind degree program in professional sales. Passionate about capitalism, Del also served as a role model of high ideals and character for generations to come.