Archives for Alumni Profiles

Passionate business

Bethany Halford (’07) and Amanda Jerkins (’01) heard about each other through their husbands and mutual friends for years before meeting. The “style soul mates” soon teamed up to create Whoa, Wait. Walmart?, a media platform featuring fashionable items and deals at Wal-Mart. Halford and Jerkins both graduated from Harding with degrees in fashion and interior merchandising. In 2013, Halford began a blog where she
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Performing at Pearl Harbor

Don Eudaly (’78) in an attorney in Little Rock, Arkansas, but he considers himself more of a musician than a businessman. On Dec. 7, 2016, Eudaly performed an original song at the 75th National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Commemoration at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu. His song, “White Sailor Hat,” was inspired by a story told about his father, who served in the Navy in the South
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Coaching for life

Coach Eric Cohu (’96) has proven to be more than his title suggests. Though he is a coach — a championship winning coach — he also is an educator, mentor, leader and friend to many on and off the football field. Cohu graduated from the University with a degree in human resource management but soon found himself in a coaching position at a small, Christian
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Constant learner

All students have stories about what led them to Harding, whether they followed family members or alumni recommendations or blazed a new trail on their own. For Cristina Serban (’92), it was Dr. Kenneth Davis — “Uncle Bud” — who set the Romanian native on a path to Searcy, Arkansas, and a career in the U.S. Davis retired from Harding in 1988 and spent the
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Connecting and affecting change

Throughout high school and college, Austin Augsburger (’12) knew he would one day start his own business. He launched his online store, ShopAffect, December 2015, nearly a year after the initial idea for the business and several months after quitting his job to focus on making his dream happen. According to Augsburger, he developed a desire to start a business while in high school, but
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Dreamer

Since graduating from the university, Ann Ulrey (’76) has become a professional singer who has released two albums, a voice actress, a screenwriter, and most recently, a published children’s book author all under her professional name, Roxanne Beck. She was born in Searcy and stayed until she was 21 years old. “When I was a freshman, I did move across the street from my parents’
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2016 Alumni Awards

Each year with the convergence of families, friends and students, Homecoming serves as a reminder of how many alumni have been shaped and changed by their time at the University. What Homecoming doesn’t reflect, however, is the number of lives our alumni have influenced for good. The exact number may not be known, but the impact is clear. The University chooses standouts from more than
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Outstanding young alumni

Each year with the convergence of families, friends and students, Homecoming serves as a reminder of how many alumni have been shaped and changed by their time at the University. What Homecoming doesn’t reflect, however, is the number of lives our alumni have influenced for good. The exact number may not be known, but the impact is clear. The University chooses standouts from more than
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Distinguished Alumnus 2016

Each year with the convergence of families, friends and students, Homecoming serves as a reminder of how many alumni have been shaped and changed by their time at the University. What Homecoming doesn’t reflect, however, is the number of lives our alumni have influenced for good. The exact number may not be known, but the impact is clear. The University chooses standouts from more than
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A trail of three sisters

When Amy Ellis (’11) asked her sisters Jo Ellis (’05) and Jes Ellis Mason (’09) if they wanted to join her on a 230-mile hike along California’s John Muir Trail (JMT), she didn’t anticipate that they would agree as easily as they did. “We were planning a sister trip to Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and I said that we could do that or we could do
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