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College of Pharmacy hosts honors, awards and scholarships luncheon

September 6, 2017 | Pharmacy | Students, faculty, staff and donors celebrated as the College of Pharmacy awarded scholarships totaling $154,259 to 38 students within the college during a luncheon held Sept. 6. College of Pharmacy alumna Katie Skaggs was the keynote speaker for the luncheon. Skaggs spoke to her experience at Harding and shared advice to students still in the program. “Learn to set
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Pharmacy program establishes rural loan program

August 31, 2017 | Pharmacy | Harding’s College of Pharmacy celebrated with students, faculty, legislators, members of the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy, and the Arkansas Pharmacist Association as a check for $275,000 was presented to Dr. Jeff Mercer, dean of the College of Pharmacy on Aug 31. The funds were granted to the University as part of a new rural loan program. The loan
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College of Pharmacy inducts new class of students in white coat ceremony

August 18, 2017 | Pharmacy |   The College of Pharmacy welcomed its newest class of students into the program Friday, Aug. 18. The class of 2021 received their white coats in a ceremony marking the beginning of their journey to becoming pharmacists. The ceremony was addressed by College of Pharmacy alumna Dr. HyeJin Grant, who currently holds the position of clinical coordinator at Baptist
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MFT program hosts hooding ceremony for new graduates

July 29, 2017 | Marriage & Family Therapy | The Harding University marriage and family therapy program hosted a hooding ceremony July 29 for students who completed their graduate coursework to earn a Master of Science in marriage and family therapy. Professor Vann Rackley said students in the program receive the highest level of training a licensure preparation program can provide, and he felt these
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PA program celebrates 10-year reunion

July 24, 2017 | Physician Assistant program| Harding University’s Physician Assistant Program celebrated July 14-15 as they reached a 10-year milestone in the program’s history. Alumni from the 2007 graduating class came to campus to celebrate with family and friends. Harding established the first PA program in Arkansas in 2005, which makes this group of 16 alumni the first-ever class of PA graduates in the
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Testing professionals collaborate on campus at ACTA conference

Collegiate testing professionals from across the state gathered May 25 on the Harding University campus for the semi-annual Arkansas College Testing Association conference. Tina Gould, director of testing and incoming president for the association in the fall hosted the event. The conference brought together the testing professionals to collaborate on topics in the testing industry, address ACTA business, and elect new association officers. Participants got
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Honors Media and Culture explores the stories of people and cultures around the state

June 21, 2017 | Summer Academic Institute | For the fourth year, the Department of Communication, in conjunction with the Honors College, is hosting Honors Media and Culture. This two-week academic program challenges rising high school seniors to explore the power of media, examine cultural narratives, and tell stories while finding their own. Katie Ramirez, instructor of communications and director of student publications, is directing
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Carr College of Nursing receives new accreditation

June 16, 2017 | Nursing | Harding University Carr College of Nursing received accreditation for several programs from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) in May. The CCNE accreditation includes bachelor’s and master’s nursing degrees as well as a post-graduate certificate program. “This accreditation communicates that the nursing administration and faculty are accountable for quality student outcomes and program effectiveness,” said Dr. Susan Kehl,
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Upward Bound funded through 2022

June 13, 2017 | Upward Bound | The University’s Upward Bound program was awarded continued funding by the U.S. Department of Education in May.  The five-year grant will ensure funding for the program, serving 65 high school students each year, through 2022. “We are excited and relieved to receive the continued funding,” said Katrina Smeltzer, director of Upward Bound. “There are numerous students in our
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Students discover real-world applications of biochemistry research in Florence, Italy

May 30, 2017 | International Programs | Most science majors at Harding will complete their required biochemistry lab on campus in the Pryor-England Center for Science and Engineering. But for some students this summer, they will complete that lab more than 5,000 miles away in Florence, Italy. Led by Dr. Dennis Matlock, professor and chair for the department chemistry and biochemistry, nine students will conduct
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