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Alumni find a ‘Greater Community’ of faith

July 12, 2017 | After a meeting with Dr. Andrew Baker, assistant professor of Bible and director of the Mitchell Center, in January two alumni were challenged with the task of a lifetime — to uncover the greater community of faith by traveling from Miami to Seattle with nothing but that very community to rely on. Ben Hansen and Jacob McCall, who did not know
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Pharmacy graduate helps start immunization program at Wal-Mart

Sept. 7, 2016 | Pharmacy | The ninth class of students in the College of Pharmacy were welcomed to campus Aug. 19 in a white coat ceremony. Dr. Steve Sparks, College of Pharmacy alumnus, addressed students in the ceremony. “I never dreamed I would be here today speaking to you,” Sparks said to students. “I got asked to speak, and like any good speaker, I
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Graduates reflect on time at HU

May 9, 2016 | Graduation | On Saturday, May 7, nearly 900 students woke up, donned their black caps and gowns, and crossed the Benson stage to receive their long-awaited diplomas. Graduates came from Harding’s 10 undergraduate degree programs, 14 pre-professional programs and 21 graduate and professional degree programs. Child life major Meredith Wood received her Bachelor of Science in the 9 a.m. commencement service
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Alumna performs free recital

April 12, 2016 | Alumni Alice-Anne Light (’07) hosted a lecture and recital showcasing her dissertation April 18 at 7 p.m. in Reynolds Recital Hall. Light successfully defended her dissertation “From Stone to Sound: Revealing Art Through Musical Motives in Jake Heggie’s  ‘Camille Claudel: Into the Fire’” at the University of Missouri at Kansas City earlier this month. Light presented a brief lecture summarizing her
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“The math department has truly cared and taught me that life is so much more than the degree…”

College of Sciences | Math Finding a place to belong in a university can be an anxious experience for many students. While some may form friendships within a social club, on a sports team or in a Bible study, Krysten Miller begin to feel at home through the relationships she made with professors and students within her major. “The math department has truly cared and
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“Being really involved on campus uplifted me spiritually…”

College of Bible & Ministry | From computer science to pharmacy to youth ministry, Clay Smith explored a variety of pursuits before finding his calling in ministry and Bible. When Smith began to take more interest in biblical languages, professors in the college guided him through graduate school options and even facilitated a unique set of classes not normally in the curriculum so that Smith
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“Public administration is a great option for being practical and pragmatic…”

College of Arts & Humanities | History & Political Science “If anyone is looking for a mission and they’re interested in government, then public administration is a great option for being practical and pragmatic.” Mary O’Briant, senior at Harding University, found her calling in public administration the second time around. She realized medical research was not a good fit and looked for a major more
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“Harding trains people really well for the workforce…”

College of Sciences | Computer Sciences After taking a computer science class in high school, Sam Tripp knew where to begin once he arrived for his freshman year at Harding. “I thought computer science was would be a good starting point at Harding. I liked it even more here and just continued with it,” Tripp said. Tripp enjoys computer science classes for the project-based schedule
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“So many students don’t have a positive role model in their life, and I want to be able to help…”

Education | Ann Stewart learned about Harding through participating in Uplift and knew she wanted to be a part of the Harding community. Stewart changed her major from journalism to speech pathology but still felt it wasn’t quite the right fit and decided to visit the Career Center on campus for advice. “I took some tests and had some counseling sessions and it helped me
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