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“I want to make a good impression on youth in my community…”

College of Sciences | Behavioral Sciences Initially interested in working for a police department after high school, Davon Morgan heard about Harding from a family friend, and, upon hearing they were recruiting a strong safety, began inquiring about a football scholarship. “I came to visit in May, and I loved it. At that point in my life, I felt like this was the place I
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“I really appreciate the feedback I get from my teachers…”

College of Business | MBA Sara Harvey, a 2012 Harding graduate, is currently working toward her MBA while staying involved in her career as a senior accountant at Windstream. Harvey said she enrolled in the program because of the successful learning experiences she had with her professors as an undergraduate student. She believes that as a graduate student, she continues to gain strong learning experiences.
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“Harding is a staging ground for the future — you refine your faith here, so that when you go out into the world you’re more prepared.”

College of Sciences | Behavioral Sciences After changing his major three times during his first semester of college, Gehrig Haberstock knew social work was the right major for him. According to Haberstock, the opportunity to meet the needs of others is what confirmed his decision. “It’s important to like and generally care about people in social work,” Haberstock said. “Most people would say they actually
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“The challenges are trying to understand the abstract things that we have never had to face before…”

College of Sciences | Math When considering creative majors, math is not normally a subject that comes to mind, but according to senior math major Laura Beth McKinley, thinking creatively about the subject has expanded her view. “The challenges are trying to understand the abstract things that we have never had to face before,” McKinley said. “I was always used to the step-by-step stuff and
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“My favorite overall thing about the department is how approachable the professors are…”

College of Sciences | Engineering & Physics Brennan Thomason has always liked knowing how things work so when he came to college, he knew electrical engineering would be a good fit. Thomason has enjoyed working with microprocessors and sensors in his classes, but what he has enjoyed most is forming relationships with his professors. “My favorite overall thing about the department is how approachable the
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“I wanted to go to a university where faith was going to be talked about and learn more about business at the same time, and Harding does that.”

 College of Business | MBA “I enjoy that I am outside all of the time and that each day is different and has different obstacles.” Jacob Feather, farmer and recent Harding alumnus, graduated in May 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management. He is going back to Harding to earn his MBA to make dreams of self-employment a reality. “Since I did
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“I am very glad that I chose to attend Harding because I am continually impressed and learning…”

College of Business | MBA Shawnetta Duncan began the MBA program after one of her relatives raved about the classes and professors. She knew attending classes regularly wouldn’t fit her busy schedule but decided to look in to the MBA program because she heard she could acquire her degree completely online. As director of nursing at Riverdale in Benton, Arkansas, Duncan wanted to further her
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“Harding has prepared me to go out into my field with a stable worldview of my beliefs…”

College of Sciences | Behavioral Sciences College is a time when many students develop a passion for their field of study. Psychology major Sam Acuff is one such student who has developed a passion for his major and future career. “In my opinion, psychology is the best major,” Acuff said. “You learn a lot about people, the people around you, and how humans work and
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“Harding has encouraged me to get diverse experiences outside of the classroom…”

College of Arts & Humanities | English Initially coming to Harding as an economics major, J.P. Baker found himself missing literature. Upon that realization, he followed his passion to the English department. “I realized I wanted to teach and share my love of language and literature,” Baker said. “It took a year and half into college for me to realize. English has been something I
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