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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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“My education is going toward a higher purpose to make our community better.”

College of Sciences | Engineering & Physics When Alyssa Anderson came to Harding, she knew she wanted to major in engineering. What she did not know was how much she would learn about people through her major. “Coming into engineering, I was a very shy girl,” Anderson said. “Engineering is more teamwork than I thought it was. I did not anticipate the interconnectedness of the
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“We’re taking our field internationally and reaching out to as many individuals as possible…”

College of Allied Health | CSD Having attended a state school for her undergraduate degree, communication sciences and disorders graduate student Emily West was quick to notice the Harding difference when she stepped on campus. It was the faculty’s compassion for their students and the program’s reputation of excellence that convinced her to enroll. “My sister came to Harding and was a CSD undergrad here
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“It is very much an experience, and you get experience doing real therapy…”

College of Bible & Ministry | MFT Chad Barron attended Harding as an undergraduate to study youth ministry. Upon graduating, he began work as a youth minister in Tampa, Florida, where he worked for six years. Barron returned to Harding to study marriage and family therapy so he could utilize his strengths in one-on-one settings and better reach families seeking help. He now plans to go
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