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“I would not be who I am without the teachers I’ve had…”

College of Sciences | Behavioral Sciences “I started looking at the many ways to help kids. I have a heart for kids who need help.” Sarah Marshall was drawn to social work because of the children. She grew up babysitting, which made her realize she wanted to work with children, but not as a teacher. “You can always do something different with social work. I feel
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“Being in the smaller ensemble groups really helped me to become a better musician.”

College of Arts and Humanities | Music Carly Taylor began playing the violin when she was seven years old. It soon became her passion, and she is now turning that passion into a career plan. Taylor currently participates in Chorus, Chamber Singers and String Chamber Ensemble within the music department; teaches a youth orchestra and a summer string camp; and was also able to participate
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“I will never know everything God did for us with our body, but it’s fun trying to learn everything…”

College of Sciences | Exercise and Sport Sciences Jared Knappe knew he wanted to pursue exercise science after taking his first anatomy and physiology class his sophomore year. As Knappe began learning more about the subject, his future began taking shape. “I just want to dedicate my occupation to God and His glory, whether that be opening a non-profit or wherever he leads me,” Knappe
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“I’m a visual thinker…”

College of Arts and Humanities | Art & Design College is a time of self-discovery for many students, discovering gifts and talents as well as weaknesses you never knew you had. For senior graphic design major Jewelya Williams, that is exactly what college has been for her. “I came to Harding, and I did not know that I could draw,” Williams said. “I thought I
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“The teachers are good about meeting with students and having open office doors to come and talk to them…”

College of Nursing | As a student, it can be easy to become discouraged with difficult classes, a bad grade or personal challenges. Junior Wesley Bland has faced all of these challenges and more during his time as a nursing student, but practice and determination have helped him overcome. “You start off low on the totem pole, so anything you do you’ve got to practice
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“There really is an opportunity to serve and to be a leader…”

College of Pharmacy | Brady Clark always knew he wanted to pursue a career in the medical field, but it wasn’t until his mother suffered a brain hemorrhage that he began to ask questions about specific pharmaceutical drugs and their effects. During his final year as an undergraduate, Clark enrolled in the 3+1 pharmacy program at Harding to study medicine in an official capacity and
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“The teachers want to help you grow as a designer and artist…”

College of Arts & Humanities | Art & Design Senior graphic design student Jennifer Allen made the most of her design connections after gaining her most recent summer internship with Duck Commander in Louisiana through people she met at Harding. “I think what makes Harding unique is that there are people from different states, and you get so many different connections,” Allen said. “There are
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“The psychology department has become like a different home for me…”

College of Sciences | Behavioral Sciences Leaving home and coming to college can be uncomfortable for many students. For psychology major Raleigh Kellis, finding a school where she had a sense of family was a high priority and exactly what she found in the psychology department. “I wasn’t expecting to be so blessed and influenced by the department,” Kellis said. “The psychology department has become
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“The program here has given me a lot of experience…”

College of Arts & Humanities | Art & Design As any student athlete can attest, balancing any major and collegiate sports can be a challenge. As an interior design student and member of the Bison baseball team, Davis Richardson is learning to do just that. “It’s definitely a lot of work,” Richardson said. “It requires a lot of hours to complete the projects that we
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“My goal is to own a recreation center specifically for inner-city kids…”

College of Sciences | Kinesiology In high school, Vanessa Lewis knew she wanted to become a basketball coach because of the way her own coach inspired her and ministered to all the players. Lewis saw the way her coach implemented her faith through practices, wins and losses. This demonstrated to Lewis how she could pursue her love of basketball while still showing others her faith.
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