Ministering at Mayo

Ten alumni graduate from Arkansas’ best nursing program to nation’s best hospital

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Building a legacy

We took a stroll through the Legacy Park neighborhood and learned from several homeowners what it is like to be a resident in the community.

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One Moment

Ganus Activities Complex is filled with approximately 600 students, faculty, staff and volunteers on Oct. 24, 2018, taking action to fight hunger in White County and surrounding areas. They teamed up with Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield and The Pack Shack to pack 254,000 meals in under two hours.

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Home, where the ‘Buff’ roams

By Rachel Stark | Photography by Jeff Montgomery | Originally published in NCAA’s Champion magazine in summer 2018 | Buff the Bison needs his protein. It’s another sweltering day in Searcy, Arkansas, and although summer break for Harding students has commenced, duty calls for the University mascot. In a few hours, he will suit up in a furry costume that will make this 90-degree day feel like a 130-degree sauna. During an average football game in early fall, Buff the Bison may lose 5 to 7 p ...

Ministering at Mayo

By Jantzen Haley | Photography by Kurt Stepnitz | Ten alumni graduate from Arkansas’ best nursing program to nation’s best hospital Carr College of Nursing is ranked the No. 1 nursing program in Arkansas for 2018 according to Since 1975, the program has trained and graduated quality nurses with an emphasis on Christian servanthood. With a rigorous curriculum and an excellent pass rate, including 100 percent the past two years, on the national licensing exam, Ha ...

Building a legacy

By Jantzen Haley | Photography by Jeff Montgomery | In 2007, the idea for Legacy Park was conceived. The vision included a new concept for student housing as well as individually-owned private homes. In 2016, these homes started becoming a reality as Legacy Park Phase IV, the first residential phase, launched, and the 20 home sites were quickly procured. Phase V is now underway with 20 additional home sites mapped out on the west side of campus.  Dr. David B. Burks, chancellor and spearhead of t ...


Spotlight: Dana McMillion

As the director of maintenance for Physical Resources, Dana McMillion is managing expectations across campus. What brought you to Harding?  In 2004 my children had been tuggin ...

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Newsmakers: winter 2019

Center for Student Success Lolita Meredith was named director of the McNair Scholars Program in October 2018, replacing Dr. Ann Brown who accepted a position as associate prof ...

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Stories of relief

Written by Hannah Owens and Megan Stroud | The reason why Vivi Vitalone (’14) is a communicator is simple — she loves people, she loves to tell their stories, and she’s seen that doing so makes a huge difference.  “I think that most of the issues we ...

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Tenor one

Written by Jonathan Murphy | In a sublet apartment in New York City, David Walton (’09) patiently waits for his next opera audition. Classical singers from all over the world gather in the City from October through December to audition for companies ...

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From the editor

Editorial Staff

Editor/Designer Tom Buterbaugh, ’78

Copy Editor/Writer Jantzen Haley, ’17

Writers Dillon Holsonback, ’17; Jonathan B. Murphy; Hannah Owens, ’11

Sports Writer Scott Goode, ’97

Photographer Jeff Montgomery, ’91

President Bruce D. McLarty, ’78

Vice President for University Communications and Enrollment Jana Rucker

Contributors Daniel Cherry, ’00; Joanna Crisco, ’97; Rachel Stark; Kurt Stepnitz

Final Frame


In a show of unity, Howard Wright, master of ceremonies, and Elijah Anthony, distinguished alumnus, who are both members of the 50th anniversary class, join hands with Larry Bills (center) of the 60th anniversary class as he leads the Alma Mater at the Black and Gold Banquet Oct. 19, 2018.

Vintage Harding


50 years ago | Moving in during the spring semester of 1969, construction continued on the nearly 12,000- square-foot Stevens Art Center built at a cost of $200,000. The building connected to the former president’s home which was remodeled for faculty offices and a new gallery.