Military history along the Mississippi

By Jared Dockery | Photography by Jeff Montgomery | Experiencing the strategic importance of the Mississippi River firsthand made history come alive for a group of students, alumni and faculty who toured Vicksburg, Mississippi, and New Orleans March 25-27. This field trip is a component of the U.S. military history course offered by the history and political science department. During the Civil War, Confederate forces fortified the bluffs at Vicksburg and placed cannons overlooking and commandin ...

Prepared for success, poised for service

By Hailey Pruitt | Photography by Jeff Montgomery | Videography by Jake Ward | On May 7, more than 700 students, representing 39 states and 18 countries, walked across the Benson stage in three commencement ceremonies. Recommended by their deans, 11 seniors sat down with us to reflect on their time at the University, sharing memories of mentors who invested in them, a community that nurtured them and the fun they had along the way.  Harding magazine is proud of them and all of their classma ...

Building on the past

Reflecting on the Ganus Building’s 71 years of history By Hailey Pruitt | Photography by Jeff Montgomery and from UCM Archives | While it’s difficult for most students today to imagine a morning without a Chick-fil-A chicken biscuit after chapel, 70 years ago, students would descend on a student center on the other side of campus for hot donuts baked by Dixie McCorkle and then later, in the 1960s and 1970s, Mrs. Lomax’s cinnamon rolls.  The Ganus Student Center, named by students ...

25 years in the making

By Sandy Reynolds, Harding Place marketing and resident services director | Photography by Jeff Montgomery | Originally opening its doors in 1997, Harding Place was the vision of the late Dr. Jimmy Carr Sr. during the presidency of Dr. David Burks. As a part of our week-long 25th anniversary celebration on April 18-22, we paid tribute to our Harding University roots with a variety of events including a presidential reception, golf cart campus tours, Bison Bingo, photos with Buff the Bison and a ...


Everyday Student

Senior acting major and entrepreneurial management minor Lydia Black bravely explores multiple passions.  By Hailey Pruitt | Videography by Jake Ward | WHY HARDING Lydia Black ...

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Heard in chapel

Jan. 26 “You feel like, ‘I just don’t want to be so committed that I make a fool out of myself.’ You don’t really know how much you were forgiven. If we knew how much we were ...

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By the numbers

Did you know? 560  Frequency of Memphis, Tennessee, radio station WHBQ, owned by Harding from 1946-56 19   Swings on campus 443 Inscribed brick pavers in campus side ...

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McLarty portrait unveiled

On April 5, faculty, staff and the McLarty family gathered in Cone Chapel as Dr. Bob Walker, chairman of the board of trustees, and President Burks presented the fifth preside ...

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New roles on campus

Four leadership promotions have been announced by the University recently. Dr. Todd Patten was named associate dean of the Cannon-Clary College of Education effective Aug. 1. ...

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Newsmakers: summer 2022

ADVANCEMENT Archie Shelton joined the team Feb. 7 as a major gift officer. He previously served in development at University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.  ...

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My View: Jim Galyan

A struggle not wasted Jim Galyan (’88, MFT ’08), a partner and therapist at ReGroup in Searcy, shares his thoughts on the mental health struggles many are facing as a result o ...

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Advocating for Arkansans

By Katie Clement | Many love PBS for its educational and family-friendly programming. Annette Cone Herrington (’75) has served on the Arkansas PBS Commission for 10 years, appointed in 2012 by former Gov. Mike Beebe and recently reappointed by Gov. A ...

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Opening his own business

By Luke Humphrey | Through a combination of hard work, daily prayer and dream chasing, Logan Foshee (’19) is now the proud owner of Foshee Equipment Co., an outdoor equipment store in Murfreesboro, Arkansas. He began the process of starting his own b ...

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From the editor

Editorial Staff

Editor/Designer Tom Buterbaugh, ’78

Copy Editor/Writer Hailey Pruitt, ’10

Writers Katie Clement, ’16; Luke Humphrey, ’20; Megan Stroud, ’19

Sports Writer Scott Goode, ’97

Photographer Jeff Montgomery, ’91

Videographer Jake Ward, ’22

President Michael D. Williams, ’85

Assistant Vice President for University Communications and Marketing Candice Moore, ’01

Contributors Joanna Crisco, ’97; Jared Dockery, ’94; Sandy Reynolds, ’86; Paul Simmons, ’95

Final Frame


Vintage Harding


45 years ago

Elected in the spring of 1977 for the 1977-78 school year, Susan Brady leads a Student Association meeting as its first woman president.