Monthly Archives November 2020

Editor’s Note

Looking back, looking forward God is in control. What reassurance this has given me this fall as COVID and today’s anxious social climate continue to be at the forefront of our lives. Working from a distance on the last issue provided many challenges we had never faced before. While we have been back in our offices since June, this issue and semester have been perhaps
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Categories: Editor note.

Newsmakers

Advancement Jeff Mills was named senior advancement officer July 31.  Candice Moore was appointed campaign and project director June 1. Moore previously served as director of marketing in the Office of University Communicationsand Marketing.  Laurel Shearin became director of prospect research and grants Aug. 12. Alumni and Parent Relations Heather Kemper was named director of alumni and parent relations July 1. She fills the role
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Categories: Around Campus.

Graduate and professional support grows

A new office of graduate and professional support was established by the University July 1. The office provides expanded resources for more than 50 graduate and professional programs. Graduate and professional programs have been a part of the educational offerings at the University since 1952, growing to account for close to 20% of annual enrollment in recent years and representing significant growth opportunities in coming
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Categories: Around Campus.

Endnote: Just give it a chance

By Andrew M. Braxter, director of church outreach Growing up, I was a very picky kid, and honestly, I am a very picky adult — I hate trying new things. I’m a creature of habit, and normally when I find something I like, I stick with it. My father would tell me that I would never know the difference between what I liked and what
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Categories: End Note.

Passages: fall 2020

Nancy Ruth Mullaney Chapman (’44), 97, of Dallas died July 12, 2020. She met her husband in Pattie Cobb Cafeteria in 1940. They married in 1941 and, when he felt led to become a minister, she grew to fully embrace her role and responsibilities as a minister’s wife. They shared an urgent call and strong love for those who did not know the Lord. Many
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Categories: Passages.

Breaking the cycle

By Megan Stroud De’Onte Garrett (’17), program director for Timothy Hill’s residential program in Tennessee, helps men from the ages of 17 to 25 develop independent living skills and workforce training. He visited Timothy Hill residential program in New York for the first time as a student during a spring break mission trip and instantly discovered his passion for the mission and opportunity to work
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Categories: Alumni Profiles.

Legacy teacher

By Josie Parker Christyn Simmons Henderson (’15) is in her fifth year teaching third grade at Searcy’s McRae Elementary School. Watching the impact her mother, who previously taught third grade and now teaches art for Searcy’s Westside Elementary School, has had on her students helped Henderson recognize her passion for teaching. She’d always imagined herself being a teacher, even playing school with her sister while
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Categories: Alumni Profiles.

Connections: fall 2020

1969 Don L. and Lois Shores celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary July 28, 2020. They are lifelong residents of Cave Springs, Arkansas, and former owners of Shores Hardware and Propane Gas where they worked side by side for more than 50 years. He was a member of Har­ding’s board of trustees from 1976-2019, and she is a member of Women for Harding. They are members
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Categories: Connections.

1M lives touched

The physician assistant studies program serves its 1 millionth patient By Megan Stroud | Photography by Jeff Montgomery Since Dr. Michael Murphy founded the program, the first in the state of Arkansas, the physician assistant studies program has reached 1 million patients through the work of more than 400 students.  Mary Madill, director of the program, was a student in the program’s first class in 2005
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Categories: Features.

Striving toward more diversity on campus

By Jessica Berry | Photography by Jeff Montgomery If I had to pick the least favorite year of my life, I would probably pick 2020. If I had to pick the best year — so far — of my life, in the same breath, I would still pick 2020. This year has helped me grow in so many areas. I also have seen other things
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Categories: Features.