Ashley Reeves was named head softball coach in June 2021. Reeves previously served as the head coach at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado.
John Lim, interdisciplinary studies graduate, and Pedro Navarrete, computer science graduate, received awards as top presenters in their field at the 2021 National Alpha Chi Convention held virtually in April. Lim received the Clark Youngblood Prize in Philosophy and World Religions with his presentation titled “Hybridized Spirituality in Singaporean Christians.” Navarrete was awarded the Floyd Tesmer/Strayer University Prize in Computer Science and Engineering for his presentation “Comparative Study: MongoDB vs. Elasticsearch.”
Amelia Brister was appointed public services librarian in September. She previously served as the information services assistant.
Jacob Farr joined the team in August as the new assistant director for career services and employer engagement. He previously was a youth minister and a rehabilitation therapist.
Lara Lauterbach was named assistant director of career and vocational exploration in August. She previously served as the assistant director of career development at Lyon College.
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES
Dr. Paul Haynie, history professor emeritus, had an article featured in a special edition of the Arkansas Historical Quarterly highlighting best articles about the history of the University of Arkansas. His article is titled “Religion and Morals at the University of Arkansas.”
Dr. Jim Miller, associate professor of communication, was appointed to the Christian Chronicle Journalism Advisory Council in August 2021.
COLLEGE OF BIBLE AND MINISTRY
Dr. Allen Diles, professor of bible and church history, published a book in July 2021. His book is titled Let Truth Prevail: An Introduction to European Christian Renewal Movements.
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
The college received a 10-year reaffirmation of their accreditation with the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs in May 2021.
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
Dr. Susan Grogan, associate professor of education, published a book in August 2021. Her book is titled Help Them Learn With Their Strengths: Case Studies of Students with Dyslexia.
Dr. Carol Douglass, professor and director of special education, has been chosen to serve on the panel for the Grades K-6, 7-12 Special Education Resource Competencies with the Arkansas Department of Education.
COLLEGE OF SCIENCES
The 2020-21 University Baja team with members Bret Bishop, Lee DenBraber, Gabriella Fields, Ryan Hankins, Zach Marcotte-Charette, Colton Mercer, Jason Owens, Caleb Payne, Alberto Quiniero, James Rosenthal, Shelby Smith, Gray Sutherlin, Logan Thomas and Bryan Wornock was awarded fourth place overall and first place in the four-hour endurance race during the Baja SAE competition in Tucson, Arizona, in May 2021.
Mary Grace Golden, a double major in public administration and communication studies, and Alicen Wilcox, a biochemistry and molecular biology major, are the first recipients of the Trey Carlock Rising Scholar Award. The award was announced at the inaugural Harding University Undergraduate Research Conference in April 2021. The recipients receive a grant of $1,300 to present their research at a major academic conference.
Craig Russell, director of public safety, was named to the North American Regional Board of ASIS International in August 2021. In January he will begin serving as secretary/treasurer.