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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 casting for the following seasons. While there, Walton is singing for Kentucky Opera, Pensacola Opera, Anchorage Opera, several German opera companies and many
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2018 Alumni Awards

With a community that spans a history of nearly 100 years and includes more than 64,000 members, the number of accomplishments, awards, recognitions and honors are countless and cover a myriad of fields. Recognizing those who are going the extra mile and exemplifying Christian service is a timeless tradition and one that continues as part of the University’s community of mission. This year’s alumni award
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Baking where you are planted

Elizabeth Keese (’14) developed a love for baking at an early age, but she never dreamed of the doors she would walk through as a result. The beginning dates back to a batch of cookies in kindergarten, but Keese’s baking career really took flight in a kitchen in Germany. While attending nursing school at Harding, Keese spent a three-month break visiting her sister overseas. During
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Leaving a blueprint on the community

The word architect often conjures up images of blueprints, rulers and mechanical pencils, but for Dave Huey (’78), award-winning architect and president of Dewberry Architects Inc., it’s about being connected to the community. Huey had long set his sights on a career as an architect. “My older brother, Wayne (’68), was an architect, and ever since I was a kid I worked on models and
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Acting authentically

After many performances on the Benson Auditorium stage, Abby Smith (’03) graduated from Harding University as a music major with a theatre minor not sure exactly what she was going to do with her love for musical theatre. Fifteen years later, she found herself on the Broadway stage cast as Mrs. Puff in “SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical.” “I come from a performing family, so
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Living history

J.C. Davis (’70) has brought history to life for thousands of students during a teaching career that spans more than 45 years. For as far back as he can remember, Davis wanted to be a teacher. “I went to elementary school in a two-room building in Cumberland County, Tennessee, and I recall deciding then that I was going to be a teacher,” he said. After
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Life on the road

Growing up in an Air Force family, home for Chelsea Roberson Tuttle (’07) meant moving around. After graduating from the University, Tuttle adopted the same method, this time with a home that literally moved around. Since her first camper van, Tuttle and her husband, Christian, have lived in an ambulance, bus and Swiss army vehicle — traveling the country from the comfort of their own
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Pro-bono fide

From his time as a student at Harding, Russell Brown (’99) knew he wanted to work in public service. He landed an internship with then Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee his senior year that led him to an early career in government. “I liked interacting with the ultimate decision makers, city counselors, mayors and county commissioners,” Brown says. “I enjoy participating in public meetings. Not everybody
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Outstanding Alumni Awards 2017

As a community of mission, the University strives to equip its graduates to not only excel in their jobs but also shine the light of Christ to those with whom they come in contact. While many of the more than 50,000 Harding alumni are deserving of recognition, the following have been selected for awards based on their work and example, earning the respect of those
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Outstanding Young Alumna Award 2017

Terri Lee (’04) has taken her degree in interactive media and used it to connect the Searcy Police Department to the community as public information officer. As spokesperson, Lee is the liaison between the department and media and speaks to community groups like schools and civic organizations about crime prevention, community policing and other law enforcement topics. She says that God led her to this
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