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Connections: summer 2021

1968 Mike O’Neal is the new chair of the Christian Chronicle’s board of trustees. He was instrumental in establishing the Chronicle’s board during his presidency at Oklahoma Christian University and has served as a trustee since 2003. He and his wife, Nancy Lavender (’75), are members of Memorial Road Church of Christ in Oklahoma City. They have two children and six grandchildren. 1971 Jeff Woods
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Connections: spring 2021

1974 Glen Goree writes nonfiction books based on his experiences as a missionary in Rhodesia and his counseling experiences in Texas. In 2019, he was diagnosed with liver cancer, and his latest book, So You Have Cancer. Now What?, deals with his struggle with this disease. His wife, Valerie Massey (’72), has written six romantic suspense novels for the Christian market since retiring from teaching.
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Connections: fall 2020

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 of
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Connections: spring 2020

1970 James W. Carr was appointed to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. He is currently president and chairman of Highland Home Holdings, a Dallas-based investment fund. Before his retirement from Harding in 2019, he served as executive vice president and professor of business. In 2015, he was appointed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board, where he now serves
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Connections: winter 2020

1954 Owen Olbricht has written a book, Kingdom of the Messiah. He has authored numerous other books as well as workbooks, personal worker lessons and articles. He has spent more than 50 years leading campaigns and mission efforts in 30 states and 14 countries. He taught for 10 years at Harding. He is editor of Unique for Christ, a publication for university students.  1981 Mike
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Connections: Fall 2019

1974 Cindy Myers Reynolds has retired following a 43-year career in law enforcement. She was the first female patrol officer in Montgomery, Alabama. Upon retiring from the police department after 20 years, she spent one day retired and then took a job as a deputy with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s office. After 16 years as a patrol deputy, she moved to the legal services division
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Connections: Spring 2019

1948 Joseph and Jane Zazzi Mitchen celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary on Nov. 2, 2018. They were married by L.C. Sears. They have six children and a host of grandchildren. (822 Canforth Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70810) 1967 Gary Turner has been selected as deputy region director for Region 14 for the American Society of Quality. His duties are in assisting governance of sections in
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Connections: Winter 2019

1970 Di An Bomar Williams taught elementary school for 18 years. She received her master’s in library media from Jacksonville State University in 1998 and served as a library media specialist until retiring from Alabama schools in 2010. She currently contracts with SubTeach USA and was honored with the SOAR Award for going above and beyond in the field of education. Her husband, Roy (’71),
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Connections: Fall 2018

1953 Hubert and Dorothy Todd McCray celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception hosted by their three sons, Todd, Michael and Nathan. (2910 Toccoa St., Beaumont, TX 77703) 1959 Gordon “Vic” Cotton was recognized by the Mississippi Historical Society with the Award of Merit for a series of articles, “Warren County Before Statehood,” which he authored in commemoration of Mississippi’s 200th birthday. He also
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Connections: Spring 2018

1950 Clarence Richmond was honored at a 90th birthday reception held in Cone Chapel on the Harding campus Feb. 17 by family and friends. He has a master’s degree from Stevens Institute of Technology and is a retired aerospace engineer. He was employed 32 years by American Airlines and eight years by Bendix Aviation. He holds a commercial pilot’s license with an instrument rating. He
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