Archives for Connections

Connections: Fall 2022

Send us your news! Let us know about your wedding, a birth, job change, promotion, award, retirement, etc. Email your items to alumninews@harding.edu or write Harding University, Office of Alumni Relations, Box 10768, Searcy, AR 72149-5615. 1970 Roger and Marcia Lamb recently published “This Doesn’t Feel Like Love Either.” This sequel to their 1996 book shares their roller coaster journey of joy and sorrow in
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Connections: Summer 2022

1966 Johnny Vaughan has written a book titled Against all Odds: Coincidence or God’s Providence? relating a number of his personal experiences which appear to be too well coordinated to have been merely coincidences with the thesis that God’s providence continually intervened in his life. His college experiences, including a narrative of Harding’s 1966 national championship business team, consume several chapters. He and his wife,
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Connections: spring 2022

1968 Max Edrington retired from his optometric practice of 49 years. He and his wife, Diane, and their three sons have lived in Long Beach, Mississippi, since 1972 after his graduation from optometry school. 1974 Gail Welker Miller was named professor emeritus at York College. She retired after 36 years as an associate professor of biology. She is married to Lester Ray Miller II (’73). 
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Connections: fall 2021

1975 Tim Bixler is executive director of Delta Center Stage, a community theatre in Greenville, Mississippi. He has held the position since 2002. His wife, Sonya Edens, retired after being a drama teacher at Washington School in Greenville for 33 years. She is a published author in the realm of technical theatre with costuming and has been named Best Actress at the Southeastern Theatre Conference
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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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