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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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Connections: Winter 2018

1949 Stephen Eckstein has taught a class on a spiritual A-bomb, an outgrowth of an article he wrote in regard to the A-bombs of 1944, at Green Lawn Church of Christ in Lubbock, Texas. He served in World War II. (2605 N. County Road 1700, Lubbock, TX 79416) 1959 Lewis (’57) and Charlene Stewart celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June 1, 2017. They are both
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Connections: Fall 2017

1959 Douglas Cloud was awarded third place from the Emerging Screenwriters Contest for a script he co-wrote, “No Mercy Rule.” (6325 Williams Grove Drive, Brentwood, TN 37027) 1968 Charles Hearne was inducted into the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame. In his 30 years of coaching, his overall record was 995-333. He coached 39 varsity teams with 28 of them qualifying for the
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Connections: Spring 2017

1956 Lawrence Barclay was named professor emeritus of Bible and biblical languages by the board of regents of Amridge University in June 2016 after 57 years of teaching (1959-75 at Faulkner University and 1967-2016 at Amridge University). He has been involved in deaf ministry for 45 years and currently serves as minister to the deaf at University Church of Christ in Montgomery, Alabama. His wife,
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