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Introducing our next president

Compiled by Katie Clement  Dr. Mike Williams was announced as the sixth president of Harding University Oct. 27, 2021, and begins his presidency June 1. Williams earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University in 1985 and later returned to earn his Master of Business Administration. He earned his Doctor of Education from the University of Pennsylvania. He began serving on Harding’s admissions staff
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New York state of mind

By Luke Humphrey Photography by Meleri York, Madison Meyer, Jaxon Nash and Mallory Gowen On Jan. 1, more than 100 Harding students and professors — seven groups spanning multiple programs, departments and colleges — arrived in New York City for the educational experience of a lifetime. Every year, students take this trip for class credit by completing assignments before, during and after. Over the course
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El Futuro offers hope and healing to Spanish speakers with mental health needs

Director and alumnus Dr. Luke Smith finds that building trust, compassion and connection is key By Rupen Fofaria, EdNC.org, originally published Oct. 15, 2020 Luke Smith (’96) could be sitting in a nice office someplace charging a couple hundred dollars an hour as a child psychiatrist. That’s not who he is, though. He’s more of the roll-up-your-sleeves-and-get-involved type. Smith is the director of El Futuro, a
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Viewing patients through the eyes of Christ

Family nurse practitioner program prepares nurses to show compassion and mercy in every patient encounter Introduction by Dona Clarin, program director and associate professor | Compiled by Hailey Pruitt The mission of the Carr College of Nursing is “Developing Nurses as Christian Servants.” In 2015, the college expanded its program offerings by adding the Master of Science in nursing with a focus on preparing registered nurses as
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Reunited and it felt so good

By Tom Buterbaugh | Photography by Jeff Montgomery and Madison Meyer Homecoming 2021 brought a spirited fellowship to campus. Alumni returned to partake in more than 100 events, including the Heritage Circle Banquet Thursday evening, the Black & Gold Banquet Friday evening, the parade Saturday morning, a whopping 64-7 victory by the football team Saturday afternoon following a huge tailgate with several food trucks, the
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Celebrating Botham Jean’s legacy of love

By Hailey Pruitt, photography by Jeff Montgomery The date selected for the memorial dedicated in honor of the life of Botham Jean was appropriately chosen — it would have been his 30th birthday. Students, faculty, family and friends gathered Sept. 29 to commemorate this special occasion by sharing memories. The Good News Singers, of which Jean had been a member, began the program in song.
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Making a difference

The speech-language pathology graduate clinical practicum in Zambia provides participants with more than experience as they learn to see God work in new ways By Melanie Meeker, communication sciences and disorders chair  I think about Africa every day.  Sometimes I check the weather there to see if it’s raining in Zambia. I have come to care deeply about whether the crops are growing on the
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Lives of distinction

By Hailey Pruitt Homecoming is a special time as many return to campus to reunite with friends and mentors and to remember and share stories in the place where it all began. As part of this celebration each year, the University honors alumni selected from a community of more than 40,000 who continue to live out Harding’s mission in their chosen fields all around the
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Physical Therapy

Rewarding. Relationships. Worthwhile. By Jantzen Haley | Photography by Jeff Montgomery Harding’s physical therapy program sat its first class in 2011 and for the past 10 years has trained students to be leaders and innovators in physical therapy, providing their communities and the profession with Christian service. The eight-semester program seats a cohort of around 35 students each fall. While year one focuses on didactic
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Helping people understand who they are

Engineering and Honors College faculty fellow wins National Science Foundation award for research By Jim Miller | Photography by Jeff Montgomery At age 4, Dr. James Huff, associate professor of engineering and Honors College faculty fellow, was diagnosed with mild cerebral palsy. The motor disability played a significant role in his youth. He was reminded of his athletic limitations. He was bullied. He felt singled out and isolated
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