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Back in the saddle again

Interview by Jantzen Haley | Photography by Jeff Montgomery | Dr. David B. Burks returned to the role of president Dec. 1, 2020, after serving as chancellor since 2013. His Har­ding career spans more than five decades since joining the faculty in 1967. In addition to teaching accounting in the Paul R. Carter College of Business Administration, he served as dean of the college for
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Pursuing a shortened pathway to Pharmacy

By Jeff Mercer, dean of the College of Pharmacy | Photography by Jeff Montgomery | This May, the College of Pharmacy will graduate its 10th class of Doctor of Pharmacy students. They will join hundreds of other Harding-trained pharmacists who are caring for patients at practice sites throughout the nation at a time when frontline health providers are needed the most. Dr. Wali Abdul, a 2020
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A man of mission

Compiled by Tom Buterbaugh | Photography by Jeff Montgomery | Dr. Bruce McLarty’s inaugural address theme “A Community of Mission” will forever be part of the legacy our fifth president leaves at the University, saying that it is what we are and what we aspire to be. His love for his alma mater was clear in that speech and also in his daily life as
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Rhodes finalist

2019 alumnus Taylor Brown affects social services policy worldwide By Megan Stroud | Photography by Jeff Montgomery | During his senior social work field placement, Taylor Brown (’19) got his first taste of social policy, an experience that is changing the trajectory of his career. Along his pathway to career and educational goals, he was named a Rhodes scholar finalist for the prestigious international postgraduate
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1M lives touched

The physician assistant studies program serves its 1 millionth patient By Megan Stroud | Photography by Jeff Montgomery Since Dr. Michael Murphy founded the program, the first in the state of Arkansas, the physician assistant studies program has reached 1 million patients through the work of more than 400 students.  Mary Madill, director of the program, was a student in the program’s first class in 2005
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Striving toward more diversity on campus

By Jessica Berry | Photography by Jeff Montgomery If I had to pick the least favorite year of my life, I would probably pick 2020. If I had to pick the best year — so far — of my life, in the same breath, I would still pick 2020. This year has helped me grow in so many areas. I also have seen other things
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Harding 50 years ago

By Raymond Kelly, president of the class of 1970 There’s a saying that goes something like this: the days and weeks sometimes seem to drag by, but the years fly by. My classmates and I can attest to the latter part of that saying. Fifty years has certainly flown by! You know you’re getting old when you see the names of personal friends, coaches and
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Meaningful Impact: Alumni Awards 2020

By Jantzen Haley Homecoming each year provides an opportunity to reflect on the many alumni who have been shaped and changed by their time at the University. While this year’s Homecoming was unlike any other — alumni unable to gather on the campus of their alma mater  — the impact of their lives and influence on the Harding community is no less important. Each year,
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Harding at a distance

By Hannah Owens | When I stepped into the office on April 16, 2020, it was like stepping back in time. Campus had been nearly empty for more than a month, but I made the trip to campus to complete this story assignment — I knew writing would be more meaningful in this place. The stack of The Bison newspapers we provide for visitors to
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Back to Pakistan

Interview by Jantzen Haley, photography by Dave Hogan If the opportunity arises to revisit the places where you spent your youth in the mission field more than 50 years later, you take it. Gordon Hogan, now 92 years old, and his three children, Beth James (’73), Dave Hogan (’78) and Julie Garner (’79), made a nine-day trip in early February 2020 to Lahore, Pakistan, visiting
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