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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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A century of memories

Compiled by Hannah Owens | Illustration by Jennifer Allen In 1919, Pattie Cobb Hall was built on the campus of what was Galloway Women’s College. Though the school closed in 1933, the building remained and became the home and dining location of students for many years at Harding. Today, it continues to be a home for female University students. Alumni shared their favorite memories of
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Field house of dreams

By Tom Buterbaugh | Photography by Jeff Montgomery To say that the new Huckeba Field House is large is an understatement. As the largest indoor football facility in Division II and one of the biggest in the country, it spans 133 yards with 77,146 square feet and an apex of 60 feet. Dedicated at Homecoming Oct. 19, one of the most special features of the
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‘Their deeds will follow them’

By Jantzen Haley | Photography by Jeff Montgomery It was clear to all who knew him that Dr. Clifton L. Ganus Jr. completed a great many deeds for the Lord, for Harding University, and for any and all with whom he interacted. He now rests from his labor, but his deeds truly live on, in part through the Endowed Chair of History and Political Science
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A new promise

By Megan Stroud | Photography by Jeff Montgomery The red door on the house on Moore Avenue in Searcy opens to a spacious, naturally-lit room with tall ceilings. Looking past the desks at the front, a large dining table and living room welcomes parents and children, no matter what their backgrounds may be. The house was previously Searcy Children’s Home, but, with the help of
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