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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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No roots, no limits

Utilizing ingenuity and talent, Caleb Brackney creates the Roamer Bus By Megan Stroud | Photography by Alexis Henderson | Logo by Caleb Brackney Inspired by what he learned in the interior design program at Harding, Caleb Brackney (’18) converted a school bus into his own tiny home for only $10,000, utilizing space planning and repurposing unusual materials to create a viral result. Brackney came to Harding
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The elephant in the room

By Tom Buterbaugh | Photography by Jeff Montgomery While returning from a quick road trip to Laurel, Mississippi, on March 27, my wife, daughter and I got off the Marion exit on I-55 to head west on 64 to Searcy and needed to fill up the CRV with gas. As I filled the tank, I began debating a fill-up for myself with a shake from
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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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