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Senior acting major and entrepreneurial management minor Lydia Black bravely explores multiple passions.  By Hailey Pruitt | Videography by Jake Ward | WHY HARDING Lydia Black, a senior from Kilgore, Texas, grew up in theatre and dance. “My older sister and several friends studied theatre at public universities, and after hearing their stories, I decided I wanted this to be a time when I would
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Lifesaving Award Certificate of Merit honoree Shane Ryan strives to serve WHY HARDING Shane Ryan, a senior Bible and family ministry major, knew from a young age he wanted to serve. “Growing up, I would really get into sports for a period of time and then transition into playing video games before finding something else that interested me. Then I started to realize that I like
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Sophomore biomedical engineering student Gabriella fields promotes autism awareness on campus WHY HARDING Gabriella Fields, a sophomore from Rogers, Arkansas, knew right away that Harding was going to be the place for her. “I came and visited for Trustee Weekend in January of 2020, and I got to see the campus, but then everything shut down because of COVID-19 so I didn’t get to make any follow-up
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Everyday Student: Aliyah Muhammad

By Katie Clement Sophomore biochemistry major Aliyah Muhammad wants to bring confidence to others’ smiles. A PLACE TO CALL HOME Aliyah Muhammad, a sophomore from North Little Rock, Arkansas, grew up hearing it was great to be at Harding. “I grew up hearing former youth group members talk about how great Harding was, and I denied the fact that it could be that great. Junior
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Everyday student: John Lim

Junior John Lim from Singapore, an interdisciplinary studies major studying ministry by focusing on Bible, communication and English, is well-known for his leadership in chapel and amiable personality. WHY HARDING “I was certain I wanted to do ministry, and Harding started sending summer interns to my congregation through Global Outreach. Along with stories from the alumni in my congregation, I realized that this was a
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Everyday Student: Savannah Vaughn

Junior Savannah Vaughn is confident her cognitive neuroscience major will prepare her for grad school. WHY HARDING — Savannah Vaughn, a junior from Fayetteville, Arkansas, knew that Harding would be a good fit for her. “Harding has always been a place that I loved after attending Uplift on campus during the summer. When it came time to decide where I wanted to go to college,
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Everyday Student — Perry Patton

TEN-HUT Perry Patton, a senior from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, knew that Harding is where he belonged. “My junior year of high school, when it came time for me to start seriously considering colleges, I came to visit Harding and fell in love with it. It just truly felt like home. I knew it was a place where I could grow academically and spiritually and be surrounded
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Sophomore Morgan Proffitt finds herself surrounded by mentors and peers who push her to be a better version of herself. BATTER UP Morgan Proffitt, a sophomore elementary education and leadership and ministry major from Katy, Texas, connected with many universities in search of a place to further her education and soccer career. “I nearly decided on going to another university when that school fell through
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Everyday student: Jack Thomas

Senior Jack Thomas is a strong believer that growth takes place within community, and that’s exactly what he has found at Harding. BATTER UP | Jack Thomas, a senior from Little Rock, Arkansas, was recruited in high school to play baseball at the University. “Andy Schatzley, the hitting coach and recruiting coordinator for Harding, hosted my family during my junior year of high school. I
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Everyday Student: Truett Keener

Truett Keener’s experiences are preparing him for a career in criminal justice. CHOOSING A PATH | In high school, Truett Keener (’17) from Millersburg, Pennsylvania, did not anticipate attending college. When he visited Harding’s campus in 2013, he discovered an environment and career path he wanted to pursue. “I wanted to experience what it’s like living in a community where there are a lot of
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