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Jimi Holden

Black History Month Alumni Feature Q&A Jimi Holden played on the Bison football team, studied electronic media in the communication department and worked with HU16, the University’s 24/7 television station, until he graduated from Harding in 2004. He played professional football in the Arena Football League for the Arkansas Twisters until 2008. He has worked in finance since 2012 and owns Holden Financial Group.  Was
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Dr. Cortney Akins

Black History Month Alumni Feature Q&A While at Harding, Dr. Cortney Akins (’02) studied exercise science, cheered with the Lady Bisons cheerleading team and went to Haiti on a medical mission trip. She graduated from Duke University’s physician assistant program in 2005 and earned a Doctor of Medical Science in 2020. In addition to being a wife and mother, she has now been practicing as
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Investigative reporter, author Jerry Mitchell to speak on campus

September 2, 2020 | American Studies Institute | Honors College | The Harding University American Studies Institute, in partnership with its Honors College L.C. Sears Collegiate Seminar Series, will host alumnus, author and investigative reporter Jerry Mitchell for a virtual lecture event at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sep. 8. Mitchell’s presentation will feature his most recent book “Race Against Time,” which was released through Simon and
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Next-level educator

NLR |  Dr. Megan Slocum received her doctorate in education from Harding University North Little Rock (HUNLR). In her search for a comprehensive doctoral program, Slocum sought a relevant learning experience to inform and improve her practice and to complete her degree as part of a team or cohort. Now associate superintendent for the Springdale School District, Slocum found a cohort at HUNLR that provided
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Alumna of physician assistant program nationally recognized

Jan. 24, 2018 | Physician Assistant | Amanda Card Spahn was recently awarded the specialty credential Certificate of Added Qualifications from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, making her the only PA in the state with the credential in emergency medicine. Spahn received the CAQ in emergency medicine, a distinction earned by meeting licensure, education and experience requirements and then passing a national
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Harding’s College of Pharmacy celebrates 10-year milestone

Jan 8, 2018 | Pharmacy | The Harding University College of Pharmacy hosted a celebration Jan. 8 as it reached a 10-year milestone in the program’s history. Students, faculty and alumni met at Robbins Sanford Grand Hall in Searcy to enjoy fellowship and refreshments with colleagues, family and friends. Dr. Tim Howard serves as one of the college’s experiential education directors and has been a
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MBA Today: Special Agent Kyle Brice

Kyle Brice serves as a supervisory special agent for the U.S. Department of Treasury based in Louisville, Kentucky, and was part of Harding’s first MBA cohort during the fall 1998. He leads a team of special agents who investigate financial crime throughout the Southeast including all forms of tax crimes and money laundering activities. Brice said his MBA focused on corporate leadership, which gave him
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MBA Today: Service to the Nation, service to God

Capt. Ryan Scott, an active duty Army officer serving in the field artillery branch, graduated from Harding’s MBA program in 2015 and is an instructor with the Department of Military Instruction at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. He serves as the deputy division chief in the military science division where he helps develop curriculum, design and execute field training for
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Alumni find a ‘Greater Community’ of faith

July 12, 2017 | After a meeting with Dr. Andrew Baker, assistant professor of Bible and director of the Mitchell Center, in January two alumni were challenged with the task of a lifetime — to uncover the greater community of faith by traveling from Miami to Seattle with nothing but that very community to rely on. Ben Hansen and Jacob McCall, who did not know
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Pharmacy graduate helps start immunization program at Wal-Mart

Sept. 7, 2016 | Pharmacy | The ninth class of students in the College of Pharmacy were welcomed to campus Aug. 19 in a white coat ceremony. Dr. Steve Sparks, College of Pharmacy alumnus, addressed students in the ceremony. “I never dreamed I would be here today speaking to you,” Sparks said to students. “I got asked to speak, and like any good speaker, I
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