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A life of leadership and overcoming obstacles

Brett Bell, a freshman from North Little Rock, Arkansas, may have hearing loss, but rather than viewing this as a setback, he embraces it as his identity and opportunity to help other people. Bell was born completely deaf in one ear with 75% hearing in his other ear and received a cochlear implant and a hearing aid in the first grade, but he welcomes his
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Bison Baja Team

Students becoming professional engineers Dec. 6, 2021 | Department of Engineering and Physics | Racing a car is a thrill — from the smell of gasoline in the air, to the hum of the whirring engines, to the stomach-flipping speed of the car itself as the tires grind up dust at the drivers trailing behind. Maneuvering a car on a racetrack is one thing, but
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Student to jump rope in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, fulfilling decade-long dream

Sophomore math and Bible double-major Jacob Weatherford’s jump-rope career has taken him all around the globe, leading to an opportunity to jump in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this year.  Jacob started jumping in the second grade because his friend did not want to join the school jump-roping club alone.  “I was like, ‘Yeah, sure, I’ll do it. Why not?’ and then my friend ended
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Honors theses present opportunities to uncover or expand on passions

Whether the focus is athletics or politics, completing an honors thesis allows students the opportunity to gain knowledge, and maybe even a new passion, for a specific topic. All students who graduate with honors distinction complete a thesis project. This November, five seniors completed their theses and presented them to friends and faculty. Senior public relations major and former Honors College president Everett Kirkman titled
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John Lim

John Lim, interdisciplinary studies May 2021 graduate, dove deeper into his studies through his involvement with the Honors College. John became a member of the Honors College after being selected as a Trustee Scholar prior to his freshman year. When he arrived at Harding, he began taking honors classes, later deciding to work toward graduating as an Honors College Graduate with Distinction, which required him
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Everett Kirkman

Senior public relations major Everett Kirkman gained confidence and influenced change within the Honors College during her time as the organization’s 2020-21 president. Everett began her time in this leadership position during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. She said though this led to disappointment because of canceled or postponed events, it allowed the Honors College council to brainstorm and enact change in the foundation
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Katelyn Jewett

Child life and Spanish double major Katelyn Jewett found more than just a place for academic excellence in the Honors College — she also found a place for service. During Katelyn’s freshman year, she began volunteering at the Honors College tutoring program as something extra to do during the school week. Through this program, honors students tutor and mentor middle and high school students from
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Students receive national research awards at Alpha Chi Convention

May 12, 2021 | Honors College | Two Harding students received awards for work presented at the 2021 National Alpha Chi Convention, which was held virtually April 8-10.  Senior interdisciplinary studies major John Lim and senior computer science major Pedro Navarrete, who both graduated May 2021, received recognition as the top presenters in their field at the national convention. Lim received the Clark Youngblood Prize
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Honors College presents Trey Carlock Rising Scholar Award to students for academic research

May 11, 2021 | Honors College | In April, two students received the 2021 Trey Carlock Rising Scholar Award, an award given by the Honors College that recognizes students who plan to attend a research-focused graduate program. Honors College faculty selected Mary Grace Golden, public administration and communication studies double major, and Alicen Wilcox, biochemistry and molecular biology major, as this year’s recipients based on
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Scarlett Leckie’s Experience at HUG

What made you decide to participate in the HUG program?  I have always had a passion for traveling, and I liked the variety of places included in the specific program.  What was it like attending HUG and living in Greece?  Attending HUG felt like a dream; going to new countries every other week was so fun. Living in Greece was a great learning experience. I
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