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Teacher Couple Makes Full Circle Connection

When inclement weather forced Harding classes to go online last school year, one student made a connection she will never forget. Dr. Anita Killins, professor of physical therapy, was in an online meeting with one of her graduate students, Nakia Trotter, when her husband walked past the camera.  “When she saw my husband, she stopped talking and asked for his attention,” Anita said. “She said,
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Thando Mahlangu

Black History Month Student Q&A Feature Thando Mahlangu is an integrating marketing and communications major from Johannesburg, South Africa. Why did you choose to attend Harding? I had applied to many universities in South Africa, and I just wasn’t hearing back from many of them, so I was deciding to take a gap year. One of the ministers at my church recommended Harding. My dad’s
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John Bradshaw

Black History Month Student Feature Q&A John Bradshaw III is a senior business management major from Sachse, Texas. Why did you choose to attend Harding? I chose to attend Harding because I had several friends here. I started out at Southwestern Christian College — the only church of Christ historically Black college, located in Terrell, Texas — but after two years there, I really wanted
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Phallen Reed

Black History Month Student Feature Q&A Phallen Reed is a senior theatre major from Cedar Hill, Texas, who is also this semester’s Black Student Association president.  Why did you choose to attend Harding? The experiences I had while visiting campus and my relationship with certain Harding alumni Who are your African American heroes and what traits do they have in common? Maya Angelou — she
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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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