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Tiger for Life Podcast: Barrett Baber ('02), Singing and songwriting online during COVID-19

August 03, 2020

On this episode of the Tiger For Life podcast, alumnus Barrett Baber ('02) shares about performing and songwriting during the pandemic, his experience on "The Voice" and Ouachita memories including being a Tiger Tunes host and surviving the crash of American Airlines flight 1420. Barrett also performs one of the most recent songs he's written entitled "No Man's Land."

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Tiger for Life Podcast: Kendra Pruitt ('10), Helping others through law, public service & advocacy

July 27, 2020

This episode features lawyer and alumna Kendra Pruitt ('10), Senior Advisor to Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott, Jr. Kendra shares about her time in the mayor's office and projects and policies she's helped move forward in just 18 months, her volunteer work with the organization she started (Club R.E.S.T.O.R.E.), her thoughts on the current state of the fight for racial justice and equality, and some of her favorite memories at Ouachita.

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Tiger for Life Podcast: Col. Andrew Landers ('92) & Michelle Franks Landers ('93), Living lives in service to God & country

July 20, 2020

On this episode of the Tiger For Life podcast, we hear from Col. Andrew Landers ('92) and his wife Michelle Franks Landers ('93). In addition to discussing their military service, Andrew and Michelle share about their time at Ouachita including meeting each other on a blind date for Roommate Roundup, Michelle's performance in the EEE skeletons Tiger Tunes show and how Ouachita prepared them both for a life of travel and service.

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Tiger for Life Podcast: Sarah Harmeyer ('99), People gathering during COVID and beyond

July 13, 2020

On this episode of the Tiger For Life podcast, alumna Sarah Harmeyer ('99), founder and Chief People Gatherer at Neighbor's Table, shares about starting her small business on a love mission, stories of people gathering and how that has looked different during COVID-19 and what it might look like moving forward.

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Tiger for Life Podcast: James "Bearcat" Reynolds ('71), From Tiger touchdowns to death row chaplaincy

July 06, 2020

On this episode of the Tiger For Life podcast, James "Bearcat" Reynolds ('71) shares memories from his time on campus as the first Black member of the Ouachita football team and reflections from his more than two decades of chaplaincy, including years of ministry on death row.

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Tiger for Life Podcast: Shelley Breen ('91) & Denise Jones ('91), Keeping the candle burning through the pandemic

June 29, 2020

On this week's Tiger For Life podcast, Ouachita alums and members of Point of Grace Shelley Phillips Breen ('91) and Denise Masters Jones ('91) share about what they've been up to during quarantine, what's new with Point of Grace as well as their favorite POG and Ouachita memories.

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Tiger for Life Podcast: Blake Ligon ('08), Pastoring during a pandemic

June 22, 2020

On this episode, Dr. Blake Ligon ('08) shares about pastoring his congregation at Central Baptist Church Jonesboro's Paragould Campus in the midst of the pandemic, his call to ministry and his favorite Ouachita memories like meeting his wife Joy, being in the Beta Beta "Glove Makers" Tiger Tunes show and his love for the caf's shrimp alfredo.

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Tiger for Life Podcast: Vanilla Hannah ('72), Education during the pandemic & reflections on a peaceful protest

June 15, 2020

Alumna Vanilla (Nelson) Hannah ('72), counselor at Arkadelphia High School and Goza Middle School, shares about education during the coronavirus pandemic, reflections on the peaceful protest in Arkadelphia following the death of George Floyd and some of her favorite Ouachita memories like singing with Ouachita Singers and listening to Cliff Harris ('70) and the Dallas Cowboys in the Student Union.

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Tiger for Life Podcast: Rhonda Sanders ('83), Feeding Arkansans through the Arkansas Foodbank

June 08, 2020

With unemployment numbers on the rise due to COVID-19, the work of the Arkansas Foodbank is so important. Ouachita alumna and Arkansas Foodbank CEO Rhonda Sanders ('83) shares how foodbanking works, how the work of the Arkansas Foodbank has changed during the pandemic and how we can get involved as well as her memories of Walt's mashed potatoes and building Homecoming floats with her Chi Delta sisters.

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Tiger for Life Podcast: Melinda Mayo ('87), Broadcasting from home during the pandemic

June 01, 2020

Award-winning journalist and co-host of KATV's Daybreak and Good Morning Arkansas, Melinda Mayo ('87), shares about broadcasting from home during the pandemic with her sidekick weather dog Ozzie, her favorite Ouachita memories and highlights from her recent trip to the Holy Land.

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