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Christa Neal
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Alumni Profile: Christa Neal ('08) Facilitating hope and healing

March 10, 2021

Seven years ago, Christa Neal was named executive director of the newly established Percy and Donna Malone Child Safety Center in Arkadelphia. There wasn’t a “center” to speak of at the time, just a vision of helping children who were victims of abuse or maltreatment in the area. Soon, a location would be found, Neal would grow funding and support and families would gain much needed services.

Eli Cranor
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Ouachita alumnus Eli Cranor returns to campus to share authorial journey

November 18, 2020

With a masked beard and a shirt that read in bold blue letters,: “READ MORE BOOKS,” Ouachita Baptist University alumnus Eli Cranor gave an author’s reading in Young Auditorium Thursday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Ouachita’s Department of Language and Literature had invited him to share his unusual authorial journey with current students.

Tiger For Life Podcast
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Tiger for Life Podcast: Anna Lloyd ('00), Back to School

September 24, 2020

On this episode of the Tiger for Life Podcast we hear from Ouachita alumna Anna Lloyd ('00), who serves as principal at Pulaski Heights Elementary in Little Rock. Anna shares about leading through the pandemic, how she prepared to open her school for on-campus instruction, what she learned surviving the crash of American Airlines flight 1420 as a Ouachita student, and her favorite Ouachita memories.

Tiger For Life Podcast
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Tiger for Life Podcast: Stephen ('15) and Abby Curry ('17)

September 15, 2020

On this episode of the Tiger for Life Podcast we hear from teachers Stephen Curry ('15) and his wife Abby Root Curry ('17). The Currys share about teaching online this spring and the hybrid in-person and online theater and choir programs at Little Rock Christian Academy, settling in to their new home in Little Rock, and their favorite Ouachita memories.

Tiger For Life Podcast
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Tiger For Life Podcast: Kelly Martin Stamps ('95)

September 07, 2020

This episode of the Tiger For Life Podcast features alumna Kelly Martin Stamps ('95). Kelly is a well-known and loved blogger from Northwest Arkansas who is married to Scott and has three children: Harper, Hollis and Will Holden. Kelly shares how her family survived the spring and summer at home due to quarantine, what it's been like getting kids back to school, about her work with Tangible Truth Ministries, and more.

Lewis Shepherd
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Ouachita hires Shepherd in full-time role to support students, faculty and staff of color

August 03, 2020

Dr. Ben Sells, president of Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, announced today that Dr. Lewis Shepherd, Jr., will join the school’s executive leadership team as special assistant to the president.

Tiger for Life Podcast
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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."

Tiger for Life Podcast
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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.

Tiger For Life Podcast
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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.

Tiger For Life Podcast
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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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