On this episode of the Tiger For Life Podcast, Ouachita graduate and chair of the Ouachita Alumni Advisory Board, Keisha Pittman McKinney ('04) interviews fellow alumna Jill Waldon Rowe ('03). While serving as a traveling speech pathology assistant for 15 years, Jill saw many children, including her own, getting sick often. Looking for products to better her family's health, Jill struggled to find products with clean, healthy ingredients she could trust.
A note of warning: this episode contains strong language related to racism experienced during the desegregation of Arkansas schools. Listener discretion is advised. On this episode of the Tiger For Life Podcast, we hear from longtime educator and Arkansas State Senator Joyce Elliott.
Tiger for Life Podcast: John Barber ('99) & Becky Ellis ('08) Bringing Hope and Help to People Impacted by DisabilityNovember 09, 2021
On this episode of the Tiger for Life Podcast, Ouachita grads John Barber ('99) and Becky (Cunningham) Ellis ('08) share about their work with Joni and Friends -- an international ministry founded by Joni Eareckson Tada that shares the hope of the Gospel and gives practical help to people impacted by disability.
Tiger for Life Podcast: Kallie Polk ('19) One Year, One Wienermobile & Miles of Smiles Along the Hot Dog HighwayNovember 03, 2021
If you love fun podcasts, this one's a "wiener!" On this episode of the Tiger for Life Podcast, we "ketchup" with 2019 Ouachita graduate Kallie Polk. After teaching elementary school for two years in North Carolina, Kallie was one of 4000 people to apply to be a "hotdogger" -- driving the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile around the country for a year.
Today is a unique episode of the Tiger for Life podcast featuring a Henderson State "Reddie!" Mark Peyton has served the past two years as Production Manager for Sodexo at Ouachita. He's fallen in love with Ouachita and students, faculty and staff have embraced Mark as a Ouachitonian and honorary Tiger for Life.
Tiger for Life Podcast: Clay Chapuis ('10) & Meredith Butler Chapuis ('12) Creating a Food Truck to Fight Food InsecurityJuly 12, 2021
This episode of the Tiger for Life Podcast features Ouachita graduates Clay Chapuis ('10) and Meredith Butler Chapuis ('12). On a late-night run, Meredith and two friends were burdened about the needs in their community. Not being able to sleep, the three women began to dream of how they could make an impact in their community -- especially in the area of food insecurity with so many losing jobs during the pandemic.
On this episode of the Tiger for Life Podcast, we hear from Ouachita graduate Mari Bednar ('17). After serving in children's ministry while attending Ouachita and after graduation, Mari felt called to the mission field and moved to Haiti to teach fourth graders in August of 2020 -- in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On this episode of the Tiger for Life Podcast, blogger and chair of the Ouachita Alumni Advisory Board, Keisha (Pittman) McKinney ('04), "flips the seat" and interviews the host of the podcast, Jon Merryman ('00), Ouachita's director of Alumni Relations. Keisha and Jon share memories and moments from the first year of the podcast, talk about what's new on campus, discuss how alumni can stay connected to their alma mater, and Jon shares his own "Fast Fave Fives."
On this episode of the Tiger For Life Podcast, Paige Cate Shepard ('09) shares about starting her own business, Shepard Organizing Solutions, after serving 10 years on staff at Geyer Springs Baptist Church in Little Rock. Paige shares tips for spring cleaning and decluttering and her favorite Ouachita memories like laughing at Amy Sonheim's jokes in class, directing Tiger Tunes through OSF and her first and last visit to Dean Henley's office after an unexpected party planning fail.
This episode of the Tiger For Life Podcast features double Ouachita graduate Dr. Lewis Shepherd ('80). Dr. Shepherd shares about integration at Ouachita in the 1960s, how Ouachita has continued to welcome and support students of color, how the work continues today and some of his favorite Ouachita memories as a student and now as special assistant to the president for advancing racial diversity.