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.
Christa (Bennett) Neal ('08) serves as the Executive Director of the Percy and Donna Malone Child Safety Center in Arkadelphia, Ark., which provides forensic interviews, trauma-focused therapy, advocacy and education surrounding child maltreatment and abuse. On this episode, Christa shares about the center's work, how you can get involved and help protect children in your community.
The Tiger For Life podcast launched in April of 2020 as a way to connect and engage
alumni during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Alumni Relations Office plans to continue
to produce regular content in the future hearing stories and updates from Ouachita
alumni and friends. You can listen here or on the following podcast platforms: