Tiger For Life Podcast

Tiger For Life Podcast

The Tiger For Life Podcast is a production of the Ouachita Baptist University Alumni Relations Office and features stories from Ouachita alumni and friends.

Episodes

July 12, 2022 45 min
On this episode of the Tiger For Life Podcast, we hear from Ouachita graduate Ransey Joiner from the class of 2019. Ransey currently lives in Waco, Texas, and started his own company, Brilliant, where he helps companies and organizations with brand strategy and development. He also shares about his work with Ukrainian refugees in trauma centers in Poland and about his Ouachita story -- including the sign his family received in a Te...
Share
Mark as Played
On this episode of the Tiger for Life podcast we hear from Ouachita graduate, lawyer, Speaker of the Arkansas House of Representatives and Arkansas State Representative for District 6, Matthew J. Shepherd ('98). Matthew shares how he navigates politics while putting people first, what he's most proud of so far in his time as a State Representative and Speaker of the House and his favorite Ouachita memories like his first da...
Share
Mark as Played
This episode of the Tiger for Life Podcast, featuring Ouachita graduate Hannah Pilcher ('13), was recorded live on the JPAC stage as part of Ouachita's weekly chapel service. Hannah shares about her nine years serving as Resident Director of Frances Crawford Hall, commonly referred to as "Francie," stories from life in the dorm, her faith journey and how her faith influences her service at Ouachita, her favorite Oua...
Share
Mark as Played
On this episode of the Tiger For Life Podcast, Ouachita graduate Jacob Keith Watson ('11) shares about life as an actor, singer and performer on Broadway in Violet, Phantom of the Opera, Carousel and Hello Dolly! as well as the national/international tour of Chicago the Musical and Annie Live! on NBC. As the podcast is released, Jacob is currently in the cast of Into The Woods at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre from April 22 thr...
Share
Mark as Played
On today's episode of the Tiger for Life Podcast, Ouachita graduate Michael Krikorian ('10) shares about his career in acting including roles on American Horror Story, NCIS: New Orleans, The Thing About Pam and many more. We chat about life in New Orleans, his career and his favorite memories at Ouachita like being a Tiger Tunes host, working in the scene shop with Eric Phllips and performing in numerous productions. Learn...
Share
Mark as Played
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, h...
Share
Mark as Played
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. Joyce received her bachelor's degree from Southern Arkansas University in 1973 and her master's degree in education from Ouachita in 1981. Jo...
Share
Mark as Played
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. John and Becky share about what led them to serve with Joni and Friends, how Ouachitonians can get involved in mee...
Share
Mark as Played
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. Only 12 people are picked each year and Kallie was chosen. Ka...
Share
Mark as Played
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. While working at Ouachita, Mark and his brother Matt have been growing their YouTube channel which features f...
Share
Mark as Played
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. Soon, t...
Share
Mark as Played
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. Mari shares about her call to Haiti, what it was like to make the move during the pandemic, how others c...
Share
Mark as Played
On this episode of the Tiger for Life Podcast, alumna, blogger and chair of the Ouachita Alumni Advisory Board, Keisha (Pittman) McKinney ('04), "flips the seat" and interviews the host of the podcast Ouachita's Director of Alumni Relations Jon Merryman ('00). 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 t...
Share
Mark as Played
On this episode of the Tiger For Life Podcast, Ouachita graduate Paige Cate Shepard ('09) shares about starting her own business, Shepard Organizing Solutions, after serving 10 years on staff at Geyer Springs. Paige helps clients with home and office organization, wedding and event planning and productivity consulting. Paige shares tips for spring cleaning and decluttering, how to know when it's time and PAST time to call a...
Share
Mark as Played
This episode of the Tiger For Life Podcast features double Ouachita graduate Dr. Lewis Shepherd ('80). After earning his bachelor's degree in religion and his master's degree in education at Ouachita, Dr. Shepherd began serving as a bi-vocational pastor and has served since 2000 at Greater Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Arkadelphia. While serving local churches, Dr. Shepherd has also served in various roles at Ouachita...
Share
Mark as Played
This episode of the Tiger for Life podcast features Ouachita graduate Christa (Bennett) Neal ('08). Christa currently serves as the Executive Director of the Percy and Donna Malone Child Safety Center in Arkadelphia which provides forensic interviews, trauma-focused therapy, advocacy and education surrounding child maltreatment and abuse. Christa shares about the center's work, how you can get involved and help protect chil...
Share
Mark as Played
This episode of the Tiger for Life podcast features alumnus Julio Pruitt from the class of 2009. Julio finished his 4-season career with the Ouachita Tigers with 171 catches for 2,406 career yards – a school record at that time. He also set a school record for receiving yards in a season with 1,116 in 2008. His other school records at the time include 77 receptions and 11 touchdown catches in a season. Julio also had a career-hig...
Share
Mark as Played
This episode of the Tiger For Life podcast features Ouachita graduate Sara Wheeler McDaniel ('98). After teaching elementary students for 10 years, Sara worked in educational sales and consulting -- still working with teachers around the country today to help them be better educators. After feeling led to move home to Louisiana in 2014, Sara set her sights on restoring a Louisiana cottage. Her journey and her beautiful home hav...
Share
Mark as Played
On this episode of the Tiger for Life podcast, alumna Lindsey Fowler Catlett from the class of 2014 shares about life in Birmingham with her husband Jacob, also a 2014 grad, their son Rodney and their dogs Lily and Daisy. Lindsey tells listeners about her work supporting small businesses through PPP loans and forgiveness, their journey adopting a teenager and some of her favorite Ouachita memories from Tiger Tunes to Tiger Traks an...
Share
Mark as Played
On this episode of the Tiger For Life Podcast, we hear from alumna Abby Turner ('11). Abby currently serves as Senior Manager of Brand Reputation at Walmart and has a popular entertaining blog www.atabletopaffair.com where she shares recipes and inspiration as she encourages you to share the table with new and old friends alike. Abby has a new cookbook coming out in March, The Living Table, which is available for preorders no...
Share
Mark as Played

Popular Podcasts

    If you can never get enough true crime... Congratulations, you’ve found your people.

    Serial

    Serial is a podcast from Serial Productions, a New York Times company, hosted by Sarah Koenig. Serial unfolds one story - a true story - over the course of a whole season. The show follows the plot and characters wherever they lead, through many surprising twists and turns. Sarah won't know what happens at the end of the story until she gets there, not long before you get there with her. Each week she'll bring you the latest chapter, so it's important to listen in, starting with Episode 1. New episodes are released on Thursday mornings.

    Stuff You Should Know

    If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.

    KILLED

    For every story that runs, countless others are killed before anyone gets the chance to read them. KILLED reveals the true stories behind reporting that was once considered too dangerous, too fringe, too…SOMETHING…by the media. With help from some of the biggest names in magazines, Justine Harman brings dead stories back to life.

    The Official Game of Thrones Podcast: House of the Dragon

    Welcome to the Official Game of Thrones Podcast: House of the Dragon produced by HBO Max and iHeartRadio. This show is the go-to audio destination to unpack and discuss everything Game of Thrones for casual and die-hard fans alike, starting with the new HBO Original series, House of the Dragon. Join our hosts Jason Concepcion (X-Ray Vision) and Greta Johnsen (WBEZ's Nerdette podcast) every week as they share insights, fan questions, exclusive interviews with the cast and crew, and a whole lot of thoughts and opinions. It’s the only podcast with the inside scoop on all things Game of Thrones. It is also produced in association with Crooked Media.

Advertise With Us

For You

    Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeart App.

    Connect

    © 2022 iHeartMedia, Inc.