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.

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May 18, 2021 63 min
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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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On this episode of the Tiger For Life podcast, we hear from Ouachita student Levi Dade ('23). Levi is a Sophomore Christian Studies and Spanish major from Senatobia, Mississippi. Levi shares about his journey to Ouachita, his love of Tiger Tunes and getting to be one of just 20 students in JPAC when our Tiger Tunes Hosts & Hostesses recorded for Tunes REWIND, his favorite Ouachita memories so far and about his podcast he st...
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On this episode of the Tiger For Life Podcast, we hear from alumnus Joey Licklider from the class of 2002. Joey served as a student worker, assistant technical director, technical director and production manager in Ouachita's Jones Performing Arts Center over a 17-year span. In 2015, Joey moved to Orlando, Florida to work as a stage technician at Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World working on Finding Nemo the Musical and Rivers...
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On this episode of the Tiger for Life Podcast we hear from Ouachita alumna Anna Lloyd ('00). After teaching elementary music for years at various schools in Arkansas, Anna received her master's degree in Education Administration and Supervision in 2010 before becoming an assistant principal and now a principal. Anna currently serves as principal at Pulaski Heights Elementary in Little Rock where she is known for her love fo...
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On this episode of the Tiger for Life Podcast we hear from teachers Stephen Curry ('15) and his wife Abby Root Curry ('17). Abby and Stephen both enjoy teaching at the same school — just like Abby’s parents, Ouachita professors Drs. Jeff and Deborah Root. The Currys share about teaching online this spring and now the hybrid in-person and online theater and choir programs at Little Rock Christian Academy, settling in to thei...
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This episode of the Tiger For Life Podcast features alumna Kelly Martin Stamps from the class of 1995. Kelly is a well-known and loved blogger from Northwest Arkansas who is married to her husband 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 Min...
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On this episode of the Tiger For Life podcast, alumnus Barrett Baber from the class of 2002 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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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 to give back, reach and empower youth in her hometown of Newport, Arkansas -- Club R.E.S.T.O.R.E., her thoughts on the current state o...
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On this episode of the Tiger For Life podcast, we hear from COL Andrew Landers ('92) and his wife Michelle Franks Landers ('93). COL Landers currently serves as Supervising Assistant Deputy for Health Affairs for the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower & Reserve Affairs) at the Pentagon after returning stateside from commanding the 549th Hospital Center & the Brian D. Allgood Army Community Hospital at Camp Hu...
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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 and what it might look like moving forward and some of her favorite Ouachita memories like being introduced to white gravy at Walt's and making lifelong cari...
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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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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 like performing at the Grand Ole Opry and the National Prayer Breakfast and the early days touring the country in the Praise Singers ...
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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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