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.... Show More

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September 14, 2020 63 min
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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Alumna Vanilla (Nelson) Hannah ('72), counselor at Arkadelphia High School and Goza Middle School, shares about education during the coronavirus pandemic, reflections on the peaceful protest in Arkadelphia following the death of George Floyd and some of her favorite Ouachita memories like singing with Ouachita Singers and listening to Cliff Harris ('70)and the Dallas Cowboys in the Student Union.
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With unemployment numbers on the rise due to COVID-19, the work of the Arkansas Foodbank is so important. Ouachita alumna and Arkansas Foodbank CEO Rhonda Sanders ('83) shares how foodbanking works, how the work of the Arkansas Foodbank has changed during the pandemic and how we can get involved as well as her memories of Walt's mashed potatoes and building Homecoming floats with her Chi Delta sisters.
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Award-winning journalist and co-host of KATV's Daybreak and Good Morning Arkansas, Melinda Mayo ('87), shares about broadcasting from home during the pandemic with her sidekick weather dog Ozzie, her favorite Ouachita memories and highlights from her recent trip to the Holy Land.
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Alums Brad-Hunter Heird ('15) and his wife Lauren Dunklin Heird ('15) share what it's like serving as nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Heirds also share about finding Ouachita, finding each other and the things they love and miss about Ouachita.
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Ouachita President Dr. Ben Sells shares a brief update and is joined by his wife, Lisa, sharing memories and reflections with the Class of 2020.
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Candace Sharp Payne is a Ouachita alumna, author, speaker and is most widely known as "Chewbacca Mom" after her video laughing it up in her car with a Chewbacca mask on went viral. Candace shares about quarantine life with her family, her viral fame and her love for table-side guacamole and Ouachita.
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Introducing Ouachita's Tiger For Life Podcast. This mini-episode features an interview with alumna Monica (Leagans) Hardin, Ouachita's Associate Vice President for Graduate and Professional Studies.
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