This episode features Ouachita President Dr. Ben Sells as he shares a brief update and is joined by his wife, Lisa, sharing memories and reflections with the Class of 2020. The interview with Dr. Sells was added to audio from a video message Ben and Lisa recorded for the class during what would have been their last week on campus before Commencement.
Episode 2 features Ouachita alumna, author & speaker Candace Sharp Payne (’01). Candace 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.
On this very first episode of Ouachita's Tiger For Life Podcast, which was actually just recorded to practice recording and editing, we hear from alumna Monica Leagans Hardin (’98), Ouachita's Associate Vice President for Graduate and Professional Studies. Monica shares how her family is surviving quarantine, about the new master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis, how her husband Tad proposed to her in a practice room in Mabee and how the Kappas transformed Tiger Tunes costuming by introducing groups of costumes in different colors.
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: