With several successful athletic teams and outstanding sports medicine programs, Hardin-Simmons University prepares many graduates for coaching and training fields. One such alumnus, Glenn Revell, used the tools provided to him by HSU to play professional football, coach football at the collegiate level, and develop a strength and conditioning program for East Central Independent School District in San Antonio.
A portion of Hardin-Simmons University’s graduates relocate to far corners of the world, but many find their callings closer to home. Outside of Abilene, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex houses one of the densest HSU alumni populations in Texas and includes Rusty Oglesby, high school coach and teacher, and general manager of the semiprofessional soccer team, the Denton Diablos.
August 15, 2019 marks the official start date of Hardin-Simmons University’s new College of Health Professions. The college includes several existing curricula on campus, including the Master of Physician Assistant, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master of Athletic Training, and Communication Sciences & Disorders programs.
The World Famous Cowboy Band has performed in numerous countries, from Belgium to Iceland to Spain. This summer, Bill Harden, assistant professor of music and director of bands, traveled to Italy, Australia, London, and New York with multiple music groups.
With four generations of Hardin-Simmons graduates in her family, Mandy Cunningham has many HSU stories to share. From dorm shenanigans to love stories, HSU holds many memories for her and her family.
As a junior transfer student, Tanner Wright has represented Hardin-Simmons as an outstanding track athlete. Coming up on August 24, Wright will not only represent HSU, but America as well after joining team USA for the Parapan American Games.
Coach Jesse Burleson had a specific dream in life: to play college football and then to coach it. That dream was achieved in 2006 when Coach Jimmie Keeling called and offered Burleson a position as the interim football coach.
On August 2, Hardin-Simmons University basketball alumnus Jalen Terry ’19 signed with Peregrinos de Badiraguato, a professional basketball team from Badiraguato, Sinaloa on the western side of Mexico.
“Because nobody is the same, Sangre carries a deeper meaning than just a cool club name. It asks the questions: Where do you come from, and what makes you unique? This organization means so much more to me than just a Latin club that meets up on Tuesdays to eat tacos. It means bringing inclusion, awareness, and community to our school," says Sangre president Juan Sanchez.
This summer, Yeremyah Phillips ’20 completed a ten week internship at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in their SMART program. He worked on a research project and presented a poster and abstract titled “Effect of Aerobic Exercise on Lung Function in Those with Asthma.”