Barkley Terry of Cherokee Village and Mary Ragsdale of Mammoth Spring were among the 370 graduates who received diplomas in commencement exercises at Harding University Dec. 17.
Terry, majoring in public relations, received a bachelor of arts degree.
Ragsdale, majoring in criminal justice, received the bachelor of science degree.
The ceremonies were held in Benson Auditorium with Frank Mills, a 1980 Harding graduate, as the featured speaker.
Mills is the pulpit minister of Darby Drive Church of Christ in Florence, Ala. He has spoken at church meetings around the country and at numerous youth rallies, as well as to the Georgia State Senate, reflecting his desire to help others resolve conflict build stronger families and encourage young people. At Homecoming 2005, he was awarded an honorary alumni award from Harding's College of Bible and Religion.
President David B. Burks presented the diplomas to Ragsdale and Terry.
Harding is the largest private university in Arkansas, with an enrollment of more than 5,900 students from 49 states and 46 countries. It also maintains campuses in Australia, Chile, England, France/Switzerland, Greece and Italy.