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Congressman Harper receives Order of Golden Arrow Award

Photo courtesy of Gregg Harper's Office

Congressman Gregg Harper earns high marks for a distinguished 10-year career in Congress and faithful support of his alma mater, Mississippi College.

Stepping down in a few months to wrap up his service in Washington, Harper will receive the Order of the Golden Arrow Award at MC’s 2018 Homecoming. The 1978 Mississippi College graduate will be honored at an awards dinner on the Clinton campus on October 26th.

The Order of the Golden Arrow Award recognizes individuals for their outstanding personal achievements during their careers. The award salutes people for exceptional performance or leadership that’s truly extraordinary.

The prestigious honor for Mississippi’s Third District Congressman is well deserved, MC leaders say.

“Gregg Harper is a very Christian gentleman of whom all of us at MC are very proud,” said Vice President for Academic Affairs Ron Howard. “A Pearl attorney prior to his initial election to Congress in 2009, Harper is “a dedicated public servant’.”

Mississippi College trustee Andy Taggart and Harper were undergraduates on the Clinton campus in the 1970s. They lived nearby in the same college residence hall. They’ve remained close friends ever since.

“Gregg Harper is one of the best of our best of all time,” says Taggart, a Ridgeland attorney. “We are all so grateful for his willingness to give a decade of his life to service in the Congress.”

Wayne VanHorn, dean of the School of Christian Studies and the Arts, said besides being an effective legislator, Harper is a wonderful Christian role model for Mississippi College students.

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