Generation HU

Young alumnus of the month

APRIL 2014


Seth Fish '08

Seth Fish graduated from Harding in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in Theatre. Most recently, he was a judge for the 2014 Spring Sing “New”. During his time at Harding, Fish worked backstage for Spring Sing and the homecoming musical almost every year between 2003 and 2008. Fish also completed a carpentry internship for the Berkshire Theatre Festival in Stockbridge Massachusetts in the summer of 2004 as well as working for the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, New York in 2005 as a carpentry intern, in 2006 as a staff carpenter and in 2007 as the scenery shop’s Master Carpenter.

After graduation, Fish became the Technical Director for the Freed-Hardeman University Theatre department and was responsible for all the technical aspects of the school’s theatrical productions, as well as building maintenance and the running of chapel everyday. Fish worked for Freed-Hardeman from August 2008 through May 2011 and married his wife, Mary Margaret, in June 2010. During the summer of 2011, they returned to Harding so that Mary Margaret could get her masters in Reading Education. During that time, Fish worked for Capstone Treatment Center as a member/maintenance man. Through Oklahoma Christian University, Seth and Mary Margaret signed up to be English teachers for the public school system in Mito Japan. They left America in April 2012 and taught in Japan for two years. They have returned stateside so that they can have their first child born among family and friends in October.

Fish has been hired by Harding’s Theatre Department to be the next Assistant Technical Director. He will be helping with the department’s technical aspects of its productions including Spring Sing and the Homecoming Musical. He will also be training the school’s students in the same area.

Fish believes that his time at Harding was beneficial in multiple ways and said that there are a few key things that will help lead a person to success in life.

“To loosely quote Robin Miller, who was describing to me my future education during my first week at Harding; Harding will teach you to grow as a person and as a Christian, and yeah, will tell you some information along the way,” Fish said. “After God, the two things that will take you the farthest in this world are hard work and determination.”