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GenerationHU - Young Alumni of the Month

AUGUST   2013

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Chris Holman '04


Christopher Holman is a Harding graduate of May, 2004. He majored in Business Management and currently resides in Bentonville, Arkansas and works at Wal-Mart as the Director of Merchandise Planning for the Wireless and Photo Categories. He met his wife, Sharon, in 2006 and they were married in February, 2010.

Holman joined Wal-Mart as a summer intern in 2002 and has been with Wal-Mart for 11 years. After graduating from Harding in 2004 with his bachelor’s in business management, he moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado and worked for Wal-Mart operations. He then moved to Los Angeles, California to work for Wal-Mart’s Internal Audit organization and was able to travel the west coast for a couple of years. He moved back to Arkansas in 2007 to work at Wal-Mart’s Corporate Office in Bentonville. With his current position, Holman is in charge of financial budgeting and forecasting for the Wireless and Photo merchandise areas for Wal-Mart stores. He has received awards like the 2007 Wal-Mart internal Audit Associate of the Year award and the Wal-Mart Leadership Academy Program Participant award in 2013 while working with Wal-Mart.

During his time at Harding, Holman spent time with the student association’s special interest groups helping students find hobbies and ways to meet new people through common hobbies or interests. He also was active in intramural sports and volunteered time for spring break service projects. He also spent much of his time fly-fishing in Pangburn and hunting with friends.

“I loved my time at Harding. I really enjoyed the COBA classes and I learned a lot from professors like David Allen, George Oliver, Allen Frazier, Gary Ross and Brian Burks,” Holman said. “Outside of the classroom, I cherish most the friendships I made and experiences we had while attending Harding. Those experiences helped shape me into the man I am today.”