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Generation HU - Young Alumnus of the Month



Julie Neely '04 and Rachel Newbill '08 

Rachel Newbill graduated from Harding in 2008 with a degree in Fashion Merchandising. Julie Neely graduated in 2004 with a degree in Early Childhood Education. While at Harding, Rachel was involved in theatre, the American Marketing Association, and Spring Sing.  She interned at Nordstrom gaining experience in each department. Julie was also involved in Spring Sing as well as Ko Jo Kai social club and student teaching at McRae Elementary. After graduation Rachel started as an assistant store manager for Francesca’s in Houston. She moved on to become the director of marketing for lawyer Boyd Shepherd and later the assistant store manager at Pier 1. She has 2 kids, Hallie and Reece and another one due in April. Julie taught at Good Pasture Christian School in Nashville, TN. She then moved to Dayton, Ohio with her husband Ben and began working at Trottwood Prep and Fitness academy. She has four kids, Norah, Laila, Jacob, and Emily.  The Sister-in-Laws started Savvy Clothing together in January of 2014.

Rachel and Julie are owners and buyers of Savvy Clothing, Ltd. It is a small online boutique. They go to market in Dallas, New York, Atlanta, and participate in trunk shows in cities across the U.S. They sell women’s clothing, shoes, accessories, handbags, and home décor.

They are currently taking applications for summer interns in 2015! You can send an email to Julie@savvy.clothing if you’re looking for an internship in Fashion Merchandising or Marketing!

“Harding was such a great Christian environment, full of wonderful people! I met my husband here and my best friend who ended up moving to Houston with me after graduation. I have always loved coming back here! I hope my kids go here!“ – Rachel

“I had the best experience here at Harding! I’m so thankful for my strong Christian friendships, my wonderful husband, and the amazing professors here who helped shape who I am today.” – Julie

        Check out Savvy here: http://www.savvy.clothing

Past Honorees

NovemberKathleen Larkin '11
OctoberNick Michael '10
SeptemberEmily Owens '14 and Marcy Yoder '12
AugustScott Huddleston '07
JulyZach '13 and Jordan '12 Roddenberry
JuneSarah-Jane Bedwell  '05
MayLyndsey Ruble Nuckols '05
AprilSeth Fish  '08
MarchMaura Brumley  '12
FebruaryMatt Owen  '03
JanuaryEmily Gemma  '10
DecemberJohn Rogers  '04 

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Sarah Bobo
Young Alumni Associate
Cell: 256-508-3356
Office: 501-279-4033

Liz Howell
Director, Alumni Relations
Office: 501-279-4276

Butch Gardner
Director, Career Services
Office: 501-279-4454

Jessica McCumpsey
Director, Center for Professional Excellence
Office: 501-279-5550