Young Alumnus of the Month
Luckson Previl '08
Luckson Previl, O.D. graduated Cum Laude in 2008 with a degree in Molecular Biology/Biochemistry. While at Harding, Luckson was heavily involved with short term medical mission trips and HUT. He went on to attend Optometry school at Inter-American Optometry School in Puerto-Rico.
Luckson is now a Consulting Optometrist at SouthEast Eye Specialists in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He is also the Mission director for Every Eye Will See Him Ministries. This non-profit is located in northern Haiti. Their goal is to provide quality care to the poor of Haiti while connecting people with Jesus. They change lives through a medical clinic, eye center and micro-loan programs. Having experienced poverty first hand, he dreams of bringing physical and spiritual relief to Haiti. He works to implement the medical and optometric component of the mission. Visit this link to see how Luckson is using his talents to work with fellow Haitians, Harding graduates and partners to make an impact in the Haitian community.
He has received many awards and honors including the Praying Hand honor in 2010, the Lions Club Service Award in 2011 and the John Harris Medal of Honor in 2012.
Luckson says,” My experience at Harding helped to strengthen my faith in God and my passion for mission. Overall, my four years at Harding were probably the best years of my life.” There was one teacher who had a strong influence on him and that Dr. Debbie Duke. He says,” She was my adviser and she really cared about my wellbeing. She spent countless hours helping figuring my future. Through her actions she taught me how to love and care for others.
Harding student, Kidron Cannon, went to Haiti with Luckson over spring break to make this video for the non-profit’s website.
|February||Eric Swayne '02|
|January||Austin Light '06|
|December||Julie Neely '04 and Rachel Newbill '08|
|November||Kathleen Larkin '11|
|October||Nick Michael '10|
|September||Emily Owens '14 and Marcy Yoder '12|
|August||Scott Huddleston '07|
|July||Zach '13 and Jordan '12 Roddenberry|
|June||Sarah-Jane Bedwell '05|
|May||Lyndsey Ruble Nuckols '05|
|April||Seth Fish '08|
|March||Maura Brumley '12|