Julia Copeland

Julia Copeland

Paul R. Carter College of Business Administration


“It has shaped and prepared me with more than just a degree...”


College is often seen as a steppingstone into the real world and for the profession you want to excel in the rest of your life. Julia Copeland, a health care management major, said the Paul R. Carter College of Business Administration has been that for her and more.

“Everything is so professional, and all the teachers are willing to help you succeed,” Copeland said. “They are very passionate about their students and teaching them how to succeed with a Christian faith and ethical basis. The way they treat us and prepare us is probably my favorite part of the college.”

Copeland said that her major brings some challenges because it is smaller, but her professors do not let that hold them back.

“My health care teacher, Dan Summers, does a really excellent job of bringing people in with our Health Care Management Student Association,” Copeland said. “He has all sorts of connections. I’ve met with management from hospitals, CEOs, people in charge of marketing, human resources, accounting, finance, billing, enrollment and insurance. He opens doors for us to create those connections.”

Copeland also feels the Christian perspective taught at Harding has prepared her to better serve in her field.

“Harding has changed me,” Copeland said. “It has shaped and prepared me with more than just a degree but as a Christian, as a person, and in how to be set apart from the rest of the world.”

Copeland hopes to attend physical therapy school after graduation in order to obtain her license and one day manage her own clinic.