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Valorie Coleman
Public Relations Director
College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Office: (417) 690-2212

September 27, 2017

Dr. Rod Reed, John Brown University chaplain and associate professor of theology, speaks at a convocation at College of the Ozarks

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — Dr. Rod Reed, John Brown University chaplain and associate professor of theology, spoke at College of the Ozarks Sep. 25 at an academic convocation.

Reed is the university chaplain and associate professor of theology at John Brown University in Northwest Arkansas. In addition to teaching on campus, he also regularly leads study abroad trips to Europe with students. He and his wife Michelle have been married for 26 years, and have four children, ages 14-22.

Reed’s topic of the evening was “The Shaping Power of Doubt.”

“How you deal with doubt, struggles, and questions in life will be one of the most powerful influences in developing your worldview,” Reed said.

“Dr. Reed addressed some very relevant issues that affect all students. The layer of vulnerability that he displayed was welcoming as well as insightful and touching,” said Gabe Greco, a freshman engineering major.

For additional information, contact Public Relations Director Valorie Coleman, at (417) 690-2212.

About College of the Ozarks

College of the Ozarks is a private, Christian, liberal arts college, located in Point Lookout, Missouri, on a 1,000-acre campus. Christian values, hard work, and financial responsibility comprise the fundamental building blocks of the “Hard Work U.” experience. The College earns numerous accolades yearly, including No. 1 Best Value Regional College in the Midwest and No. 1 Most Innovative School in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report for 2018. To achieve its vision, the College pursues academic, vocational, Christian, patriotic, and cultural goals. These goals are mirrored in School of the Ozarks, a laboratory school that completes the K-college model.

The Keeter Center—the College’s award-winning lodge, restaurant, and conference facility—was ranked a Top Small Hotel in the U.S. by TripAdvisor for 2017. It features historic lodging, fine dining, and meeting rooms. With more than 350 student workers, it is the largest work station on campus. Follow College of the Ozarks at or on Twitter @CofOHardWorkU.


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