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Alumnus of the Year: Bob Harbert '78

Harbert Family


This award was accepted by the family of Bob Harbert '78, who died on November 11, 2017, after battling pancreatic cancer. Bob spent his professional career in service to Covenant College and her students in many roles since graduating in 1978. Marked by integrity, kindness, compassion, and faithfulness, Bob devoted himself to the mission of Covenant by serving in many different capacities over 35 years, from teaching classes to working in the physical plant to serving as the vice president of finance and administration and, most recently, working in the accounting office.


Bob shared his testimony with Covenant students in chapel on April 22, 2016:




Six years ago, Marshall ’08 and Katherine Whitmire Teague ’06 thought they would spend the rest of their lives in Oregon. Today they live on Lookout Mountain, where they operate a sustainable farm called EdenThistle.

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