Callom Harkrader '12: Psychology Major at Oxford

Callom HarkraderCallom Harkrader ’12 is at the Oxford Center for Christian Apologetics at Wycliffe Hall for the 2012-2013 one-year certificate program. The OCCA is a fully accredited branch of Oxford University.

Callom is seeking the Certificate in Theological and Pastoral Studies, designed specifically as preparation for Christian service in the office, church, or home. The course aims to combine serious study of the Bible and Christian doctrine with an opportunity to experience Christian apologetics in action.

Callom hails from Mineral, Va., and is a member of the Gilboa Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He has traveled to Romania five times as a member of the Virginia Baptist Mission Board, serving as a co-leader of teams that worked with Romanian children through the nonprofit organization Project Ruth.

He was named the 2011-12 Sommerville Scholar, the highest academic award given by Lynchburg College in recognition of the culmination of a distinguished academic record. A psychology major with minors in history and theatre, Harkrader was on the Dean’s List every semester. He served as a PASS leader for psychology and as a tutor in history.

Callom was also president of the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and a member of the Student Judicial Board. His leadership was recognized by his inclusion in Omicron Delta Kappa, the Leadership Honors Society.

He participated in five theatrical performances on campus and one at Sweet Briar College. Most recently he performed in Babes in Arms, a co-production by LC and the Academy of Fine Arts in downtown Lynchburg. He is also an avid amateur athlete, and participated in intramural soccer, volleyball, flag football, tennis, and even wiffleball.

He belongs to numerous academic honor societies, including the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi; Psi Chi, the International Psychology Honors Society; Alpha Psi Omega, the National Theatre Society; Phi Alpha Theta, the International History Honor Society; and Phi Eta Sigma, the national Freshman Honor Society. He also earned a Junior Ring Award for Academic Achievement.