Sarah Collins, a communications & media major from Lucas, Texas, fell in love with Ouachita when she visited campus for the first time. As a minister's child, Collins said her family prayerfully considered the cost, but it was the scholarships and support of donors that gave Collins peace about her choice.
For Caroline Derby, who first wore purple and gold at Ouachita football games as an infant, choosing to attend Ouachita was the natural choice. Growing up close enough to campus to ride her scooter on its sidewalks and being present at countless football games and Tiger Tunes performances, Caroline built a special connection with the community of faculty, staff and students long before she stepped on campus as a student.
After hearing heartfelt stories from her family members about a small university in Arkadelphia, Jenna Biggers began attending Ouachita campus events like Tiger Tunes and Battle of the Ravine as a middle school student and fell in love with the community.
Dr. John McCallum, pastor of First Baptist Church of Hot Springs and chair of Ouachita’s Board of Trustees, offered this prayer at the dedication service for the newly renovated Berry-Peeples Bible Building on Sept. 27, 2018.
From the earliest years of their lives, Jenny (’82), Bobby (’83), John (’84), Leigh Anna (’89) and April (’94) were immersed in all that is Ouachita. Their parents, Marianne (’55) and Bob (’56), made sure that they were well acquainted with the small-town college in Southern Arkansas.
Gregory Bryant spent a lot of time at Ouachita as a high school student, visiting his older sister Sarah Ashley Bryant Rutherford ’19. He discovered early on that there was more “family” than he could have possibly imagined waiting to welcome him to campus.
Johnathon's Ouachita experience was impacted by the generosity of Ouachita donors. Learn how you can invest in the next generation of Tigers.
Like many Ouachita students, Gregory Bryant quickly found himself involved in the campus’ bustling social life. Competing in intramural sports, joining Beta Beta men’s social club and winning second in Tiger Tunes have been a few highlights of his college career so far. But before committing to attend Ouachita, Gregory had questioned if Ouachita was even an option.
Zac and Tiffeny Crow’s story began at Ouachita. They met here, and when their oldest son, Caleb, was ready to choose a college, they wanted him to have the same transformational experience that they had at Ouachita. Caleb chose Ouachita and receives the Legacy Scholarship simply because his parents are graduates of Ouachita.
“When I first walked on campus, I knew instantly that this was the school for me. It had a very different atmosphere than all the other schools that I visited.” Read more about Brittany, an elementary education major from Shreveport, La.
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