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Felley Lawson

Spring semester at Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita announces another increase for Spring '24 enrollment

February 08, 2024

Ouachita Baptist University has reported its highest spring enrollment in more than 40 years with a total Spring 2024 headcount of 1,722.

Brett Rogers

Brett Rogers '90: People are the Priority

January 23, 2024

Ouachita has been a home away from home for every student who’s lived in campus housing. Every year for Tiger basketball student-athletes, it’s also a home away from home for the holidays.

Counseling students

Master's degree in counseling dovetails with Ouachita's mission

January 23, 2024

Ouachita’s newest graduate program equips students to become Licensed Professional Counselors with the skill to treat clients professionally and ethically in response to the global mental health crisis. The program gets at the heart of Ouachita’s mission to prepare students for lives of meaningful work.

Julyse Horr

Julyse Migan-Gandonou Horr: Director of Applied Behavior Analysis Program and Assistant Professor of ABA

January 23, 2024

With a toddler and a newborn, Dr. Julyse Horr and her husband, Corey, are in that early phase of parenthood when sleep is a rare treat and your most valuable currency can be Cheerios and Goldfish crackers.

2023 Georgia Hall Christmas Dinner

Georgia Hickingbotham remembered for generous investment in Ouachita students

December 11, 2023

Residence living helps give Ouachita Baptist University its uniqueness. And Georgia Hickingbotham was a friend of Ouachita who helped give residence living its heart.

Dr. Kathy Collins

Dr. Kathy Collins remembered for investing in students

November 07, 2023

Dr. Kathy Collins, associate professor and chair of the Department of Education at Ouachita Baptist University, died Sunday, Nov. 5. She was 69. Known as an educator who regarded teaching as a calling, Collins prioritized experiential learning and invested personally in her students to offer them the best preparation for careers in the classroom.

Proposed track & field complex at Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita to begin construction on track & field complex

October 30, 2023

Ouachita Baptist University will begin construction on an NCAA-compliant track & field complex to serve as a home venue for its thriving cross country and track & field teams. Scheduled to be completed by Summer 2024, the complex will occupy land on the north side of campus adjacent to the cross country course and along the Ouachita River.

Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita's Fall 2023 enrollment highest in 57 years

September 07, 2023

Ouachita Baptist University has reported its highest enrollment in 57 years, with a Fall 2023 headcount of 1,815.

Called to Teach Conference at Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita to host Called to Teach Conference on July 21

June 23, 2023

Ouachita Baptist University’s Huckabee School of Education will host its annual Called to Teach Conference on Friday, July 21, in Walker Conference Center, 485 Campus Drive. Called to Teach is open to the public; attendees can receive six hours of professional development credit through the Arkansas Department of Education.

2023 candidates for graduation at Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita recognizes graduates during Commencement exercises May 13

May 22, 2023

Ouachita Baptist University honored more than 400 students during its 136th Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 13, on the front lawn of Cone-Bottoms Hall. Graduates earned Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees, as well as Master of Science degrees, post-baccalaureate certificates for Dietetic Internship and the university’s first Master of Education degrees in curriculum & instruction and Master of Science degrees in nutrition.



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