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Ouachita honors outstanding alumni during Homecoming festivities

October 12, 2021

Ten Ouachita Baptist University alumni received the university’s Alumni Milestone Award in conjunction with Ouachita’s Homecoming celebration Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Based on their professional achievements, community service and dedication to their alma mater, they were chosen by a committee of Ouachita faculty and staff and Ouachita President Ben Sells.

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Ouachita hosts "Crowded Spaces" art exhibit by Treslyn Shipley Aug. 24-Oct. 3

September 02, 2021

Ouachita Baptist University’s Rosemary Gossett Adams Department of Art & Design is hosting “Crowded Spaces,” an exhibit by Arlington, Texas, artist Treslyn Shipley Aug. 24 through Oct. 3 in the Adams Gallery in Moses-Provine Hall. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

scale rendering of Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park in Arkadelphia

Ouachita gives $50,000 to Arkadelphia MLK Park project

August 25, 2021

Ouachita Baptist University has made a $50,000 pledge to help fund construction of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park in Arkadelphia, the first organizational contribution to the project.

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Tiger for Life Podcast: Keisha McKinney ('04) Celebrating 1 Year of the Tiger For Life Podcast

May 18, 2021

On this episode of the Tiger for Life Podcast, blogger and chair of the Ouachita Alumni Advisory Board, Keisha (Pittman) McKinney ('04), "flips the seat" and interviews the host of the podcast, Jon Merryman ('00), Ouachita's director of Alumni Relations. Keisha and Jon share memories and moments from the first year of the podcast, talk about what's new on campus, discuss how alumni can stay connected to their alma mater, and Jon shares his own "Fast Fave Fives."

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Founded on friendship: And how the Ouachita community overflows beyond campus

May 13, 2021

The Ouachita community truly is something special. While on campus, I was surrounded by faculty and peers alike who uniquely challenged me and pushed me to grow in my relationship with Christ. While Ouachita opened the door for me to gain wisdom from faculty, it also brought me some seriously great friends. Whether through class, clubs or other avenues, the friendships I made were each unique and welcomed new perspectives into my life.

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Alumni Stories: Jim, Darrell and Rob Potts

April 30, 2021

"Find a way." It’s a Potts family motto. And one they certainly needed for keeping Lewis & Clark Outfitters outdoor adventure stores open in Northwest Arkansas during a worldwide pandemic. New on the blog, alumni Jim, Darrell and Rob Potts share about adapting their business in order to survive.

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Tiger for Life Podcast: Paige Shepard ('09) Spring Cleaning & Organizing Tips From a Pro

March 25, 2021

On this episode of the Tiger For Life Podcast, Paige Cate Shepard ('09) shares about starting her own business, Shepard Organizing Solutions, after serving 10 years on staff at Geyer Springs Baptist Church in Little Rock. Paige shares tips for spring cleaning and decluttering and her favorite Ouachita memories like laughing at Amy Sonheim's jokes in class, directing Tiger Tunes through OSF and her first and last visit to Dean Henley's office after an unexpected party planning fail.

Christa Neal

Alumni Profile: Christa Neal ('08) Facilitating hope and healing

March 10, 2021

Seven years ago, Christa Neal was named executive director of the newly established Percy and Donna Malone Child Safety Center in Arkadelphia. There wasn’t a “center” to speak of at the time, just a vision of helping children who were victims of abuse or maltreatment in the area. Soon, a location would be found, Neal would grow funding and support and families would gain much needed services.

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Tiger for Life Podcast: Lewis Shepherd ('80) Stories & Reflections on Black History at Ouachita

February 25, 2021

This episode of the Tiger For Life Podcast features double Ouachita graduate Dr. Lewis Shepherd ('80). Dr. Shepherd shares about integration at Ouachita in the 1960s, how Ouachita has continued to welcome and support students of color, how the work continues today and some of his favorite Ouachita memories as a student and now as special assistant to the president for advancing racial diversity.

Eli Cranor

Ouachita alumnus Eli Cranor returns to campus to share authorial journey

November 18, 2020

With a masked beard and a shirt that read in bold blue letters,: “READ MORE BOOKS,” Ouachita Baptist University alumnus Eli Cranor gave an author’s reading in Young Auditorium Thursday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Ouachita’s Department of Language and Literature had invited him to share his unusual authorial journey with current students.