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Blaise Batson

Batson honored by Chamber of Commerce

May 10, 2024

Arkadelphia native Blaise Batson, a freshman communications & media and political science double major, received the President’s Accomplished Youth Award from the Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance and Area Chamber of Commerce. Batson was presented her award during the 2024 Arkadelphia Alliance and Chamber Annual Banquet, held Thursday, April 11, in the Garrison Center Grand Ballroom at Henderson State University.

Jenna Barnes

Barnes' composition performed at national conference

February 21, 2024

A composition by Ouachita Baptist University student Jenna Barnes was presented at the 66th College Music Society National Conference held Oct. 26-28 in Miami, Fla. Barnes is a senior music industry major from Sheridan, Ark.

Dr. Lei Cai at Ouachita Baptist University

Dr. Lei Cai inducted into Steinway Teacher Hall of Fame

December 08, 2023

Dr. Lei Cai, professor of piano in the Division of Music in Ouachita Baptist University’s School of Performing Arts, has been inducted into the Steinway & Sons Teacher Hall of Fame. He was recognized during a ceremony held at the historic Steinway piano factory in New York City in October.

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Ouachita names 40 students to Who's Who

June 20, 2023

Forty students at Ouachita Baptist University have been named to the latest edition of Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities.

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Ouachita senior Rebekah Wendt presents research at ACS national meeting

May 17, 2023

During the American Chemical Society national meeting, held March 26-30 in Indianapolis, Indiana, Ouachita senior Rebekah Wendt presented findings based on her research using polymers to prepare core-shell nanofibers.

2022-23 Ary Student Investment Fund team at Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita finance students earn national award for management of Ary Student Investment Fund

May 15, 2023

A team of finance students from Ouachita Baptist University placed second at the annual Quinnipiac Global Asset Management Education Forum held March 30-31 in New York City. Ouachita was awarded second place in the undergraduate core portfolio category for 2022 risk-adjusted return on the group’s management of the Ary Student Investment Fund, a $2 million stock portfolio.

Winners of the 2023 Student Juried Art Show at Ouachita Baptist University

Blum places first in Student Juried Art Show

May 15, 2023

Ouachita Baptist University sophomore Tori Blum, a studio art major from McKinney, Texas, earned first place in the university’s 2023 Student Juried Art Show. Winners were announced during a reception held April 26 in Mabee Fine Arts Center’s Hammons Art Gallery to open the show. Sponsored by the Ouachita Art Club, the exhibit features the work of 15 students – including Blum – and will be on display in Hammons Gallery through Oct. 6. It is free and open to the public.

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Naturi Harris and Marcus McGahee receive Ouachita's Annie Abrams Living Legacy Award

May 10, 2023

Ouachita Baptist University students Naturi Harris and Marcus McGahee have been named the recipients of the 2023 Annie Abrams Living Legacy Award for Black student leaders. They both will receive $2,500.

Elrod Center student volunteers at Ouachita Baptist University

Volunteers recognized for service through Ouachita's Elrod Center

May 09, 2023

Volunteers who serve through the Ben M. Elrod Center for Family & Community at Ouachita Baptist University were recognized Tuesday, April 18, during the center’s annual University Community Service Awards banquet in Walker Conference Center on the Ouachita campus.

2023 student media award-winners at Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita student media honored among the best locally, nationally

May 08, 2023

Ouachita Baptist University student media have earned 82 awards for excellence, including seven national and 38 state awards for the Ouachitonian yearbook and 37 state awards for the Signal newspaper, Ouachita Sports Digital Network, online media and television coverage.



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