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Rylie Davis and Leigh Anne McKinney
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Ouachita's Elrod Center hosts awards banquet

May 04, 2022

The Ben M. Elrod Center for Family and Community at Ouachita Baptist University held its annual University Community Service Awards banquet on Tuesday, April 12, in Walker Conference Center. The banquet honors volunteers and their service through programs organized by the Elrod Center.

Ian Cosh recognized for more than 33 years of service to the Elrod Center
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Ouachita's annual Elrod Center service awards ceremony honors Ian Cosh and student volunteers

May 06, 2021

Ouachita Baptist University’s Ben M. Elrod Center for Family and Community held its annual community service awards ceremony on Tuesday, April 13, recognizing the service efforts of university students, faculty and staff during the 2020-2021 academic year. Ian Cosh, vice president for community and international engagement, also was honored for his more than 33 years of service to Ouachita and the Elrod Center.

Students wash guard rails during spring Tiger Serve Day
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611 Ouachita volunteers act as "Hands of Hope" in Arkadelphia for Spring 2021 Tiger Serve Day

April 12, 2021

Ouachita Baptist University’s Elrod Center for Family and Community held its Spring 2021 Tiger Serve Day event on Saturday, April 10, with 75 teams completing 76 projects throughout the Arkadelphia community. A total of 611 Ouachita student, faculty and staff volunteers represented the university with this semester’s theme, “Hands of Hope.”

Ouachita students working during Tiger Serve Day
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Ouachita's Tiger Serve Day to be held Saturday, April 10

March 29, 2021

Ouachita Baptist University’s Elrod Center for Family and Community is gearing up to host Tiger Serve Day, a semi-annual community service blitz by members of the university community. This semester’s event, which will take place Saturday, April 10, is “Hands of Hope.”

Tiger For Life Podcast
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Tiger for Life Podcast: Christa Neal ('08) Bringing Hope & Healing to Victims of Child Abuse

November 23, 2020

Christa (Bennett) Neal ('08) serves as the Executive Director of the Percy and Donna Malone Child Safety Center in Arkadelphia, Ark., which provides forensic interviews, trauma-focused therapy, advocacy and education surrounding child maltreatment and abuse. On this episode, Christa shares about the center's work, how you can get involved and help protect children in your community.

Tiger Serve Day Fall 2020
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Ouachita's Fall 2020 Tiger Serve Day sees strong turnout despite pandemic

October 02, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University’s Elrod Center for Family and Community held its Fall 2020 Tiger Serve Day event on Saturday, Sep. 26, with 116 teams and 850 total volunteers participating. A total of 112 projects also were completed around the Arkadelphia community, despite changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tiger Serve Day students
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Ouachita's Elrod Center to hold Fall Tiger Serve Day Sept. 26

September 14, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University’s Elrod Center for Family and Community will host Tiger Serve Day on Saturday, Sept. 26, encouraging Ouachita students, faculty and staff to serve the Arkadelphia community even amid a global pandemic.

Elrod Center
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Ouachita's Elrod Center receives Celebrate Literacy Award by Arkansas Literacy Association

September 04, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University’s Elrod Center for Family and Community received the Arkansas Literacy Association’s (ALA) Celebrate Literacy Award this summer for its America Reads/America Counts, Peake Partnership and Homeschool/After-School tutoring programs in Arkadelphia.

Tiger Serve Day 2019
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Ouachita's Elrod Center for Family and Community celebrates 23 years, announces Feed Arkadelphia

March 10, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University’s Ben M. Elrod Center for Family and Community hosted its annual Elrod Family Foundation board meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 12, to celebrate 23 years of the foundation and its mission of serving the community.

Ouachita students, faculty and staff came together last Saturday for Tiger Serve Day, a semi-annual event in which the university serves the Arkadelphia community. More than 800 volunteers gave their time and completed over 100 different service projects.
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More than 800 Ouachitonians serve during Fall 2019 Tiger Serve Day

September 26, 2019

A total of 820 Ouachita Baptist University students, faculty and staff served the community of Arkadelphia on Saturday, Sept. 21, during its semi-annual Tiger Serve Day.

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