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Annie Abrams

Ouachita establishes Annie Abrams Living Legacy Award for black students, Tyrese Allen and Dayja James named first recipients

June 19, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University has established the Annie Abrams Living Legacy Award, a new scholarship to recognize black students. Tyrese Allen of Savannah, Ga., and Dayja James of McGehee, Ark., have been selected as the scholarship’s first recipients and each will receive $2,500. A matching gift is in place to endow the scholarship, allowing it to be awarded annually for years to come.

The Crow family

Zac and Tiffeny Crow

January 30, 2020

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.

Berry-Peeples Bible dedication

A prayer for place: Dedicating Berry-Peeples Bible Building

January 16, 2019

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.

Brittany Burr

Brittany Burr

August 07, 2018

“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.

Gosser siblings

The Gosser siblings

August 03, 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.