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Ouachita to build 144-bed student apartment complex for Fall 2022

August 20, 2021

Ouachita Baptist University will break ground on a 144-bed, $12.6 million student apartment complex this month, with plans for it to be open for the Fall 2022 semester.

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Ouachita announces Stepping Up for Ouachita 2021 honorees

April 07, 2021

Ouachita Baptist University’s Office of Development has announced its annual Stepping Up for Ouachita luncheon will be held on Friday, Nov. 12, in honor of four women who work in healthcare: Dr. Jana Crain, Debbie Kluck, Sherrie Sharp Thomasson and Tammy Young. The event will take place at Chenal Country Club in Little Rock, Ark. Ticket and sponsorship information is available at

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Ouachita Student Foundation receives CASE ASAP District 4 Pivot Award for Tunes REWIND

March 29, 2021

The Ouachita Student Foundation (OSF) has received the Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s Affiliated Student Advancement Program (CASE ASAP) District 4 Pivot Award for its work to create Tiger Tunes REWIND in order to continue to raise money for student scholarships in the 2020-2021 academic year. The Pivot Award is a new category introduced by CASE ASAP this year to acknowledge changes made to programming during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sarah Collins

Cornerstone Fund Stories: Sarah Collins

December 10, 2020

Sarah Collins, a communications & media major from Lucas, Texas, fell in love with Ouachita when she visited campus for the first time. As a minister's child, Collins said her family prayerfully considered the cost, but it was the scholarships and support of donors that gave Collins peace about her choice.

Students in the Patterson School of Natural Sciences

Memorial gift honors Ouachita student Charlee Morrison, invests in cancer research at Ouachita

November 16, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University has received a gift from Russell and Patti Morrison in memory of their daughter, Charlee Morrison, a former Ouachita student who passed away in 2000 during her senior year at Ouachita. The gift will be used to enhance Ouachita’s first undergraduate research laboratory dedicated to cancer cell biology.

Johnathon Callum

Cornerstone Fund Stories: Johnathon Callum

November 06, 2020

Johnathon's Ouachita experience was impacted by the generosity of Ouachita donors. Learn how you can invest in the next generation of Tigers.

Caroline Derby

Cornerstone Fund Stories: Caroline Derby

October 15, 2020

For Caroline Derby, who first wore purple and gold at Ouachita football games as an infant, choosing to attend Ouachita was the natural choice. Growing up close enough to campus to ride her scooter on its sidewalks and being present at countless football games and Tiger Tunes performances, Caroline built a special connection with the community of faculty, staff and students long before she stepped on campus as a student.

Gregory Bryant

Cornerstone Fund Stories: Gregory Bryant

October 08, 2020

Like many Ouachita students, Gregory Bryant quickly found himself involved in the campus’ bustling social life. Competing in intramural sports, joining Beta Beta men’s social club and winning second in Tiger Tunes have been a few highlights of his college career so far. But before committing to attend Ouachita, Gregory had questioned if Ouachita was even an option.

Jenna Biggers

Cornerstone Fund Stories: Jenna Biggers

October 01, 2020

After hearing heartfelt stories from her family members about a small university in Arkadelphia, Jenna Biggers began attending Ouachita campus events like Tiger Tunes and Battle of the Ravine as a middle school student and fell in love with the community.

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.