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2023 Georgia Hall Christmas Dinner
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Georgia Hickingbotham remembered for generous investment in Ouachita students

December 11, 2023

Residence living helps give Ouachita Baptist University its uniqueness. And Georgia Hickingbotham was a friend of Ouachita who helped give residence living its heart.

Proposed track & field complex at Ouachita Baptist University
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Ouachita to begin construction on track & field complex

October 30, 2023

Ouachita Baptist University will begin construction on an NCAA-compliant track & field complex to serve as a home venue for its thriving cross country and track & field teams. Scheduled to be completed by Summer 2024, the complex will occupy land on the north side of campus adjacent to the cross country course and along the Ouachita River.

Stepping Up for Ouachita
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"Stepping Up" luncheon to honor Huckabee women in November

June 21, 2023

Ouachita Baptist University’s Office of Development has announced its annual Stepping Up for Ouachita luncheon, presented by Simmons Bank, will be held Friday, Nov. 17, at Chenal Country Club in Little Rock, Ark. The event will recognize its first mother-and-daughter honorees, former Arkansas First Lady Janet Huckabee and Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Ticket and sponsorship information is available at obu.edu/steppingup.

David Sharp, athletic director at Ouachita Baptist University
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Scholarship endowed at Ouachita to honor David Sharp

September 19, 2022

An endowed athletic scholarship has been established at Ouachita Baptist University in honor of David Sharp, the university’s director of athletics, and his more than four decades of service to Ouachita.

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Stepping Up for Ouachita 2022 honorees announced

July 19, 2022

Ouachita Baptist University’s Office of Development will host its annual Stepping Up for Ouachita luncheon Friday, Nov. 4, at Chenal Country Club in Little Rock, Ark. Simmons Bank is presenting sponsor for the 2022 luncheon, which will honor Nancy Benton of Jonesboro, Ark.; Sheila Powell Strickland of Fort Worth, Texas; Sarah Shell Teague of Fayetteville, Ark.; and Toni Thrash of Little Rock, Ark.

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Jana Hardage named Ouachita's Support Staff Member of the Year

July 14, 2022

Jana Hardage, gifts processor in the Office of Development at Ouachita Baptist University, has been named the university’s 2021-22 Support Staff Member of the Year. Hardage was recognized in March by the university’s staff development committee and Dr. Ben R. Sells, Ouachita’s president.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate Tatman Corner apartments
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Ouachita dedicates newly-renovated Tatman Corner

May 05, 2022

Ouachita Baptist University welcomed community leaders to the newly-updated Tatman Corner student apartments April 15 for a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating completion of the renovation and honoring the Tatman family for whom the complex is named.

Department of Nursing at Ouachita Baptist University
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Ouachita's Department of Nursing receives grant from Blue & You Foundation

December 09, 2021

Ouachita Baptist University’s Department of Nursing is among 41 recipients of a grant from the Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas. Totaling $3,360,327, the grant will fund health initiatives in 71 of Arkansas’ 75 counties.

Gregory Bryant
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Cornerstone Fund Stories: Gregory Bryant

November 09, 2021

Gregory Bryant spent a lot of time at Ouachita as a high school student, visiting his older sister Sarah Ashley Bryant Rutherford ’19. He discovered early on that there was more “family” than he could have possibly imagined waiting to welcome him to campus.

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