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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.

Stepping Up for 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.

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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.

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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.

New Ouachita Apartments
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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 obu.edu/steppingup.

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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
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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.

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