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