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Feed Arkadelphia Seeks to Address Hunger, Reduce Waste, Reach Hearts

December 14, 2021

As a senior in high school, Reanna Johnson first realized her passion for ending hunger through her volunteer work with a local food pantry.

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Dr. Lewis Shepherd Jr. named Ouachita's VP for Community and Intercultural Engagement

November 11, 2021

Dr. Lewis Shepherd Jr. has been named vice president for community and intercultural engagement at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia.

Ouachita students participate in Tiger Serve Day 2021
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Ouachita Baptist University's Elrod Center holds Tiger Serve Day

September 29, 2021

Ouachita Baptist University’s Elrod Center for Family and Community held its Fall 2021 Tiger Serve Day event on Saturday, Sept. 25. One hundred projects in and around Arkadelphia were completed by 831 Ouachita volunteers who also resumed traditional Tiger Serve Day activities such as visiting the homes of senior adults, yard work and assisting local nonprofit organizations like LightHouse Ministries and The Percy and Donna Malone Child Safety Center.

scale rendering of Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park in Arkadelphia
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Ouachita gives $50,000 to Arkadelphia MLK Park project

August 25, 2021

Ouachita Baptist University has made a $50,000 pledge to help fund construction of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park in Arkadelphia, the first organizational contribution to the project.

Ian Cosh recognized for more than 33 years of service to the Elrod Center
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Ouachita's annual Elrod Center service awards ceremony honors Ian Cosh and student volunteers

May 06, 2021

Ouachita Baptist University’s Ben M. Elrod Center for Family and Community held its annual community service awards ceremony on Tuesday, April 13, recognizing the service efforts of university students, faculty and staff during the 2020-2021 academic year. Ian Cosh, vice president for community and international engagement, also was honored for his more than 33 years of service to Ouachita and the Elrod Center.

Students wash guard rails during spring Tiger Serve Day
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611 Ouachita volunteers act as "Hands of Hope" in Arkadelphia for Spring 2021 Tiger Serve Day

April 12, 2021

Ouachita Baptist University’s Elrod Center for Family and Community held its Spring 2021 Tiger Serve Day event on Saturday, April 10, with 75 teams completing 76 projects throughout the Arkadelphia community. A total of 611 Ouachita student, faculty and staff volunteers represented the university with this semester’s theme, “Hands of Hope.”

Ouachita students working during Tiger Serve Day
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Ouachita's Tiger Serve Day to be held Saturday, April 10

March 29, 2021

Ouachita Baptist University’s Elrod Center for Family and Community is gearing up to host Tiger Serve Day, a semi-annual community service blitz by members of the university community. This semester’s event, which will take place Saturday, April 10, is “Hands of Hope.”

Tiger Serve Day Fall 2020
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Ouachita's Fall 2020 Tiger Serve Day sees strong turnout despite pandemic

October 02, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University’s Elrod Center for Family and Community held its Fall 2020 Tiger Serve Day event on Saturday, Sep. 26, with 116 teams and 850 total volunteers participating. A total of 112 projects also were completed around the Arkadelphia community, despite changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tiger Serve Day students
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Ouachita's Elrod Center to hold Fall Tiger Serve Day Sept. 26

September 14, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University’s Elrod Center for Family and Community will host Tiger Serve Day on Saturday, Sept. 26, encouraging Ouachita students, faculty and staff to serve the Arkadelphia community even amid a global pandemic.

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Ouachita's Elrod Center receives Celebrate Literacy Award by Arkansas Literacy Association

September 04, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University’s Elrod Center for Family and Community received the Arkansas Literacy Association’s (ALA) Celebrate Literacy Award this summer for its America Reads/America Counts, Peake Partnership and Homeschool/After-School tutoring programs in Arkadelphia.

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