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Dr. Ben Sells addresses students during ceremony honoring academic achievers
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Ouachita student achievers honored May 5

May 10, 2022

Ouachita Baptist University students were honored for scholastic achievement Thursday, May 5, in Jones Performing Arts Center during an academic awards ceremony sponsored by Ouachita’s Student Senate.

Applied Behavior Analysis session at Pediatrics Plus
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What is autism? What is ABA? Building understanding in Autism Awareness Month

April 11, 2022

April has traditionally been known worldwide as Autism Awareness Month, and is a time to focus on increasing understanding and awareness of people with autism. In 2021, the Autism Society of America changed the designated terminology to Autism Acceptance Month. Regardless of which name you use, I hope you’ll take time this month to become educated on autism and help to create a more inclusive and accepting world for the autism community. Here is some introductory information to get you started.

Dr. Terry DeWitt teaches a kinesiology class at Ouachita Baptist University
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Ouachita introduces Master of Science degree in exercise science

April 05, 2022

Ouachita Baptist University will expand its kinesiology program to include a Master of Science degree in exercise science, expected to launch in fall 2023.

Latina Robinson
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A vision for change energizes DI grad student Latina Robinson

April 05, 2022

In March 2016, Latina Robinson, a Dietetic Internship graduate student from North Little Rock, Ark., lost her grandmother to Type 2 diabetes—a deadly disease that, according to the Centers for Disease Control, affects 37.3 million people in the United States

Hannah Martin
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When a part-time job feeds a passion and prepares for a career

February 17, 2022

Hannah Martin, a senior psychology and business administration/management double major from Conway, Ark., always knew she wanted to serve the special needs community. Becoming a registered behavior technician (RBT) as a part-time job while pursuing her undergraduate degree provided her the opportunity to do just this.

Haylee Cook
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A degree of difference: Haylee Cook among Ouachita's first master's cohort in ABA

January 20, 2022

A couple years out of college, Haylee Cook knew her calling. She just didn’t know what it was called.

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Ouachita launches graduate Dietetic Internship during pandemic

December 14, 2021

To say you started anything new in 2020 would, well, raise eyebrows – especially launching something as involved and hands-on as an academic program including clinical healthcare. But that’s exactly what Ouachita did during the 2020-2021 academic year, launching its first graduate programs in more than 20 years.

Latina Robinson
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Ouachita student awarded Advancing Diversity in Dietetics Scholarship

November 22, 2021

Latina Robinson, a Dietetic Internship graduate student at Ouachita Baptist University, is one of two recipients a $25,000 Advancing Diversity in Dietetics Scholarship from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) Foundation.

Dr. Julyse Migan-Gandonou Horr
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Dr. Julyse Horr: A scientist-practitioner shaped by faith

November 22, 2021

Dr. Julyse Migan-Gandonou Horr, Ouachita’s new director of applied behavior analysis, credits her faith with bringing her to where she is today.

Freshman orientation 2021
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Ouachita posts highest enrollment in 55 years and other records

September 09, 2021

Ouachita has set several enrollment records for the Fall 2021 semester, including the school’s highest total enrollment in 55 years as well as the largest freshman class, best freshman-to-sophomore retention rate and highest four-year graduation rate on record.

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