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Alumni Stories: Jim, Darrell and Rob Potts

April 30, 2021

"Find a way." It’s a Potts family motto. And one they certainly needed for keeping Lewis & Clark Outfitters outdoor adventure stores open in Northwest Arkansas during a worldwide pandemic. New on the blog, alumni Jim, Darrell and Rob Potts share about adapting their business in order to survive.

Stephany Quintero in uniform

Ouachita's Stephany Quintero chosen among 2% of students nationwide for Educational Delay Program to pursue U.S. Army JAG Corps

April 22, 2021

Since high school, Stephany Quintero has been passionate about serving as a member of the U.S. Army. Now a senior accounting and finance double major and member of ROTC at Ouachita Baptist University, Quintero has been named in the 2% of college students around the country accepted to the Army’s Educational Delay Program.


Ouachita ranked "#2 Regional College in the South" and more by "U.S. News & World Report"

September 25, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University has been named “#2 Best Regional College in the South” for the second consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report. The university landed high honors in other categories in the region, as well, including #4 rankings for “Most Innovative” and “Best Undergraduate Teaching” and #5 for “Best Value.”

photo of ImmunoSense team

Ouachita team wins two first place prizes and $30,000 in Arkansas Governor's Cup business plan competition

April 21, 2020

Four Ouachita Baptist University seniors earned the top awards for undergraduates in the 20th annual Arkansas Governor’s Cup Collegiate Business Plan Competition for their plan, ImmunoSense. Ouachita seniors Olivia Brown, Savannah Edwards, Brandon Matros and Sheldon McCown and their faculty advisor, Dr. Blake Johnson, won first place in the overall undergraduate division as well as the undergraduate innovation award.

OBU Business Plan Competition winners

Brown, Edwards, Matros, McCown and Studdard win 11th annual Ouachita Business Plan Competition

December 11, 2019

Ouachita Baptist University students Olivia Brown, Savannah Edwards, Brandon Matros, Sheldon McCown and Allison Studdard received first place and a $4,000 cash prize for their business proposal, ImmunoSense, during the 11th annual OBU Business Plan Competition held Thursday, Dec. 5.

Mason Woolbright

From the "Ouachitonian": Mason Woolbright

December 09, 2019

Most people do not realize their calling until later in life, but for Mason Woolbright, a sophomore business administration major from Benton, his career path was clear from an early age.

Ouachita’s Cole Jester wins Ouachita-Henderson State’s annual Business Plan Competition.

Ouachita's Cole Jester wins Ouachita-Henderson State's annual Business Plan Competition

May 06, 2019

Ouachita Baptist University teams won first, second and fifth place in this year’s OBU/HSU Business Plan Competition, held on Henderson State University’s campus April 23. Senior Cole Jester earned first place in the competition for his business plan, Bone Dri, along with a $4,000 cash prize.

At the recent Governor’s Cup Business Plan Competition, Ouachita’s Cole Jester (third from left) and his faculty advisor, Bryan McKinney (fifth from left), won third place in the undergraduate division and first place for undergraduate elevator pitch for Jester’s business plan, Bone Dri. The awards were presented by (from left) Dhu Thompson, owner and president of Delta Plastics; William Rockefeller, Winrock Automotive; Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson; and Kevin Burns, Stephens, Inc.

Ouachita senior Cole Jester wins third place in statewide Governor's Cup Business Plan Competition

May 03, 2019

Ouachita Baptist University’s Cole Jester, a senior Christian studies/biblical studies and political science double major from Benton, Ark., received third place and a $10,000 cash prize in the undergraduate division of the annual Governor’s Cup Business Plan Competition, held in Little Rock earlier this spring, for his business plan Bone Dri.

Ouachita’s Ary Student Investment Fund team after winning the undergraduate value investment category at the Quinnipiac G.A.M.E. Forum in New York. Front row (left to right): Abigail Brizuela, Stormi Leonard, Emma Shortes, Mollie Eldridge, Lauren Lovelady and Shannon Stribling. Back row: Dr. Chris Brune, Madison Brittain, Josh Altenbaumer, Chandler Ferrell, Colton Eldridge, Matthew Ward and Halley Ryburn.

Ouachita finance students win national G.A.M.E. Forum competition for management of Ary Student Investment Fund

April 10, 2019

Twelve Ouachita Baptist University finance students were named first place winners at the ninth annual Quinnipiac Global Asset Management Education (G.A.M.E.) Forum held March 28-30 in New York City.

Ouachita partners with Securities Training Corporation to better prepare finance majors.

Ouachita partners with Securities Training Corporation to better prepare finance majors

January 23, 2019

Ouachita Baptist University has partnered with Securities Training Corporation’s College Program to prepare finance majors for the new Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) Exam.