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Students in the Hickingbotham School of Business at Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita's Hickingbotham School of Business extends global AACSB accreditation

June 30, 2022

The Hickingbotham School of Business at Ouachita Baptist University has extended its global accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The accreditation was ratified by the AACSB international board of directors on in February after peer review during the fall semester.

Ouachita senior Hannah Martin

Hannah Martin competes in final round of 2022 Arkansas Governor's Cup

April 13, 2022

Ouachita Baptist University student Hannah Martin, a senior psychology major from Conway, Ark., competed in the final round of the 2022 Arkansas Governor's Cup Collegiate Business Plan Competition, held during the competition awards luncheon on March 31 in Rogers, Ark. The Governor’s Cup is presented by Arkansas Capital Corporation, a private, nonprofit special project finance company based in Little Rock, Ark.

The Potts

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.