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Annie Abrams Living Legacy Award
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Anthony Freeman and Tyranni Hubbard receive Ouachita's Annie Abrams Living Legacy Award

June 18, 2021

Ouachita Baptist University has named Anthony Freeman from Monroe, La., and Tyranni Hubbard from Little Rock, Ark, as the 2021 recipients of the second annual Annie Abrams Living Legacy Award for Black student leaders. They each will receive $2,500.

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Staff profile: James Richards

February 27, 2020

As a first-generation college student himself, James Richards said that helping other first-generation students navigate paying for and getting settled into college was a perfect fit. “I believe this job was sent from the Lord,” James shared. “I wasn’t looking for new opportunities when Karen and Brant Matros shared this opportunity with me. I love what I get to do every day now at Ouachita.”

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Paying for college: 5 sensible borrowing tips

January 27, 2020

With the growing cost of a college education in today’s world, it’s no wonder that students and parents are concerned about how to pay for it. While student loans are a useful tool, Ouachita Baptist University strongly encourages all students to borrow responsibly.

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How do I even begin my college search? #askingforafriend

November 07, 2019

If you’re searching for a college to attend, where do you even begin? To ease some of the stress, and avoid any #askingforafriend anxiety, here a few bits of advice to answer the common questions that pop up as you begin the college search.

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How to make the most of the summer after your junior year: The college search begins

June 03, 2019

It’s the summer after your junior year, and you cannot wait for senior year to get here! However, it’s easy in all that excitement to pass by what can be the most powerful tool in your belt for securing your top college choice: THE SUMMER!

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Still trying to decide which college is best for you? Do these three things.

April 26, 2019

It’s been four years, but I remember how stressed I felt when I was trying to decide between my top two college choices. I was torn and wanted to make sure that I picked the perfect home for the next four years of my life. My Ouachita admissions counselor made sure I knew everything I needed to know while choosing between OBU and another school, but she also shared some advice that was thoughtful, gave me more to consider and, in the end, helped me make my decision.

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I'm only 18. How do I pay for college? #askingforafriend

April 03, 2019

We know you have questions, some that you might be afraid to ask, about how to pay for college in order to attend Ouachita. So, we’ve put together some common questions and answers to give it to you straight. No need to ask questions for your friends – we’ve got you!

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6 tips as you search for private scholarships

March 05, 2019

You may have applied to college, made a visit to campus and thought about what you want to study, but now reality is setting in – you need to figure out how to pay for college. At Ouachita, once you are accepted and have submitted your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you will receive a financial aid award letter that shows your scholarships, grants and available loans that will help you cover the costs of college.

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Ouachita's Susan Hurst selected for position on U.S. Department of Education committee

February 07, 2019

Ouachita Baptist University’s Susan Hurst, associate vice president for Student Financial Services, recently was selected for the U.S. Department of Education’s Accreditation and Innovation Negotiated Rulemaking Committee. She will represent financial aid administrators from 6,620 postsecondary institutions around the country.

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Ouachita's Susan Hurst selected for position on U.S. Department of Education committee

February 07, 2019

Ouachita Baptist University’s Susan Hurst, associate vice president for Student Financial Services, recently was selected for the U.S. Department of Education’s Accreditation and Innovation Negotiated Rulemaking Committee.

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