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Spring 2022 Commencement exercises at Ouachita Baptist University
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Ouachita confers degrees on 360 students during May 14 Commencement

May 23, 2022

Ouachita Baptist University conferred degrees on 360 graduates during its 135th Spring Commencement held Saturday, May 14, on the front lawn of Cone-Bottoms Hall. Graduates received Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science degrees, as well as post-baccalaureate certificates for Dietetic Internship.

Miss Ouachita Baptist University 2022 Kaelin Clay
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Miss OBU Kaelin Clay to represent Ouachita in the Miss Arkansas Scholarship Competition

May 20, 2022

Miss Ouachita Baptist University Kaelin Clay, 19, will compete for the title of Miss Arkansas 2022 from June 11-18 during the Miss Arkansas Scholarship Competition at Robinson Center in Little Rock.

First cohort of B.S.N. graduates at Ouachita Baptist University
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Ouachita's first B.S.N. graduates honored during May 14 pinning ceremony

May 18, 2022

The first students to receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Ouachita Baptist University were honored Saturday, May 14, during a pinning ceremony in McBeth Recital Hall immediately following the university’s Commencement exercises.

Dr. Malcolm Rigsby
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Rigsby chosen to lead Ouachita's new criminal justice degree program

May 17, 2022

Dr. Malcolm L. Rigsby has been named professor of criminology and criminal justice and coordinator of the criminal justice program at Ouachita Baptist University. He brings more than 20 years’ teaching and research experience in higher education to the post, as well as a background in banking, private law practice and private-owned business.

Ouachita student media awards winners
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Ouachita student media earn top national, state awards

May 10, 2022

Ouachita Baptist University student media have earned three national awards and a Gold Medalist rating from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) for the Ouachitonian yearbook and 64 state awards for the Ouachitonian, Signal newspaper and Ouachita Digital Sports Network, as well as online and television coverage, from the Arkansas College Media Association (ACMA).

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.

Spring Commencement on the lawn of Cone-Bottoms Hall at Ouachita
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Ouachita to honor more than 350 graduates during May 14 Commencement

May 06, 2022

Ouachita Baptist University will hold its 135th Spring Commencement Saturday, May 14, at 9:30 a.m. on the front lawn of Cone-Bottoms Hall. The ceremony honors more than 350 graduates who have earned Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science degrees, as well as those who have earned post-baccalaureate certificates for Dietetic Internship. The nursing graduates, a cohort of 19, are the university’s first-ever B.S.N. degree recipients.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate Tatman Corner apartments
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Ouachita dedicates newly-renovated Tatman Corner

May 05, 2022

Ouachita Baptist University welcomed community leaders to the newly-updated Tatman Corner student apartments April 15 for a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating completion of the renovation and honoring the Tatman family for whom the complex is named.

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Ouachita wins national first prize at Baptist Communicators Association awards

May 05, 2022

Ouachita Baptist University’s Office of Communications and Marketing won a national first prize for “A Ouachita Christmas Special 2021” at the Baptist Communicators Association’s (BCA) 2022 W.C. Fields Awards.

Rylie Davis and Leigh Anne McKinney
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Ouachita's Elrod Center hosts awards banquet

May 04, 2022

The Ben M. Elrod Center for Family and Community at Ouachita Baptist University held its annual University Community Service Awards banquet on Tuesday, April 12, in Walker Conference Center. The banquet honors volunteers and their service through programs organized by the Elrod Center.

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