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David Sharp, athletic director at Ouachita Baptist University
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Scholarship endowed at Ouachita to honor David Sharp

September 19, 2022

An endowed athletic scholarship has been established at Ouachita Baptist University in honor of David Sharp, the university’s director of athletics, and his more than four decades of service to Ouachita.

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Ouachita's Fall 2022 enrollment growth reflects university momentum

September 12, 2022

Enrollment continues to grow at Ouachita Baptist University, where a Fall 2022 headcount of 1,784 is the university’s highest in 56 years.

Clark Yarbrough
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Ouachita student-athlete Clark Yarbrough remembered as a humble leader

September 06, 2022

Ouachita Baptist University senior Clark Yarbrough, 21, of Rowlett, Texas, died Sept. 4. A business administration/sport management major and starting defensive lineman for the Tiger football team, Yarbrough was the son of Mattie Yarbrough of Rowlett. He is remembered on campus for the example he set as a leader, a scholar-athlete, a friend and a man of faith.

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Parsons wins first place in Student Juried Art Show at Ouachita

August 26, 2022

Jill Parsons was named winner of the 2022 Student Juried Art Show sponsored by the Art Club at Ouachita Baptist University. An exhibit featuring works created by students and entered in the juried competition is on display in the Hammons Art Gallery in Mabee Fine Arts Center on Ouachita’s campus. The exhibit is free and open to the public through Oct. 8.

David Glaze and Destiny Dial
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Destiny Diaz named winner of Ouachita's first David Glaze Music Competition

August 19, 2022

Destiney Diaz won the first David Glaze Music Competition, held Thursday, April 28, at Ouachita Baptist University. Sponsored by the Division of Music in Ouachita’s School of Fine Arts, the competition featured performances from outstanding students in vocal and instrumental music performance programs at Ouachita.

Jones Science Center on the campus of Ouachita Baptist University
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Pumphrey to help launch Ouachita engineering program

July 28, 2022

Dr. Norman D. Pumphrey Jr. has been named professor of engineering at Ouachita Baptist University. Pumphrey joins Ouachita faculty in the J.D. Patterson School of Natural Sciences after serving nearly 30 years in the engineering department at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston. He will help launch Ouachita’s new 4-year Bachelor of Science degree pathway in engineering, planned to begin in Fall 2023 pending approval from the university’s institutional accreditor, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Alex Moore (left) and Dr. Johnny Wink
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Moore named first recipient of Wink Scholarship at Ouachita

July 22, 2022

Alex Moore, a junior English and philosophy double major from Gulfport, Miss., was named Ouachita Baptist University’s inaugural Johnny and Susan Wink Scholarship Award winner. He was recognized during an April ceremony in Ouachita’s Young Auditorium.

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Pierce wins Ouachita's 2022 Virginia Queen Piano Competition

July 21, 2022

Andrew Pierce, a freshman music and biology double major from Benton, Ark., won first place in the 2022 Virginia Queen Piano Competition presented in May by the Division of Music in the School of Fine Arts at Ouachita Baptist University.

Stepping Up for Ouachita
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Stepping Up for Ouachita 2022 honorees announced

July 19, 2022

Ouachita Baptist University’s Office of Development will host its annual Stepping Up for Ouachita luncheon Friday, Nov. 4, at Chenal Country Club in Little Rock, Ark. Simmons Bank is presenting sponsor for the 2022 luncheon, which will honor Nancy Benton of Jonesboro, Ark.; Sheila Powell Strickland of Fort Worth, Texas; Sarah Shell Teague of Fayetteville, Ark.; and Toni Thrash of Little Rock, Ark.

Jason Tolbert, vice president for finance at Ouachita Baptist University
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Tolbert named Vice President for Finance at Ouachita

July 18, 2022

Jason Tolbert, formerly the chief financial officer at Ouachita Baptist University, has been named the university’s vice president for finance effective June 1.

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