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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.

Ouachita's 2021 top academic achiever Harly Dearing (center) and Outstanding Senior Man Joao Rodrigues (left) and Outstanding Senior Woman Eden Crow (right)
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Ouachita celebrates student achievements in Academic Awards Ceremony

May 20, 2021

Ouachita Baptist University recently recognized students for outstanding academic, leadership and civic achievements during the 2020-2021 academic year with its annual Academic Awards Ceremony, which was held in Jones Performing Arts Center.

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Ouachita's Lackey, Moreno receive FNSNA scholarships to continue nursing education

May 20, 2021

Earlier this month, Ouachita Baptist University nursing students Cassie Lackey and Jacob Moreno were awarded scholarships by the Scholarship Selection Committee of the Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association (FNSNA) for their involvement in Ouachita’s NSNA student chapter and upon recommendation from their professors in the Department of Nursing.

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Susan Wink's "Ben Kimpel" biography published posthumously

May 19, 2021

The late Dr. Susan Wink, professor emerita of English at Ouachita Baptist University, authored Ben Kimpel, a biography of the longtime chairman of the English Department at the University of Arkansas. The book was posthumously published earlier this year and is available at on Amazon.com.

Leda and the Swan by Nicholas Herrington
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Nicholas Herrington wins 2021 Juried Student Art Show at Ouachita

May 18, 2021

Ouachita Baptist University’s Art Club announced the winners of the 2021 Juried Student Art Show on Scholars Day, April 28, with Nicholas Herrington named the first place winner. Herrington is a junior studio art and history double major from Benton, Ark. The annual competition allows students of all majors the opportunity to have their artwork displayed on campus; the 2021 exhibit will be on display in Hammons Gallery in Mabee Fine Arts Center through October 2.

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Tara Pritchard named Ouachita's Support Staff Member of the Year

May 18, 2021

Ouachita Baptist University named Tara Pritchard, assistant to the dean in the Sutton School of Social Sciences, as the 2020-2021 Support Staff Member of the Year. Pritchard, who has worked at Ouachita for 16 years, was recognized on April 29 by Ouachita’s Staff Development Committee and President Dr. Ben Sells.

Ouachita's 134th Commencement
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Ouachita honors 364 graduates during 134th Commencement

May 12, 2021

Ouachita Baptist University celebrated 364 graduates from the class of 2021 during its 134th Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 8. University officials conferred Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education and Associate of Arts degrees, with seven students receiving Ouachita’s first ever post-baccalaureate certificates for dietetic internship.

Ian Cosh recognized for more than 33 years of service to the Elrod Center
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Ouachita's annual Elrod Center service awards ceremony honors Ian Cosh and student volunteers

May 06, 2021

Ouachita Baptist University’s Ben M. Elrod Center for Family and Community held its annual community service awards ceremony on Tuesday, April 13, recognizing the service efforts of university students, faculty and staff during the 2020-2021 academic year. Ian Cosh, vice president for community and international engagement, also was honored for his more than 33 years of service to Ouachita and the Elrod Center.

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Ouachita's Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program receives national ACEN accreditation

May 04, 2021

The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) recently affirmed accreditation for Ouachita Baptist University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program in the Department of Nursing.

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Ouachita communications & media students recognized with awards by Columbia Scholastic Press Association, Arkansas College Media Association

April 30, 2021

Ouachita Baptist University communications & media students have received five national Gold Circle Awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) for the Ouachitonian yearbook and 39 state awards for the Ouachitonian, Signal newspaper and Ouachita Sports Digital Network from the Arkansas College Media Association (ACMA) as the spring 2021 semester comes to a close.

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