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Ouachita Baptist University 2022 Homecoming Court

Savannah Pierce crowned 2022 Homecoming Queen at Ouachita

October 25, 2022

Savannah Pierce, a senior Christian studies major from Dover, Ark., was crowned Ouachita Baptist University’s 2022 Homecoming Queen during a pregame ceremony at Cliff Harris Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 8. Pierce represented the Ouachita marching band. She is involved in the Ouachita marching band color guard and Tri Chi women’s social club and is a Kappa Chi men’s social club little sis.

2022 Alumni Milestone Award honorees

Outstanding alumni honored during Ouachita's Homecoming festivities Oct. 8

October 12, 2022

Five Ouachita Baptist University graduates received the university’s Alumni Milestone Award on Saturday, Oct. 8. Based on their professional achievements, community service and dedication to their alma mater, the honorees were selected by a committee of Ouachita faculty and staff and Ouachita President Ben Sells.

Tiger Serve Day volunteers

More than 760 Ouachita volunteers mobilize for 51st Tiger Serve Day

September 24, 2022

The Ben M. Elrod Center for Family and Community at Ouachita Baptist University held its 51st Tiger Serve Day on Saturday, Sept. 24, with 763 Ouachita students, faculty and staff completing 74 projects at area homes, non-profit organizations and designated trash pickup sites across Arkadelphia. Volunteers represented this semester’s theme, “PurposeTSD.”

Moses-Provine Hall on the campus of Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita's Department of Art & Design hosting two exhibits through Sept. 30

September 22, 2022

The Rosemary Gossett Adams Department of Art & Design in Ouachita Baptist University’s School of Fine Arts is hosting exhibits featuring paper-mache and screen prints through Sept. 30 in the Adams Gallery of Moses-Provine Hall. Admission is free and open to the public, and after-hours access is available by appointment.

David Sharp, athletic director at Ouachita Baptist University

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.

students on the campus of Ouachita Baptist University

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

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.


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

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

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).