Williams Baptist College receives full extension of accreditation

WALNUT RIDGE – Williams Baptist College (WBC) has received a full, 10-year extension of its accreditation. The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) recently concluded its regular review of Williams and notified the college that it found no concerns to be addressed over the next decade.

"Williams was granted continued accreditation without any stipulations," said Kenneth Startup, WBC'’s vice president for academic affairs. "This was a very fine result of our accreditation process. We’re very pleased and gratified to have this excellent outcome."

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Tucker addresses Ouachita trustees

ARKADELPHIA — Arkansas Baptists “have never needed Ouachita Baptist University more than we need you now,” Sonny Tucker told members of the Ouachita Board of Trustees during their recent spring meeting.

TuckerTucker, a 1983 Ouachita graduate, was recently elected executive director of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention. The love of Jesus Christ “drives us and our love for Him motivates us,” Tucker added, “We have been given the message and ministry of reconciliation.

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Startup named WBC academic dean and vice president for academic affairs

WALNUT RIDGE – Kenneth Startup will return to his former position of academic dean and vice president for academic affairs at Williams Baptist College.

Startup"This is incredibly good news for Williams Baptist College," said Tom Jones, President of Williams Baptist College. "Our search committee did great work in seeking out a new academic dean, but that process merely reaffirmed that Dr. Startup had left a high standard to meet. His sense of calling to return to this position is truly an answered prayer for WBC."

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Ouachita Baptist University announces scholarship honoring Margaret Wright

ARKADELPHIA – The family and friends of Margaret Wright have established a memorial scholarship to honor her life and legacy.

Wright, a longtime Ouachita faculty member, died March 6 at age 70. During her 36 years of service at Ouachita, Wright served as chair of the Department of Accounting, chair of the Division of Business and Economics, director of corporate and foundation programs and was instrumental in helping establish the Frank D. Hickingbotham School of Business.


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Graham new manager at Camp Siloam (Arkansas Baptist Assembly)

SILOAM SPRINGS – Greg Graham has been named camp manager at Camp Siloam (Arkansas Baptist Assembly), in Siloam Springs.

Greg Graham with his family.Graham, of Hume, Calif., served four years as the vice president of Hume Lake Ministries, which is one of the largest camps in the United States, hosting 40,000 campers a year. Prior to serving at Hume Lake Ministries, Graham was owner of a recycling business in Visalia, Calif. Additionally, he was a member of the Hume Lake board of directors for 12 years.

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