WALNUT RIDGE – Williams Baptist College will launch its new honors program and welcome its first group of participants, known as Coe Honors Scholars, this fall. Students selected for the prestigious program will participate in a wide array of academic opportunities and challenges.
The title of Coe Honors Scholar is a tribute to the late Henry E. (Ezra) and Verbeth Coe of Tuckerman, whose recent estate gift endowed scholarships at Williams, as well as benefiting two other educational institutions. Longtime supporters of Williams, the Coes left nearly $1,000,000 from their estate to the college.
Their nephew, Bill Coe, stated, “I know that Ezra and Verbeth would be humbled and honored that the school would establish a scholarship program in their memory. I know it would make them proud.”