WALNUT RIDGE – Williams Baptist College has held its last graduation as a college before completing its transition to a university. Williams awarded degrees to 93 graduates during its 2018 commencement exercises May 5.
The graduates represented 25 Arkansas counties 13 states and two nations.
A crowd of more than 1000 filled WBC’s Southerland-Mabee Center for the ceremony. The commencement address was delivered by Sheri Midkiff professor of English at Williams.
Allison Elkins of Jonesboro was recognized as the graduate with highest honors.
Honor graduates were recognized as being cum laude (3.5-3.69 cumulative grade point average) magna cum laude (3.7-3.84 GPA) or summa cum laude (3.85-4.0 GPA).
Williams is a Christian liberal arts university in Walnut Ridge Ark. It will become Williams Baptist University this summer.
For a list of Arkansas students graduating click here.