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WBU Notches 12% Enrollment Gain

A challenging time for higher education hasn’t slowed enrollment growth at Williams Baptist University.  WBU’s on-campus enrollment for the fall semester increased more than 12 percent over last year, marking the second straight year of double-digit gains for the private, Christian university in Walnut Ridge, Ark. Numbers were up across the board at WBU, including…

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WBU Presents Doctorate to Gibbens

Jerry Gibbens, who served for more than half a century as an English professor at Williams Baptist University, was presented an honorary doctorate by WBU Saturday.  The honor was bestowed during the university’s commencement exercises. “It is astounding to think of the contributions Jerry Gibbens has made to Williams Baptist University through more than 50…

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Commencement is Saturday, Aug. 8

Williams Baptist University will hold its 2020 commencement exercises Saturday, Aug. 8.  The ceremony was postponed from its originally scheduled date in May due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Approximately 80 graduates are receiving diplomas from WBU this year. Attendance at the ceremony will be restricted due to covid-19.  To maintain social distancing, only graduates and…

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