WBU’s Paterson Honored by Scientific Society

Dr. Ann Paterson of Williams Baptist University has been honored by the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles. Paterson, who is the Nell Mondy Chair of Natural Sciences at WBU, received a presidential award from the society this summer.    Paterson is pictured above (front, center) along with (left to right)  Dr. Rick Shine…

WBU Readies for New School Year

The Williams Baptist University campus is springing to life in anticipation of the new school year.  Fall sport athletes have already moved to campus to begin their preseason routine, and incoming WBU freshmen move into the residence halls on Friday, Aug. 16.  Fall semester classes are slated to begin on Tuesday, Aug. 20. “This is…

Andrews Named Bursar at WBU

Williams Baptist University has named Aaron Andrews to the position of bursar.  Andrews, a 16-year veteran of WBU, had been serving as interim bursar since earlier this year.  In the position, he oversees the financial affairs of the university. “We asked Mr. Andrews to fill a critical position in our business office, and he quickly…

Spring ’19 President’s and Dean’s Lists

Williams Baptist University has released the names of students on the President’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2019 spring semester.  The President’s List includes those full-time students who achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average, while the Dean’s List is comprised of those with at least a 3.5 GPA. Williams is a private, Christian university…

Winners Announced in WBU Golf Tourney

A total of 23 teams took part Friday, May 17, in the annual Williams Baptist University Golf Tournament.  The tourney, which benefits the WBU athletic department, was held at Sage Meadows Country Club in Jonesboro. The tournament netted $15,000 for WBU sports teams.  Director of Athletics Jeff Rider said the tourney proceeds will go toward…

WBU Announces 2019 Graduates

Williams Baptist University awarded degrees to 80 graduates during its 2019 commencement exercises Saturday, May 4.  The graduates represented 25 Arkansas counties, nine states and three nations. A crowd of over 1,000 filled WBU’s Southerland-Mabee Center for the ceremony.  The commencement address was delivered by Dr. J.D. “Sonny” Tucker, executive director of the Arkansas Baptist…

New WBU Health Studies Degree Emphasizes Gerontology

A new degree program at Williams Baptist University will help students prepare for careers related to healthcare, with an emphasis on those who are aging. WBU is launching the Bachelor of Science in Health Studies: Gerontology this fall. The hybrid degree program includes courses from several academic disciplines, and it is intended to provide students…

Britt and West Receive Founders Awards

Kristin Britt and Warner West have been awarded the 2019 Williams Baptist University Founders Awards. Britt is from Chandler, Tex., and West is a Walnut Ridge native. WBU President Dr. Stan Norman presented the awards during the university’s annual graduates luncheon on Friday, May 3 Founders Award winners are selected from each graduating class at…

Music Students Inducted into Mu Phi Epsilon

Four students have been inducted into the Zeta Alpha chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon International Music Fraternity at Williams Baptist University.  The inductees (pictured above, left to right) were: Caleb Hickman of Pine Bluff, Ark.; Hannah Vernon of Warrensburg, Mo.; Kelly Cook of Pangburn, Ark.; and David Ellis of Lafe, Ark. Mu Phi Epsilon is…