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…

English Students Present Research at Conference

Three Williams Baptist University students represented WBU at the international conference of Sigma Tau Delta, English honor society. The conference was held at St. Louis in March.  Bethany Jaques, Melanie McKuin and Warner West were invited individually to present research completed for their courses at Williams. West (left in photo), a senior from Walnut Ridge,…

Watson Honored for Doctoral Work

Dr. Andrew Watson, director of financial aid at Williams Baptist University, has been honored for his work as a doctoral student.  Watson was named this year’s Outstanding Doctoral Student in the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at Arkansas State University. The award was presented for a combination of Watson’s doctoral coursework and dissertation. He completed his…

Students Inducted into Alpha Chi at WBU

Seven students at Williams Baptist University have been inducted into Alpha Chi, the national college honor scholarship society.  The induction was held April 16 at WBU’s Academic Awards Banquet. Alpha Chi admits members from all academic disciplines who are in the top 10 percent of their junior and senior classes.  The honor society has local…

Graduation is May 4

More than 75 graduates will receive diplomas as Williams Baptist University holds commencement exercises on Saturday, May 4.  The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. in WBU’s Southerland-Mabee Center. Dr. Sonny Tucker, executive director of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention, will bring the commencement address. The graduation ceremony will mark the first time for WBU to…

Williams Presents Academic Awards

Eight students were recognized for departmental honors during the annual Academic Awards Banquet at Williams Baptist University.  WBU faculty selected the students for the awards based on their academic achievements in their respective fields. Recipients of the 2019 Academic Awards were: English Education – Kristin Britt of Chandler, Tex. History – Rodney Duncan of Highland,…