Ouachita Baptist University’s 125th anniversary logo reflects the university’s rich history and bright future. The traditional torch and flame design from the university seal symbolizes Ouachita’s historic commitment to truth and learning. The cross affirms the university’s faithfulness as a Christ-centered learning community. The prominent “125” design points both to the past and future with the 125 celebrating a century and a quarter of quality higher education and the modern, stylized type looking expectantly toward ongoing achievement and impact.
At the heart of the logo is a bold, gold “OUACHITA,” reminiscent of the alma mater’s beloved O-U-A-C-H-I-T-A refrain. It is a reminder that Ouachita Baptist University stands at the center of efforts to educate and equip students of past, present and future generations. The purple and gold color scheme is a tribute to Tiger spirit recognized by Ouachitonians on campus and around the globe.
The anniversary logo was commissioned by the 125th Anniversary Steering Committee. It was designed by René Zimny, assistant director of the Grant Center for International Education and coordinator of international recruiting. Zimny, a native of Namibia, is a 2008 Ouachita graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in graphic design and mass communications.