Ouachita Baptist University will hold its 124th annual spring commencement exercises on Saturday, May 14, at 9:30 a.m. on the front lawn of the university’s historic Cone-Bottoms Hall. The ceremony will honor 263 graduates with Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Education degrees.
Ouachita President Rex M. Horne, Jr., will preside over the annual commencement exercises. The ceremony will include an invocation by Senior Class President Beau Landers, scripture reading by Caitlin Chapman and Leasha May and remarks by President Horne.
Dr. Byron Eubanks, professor of philosophy and director of the Sutton Center for Integrity, will serve as the commencement marshal. Dr. George Keck, professor emeritus of music, and Mrs. Mary Worthen, assistant professor emerita of music, will be honorary marshals.
Dr. Stan Poole, vice president for academic affairs, will confer degrees upon the graduates. Dr. Danny Hays, dean of the Pruet School of Christian Studies, will lead a responsive reading and Richard Lusby, chairman of the Board of Trustees, will deliver the prayer of dedication.
Ouachita Baptist University, a private Christian liberal arts university in Arkadelphia, is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. Ranked the No. 1 Regional College in the South for four years in a row by U.S. News & World Report, Ouachita seeks to foster a love of God and a love of learning in a Christ-centered learning community.
A video of Saturday’s commencement exercises will be posted on the university website at www.obu.edu/broadcast following the service. For more information about commencement, visit www.obu.edu/registrar/commencement.asp.