More than 100 students from Ouachita Baptist University were recently honored at the university’s 2014 Academic Awards Banquet. The event recognized various academic and leadership achievements of the students throughout the past year.
The annual banquet is sponsored by Ouachita’s Student Senate. Outgoing Student Senate President Lindsey Fowler, a senior political science, history and business administration/finance major from Arkadelphia, Ark., presided over the event and Ouachita President Rex Horne led the swearing in for new Student Senate President Josh Rubin, a junior biology major from Dallas.
Chis Redmon was awarded Ouachita’s highest academic honor as the university’s Overall Academic Achiever. He also was named top academic achiever in the Pruet School of Christian Studies, Outstanding student in Biblical studies and received the Old Testament Hebrew Award and the Robert Stagg New Testament Greek Award. Redmon is a senior philosophy, Biblical languages and Christian studies/Biblical studies triple major from Little Rock, Ark.
Top academic achievers in each of the other schools include: Michelle Perez, a senior political science and business administration/finance and management major from Maracaibo, Venezuela, Hickingbotham School of Business; Rachel Carr, a senior early childhood education major from Cherokee Village, Ark., Huckabee School of Education; Caitlin Secrest, a senior voice performance major from Arkadelphia, Ark., School of Fine Arts; Ellen Eubanks, a senior English major from Arkadelphia, Ark., School of Humanities; Tim Horton, a senior professional chemistry and physics major from Arkadelphia, Ark., J.D. Patterson School of Natural Sciences; and Lindsey Fowler, W.H. Sutton School of Social Sciences.
Ouachita’s outstanding seniors, selected by faculty and staff, are Tim Horton, Senior Outstanding Man, and Lindsey Fowler, Senior Outstanding Woman.
Dr. Johnny Wink, Betty Burton Peck Professor of English, was named by students as the Lavell Cole Most Inspirational Professor.
Other university awards include the Mrs. J. R. Grant Endowed Awards for freshman and senior female students and the Mrs. Betty Oliver Grant Endowed Awards for sophomore and junior female students. Recipients of these awards include Haley Martin, a freshman mass communications and Christian studies/Christian ministries major from Little Rock, Ark.; Sadie Sasser, a sophomore Christian studies/Biblical studies major from Hamburg, Ark.; Katie Theriot, a junior Spanish and communication sciences and disorders major from Alexandria, La.; and Hannah Bridges, a senior English major from Clarksville, Ark.
The Rotary Club Service-Above-Self Award was presented to David Sypult, a senior accounting and business administration/finance major from Rogers, Ark.
Individuals honored by the Carl Goodson Honors Program and Ouachita’s seven academic schools include:
CARL GOODSON HONORS PROGRAM
HICKINGBOTHAM SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
PRUET SCHOOL OF CHRISTIAN STUDIES
HUCKABEE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS
SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES
PATTERSON SCHOOL OF NATURAL SCIENCES
SUTTON SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
By Taylor Tomlinson
Photo Above: Ouachita President Rex Horne swears in 2014-2015 Student Senate President Josh Rubin at OBU’s annual Academic Awards Banquet. Photo by Tyler Rosenthal.