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Launching lifelong explorers: Dr. Barbara Pemberton, associate professor of Christian missions, highlights the diverse opportunities for academic exploration both on the Ouachita campus and around the globe.

Holy Land: Trip of a lifetime: Ouachita students John and Lauren Bacon prayed that God “would send us to Israel in His time.” A few weeks later, they were invited to join Gov. Huckabee on a trip to the Holy Land.

Iraqi tours bring lasting lessons: Dr. Terry DeWitt, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, has served two tours of duty in Iraq. He shares a few of the life lessons learned in a combat zone halfway around the world.

Francis McBeth’s life & legacy: Dr. Francis McBeth, longtime Ouachita professor and world-renowned composer, compiled a rich musical legacy. His said his fondest desire was for people to say, “I liked his music!”

Presidential Service Awards: President Rex Horne presented 125th Anniversary Presidential Service Awards to more than 50 Ouachitonians who completed at least 125 hours of community service during the past year.

Sports Update: Tennis Coach Craig Ward named 2012 College Coach of the Year

Campus Update: Annual Tiger Traks competition celebrates mud, fun & scholarships

Class Notes: Jacob Watson’s musical performances earn national recognition

Faculty Profile: Nathan Reyna helps lead National Genomics Research Initiative

Staff Profile: Jon Merryman shares enthusiasm as new Ouachita Alumni director

Closing Thoughts: Dr. Horne offers call to “embrace opportunities for exploration”

Publication Date

Spring 2012

The Ouachita Circle Spring 2012



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