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Ouachita Baptist University’s Office of Development will host its annual Stepping Up for Ouachita luncheon Friday, Nov. 4, at Chenal Country Club in Little Rock, Ark. Simmons Bank is presenting sponsor for the 2022 luncheon, which will honor Nancy Benton of Jonesboro, Ark.; Sheila Powell Strickland of Fort Worth, Texas; Sarah Shell Teague of Fayetteville, Ark.; and Toni Thrash of Little Rock, Ark.

“Stepping up for Ouachita began with the purpose of increasing scholarship dollars for women,” said Terry Peeples, Ouachita’s vice president for development. “The honorees always represent women who love their family and their Lord. They are all very involved in supporting Ouachita and her students in various ways and are role models for our female students.”

Since its inaugural event in November 2010, Stepping Up for Ouachita has raised more than $750,000 toward scholarships for women at Ouachita. The university serves more than 1,700 students, more than half of whom are female; with almost 100% of Ouachita students qualifying for financial aid, the continued need for scholarships is great.



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