Ouachita Baptist University celebrated 293 graduates during its 130th spring commencement on Saturday, May 13, with university officials conferring Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Fine Arts and Associate of Arts degrees. Dr. Ben Sells, Ouachita president, presided over the annual commencement exercises.
“Class of 2017, congratulations!” Dr. Sells said in his commencement address. “You completed a rigorous liberal arts program. You studied with talented faculty and worked alongside committed staff. You served your classmates, your campus, your community. … You worked hard. You had fun. You made lifelong friends. You are older and wiser. You finished. You are ready for service and success. We are proud of you!”
Zimny, Brooke and Ouachita News Bureau, "Ouachita honors 293 graduates at 130th spring commencement" (2017). Press Releases. 398.