Category: Lawrence County

WBC hires Blackwood as Director of Campus Safety

WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. – Williams Baptist College has hired Joseph “Bubba” Blackwood as its new director of police and campus safety.  Blackwood, who is a Northeast Arkansas native, has over 20 years of law enforcement experience, most recently as the captain of the narcotics division with the Walnut Ridge Police Department. Continue reading “WBC hires Blackwood as Director of Campus Safety”

Williams Readies for New School Year

WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. – The Williams Baptist College campus is coming to life after fall athletic teams and student staff made their return to campus late last week.  Other student leaders will continue to move back to WBC in preparation for the new semester, which officially begins with the first day of class Tuesday, August. 22.

Freshmen will move into residence halls this Friday and begin their orientation program, known as Ascend 2017. Continue reading “Williams Readies for New School Year”

WBC Receives $32,500 from Speakes Estate

WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. – Williams Baptist College has established a new scholarship fund, following a gift from the estate of the late Mary Frances Speakes of Siloam Springs, Ark.  Williams recently received $32,500 from the Speakes estate, to be applied toward scholarships for WBC students.

Ms. Speakes died last year at the age of 95.  Born and raised in Siloam Springs, she taught music at Siloam Springs Elementary School for 42 years, and she taught piano lessons for 65 years.  She also played the organ at Siloam Springs First Baptist Church for more than half a century. Continue reading “WBC Receives $32,500 from Speakes Estate”