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OBU honors 110 Graduates during Winter Commencement Dec. 13
Dec16

OBU honors 110 Graduates during Winter Commencement Dec. 13

SHAWNEE—Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) conferred degrees upon 72 undergraduate and 38 graduate students during the Winter Commencement ceremony Friday, Dec. 13. The ceremony took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. Heath Thomas, president-elect of OBU and current dean of the Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry, delivered the address. Graduates took their ceremonial final walk across campus as OBU students before filing...

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Hobby Lobby and Green family donate campus to OBU
Dec11

Hobby Lobby and Green family donate campus to OBU

  SHAWNEE—Hobby Lobby and the Green family formally announced their donation of the former St. Gregory’s University campus to Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) during a special event Wednesday, Dec. 11. The event took place at the Rockwood Center on the campus of the former SGU, now the OBU Green Campus. Hobby Lobby purchased the property last year following SGU’s bankruptcy proceedings, after St. Gregory’s closed its doors in...

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Thomas, OBU president-elect, to speak at Winter Commencement Dec. 13
Nov25

Thomas, OBU president-elect, to speak at Winter Commencement Dec. 13

SHAWNEE—Heath Thomas, Oklahoma Baptist University’s president-elect, will deliver the address during the OBU’s Winter Commencement ceremony Friday, Dec. 13. The commencement will take place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium at 2 p.m. Thomas was recently elected by the OBU Board of Trustees as the University’s 16th president after a nine-month national search process. He will assume the role of president Jan. 1, 2020. He currently...

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Jeremy and Caleb Freeman deliver inspirational OBU chapel message Nov. 20
Nov20

Jeremy and Caleb Freeman deliver inspirational OBU chapel message Nov. 20

SHAWNEE—Jeremy Freeman and his son, Caleb, delivered the Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) chapel message Wednesday, Nov. 20, in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. The Freemans shared Caleb’s story and how God miraculously healed him following a tragic car accident in December 2017. Jeremy Freeman graduated from OBU in 1999. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in religion. He then received his M.Div. from Southern Seminary in 2008. He has...

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OBU presents J.M. Carrol Award to Alton Fannin at Oklahoma Baptists’ annual meeting
Nov19

OBU presents J.M. Carrol Award to Alton Fannin at Oklahoma Baptists’ annual meeting

During the annual meeting of Oklahoma Baptists Nov. 12, Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) presented the J.M. Carroll Award to Alton Fannin, pastor of Ardmore, First. The event took place at Oklahoma City, Quail Springs. The J.M. Carroll Award is given in honor of OBU’s first president who helped establish the foundation upon which OBU’s tradition of excellence has been built. In honor of President Carroll and the legacy he left for...

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