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News - 2018

May 14, 2018

ETBU welcomes Emily Roberson as Director of Alumni Relations

East Texas Baptist University is pleased to announce Emily Roberson as the new Director of Alumni Relations for the Office of Advancement. She will spearhead the University's efforts to engage, support, and involve ETBU's alumni across the world. Roberson will officially start on June 4, 2018.

Graduates 2018

May 12, 2018

ETBU confers 160 graduates during Spring 2018 Commencement

East Texas Baptist University held its Spring 2018 Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 12 at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. ETBU President J. Blair Blackburn presided over the ceremony as 138 students received undergraduate degrees and 22 received graduate degrees, for a total of 160 graduates. 


May 11, 2018

ETBU fishing team gives back to the community

Sharing their love of fishing, the East Texas Baptist University bass fishing team recently helped with the annual "Fishing for the Future" event held at Pirkey Power Plant in Hallsville.

This event is hosted by the Harrison County Game Wardens, AEP/SWEPCO, Texas Parks and Wildlife, and Texas A&M Forestry.

The event had about 150 special needs students and adults from East Texas school districts and the ARC of Harrison County. ETBU's bass fishing team helped the students bait their hooks and reel in fish.

ETBU Kilgore

May 8, 2018

ETBU will host courses on KC’s Kilgore campus

With a shared mission to meet the needs of students across the East Texas region, East Texas Baptist University and Kilgore College (KC) furthered their partnership. 

Starting in the Fall 2018 semester, ETBU will host university-level courses on KC's Kilgore campus, allowing KC students to take ETBU courses leading toward a bachelor's degree in Education (early childhood through sixth grade) or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). 

National Day of  Prayer 2018

May 3, 2018

ETBU participates in National Day of Prayer

East Texas Baptist University held an observance of the annual National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 3. The 2018 theme was Pray for America - UNITY, based on Ephesians 4:3. Texas State Representative (District 9) Chris Paddie and Harrison County Judge Hugh Taylor, along with other ETBU community members, led the campus in a special prayer service.