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ETBU breaks ground on Kenny Ponder Park and Chapel on the Hill

September 6, 2019

ETBU breaks ground on Kenny Ponder Park and Chapel on the Hill

East Texas Baptist University faculty, staff, and trustees met together on Friday, August 30 at the future site of the Chapel on the Hill and Kenny Ponder Park, as President J. Blair Blackburn and the Ponder family officially broke ground for the new construction. Located adjacent to the pond on ETBU’s campus, this facility will be a dedicated house of worship to focus on the power of prayer, the sanctity of biblical marriage, and the celebration of loved ones.

firefighter story 2019

August 29, 2019

ETBU shows appreciation for firefighters and EMS responders

East Texas Baptist University presented a check for $1,000 to Marshall Fire Chief Reggie Cooper for the Marshall Fire Department’s Historic Bell project. On August 29 at the presentation ceremony, ETBU President J. Blair Blackburn shared his appreciation and gratitude for the sacrifices made by firefighters and EMS responders.

ETBU sparks connection through Fall 2019 Move-In and Tiger Camp

August 21, 2019

ETBU sparks connection through Fall 2019 Move-In and Tiger Camp

East Texas Baptist University welcomed new students and their families to campus for Tiger Camp, ETBU’s Welcome Week, on Wednesday, August 14 and returning students on Saturday, August 17. Faculty, staff, and Tiger athletic teams assembled outside residence halls across campus in the early morning to help new students move in. Each volunteer wore a shirt that said, “Fan the Flame,” emphasizing ETBU’s commitment to mentorship and spiritual growth.