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ETBU celebrates Spring 2021 Class at commencement services

May 8, 2021

ETBU celebrates Spring 2021 Class at commencement services

East Texas Baptist University held three Spring Commencement ceremonies to honor the 2021 spring graduates on Saturday, May 8, at 9:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. ETBU President J. Blair Blackburn presided over the ceremonies as 190 students received undergraduate degrees and 21 earned graduate degrees, for a total of 211 graduates. The Spring 2021 graduating class marks the largest in University history.

National Day of Prayer brings Marshall/Harrison County community together

May 6, 2021

National Day of Prayer brings Marshall/Harrison County community together

East Texas Baptist University held an observance of the annual National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 6. The 2021 national theme was “Lord, Pour Out Your Love, Life, Liberty” and based on the Scripture found in 2 Corinthians 3:17. Cari Johnson (ETBU), Reverend James Webb (Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church), Stacia Runnels (Greater Marshall Chamber of Commerce), Angela Fitzpatrick (Marshall ISD), General Vernon B. Lewis, Jr.

ETBU’s COVID vaccine clinic yields more vaccinated citizens in Harrison County

May 6, 2021

ETBU’s COVID vaccine clinic yields more vaccinated citizens in Harrison County

Nearly 200 COVID-19 vaccines were administered on campus last week during a free clinic hosted by East Texas Baptist University in conjunction with the Texas Division of Emergency Management. Harrison County community members, as well as University friends and family, were encouraged to stop by the clinic for convenient and easy access to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

Kathryn Pedroza crowned as Miss ETBU 2021

April 27, 2021

Kathryn Pedroza crowned as Miss ETBU 2021

Kathryn Pedroza, a junior organizational communication major from Mansfield, Texas, was crowned as the 65th Miss ETBU on Monday, April 26. Pedroza, who embodies the spirit of what it means to be a Christian servant leader on campus and in the community, was selected from nine contestants during the annual pageant sponsored by ETBU’s Student Government Association. Sophomore English education major Leah Akridge was selected as first runner-up, and senior music education major Anissa Mott was selected as second runner-up.

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April 23, 2021

ETBU celebrates the life and legacy of Sam B. Hall, Jr.

East Texas Baptist University hosted the Sam B. Hall Patriotic Concert, an annual tribute to The Honorable Sam B. Hall, Jr., on Friday, April 23 in Baker Chapel of the Rogers Spiritual Life Center. The concert featured patriotic live music performed by the University Symphonic Band, Combined Choirs, and Hilltop Singers, as well as a salute to those who serve or have served in the U.S. military. U.S.