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September 12, 2019

ETBU retention rates soar while celebrating second-highest enrollment in University history

East Texas Baptist University celebrates the second-highest enrollment in ETBU’s 106-year history with 1,593 total students. The Fall 2019 enrollment exhibits 84% undergraduate retention – the highest of record and 4% above the 5-year average. This high retention rate is a reflection of expanded student life and spiritual development activities, academic support and opportunities, alumni interactions, donor support, facility improvements, and athletic participation.

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September 11, 2019

ETBU remembers fallen heroes of 9/11

In remembrance and honor, East Texas Baptist University and the Marshall community paid homage to the men and women who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. A prayer service, memorial stair climb, and a special memorial presentation during ETBU’s chapel service were held on Wednesday to honor those who lost their lives during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Before the memorial stair climb, ETBU President J. Blair Blackburn gave the benediction at the annual 9/11 community prayer service held Wednesday morning at Telegraph Park in historic downtown Marshall.