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August 5, 2020

ETBU receives $1.5 million grant from Mabee Foundation

As East Texas Baptist University seeks to expand academic capabilities, enhance program offerings, and further spread the Gospel across East Texas and throughout the world, the J.E. and L. E. Mabee Foundation recently awarded ETBU a challenge grant in the amount of $1,500,000 towards the construction of the Great Commission Center (GCC), the future home for ETBU's Fred Hale School of Business.

Irene Sisk donates $100,000 for ETBU Sisk Health Services Clinic and endowed scholarship

August 3, 2020

Irene Sisk donates $100,000 for ETBU Sisk Health Services Clinic and endowed scholarship

Irene Sisk (’48) of Bonham recently gave $100,000 to East Texas Baptist University. A $75,000 gift is designated for the new on-campus Health Services Clinic, and $25,000 is designated for an endowed student scholarship. ETBU’s health clinic will be named the Sisk Health Services Clinic in honor of Mrs. Sisk’s generosity and in memory of her late husband, Dr. Walter Sisk, M.D.

ETBU receives ETMC Foundation grant for new Community Counseling Center in Tyler

July 23, 2020

ETBU receives ETMC Foundation grant for new Community Counseling Center in Tyler

East Texas will soon have additional services for mental healthcare. The East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) Foundation recently awarded East Texas Baptist University a $100,000 grant to help meet the growing need for mental healthcare in Smith County.  Plans include opening a community mental health clinic that will also offer the University’s Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, located at 1301 S. Broadway in Tyler at the former American Cancer Society building.

Dr. Angela Anima-Korang

July 1, 2020

East Texas Baptist University strengthens partnership with Tyler Junior College

East Texas Baptist University strengthens the unique public/private partnership with Tyler Junior College by offering a specialized Master of Education program to TJC faculty and staff, as well as high school teachers who wish to teach dual credit/dual-enrollment courses. The 30-hour graduate degree, offered online through ETBU, will give those enrolled a new venue for career advancement with increased opportunities for teaching at the collegiate level.

ETBU celebrates Spring 2020 Class at “in-person” and “virtual” commencement services

June 13, 2020

ETBU celebrates Spring 2020 Class at “in-person” and “virtual” commencement services

East Texas Baptist University held its Spring 2020 Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, June 13, at 10:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. ETBU President J. Blair Blackburn presided over the socially distanced ceremonies as 173 students received undergraduate degrees and 20 earned graduate degrees, for a total of 193 graduates. Students were allowed to choose their participation style either “in-person” or “virtual” at the celebratory worship services.