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The 2019 ETBU Debate Team celebrates with their Coach, Dr. Cole Franklin. He received the International Public Debate Association (IPDA) 2019 Bennett Strange Coach of the Year Award at the IPDA National Championship Tournament and Convention.

April 24, 2019

ETBU Professor Cole Franklin receives IPDA Coach of the Year Award

Dr. Cole Franklin received the International Public Debate Association (IPDA) 2019 Bennett Strange Coach of the Year Award at the IPDA National Championship Tournament and Convention on Tuesday, April 17 in Shreveport, Louisiana. Determined by a vote of all university programs attending the national tournament, the Coach of the Year award is presented to a debate director annually and honors the coach for his or her dedication to students, mentoring, debate education and pedagogy, and service to the association and debate community.

Spring 2018 Nursing graduates

April 24, 2019

ETBU recognized as the sixth-ranked Registered Nurse program in Texas

East Texas Baptist University has been recognized by the Annual RegisteredNursing.org Registered Nurse (RN) Program State Rankings as the sixth-ranked RN Program in Texas out of 119 programs evaluated and 50 ranked. Since 2015, ETBU nurses have achieved 100 percent pass rates on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) and received job offers within three months of degree completion.

April 18, 2019

ETBU holds Ring Blessing ceremony to honor graduating seniors

East Texas Baptist University honored 150 graduating seniors with an official ETBU Class Ring during the 2019 Ring Blessing on Monday, April 15 in Baker Chapel of the Ornelas Spiritual Life Center. Initiated in December of 2018, the ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of students and connects generations of alumni. As a token of appreciation to graduating seniors, the graduation ring symbolizes the University’s blessing over students as they commence from ETBU to pursue their vocational callings.

2019 ETBU Theater Marjorie Prime

April 17, 2019

ETBU Theatre glimpses the future with a performance of Marjorie Prime

The East Texas Baptist University Theatre Arts Department concluded the 2018-2019 season with a performance of Marjorie Prime by Jordan Harrison on Thursday, April 11 through Sunday, April 14. Set in 2062, the 2015 Pulitzer Prize Finalist play centers on Marjorie Lancaster, an elderly woman with dementia, and her family. As director, ETBU Theatre Arts Department Chair Traci Ledford personally invested in the production.

ETBU Transfer Admissions Counselor Max Turner accepts an award on the behalf of the University at the PTK Catalyst 2019. East Texas Baptist University was one of only 78 institutions in the nation named to the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Transfer Honor Roll.

April 15, 2019

PTK recognizes ETBU for exemplary transfer pathways

East Texas Baptist University was named to the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) Transfer Honor Roll, which recognizes excellence and success in community college and transfer pathway development among four-year colleges and universities. ETBU is among the top 25 percent of colleges, who earned the highest Transfer Friendliness Ratings by completing a Transfer Profile in PTK Connect.