News & Events

WBC Reopens Wednesday, Jan. 17

Williams back on standard schedule after snow day.

Rex Nelson Lecture Postponed

New date to be determined.

Williams Closed Tuesday, Jan. 16

WBC closed due to wintry conditions.

Williams Open Friday, Jan. 12

WBC operating on standard schedule after escaping icy weather.

Williams Employees Honored for Years of Service

Faculty and staff honored for time at Williams.


Williams Releases President’s and Dean’s List

Students with G.P.A. of 3.5 or higher honored

Williams Receives Gift from Bosch Company

Walnut Ridge industry supports annual scholarship fund.

Williams Readies University ‘Net Addresses

New, mobile friendly website at

Williams Launches Presidential Search

Dr. Bob Magee to chair presidential search committee.

Startup Makes His Mark on Williams History

Startup now serves as Williams interim president.

Massey Named Band Director at Williams

Longtime Pocahontas High School director will launch WBU program.

WBC Students Lead Worship at Retreat

Williams students lead worship at fall retreat

WBC Students on Mission

Williams students have been on mission this fall in Arkansas

WBC Students Inducted into Mu Phi Epsilon

Four students inducted into Zeta Alpha chapter

Williams Dedicates Belle Hall

Ribbon cut on newest residence hall.

Belle Hall Dedication is Friday

Dedication set for Friday, December 1.

Jones Farewell Reception is Thursday

Drop-in reception from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Jerry D. Gibbens Atrium Dedicated at Williams

Professor honored for service to Williams.

Hawley and Branch Crowned at Homecoming

Madelyn Hawley and Jay Branch voted Queen and King by Williams student body.

“This Random World” Opens this Weekend at Williams

Show runs Friday – Saturday.

Homecoming is Nov. 4

Events planned for entire day.

Historian to Speak at WBC

Lecture set for Thursday, October 26

President Jones Leaving for California Position

Dr. Kenneth Startup to serve as interim president.

WBC Theatre Program to Stage “This Random World”

Production set for Nov. 3 & 4.

WBC Harvest Fest is Oct. 25

Community invited to annual event.

Williams Professor’s Work in Print

Richards writes epilogue for published book.

WBC’s Harris Appointed to State Review Committee

Harris appointed to State Review Committee by Governor Hutchison.

WBC’s Richards Attends Conference in Scotland

Richards writes and presents paper at conference in Scotland.

Perkins Book Signing is Thursday

Event begins at 7 p.m.

Harthorn Establishes Study Abroad Scholarship at Williams

Recent alumnus presents $10,000 to fund new scholarship.

Williams Presented Gifts From Clark Contractors

Walnut Ridge firm gives toward WBU transition and LawCo Success Scholarship.

WBC to Host Arkansas Master’Singers

200-voice choir will perform in Manley Chapel Oct. 12.

Williams Launches Online Criminal Justice Program

New program allows law enforcement professional to complete bachelor’s degree.

WWI Display Coming to WBC

WWI display to be featured in Felix Goodson Library during October.

WBC to Become Williams Baptist University

Announcement of historic move made during chapel service.

WBC Board Freezes Tuition, Approves New Band Program

Board takes actions during regular meeting Sept. 15.

Raymond Jackson: 1944-2017

Alumnus and longtime trustee passed away Sept. 11, 2017.

WBC Marks 8th Straight Year in US News Top Tier

Magazine ranks Williams in upper echelon of Southern colleges.

Williams Notches 7.7 Percent Enrollment Gain

Large jump in freshman class size leads to overall boost in enrollment.

WBC Awards First LawCo Success Scholarships

Recipients from each of the four high schools in Lawrence County.

Zach Williams Surprises WBC Chapel Crowd

Grammy-nominated singer & songwriter performs, gives testimony.

Isbill Receives WBC’s Linda McFarland Scholarship

History scholarship named for late Williams professor.

Pratt’s Auto Salvage Donates Police Vehicle to WBC

Chevrolet Suburban to be used by campus police department.

Williams Receives $32,500 from Speakes Estate

Estate of Siloam Springs woman funds new scholarship.

Williams Hosts Welcome Back Concert with a Purpose

August 20 concert helps support student missions.

WBC Connecting Students with Local Businesses

Williams BLUE and First Fair presented for community businesses & organizations.

Foster, Perkins Named Department Chairs at WBC

Professors take the leaderhsip of Christian Ministries and History departments.

Gibbens Honored for 50 Years of Service at WBC

Professor reaches rare milestone.

WBC Earns First Place Awards at PBL Nationals

Business students bring home 10 new awards from NLC.

Harris to Join Williams History Faculty

Randolph County native will begin teaching at WBC this fall.

Williams Releases Spring 2017 President’s and Dean’s Lists

Students with GPA of 3.5 and higher honored.

WBC Completes First Year of Coe Honors Program

Nineteen students complete first year of honors program.

WBC Announces 2017 Graduates

Diplomas awarded to 102 graduates.

Clardy, Drendel Receive WBC Founders Awards

Graduates earn prestigious award.

Students Inducted into Alpha Chi at Williams

Eight students were inducted into the honor scholarship society.

Williams Baptist College Graduation is Saturday

Ceremony begins at 10 a.m. in the SMC.

Williams Presents 2017 Academic Awards

Eight students were presented awards

Flooding Update – Friday, May 5

Flood waters are receding, and Hwy. 63 has reopened.

WBC Commends Officials for Flood Response

Williams in constant communication with local authorities.

Update on Area Flooding

Williams operating as normal, but we pray for the flood victims.

Flooding Has No Impact on WBC Campus, Schedule

Williams will accommodate students who can’t reach campus due to flood.