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CBC Honors Three in White Coat Ceremony

The Central Baptist College Math and Science Department recognized three students for their academic excellence by awarding them with white coats in a private ceremony held Monday, April 25. This event marked the 11th White Coat Ceremony to be held by the college. Each student achieved academic excellence, completing rigorous academic requirements set forth by Math and Science Department faculty and was approved as a recipient for their white coat.

“At most institutions, the White Coat Ceremony is a rite of passage; it is a way of welcoming new students into the medical profession,” said Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Gary McAllister. “At Central Baptist College, the white coat symbolizes the high expectations that science faculty have for their students. This ceremony is intended to impress upon our students the need to excel in their study of science, to love others and show compassion and to pursue their profession with diligence and integrity.”

The 2022 ceremony included a prayer of blessing led by Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Rachel Scott and the presentation of the honorees and their white coats by department faculty and the 2021 white coat members.

The 2022 White Coat Class is listed below with their major:

Taylor Collins — Associate of Arts General Education-Science

Jeremiah Sanchez — Bachelor of Science in Biology

Austin Teal — Bachelor of Science in Biology

CBC Math and Science Department faculty include Math and Science Department Chair and Professor of Science Judy Gabbard, Natural and Social Sciences Division Chair and Professor of Chemistry Dr. Elizabeth Gomez, Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Rachel Scott and Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Mi-Seon Seong.

From the Math and Science Department, CBC offers the following bachelor’s degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Bachelor of Science in Biology, Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biosciences. Additionally, minors are offered in Biology, Chemistry, Math and Science. To learn more about the Math and Science Department at Central Baptist College visit or contact CBC Admissions at or (501) 329-6873. 

Students Honored at Academic Awards Ceremony

CBC students were honored at the Academic Awards Ceremony held on Friday, April 22nd in the Burgess Auditorium.

The Bible Department gave one award during the ceremony. Macy McKissack was given the Jesse Thomas Christian Service Award for Outstanding Achievement in Christian Ministry.

The Business Department also gave out one award. This year Keeley Bulza was presented the Outstanding Graduate Award.

The Literature and Language Arts Department presented two awards. The Outstanding Student in English was presented to Philip Fulmer, and the Outstanding Student in Spanish was Laura Wilson.

The Communications Department presented the Outstanding Student in Oral Communication Award to Danny Walker and the Outstanding Student in Communication Award went to Mallory Guyton, while also presenting awards to their Tower Media Leadership.

The Math and Science Department presented three awards. The Outstanding Student in Mathematics Award was presented to Lena Srdanov, and Outstanding Graduate Awards were presented to Madelyn Jameson and Lena Srdanov

The Kinesiology Department presented the Kinesiology Award to Andrew Montoya

The Music and Fine Arts Department presented several awards. Alejandro Mendoza, Julian Lilley and Jeremiah Dodson for being selected in Arkansas Collegiate Band, and Allison Mantooth and AJ Woodraska for winning first place in their divisions at the National Association of Teachers of Singing.

Students on the Dean’s List and President’s List from the fall 2021 were also recognized.