Campus News

  • College of the Ouachitas will be closed on Tuesday, August 15, for employee in-service. We will re-open Wednesday, August 16, at 8:00am.

  • Visit this link for more information,  Deadlines for some scholarship programs have been extended - visit the "Scholarships and Programs" link under "For Students" for more information.

  • College of the Ouachitas recently announced the President’s and Dean’s Lists for the Spring 2017 semester.  Students named to the President’s List have earned 12 or more credit hours in college level courses and achieved a 4.0 grade point average for the semester. Students named to the Dean’s List have earned 12 or more credit hours in college level courses and achieved at least a 3.50 grade point average for the semester. 

    President’s List includes:

    Arkadelphia residents: Billy Adams, Jordyn Cook, Runar Lunde, and Shaquita Webster

    Benton residents: Jacob Allinson, Michelle Barrett, and Mark Lankford

    Bismarck resident: Eric Gaither

    Bryant resident: Jami Young

    Carthage resident: Yessenia Gonzalez

    Donaldson residents: Chase Bell, LaHannah Harp, and Jarrett Norwood

    Hot Springs resident: Timothy Jones

    Leola resident: Jonathan Browning

    Lonsdale resident: Clint Turner

    Malvern residents: Aaron Brown, Jessica Douskurt, Kelsey Elrod, Lloyd Howerton, Jerrilyn Moreno, Chasity Smith, Justin Stanley, Chloe Stiles, and Seth Williams

    Poyen resident: Evelyn Green

    Prattsville residents: Brandyn Gilbert and Allison White

    Sheridan residents: Nathan Clark and Brianna Vance


    Dean’s List includes:

    Arkadelphia residents: Christiana Evans, Brianna Porchia, Duncan Walker, and Lily Wayland

    Benton resident: Colton Fontinel

    Carthage resident: Stacy Caddy

    Grapevine resident: Cember Bellomy

    Hot Springs residents: Karen Brodin, Jordan Garner, and Hannah Robinson

    Leola resident: Marvin Simmons

    Malvern residents: Stephanie Boren, Brandy Byers, Leann Carroll, Angelita Cruz, Sonjia Draper, Sara Johnson, Jace Keeney, Clarence Kellogg, Gary Loughren, Phillip Malone, Brittney McGriff, Kayla Overton, Madison Paine, Nicole Reynolds, Cory Stiles, James Stuckey, and Brandon Williams

    Mount Ida resident: Zachary Kesterson

    Prattsville resident: Parker Hope

    Sheridan residents: Michael Gartman, Samantha Hankins, and Emily Monroe

    Sherwood resident: Crystal House

    Traskwood residents: Lauren House and Jessica Tabor

  • The Arkansas Department of Higher Education has announced a new scholarship promoting the education of Arkansas’ workforce. Click here for more information.

  • The Financial Aid Office will be closed Friday, May 5 from 8 am - 1:00 pm for employee training.

  • Student Government Association Officer elections for the 2017-2018 school year were held recently.  Below are the results:

    President                  Katlin McClenahan
    Vice President          Chase Bell
    Secretary                  Corey Stiles
    Treasurer                  Jake Malone
    Public Relations       Christian Harvey
    Parliamentarian        Kentrell Weaver

    Congratulations to these COTO students selected to represent the student body!

  • The Financial Aid Office will be closed this Friday, April 21st from 8 am - 1:00 pm for employee training.

  • COTO congratulates the winners of our 2017 Academic Showcase!  Great work, all. 

    Judges' Award Winner:  Eric Gaither
    Viewers' Choice:  Nicole Reynolds and Amy Caddy
    Best Visual Display:  Lynn Green
    Best Real-Time Presentation:  Parker Hope
    SAU Prize for Technology:  Eric Gaither

    Prizes will be awarded during the annual COTO Awards Ceremony, on May 5.

  • The Financial Aid Office will be closed this Friday, April 7th from 8 am - 1:00 pm for employee training.

  • Subject: IRS and Department of Education Statement‎ About the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT)

    The IRS Data Retrieval Tool on and is currently unavailable. We are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. However, at this time, the IRS anticipates the online data tool will be unavailable for several weeks.

    This does not limit families’ ability to apply for aid. Applicants have other options while the data tool is unavailable. Applicants filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) or applying for an income-driven repayment (IDR) plan can manually provide the requested financial information from copies of their tax returns. The online FAFSA and IDR application remain operational, and applicants can continue filing the FAFSA or applying for an IDR plan as they normally would.

    As part of a wider, ongoing effort at the IRS to protect the security of data, the IRS decided to temporarily suspend the Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) as a precautionary step following concerns that information from the tool could potentially be misused by identity thieves. The scope of the issue is being explored, and the IRS and FSA are jointly investigating the issue. At this point, we believe the issue is relatively isolated, and no additional action is needed by taxpayers or people using these applications. The IRS and FSA are actively working on a way to further strengthen the security of information provided by the DRT. We will provide additional information when we have a specific timeframe for returning the DRT or other details to share.