Campus News

  • Mark your calendar for COTO Discovery Day - July 10, 3:00pm-6:00pm!  There will be activities/demonstrations to learn more about each academic program area, as well as, information about financial aid, admissions, registration, and other student resources. Student Ambassadors and SGA Officers will be stationed across campus to assist anyone. There will be prize opportunities throughout the afternoon and free hot dogs, nachos, and drinks will be served at the Center for Applied Science Technology (CAST).

  • Thinking of starting your own business?

    Before you quit your job or invest your life savings, wouldn't it be nice to know whether your business idea has merit?

    In Operation JumpStart, you'll examine your business idea from every angle.  Not only will it help you make a decision about starting your business, you will discover whether the life of an entrepreneur is right for you.

    Tuition - $49
    for the first 10 to register.
    $99 for each individual after that.
    Course Dates: June 29 – Aug. 21, 2015
    Apply Now to get the $49 low rate!

    To Register or For More Information, Contact:
    Lynda Richardson at 501-332-0249 or lrichardson [at]
    Laurie Hawthorne at 501-332-0236 or lhawthorne [at]

  • College of the Ouachitas invites you to celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of the Career Services Center on Friday, June 19, 2015, 2:00pm - 7:00pm. 
    A Resume Building Workshop will be offered from 12:00pm - 2:00pm in the Career Services Center, followed by a Career Fair from 2:00pm - 7:00pm in the COTO Great Room (A300).
    In addition to employers, representatives from different program areas (i.e. nursing, cosmetology, business, etc.) will be available to answer questions.


  • The Third Annual Science Olympiad will be held on Friday, July 17, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.    This free event is open for children in Kindergarten through 6th grade.  The Science Olympiad is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of K-12 science education through tournaments and non-competitive events.  This year’s closing presentation will be “Awesome Science” by the Museum of Discovery. 
    For more information, or to pre-register a child, contact: Dana Brownfield at dbrown [at] or 501.332.0228.

  • Beginning June 2, the Student Affairs offices will be extending their hours each Tuesday. The offices will be opening at 7:30am and will stay open in the evenings until 5:30pm to better serve students. 

  • Student Affairs will open at 12pm on Friday, May 8, 2015.

  • Please join us on Tuesday, April 28th starting at 11:30 a.m.  in the College library for an author talk from  Michael Harbour II on his new book,  Power Principles.  Michael will be selling and autographing his books starting at 11:30 a.m. and will begin his talk at 12:15 p.m.  Everyone is invited to attend.

    Mike Harbour
    Igniting a leadership revolution, LIFTing growth-driven people and organizations higher in purpose, excellence, and action.
    Leadership is the difference maker and the deal breaker. It is how organizations grow and impact lives. But leadership cannot be an idea that is simply talked about; leadership requires action.
    Mike Harbour is the Founder and President of Harbour Resources, a leadership consulting, training, and talent management firm based in Little Rock, Arkansas with partners in Long Island, New York and Orlando, Florida as they serve clients across the United States and the globe.
    Harbour Resources services include leadership and executive coaching; behavioral assessments; leadership development for new and emerging leaders and the seasoned leadership professional; and helping to build Human Resources internal recruitment practices. In addition, Harbour Resources provides search services for “C” level, VP, executive, director, and middle management level positions in the healthcare and banking industries.
    Mike spent over 20 years in the healthcare industry as a leader in hospital operations, leadership training and development, sales, talent management, and executive search. He has interviewed thousands of leaders, successfully placed hundreds of leaders, and trained thousands more to live and lead into their full potential as a leader.
    Mike’s leadership was tested and honed while serving in the United States Army as a U.S. Army Soldier/Officer. Building on this experience and success, Mike has become a leading Founding Partner on the world-renowned John C. Maxwell Team as a Certified Coach, Trainer, and Speaker. With this extensive leadership experience, Mike offers the services, training, and assessment tools to move you and your team or organization in the desired direction to reach your goals.
    He is a committed family man with over 22 years of marriage. He has been gifted with a son and daughter. He has coached on the baseball field, led men at church, and is a leader in the community, offering men’s equipping programs at local schools and community events.

    Leadership Experiences (Current and Previous)
    • Founder and President of Harbour Resources since March 2006
    • Currently serving on John Maxwell’s President’s Advisory Council and the L2 Simulcast Advisory Council
    • Program Director for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Programs at National Healing Corporation
    • Flanagan Instruments - Territory Manager, Arkansas Territory, selling Neuro, Spine, ENT, and Ophthalmic Surgical Instruments
    • Healthcare Search Account Manager at Management Recruiters International
    • 12 years in the United States Army, Medical Service Corp. Multiple Healthcare Leadership Roles

  • Take the ACT Test Prep Course for the June 13th test from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. for 5 weeks on May 14, May 21, May 26, June 4 and June 11. Classes will meet in the Arts and Sciences Center in G101 and G102. The course will cost $125. Donna Hill and Glenn Franklin will be the instructors. Register at

  • Come celebrate National Library Week with us and enter to win a Kindle Wi-Fi paper white.
    In order to enter the contest,  write a paragraph or essay on:
    “Why I love my Library” or
    “What I learned or enjoyed from the Fought in earnest Civil War Display or Paul Beard’s Jenkin’s Ferry display.”

    This is open to all COTO students, faculty,  and staff!  Entries must be received by Friday, April 17th,  4:30 p.m. 
    Entries will be judged, this is not a drawing.    Winner will be announced the week of April 20th.

  • Priority (current students) Registration begins Monday, April 13.  Visit with your advisor TODAY!