Two high school seniors from Alma officially enrolled at Williams Baptist University on Thursday, April 12, as part of a special ceremony known as VIP Registration.

Noah Joslin and Hannah Meyers both shook the hand of Williams President Dr. Stan Norman as they received their academic scholarship to WBU. 

Joslin and Meyers are from Alma High School. Joslin is the son of James and Mary Joslin of Mulberry. Meyers is the daughter of Dean and Glenda Meyers of Alma.

Following their academic recognition, they officially enrolled for the upcoming fall semester, creating their class schedules and receiving their student IDs.

Norman addressed the incoming students, noting, “You’ll own multiple cars, you’ll probably own multiple homes, but you’ll only get one education. Just one. Education is not a commodity, it’s an investment.”

He went on to add, “You’re going to make some of the biggest decisions of your life over the next four years, decisions that can even have an effect on your great-grandchildren. This is an investment that makes a difference.”

Approximately 40 incoming freshman traveled to the Walnut Ridge campus for the VIP event.

Angela Flippo, vice president for enrollment management, noted, “WBU is thrilled to be entrusted with both of these students over the next four years. We are committed to helping them launch their lives with purpose.”

Williams Baptist University is a private, Christian university in Walnut Ridge.