Thirty-seven Ouachita Baptist University students have been selected for inclusion in the 2013 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, including Nicole McPhate, of Conway.

The students were chosen for Who’s Who by OBU’s faculty, staff and 2013 senior class based on their academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success.

Nicole McPhate, 21, is a mass communication and graphic design double major from Conway. A Conway High School graduate, McPhate has been the recipient of the Bill Downs Outstanding Sophomore Scholarship and has been named to OBU’s President’s and Dean’s Lists. She has served as communications co-chair for Ouachita Student Foundation and has worked as the Photo Lab editor at Ouachita, communications intern at Arkadelphia Public Schools and graphic design intern at First Baptist Church of Conway. She was the 15th Anniversary Kluck Student Enrichment Grant recipient for her work with Arkadelphia Smiles, a volunteer effort to provide family portraits for local public school children. She is involved with Second Baptist Church and its Crossroads college Bible studies and has also volunteered with Tiger Serve Day and participated in intramural sports. Upon graduation from Ouachita in May, McPhate plans to pursue a career in communications or graphic design.

Ouachita Baptist University, a leading liberal arts university, is ranked nationally among "America’s Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report and Forbes magazines. Founded in Arkadelphia in 1886, Ouachita seeks to foster a love of God and a love of learning in a Christ-centered learning community.