2014 Award Winners

Every day, Baylor alumni represent the commitment to excellence, service and faith that has distinguished Baylor University in American higher education for 169 years. They are Fortune 500 company CEO's, professional athletes, teachers in third-world countries, missionaries, surgeons, ministers, and more.

During Homecoming 2014, Baylor will honor several members of the Baylor family for their work and dedication to the ideals of Baylor University, which is to serve the Church and world in which we live.

Baylor Alumni of the Year Baylor Alumni of the Year

Michael Brandt, BA '91, MA '94
Derek Haas, BA '91, MA '95

Awarded to a graduate or graduates who have demonstrated remarkable achievement in the previous year.

Young Alumna of the Year Young Alumna of the Year

Katie Norris, BSFCS '08

Awarded to a graduate age 40 or under who has demonstrated remarkable achievement in the previous year.

Pro Ecclesia Medal of Service Pro Ecclesia Medal of Service

Jim and Jamie Loker, BSEd '82

Awarded to individuals whose broad contributions to Christian ministry have made an immeasurable impact.

Pro Texana Medal of Service Pro Texana Medal of Service

Will Davis Sr., BBA '54, LLB '54

Awarded to an individual whose contributions in furthering the mission of Baylor have made an immeasurable impact in the public or non-profit sector.

Contributions to the Professions: Healthcare Medal of Service Contributions to the Professions: Healthcare Medal of Service

Robert Pryor, BS '73

Awarded to an individual for dedication to advancing his or her chosen field and making a significant impact in our world.

Contributions to the Professions: Media & Arts Contributions to the Professions: Media & Arts

John Lee Hancock, Jr., BA '79

Awarded to an individual for dedication to advancing his or her chosen field and making a significant impact in our world.

Distinguished Achievement Award Distinguished Achievement Award

Clyde Hart BBA '56

Bestowed on Baylor graduates who have made a distinct contribution to their particular profession, business or vocation and in doing so have brought honor to Baylor.

Founders Medal Founders Medal

Gale, BBA '52, and Connie Galloway

Reserved for men and women whose service and contributions have been unusually significant to the life and future of Baylor.

W. R. White Meritorious Service Award W. R. White Meritorious Service Award

Pearl Beverly, MSEd '01

Bestowed on individuals who have rendered outstanding service to Baylor and expressed continued interest in and loyalty to the university.

Baylor Legendary Mentor Baylor Legendary Mentor

Bob and Joyce Hornaday Packard

Awarded to an individual for outstanding teaching and mentorship that characterizes the Baylor experience.

Baylor Legacy Award Baylor Legacy Award

Kate McLane Dimmitt, BBA '56
Tom, BBA '60 and Pat Powers, BBA '62
Walter, BBA '59, JD '65 and Sheila Umphrey

Presented to individuals who demonstrate extraordinary service and philanthropy to Baylor or to causes that fit our mission as a Christian university.