2015 Award Winners

Every day, Baylor alumni represent the commitment to excellence, service and faith that has distinguished Baylor University in American higher education for 170 years. They are Fortune 500 company CEO's, researchers, professional athletes, teachers in third-world countries, missionaries, surgeons, ministers, and more.

During Homecoming 2015, 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

Chip, BBA '98 and Joanna Gaines, BA '01

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

Young Alumnus of the Year Young Alumnus of the Year

Victor Boutros, BA '98

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

Billy, BA '95 and Dawn Ray, BSEd '98

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

Pro Texana Medal of Service Pro Texana Medal of Service

Sue Mayborn, Alumna Honoris Causa

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 & Medicine Contributions to the Professions: Healthcare & Medicine

Dr. Michael Attas, BA '69

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: Research Contributions to the Professions: Research

Dr. Harry "Fred" Tibbals III, BS '65

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

Founders Medal Founders Medal

Louise Herrington Ornelas, Alumna Honoris Causa

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

Baylor Legendary Mentor Baylor Legendary Mentor

Grant and Donell Teaff, Alumni-by-Choice

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

Baylor Legacy Award Baylor Legacy Award

Matt, BBA '57 and Dot Miller, BBA '57
David, BA '60 and Shirley Lake
George, BA '60, LLB '62 and Martha Chandler, BA '61
Winston E. Wolfe

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