2016 Award Winners

Baylor University alumni and friends make significant contributions to society in many forms. The university's awards program acknowledges the distinctive mission of Baylor University and recognizes those who achieve success in a manner consistent with that mission.

During Homecoming 2016, 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 Alumnus of the Year Baylor Alumnus of the Year

Tom Rosenbalm, BA '50, MA '51

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

Young Alumnus of the Year Young Alumnus of the Year

Jeremy Courtney, M.Div. '04

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

Bob, BA '88 and Julie Harris Mendonsa, BS '89

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

Pro Texana Medal of Service Pro Texana Medal of Service

Melissa Rogers, BA '88

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

Distinguished Achievement Award Distinguished Achievement Award

Takashi Kitaoka

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.

Medal of Service for Contributions to Research Medal of Service for Contributions to Research

Dr. Lisa Giocomo, BA '02

Awarded to individuals for dedication to advancing their chosen fields and making significant impacts in our world.

Medal of Service for Contributions to Christian Ministry Medal of Service for Contributions to Christian Ministry

Tim, BA '71 and Janice McCall, BA '71, BMEd '72

Awarded to individuals for dedication to advancing their chosen fields and making significant impacts in our world.

Medal of Service for Business Leadership Medal of Service for Business Leadership

Kim Lubel

Awarded to an individual whose leadership has made a significant impact in our world and on future generations.

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

Dr. Roger E. Kirk

Presented in recognition of outstanding service to Baylor and continued loyalty to the university.

Baylor Legacy Award Baylor Legacy Award

Steve, BBA '73, JD '75 and Penny Carlile, BA '73
Claude and Becky Lindsey
Don, BA '60 and Jenny Riddle
Carroll and Aline Webb

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

Founders Medal Founders Medal

Jane Meyer, Alumna Honoris Causa

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