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With honors: 2011-12 Baylor University Meritorious Achievement Award Winners

Sept. 28, 2011

With honors: 2011-12 Baylor University Meritorious Achievement Award Winners

By Lane Murphy, BA '04, MA '06

Baylor University alumni and friends from all over the globe make significant contributions to society in many forms. In winter 2010 the university launched a comprehensive program of awards that acknowledges the distinctive mission of Baylor University and recognizes those who achieve success in a manner consistent with that mission. The first recipients were honored at Homecoming in October 2010. Following are the recipients for 2011-12, including the addition of two new awards.

Bob Brewton, BBA '74

Alumnus of the Year

Graduate who has demonstrated remarkable achievement in the previous year


Michael Lindsay, BA '94

Young Alumnus of the Year

Graduate age 40 or under who has demonstrated remarkable achievement in the previous year


Jim, BBA '58, & Nell Hawkins

Baylor Legacy Award

Individuals who demonstrate extraordinary service and philanthropy to Baylor or causes that fit the university's mission


Joe, LLB '49, & Barbara Allbritton

Baylor Legacy Award

Individuals who demonstrate extraordinary service and philanthropy to Baylor or causes that fit the university's mission


Max Lucado

Pro Ecclesia // Medal of Service

Individual whose broad contributions to Christian ministry have made an immeasurable impact


Mark White, BBA '62, JD '65

Pro Texana // Medal of Service

Individual whose contributions in furthering the mission of Baylor have made an immeasurable impact in the public or non-profit sector


Gary Keller, BBA '79

Medal of Service // Business Leadership

Individual whose leadership has made a significant impact in our world and on future generations


Charles Overby

Medal of Service // Media Arts

Individual whose contributions to the fields of media communications/the arts have made a significant impact on society


John, BA '50, JD '52, & Marie Chiles

Baylor Founders Medal

Individuals whose service and contributions have been unusually significant to the life and future of Baylor

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