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Waco is Benefitting from the Creative Energy of HGTV’s Fixer Upper’ Couple Chip and Joanna Gaines
The Dallas Morning News: Article about the impact on Waco and its “cool” factor of Baylor graduates Joanna Gaines, B.A. (Communication) ’01, and Chip Gaines, B.B.A. (Marketing) ’98, hosts of the popular “Fixer Upper” series on HGTV. This article in the Dallas Morning News business section also mentions Baylor’s McLane Stadium as a major contributor to the economic development successes, spurring more developers to begin investing in business and property along the Brazos River.

Baylor Class Urges Marketing Outreach to Keep Young Professionals in Waco
Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor students and professors are brainstorming ways to market Waco to young professionals. At a Waco City Council work session, six students of Todd Finch, part-time lecturer of marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, pitched ideas for a campaign to keep young professionals in town after they graduate from Waco’s colleges. Sophomore Taylor Dick, junior Savannah Batista and Waco Mayor Malcolm Duncan are quoted.

The 25 Business Schools that Offer the Most Financial Aid
Business Insider: Hankamer ranked #1 when the online grad school guide surveyed over 10,000 current and former business school students about their programs to find which ones offer the best financial aid.

Bears on a Mission [BBR]
From volunteering at a soup kitchen to founding an organization to end hunger, the pursuit of a calling can be defined many ways.

For more than 50 years, Baylor Business graduates have applied their business education to provide principled leadership and a Christian commitment to service to their communities.

We spoke to four mission-driven alumni who have harnessed those business skills and dedicated their careers, and lives, to nonprofit organizations and their causes.

Investing in People
There are hundreds of “angel groups” across the U.S. and around the world. What are they looking for when considering where to invest?

Baylor Clinches Top 10 Accounting Program in LinkedIn Rankings
LinkedIn recently ranked Baylor University a Top 10 school for graduate accounting. LinkedIn analyzed over 300 million alumni profiles to find out “how universities around the world stack up across a variety of careers.”

The Rise of Mission-Critical Skills: The competencies enabling individuals and organizations to pursue their callings [BBR]
What private-sector business skills are prized by nonprofit organizations?

It’s an increasingly important, but complex question – and one that ought to command the attention of all leaders and managers, regardless of the sector in which their organizations execute their unique missions.

Baylor Angel Network Reports Record-Breaking Year
Baylor Angel Network (BAN) members invested more than $3 million in 12 companies in 2014, more than twice the amount invested in 2013.

San Antonio student beats homelessness to attend Baylor
KSAT-TV: KSAT-TV reporter and Baylor alumna Jessie Degollado relates the story of Baylor sophomore Alex Gonzalez, who has found success at Baylor after overcoming homelessness while living in San Antonio. Alex, with the help of the nonprofit Haven for Hope, applied to Baylor and now serves as a Wi-Fi coach at McLane Stadium, assisting fans with gaining access to the stadium’s wireless network. Haven for Hope benefactors, along with Baylor support, allowed Alex, a top student at his high school, to attend Baylor. Alex’s mentor, Hope Koch, Ph. D., associate professor of information systems in the Hankamer School of Business, also was interviewed and remarked about how he inspires her.

Dr. Tyler Cooper (BBA '94), CEO of Cooper Aerobics, to give Fall 2014 Distinguished Lecture
The rising cost of health care in the United States affects not just individuals, but also the functionality of the economy and government, according to Dr. Tyler Cooper, CEO of Cooper Aerobics in Dallas.

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