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.
Gift from Carlton Family Foundation Creates Dean's Board Room in the Foster Campus for Business and Innovation
Baylor University today announced a gift of $1 million from the Carlton Family Foundation, led by Bill and Pat Carlton of Little Rock, Ark., that will create the Carlton Family Foundation Dean's Board Room in the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation.
B-School Fundraising Scorecard: Who Gave the Most in 2013?
Bloomberg/Businessweek: Article about 2013 as a good year for business school fundraising as 17 universities, including Baylor, received donations of $10 million or more for a total of nearly $700 million. The $35 million gift announced in June from Baylor graduate Paul Foster, BBA '79, for the Foster Campus for Business and Innovation and Baylor's new football stadium, is No. 7 on the list of top donations.
Gift from Steve and Penny Carlile Creates Plaza on the Foster Campus for Business and Innovation
Baylor University today announced a gift of $1 million from Steve and Penny Carlile of Marshall, Texas, that will create the Steve and Penny Carlile Plaza on the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, a major facility project whose construction was formally approved by Baylor's Board of Regents on Oct. 18.