It’s the time of year again when honors students must present and defend their theses. Thesis papers have the reputation of thick stacks of paper, academic research and heavy eyelids. However, that isn’t always the case.
Baylor student Chase Gottlich, a junior University Scholar major from Ormond Beach, Fla., is one of a select group of 165 American undergraduates to be selected to receive a prestigious David L. Boren Scholarship. Gottlich will use his Boren scholarship to do language study in Swahili in the African country of Tanzania.
Texas Supreme Court Justice and Honors College Advisory Board Member Don Willett graduated Baylor in the late 1980s as a triple major. In the time leading up to today, Willett earned a law degree from Duke University and worked at some of the highest levels of federal government. From Waco to the White House, the Texas judge gained experiences that later led him to secure a position on one of the highest benches in state. He has now been a Texas Supreme Court Justice for a solid decade. Judge Willett also serves as the official “Twitter Laureate of Texas."