Baylor University Honors Recipients Of Meritorious Achievement AwardsOct. 12, 2010
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Baylor University will honor 10 members of the Baylor family for their contributions to the university and society, when the 2010-11 Baylor Meritorious Achievement Awards are presented at Homecoming later this month.
Recognizing that Baylor alumni and friends from all over the globe make significant contributions to society in many forms, the University is pleased to recognize outstanding alumni and friends who embody the mission of Baylor University.
"What an honor it is to have the opportunity to recognize these magnificent individuals and their exceptional contributions to the betterment of Baylor and society," said Baylor President Ken Starr. "Each one is a fitting example of how and why Baylor University continues to be such a remarkable place."
Eight individuals and one couple were selected this year as the recipients of the following accolades: Baylor Legacy Award, Baylor Alumnus of the Year, Baylor Young Alumna of the Year, Pro Texana Medal of Service and Pro Ecclesia Medal of Service, with the traditional Baylor University Founders medal to be presented in the spring of 2011.
Below are descriptions of each award and a link to the Baylor Magazine profile of each recipient.
THE BAYLOR LEGACY AWARD
The Baylor Legacy Award is presented to individuals who demonstrate extraordinary philanthropy and service to Baylor University or to causes that fit our mission as a Christian university. The presentation of this distinct honor is reserved for a time when it is uniquely merited.
BAYLOR MERITORIOUS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Alumnus of the Year
The Baylor Alumnus of the Year is awarded annually to a graduate of Baylor University who has demonstrated remarkable achievement in the previous year. While consideration for the award is not based solely upon the individual's contribution to the University, contributions to the prestige and betterment of Baylor University bear a fitting weight in the selection process.
BAYLOR MERITORIOUS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Young Alumna of the Year
The Baylor Young Alumna of the Year is awarded annually to a graduate of Baylor University, age 40 or under, who has demonstrated remarkable achievement in the previous year. While consideration for the award is not based solely upon the individual's contribution to the University, contributions to the prestige and betterment of Baylor University bear a fitting weight in the selection process.
THE BAYLOR MEDAL OF SERVICE AWARDS
Baylor Medal of Service Awards are designated to honor men and women whose extraordinary servant leadership embodies the mission of Baylor University.
The Pro Texana Medal (for Civic Service)
The Pro Texana Medal of Service is awarded to an individual whose contributions in furthering the mission of Baylor University in the public or non-profit sector have made an immeasurable impact.
The Pro Ecclesia Medal (for Christian Service)
The Pro Ecclesia Medal of Service is awarded to an individual whose broad contributions to Christian ministry have made an immeasurable impact upon a local or global community.
THE BAYLOR UNIVERSITY FOUNDERS MEDAL
Established in 1969, the Founders Medal is reserved for men and women whose service and contributions have been unusually significant to the life and future of the University. These "founders" are widely known as Baylor supporters among their friends and associates.
Along with receiving their awards at a Board of Regents dinner on Oct. 21, the honorees will be special guests at several Homecoming events on Oct. 23.
Media contact: Lori Fogleman, director of media communications, (254) 710-6275