First Texas Baptist Female Missionary Subject of Lecture

Feb. 5, 1996

The first Texas Baptist woman to serve as a missionary will be the subject of the Baylor University Department of Religion Annual Lectureship at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, in Bennett Auditorium.

The woman, Mina Everett, will be discussed by Dr. Rosalie Beck, associate professor of religion at Baylor. Though Everett died in 1936, Beck said she is still a model for women today.

"She was an amazing women," Beck said. "She faced some challenges back then that women still have to face today." A Texas native, Everett served Texas Baptists as a missionary to Brazil during the 1890s.

Since joining the Baylor faculty in 1984, Beck has received numerous awards, including Student Congress' Outstanding Faculty Member, the Distinguished Non-tenured Professor award, and most recently the Carr P. Collins Outstanding Professor award.

Beck has published numerous articles, and her first book, "A Community of Scholars: The History of the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion," will be published this year.

For more information, contact Beck at 755-3735.

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