Accolades

[debate team]
4/27/2016
WACO, Texas (April 27, 2016) – Baylor University's intercollegiate debate team, known as the Glenn R. Capp Debate Forum, just completed its 2015-16 season with a top 20 national ranking. The team also qualified three smaller groups of two members each to compete at the National Debate Tournament (NDT).
[Sandra Cooper]
4/27/2016
WACO, Texas (April 29, 2016) – Sandra Cooper, Ph.D., professor and coordinator of the mathematics education program in Baylor University's School of Education, and Steven Pounders, M.F.A., professor of acting and directing in the theatre arts department in the College of Arts and Sciences, have been selected as recipients of the 2016 Baylor Centennial Professor Awards.
[carter]
4/27/2016
WACO, Texas (April 27, 2016) – A representative from Carter BloodCare recently visited Baylor’s Student Activities office to thank Baylor University for its combined efforts to collect blood donations for the 2015 year. The Office of Community Engagement and Service received a plaque in recognition of the philanthropic efforts of student organizations.
4/21/2016
WACO, Texas (April 22, 2016) – The Baylor Lariat newspaper, Focus magazine, Roundup yearbook and the baylorlariat.com website recently won another round of state and national awards.
[BICCCC]
4/21/2016
Team in Baylor Interdisciplinary Core wins $1,000 to benefit the World Hunger Relief charity
WACO, Texas (April 21, 2016) — Four sophomores in a Baylor Interdisciplinary Core (BIC) team have won $1,000 to benefit World Hunger Relief by devoting time to learn about social justice and practice writing grant requests, then using that knowledge for a practical application.
[Her Texas]
4/19/2016
WACO, Texas (April 19, 2016) – “Her Texas: Story, Image, Poem & Song,” an anthology edited by Baylor faculty and alumni, recently won first place in the 2016 Press Women of Texas Communications Contest in the edited work category and is now entered in the national contest.
[Nicky Arellano, photo courtesy of Vivian Kwok]
4/19/2016
WACO, Texas (April 26, 2016) – Two Baylor University graduates, Jacob Blythe and Nicky Arellano, were recently named the 2015 recipients of the F. Ray Wilson II Award for Best Thesis, a recognition to reward excellence in scholarship honoring undergraduate thesis writers in Baylor’s Honors Program.
[Sam Davidson]
4/18/2016
WACO, Texas (April 18, 2016) – Sam Davidson and Daniel Headrick, students at George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University, were among 12 seminary and divinity school students selected from more than 700 applicants by the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) to participate in a two-week European program this summer that uses the conduct of clergy in Nazi Germany as a launching point for course study on ethical issues facing religious leaders today.
[Rae Jefferson]
4/15/2016
WACO, Texas (April 15, 2016) – Rae Jefferson, a senior journalism major from Houston, recently was awarded the Bess White Scott Journalism Scholarship by the Austin Community Foundation. Jefferson, who also is earning a minor in film and digital media, has worked as copy desk chief for The Baylor Lariat and as a staff writer at the San Antonio Express-News. After graduation this spring, she plans to pursue a career in public relations for a nonprofit.
[Bruce Hodson]
4/15/2016
WACO, Texas (April 15, 2016) – There are hundreds of professors at Baylor University, but each year only one is chosen by the senior class to receive the Collins Outstanding Professor Award. Bruce Hodson, Ph.D., senior lecturer in the department of chemistry and biochemistry, is this year's winner.
[Model UN 2016]
4/1/2016
WACO, Texas (April 1, 2016) – Baylor University’s Model United Nations team was named overall Outstanding Delegation at the National Model United Nations conference which took place from Saturday, March 19, to Friday, March 25, in New York. Baylor's team represented Viet Nam.
[lariat logo]
3/22/2016
WACO, Texas (March 22, 2016) – Two Baylor student publications’ websites were recently awarded national first-place titles by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association for their design.
[Sean Nixon]
3/22/2016
WACO, Texas (March 22, 2016) – Sean Nixon, senior Baylor Business Fellow and finance major, who is minoring in Japanese, won first place at the Texas State Japanese Speech Contest earlier this month at Rice University in Houston.
[SOE graduate August 2015]
3/16/2016
WACO, Texas (March 16, 2016) – Baylor University graduate programs in law, business, nursing and health disciplines, education, engineering, the sciences and social sciences and humanities were among those nationally ranked in the 2017 U.S. News Best Graduate Schools rankings.
[Pi Beta Phi, first place winning act, “Meet Me in Ze Alps”]
3/3/2016
WACO, Texas (March 3, 2016) – Glitter, hairspray and enthusiasm filled the air of Waco Hall on Baylor’s campus the past two weekends as the 62nd annual production of All University Sing took the stage. This year’s competition featured 2,006 performers, 86 songs, 424 light cues, 93 sing chairs, 64 props, 1,428 rehearsal hours and more than 13,200 attendees.
[Shelley F. Conroy]
3/2/2016
WACO, Texas (March 2, 2016) – Shelley F. Conroy, Ed.D., M.S.N., R.N., C.N.E., dean of Baylor University's Louise Herrington School of Nursing, has been appointed to the Professional Nurse Credentials and Standards Committee by CGFNS International, Inc.
[Riya Rahman]
2/29/2016
WACO, Texas (Feb. 29, 2016) – Riya Rahman, a senior political science major, was recognized recently at the White House for her work in ending child hunger.
[THI TDA Fresh Perspectives Award]
2/23/2016
WACO, Texas (Feb. 23, 2016) – Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative (THI) – a collaborative project dedicated to developing and implementing multiple strategies to end hunger – has been honored with the Texas Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) Fresh Perspectives Award for its innovative approach to improving outcomes of the summer meals program.
[Shelby Garner]
2/22/2016
DALLAS, Texas (Feb. 22, 2016) – What began as a mission trip has become an internationally recognized honor for Shelby Garner, Ph.D., assistant professor at Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing.
[lariat logo]
2/19/2016
WACO, Texas (Feb. 19, 2016) – Nearly everyone in Baylor Nation is familiar with the Baylor Lariat, the university's award-winning newspaper that has won competitions locally and nationally since its creation in 1900.
[Model UN 2015]
1/27/2016
WACO, Texas (Jan. 27, 2016) – Baylor University’s Model UN Team received two team awards and three individual awards in the second annual Texas Model United National Conference, which included participants from universities in Texas, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and Turkey.
[one hundred]
1/25/2016
WACO, Texas (Jan. 25, 2016) — For the second year in a row, graduates in Baylor University’s education programs achieved a 100 percent pass rate on certification exams in the State of Texas. The current rate reflects tests taken by Baylor students who graduated in the 2014-15 academic year, including graduation ceremonies in December 2014, May 2015 and August 2015. The overall state average for 2014-15 was 94 percent.
[Brandon Hemphill]
1/22/2016
WACO, Texas (Jan. 22, 2016) – Brandon Hemphill, B.B.A. (International Business and Finance) '15, finished 16th of 1,000 students from four continents in the Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) Global Portfolio Challenge.
[Model UN 2015]
12/10/2015
WACO, Texas (Dec. 10, 2015) – Baylor University students recently traveled to Chicago to participate in the American Model United Nations Conference, an annual event which brings together 1,500 university students from around the world to participate in a simulation of the United Nations.
[Jacob Imam]
11/30/2015
WACO, Texas (Nov. 30, 2015) – Jacob Imam, a senior University Scholar at Baylor University, has been selected as one of 32 American university students – and the only student from a Texas university – to receive the prestigious 2016 Marshall Scholarship. The announcement of the award was made today by the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission, which includes eight regional committees who select the recipients.
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