The Tom Bratcher Memorial Lecture was founded to honor Professor Tom Bratcher, a Baylor professor who passed away unexpectedly in the fall of 2011. He was instrumental in founding the Department of Statistical Science in 2004 at Baylor and also for establishing the Conference of Texas Statisticians, which has now been running annually for almost 40 years. This marks the fourth lecture named in his honor since his death. The goal of the lecture series is to bring to campus internationally and nationally recognized scholars in the field of statistics who are known for bringing clarity to difficult concepts and whose research is of interest to Baylor at large.
Man Draws for Sarah - The size of Baylor's stats department and the genuine interest that the faculty take in the success of their students were the two main aspects that led me to this program. Initially, Baylor was not even on my radar, but after visiting and talking with some of the students, I realized that the supportive environment and emphasis on collaboration were exactly what I was looking for.