Pro Ecclesia Medal of Service
Awarded to individuals whose broad contributions to Christian ministry have made an immeasurable impact.
Brenda Rhame Haulk
It's more than a place to live. It's a place to have a life. That has been the guiding principle for Brenda Rhame Hauk, BMED '71, since she founded BrightStone in Franklin, Tennessee, in 1996. BrightStone is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports the overwhelmingly underserved population of adults with special needs.
After graduating from Baylor, Hauk worked with special needs children in Waco Independent School District, partnering with three other recent Baylor graduates to help pilot one of the first four Early Childhood Education Programs in Texas. As her career continued, she taught special education elsewhere in Texas, Oklahoma and Tennessee, where she moved with her husband Gary.