Alumna by Choice of the Year
Awarded to an individual who was previously nominated and selected as an Alumni By Choice recipient, and who has achieved distinction through exceptional contribution to our international, national, state or community welfare.
Fran George is a tireless volunteer and Baylor advocate. She is an active community leader, writer and public speaker who devotes her time to service in her community and beyond. Before their daughters ever took a class on campus, Fran and husband, Craig, began hosting events for North Carolina Baylor families. Send-off parties for students and parents and packaging parties to send encouragements to students on campus soon grew into Parents in Prayer leadership to bring friends together to pray for the needs of the students, parents and the University, and alumni gatherings to strengthen connections between far-flung alums. Her work soon formed the first North Carolina Chapter of the Baylor Parents Network.
In 2018, the Georges were named Parents of the Year for their continuous commitment to Baylor. After their daughters completed their undergraduate degrees from Baylor, their younger daughter, Catherine, continued her Baylor journey and is a current MSW candidate.
Fran George’s leadership as a volunteer for the University continues to grow. She serves on the Alumni Regional Council for North Carolina, bringing alums and families new avenues for engagement and connection to each other and the University. She is a member of the Louise Herrington School of Nursing’s Gala Task Force and serves on the Board of the North Carolina Baylor Women’s Council.