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Baylor Study: Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) Plus Social Media Connections Can Equal Happiness
WACO, Texas (Dec. 2, 2019) – FOMO – aka the “fear of missing out” – can have a positive impact on well-being when it leads to social media use that increases social connections, according to a new Baylor University study.

Baylor Honors Texas Family Businesses for the 30th Year
Baylor University’s Institute for Family Business honored the 2019 Texas Family Business of the Year Award winners and finalists with a banquet on Nov. 8 at the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation.

Student-Run Investment Fund Distributes Money for Scholarships
For 18 consecutive years, Baylor University’s student-managed Philip M. Dorr Alumni & Friends Endowed Investment Fund has provided generous contributions to student scholarships totaling over $2 million over its lifetime. This year, the Fund contributed $175,000 in support of student-athlete scholarships.

Baylor Named a Top School for Entrepreneurship Studies by The Princeton Review & Entrepreneur
WACO, Texas (Nov. 13, 2019) – Baylor University offers one of the nation’s top entrepreneurship programs for students who aspire to launch their own businesses, according to the latest rankings released by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. Baylor’s undergraduate entrepreneurship program in the Hankamer School of Business moved up to No. 5 among the nation’s Top 50 Best Undergraduate Schools for Entrepreneurship Studies for 2020.

Baylor University’s Robbins Institute for Health Policy and Leadership Awards $27,000 at Healthcare Management Case Competition
A student team from Trinity University took home first place and $12,000 in Baylor University’s 5th annual Robbins Case Competition in Healthcare Management October 25. Overall, Baylor awarded a total of $27,000 in the competition to individual students and student teams.

Baylor University’s Tom L. Potts, Ph.D., CFP Awarded the 2019 P. Kemp Fain, Jr. Award - Financial Planning Association’s Most Prestigious Honor
The Financial Planning Association (FPA), the principal membership association for Certified Financial Planner professionals and those who support the financial planning process, announced Tom L. Potts, Ph.D., CFP as the recipient of the 2019 P. Kemp Fain, Jr., Award. Potts was honored at the 2019 FPA Annual Conference, held Oct. 16-18 in Minneapolis, Minn.

Alumni Profile: Ron Welborn
As a senior at Baylor, Ron Welborn (BBA ’98) was interested in real estate at a time when the industry was doing well. He now serves as Vice President of Development for Jackson-Shaw, a real estate development and investment firm in Dallas, Texas.

Applications Open for Ninth Annual Baylor New Venture Competition
The John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise is hosting its ninth annual Baylor New Venture Competition and is now accepting applications through November 1.

Top Finishers of BBBD Sales Competition Announced
Baylor’s Center for Professional Selling initiated the academic year with the Baylor Business Business Development (BBBD) competition, which is an experiential learning exercise focused on the pre-call planning and business development steps of the sales process. The competition engaged 70 competitors who established strategies for contacting prospective buyers and initiating contact with these buyers via telephone and email. Their goal in the process was to obtain a face-to-face meeting.

Multicultural Millennials Respond Positively to Health ‘Edutainment,’ Baylor Marketing Research Says
WACO, Texas (Sept. 19, 2019) – Storytelling that educates and entertains – aka “edutainment” – is a powerful communications tool that can lead to positive health-related changes among multicultural millennials, according to a new marketing study from Baylor University.

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