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Give Light is a $1.1 billion comprehensive campaign for the future of Baylor University. The campaign undergirds Illuminate, the University's Academic Strategic Plan, and will impact every aspect of campus life, from academics and athletics to student life and global engagement.

Jul. 22, 2021
Baylor Recruits Esteemed Researcher, Inventor as Inaugural Mearse Chair in Biological and Biomedical Engineering
WACO, Texas (July 22, 2021) – Baylor University today announced the hiring of Alan X. Wang, Ph.D. as the inaugural holder of The Mearse Chair in Biological and Biomedical Engineering, becoming the first faculty hire to an endowed chair position funded through the Baylor Academic Challenge.
Jul. 13, 2021
Baylor University Reports Strong Progress in Give Light Campaign
WACO, Texas (July 13, 2021) - Baylor University today announced that alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends combined to provide more than $161 million in given and pledged philanthropic support during the University’s recently completed fiscal year (June 1, 2020, to May 31, 2021). The Baylor Family’s philanthropy supports the Give Light Campaign, Baylor’s comprehensive fundraising campaign aimed at resourcing efforts to become the preeminent Christian research university.
Jul. 12, 2021
27 new trees to make Baylor’s campus more beautiful than ever
From its classic buildings to lush greenery, Baylor’s campus has long been known for its beauty. But the best can always get better — and a new tree planting initiative is doing just that for campus. Back in April, a Baylor Student Government bill allocated more than $30,000 for the planting of 26 trees in new …
Jul. 1, 2021
Baylor Seeks Artists to Create Life-Sized Statues of University’s First Black Graduates
WACO, Texas (July 1, 2021) – Baylor University is seeking artists and foundries to create life-sized bronze statues of the University’s first Black graduates – the Rev. Robert Gilbert, B.A. ’67, and Mrs. Barbara Walker, B.A. ’67. The statues will ultimately reside in front of Baylor’s historic Tidwell Bible Building.

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Shalon Evans
I am a Baylor University alum and want to help others join this amazing legacy of academic, spiritual, and personal excellence.

~ Shalon Evans

John Steiger
Cannot say enough good things about my daughter's experience at Baylor. Baylor has given her the direction and motivation to go out into the world and do great things.

~ John Steiger

Mark Dole
Proud to be a Baylor Bear. Proud of my degree in the Army-Baylor Healthcare Administration Program. Also proud to be from a family of Baylor graduates.

~ Mark Dole

Beth Kilpatrick
As we bring a need to God, he meets it, sometimes through perfect strangers, always on time and always in abundance. We feel called to give out of God's generosity to us.

~ Beth Kilpatrick