Where Lights Shine Bright

The best and the brightest excel at Baylor. And each member of the Baylor Family past, present and future brings their own bright spirit to our beautiful campus. That’s why we say “lights shine bright” here. Whether you’re a student or a parent, faculty or staff, with God in your heart, Baylor spirit in your soul, and green and gold on your back, you can light up the world.

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Jun. 19, 2019
#BaylorLights Profile: Jared Butler
“Coach Drew is a character! He's not your prototypical coach. ... Even if we're losing, whatever, he's acting the same way. I admire his faith and how strong it is and how much he brings out what he thinks about in his faith and helps us think about it at home, too.”
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Jun. 10, 2019
#BaylorLights Profile: Dania Buenrostro
"When I went to visit another college, when I was touring, it was like, 'I'm not sure if I'm really wanted here.' It's just like, I didn't feel like I was at home. So then coming to Line Camp and having someone be like, 'No, we want you here. You're here for a reason. We love you.' That was so incredible."
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May 28, 2019
#BaylorLights Profile: Tanaka Tava
"The moment that I met Greg, I knew. It was an instant connection of just brotherhood and bonding. We have very similar backgrounds, but are still definitely very different. He's from Waco. I'm from a big city, I'm from Dallas. He's more conservative. I'm more liberal. Honestly, on paper, everything that he likes and everything that I like, we're not supposed to be friends. But I guess the one thing that united us is our love for Christ..."
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May 21, 2019
#BaylorLights Profile: Julia Wallace
"Baylor is a highly esteemed academic environment, but it still has that core Christian distinctive of, ‘How do we understand everything we do in light of our faith?’"
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Apr. 30, 2019
#BaylorLights Profile: Sierra Raheem
"So coming here to Baylor, I was so shocked to see how it really was a big family, this community, and that people knew everyone. For the most part, I know almost everyone who's African American that goes to Baylor, and that's because we have all these events that help us come together. I feel like it's an important thing to have."
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Apr. 23, 2019
#BaylorLights Profile: Elizabeth Wallace
“I took [Dr. Eric Holleyman’s] Intro to Ministry class my junior year; he took time individually to mentor each student through their call to ministry. ... The second I knocked on his door and asked if we could talk, he immediately stopped what he was doing and gave me his full attention for the next hour and a half. I ended up in tears, holding a thousand tissues, soaking up his leadership and wisdom. He would do this for anyone."
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Apr. 16, 2019
#BaylorLights Profile: Rewon Shimray
"Having professors like [Professor] Darden and Dr. Brad Owens, and seeing how they were so passionate about journalism and the truth in that ... I just saw how important and how powerful writing and visual communications can be. I think, also, just in my personal walk with God, I saw how important God was. And so the idea of being able to combine those two is really exciting to me."
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Mar. 26, 2019
#BaylorLights Profile: Jason Pedreros
"I have a professor that I had last year, Dr. Richard Jordan for political science. Probably one of the smartest men I've ever met in my whole entire life. Amazing man and also a strong Christian man. He was there for me when I was struggling with my faith. He taught me how I should depend on the Lord whenever I needed to. He’s been my mentor."
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Baylor stands apart as a Christian research university — a position that empowers our aspiration to become America's preeminent Christian research university. Illuminate, Baylor University's Academic Strategic Plan, has one overarching goal: To bring light to the world as we accelerate our quest toward preeminence as a Christian research university, building on Baylor's historic strengths and strategically investing in new areas of research and service.

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.

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