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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Feb. 19, 2019
#BaylorLights Profile: Hannah Beth Midkiff
"I think some of the things I've benefited from going back to school and going to Baylor is confidence in who I am. I have no problem telling anyone who I am. I've learned that ... there's a reason you go through things. It could be just for you to grow, or it could be for you to be an example to other people. I think it's both. I grew through everything I've gone through, but if I don't share how I've grown then how is anyone else gonna grow?"
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Feb. 11, 2019
#BaylorLights Profile: Aadil Sheikh
"It feels good that there are people here who care enough to tell me that maybe I'm doing something wrong, or maybe I'm on the right track, or just giving me the guidance that I didn't necessarily have."
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Jan. 14, 2019
#BaylorLights Profile: Gigi Mendoza
"You know when someone cares about you, and cares about you more than being an athlete, but as a person, too. The coaches just are always there for us, as an athlete but also as a person. I picked the right school, because there’s nothing like this place."
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Jan. 8, 2019
#BaylorLights Profile: Kaley VanValkenburg
“Whenever I returned as a student leader, I made that a priority for my campers, to see me be vulnerable so that they might in return think it’s okay to share themselves with a group of people, because yes, it’s really scary, but it’s also a really big growing experience. So, by admitting my struggles, I met people going through the same thing. You don’t meet those people unless you talk about it. Vulnerability has kind of been the keyword of my college experience.”
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Dec. 19, 2018
#BaylorLights Profile: Aleena Huerta
“Being here (at Baylor and in Waco) has brought to light a lot of things I’d never thought of before, especially the homeless population. ... Two of my best friends -- one of them, she’s the community health chair with MAPS, then the other one is the vice president of AMWA. We joined all of our groups and then put together the drive. We ended up with 191 blankets and 48 jackets.”
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Dec. 10, 2018
#BaylorLights Profile: Pamela Wei
"I met my best friend, Sarah Webber, in the first week of college. ... She brought me to Christ. ... She loved me so well. I didn’t realize that was her investing in me, but she loved me so, so well, and eventually she brought me to Christ. She was the first real friend I’d ever had, and after that I joined the Chinese church community and people there, and instantly found a home away from home."
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Dec. 3, 2018
#BaylorLights Profile: Zach Mills
"A lot of Ph.D. programs think of you as a brain on a stick. ... But it was clear that that wasn’t the case at #Baylor. As I talked to faculty, as I was getting to know the program, they wanted to know about my family, about my job, about my whole self, not just my academic self."
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Nov. 26, 2018
#BaylorLights Profile: Gabriela Fierro
"Baylor kind of opened the door for me to say, 'No, I can do both.' I can be proud of who I am and bring in other people to celebrate that while enjoying other cultures around me. At Baylor, I feel like I can be myself."
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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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