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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Mar. 19, 2019
#BaylorLights Profile: Savvy Cooper
"It's so important to know that someone who looks like you can do it too. ... Matriculating through Baylor is hard enough, regardless of your major, regardless of how prepared you felt coming in. College is tough. It's a difficult four years, and seeing someone who physically looks like you, who you know has gone through what you've gone through, is that great extra nudge of motivation."
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Mar. 12, 2019
#BaylorLights Profile: Lauren Gibbs
"I really enjoy meeting other families that have kids with SMA, especially younger kids, because it teaches them that they can go do what they want to do and go to college by themselves and it's not the end of the world."
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Mar. 4, 2019
#BaylorLights Profile: Michael Huerter
"I'm part of a group called the Bernard Ramm Scholars Program It's a group of graduate students -- some MDiv students from Truett, and then some science students in various STEM fields. It's meant to just facilitate conversation about the interaction between faith and science, and the challenges that we can face with that in each of our separate fields."
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Feb. 25, 2019
#BaylorLights Profile: Bisma Zulifqar
"I've genuinely had some of the best advice given to me from people who've been in AMSA... I'd be like, ‘How do I study for my MCAT? What do you recommend?’ When I was a chair I was like, ‘What did you do for this? What do you recommend?’ She was always really relatable and it was really, really nice.”
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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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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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