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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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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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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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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