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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Aug. 15, 2019
#BaylorLights Profile: Nataly Mora
"One of the things that really called my attention to Truett, was I thought to myself, if these are the kind of ministers that are coming out of this seminary -- these ministers that I look up to and I want to be like one day -- then this must be a really good place."
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Aug. 8, 2019
#BaylorLights Profile: Ryan Bertelsman
"I originally came to Baylor strictly for baseball ... but Baylor has definitely been way better than I could have drawn up. I thought I was coming here just for baseball, but I actually ended up getting baptized this past fall, and I've made lifelong friends in the baseball team, and outside the baseball team, and I have an awesome community group now that pushes me closer to the Lord. Classes have been great, professors have been great. I've seen professors at church or at the baseball field; they're not strangers."
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Aug. 1, 2019
#BaylorLights Profile: Brittney Perry
"When you put yourself out there, reach out and try to really find and plug in, that's when you grow the most and change the most, find your best friends. ... If you put positive energy into something and you go wholeheartedly with it and you're all for it, people will notice that and notice how genuine you are and you can really just get the most out of it, if you make the most of it."
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Jul. 11, 2019
#BaylorLights Profile: Corban Sorrells
"Chamber really prides itself on hard work, humility and unity, and I think that Wesley was the perfect embodiment of those three traits. He really emphasized humble service and really taught me what that looks like on a day-to-day basis, and when it comes to events, what it means to do the dirty work that other people don't necessarily enjoy doing, but needs to get done at the end of the day."
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Jul. 11, 2019
#BaylorLights Profile: Niann Siriboon
“I'm a part of First in Line, which is first-generation college students. I actually became a mentor after that because I just really love the program so much, and I met some good friends from that program."
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Jul. 8, 2019
#BaylorLights Profile: Jada Holliday
"I like to say Baylor is the place where I fell in love with Jesus. I always knew who Jesus was, but it was the individuals and the people who intentionally invested into my life that really showed me who the person of the Lord was. And I just fell in love."
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Jul. 1, 2019
#BaylorLights Profile: Joseph Quaas
“Baylor is an incredibly wonderful place. I honestly never thought that I'd want to go here, but now, it's honestly one of the best things that has ever happened to me. I'm absolutely enjoying every day of it.”
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Jun. 26, 2019
#BaylorLights Profile: Summer Hughes
"I think I went from being the person needing that community to the person helping cultivate that community. I do think that that is an atmosphere Baylor has tried to cultivate... It's neat to see each new generation that comes to Baylor has the opportunity to kind of make it what they want to be."
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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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