Accolades

[George Yancy]
8/2/2019
WACO, Texas (Aug. 2, 2019) — Incoming Baylor sociology professor George Yancey, Ph.D., was selected as the winner of the Charles J. Miller Christian Scholar's Award for Volume 47 of the Christian Scholar’s Review (CSR), along with his co-author Michael Emerson, provost of North Park University in Chicago.
[janelle walter]
7/16/2019
WACO, Texas (July 16, 2019) — Janelle Walter, Ph.D., professor of nutrition sciences in Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences and director of the didactic program in dietetics, was honored with a 2019 Distinguished Service Award by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS).
[Cassy Burleson]
7/15/2019
WACO, Texas (July 15, 2019) — Cassy Burleson, Ph.D., senior lecturer in the department of journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor University’s College of Arts and Sciences, was recognized as a nominee for the 2019 Communicator of Achievement Award from the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW).
[Alleluia award]
7/11/2019
WACO, Texas (July 11, 2019) — Baylor University alumnus and retired music minister Thomas Coker will be welcomed back to campus to receive the Exemplary Leadership in Christian Music Award at the 18th annual Alleluia Conference.
[Kirsten Kappelmann]
7/3/2019
WACO, Texas (July 3, 2019) - Kirsten Kappelman Welch, B.A. ’14, has been selected as a 2019 Lilly Graduate Fellow. Welch is a Ph.D. student in philosophy and education at Columbia University, Teachers College. She completed the University Scholars program at Baylor University with concentrations in classics and philosophy and was a William Carey Crane Scholar. After teaching for two years at Great Hearts Monte Vista, a classical charter school in San Antonio, she completed an M.A. in philosophy at Western Michigan University in 2018.
[Jingyi Yang]
6/27/2019
WACO, Texas (June 27, 2019) - Jingyi Yang, M.A. (Physics) ’17 and Ph.D. candidate in the physics department, has been awarded the 2019 Laser Technology, Engineering and Applications Scholarship by SPIE, the International Society for Optics and Photonics, for her potential contributions to the optics and photonics field.
[Burke Craighead]
6/20/2019
WACO, Texas (June 20, 2019) – Burke Craighead, a junior University Scholar at Baylor University, has received a place on a Fulbright Summer Institute in the United Kingdom to study at the University of Westminster on one of the most prestigious and selective summer scholarship programs operating worldwide.
[Founders medal 2019]
6/11/2019
WACO, Texas (June 11, 2019) – Baylor University officially presented the City of Waco with one of the university’s most distinguished awards – the Founders Medal – during a special ceremony May 15 on the steps of historic Waco Hall.
[Laine Scales]
5/20/2019
WACO, Texas (May 20, 2019) — Two Baylor University professors are equipped to conduct research they hope will result in two new books after being named 2019 Baylor Centennial Professors by the Centennial Faculty Development Review Committee.
[First Forward]
5/13/2019
WACO, Texas (May 13, 2019) – The Center for First-generation Student Success, an initiative of NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and The Suder Foundation, recently announced that Baylor University has been selected among the Center’s inaugural cohort of First Forward Institutions.
[Baylor University Welcome Sign]
5/8/2019
WACO, Texas (May 8, 2019) – Twelve Baylor University professors have been honored with Outstanding Faculty Awards for teaching, scholarship and contributions to the academic community for the 2018-2019 academic year.
[Michael Munson]
5/8/2019
WACO, Texas (May 8, 2019) – Baylor University students Micheal Munson, a junior University Scholar from Cupertino, California, and Ben Sepanski, a junior mathematics major from Waco, Texas, have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program.
[Jeff Levin]
5/8/2019
Waco, Texas (May 8, 2019) — Baylor scientist Jeff Levin, Ph.D., M.P.H., has been invited to become a Fellow of the prestigious International Society for Science and Religion (ISSR), a multidisciplinary learned society based at Cambridge University.
[Dr. Alexander Pruss]
5/6/2019
WACO, Texas (May 6, 2019) – Alexander R. Pruss, Ph.D., professor and director of graduate studies in philosophy in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, has been invited to give the highly regarded Wilde Lectures at Oxford University, beginning May 9, with a series of five lectures on “God, Human Nature and Mathematics.”
[Garrett Williams and Catherine Arndt]
4/26/2019
WACO, Texas (April 26, 2019) – Baylor University seniors Garrett Williams, a physics and chemistry major from Norman, Oklahoma, and Catherine Arndt, a physics major from Highland Village, Texas, have been selected to participate in the 2019 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), the oldest graduate fellowship program in the science field.
[Gaynor Yancey Smith Professor of Year 2019]
4/16/2019
WACO, Texas (April 16, 2019) – Gaynor I. Yancey, D.S.W., professor of social work, Master Teacher and director of the Center for Church and Community Impact at Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, was honored April 12 during the annual Academic Honors Convocation as the 2019 Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year.
[Fulbright logo]
4/11/2019
WACO, Texas (April 11, 2019) – Seven Baylor University students have been selected to receive prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards, including awards for international graduate study and as English Teaching Assistants (ETA) in classrooms worldwide. The seven Fulbrights are the most ever for Baylor in a single year.
[Outstanding Staff Award]
4/3/2019
WACO, Texas (April 3, 2019) – Baylor University honored seven staff members for outstanding service and pursuit of excellence in their work with the presentation of Outstanding Staff Awards, including the BaylorPLUS Salute and inaugural Distinguished Staff Leadership Awards, during the Spring Staff Forum March 26 in the Cashion Academic Center.
[Cyber 2019]
4/2/2019
WACO, Texas (April 2, 2019) – The Baylor University Cyber Security team advanced to the Southwest Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition that took place Friday, March 22, through Sunday, March 24, at the University of Tulsa.
[Jay Yoo]
3/25/2019
WACO, Texas (March 25, 2019) – Jay Yoo, Ph.D., associate professor of family and consumer sciences and apparel merchandising in the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences at Baylor University, was honored with the 2019 Leader Award from the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) for his sustained leadership, service and involvement in AAFCS.
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