Baylor's Tim Thomasson Honored with Collins Outstanding Professor Award

April 29, 2013
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WACO, Texas (April 29, 2013)--Every spring since 1994, Baylor University's graduating class has selected one outstanding Baylor professor to receive the Collins Outstanding Professor Award. This year's honoree is Tim Thomasson, clinical professor in accounting and business law in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business.

The Collins Outstanding Professor Award is generously provided by the Carr P. Collins Foundation in order to recognize and honor outstanding teachers at Baylor University.

In honor of his accomplishments as a professor, Thomasson will receive a cash award of $10,000, recognition in University publications, citation on a plaque and recognition at the spring commencement.

"I am so thrilled to receive this award. Our Baylor students are just awesome, not only in the classroom but also in the community. They continue to make me proud as both a professor and an alum," Thomasson said.

Thomasson will also deliver a special lecture- "How Do You Give Back to the Kingdom?"- that will look at lessons learned by one company resulting from a direct question from faith-based investors. His lecture will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, in Kayser Auditorium in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, 1428 S. Fifth St.

"To be recognized by the [senior class] is very humbling. I am also happy for the recognition this award brings to the department of accounting and business law. My colleagues in this department are amazing people. They have made me a better professor and person, and I am very grateful to them," he said.

For more information and a list of past recipients, visit

by Rebecca Malzahn , student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.

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