Baylor Magazine


Founders Medal – Tommy Bowman, B.B.A. ’71

Baylor University’s 179-year history is filled with tentpole moments that inspire the Baylor Family to carry forward our mission: to go out into the world in Christian leadership and service.

Alumnus of the Year – David Wills, B.B.A. ’85, J.D. ’88

David Wills has a passion for generosity and eternity. When describing the relationship between the two, Wills recalled words of a Baptist hymn: “The world is not my home, I’m just a-passing through.”

Young Alumna of the Year – Jessica Beachum, B.A. ’11

Jessica Beachum has a talent for seeing both the beauty and the need of the world — and meeting it with generosity and openness.

Pro Ecclesia Medal of Service – Jimmy, B.A. ’72, M.A. ’93, and Janet Dorrell, B.S. ’80, M.S. ’02

Few people have affected so many individuals in as many corners of the city of Waco as Jimmy and Janet Dorrell.

Pro Texana Medal of Service – Gabrielle “Gabe” Madison, B.B.A. ’00

Bonton Farms is more than an urban farm; it is a place where communities are formed and enhanced. Gabe Madison did not expect to find herself in the heart of this community undergoing transformation ignited by hope.

Distinguished Achievement – Gil Stricklin, B.A. ’57, (1934–2023)

Gil Stricklin’s faith journey began when he was 12 years old, when he entrusted his life to Jesus. This childhood decision set him on a lifetime path of caring for souls.

The Human Side of Medicine

Students explore person-centered care at the intersection of science and the humanities

Residential Renovation

A caring community at Collins Hall connects past, present and future generations of residents.