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SUMMER 2022 1 THE DBU REPORT Ringing in a New Class Wrapping up an eventful spring and preparing for an exciting fall, DBU hosted nine sessions of New Patriot Orientation, filling campus with the sound of the Liberty Bell ringing in our newest Patriots! Summer 2022 | vol. 35 no. 1

DBU REPORT 2 The DBU Report is a quarterly publication of Dallas Baptist University. Dr. Adam C. Wright, President. Executive Editor: Dr. Blake Killingsworth, Vice President for Communications; Managing Editor: Courtney Smith, Director of Content; Design Editor: Kadra Fant, Senior Graphic Designer. Contributors: Kirsten McKimmey, Director of Visual Communications; Mackenzie Lee, Assistant Director of Visual Communications; Exauce Madjibe Dijo, Staff Assistant for Visual Communications; Abbey Watson, Director of Creative Services; Dr. Michael Whiting, Director of Written Content; Reagan Ratcliff, Assistant Director of Athletics for Media Relations; Victoria Aguilera; Rachel Crites; Emmalie Ellis. DBU Report, 3000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75211-9299.

SUMMER 2022 3 4 Spring Sing Entertains All 6 Women’s Auxiliary Board Spring Events 8 Spring 2022 Commencement 10 Inaugural DBU Hillfest Starts New Tradition on Campus 12 Lady Patriots Shine during 2021-22 Season 16 ServantU 17 Dr. Gail Linam Retires after over 30 Years of Service 18 DBU News and Notes 22 Patriot Athletics Spring Recap 24 Former Attorney General William P. Barr Speaks on Campus As the spring semester came to a close, there was no time to waste as the DBU Family excitedly jumped into the summer. The DBU Undergraduate Admissions Team welcomed over 800 new Patriots onto campus as a part of New Patriot Orientation. NPO gave incoming students the opportunity to meet fellow classmates and faculty members, register for classes, and worship together in Pilgrim Chapel. Most exciting of all, new students gathered together in the Mahler Student Center to ring the Liberty Bell, a tradition that officially marks the beginning of their journey as a DBU Patriot. Let’s Make Some Noise!

DBU REPORT 4 After months of preparation, 11 sororities and fraternities, hundreds of parents and friends, and a panel of hand-selected judges joined in the Burg for one of the most beloved Student Life events of the year: Spring Sing. Greek Life organizations work tirelessly to piece together their 12 minute shows, designing costumes and sets, choosing music, re-writing lyrics, memorizing lines, and choreographing dances, all in hopes of taking home the gold. “There’s something truly special about seeing DBU students produce things from their own God-given talent and creativity,” says DBU’s Director of Student Life Wayne Briggs. “Tradition alone has built Spring Sing into something incredible, but I also believe that when we give the wheel to our students, they take us to spectacular places.” The creativity of this year’s 422 Greek Life students took the audience to a number of different worlds. From princes lost in the woods, to re-written scenes from Grease, to rapping through the Lion King, the variety of styles and concepts featured throughout the event makes Spring Sing wildly entertaining and impressive. After careful deliberation, the judges awarded Psi Omega Phi 3rd place, Delta Theta 2nd place, and Tau Alpha Phi 1st place for their performance of Prinsync: The Musical. With the 2022 Spring Sing show behind them, these organizations now move into a new season of preparation for the 2023 show, which will include DBU’s new fraternity Rho Lambda Chi for the first time. “It brings me joy to see that you can go to Spring Sing and have no idea who will come out on top!” Wayne explains. “The students give the audience harmonies, humor, energy, emotion, and so much more in their shows. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that night?”

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DBU REPORT 6 Women’s Auxiliary Board Hosts Two Spring Events As the 2021-22 academic year came to a close, the Women’s Auxiliary Board celebrated their annual Bluebonnet Luncheon. Because the Women’s Auxiliary Board seeks to help DBU through their gifts, service, and prayers, the Bluebonnet Luncheon is held to honor the University’s 505 international students who come from sixty-two different countries. This year, the Women’s Auxiliary Board recognized over sixty graduating international students. Held on Wednesday, April 6, members of the Women’s Auxiliary Board joined together in the Hillcrest Great Hall of the John G. Mahler Student Center to enjoy this year’s program and luncheon. The program began with a welcome and prayer of thanksgiving given by Women’s Auxiliary Board President Bluebonnet Luncheon Front Row: Alissa Bennett, Shelley Stagner, Candice Wright, Amy Fisher, Stefanie Roberts, Jennifer Baker, Paige Deimund, Shelby Boyuls, Sarah Momary Back Row: Chloé Aduddell, Kristen Botts, Karla Morrison, Julie Johnson, Brittney Anderson, Mary Draper, and Mary McGuire Joyce Andres. Following the invocation, the luncheon heard from the Bluebonnet Luncheon Committee’s Chair Stefanie Roberts. DBU President Dr. AdamWright then addressed those in attendance before welcoming DBU student Matilde Linder to share her testimony. Leslie Moulton, Executive Director of the Women’s Auxiliary Board, closed the luncheon in prayer. DBU First Lady Candice Wright, Chair of the Bluebonnet Luncheon Committee Stefanie Roberts, and Executive Director of the Women’s Auxiliary Board Leslie Moulton Dean of the Graduate School of Ministry Dr. Brent Thomason and his wife, Aline, along with DBU student Matilde Lindner (center)

SUMMER 2022 7 Membership Tea On Thursday, May 19, both prospective and current members of the Women’s Auxiliary Board gathered together for the annual Membership Tea. Hosted by Beth Grace and Lisa Skidmore, this year’s Membership Tea welcomed 155 women to the Dallas Country Club. This upcoming year, the Women’s Auxiliary Board will consist of over 350 members. “Each of these women serve as a continuous current of affirmation and intercession for DBU,” shared Leslie. “Their contribution and support enables DBU to further its vision to create a great Christian University that is pleasing to God.” Sally Nation, Anita Jones, and Barbara Floyd Hostesses Lisa Skidmore and Beth Grace with DBU First Lady, Candice Wright Elaine Wittman, Daniel Edwards, and Katherine Coker DBU shield in ice sculpture on the buffet at the Dallas Country Club

DBU REPORT 8 SPRING 2022 COMMENCEMENT On Thursday, May 12, and Friday, May 13, Dallas Baptist University celebrated Spring Commencement with four ceremonies honoring this year’s 508 graduates: 317 undergraduate, 174 master’s, and 17 doctoral students. During the Thursday morning and afternoon Commencements, the honorary Doctor of Divinity degree was awarded to two recipients and long-time friends of DBU, Rev. Chris Simmons and Rev. John Durham, followed by their sharing of inspiring remarks for the graduates. At Thursday morning’s 10:00 a.m. Commencement service Rev. Chris Simmons delivered the address. He has served as Pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church in the inner-city community of South Dallas/Fair Park since 1989. Nicknamed a “war zone” because of gang violence and other social problems, Rev. Simmons established the Cornerstone Community Development Corp., Inc., to focus on community development and revitalization of this region in partnership with the City of Dallas. Rev. Simmons has received numerous accolades for his commitment to community building, including nomination for the 2009 Dallas Morning News Texan of the Year, recognition as a Community Hero by KRLD 1080 AM, and as an innovator in mission by the Texas Baptist Missions Foundation. Rev. John Durham, Lead Pastor of Highland Baptist Church in Waco, Texas, since 2013, gave the Thursday afternoon address to graduates at the 3:00 p.m. Commencement service. Rev. John Durham Rev. Chris Simmons being hooded for his Honorary Doctorate by Dr. Norma Hedin and Dr. Gail Linam

SUMMER 2022 9 Highland Baptist partners with local ministries and after-school programs to serve the local community. He previously served as Lead Pastor of First Baptist Irving and as a youth minister at First Baptist Church of Houston. Durham has been a regular speaker at DBU Chapel and serves on the DBU Board of Trustees. He has recommended and encouraged dozens of DBU students over the years, serving as a mentor to several DBU graduates who have gone on to lead their own churches and ministries. At Friday morning’s 10:00 a.m. Commencement service, Dr. Sharon Lee delivered the address. Dr. Lee serves as the Director of K-12 Educational Research for the Ed.D. K-12 program in DBU’s College of Education. She works with all education doctoral students to assist them and guide them through completion of their dissertations. To this date, 187 students have received their doctorates in education at DBU under her leadership. Her husband, Dr. Curtis Lee, is also a full-time faculty member and serves as Professor of Biology at DBU. Bob Beaudine, President and CEO of Eastman & Beaudine, gave the Friday afternoon address to graduates at the 3:00 p.m. Commencement service. Mr. Beaudine is one of the nation’s most respected search executives for Fortune 500 companies, entertainment entities, professional sports organizations, non-profits, Olympic bodies, and universities. The Wall Street Journal dubbed Eastman & Beaudine the “top recruiting firm in college sports.” Bob has appeared as a guest on The Today Show, Fox Business Network, CNBC, and many other media outlets as an expert on intercollegiate athletics. Dr. Sharon Lee and Dr. Adam C. Wright Bob Beaudine


SUMMER 2022 11 “In college, just as much vital learning happens outside of the classroom as inside of it,” said Wayne Briggs, Director of Student Life. “This campus is where students live life daily. We would do our students a disservice by not creating a social environment that brings them joy and opportunity.” As students across campus entered into the last few weeks of the spring semester, Student Life offered a week full of fun, new activities for the first ever DBU Hillfest. With the desire to offer opportunities for students to relax and enjoy springtime on the hill as classes came to a close, Hillfest included new events like the Hillfest Market and Pie-Day as well as traditional events like RecLife’s Color Race and Thrills and Hills at Six Flags. After the week’s kick-off on Monday, the Hillfest Market welcomed vendors from across the Dallas area and brought a farmer’s market experience right onto the DBU Quad on Tuesday. Wednesday’s wellknown Pepsi Break and Thursday’s Color Race led into Friday’s Pie-Day where students, faculty, and staff were able to submit their best pie for the judges’ consideration. Hillfest came to a close as students traveled to Six Flags for DBU’s Thrills and Hills day on Saturday. “The fall semester is jam-packed with so many incredible things like Homecoming, SWAT, and Christmas,” explains Briggs. “We wanted to carry that same energy into the spring semester but in a way that is authentic and caters to the needs of students around that time.” “Our goal at Student Life is to create a well-balanced social experience for students.” After over a year of dreaming, brainstorming, and planning in the Student Life Office, Hillfest became a reality. The student body was able to watch new traditions form right before their eyes. “Seeing the student body collectively experience and enjoy something totally new was beyond rewarding,” Briggs shares. “There was not a single person on campus who could say that they had experienced Hillfest before. It was something that we all got to navigate together as the DBU Family.”


SUMMER 2022 13 FOR AN AUDIENCE OF ONE If you are walking through the halls of DBU’s Athletics Department, it doesn’t take long to see a significant phrase - Champions for Christ. This motto encapsulates the drive and mission of competition at DBU, a commitment to the highest standards of excellence, training, and performance, but above all, to do so in order to produce not just championshipcaliber students, but students who seek to be excellent for the sake of Christ and His Kingdom. Over the past several years, our women’s soccer, dance, cheer, and golf teams continually exemplify this commitment. Each team faithfully competes at the highest levels of their sports, and each have taken home their share of championships. These amazing young women have dedicated hard work and hours of commitment to excel in their respective sports. Even beyond that, these athletes have displayed a heart and a passion behind their athletic endeavors that highlights their desire to demonstrate a commitment to the Lord both on and off the field. During the 2021-22 season, four of the women’s teams—Cheer, Soccer, Dance, and Golf—each continued their tradition of success on the national stage. Lady Patriots Continue to Excel on the National Stage “All of our blood, sweat, and tears were for a holy purpose: to glorify the Lord through the athletic gifts and abilities He gave us.” Reagan Cook, 2022-2023 Patriettes Captain

DBU REPORT 14 CHEER. After returning to Daytona Beach, Florida, to defend their National Championship title, the DBU Cheer Teem not only retained their title, but achieved the team’s highest score in program history, earning a final score of 96.21. “Regardless of our ability or background, DBU Patriots know that our growth and our victories would be impossible without the Lord,” explained Cheer Team member, Caden Gravley. “Scripture points to the struggle of selfishness and often reminds us to die to ourselves daily so that we may be an example of Christ. DBU Cheer has blessed me with an environment where discussions about letting go of personal desires are encouraged so that we may strive toward our team’s goals as one. As John 3:30 says, ‘He must become greater; I must become less.’” SOCCER. In a similar fashion, the Women’s Soccer Team capped off their amazing 2021 season by winning the South Central Regional Championship and advancing to the Final Four of the NCAA Division II Tournament for the first time in school history. “Patriots are held to a higher standard,” says Rachel Allen, Women’s Soccer Team Center Back. “Because of this, the most rewarding part of being a collegiate athlete at DBU is the bonds we make as a team. We become a family.” These Patriots wrapped up their season with a grand total of 69 goals, breaking yet another program record, finishing with a 20-4 record, 12-1 in conference play. DANCE. The Patriettes Dance Team brought home their second consecutive first place trophy for the Division II Pom category from the NDA College Nationals in Daytona Beach, Florida, this spring. Not only did they defend their National Title but raised the bar by beating their first-place score from last season. Team Captain Reagan Cook shares, “While other universities might compete for the sole purpose of winning, our purpose as Champions for Christ is to glorify the Lord in everything we do. Because the Lord is over all, DBU assures that Christ remains at the center of why we participate in the sports.” This mindset of excellence for the Kingdom seeps into the daily work put in by these teams. GOLF. On the course, the Women’s Golf Team finished their season with dominant numbers in the final Golfstat 2021-2022 report after winning all six Division II tournaments the team competed in. The team advanced to the quarterfinal round of medal match play at the NCAA National Championships and at season’s end, five Lady Patriots were named WGCA All-Americans. The coaches and athletics staff spur each of these teams on and push them to pursue excellence in both their walk with the Lord and in their craft. “We have such great relationships with our coaches,” Faith DeLaGarza explains. “Even after The DBU Cheer and Patriettes Dance Teams celebrate their national championships at Daytona Beach.

SUMMER 2022 15 college, they still desire to be a part of our lives.” As Cheerleader Caden Gravley concludes, among the many amazing parts of being a DBU athlete, “the friendships that are made on a team are ones of immeasurable worth. It is easy to get in the routine of lifting, practicing, performing, and forgetting how much you’ve improved with your team. It is incredibly rewarding to see all of your hard work pay off and think back on the bonds that were created through all the trials and victories.” There is something distinctly different about Dallas Baptist University athletes. From every high mountaintop to low valleys, this past year has certainly been one to remember for these female athletes. As each of these women continue on in the many different fields the Lord has called them to, one thing is certain: God has given these team members not a spirit of timidity, but one of power, love, and self-discipline (2 Timothy 1:7), and that has made all the difference. The Lady Patriots Golf Team won the Lone Star Conference Championship for the second straight year and entered the NCAA National Championships ranked the No. 1 team in the nation. Top: DBU Women’s Soccer Team won both the Lone Star Conference regular-season title and the South Central Regional Championship in 2021, then went on to reach the Final Four for the first time in school history. Faith DeLaGarza “We have the opportunity to dive deeper into our relationships with Christ while being coached and mentored by some of the best coaches and administration.” Faith DeLaGarza, Lady Patriots Golf Team

DBU REPORT 16 ServantU is a week-long experience held on DBU’s campus that aims to give high school aged students the opportunity to see just a glimpse of what DBU is all about. Through serving the surrounding community, small groups, worship services held in the chapel, and exciting evening activities, ServantU participants are able to learn first-hand the emphasis DBU puts on service, godly community, and leadership. During the second week of July, 85 high school students gathered together on campus for ServantU. Prospective Patriots joined from all over the world, including four international students from Mexico and Honduras. Each student was able to take DBU’s Developing a Christian Mind course and one additional focused track course, learning, leading, serving SERVANTU 2022 giving students an opportunity to learn in a field of study most interesting to them. “I feel grateful for the opportunity I had to be on campus,” says Alejandro Teruel, a student from Academia Los Pinares in Honduras. “When I came to ServantU, I felt the presence of God. I especially enjoyed worship; it truly moved me. The team played great songs, and when the teacher taught, it really impacted me. I was not bored a single second here. ServantU not only helped me spiritually, but it was a lot of fun!” To make sure that your student doesn’t miss out on all of the action for next year’s ServantU, email so that we can keep you up to date when registration opens!

SUMMER 2022 17 After more than 30 years of devoted service to DBU, Dr. Gail Linam officially retired as a full-time faculty member this year, stepping down from her current role as DBU’s Academic Dean and Institutional Accreditation Liaison. “Dr. Gail Linam is a true encourager and among the most gifted servant leaders in Christian higher education,” says Dr. Adam C. Wright, DBU President. “I am so grateful the Lord called Gail and Dennis Linam to serve at DBU more than 30 years ago, and I am grateful the Linams will remain an active part of campus life. DBU feels like home because of friends such as the Linams.” Dr. Linam’s tenure at DBU began in 1989 at the invitation of new president Dr. Gary Cook, who she and her husband, Dennis, knew from their years in Waco. Over the years, Dr. Linam excelled in various roles of academic leadership, including as Vice President for Undergraduate Affairs, Dean of the College of Education, Executive Director of the Women’s Auxiliary Board, and Provost. Most notably, she led in the procurement of DBU’s three successive 10-year SACS accreditation reviews for 1998, 2008, and 2018, as well as helped advance the University to become a Level V, doctoral-degree granting institution. Dr. Linam also collaborated in establishing DBU’s servicelearning initiatives and the Center for Mentoring. She is a recipient of the DBU Women’s Auxiliary Board Ruth Award in recognition of her outstanding servant leadership and also received an honorary doctorate from DBU. “Beyond her professional achievements, Dr. Linam personally blesses each person she encounters. Her uncanny ability to know just when a comforting word or encouraging affirmation is needed is legendary,” says Dr. Mary Nelson, Director of the Ph.D. in Leadership Studies. “Dr. Linam’s commitment to the Greatest Commandment is not a matter of behavior but of identity, and from this identity flow all of the superlative personal qualities and incredible achievements that characterize her service to DBU,” adds Dr. Rebecca Dark, her colleague in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and current Academic Dean. Dr. Linam and Dennis, who retired from DBU after serving for many years as Vice President for External Affairs, have three children, Angela, Diane, and Brooks, and one grandson, Spencer, and are active members of First Baptist Church in Arlington. The Linams are pictured above with Dr. Gary Cook and his wife, Sheila (left). “Two of the Lord’s greatest gifts to Dallas Baptist University have been Dennis and Gail Linam,” reflects Dr. Cook. “They have served as a model for all of us in their love for the Lord and their love for each other. As Gail retires from her full-time position, I think of what a blessing she has been to our DBU Family. Look all the world over, and there’s no one like Gail Linam. What a joy it has been to serve with her for the last 34 years and to be her friend.” AFaithful Legacy Dr. Gail Linam Retires as A ademic Dean

DBU REPORT 18 NEWS&NOTES DBU HOSTS SEVENTH ANNUAL LION’S DEN DALLAS-FORT WORTH CONFERENCE Dallas Baptist University welcomed Keynote Speaker Drayton McLane, Jr. for the Lion’s Den DFWAnnual Conference. For the past seven years, the Lion’s Den DFW has held its annual conference where investors and entrepreneurs can connect and collaborate. The Lion’s Den DFW’s vision is that these connections result in wealth creation that has a meaningful impact for the Kingdom. Dallas Baptist University eagerly hosted this year’s conference on campus on April 13-14. The conference welcomed Thursday’s Keynote Speaker, former CEO of the Houston Astros Baseball Club, Drayton McLane, Jr. McLane is a native Texan, acclaimed businessman, leader, generous philanthropist, and believer. After spending many years working for his father, McLane propelled his family’s wholesale grocery business, the McLane Company, into a $19 billion company. McLane served as president and CEO of the McLane Company for thirty years and later became the vice chairman of WalMart while maintaining his position at his company. He later resigned his position to devote more time to a parent company consisting of family-owned companies, the McLane Group, which included the Houston Astros until November 2011. In 2008, DBU presented him with the Russell H. Perry Free Enterprise Award. In addition to hearing from McLane, the conference held its annual Diversity Den on Wednesday, the 2022 Lion’s Den DFW pitch competition featuring nine kingdom-minded business owners on Thursday, and heard from a number of distinguished guest speakers throughout the event including: - Ambassadors Impact Network, Beyond Angels, and Hall Martin Investing Alongside Others for Better Returns - Stephen Ellsworth How to Get on Shark Tank - Jake Schneider Business of Influence - Parker Samelson and Kate Gardner How Not to Ruin Your Kids: Next Gen Family Office “Ascendants” - Dwight Nordstrom Kingdom Investment in China - Lee Bratcher Bitcoin, Blockchain & Beyond - Jason Hunsucker The Metaverse is a Mission Field - Wade Myers 10 Things Investors are Looking for in Your Pitch Dallas Baptist University is honored to host this event each year. DBU offers free admission to its students so they may enjoy and learn from like-minded companies and individuals in the world of business. Dr. Gary Cook, DBU Chancellor; Lion’s Den Keynote Speaker Drayton McLane, Jr.; and DBU President Dr. Adam C. Wright

SUMMER 2022 19 DBU recently honored two outstanding individuals as a part of the 34th Annual DBU-Oak Cliff Good Samaritan Dinner. Held on May 10 on the DBU campus, this year’s dinner honored Susan Shanks and Rolando Rodriguez for the impact they have made through their faith and service to DBU’s neighboring community of Oak Cliff. Dr. Gus Reyes, DBU’s Director of Hispanic Partnerships, served as Chair for this year’s dinner committee. After a welcome by Dr. Reyes and an invocation led by Leigh Gettman-Allen, a DBU alumna, adjunct professor, and member of the Women’s Auxiliary Board, introductory remarks were shared by Dr. Adam C. Wright, DBU President. Mateo Vesce, a sophomore Marketing student, read from the Good Samaritan Story in Luke 10:2537 prior to the presentations of the awards to the two honorees. Dr. Dan Griffin, DBU adjunct professor and former Pastor of Cliff Temple Baptist Church, introduced Susan Shanks. Dr. Gary Cook, DBU Chancellor, introduced Mr. Rolando Rodriguez. Susan Shanks grew up in Oak Cliff and graduated from Carter High School. She completed her bachelor’s degree at DBU in 2017. Susan currently serves as the Ministry Coordinator of Cliff Temple Baptist Church and recently celebrated her 40th anniversary of service to the church family and community. She and her husband, David, have two sons and six grandchildren. Rolando Rodriguez previously served in pastoral roles at Hampton Place Baptist Church and Cockrell Hill Baptist Church. He has served on various committees for the Dallas Baptist Association and on the Board of Trustees at Baptist University of the Americas. Rolando currently serves as the Senior Director of Texas Baptists en Espanol. He completed two graduate degrees at DBU: a Master of Arts in Christian Education in 2005 and a Master of Arts in Global Leadership in 2017. He and his wife, Angie, have three children. DBU’S 34TH ANNUAL DBU-OAK CLIFF GOOD SAMARITAN DINNER Susan Shanks and Rolando Rodriguez

DBU REPORT 20 DALLAS BAPTIST UNIVERSITY HOSTS HORST SCHULZE, FOUNDER OF RITZ-CARLTON HOTEL “We confuse happiness with pleasure. That’s a big mistake we make. Feeling good is not happiness. Happiness is finding fulfillment in Christ and creating excellence in our lives.” Horst Schulze is the founder, chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of the Capella Hotel Group and the founder and former Chief Executive Officer of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. Schulze is the author of “Excellence Wins: A No-Nonsense Guide to Becoming the Best in a World of Compromise” and is a renowned corporate hotelier and speaker. On April 17, DBU had the honor of hosting Horst Schulze on campus for the DFW Leadership Series. Throughout his day at DBU, Schulze spoke to leaders in DBU’s Physical Operations Department, Student Affairs Department, and Athletics Department, had lunch off campus with local business and church leaders hosted by DBU, spent two hours with table sponsors in a VIP Q&A, and spoke with DBU’s Ford Village Pedersen and Gunn Hall Program students. “I grew up in Germany in a small town during the war years,” said Schulze to the members of Ford Village. “Luxury didn’t exist during the war.” After the war ended, a then 11-yearold Schulze told his parents that he wanted to one day work in the hotel business. When he was 14, Schulze left his village and moved to work at the best hotel in the area as a busboy. On his first day of work, his manager pulled him aside to talk. “Don’t just come to work,” he said. “Come here to create excellence in whatever you’re doing.” “That changed my life,” Schulze shared. “I went to work, I went to school, and I slowly learned what excellence is. I met people who just go through the functions of life but have no high intent in life. Excellence doesn’t happen by accident. Excellence is always the result of high intent.” By working his hardest to pursue excellence in all he did, Schulze rose in the ranks through a number of prominent hotels until he finally created and founded his own, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. Under his leadership, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company was awarded the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award twice. He later went on to create the Capella Hotel Group. “In Colossians 3:23-24, we learn that we should pursue excellence. You should have higher intent than anyone! If you truly are a Christian group, let me challenge you,” Schulze said. “Every single one of you should be an example. Be the light! Do your very best functionally, relationally, ethically, and spiritually. Then ask yourself how you could do better and improve.” “Leaders such as Mr. Schulze give us a great opportunity to engage alumni and outside constituents to be a part of what God is doing on University Hill,” said Chris Holloway, Director of Global Village, and host of Mr. Schulze. “Having leaders like this come speak at DBU helps our students and staff develop their leadership skills by interacting and hearing from individuals who display godly excellence, as Mr. Schulze has and continues to do.”

SUMMER 2022 21 DBU FACULTY CO-AUTHOR NEW BOOK ON THE COSTLY LEADERSHIP OF DIETRICH BONHOEFFER Several members of the DBU Faculty celebrated the recent launching of their new book, Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Perspectives on Costly Leadership (Randall House, 2022). The book’s aim is to provide an original, multidisciplinary study of the legacy of the renowned German pastor, not from a more traditional biographical or theological perspective, but to discuss various facets of his leadership influence and resistance during the tragic days of the Nazi regime. Bonhoeffer’s unique leadership is examined in the book from a variety of faculty disciplines and scholarly perspectives, including developmental psychology, biblical homiletics, religious education, literary correspondence, and more. Dr. Jay Harley, Vice President for Student Affairs, served as the editor of the collection. He has led many travel study trips to Germany over the years, including a visit to the Bonhoeffer family home in Berlin and also to Flossenbürg Concentration Camp where Bonhoeffer was executed. Other DBU faculty authors who participated in the collaborative project include: Dr. Mark Bloom, Dr. David Cook, Dr. Mark Cook, Dr. Jordan Davis, Dr. Jack Goodyear, Dr. Dale Meinecke (former faculty), Dr. Mary Nelson, Dr. Brent Thomason, Dr. Michael Whiting, and Dr. Mike Williams. DBU held an evening public book signing event in the Great Hall on March 21 with a welcome given by Dr. Adam C. Wright, DBU President, followed by opening remarks by Dr. Harley, who reflected on the purpose behind the new book and the enduring importance of Bonhoeffer for Christian leaders today. Several authors also served on a panel to answer various questions related to Bonhoeffer’s courageous and costly leadership exercised during a time of great oppression and distress. DBU Authors (l-r) Dr. Jack Goodyear, Dr. Mike Williams, Dr. Mark Cook, Dr. Michael Whiting, Dr. Brent Thomason, Dr. Mary Nelson, Dr. Jordan Davis, and Dr. Jay Harley. Not pictured Dr. Mark Bloom, Dr. David Cook, and Dr. Dale Meinecke. The book is available now to purchase from Randall House and on Amazon. Dr. Jay Harley, his wife, Brittany, and their children, Mack, Caroline, and Jett

DBU REPORT 22 PATRIOTATHLETICS DBU Athletics recently completed another banner year during the 2021-22 season. The Patriots saw three teams win conference titles last year including Women’s Cross Country, Women’s Golf, and Women’s Soccer, while five programs reached the NCAA postseason, including Baseball and Basketball on the men’s side and Cross Country, Golf, and Soccer on the women’s side. Seven Patriots garnered All-American honors this past year while 66 players earned All-Conference recognition. Academically, DBU Athletics set a new program record with a cumulative 3.377 grade point average, and 23 student-athletes received Academic All-Conference accolades. The program also saw 55 student-athletes earn their degree from DBU in 2021-22. “We are so proud of our student-athletes and coaches for their continued commitment to excellence, both in the classroom and the field of competition,” DBU Director of Athletics Connor Smith said. “The hard work and perseverance of our student-athletes and coaches is inspiring, and we cannot wait to see what the Lord has in store for the 2022-23 academic year.” 2021-2022 DBU ATHLETICS HIGHLIGHTS DBU BASEBALL: On the diamond, the DBU Baseball team reached the NCAA Tournament for the eighth consecutive year, making them one of just six teams in the nation to reach the postseason each of the last eight years. DBU finished the season with a 34-24-1 record and were the No. 3 seed at the Austin Regional. MEN’S BASKETBALL: In Men’s Basketball, DBU punched their ticket to the Big Dance for the fifth straight year after posting a 17-12 record and a 10-5 mark in the Lone Star Conference. The Patriots’ fifth consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament makes them one of only seven teams in the nation to advance to the postseason each of the last five years. WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY: The DBU Women’s Cross Country team won their second straight Lone Star Conference Championship in 2021. The Lady Patriots went on to finish 17th at the NCAA National Championships in St. Leo, Florida. It marked the team’s sixth trip to Nationals under Head Coach Jacob Phillips. WOMEN’S GOLF: The Lady Patriots continued their string of dominance, winning the Lone Star Conference Championship for the second straight year and entered the NCAA National Championships ranked the No. 1 team in the nation. After advancing to the NCAA National Championships for the sixth consecutive year, DBU finished atop the Blayne Jones walk-off home plate celebration Isaac Bullard

SUMMER 2022 23 leaderboard at the NCAA National Championships in stroke play competition before falling in medal match play. At season’s end, Jordan Karrh was named the WGCA National Freshman of the Year. WOMEN’S SOCCER: Women’s Soccer also reached the NCAA postseason and completed the most historic season in the history of the program, winning both the Lone Star Conference regular-season title and the South Central Regional Championship in 2021. DBU went on to reach the Final Four for the first time in school history and finished the season with a 20-4 record, marking the first time in school history that DBU posted a 20-win season. MEN’S SOCCER: On the men’s side, the Patriots thrived under first-year head coach Jess Jobe, as DBU finished the season just one win away from reaching the Lone Star Conference Tournament. The Patriots capped off their 2021 campaign with five wins, their most since the 2017 season. DBU STUNT TEAM: In just their third year, the DBU STUNT team made their second consecutive trip to the College STUNT National Championships in San Antonio, Texas, after posting a 7-4 record during the regular season. WOMEN’S TENNIS: The DBU Women’s Tennis team finished their season with a 14-12 record, marking the squad’s sixth consecutive winning season. TRACK & FIELD: Track & Field also saw numerous accolades in 2022 as Madison Brown of the DBU Women’s team received Second Team All-American honors after placing 11th in the 10,000 meters at the NCAA Outdoor National Championships. Brown also competed in the 3,000 meters at the NCAA Indoor National Championships. Jared Gilley reached Indoor and Outdoor NCAA National Championships on the men’s side in the 800 meters, while Noah Metzger competed in the 5,000 meters at the Outdoor Championships. The DBU Women’s Track & Field team capped off their season with a fourth place showing at both the Lone Star Conference Indoor and Outdoor Championships, while the Men placed fifth at the Lone Star Conference Outdoor Championships. WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL: The Lady Patriots posted an impressive 14-8 record under first-year head coach Jordan Fish and qualified for the Lone Star Conference Tournament for the first time in program history where they reached the quarterfinal round. DBU BASS FISHING: The DBU Bass Fishing team looks to continue their summer series as they compete on Saginaw Bay in Bay City, Michigan, with a chance to qualify for the Bassmaster College National Championship. DBU CHEER TEAM: The DBU Cheer Team won their second straight NCA National Championship in 2022, winning the Division II Intermediate All-Girl Division in Daytona Beach, Florida. ESPORTS: The Rocket League and Super Smash Bros teams qualified for the ECAC playoffs for the third consecutive semester. The Super Smash Bros team finished the season ranked #9 out of 70 participating schools. DBU HOCKEY: DBU Hockey finished the season ranked in the top 25 after playing the toughest strength of schedule in the nation. The team also won the inaugural Americans Collegiate Classic with a goal differential of 25-2. LACROSSE: Lacrosse excelled under first-year head coach, Zeb Williams, who led DBU to an historic season and finished as Division II LSA Central Division Champions for the first time in program history. The Patriots reached the LSA Conference Semifinal and received multiple MLCA weekly honors for their 2022 season. DBU PATRIETTES: The Patriettes defended their NDA National Championship, claiming first place in the Division II Pom category in Daytona Beach, Florida. DBU Athletics also announced the launching of a competitive table tennis program that will begin competing during the 2022-23 academic year. The inaugural program will be led by head coach Kyle Drake and will compete as a member of the National Collegiate Table Tennis Association (NCTTA). Be sure to keep up with all of the latest DBU Athletics news and results at Women’s Volleyball Team celebrates

DBU REPORT 24 3000 Mountain Creek Parkway Dallas, Texas 75211-9299 ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Dallas, Texas Permit No. 4715 DBU’s Institute for Global Engagement (IGE) lecture series, in partnership with the World Affairs Council of Dallas/FortWorth, hosted a special conversation with former Attorney General William P. Barr on June 21, in the Hillcrest Great Hall of the John G. Mahler Student Center on the DBU campus. Dr. Adam C. Wright, DBU President, and Liz Brailsford, President and CEO of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/ Fort-Worth, each provided a welcome to the on and off campus guests. Lee Cullum, Dallas journalist and Senior Fellow of the John Tower Center for Political Studies at SMU, served as the moderator for the evening’s discussion. Barr provided personal reflections on serving as Attorney General under Republican Presidents George H.W. Bush and Donald Trump. He also expressed his particular admiration for “the greatest president in my lifetime,” populist President Reagan, who had the ability to unite the Republican coalition and even win over some classical liberal Democrats in 1981 to achieve a decisive victory and inaugurate a new “era.” Barr also commented on the challenges of public education today, recommending a voucher system that gives parents more “purchasing power to go out and select the best school for their kid,” which includes choosing schools rooted in Judeo-Christian values of objective truth. Barr holds an A.B. and M.A. from Columbia University and a J.D. from George Washington University. He spent a decade practicing law at a Washington firm, interrupted by a stint serving in the Reagan White House. President George H.W. Bush successively appointed Barr Assistant Attorney General, Deputy Attorney General, and, finally, the 77th Attorney General. Barr retired in 2008 after fifteen years as general counsel of GTE Corporation and its successor company, Verizon, after which he served on a number of corporate boards and consulted for corporate clients. Barr agreed to serve as the 85th Attorney General for the last two years of President Trump’s term. DBU Institute for Global Engagement and World Affairs Council of DFW Host Former Attorney General William P. Barr