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WINTER 2022–2023 1 DBU Dedicates New Lunsford Trail DBU dedicates Lunsford Trail, in honor of Holt and Kaye Dawn Lunsford and their family, a new onemile footpath filled with Scripture verses that spans the campus, from Ford Village to Nation Hall THE DBU REPORT Winter 2022-23 | vol. 35 no.3

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: Dr. Michael Whiting, Director of Written Content; Exauce Madjibe Dijo, Director of Visual Communications; Mackenzie Lee, Assistant Director of Visual Communications; Abbey Watson, Director of Creative Services; Reagan Ratcliff, Assistant Director of Athletics for Media Relations; Cameron Billings; Rachel Crites; Emmalie Ellis; Kirsten McKimmey; Bethany Sikute. DBU Report, 3000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Texas 752119299.

WINTER 2022–2023 3 4 The DBU Leadership Gala 9 WAB Honors Ruth Award Recipients 10 Lunsford Trail Opens 14 Home on the Hill 18 Winter Commencement 20 Students Pitch Their Big Ideas 21 Patriot Travels 23 News & Notes 28 Athletics The DBU Leadership Gala merged two longstanding traditions, the Russell H. Perry Free Enterprise Award Dinner and the Tom Landry Leadership Award Dinner, into one incredible event! This year’s gala honored Dr. David B. Walls, President and CEO of Austin Industries, with both the Russell Perry and Tom Landry Awards for his standout servant leadership in the marketplace. Pictured on stage, Honorary Dinner Chair and Former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert, Award Recipient Dr. David B. Walls, DBU President Dr. Adam C. Wright, and Dinner Chair and WFAA Chief Meteorologist Pete Delkus.

DBU REPORT 4 More than 1,200 people attended the DBU Leadership Gala Dinner, which was held at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas. 35th ANNUAL DBU LEADERSHIP GALA an Evening of Celebrating Leadership On November 21, DBU hosted the DBU Leadership Gala, a dinner designed to honor outstanding business and civic leaders in North Texas by presenting the Russell H. Perry Free Enterprise Award and the Tom Landry Leadership Award. This year, both awards were presented to Dr. David B. Walls, President and CEO of Austin Industries. Prior to the program, Patriots past and present gathered with friends of DBU to mingle in the beautiful Hilton Anatole Hotel foyer. At seven o’clock, attendees made their way to the ballroom, and DBU students Jacob Strong and Cora Hudgins opened the evening by extending a word of welcome. Following the introduction, a greeting was given by the Chair of the Dinner Pete Delkus, WFAA-TX Chief Meteorologist and DBU Trustee. The evening’s Pledge of Allegiance was led by former Russell H. Perry Free Enterprise Award Recipient Ken Cooper, followed by the singing of the National Anthem led by the DBU Grand Chorus and then a prayer of invocation by Scott Turner, current Chair of the DBU Board of Trustees. Later, DBU students Jeselyn Foster and Cole Dodson introduced the musical performance by the DBU Grand Chorus under the direction of Dr. Bob Brooks, DBU Professor of Music and Director of Ensemble Arts. Following the choir’s performance, attendees heard a word from DBU President Dr. Adam C. Wright as well as the introduction of this year’s honoree by Honorary Dinner Chair Tom Leppert, a former recipient of the Russell H. Perry Free Enterprise Award. Dr. David B. Walls serves as the President and CEO of Austin Industries, the parent company to Austin

WINTER 2022–2023 5 Tom Leppert, Sparkey Beckham, Paul Madeley, Matt Duce, Stephen Mansfield, and Jonny Cantwell John and Valerie Taylor, Laurie Sedwick, Patty and Mark Lovvorn, and David and Cindy Harper Lisa and Jon Skidmore, Lucy and Rick Tubb, and Beth and Kevin Grace Dr. Gary and Sheila Cook Bill and Leah Almquist Key and Katherine Coker Dr. Charles and Mary Ku Lacey Stevenson, Alan Dabdoub, Michelle Dabdoub, and Bryan Stevenson

DBU REPORT 6 Fred and Mary Moses Commercial, Austin Bridge & Road, and Austin Industrial. Additionally, Dr. Walls currently serves as a trustee of Baylor Scott & White Health Care System, the TEXO board, and the board of the Dallas Regional Chamber. He is also co-chair of an independent commission of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association charged with the implementation of a new industrydeveloped Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals (SCTPP) program. Dr. Walls holds a B.S. in Construction Technology from the University of Houston, an M.S. in Building Construction from Texas A&M University, and a Ph.D. in Leadership from Dallas Baptist University. Dr. Walls and his wife, Jana, are members of First Baptist Church in Rockwall, Texas. As the evening came to a close, a prayer of benediction was given by Dr. Steve Swofford, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church Rockwall. In conclusion, the gala was dismissed with the congregational singing of “God Bless America,” led by the DBU Grand Chorus. “We were so pleased this year to honor one of our very own,” explained DBU President Dr. Adam C. Wright. “Dr. Walls is an incredible businessman, generous philanthropist, and civic leader, but most importantly, he is a Christcentered servant leader who puts God first. He loves his family and has been a wonderful blessing to us at DBU.” Nick West, Dr. John Mark Pool, Dr. Millie Cooper, John Mark Pool, Dr. Ken Cooper, and Kaden West Raymond and Marydel Harris with Becky and Mark Wells Dr. Matt Murrah, Jeff Smith, and Gretchen Minyard Williams Martha Edwards, John Dalton, and Kristi Novak Laura and Bob Hefner Patsy Smith, Stacey Beckham Gould, and John Gould

WINTER 2022–2023 7 2021 Clark Hunt 2020 C.T. “Sparkey” and Merrie Beckham 2019 Sam Johnson 2018 Raymond Harris 2017 Orville C. Rogers 2016 Joel Allison 2015 Lee Roy and Tandy Mitchell 2014 Don Hodges 2013 Bob Buford 2012 Vester Hughes 2011 Norm Miller 2010 Wright L. Lassiter, Jr. 2009 Tom Leppert 2008 Drayton McLane, Jr. 2007 Andy and Joan Horner 2006 David A. Dean 2005 Pete Schenkel 2004 Noble Hurley (posthumously) 2003 The Weir Furniture Family RUSSELL H. PERRY FREE ENTERPRISE AWARD 2022 DINNER COMMITTEE Art Alexander Bob Anderson Miles Arnold Zach Bean C.T. “Sparkey” Beckham Jonny Cantwell Judge Oswin Chrisman John Clem Gary Cook Millie Cooper David Dean Daniel Edwards Raymond Harris Marshall Hodge Phil King Stacey Beckham Lake Mark Lovvorn Kaye Dawn Lunsford Fred Moses R. Edwin Pearce Ken Pilgrim Boone Powell, Jr. Ron Skaggs Jon Skidmore, Sr. Shannen Smith Bryan Stevenson Scott Turner Aaron Vann Patty Tarlton Don and Sue Wills Adam C. Wright 2002 George A. Shafer 2001 Mary C. Crowley (posthumously) 2000 Erle Nye 1999 Ross Perot, Jr. 1998 Jim L. Turner 1997 Rodger Meier 1996 W. Forrest Smith 1995 Lonnie ‘Bo’ Pilgrim 1994 Bob Minyard, Liz Minyard, Gretchen Minyard Williams, J.L. Sonny Williams 1993 Boone Powell, Sr., Boone Powell, Jr. 1992 Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper 1991 Tom Landry 1990 Maurice and Ebby Halliday Acers 1989 Trammell Crow 1988 John M. Stemmons, Sr. Dr. Allen and Elaine Schneider TOM LANDRY LEADERSHIP AWARD Previous Recipients 2019 Bill and Bobbie Pinson 2018 David Moon 2017 Paul and Charla Vinyard 2016 Jim Denison 2015 William B. Tolar 2014 Gil Stricklin 2013 Tillie Burgin 2012 Fred Moses 2011 Wayne Stevenson 2010 Jeff Warren 2009 Mike Simpson 2008 Jack Graham 2007 Sam Johnson Scott and Robin Turner Jean and David Dean

DBU REPORT 8 SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS WHO HAVE GIVEN TO SUPPORT STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS LEADERSHIP Austin Industries The Walls Family BENEFACTOR Harold and Mildred Sadler FREEDOM COUNCIL Art and Linda Alexander Mr. and Mrs. C.T. Beckham Meriam Calabria Marshall and Janet Hodge Tim and Peggy Horner Pilgrim Bancorporation (Bank)/ Pilgrim Family Patsy R. Smith Wayne and Thuy Stevenson Jack and Meredith Woodworth ENTERPRISE COUNCIL Bill and Leah Almquist Arcosa, Inc. HighGround Advisors Ronald and Wanda Carter Dallas Business Journal Deans Stepp Law, LLP Frost Bank Gittings Susan Graves Wayne and Kara Hamilton Raymond and Marydel Harris Hillwood Development Company KDC Real Estate Development Kirkland & Ellis, LLP Kaye Dawn and Holt Lunsford Mr. and Mrs. Ted Lyon Elizabeth and Drayton McLane Fred Moses Melanie Rogers/In Loving Memory of Bill Rogers Dr. Allen and Elaine Schneider Bryan and Lacey Stevenson Mary Stuart Betty Turner Sweetie Pies Ribeyes Mark and Becky Wells CHAIRMAN’S BOARD Bob and Dyan Anderson Baylor Scott and White Health BMA Architects Dr. and Mrs. Gary Cook Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Cooper Cooper Clinic David and Jean Dean/Dean International, Inc/ NDMCE Consulting Civil Engineers Elleco Construction First Horizon Bank Greg Harwell Haynes and Boone, LLP Carl and Gail Hefton Hodges Capital JCI Investments, Inc. JMEG, LLC Dr. and Mrs. Charles Ku The Ginger Murchison Foundation R. Edwin and Cheryl Pearce Prestonwood Baptist Church Dorothy Renfrow Mr. and Mrs. William T. Solomon Superior Landscapes Texas Baptists Dan and Julie Turner Jim and Julie Turner UBS Financial Services, Inc. Gretchen Minyard Williams PRESIDENT’S COUNCIL Dr. Greg and Lisa Ammons Miles and Allison Arnold Christy and Stephen Barnes Zach and Brittni Bean Jason and Cyndi Brown/Marketplace Chaplains Linda C. Buford Kevin and Kathleen Cantwell Shelby and Jonny Cantwell Marvin and Julie Carlisle Wong Chan Judge and Mrs. Oswin Chrisman Donna Lin and Jason Chung John and Carole Clem Mrs. Evelyn Collier Dr. and Mrs. David Cook Criswell College Keith and Sarah Crouch Alan Dabdoub/Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann, LLP Dallas Baptist Association/ The Heights Baptist Church Dallas Theological Seminary Matthew and Jaycee Duce Daniel Edwards Martha Edwards Excel Commercial First Baptist Church Dallas Herschel and Cindy Forester Kevin and Beth Grace Kennon and Monica Grose/Kelly Mohorc Guidestone Financial Resources Ryan and Sarah Hefton Jordan and Brooke Kennedy Ed and Melissa Kinkeade Dennis and Gail Linam Mark and Patty Lovvorn/Jay and Laurie Sedwick Claudia and Hubert Martin Pete McCanna Movement|DFW / NXT Move Mr. and Mrs. William H. Moulton, III Matt and Karen Murrah Dan and Andrea Neal Bill and Bobbie Pinson Provider Contract Food Service Rose-Mary Rumbley Pat and Pete Schenkel Scottish Rite for Children Service First Janitorial LLC George Shafer Ronald and Sondra Skaggs Jonathan and Lisa Skidmore Jeff Smith Shannen and Kelly Smith Bobby and Kim Soto Janet Elaine Stoker Dr. Brent Taylor/First Baptist Church at the Fields Dr. and Mrs. Brent A. Thomason Aaron and Kim Vann/Chick-fil-A Weir’s Furniture Village, Inc Dr. Bill and Vicki White Cherry and Roger Williams Dr. and Mrs. Adam C. Wright With Gratitude

WINTER 2022–2023 9 To learn more about the work of the Women’s Auxiliary Board, visit or scan this code. WOMEN’S AUXILIARY BOARD Ruth Awards Christmas Celebration Each year, the Dallas Baptist University Women’s Auxiliary Board hosts their Ruth Awards Luncheon to honor carefully chosen women who exemplify dedication to God, family, others, and Christian education at Dallas Baptist University. The luncheon event was held in the Hillcrest Great Hall of the Mahler Student Center on Wednesday, December 7. President Charla Vinyard began the program with opening remarks and prayer. Following this, the DBU Chamber Singers performed two Christmas selections. Additionally, DBU student Tokyo Garza provided piano music before the luncheon. On behalf of the DBU student body, Mateo Vesce and Lauren Englert welcomed the 330 guests in attendance. Prior to the presentation of the award recipients, DBU President Dr. Adam C. Wright gave his remarks and introduced the Ruth Award to the attendees. Kaye Dawn Lunsford, who served as the Chairperson for the Ruth Awards Luncheon Committee, recognized her committee while DBU students Emma Eidson and Key Coker announced the 2022 Ruth Award recipients. The Women’s Auxiliary Board recognized Frankie Horn (presented by Janis Coffee and Gerald Horn), DBU Provost Dr. Norma Hedin (presented by Kim Watson), and Kimm Wright (presented by Wendell Wright) as this year’s Ruth Award recipients. In closing, Leslie Moulton, who serves as Women’s Auxiliary Board Executive Director, closed the event in a prayer of dedication. Dr. Norma Hedin, Frankie Horn, and Kimm Wright—2022 Ruth Award Recipients DBU First Lady Candice Wright, Ruth Awards Luncheon Chair Kaye Dawn Lunsford, WAB Executive Director Leslie Moulton, and WAB President Charla Vinyard Dr. Gail Linam, John and Nita Ford, and DBU Chancellor Dr. Gary Cook


WINTER 2022–2023 11 DBU is grateful to the many generous friends of the University who throughout the years have donated to various construction projects that have holistically enriched our campus community. Time and time again students who have chosen to make DBU their home express how the beauty of the DBU campus was a major factor inspiring them to apply. Recently Holt and Kaye Dawn Lunsford made a significant donation to University Hill that culminated in the opening of the one-mile Lunsford Trail, a walking and running path that winds around the edge of DBU’s beautiful campus, starting on the east side of campus at Ford Village, weaving behind Horner Ballpark and the townhomes, and finishing on the west side in front of Nation Hall and Swan Lake. As faculty, staff, students, and other friends at the University are able to be refreshed outdoors, enjoy physical recreation and wellness, and follow a scenic path along grassy areas, ponds, and tree groves, they also encounter many Scripture passages along the way to direct their spiritual paths and provide encouragement in their walk with God. Holt Lunsford is Founder and CEO of Holt Lunsford Commercial, a Dallas-based full service commercial real estate company with a values-based, customerfocused approach that provides service in project leasing, tenant representation, property and facility management, accounting, development services, construction management, and insurance consulting. Kaye Dawn formerly served as Chair of the DBU Board of Trustees and is an active leader with the DBU Women’s Auxiliary Board. The Lunsfords have three sons, DBU Dedicates Lunsford Trail, a New 1-Mile Walking Path throughout the DBU Campus Holden, Hayden, and Hutton. Hayden, a graduate of DBU, currently serves as the President of the DBU Alumni Board. “The Lunsford family are special friends to all of us here at DBU,” said DBU President Dr. Adam C. Wright. “It is wonderful to enjoy their vision of this trail that combines the beauty of God’s creation with the beauty of God’s word. It will serve as a challenge and encouragement to thousands of believers for years to come.” Holt and Kaye Dawn Lunsford with Candice and Dr. Adam C. Wright

DBU REPORT 12 “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matthew 6:33 “Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6 “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:6-7

WINTER 2022–2023 13 “He has shown you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28

DBU REPORT 14 HOMECOMING ON THE HILL 2022 What a blessing it is to see Patriots of all ages joining together to celebrate DBU and the Lord’s goodness, marking the week with the annual Homecoming Chapel!

WINTER 2022–2023 15 From the moment Float Tip-Off began on November 15 until the very last Patriot left the Bonfire Bash on the 19, University Hill was alive with the excitement of Homecoming. Every float pomped, banner hung, bowl of chili made, skit practiced, routine perfected, and basketball shot contributed to making the Hill feel like home for Patriots past, present, and future. The week began with the Float Tip-Off on Monday evening as organizations from all across campus braved the cold, dreary weather to bring their float ideas to life. The following evening, the Annual Faculty/ Staff Chili Cook Off warmed the hearts and stomachs of our students and awarded “Chili Willie” with this year’s first-place prize. The sun came out to greet the student body on Wednesday morning just in time for the beloved Homecoming Chapel held outside. Students celebrated our athletic teams and their fall accomplishments, and Dr. Jay Harley honored all DBU alumni in attendance who now serve as a part of our full-time faculty and staff team. The Women’s Auxiliary Board hosted the Homecoming Pepsi Break later that evening to provide warm drinks for individuals working hard on their floats. Not new to campus, but a new addition to the Homecoming Week festivities, the 34th Annual Turkey Trot was held on Thursday with a new and improved 3K route made possible by the beautiful new Lunsford Trail. A reception held at the finish line celebrated participants of both the 5K run and 3K walk with food trucks and fellowship. On Friday, the Student Life Office hosted the crowdfavorite Mr. Patriot competition wherein four young men battle for the notorious cap and coat. Laughs could be heard all across the top of the Hill as the contestants did their best to show off their musical abilities, dancing skills, and skit-writing talents. While each contestant left everything out on the stage, the judges ultimately crowned Jaret V. Grayson as the 2022 Mr. Patriot. Pats of All Ages Celebrate Together

DBU REPORT 16 Patriots from far and wide gathered together on the Hill for Saturday’s alumni receptions, parade, Patriot Rally, Alumni Awards, and basketball game. Additionally, DBU also welcomed potential future Patriots onto campus for Admission’s Patriot Preview. Beginning at 9:00 a.m., alumni were given the opportunity to reconnect with individuals from their college of study prior to the parade, which began at 3:00 p.m. Tau Alpha Phi and Alpha Delta Kappa earned first place for their combined float, but it was undeniable that each entry displayed true craftsmanship, creativity, and individuality. At the Patriot Rally, the Alumni Association honored Bryan Stevenson as the 2022 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year and recognized Dr. Gus Reyes as the Honorary Alumnus of the Year. Bryan Stevenson is a 1995 DBU graduate and has served as Chief Legal Officer of Arcosa Inc. since 2018 overseeing Arcosa’s Legal, Compliance, EHS, Public Affairs, and ESG departments. Dr. Gus Reyes currently serves as the Director of Hispanic Partnerships at DBU and serves on the Board of Directors at the Spanish Baptist Publishing House and the Board of Directors at California Baptist University.

WINTER 2022–2023 17 Head Basketball Coach Dr. Blake Flickner readied the crowd for the game that night, and the Patriettes Dance Team and DBU Cheer Team proudly led the DBU fight song. During halftime, DBU recognized the candidates for the Homecoming Court, awarded each class’ winning representatives, and crowned Tiffany Padilla and Bohn Crain as the 2022 DBU Homecoming King and Queen. The cherry on top of a week full of DBU spirit was the Patriots’ 84-53 win over Newman University. Following the game, Homecoming Week was brought to a close at the Bonfire Bash as fans celebrated the win, gathered together around warm fire pits. To stay up to date on all alumni festivities, please be sure to visit or follow the DBU Alumni Association on Facebook and Instagram—@DBUAlumni. Bryan Stevenson, 2022 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year, and Dr. Gus Reyes, 2022 Honorary Alumnus of the Year

DBU REPORT 18 During DBU’s 2022 Winter Commencement Services, which celebrated 347 new graduates—19 doctoral, 123 graduate, and 205 undergraduate—Council for Christian Colleges & Universities President Shirley V. Hoogstra was awarded the honorary Doctor of Humanities and spoke during the morning service. Additionally, DBU welcomed DBU alumnus Dr. Mamo Ishida to speak at the 3:00 p.m. commencement service. In her address at the 10:00 a.m. service, Dr. Hoogstra encouraged the new graduates to be like Daniel. The Old Testament prophet modeled a prayerful life and remained faithful to God in challenging times, standing out DR. HOOGSTRA RECEIVES HONORARY DOCTORATE AT DBU’S WINTER COMMENCEMENT with courage and serving with excellence in the midst of his surrounding culture. Dr. Hoogstra became the seventh president of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities in 2014. During her tenure as president, Hoogstra has led initiatives in developing an online course-sharing consortium and has focused on expanding ethnic diversity, accessibility, and inclusion on CCCU campuses. Dr. Hoogstra also serves on the steering committee for the Washington Higher Ed Secretariat, is a leader for the Evangelical Immigration Table, and serves on the boards of the American Council on Education, the National Association of Evangelicals, and Trinity Forum. She has received honorary doctorate degrees from Gordon College and Nyack College and was the recipient of the Nina Griggs Gunter Servant Leadership Award, the Lifetime Education Impact Award (National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference), and the Keepers of the American Dream Award (National Immigration Forum). Dr. Hoogstra is a regular speaker across the country and is a courageous advocate for Christian higher education. Dr. Hoogstra achieved her bachelor’s degree in education at Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Dr. Shirley V. Hoogstra was awarded the honorary Doctor of Humanities and spoke during the morning service.

WINTER 2022–2023 19 Michigan, and a Juris Doctor degree, with honors, from the University of Connecticut School of Law. Before the Lord called her back into Christian higher education, she practiced law for more than a decade in New Haven, Connecticut, before serving as president of the New Haven County Bar Association. Dr. Mamo Ishida met Jesus Christ as a student at DBU, developed a heart for Christ-like service in various leadership roles on campus, and is now carrying His Savior’s example of servant leadership into university classrooms and halls of learning as a teacher in his home country of Japan. Upon arriving to University Hill, Dr. Ishida was impacted by the spiritual life of the DBU campus and began attending Bible studies to befriend American students. During a chapel service, he encountered the love of God in the words of the song “As the Deer” based on Psalm 42. Dr. Ishida started reading about Jesus in the English-Japanese Bible that he had received as a part of DBU’s Intensive English Program and surrendered his life to Christ. Previously, Dr. Ishida completed his master’s degree in higher education at DBU. During the afternoon’s service, Dr. Ishida received his Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership.

DBU REPORT 20 2022 Big Idea Challenge Awards Glatzl, Rodriguez, and Cook win 1st Place for “Our Journey” Dallas Baptist University hosted the latest Big Idea Challenge (BIC) on the DBU campus in December. This event allows students to pitch their creative ideas to an esteemed panel of judges. The BIC encompasses the Business as a Mission principle that DBU embraces. “Through the Big Idea Challenge, we encourage students to apply what they are learning in the classroom to proactively find solutions and opportunities to join God in His work of restoring creation,” says Dr. Ross O’Brien, Professor of Management and Director of The Center for Business as Mission. “This year’s event was a great example of how students are creatively addressing issues like protecting the environment, alleviating stress and anxiety, and supporting social businesses.” This year’s first-place grand prize was awarded to the team of Morgan Glatzl, Marina Rodriguez, and Tiara Cook for “Our Journey,” a student mentoring program where freshmen will be paired with upperclassmen to help them navigate college life. “I came up with my idea because of my experience going into college. I originally started at a different public university, but since I came from a private Christian school for my K-12 education, I had a major culture shock. I didn’t know anyone on campus, had trouble making friends, and overall felt really lonely,” Morgan shares. “The app was inspired by this feeling. I wanted to come up with some way to prevent that terrible feeling in freshmen across the country. That’s how Our Journey was born!” Keaton May and Ben Huteson walked away with second place for their hurricane prediction technology idea, “Triton.” These two are no strangers to the Big Idea Challenge, as they won first place in fall 2021 for their Big Idea “Brightlife,” a non-toxic spray formula that will make trees glow to cut down on electricity used in urban areas. Third place was given to Samuel Isai and Cesar Olvera for their idea for a platform called “Do-Gooder” that connects consumers with social brands that would allow them to support the brands that appeal to their personal interests and needs. The 2022 BIC judges listened to each pitch and awarded these top three teams with cash prizes and matching scholarships provided by The Lion’s Den DFW. DBU was encouraged by all of the passionate ideas that have the potential to solve large problems in our society. Tish Hearne, Event Judge and Higher Education Program Director, winning team Morgan Glatzl, Marina Rodriguez, Tiara Cook, and Kurt Knapton, Event Judge, Investor and Strategic Advisor at Realm Resources, and member of the Lion’s Den DFW team Tish Hearne (l) and Kurt Knapton (r) with second place winners Ben Huteson and Keaton May

WINTER 2022–2023 21 Pats Around the World Winter ‘23 In the midst of the Christmas and New Year festivities, over 80 students and staff members took the opportunity to travel the world through the four trips DBU offered in December and January. Whether taking part in an academic, mission, and activity-oriented trip, our DBU students were busy learning, serving, and hitting the slopes all winter break. Spain Thirteen DBU students and two DBU staff members began their year serving at Alfa y Omega Colegio in Dénia, Spain. Each day, Patriots worked at the school with infants through students in grade 10. These DBU students helped the children learn English through Bible stories, games, and crafts. Some Patriots were even given opportunities to share their testimonies with the older students. A week full of joyful laughter and tearful goodbyes, the Lord’s faithfulness was evident in Spain throughout this mission trip.

DBU REPORT 22 Rome and Athens The 21 students and four staff members who traveled all the way to Rome and Athens were able to experience many of the well-known settings referenced in the writings of Paul, Plato, Caesar, and Cicero. Surrounded by the sounds of the bustling city, students were given the opportunity to visit the Colosseum and Sistine Chapel, travel to Athens, explore the lively Acropolis, experience historic Mars Hill, and more. Israel To walk where Jesus walked is a profound experience. Over the winter break, 16 students from all walks of life joined Dr. Jon Choi and Dr. Shelly Melia on DBU’s beloved travel study trip to Israel. As they explored the Holy Land, students were given the opportunity to be re-baptized in the Jordan River, stand in awe on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, imagine Jesus’s teachings on the very grounds He taught them, and watch as countless Bible stories came to life before their eyes. Colorado What better way to kick off the New Year than skiing alongside fellow members of the Patriot family? Twenty-two students and four DBU staff members traveled to Copper Mountain, Colorado, to learn how to ski, explore exciting routes down the mountain, and spend time with friends old and new. While a number of students took the opportunity to fulfill their physical education course requirement, all in attendance were able to experience the beauty of God’s creation from atop Colorado’s stunning, snowy mountains.

WINTER 2022–2023 23 NEWS&NOTES CHRISTMAS ON THE HILL From the moment the Christmas tree was lit on November 28, University Hill was alive with the excitement of Christmas. A most beloved time for students, faculty, staff, and alumni alike, Christmas on the Hill is a week like no other. Together, the Patriot family celebrated the birth of our Savior and rejoiced in the joy of the Christmas season through the annual Christmas Tree Lighting, the College of Fine Arts Christmas Festival, the Patriettes Christmas Showcase, DBU Chapel Worship’s Christmas Night of Worship, Student Life and Rec Life’s “Reindeer Games,” and more.

DBU REPORT 24 Each year, as a small act of gratitude that can only begin to express our thankfulness, Dallas Baptist University’s Veteran and Military Services Center hosts an on-campus Veterans Day luncheon in honor of DBU HONORS LOCAL VETERANS DURING ANNUAL VETERANS DAY LUNCH those who have served our country in years past. This year’s luncheon welcomed 48 Veterans and their guests to share a meal and enjoy this year’s program. Jonathan Teat, DBU’s Vice President for Administration and Enrollment, welcomed all those in attendance and opened the program with prayer. This was followed by the singing of the National Anthem and reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance, led by Samuel Jones, Veteran and DBU’s VA Certifying Official. Chris Deckard, United States Air Force Veteran and DBU’s Director of Military and Veteran Services, recognized each Veteran represented, thanking them for the sacrifices they had made. DBU welcomed Charles Crouch as this year’s Veterans Day Lunch speaker. Crouch is a former Navy Seal who strives to “live with intention, passion, and purpose.” Following Crouch’s message, Jason Williams, DBU’s Associate Vice President for Enrollment, brought the luncheon to a close with final remarks and prayer. Director of Military Veteran Services Chris Deckard, guest speaker and author of “A Leader After God’s Own Heart” Charles Crouch, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Jason Williams DR. MICHAEL TORRES SERVES AS KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR ANNUAL DR. HERBERT ROBBINS RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM Keynote speaker Dr. Michael Torres delivers an address to a room of DBU students and faculty Each year, the Dr. Herbert Robbins Research Symposium aims to provide students with the opportunity to hear from renowned keynote speakers, alumni, and research organizations, and also a platform to share their personal research. Dr. Herbert Robbins faithfully taught on campus from 1979 until his retirement in 1997 and remained a friend of the University until his passing in 2000. This year’s symposium was comprised of a two day, on-campus event. On Friday evening, students were able to hear from two current DBU students, one DBU partner organization, and two alumni members including Dr. Michael Torres who served as the event’s keynote speaker. After graduating from DBU in 2006, Dr. Torres went on to complete extensive studies in the field of cancer research and currently serves as Entrepreneurin-Residence at the Texas Medical Center Innovation. On Saturday, symposium members heard presentations from DBU Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Jonathan Cooper and three current students and concluded the event by hearing from Dr. Torres once again.

WINTER 2022–2023 25 Each year, DBU honors one professor who displays the heart of a servant leader both in and out of the classroom. This year, DBU is proud to recognize Dr. Sue Kavli as the 2022 Piper Outstanding Professor of the Year. Dr. Kavli has dedicated her life to share God’s love through the way she teaches, serves, and loves her students and peers. “Dr. Kavli serves the Lord and others in truly remarkable ways,” says Dr. Gail Linam, a long-time friend of Dr. Kavli. “Sue is dedicated to all that really matters in her commitment and service to a needy world. With her, love shared is love multiplied.” Prior to coming to DBU, Dr. Sue Kavli served alongside her husband of 43 years, Steve, fulfilling the Great Commission halfway across the world. Two years after getting married, Dr. Kavli and Steve were appointed by the Southern Baptist Foreign Mission Board (now the IMB) to serve in Thailand. With the help of a fellow missionary friend, Dr. Kavli was able to lead the business efforts of Thai Country Trim, an indigenous women’s ministry that sold handmade Christmas ornaments to strategic suppliers in the U.S. and beyond. This business model that Dr. Kavli spearheaded is still blessing creative Thai designers and continues to bring in much needed revenue for their families. In addition to her business guidance, the Kavlis’ tenure in Thailand also included a large emphasis on women’s prison ministry. As the Kavlis faithfully served and obeyed the Lord, many women placed their trust in Jesus. After the Lord called the Kavlis back to the States, Dr. Kavli served as the IT Director and Professor of Math and Computer Sciences at Brevard College in North Carolina. When her parents’ health began to decline, Dr. Kavli and Steve moved to the DallasFort Worth Metroplex and were drawn to University Hill. On August 8, 2005, then-President Dr. Gary Cook invited Dr. Kavli to become part of the full-time faculty team. Now, in addition to her time spent in the classroom, Dr. Kavli also serves as the Associate Dean and Director of Research in the Cook School of Leadership. “I, along with everyone in the CSL, marvel at all Dr. Kavli is capable of doing,” says Dr. Jack Goodyear, Dean of the Cook School of Leadership. “Not only is she top notch in the knowledge of her field and an excellent professor, but she goes above and beyond what is required, meeting with students whenever is best for them, demanding excellence while also offering encouragement.” Dr. Kavli and Steve are active members of Matthew Road Baptist Church in Grand Prairie. Over the years, Dr. Kavli has helped lead various church and women’s conferences, events, Bible studies, and outreach opportunities. Additionally, the Kavlis have spent every Thanksgiving Day for the last 10 years serving with Tillie Burgin and Mission Arlington. Together, Dr. Kavli and Steve have two daughters, Rebecca and Sarah. DBU HONORS DR. SUE KAVLI AS 2022 PIPER OUTSTANDING PROFESSOR OF THE YEAR

DBU REPORT 26 Dr. Carl Trueman, an esteemed church historian, has in recent years become more well-known as a cultural commentator on the moral crises facing Western culture, particularly in analyzing the historical idolization of sexual identity and the erosion of any sense of transcendent divine authority. Dr. Trueman visited the DBU campus for the first time as the featured speaker of the fall’s Institute for Global Engagement lecture series. In his chapel message to DBU students, Dr. Trueman illumined the common nature of temptation. In our own time, and especially through the power of technology, Western moral culture has been steadily eroding by redefining what it means to be a human being and through deifying sexual identity preference because a world without God provides no grander, metaphysical purpose or a common ethic for human life and relationships. Dr. Trueman continued his remarks at a luncheon attended by DBU faculty and staff where he discussed the ways that technology has increasingly diminished our view of external authority. Dr. Trueman advised Christian leaders to think pastorally and philosophically about the implications of technological change and its ubiquitous impact on shaping psychological, social, and spiritual conditions. In closing, he stressed the critical need for building healthy community and ministry that is locally re-centered. Dr. Carl Trueman is professor of Biblical and Religious Studies at Grove City College. He is a graduate of the Universities of Cambridge and Aberdeen and has taught on the faculties of the Universities of Nottingham and Aberdeen and Westminster Theological Seminary. Most recently, he was the William E. Simon Visiting Fellow in Religion and Public Life in the James Madison Program at Princeton University. Dr. Trueman is the author of numerous books, most notably The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution. DR. CARL TRUEMAN SPEAKS AT FALL IGE LECTURE SERIES DR. STEPHEN MANSFIELD NAMED NEW COLLEGE OF BUSINESS DEAN Dr. Stephen Mansfield has been appointed as the new Dean of the College of Business and a Senior Advisor to the President for Strategy and Innovation at Dallas Baptist University. Dr. Mansfield served as President and CEO of Methodist Health System in Dallas from 2006 to 2019. Before joining Methodist in 2006, Dr. Mansfield served for seven years as President and CEO of St. Vincent Health System based in Little Rock, Arkansas, and for 23 years in various executive roles with Baptist Memorial Health System in Memphis. Dr. Mansfield has received numerous awards and accolades through the years for his commitment to the community, including the Health Award for Meritorious Service by the Dallas County Medical Society (2020); the honorary Doctor of Humanities from Dallas Baptist University (2019); the Lifetime Achievement Award from D Magazine; the Distinguished Business Leader Award from the Texas Association of Business (2015); Health Executive of the Year from the Dallas Business Journal (2014); the DBU-Oak Cliff Good Samaritan Award (2007); and Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young (2009). Dr. Mansfield continues to serve on a variety of local and regional boards and is Past-Chairman of the Dallas Regional Chamber. Dr. Mansfield holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee at Martin, and a bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Ottawa University. He and his wife, Marilyn, have one daughter. “We are thrilled beyond words that Dr. Mansfield has agreed to join the DBU Family in this strategic role,” said Dr. Adam Wright, DBU President. “He will bring to DBU a wealth of leadership experience, business insight, and proven Christian character into his new calling.”

WINTER 2022–2023 27 This fall DBU launched the Ministry Fellowship Program, a new initiative designed to combine rigorous academic engagement with practical ministry training in local churches. Directed by Dr. Shelly Melia, Associate Dean of DBU’s Graduate School of Ministry, and in partnership with the DBU Graduate Affairs department, participants in the program are able to earn graduate course credit while participating in church residency programs. “The Ministry Fellowship Program was developed out of DBU’s desire to be a Kingdom resource to churches who either already have a residency or internship program or are in the process of developing one,” says Dr. Melia. “Through this effort, we hope to be able to provide theological education alongside the valuable practical experience a resident is getting while serving in the local church.” Already, more than a dozen churches have signed up to participate in this program. Champion Forest Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, served as one of the pioneers of the program and has 5 students currently earning course credit while also gaining valuable hands-on ministry experience. “We are thrilled to see the response of churches like Champion Forest to this program,” explained Dr. Dan Gibson, DBU Vice President for Graduate Affairs. “We pray that in the years to come, we will be able to partner with more and more churches who offer residency programs so that students can earn academic credit for the amazing work they are already doing in serving others.” The Ministry Fellowship Program offers many specializations in ministry through the various Advanced Certificates that are not easily found in other graduate-level ministry training programs. These Advanced Certificates include earning credentials in Children’s Ministry Leadership, Christian Counseling, Education Ministry Leadership, Family Ministry Leadership, Global Leadership, Special Needs Children’s Ministry, Theological Studies, and Worship Studies. DBU OFFERS NEW MINISTRY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM The Avenue Church Community Life Duncanville’s First Baptist Church El Buen Pastor Christian Church Fielder Church Champion Forest Baptist Church Cornerstone Baptist Church Cross Creek Church First Baptist Church Cleburne First Baptist Church Burleson First Baptist Church Kaufman First Baptist Church McKinney The Heights Igreja Baptista Brasileira Central Lola Missionary Baptist Church King’s Covenant Church Longbranch Community Baptist Church Oak View Baptist Church Northwest Bible Church Northwood Church PIB Florida Rush Creek Church Stonegate Church Valley Ranch Baptist Church Dr. Shelly Melia, Associate Dean I I 214.333.5943 CHURCH PARTNERSHIPS DBU recently had a formal signing on the DBU Campus for the Ministry Fellowship Program agreement with Champion Forest Baptist Church. Pictured left are Champion Forest Pastor, Dr. Jarrett Stephens (center right); along with DBU President Dr. Adam C. Wright (center left), along with (l-r) Dr. Blanton Feaster, DBU Assistant Vice President for Graduate Affairs; Dr. Shelly Melia, Associate Dean of the DBU Graduate School of Ministry; Dr. Brent Thomason, Dean of the DBU Graduate School of Ministry; and Dr. Dan Gibson, DBU Vice President for Graduate Affairs.

DBU REPORT 28 PATRIOTATHLETICS PATRIOT ATHLETICS CAPS OFF HISTORIC FALL SEASON The DBU Athletic program is coming off one of the most decorated fall seasons in program history. Both the Women’s Cross Country and Women’s Soccer teams captured Lone Star Conference titles, and three teams reached the NCAA postseason including Women’s Cross Country, Women’s Soccer, and Volleyball. Additionally, both the Women’s Golf and Women’s Soccer teams were each ranked No. 1 in the nation during the fall season. The Patriots also saw six players earn All-American honors in the fall of 2022 and 26 garner All-Lone Star Conference recognition. Academically, three student-athletes claimed Academic All-American honors, and three were also named the Academic Player of the Year in their respective sports in the Lone Star Conference. Below is a breakdown of each team’s standout performances during the fall season. MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY • Posted a second place finish at the Lone Star Conference Championship. • Noah Metzger was named the Lone Star Conference Men’s Cross Country Academic Runner of the Year. WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY • Won their third consecutive Lone Star Conference title. • Recorded their top finish in school history at the NCAA National Championship in Seattle, Washington, where they finished 14th. • Madison Brown earned All-American honors after crossing the finish line in 21st place in a field of 262 runners at the NCAA National Championship. • Brown was also tabbed the Lone Star Conference Women’s Cross Country Academic Runner of the Year. • Jacob Phillips was named the Lone Star Conference Coach of the Year for the third consecutive year. Women’s Cross Country celebrates LSC Championship

WINTER 2022–2023 29 CHAMPIONS FOR CHRIST WOMEN’S GOLF • Finished the fall season ranked No. 1 in the nation. • The Lady Patriots won three tournaments during the fall season. MEN’S SOCCER • Reached the Lone Star Conference Tournament for the first time in school history after finishing in second place in the conference standings. • Peyton Voelker broke the school record for goals in a season and led the Lone Star Conference in goals with 11. • Payton Franklin and Ethan Unger became the first Academic AllAmericans in program history. WOMEN’S SOCCER • Won both the regular-season and the tournament championships in the Lone Star Conference. • Made their eighth consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament. • One of just three teams from across the nation to reach the Sweet 16 each of the last four years. • Finished the season ranked No. 7 in the nation. • Michelle Gonzalez and Rachel Allen were each named All-Americans. • Marcus Wood was named the Lone Star Conference Coach of the Year in his first season at the helm. • Parker Coe was tabbed the Lone Star Conference Freshman of the Year. • DBU led the Lone Star with eight All-Lone Star Conference selections. VOLLEYBALL • Set a school-record for wins with 25 and earned their first-ever at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. • Reached the finals of the Lone Star Conference tournament after finishing second in the Lone Star Conference regular-season standings. • AJ Koele, Lauryn Burt, and Shaylee Shore each earned All-American honors. • AJ Koele was tabbed the South Central Region Player of the Year. • Lauryn Burt was named both the Lone Star Conference Setter of the Year and Newcomer of the Year. • Leah Palensky earned Lone Star Conference Academic Player of the Year honors. WOMEN’S TENNIS • Angela Charles-Alfred became the third player in school history to earn a bid to the ITA Cup where she was one of 16 players from across the nation to compete in Rome, Georgia. Olivia Mitchell Angela Charles-Alfred Peyton Voelker Women’s Soccer clinches LSC title Volleyball wins at LSC Tournament

DBU REPORT 30 Chris Young, Vice President and General Manager of the Texas Rangers, headlined the 31st Annual Patriot Baseball Banquet on February 10 at Dallas Baptist University. Young, who spent 13 years in the Major Leagues, won a World Series title with the Kansas City Royals in 2015 and was named the General Manager of the Rangers in 2020, shared his journey through baseball, reliving some of the highlights of his career, and also discussing the future of the Texas Rangers. A two-sport standout in baseball and basketball at Princeton University, Young was a third round pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2000. Following trades to the Montreal Expos and Texas Rangers, Young broke into the Major Leagues with the Rangers in 2004. After two seasons in Texas, he spent the next five years with the San Diego Padres, making a trip to the 2006 National League Division Series, and then two seasons with the New York Mets. After battling injuries that forced him to miss the entire 2013 season, Young was named Major League Baseball’s Comeback Player of the Year in 2014, when he went 12-9 with a 3.65 ERA for the Seattle Mariners. In 2015, Young joined the Kansas City Royals and was a key figure in their World Series title. Following his playing career, Young was hired in the Major League Commissioner’s office and eventually promoted to Vice President of On-Field Operations. In December 2020, Young transitioned from his role as an MLB executive to become the General Manager of the Texas Rangers. During the evening, DBU Head Baseball Coach Dan Heefner shared his thoughts on the upcoming season and his 2023 Patriot team that returns 18 lettermen from a team that reached the NCAA postseason for the eighth consecutive year as the No. 3 seed at the Austin Regional. DBU also welcomes a recruiting class that features 21 newcomers. Dr. Gary Cook was also honored with the Patriot Legend Award. Dr. Cook was elected President of Dallas Baptist University in April 1988 and served for 28 years as president until June 2016. He currently serves as Chancellor of Dallas Baptist University. During Dr. Cook’s thirty-five years of faithful service, Patriot Baseball has reached new heights. Dr. Cook has been an ardent supporter and champion of DBU Baseball and has served as a mentor to many coaches, administrators, and players over the years. Keep up with all of the action this year by visiting or following the team on social media—@DBU_Baseball. Season ticket packages are available at Texas Rangers’ GM Chris Young Headlines 31st Annual Patriot Baseball Banquet Patriot Head Baseball Coach Dan Heefner and DBU Chancellor Dr. Gary Cook, who was honored with the 2023 Patriot Legend Award Texas Rangers GM Chris Young with Reagan Ratcliff, DBU Associate Director of Athletics for Media Relations

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DBU REPORT 32 3000 Mountain Creek Parkway Dallas, Texas 75211-9299 ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Dallas, Texas Permit No. 4715 In partnership with the World Affairs Council of DFW, Dallas Baptist University hosted former Secretary of State and former CIA Director Mike Pompeo on January 27 for a special evening lecture event sponsored by The Institute for Global Engagement. It was an exciting opportunity to hear Pompeo share stories and insights about the challenges of serving under the Trump administration in two high-capacity leadership roles involving American foreign policy and intelligence. The conversation of the evening centered around Pompeo’s new book Never Give an Inch: Fighting for the America I Love. Liz Brailsford, President and CEO of the World Affairs Council of DFW, served as the moderator for the lecture event held in the Hillcrest Great Hall. During the stimulating discussion, Pompeo fielded questions about the struggles he experienced in leading thousands of employees in the State Department, many who disagreed with President Trump’s foreign policies. Pompeo also shared his thoughts about the U.S. push to withdraw from Afghanistan, the continuing crisis in Ukraine, and global threats against religious liberty. The conversation with Pompeo concluded by his sharing the foundational leadership lesson of listening to others, which he learned during his first assignment as a platoon lieutenant serving in West Germany in the ‘80s. “I’ve tried to make sure I take those around me seriously and listen to them. If we would all do that a little more, even if we do not happen to agree, listening is a good thing for us all to remind ourselves to do.” To stay updated on the latest IGE events, visit “I’ve tried to make sure I take those around me seriously and listen to them. If we would all do that a little more, even if we do not happen to agree, listening is a good thing for us all to remind ourselves to do.” Never Give an Inch: An Evening with Mike Pompeo