Home on the Hill 2023

aerial view of homecoming 2023
alumni talking in the alumni tent at homecoming

University Hill lit up for Homecoming 2023, buzzing with activity for students, nostalgia for alumni, and excitement for all! From the Float Tip-Off Party to mark the official start of the week to the last few moments of the Bonfire Bash after the basketball game, Patriot spirit was at an all-time high.  

Throughout the week, the Quad came alive with music, food, and laughter as student organizations built floats in preparation for Saturday's Parade and the annual Mr. Patriot competition.  

Saturday was the culmination of the week's excitement, kicking off with college and athletic team receptions where alumni were able to connect with old friends and former professors before heading out to encircle the top of campus for the parade. After the Parade, the entire DBU Family had a chance to honor the 2023 Distinguished Alumnus and Honorary Alumna of the Year.

Distinguished Alumnus and Honorary Alumna of the Year

Ted Hebert and Helen Rasberry with alumni awards

Ted Hebert

Ted Hebert graduated from DBU in the 1990s where he also met his wife, Beth. He joined Fidelity in 1995 in the Professional Services Group, FIAM, and Workplace Investing, and then in 2012 joined the Consultant Relations team where he helped to grow and maintain consultant relationships in the Midwest and Central U.S. region. Ted also has served as an adjunct professor in DBU's College of Business since 2022.

Helen Rasberry

Helen Rasberry came to DBC and served as Secretary and Administrative Assistant to Dr. Marvin Watson in the late 1970s. She later became active at First Baptist Fredericksburg along with her husband, Benny. For the next 20 years, Benny served on the Texas Baptist Mission Foundation Advisory Board, and the two became very involved in the Baptist General Convention. The Rasberrys then moved to North Texas where they became active members at First Baptist Church in Lewisville for the next 14 years.

Ending the Homecoming Celebrations with a Win

In front of a Burg full of roaring cheers, the Patriot Basketball team's win over Southwestern Oklahoma State was the cherry on top of a perfect week, celebrated afterwards at the annual Bonfire Bash.

Homecoming 2023 was truly a celebration of unity, Patriot pride, and the enduring connections that define the DBU experience, leaving everyone with memories to cherish and a sense of homecoming spirit that lingered long after the week ended.

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Written by Dallas Baptist University