Commencement Box

DBU Honors Its 172 Summer Graduates with “Graduation-in-a-box” and Facebook Ceremony

This year's August commencement was unique in so many ways, but a pandemic could not stop DBU from making sure its graduates felt valued and honored for all their accomplishments.

Dr. Wright Helps Students Move In

Welcoming New and Returning Students to the DBU Campus

Fall classes have begun on University Hill in what is sure to be an extraordinary semester in the school's history. The largest incoming class moved into their new residence halls, attended small group discipleship sessions, participated in service projects, and enjoyed some safe fun in preparation for the return of all the students for the first week of classes and Chapel services.

DBU Undergraduate Website

New DBU Undergraduate Website Guides Users from Online Exploration to Move-In Day

In response to the digital communication needs of today’s current college-seekers, DBU recently completed a design makeover of its Undergraduate Admissions webpages to provide for users a more navigable, holistic, and visually appealing connection with a personalized touch.

Pilgrim Chapel

Church Fundraising During Times of Economic Hardship: A Panel Discussion

Ryan Jespersen, Director of Denominational Relations at DBU, recently hosted a virtual panel which addressed the topic of church fundraising during times of economic hardships.

DBU Career Services

Center for Career and Professional Development Adapts its Services for DBU Patriots

Organizations have had to be adaptive and creative in these difficult times to continue providing their much needed services. It has been the distinct mission of DBU's Center for Career & Professional Development to help students find and fulfill God's calling for their life through, and the center continues to do so as they look towards the coming semester.

Prayer Statue

Model of Prayer: Sculptor Remembers Creating Mahler Prayer Statue

Next to the Mahler Student Center on the DBU campus, a bronze sculpture depicts a man kneeling at a chair, bent over an open Bible, his head cradled in his hand as he fervently petitions God. Be it a prayer for guidance, for peace, or for healing; whichever his petitions may be, the man in the sculpture inspires the viewer with a sacred moment captured by Texas-based artist Bridgette Mongeon.

Global Community Forum

DBU's Global Community Virtual Forum Supports 26 Partnering Schools Around the World

On July 15-17, 2020, DBU hosted its inaugural three-day Forum Broadcast with 26 Global Community school partners in lieu of the canceled on-campus conference. In 2019, DBU established the Global Community to serve as an international consortium that strengthens partnerships around the world with educational entities who are striving to produce the next generation of leaders.

John Lewis

The Honorable John Robert Lewis: A Statesman, Civil Rights Leader, and One Who Walked with the Wind

During the time given to him, John Lewis gave immeasurably. He did for others what they could not do for themselves, he spoke with moral clarity on the things that matter most, and his entire life became a force for good.

C.T. Vivian

The Reverend Cordy "C.T." Vivian: Civil Rights Activist, Pastor, Man of Moral Courage

At a time when our nation suffers from a dearth of leadership at the highest levels, C.T. Vivian's life demonstrates how one can leave a legacy of bettering the lives of others. He will be a man spoken well of, not just today or at political rallies or during election cycles, but for all of human history.

Micaela Lamb

The Road Ahead: Serving God’s Kingdom as an Accountant

Recruited by DBU to run for the cross country and track and field teams, Micaela Lamb has now crossed the finish line with her awarded degree but her race to continue growing in her relationship with God goes on in her new job starting this fall working for one of the four largest public accounting firms in the world.

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A Model of Leadership in Ministry

When it came time to choose his dissertation research in DBU's doctoral program, Dr. Bryan Price considered the challenges of his own pastoral context and was inspired to study the leadership of the late Civil Rights activist and pastor Gardner C. Taylor.

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DBU Alum Dr. Cheryl Goodwin: Leading Relationship Workers in the Fourth Industrial Age

DBU Alum Dr. Cheryl Goodwin hopes that her research on leading relationship workers will contribute to a much larger conversation on leadership challenges and opportunities in a society steadily moving toward greater automation and machine learning.

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Prepared to Answer Faith's Hardest Questions

Along his vocational path, Dr. von Helms has encountered honest but common questions posed to the Christian faith by culture and recognized that young believers from evangelical backgrounds, much like he was, are not often prepared to handle them.

Bulin Family

Andrew and Aubra Bulin: DBU Alumni Called to Japan

On March 11, 2011, a magnitude-9 earthquake devastated northeastern Japan and unleashed a savage tsunami whose effects reverberated throughout the world. The impact of that earthquake was also felt in the hearts of people far away, including DBU alumni Andrew and Aubra Bulin, for whom the crisis served as God’s clear calling to send them to Japan.

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Brother Bill's Helping Hand

In the wake of disruption, many organizations have been forced to adapt their approach so as to continue providing much-needed services while protecting the health of their staff and the people they serve. Among these are local non-profit ministries like Brother Bill's Helping Hand, which has been serving the West Dallas and Oak Cliff communities for many years.

Sastry

The Commissional Corner from a Master's to a Doctorate

Meet Dr. Sastry Meesala, a DBU graduate from the Masters in Global Leadership program who now holds a Ph.D. in Missions and Islamic Studies.

Meredith Tompkins

Tuning into an Alumna's Passion for Music

"My greatest passion is to inspire, train, and encourage new generations of musicians; more than anything else, this has driven me to become a better performer and teacher," DBU Alumna Meredith Tompkins shared. Born and raised in Midland, Texas, Meredith grew up in a musical family and eventually gravitated to studying music herself.

Mark David

DBU Alumnus Serves Those in Times of Grief

Mark David prays every day that he can be a light in his corporate settings, demonstrating excellence in service to others to the glory of God and by extending a friendly smile and words of encouragement to people of different backgrounds who are experiencing the painful loss of a family member.

Jim Hutchinson

Painting an Unbidden Narrative

At its heart, Jim Hutchinson’s career in art— from illustrating maps for Abeka books as a college student, to refining his art in New York, to now serving at DBU — has this mission statement, of sorts: to cause an “unbidden narrative to unfold” in the minds of his viewers.

Bob Brooks

Dr. Bob Brooks: Glorifying Christ through the Musical Arts

“Truly, bloom where you’re planted,” Brooks said of his dizzying but exhilarating professional journey. “It’s all been an unplanned journey. After graduating from seminary, I thought I’d be a minister of music at a local church for 40 years. It didn’t happen that way. It happened a wonderful way.”

Trisha Gracy

Shining Christ’s Light through the World of Business

DBU Patriot Trisha Gracy’s love and passion for Christ radiates throughout the entirety of her story. Originally from East Texas, she is currently studying business management, with a double minor in Marketing and Spanish, in hopes to bring her faith to the world of business. 

Anna Catherine

Anna Catherine Bradley: A Life Lived with an Open Heart

Anna Catherine’s story can be defined as one of passion and devotion to finding her calling in life. As she moved to DBU, she was expectant of what God would do throughout her college years, not knowing that God would exceed all her expectations.