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DBU Community Partners Luncheon Honors Voice of Hope

This year’s honorary recipient Voice of Hope that serves the West Dallas community. Established in 1982, the organization now serves over 300 students in after-school programs and summer camps.

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DBU Recognized by Military Times Best for Vets

DBU is recognized as the third best private non-for-profit college in the Southwest for Military Veterans.

Ann Boyles

The Story Behind the Stories: Former IEP Director Publishes Book Series

Elizabeth Ann Boyles, known by Ann, retired from teaching at DBU this past December. The former teacher and Intensive English Program Director now leads Bible studies for a group of students and is currently writing her fourth book while marketing her already published fiction series, the Dragonfly Trilogy.

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A Distinguished Life: Dr. David K. Naugle, 1952-2021

Dr. David (Davey) Naugle, DBU’s Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, passed away on Friday, June 11. A devoted family man to wife Deemie and daughter, Courtney, Naugle was a beloved professor who established, chaired, and taught in DBU’s philosophy department for nearly three decades. He was a foremost scholar and cared deeply about his students.

Commencement speaker Jurie Kriel

DBU Celebrates Spring Commencement on the Hill

With necessary precautions in place, Dallas Baptist University held four in-person Spring Commencement ceremonies in Pilgrim Chapel on May 13 and 14, celebrating 333 bachelor’s graduates, 209 master’s graduates, and 12 doctoral graduates. During each of the commencement services, special addresses were given by three beloved Christian leaders who have each impacted both DBU and the world for Christ.

Jonathan Fechner and Rev. Oscar Epps

Good Samaritan Dinner Honors Rev. Oscar Epps, Jonathan Fechner

Held on May 10 on the DBU campus, this year’s dinner celebrated the 2021 Good Samaritan Award recipients Reverend Oscar Epps and Mr. Jonathan Fechner.

Cole Dodson

DBU's Big Idea Challenge 2021

This past Spring, the College of Business hosted the annual “Big Idea Challenge” (BIC), a campus wide event which provides an outlet for students to test innovative ideas, train in Creative Thinking Workshops, and give participants the chance to win scholarships and cash prizes provided by the Lion’s Den DFW.

Speak Freedom

DBU Hosts 21Wilberforce "Speak Freedom" Conference

21Wilberforce, a Christian human rights organization dedicated to defending the universal rights of religion, belief, and conscience for all people, recently held its annual “Speak Freedom Conference” on the campus of Dallas Baptist University.

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6th Annual The Lion's Den DFW

Dallas Baptist University held the 6th annual Lion’s Den DFW Conference and Pitch Competition on the DBU campus, making Christ-centered business tactics accessible to professionals, entrepreneurs, and DBU students alike.

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From Elementary School to DBU and Beyond: Best Friends for Life

Gala Wilson Milburn and Carolyn Stutts Henry went to the same elementary school, attended DBU together in the late '60s, and remain best friends to this day. Read more of this true friendship story.

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Commissional Corner: July 2021

Graduate School of Ministry graduates Ruben Rios and Camille Cerqueira reflect on their time in the OPT postgraduate program.

Angela Hayward

Helping Refugee Families Reach Self-Sufficiency: DBU Alumna Angela Hayward Serves with World Relief

DBU alumna Angela Hayward has witnessed amazing stories of God’s faithfulness and provision since she started with World Relief following her graduation with a degree in sociology.

MAGL 2021 spring graduates in front of DBU Chapel

MAGL Commissional Corner: From Learners to Leaders

We highlight how DBU's Master of Arts in Global Leadership alumni are working all over the world and congratulate the Spring 2021 MAGL graduates.

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Higher Education Changed His Life: DBU Ph.D. Student and Director of Veteran Recruitment - Marlon Iván Ríos

Marlon Iván Ríos is currently a DBU Ph.D. Student and faithfully serves as the Director of Veteran Recruitment at DBU.

Ranjita Kumar and Dr. Wright

Giving Back: DBU Alum Ranjita Kumar

DBU Alum Ranjita Kumar recently completed her Master of Science in Management and shares her story of God's faithfulness and provision throughout her time at DBU.

DBU Education Alumna Joy Johnson Serving in Burundi

DBU Education Alumna Joy Johnson Serves Next Generation in Burundi

In the fall of 2008, DBU alumna Joy Johnson, alongside her husband Jesse, opened the doors of Discovery School, a private Christian preschool, primary, and secondary school in Burundi, Africa.

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Treasure Hunter Discovers Alumna's Lost DBU Ring

Treasure Hunter Scott Pearce has found many rings and reconnected them with their owners, including the recent discovery of alumna Brittany O'Neal's lost DBU ring.

December Commencement

December 2020 Commencement

DBU celebrated its first in-door, in-person Commencements in 2020 with 401 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral graduates - with all necessary safety precautions in place!

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Prepared to Thrive: Faith DeLaGarza

DBU student athlete Faith DeLaGarza shows how being a student and athlete has helped prepare her for her calling.

Sumners

DBU Students Awarded $30,000 Scholarships by The Sumners Foundation

Greyson Goebel, Gage Roberts, and Joseph Alcazar were 3 out of only 34 students nationally to be awarded $30,000 scholarships by the Sumners Foundation for 2021.

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Memorial Day 2021: ROTC Commemorates the Life of Lt. Michael P. Murphy

On Memorial Day 2021, DBU faculty and staff Captain Lee Bratcher and Dr. Ross O’Brien hosted a Murph Challenge workout in honor of Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy for ROTC cadets at DBU’s Soccer Field and Old Intramural Field. Read here to find out more.

Hannah Sullivan

Lessons in Student Teaching: Senior Hannah Sullivan

Senior Hannah Sullivan is preparing for her career in education while student teaching during the pandemic.