Dorcas Bakiono

International Student Pursues Career in Medical Field

DBU is home to hundreds of international students representing more than 60 countries, and each with their own story. Dorcas Bakiono, a Burkinabé student, lived in three different countries before coming to the United States: Burkina Faso, Togo, and Kenya. Then, in the fall of 2016, she moved to Texas and started DBU’s Intensive English Program.

DBU launches Global Studies Program

DBU Launches Global Studies Program

For many years, DBU has provided travel opportunities for students through mission trips and classroom experiences, yet this spring, DBU launched a new initiative to develop a centralized approach to these trips as a part of DBU’s Global Studies Program, headed by Dr. David Cook, Dean of Global Studies and Pre-Professional Programs.

NCTQ

DBU Named One of the Top Teacher Preparation Programs in Country, Again

Once again, Dallas Baptist University has been recognized as one of the top teacher education preparation programs in the country by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), a nonpartisan, non-profit research and policy organization.

Commissional Corner Category

The Commissional Corner: Congratulations Graduates

Congratulations to our graduates! We are so proud of all the hard work you have put into furthering your education. We are praying for you and the future God orchestrated for you. It has been a joy to see you progress from applicants to graduates. Many of you have benefited from the MAGL community and we encourage you to utilize those same skills to create an environment that you would be proud to call your own.

May Commencement Category

DBU Honors Raquel Contreras and Roberto Silvado During May Commencement

Dallas Baptist University celebrated its 652 graduates receiving their degrees during the spring Commencement Services.

Listen SGA

DBU's Student Government Association Hosts Annual Listen Event

Each spring, our Student Government Association provides selected students with the opportunity to present an informative, TED Talk type of lecture based on their specific field of interest. Through each discussion, student speakers captivated the audience as they spoke on these areas.

Memorial Day

DBU Honors Men and Women Who Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice

This past week, Dallas Baptist University hosted its 22nd annual Memorial Day Service to honor the men and women who have given their lives for our country. Before the service, a reception was held for veterans allowing those in attendance to thank these individuals for their service.

Giving Day

Giving Day 2019 Recap

Dallas Baptist University held its inaugural Giving Day on May 3 to honor the faithfulness of the group of men and women who gathered in southern Dallas in 1964 for the groundbreaking of then Dallas Baptist College. Over 50 years later, DBU continues with the same mission to produce the next generation of servant leaders.

Bill and Bobby Pinson

DBU Honors Bill and Bobbie Pinson at the Thirteenth Annual Tom Landry Dinner

Dallas, TX – Dallas Baptist University honored Dr. Bill and Bobbie Pinson during the thirteenth annual Tom Landry Leadership Award Dinner, held on Saturday, April 6, 2019, on the DBU campus. The annual event recognizes the lasting legacy of one of North Texas’ most famous citizens, Tom Landry.

Dr. Brent Hutchinson, 2019 Obama Foundation Fellow

Alumnus Named 2019 Obama Foundation Fellow

This year, one of DBU's own Ph.D. in Leadership Studies graduates, Dr. Brent Hutchinson, was recognized for outstanding leadership in his community and received the distinguished honor of being one of only twenty others around the world to be awarded a fellowship by the Obama Foundation.

Fred Ndavi

Alumnus Starts Nonprofit to Serve Kenyan Students

DBU Alumnus Fred Ndavi was raised in Kenya in a community that experienced poverty and educational hardships. After earning an MBA in International Business, a degree many in his community have no opportunity to achieve, he went on to be the founder and executive director of Inspire Spaces—an international non-profit organization that focuses on education in Kenya.

Michael Smith

DBU Alumnus, Former MLB Player Starts Career in Education

DBU Alumnus Michael Smith completed his Master of Education in Kinesiology in May 2018 after playing for the LA Angels. Since his graduation, he began a job at Lake Ridge High School in the Mansfield Independent School District.

Alumnus Basketball Category

DBU Alumnus Signs to Play Professional Basketball

DBLast year, DBU Alumnus and former DBU athlete, Boy van Vliet, was signed to play professional basketball for the Den Helder Suns of the Dutch Basketball League (DBL). Not only did he excel in his career, but he was also named this year’s DBL Rookie of the Year.

A man is standing holding a bible.

DBU Alumnus Experiences a Life of Trials, Tragedy, and Triumph

“The doctor says I have cancer,” Dale Braswell’s father blurted out as they packed up his dorm room in Lange Hall on the Dallas Baptist University campus. Dale’s roommates had just taken a few boxes of out to the car, and in this brief moment alone, Dale’s dad dropped the bombshell. His father’s eyes welled up. “We’re gonna try to figure this thing out,” he said.

2 women are standing together.

An Act of Faith: DBU Alumna Donates Kidney

The diagnosis looked grim. Although Patricia had battled cancer and won, a new problem emerged-kidney failure. For two years she spent her mornings, driving to her dialysis clinic, sitting through the process, and knowing that in a couple of days it would start all over again, four hours at a time.

Two men are standing in front of the DBU Chapel.

DBU Alumni Combine a Passion for Evangelism and Filmmaking in their latest work, Run the Race

Passionate about acting and the film industry, Jake began his college education at other schools, seeking training on the stage. Yet, he always felt a desire to pursue theological education in order to better connect the world of movies and the Church.

Russel Chun is standing in front of a set of windows smiling.

MAGL Alum now IEP Instructor at DBU

DBU Alumnus Russel Chun graduated with an M.A. in Global Leadership and Theological Studies in 2017 and now serves as the Resource Coordinator for World Relief in Fort Worth.

DBU students, faculty, and staff serve in Hungary

Students Serve with Hungarian Baptist Aid

This May, a group of DBU students traveled to Hungary to minister to local schools throughout the country allowing faculty, staff, and students to build relationships with the Hungarian community as they served.

DBU student Spencer Hamilton

DBU Senior Interns for Senator

This summer, DBU Senior Spencer Hamilton secured an internship in Washington, D.C. working for Colorado Senator.

A male student is standing in front of Williams dorm.

Senior Justin Myers Reflects on Time at DBU

The sweet aroma of freshly brewed coffee is the perfect motivation for a groggy mind that clings to bed in the morning. And the incentive of coffee’s scent is second best only to the promise of coffee’s taste. It is this same coffee-instigated impetus to wake up in the morning that becomes an aid for the focus of mind in class later on. Either the same cup, or a fresh one is adequate company in the classroom.

A female student is siting on the stairs in front of an older building.

Global Leadership Grad Highlights MAGL Program

Kayla Askey, a recent DBU MAGL graduate, encourages first-semester students in the program to hold the perspective that every course is presently equipping students with tools in life.

A female DBU student looking up.

MAGL Grad Reflects on Program

Sarah Estes, graduate of DBU’s M.A. in Global Leadership Program, states that she now has a stronger visual of what the integration of faith and culture looks like after going through this educational experience.

A photo of the DBU chapel

An Attitude of Educational Leadership

DBU alumnus Dr. Dionel Waters is known for a great length of educational achievements that have led and prepared him for his current role today as a principal in Arlington, Texas.