Hall of Fame Festival
For decades the Baylor Family came together to celebrate our best and brightest on one special evening. Now, it’s a full week of festival fun! To make it the best ever Hall of Fame, though, we need YOUR nomination for a deserving Bear.
To enjoy (or rewatch!) all the great content from our 2021 Hall of Fame Festival, including interviews with each honoree and the virtual awards ceremony, visit baylorline.com/halloffame.
Each year, we consider it an honor to receive and review the many nominations for our annual Hall of Fame. We’re now accepting your nominations for next year’s Hall of Fame. In the past we’ve honored athletes and accountants, politicians and pastors, journalists and judges, NASA scientists and neurosurgeons. Who should join their ranks next? It’s up to you!
Complete the form below to have a Bear you know, admire, or are a better person because of considered for one of our annual awards.
(Want to see what’s in-store for your nominee, should they be chosen? Check out the 2021 virtual Hall of Fame Festival at baylorline.com/halloffame.)
We’re accepting nominations for the following awards, but hurry! The early bird deadline for nominations closes at 11:59 p.m. CT on Thursday, September 30, 2021. Final nominations must be in by 3 p.m. CT on Friday, October 22, 2021. To review a list of previous honorees, click here.
Consider nominating a deserving Bear for one of the following awards:
- Distinguished Alumni Award: This award recognizes Baylor graduates whose record of service in their professions and vocations have merited the honor and acclaim of peers and colleagues. This award is the highest honor bestowed by the Baylor Line Foundation.
- Outstanding Young Alumni Award: This award recognizes professional achievement and/or distinguished service to Baylor by alumni 40 years old or younger..
- W.R. White Meritorious Service Award: This award is named in honor of former Baylor President W.R. White and recognizes individuals who have rendered noteworthy service to Baylor. The recipients do not have to be former students or graduates of Baylor.
- First Families of Baylor Award: This award recognizes a multi-generational alumni family that has shown continuing interest in and support of Baylor.
- George W. Truett Distinguished Service Award: This award recognizes one who lives by the university’s motto, “Pro Ecclesia, Pro Texana,” and whose ministry exemplifies the life and career of George W. Truett.
- Herbert H. Reynolds Retired Faculty and Administrators Award: This award, named in honor of former Baylor President Dr. Herbert H. Reynolds, is presented to retired members of the Baylor faculty or administration for professional excellence during their years of service to Baylor.
- Abner V. McCall Religious Liberty Award: This award honors alumni or friends of Baylor who by their lives and actions have exemplified the courage and dedication of Abner V. McCall to the belief in and commitment to religious liberty.
- Price Daniel Distinguished Public Service Award: This award recognizes members of the Baylor Family (alumni, current or past members of the faculty or administration, or individuals closely associated with Baylor) whose record in an elected or appointed state or national office exemplify the spirit of selfless dedication to public service represented by the life and career of Governor Price Daniel and reflect the true meaning of the motto, “Pro Ecclesia, Pro Texana.”
Early Bird Deadline: 11:59 p.m. CT on Thursday, September 30, 2021
Final Deadline: 3 p.m. CT on Friday, October 22, 2021
Hall of Fame Awards
- Distinguished Alumni Award
- Outstanding Young Alumni Award
- W.R. White Meritorious Service Award
- First Families of Baylor Award
- George W. Truett Distinguished Service Award
- Herbert H. Reynolds Retired Faculty and Administrators Award
- Abner V. McCall Religious Liberty Award
- Abner V. McCall Humanitarian Award
- Price Daniel Distinguished Public Service Award
To see previous award honorees, click here.
Are you ready to honor a deserving fellow Bear in a big, big way? We’re so excited to receive your nomination. Remember: Final deadline is by 3 p.m. CT on Friday, October 22. Don’t miss out on this chance to honor your friend, mentor, loved one, or inspiration.