Baylor Junior Richard Beggs, belonged to the Baylor family long before he stepped foot on campus in August of 2016. Including his great grandparents, Beggs is the 11th family member to attend Baylor. Beggs grew up in Dripping Springs, TX, just west of Austin, with three sisters. He is a Supply Chain Management/Marketing major in the Hankamer School of Business and one of the Baylor Line Foundation’s Legacy Scholarship Recipients.
Along with serving as a Community Leader (CL), Beggs has been actively involved in his fraternity, Phi Kappa Chi on campus. He has led on Recruitment Council and held positions like Brotherhood Chair and Parties Chair. His favorite memories at Baylor so far include participating in Pigskin 2017, the Baylor/OU game in the 2017 Football season, and watching his mom (Sally Beggs ’89) run the Baylor Line for the first time in October of 2017. This Fall, he is looking forward to starting his major-specific classes, living in a house with five Phi Chis, and developing deeper relationships with the people in his life.
Beggs said that it was important for him to receive the Baylor Line Foundation scholarship because of the financial burden that college invokes on his family. He stated “As the third of four kids, there is a lot of financial burden. I am doing anything and everything I can to lessen that load for my parents. It is super important because I do not want to take education for granted and I know that it is a blessing to go to Baylor.”
For the past two summers, Beggs has been a counselor at Kanakuk. He served there for over eight weeks this summer counseling boys from the ages of 6-12. When asked what he learned during that time, Beggs simply said “Patience.” He knows that his summers at Kanakuk were very rewarding because “the opportunity for impact is so high. You get to know the kids so well. Authentic relationships are being built over time which is incredibly important when you are sharing the gospel.”
As a follower of Jesus, Beggs says that “College is a time when you make your faith your own. When your parents are not pushing you along, you have the opportunity to abandon your faith. This is the time to make it your own and take ownership with your relationship with the Lord.” It is very apparent that Beggs is doing just that during his time at Baylor. He excitedly shared that “Baylor has been a huge part of the process of making my faith my own. There are a lot of awesome people who have showed me what it looks like to pursue the Lord on a daily basis. Baylor University has a high concentration of incredible believers who are living in community with one another.”
After Beggs graduates in 2020, he plans to work in supply chain management or as a consultant, like his father.