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Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science is celebrating its 25th year as a School! This is a time for reflecting on what has been accomplished over the years, and most importantly, what our alumni are accomplishing! We want to take this opportunity to shine a light on what our incredible alumni are doing to make an impact in the world around them. Check out some of their stories below. We'll continue to add stories as we write them, so stay tuned!


Rick Tullis
Rick Tullis, BSE '93, knew he wanted to be an engineer in eighth grade. He was drawn to Baylor through his high school best friend, who encouraged him to apply. From his first steps on the campus, Tullis learned that the Baylor experience wasn’t just about what happened in the classroom. It was also a great time to grow his leadership skills and further his walk with Christ.
Kimmie Sandusky
Kimmie Sandusky was the first Baylor engineering student to graduate with a concentration in Humanitarian Engineering. When she was in high school, Kimmie went on a mission trip to Jamaica and helped build a church. She said she fell in love with doing things cross-culturally and being able to do something physically that helped people and gave God’s glory on Earth. That's where her story began at Baylor.
Mario Lopez
Mario Lopez, a senior computer science major, took a long and winding road to Baylor. Read his story to learn more about how his experience at Baylor prepared him to succeed.
Heather Benoit
Heather Benoit graduated from Baylor with a bachelor's degree in engineering in 2009 and a master's in biomedical engineering in 2011. Read more to find out what advice she would give to students entering the field.
Jay D. Battershell
Jay D. Battershell, BA '83, MBA '96, President and CEO of McLane Intelligent Solutions, talks about his Baylor legacy and how it shaped his career. Battershell serves on Baylor’s Engineering and Computer Science Board of Advocates.
Denton Wood
Denton Wood’s perspective shift on the trip came from a different source than he might’ve guessed: Red Hat’s summer interns. Wood, now a Baylor graduate student in computer science, was finishing his senior year at Baylor and considering next career steps when Cerny approached him about the research opportunity in the Czech Republic.
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