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Summer Happenings

The magazine arrived in most homes last week.  It featured several alumni entrepreneurs, including a photographer, florist, doctor, franchise developer, and restaurant owner.  Did you receive the magazine?  If not, submit your address update at www.mobap.edu/alumni.  

MBU alumni are putting their quality education to good use.  They are doing things they love.  We know there are more of you over-achievers out there.  What are you doing?  Have you received any honors or awards lately? Let us know!  The e-newsletter and magazine are vehicles we would like to use to spotlight your achievements. 

We've planned a new series of events for alumni - Spartan Summer Nights.  Alumni receive discount or free admission to several of the events at popular local attractions.  Re-connect with your former classmates at the Spartan Summer Nights at the Magic House on July 21.  Bring your kids or your grandkids for this free night!  Over 200 people are already registered for this event...have you made your reservation?  For more information about these alumni events, go to www.mobap.edu/alumni


Alumna Kristen Pelster '92 Goes to Washington

Alumna Kristen Pelster '92 traveled to Washington, D.C. in May to speak at a Senate briefing about how to enhance conditions for student learning and academic achievement through social, emotional, and character development.  Kristen is the principal of Ridgewood Middle School in Arnold, Mo.  Kristen has been invited back to speak at a conference in August, Making the Connection: Creating and Maintaining Conditions for Learning. 

Under Kristen's leadership, Ridgewood Middle School was named a 2006 National Schools of Character winner, and prior to that, the school was named a Promising Practice in the National Schools of Character program in 2005.

(Kristen Pelster is on the far right.  With her are the two other speakers at the May speaking engagement.)

MoBap Is Me

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The site contains the latest information about upcoming events and news stories and displays recent pictures of campus and university activities.

Know a Prospective MBU Spartan?

As an alumnus of Missouri Baptist University, you know the impact a Christian education has on your life, your family, and your career. Do you have friends who could benefit from a quality MBU education?

MBU offers undergraduate and graduate classes (in a classroom and online), as well as doctorate in education classes.  Once you refer a student, they will receive an email from an admissions counselor with information about beginning an incredible academic journey as a Spartan. To put us in touch with a future Spartan, please complete this short form.

Did you know that alumni and their children receive a tuition discount for MBU classes?  Find out more here.

Career Connection

The Office of Career Services is devoted not only to enriching your time in college, but also to those transitional times as you enter the workplace and develop your career.  If you have already joined the workforce, we want to hear from you!  We would love to spotlight your accomplishments!

The Office of Career Services has many means to assist you.  Through our résumé workshops, you can work directly with a Résumé Specialist to either polish an existing résumé or re-evaluate it during a career transition.  MBU Link, a premier online job database, provides access to over 700 employer contacts through local and national databases.  Vault allows users to do advanced research on career and employer statistics.  Interfolio allows users to maintain professional documents, including vitae and portfolios, which can be sent directly to employers from the program.  Each of these programs are easily accessible through our website, http://www.mobap.edu/career-services.  Registration may be required to utilize the services of the individual programs.  We would also like to invite you to attend the various job fairs, seminars and workshops we host throughout the year.

If you have recently received a Career Services survey, please fill it out and return it to our office as soon as possible.  Information received through these surveys is confidential and helps us to assess the services and programs provided to students and alumni.  We want to hear from you!  Connect with us via Facebook for upcoming news and events.  Please contact us if you have any questions regarding our services or on how to become an Alumni Mentor.

Thank you,
Sarah Marie Long, Program Support Assistant
Office of Career Services
Class of 2010

Benefit Spotlight: Car Rental Discounts

We are pleased to announce that Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National Car Rental have been added as a vendor for our Alumni Association benefits program.  Enterprise and National have made discounts available to all MBU alumni for business use and personal use.

Enrollment in National's Emerald Club frequent renter program is free for members of the Alumni Association and will provide the following benefits:

  • Bypass the rental counter and go directly to the Emerald Club Aisle® at more than 50 major airports in the U.S. and Canada.
  • Don't waste time looking for your assigned car - just choose any car from the Emerald Club Aisle, which is stocked with mid-size or larger vehicles, and pay the reserved mid-size rate.
  • There's no need to wait around for a piece of paper when you return your car. Sign up to receive this benefit and we will automatically email your receipts to you within 24 hours of each returned rental.
  • Please click on the link to take a virtual tour of the Emerald Club Program: www.emeraldaisle.com 

Note:  If you are already an Emerald Club member, there is no reason to re-enroll.   Please send your Emerald Club number and name to Robert.e.clark@ehi.com and your Emerald Club profile will be updated for you.


Please click on this enrollment link to access the online application and complete the enrollment process.  Your membership will be active immediately upon completion.


Alumni Spotlight: Terry Baylor, Computer and Information Systems '93
Student Activities: Varsity Baseball, Junior Varsity Basketball, Student Government, Gospel Choir, Spirit Wing, Who's Who in America, and Missouri Congressional Leadership Council

Why he chose to attend MBU: I intentionally came to MBU on a Baseball Scholarship.  I had dreams of playing in the Major Leagues and being the next Ozzie Smith.

Favorite MBU Professors: Dr. David Parker, my computer instructor, was my favorite professor. I also had two primary mentors while I was a student at MBU: Kerry Brooks and the solid-as-a-rock Dr. Arlen Dykstra.  I am forever grateful for all they have poured in to my life.

Favorite Memory: My favorite memory at MBU was an achievement banquet that Kerry Brooks and myself co-hosted, and we were doing some version of stand-up comedy.  We were so proud of the Spartan ice sculpture and how fabulous of a guy it was, and I remember making the statement “and it even sweats.”  Seriously I must say that my time with Spirit Wing is the difference maker in my life. I learned so many of the skills that I use in leadership and ministry still today.

Occupation: I am a Technical Services Manager at Washington University where I oversee the technical operations for the Electronic Health Record system utilized by both the Washington University School of Medicine and BJC physicians.

Hobbies: My favorite pastime hobby is golf.  I try to fit it in when I can.

Family: I am married to Shamika Baylor who is also an MBU alumni (1998).  We are blessed with 3 children: Elizabeth 7, Terrance II 5, and Noah 3. We are home-schoolers and feel that God has called us into this form of ministry. Every day as we learn more about our children the Lord is also teaching us more about Him. Keep us in your prayers.

He also wanted to share:  I still serve at my home church, Faith Miracle Temple, where I am the Worship Pastor. This is truly the desire of my heart, pursuing the heart of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ - being an example for my family, showing my passion and love for Him.  I am so proud of the recent worship project we released "Praises To The King."  If you are looking for passion-filled worship please visit www.fmtvoicesoffaith.com. God Bless!