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Price Daniel Distinguished Public Service Award

Nomination Deadline:  March 25

Nominate someone for the 2013 award!

The alumni association presents the Price Daniel Distinguished Public Service Award to individuals closely tied to Baylor, in honor of their work as elected or appointed public officials at the local, state, or national level. The award, named for the late Texas Governor Price Daniel, celebrates commitment to the second half of Baylor's motto, "Pro Ecclesia, Pro Texana."

A 1931 Baylor graduate, Daniel is recognized as holding more prominent offices of public trust than any other individual in Texas history. His career in both state and national politics spanned four decades and included all three branches of government, including service as speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, state attorney general, U.S. senator, the thirty-ninth governor of Texas, and Texas Supreme Court Justice. During his tenure as governor, he worked to improve highways, fund better care for the mentally ill, raise teacher salaries, and enact water conservation regulations.

Past award recipients have embodied the same kind of dedication to public affairs, making their mark on political arenas across the state and nation. Previous recipients include former Texas governors Mark White and Ann Richards, former Baylor presidents Abner McCall and Herbert Reynolds, former FBI director William Sessions, former U.S. Ambassador Lyndon Olson, and former Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court Thomas R. Phillips. (Pictured are Daniel award recipients Reynolds and Olson with Babs Baugh, past president of the association.)

Click here for a list of past recipients: Public Service Award

Officially recognized as the general alumni organization of Baylor University, the Baylor Alumni Association is an independent legal entity.

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