Johnny Shelton, chaplain for the Baltimore Ravens football team and founder of Attitudes In Motion, was guest speaker at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor University Assembly on Aug. 20. UMHB’s University Assembly is an annual gathering of faculty and staff held on the eve of each year’s Move-in Day and Welcome Week. “I came all the way from Baltimore to, No. 1, remind you of the great job that you’re doing and, No. 2, thank you for answering the call,” Shelton said. “The challenge and the charge is to fulfill your ministry. God sent these children to you so that you could speak life into them.” Shelton, a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, was team chaplain for the Virginia Tech football team before joining the Ravens in 2013.
Great Value Colleges ranked Baptist University of the Américas in San Antonio among the top one-third of its 100 most affordable small colleges west of the Mississippi and No. 1 in Texas. BUA ranked No. 31 in the overall listing of small colleges in the western United States. The organization made its selections and rankings based on location, student population and net price. Abraham Jaquez is president of BUA.
Hardin-Simmons University opened its new College of Health Professions on Aug. 15. While existing degree programs in several health profession fields will remain in the same physical locations, housing all the programs in one college allows for “engagement in interprofessional education and servant leadership activities,” said Janelle O’Connell, dean of the college.