Speaker Date Topic
Jeremy Everett Oct 18, 2022
Hunger - Child Hunger & Poverty
Hunger - Child Hunger & Poverty

Jeremy Everett is the founder and executive director of the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty. In Jeremy’s tenure with the Collaborative, he has raised more than 250 million dollars to support faculty research, public service, and policy analysis.

Jeremy is a Next Generation Fellow of the University of Texas LBJ School’s Strauss Center for International Security and Law, an Affiliate with Temple University’s Hope Center, a Senior Fellow with World Hunger Relief, Inc., and was appointed by U.S. Congress to serve on the National Commission on Hunger. He serves on various boards such as Bread for the World and the 2030 Collaborative. Jeremy is the author of I Was Hungry: Cultivating Common Ground to End an American Crisis, a contributing author in Food and Poverty: Food Insecurity and Food Sovereignty Among America’s Poor (Vanderbilt University Press), and The End of Hunger: How Science, Religion, and Politics Can Work Together to Make Possible (InterVarsity Press).

Baylor Women's Basketball Head Coach Nicki Collen Nov 01, 2022
Women's Basketball season update
Women's Basketball season update

Nicki Collen was introduced as the fifth Head Coach in Baylor women’s basketball history on May 5, 2021.

In her first season with the Bears, Collen recorded the most wins by a rookie head coach in the country with 28. She helped lead the Bears to their 12th-straight Big 12 regular-season title and their 11th-straight top-two seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Collen came to Baylor from the WNBA’s Atlanta franchise, where she spent the last three seasons at the helm for the Dream. Her rookie season in Atlanta resulted in a 23-11 season in 2018, where she earned WNBA Coach of the Year honors and helped the franchise to the WNBA Playoff Semifinals.

Prior to her arrival in Atlanta, she spent two seasons under head coach Curt Miller of the Connecticut Sun, helping the franchise improve from fifth in the East Division to second from 2016 to 2017, respectively.

Jonathan Cook - City of Waco Parks and Recreation Nov 15, 2022
Waco Parks and Recreation Update
Waco Parks and Recreation Update

After 18 years with the Waco Parks and Recreation Department, Jonathan Cook stepped into the director role with a bright outlook and a long list of plans ready to go.