I have always been a Baylor Bear. Before running the line in my slime cap, before late-night Sing rehearsals, before attending Welcome Week and Christmas on Fifth and Diadeloso, I was a Baylor Bear. And I have my family to thank for that. Their love for Baylor has been passed down to me through the generations, and I am proud to carry on the green and gold tradition.
I may have my family to thank for my initial love for Baylor, but I have the enormous family of Baylor alumni to thank for the actualization of my Baylor dreams. In high schoo, I visited many universities. I went on plenty of tours, sat in on quite a few classes, and met with tons of students and faculty. But I only applied to one school. I only applied to the school that felt like home: Baylor University.
Despite Baylor’s generous merit- and need-based scholarships, the cost of tuition was daunting. My family and I were especially grateful for the BAA Legacy Scholarship. It helped enable me to get the education I needed at the institution I wanted, and it also lightened the financial burden of a college degree.
Now that I have graduated from Baylor University and its Louise Herrington School of Nursing, I have returned home to Nashville to be close to my family. I am using my Baylor degree to care for the sick and minister to the broken as a nurse in the ICU. I am thankful that my time at Baylor has equipped me with skills that I use every day, both in my career and in my day-to-day life.
I have always been a Baylor Bear. And I always will be. Thank you to everyone who made my Baylor dreams a reality.
Jordan Sherman, BSN, RN ’14
The Baylor Alumni Association has distributed more than $212,000 to 55 deserving Baylor legacy students since 2011, including $27,000+ to 42 students for the fall semester of 2014. In this segment of our continuing series, we bring you Jordan Sherman’s story — in part to remind you how terrific — and appreciative — our current crop of Bears are; in part to rekindle some memories and bring a smile to your face; and in part to encourage you to contribute to this important program. Your donation will help us continue to offer these scholarships — hopefully with larger amounts for these legacy students. If you’d like to donate, please click here.