Parent & Family Blog

HBU Parent and Family Association!

Houston Baptist University and the Office of Student Involvement are looking into creating a Parent and Family Association for parent and family members of HBU students to have a place for them to get more involved with our university and their student’s journey in college. If you are familiar with a PTA (Parent Teacher Association) …

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Career & Calling & Your Student

Career Fairs are a great way for HBU students and alumni to connect with recruiters and employers. At HBU, all students/alumni are welcome and encouraged to attend any Career Fair. The industry-focused Career Fairs foster a unique perspective for both students and employers. Freshman students all the way through Grad School-level students should network with …

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Your Student’s Success & You

Excuses, excuses: professors are busy and unapproachable Some students think professors don’t really care or are too busy for casual conversations. Let your student in on the secret … Professors want to meet them! And if you’re a doubting parent, realize that successful students make the effort to know their professors. If your student is …

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Student Life Leadership and Discipleship Retreat 2018

Student Life Leadership and Discipleship Retreat 2018 Colette Cross, Director of Discipleship What a great start to the 2018-19 academic year!  The Lord has blessed us with a grant to be used for discipleship and because of this generosity for the past three years, we have been able to fund a leadership and discipleship retreat …

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Student Highlight of the Month: Tori Thorpe

If I were to choose a single word to describe the beginning of my college experience, it would be “uncertainty.” Entering HBU I felt like this word consumed me; uncertainty about the future, what I wanted to study, my identity, past and current friendships… the list never ended. I changed my major three times, bouncing …

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Faculty/Staff Highlight: Toni Richerson

Congrats! You’re the parent/guardian/support person of YOUR college freshman! Transitions can be challenging, exciting, difficult, and/or drawn out. They can also be forward-looking…. It’s all about how you look at the transition. New beginnings are a transition.  Whether this is your first or last child to help start college, you and your student have never …

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Supporting Your Student: Finding and Keeping A Balance

As a parent, you can encourage your children to find a healthy balance between their academic work and social lives. The ideas below are not comprehensive of everything you can do to help your student. In fact, I started with seven and ended with three. Ultimately, helping your student comes down to how well you …

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Somos HBU Huskies: Sabado Familiar

Sabado Familiar En la Universidad Bautista reconocemos la importancia de apoyar a nuestras familias Hispanas. Contamos con un comite de Padres Hispanos los cuales voluntarean su tiempo, comparten sus experiencias y apoyan a las familias de nuestros alumnos en su primer semestre.  Con mucho orgullo invitamos a nuestros padres a visitar la universidad durante el …

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Student Highlight of the Month: Iris Garza

They say that college is a time of self-discovery, full of both trials and prosperity, and lasting memories and friends. Little did I know, college would bring about so many experiences, both positive and negative, that would forever change me. Now that I’m starting my last year in school for my undergrad, I feel like I’m …

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Spiritual Life On Campus

At HBU we have many students, faculty and staff involved in recognized ministry organizations that are sustained through outside faith based entities.  These ministries provide wonderful opportunities for spiritual formation and discipleship, missions, and evangelism.  All ministries support our discipleship efforts and work to provide opportunities for our students to know and live their faith …

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