Jocelyn Baca
Jocelyn Baca

About Jocelyn

Degree: B.S. in Mathematics  

Hometown: Nacogdoches, Texas

Activities and Organizations:

  • Marianist Leadership Program
  • TRiO Student Support Services
  • St. Mary’s University Society of Mathematicians
  • St. Mary’s University Campus Liturgy
  • St. Mary’s University chapter of the National Society for Leadership and Success (NSLS)
  • Society for Advancing Chicanos and Native Americans in the Sciences (SACNAS)

Post-Grad Plans: VIDES+USA missioner in Tampa, Florida with the Salesian Sisters, then graduate studies at Texas Christian University

Recommended by: Marcy LaBossiere and Kathe Lehman-Meyer

Jocelyn Baca
Presidential Award Winner
Jocelyn Baca
Jocelyn Baca, 2020 Presidential Award Recipient

My experience at St. Mary’s University changed my perspective on the world around me. I learned about resilience, mentoring, inclusivity, faith in action, willingness to help and Catholic Social Teaching; all through the loving care that I received from the wonderful faculty, staff and my fellow students.

Learning from example, I began to strive toward servant leadership. I became involved in a variety of student organizations that helped me meet people who would become mentors. I pondered their counsel through prayer and put their advice into action. The biggest lesson I learned is that life is meant to be lived in community. The people I met and the friends that I made at St. Mary’s inspired me to grow closer to Christ and invited me to strive for holiness.

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