BUA Alumni

Bringing our Alumni together The Baptist University of the Américas is forming the Alumni Union to stabilize the near and distant reach of relationships in the BUA family.

Our focus will be to elevate a quality ministry platform for our Alumni by promoting high points for ministry and high interest for one another.

Mission: It is our passion to fulfill our mission. We believe that mission is a job description from God for what he desires BUA to be. The words were chosen through a deliberate and specific process to identify that invitation from God.

Operating as usual

Hey fellow Alumni please be in prayer for Our beloved Terry Martinez, she has been admitted to the hospital this morning.


Mary Ranjel: Christians need to be well-prepared

We’re so thankful for Mary Ranjel. Almost 45 years of service to God and our students.

baptiststandard.com Mary Ranjel, director of admissions for Baptist University of the Américas, shares her background and thoughts on Christian higher education.

BUA Remembers Joanna Esparza Enrriques

It is with much sorrow that we share the passing of alumni, Joanna Esparza. Joanna served in many leadership capacities at BUA. Whether through Student Government, Acentos Café or humbly cleaning offices, Joanna served others. After graduating from BUA, Joanna was hired by Ben Newell, owner of Duck Donuts and a friend of BUA.

“Joanna was a natural leader and thus, was a wonderful teacher, friend, supporter, and manager. She was concerned for all her friends, employees, and family. She was always available for all of us! She was always humble and ready to stand up for what is right. She was a true lady of God and leader for Duck Donuts and for the church. Rest in peace Joanna, you’ve brought blessings to all of us.” – Ben Newell

Joanna was truly a blessing to the BUA Community, her classmates, and her Duck Donuts employees. Joanna Esparza Enrriques graduated in 2017 with a BUA degree in Human Behavior. Joanna will be missed greatly and our condolences are extended to her immediate and extended family.
Please join us as we pray for Joanna’s husband, Aaron Enrriques, her parents, Eduardo and Norma Esparza, and her two younger sisters, Tisha Zamora Esparza, and Luisa Esparza.

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Today, our staff had a virtual retirement celebration with Professor Craig Bird. We’re so thankful for his life and ministry among us. What a blessing!

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BUA Alumni Contact Information Form

BUA alumni. Good morning. If you haven't given us your contact information in the last year or two, or if you have changed email address or telephone numbers, please fill out the form found at this link. Thank you! https://forms.gle/jVURqL2Qp2iyArbA6


[10/16/20]   Alumni, good evening. Terry Martinez, BUA Librarian, asked for your prayers. She’s in the hospital. Thanks for lifting her up to the Lord. God bless.

So proud of our BUA alumna, Margarita Garcia!

Kaufman ISD’s own Margarita Garcia was recently selected as one of only eight individuals state-wide to receive the 2020 Texas B.E.S.T. Award.

This award reflects Mrs. Garcia’s commitment to excellence in the field of service and education and stands as a dual recognition for her alma mater: Baptist University of the Americas.

Also, Region 10 chose their elementary and secondary “Teacher of the Year” representatives for each district.

We congratulate Mrs. Tonya Lowder of Nash Elementary, who believes that “educating children is the best way to make a difference in this world” and Mr. Steven Bucholtz of Kaufman High School, who believes that “all kids have potential brilliance. Our job is to help them find it.”

Their pictures will be hanging on the wall of honor at Region 10 this year and their principals and Dr. Blaylock stopped by this morning to congratulate them and give them their yard signs.

We are proud to have these three KISD employees recognized and honored as ambassadors of hard work for our district.

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Do you know of someone that should continue their education at BUA? Please send them our way!

Margarita Garcia has a word for you about continuing your education.

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Invitacion a estudiar en Baptist University of the Americas por uno de nuestros graduados.

Tonight on BUA facebook live! Please share with prospective students you may know. Thanks!

New to College? Starting a new educational journey? International Student? Questions about Fall 2020?
Get to know a bit about BUA & Have a chance to win a $500 scholarship!
Tuesday July 21st @ 8pm

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Find out how you can get a University Degree for LOW or NO Cost to you! Tonight we will be chatting with BUA staff to give students information on Federal Student Aid and Scholarships they can apply for. Type your questions or comments below for more info and answers. Visit us at BUA.EDU

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[07/02/20]   FALL 2020 UPDATE - July 2, 2020

In Mid-March, due to the rapid spread of COVID-19, Baptist University of the Américas successfully transitioned all instruction to virtual and an online delivery platform. This was an unprecedented action that allowed all students to continue their education. Finishing the semester took an extraordinary effort from our faculty and staff, as well as our students. Those scheduled for graduation were able to finish their academic journey at the university. By God’s protection, provision and grace, our community excelled during this time!

The Fall 2020 BUA semester will begin as scheduled on August 24, pending any new directives from government officials. BUA is offering three platforms for classes:

1. In person (face-to-face) instruction
2. Virtual instruction
3. Online instruction

Some classes will be offered in person (face-to-face) while others are virtual and online. Students will register for courses understanding that not all classes may be offered for each platform. Those classes that are in person (face-to-face) will end on Tuesday November 24, prior to the Thanksgiving break, and transition to a virtual and online platform the week of November 30. Final exams for all classes will take place virtually or online the week of December 7. The goal of this plan is to reduce non-essential travel over the holidays and minimize time on-campus during the peak of the flu and cold season.

In preparation for the start of the academic year, the university has put in place COVID-19 guidelines for faculty, staff and students to follow.

• Protocols on limiting classroom occupancy and requiring social distancing.
• Cleaning and disinfecting procedures for common areas and surfaces throughout the day.
• Standards for reporting and self-quarantine should a student or employee develop symptoms similar to COVID-19.
• Any other directives from our local and state government

In the event of another stay-at-home or shelter-in-place order from the government, the university is prepared to shift face-to-face classroom instruction to virtual or online delivery methods. Since the transition in mid-March, faculty and staff have been working arduously to improve the remote teaching and learning experience, positioning the university to shift quickly and effectively. Our student’s safety and success is of utmost importance to Baptist University of the Américas.

New student applications continue to be accepted for the Fall 2020 semester. Also, Piper Village Student Housing will remain open as an option for student living. Please visit bua.edu/virtual to look at our campus, apply for Fall 2020 and obtain more information. You may also contact the BUA Admissions Office at [email protected] or at (210) 924-4338. For information about scholarships and financial aid, send an email to [email protected].

University staff and faculty are eager to welcome new and current students back to the BUA community. We know that God is always at work around us pursuing a relationship with us. Our prayer is that He reveals Himself, His purposes, and His ways to you clearly as you prayerful consider Baptist University of the Américas as your educational option.

Dr. Abe Jaquez

“The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and is safe.” Proverbs 18:10

Know of a prospective BUA student? Virtual Open House this Saturday June 27th at 10:00 am. Register at bua.edu/openhouse for a chance to win a $500 scholarship! Classes start in August 24th face-to-face, virtually and online. Thanks for sharing with others.

Do you know of someone that is thinking about going to college? Have them join us on Zoom at 8:00 tonight! https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84269299161 Meeting ID: 842 6929 9161

Do you know of someone that is thinking about going to college? Have them join us on Zoom at 8:00 tonight! https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84269299161 Meeting ID: 842 6929 9161

Any potential students you know? July 1 is the deadline for Early Enrollment benefits. Visit our Virtual Tour page at bua.edu/virtual today!

A letter from BUA President, Dr. Abe Jaquez, inviting alumni to join us in recruiting students for the University. Will you join us on this effort?

Looking for a college or university for you or someone else? Register for our FIRST-EVER Virtual Open House this Saturday at 10:00 am. To register, go to bua.edu/openhouse. It will be through Zoom!

Please help us congratulate BUA alumna Griselda Escobar for being chosen as her school’s Teacher of the Year! We’re blessed to see our alumni excel on what God has called them to do!

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BUA Student Government put this video together. Thank you SG for taking the initiative to do this for our graduates!

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Please join us in congratulating our graduating class of 2020 by adding a comment below. We’re SO PROUD of them!

[05/15/20]   What an exciting day!! Today we welcome a new class to the Alumni Association!! Congratulations class of 2020!

Do you know any students that need to be at BUA? Ask then to register and participate of our Virtual Open House on May 30th. Registation at bua.edu/openhouse

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Become a BUA student and take online summer classes! For questions, email Mary Ranjel at [email protected]. There is still time! BUA.EDU

Please read about BUA alumn, Allan Escobar!

“Chaplaincy Relations has put down a spiritual marker with its 1,000th endorsement. In years to come, we will look back on this marker to see how God was working while also looking forward to a bright future of development.”

Eric Whitmore
Associate Endorser for Calling and Endorsement, Chaplaincy Relations

Read more: https://bit.ly/2YUWUDA

Agape Ministry - Thank You Video

Thank you from BUA. Please share.

Baptist University of the Americas Agape Ministry Thank You from Our Students

Dr. Abe Jaquez, President

Make sure you subscribe to the YouTube channel so you can share with high school seniors and those who might want to further their education! Great resources are available!
Check out this awesome message from Our President with an exciting offer for incoming students !

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BUA Response to COVID-19

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We were SO BLESSED this weekend to host 2 events with churches from San Antonio and beyond. Thank you to our staff, students and alumni who worked so hard and ministered so well! God is good!

TODAY! Please join us as we say "thank you" to Professor Dr. Mario Ramos for his 17 years of service to BUA. Location: BUA, 7838 Barlite Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78224.

Alumni, if you’re in the San Antonio area, will you consider joining us tomorrow?

[10/21/19]   Please see below, in case you are able to attend. All games will be at the Palo Alto College Soccer Field.

(subject to change)

- Mon Oct 21 at 8:00
- Sat Oct 26 at 7:30
- Sat Nov 2 at 2:00
- Mon Nov 11 at 6:00
- Sat Nov 16 at 4:00
- Sat Feb 1 at 2:00
- Sat Feb 8 at 2:00
- Sat Feb 15 at 4:00
- Sat Feb 22 at 2:00
- Sat Feb 29 at 2:00
- Sat March 7 at 4:00

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