Baker faculty are known for leading innovative programs. Led by Associate Professor of Sociology Jake Bucher, Class of 2002, Baker University’s Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program at the Topeka Correctional Facility received media attention from the Kansas City Star and KSNT-TV in Topeka. The program recently celebrated its 100th graduate.

Retired from a career as an accountant, financial planner, controller and insurance adviser, Mike Farmer, BS ’69, is dedicated to serving God and loving his people through prison ministry.

Jacob Bucher, associate professor of sociology and chair of the Department of Criminal Justice for Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies, has been selected as the Topeka (Kan.) Correctional Facility Volunteer of the Year for his role in the Inside-Out Exchange Program.

Sustainable farming inspires sociology major, who is combining his love of travel and interest in sustainable farming during his two-year Peace Corp assignment in Zambia.