Baylor BUZZ – May 2013
Posted May 1
Since 1937, soccer has been a dominant presence in Baylor's legendary athletic program, and with each passing year the list of state championship titles and accomplishments grows longer. Recognizing the importance of the program, Patten Pettway '87 and Zan Guerry '67 steered a successful effort to raise funds to build a new artifical playing surface as well as locker rooms for both the girls and boys teams. On April 26, a celebration and ribbon cutting was held at the new field. Among those attending were lead donors Patten and Kathy Pettway, George Pettway '61, Zan and Julie Guerry, Jason and Jamie Rehm, Morgan and Lisa Lowery Smith, and Tim Kelly '85. To view more photos from the event, click here.Read More
Posted May 1
Many Baylor Alumni gathered at the Enclave Clubhouse to pump up the volume on their classes Annual Fund participation. Alums from the classes from 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 2003 started generating excitement as well as money for their upcoming reunions in October.
Pat Silberman ’93, Brittain Bussart ’93, Dale Tuder ’93 and Kristen McCamish Bell ’93 were contagious with excitement about their upcoming 20th reunion. Doug Dyer ’78, Mark Hudson ’78, Mark Ingle ’78 and Greg Simmons ‘78 were the big money makers, enticing classmates to come back for their famous tailgate bbq. Keith Longley '83 made calls for his reunion class while Steve Margio ’91 and Matt Brock ’01 used Facebook as an easy way to ask folks to give back.
Ricky Johnson ’03 and Laura Jones ’03, naturals at creating a lot of buzz about their fall reunion, made sure everyone knew how to make a gift to Baylor. The night was filled with great competition among classes represented by folks from 1946, 1974, 1976, 1984,1991, 1992, 1994, 2001 & 2004, in addition to the aforementioned reunion years.
If you haven’t made your Annual Fund gift yet, just CLICK HERE to give or pledge now. June 30th is the last day to be counted for this year. Look what classes are in the top 10 so far. Your gift does make a difference, so donate now.
Rank % Class 1 64.37 1978 2 43.75 1972 3 40.91 1946 4 35.71 1954 5 31.96 1983 6 29.79 1952 7 29.03 1976 8 26.92 1967 9 25.68 1959 10 25.53 1965
CLASSES SO CLOSE:1957,1956,1963,1971,1993 Make your gift to push your class into the top 10!
Posted May 1
Baylor student Josh Smith '13 is one of only 1,000 seniors nationwide to receive the prestigious Gates Millenium Scholarship funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Smith was selected from 24,000 applicants for the scholarship, which covers tuition and other college expenses for academically outstanding minority students. The scholarship also pays for up to five years of graduate school tuition if a recipient pursues a postgraduate degree in education, engineering, library science, math, public health, physical science, or science. Last year, Baylor's Matthew Chen '12 was selected for this honor. Smith plans to attend Florida Atlantic University in the fall.Read More
Posted May 1
As the school year winds down, members of the class of 2013 begin eagerly counting down the days until the famous Senior Trip, a rite of passage for each Baylor senior filled with rigorous outdoor activities and team building experiences. This year is no different. Walkabout director Tim Williams is thrilled to have the help of Matt Clemmer '06, who has assisted in coordinating the experience for seniors since he graduated from Baylor. Matt loves to see how the seniors react to new experiences. "I am glad to be there to introduce them to the wonders of nature, something they can enjoy for a lifetime," he says.
This year's seniors anxiously await their departure on May 23. Reif Garrett '13 has been looking forward to the outdoor adventures of the trip, because he loves a challange. On the more sentimental side, Mary Katherine Herndon '13 and Sierra Taylor '13 have heard that "You really make great friends with classmates that you haven't gotten to know up until now."
But beyond the rafting, hiking and rock climbing are rich evening experiences for seniors, ranging from music to special speakers...Former Headmaster Herb Barks '51 will be there, a speaker that is hard to forget. Joining him will be Baylor Alum Randy Weinberg '70, a former champion wrestler and monk, whose Buddhist name is Kittisaro, a name that means "worthy of honor".Read More