Webster’s dictionary defines legacy as, “anything handed down from the past, as from an ancestor or predecessor.” In this issue, we celebrate how a legacy can take many forms. Just as the donors to the $45 million Forever Forward campaign will make a difference in the school’s future with the transformation of the quad and the new $12 million academic center (above); the impact left by the people featured in the following stories is not bound by age, time served, or positions held. Rather, they will be long remembered for their varied and meaningful contributions to Baylor.
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It's hard to imagine Jim Stover as anything other than an English teacher, but it was more fate than foresight that determined his career path 41 years ago.
For legendary Baylor coach and teacher Fred Hubbs, an amazing tenure of 47 years came to an end as the 2016-17 school year closed. The debate, however, over whether Hubbs was tougher as a coach or as a teacher may never end.
In some respects, Jim Hooper’s history classroom in Lupton Annex resembles a small home library with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and a collection of bound Life magazines, remnants from the pre-internet years when students turned to books, periodicals, and journals for research.
Sandy Gardner grew up on Signal Mountain and has extensive family in the area, so there were more factors in his decision to return to Chattanooga than just the onerous Atlanta commute he navigated for 16 years while on the faculty of Westminster School. Whatever his reason for returning, Baylor has certainly been the beneficiary of that decision for the past 27 years.
Folks who work in the offices of Baylor’s Hunter Hall miss the routine afternoon call for “Quittin’ Time!” jokingly announced by Rob Robinson ’68 at the end of many work days. Robinson retired from Baylor at the end of 2016, ending a successful 16-year career.
Who better to tell the story of how Baylor’s community service program impacts lives than recent graduate Diamond Wadley ’17?
Garrison Conner ’05 and Takisha Haynie have been hired to lead Baylor’s residential life program.
The outdoor dining deck added as part of the Guerry Dining Hall renovation in 2015 was dedicated on Wednesday, May 3, in memory of Baylor teacher and swim coach Stan Lewis.
When Mike Drew accepted a new position at the Bolles School in Jacksonville, Fla., this spring, his decision to leave Baylor left a void much larger than his role as the Middle School head.
Novelist and journalist Whitney Terrell was the keynote speaker for the Cushman Guest Lecture Series in honor of retired faculty member Bill Cushman ’59.
Laurie Speed ’92 (pictured with headmaster Scott Wilson ’75) was the keynote speaker at the annual scholarship dinner in February.
Baylor has been selected to receive the installation of an active learning classroom in Hedges Library through the Active Learning Center (ALC) program by Steelcase Education.
Leadership trips, fine arts productions, and news from the annual Awards Day ceremony highlight congratulatory news about Baylor students and faculty members.
State championship streaks, two national championships, and Austin Clark's 500th win as Baylor's head basketball coach headline the winter and spring sports update. Read more...
Following graduation last year from Samford University, Lauren Sims ’12 was offered an eight-month internship with Nueva Esperanza-New Hope Girls Inc., an organization in the Dominican Republic that provides rescue, refuge, and restoration for vulnerable girls through educational programs and a safe house.
Pursuing a double major in Chinese and economics as a junior at Washington and Lee University, Ellen Manson '14 is in Shanghai for a four-month internship with Grant Thornton, the sixth largest accounting network in the world.
Alan Murray ’73, of Time, Inc. and Fortune magazine, was the recipient of an Arthur W. Page Center Award in February.
Midshipman 1st Class Jacob Wirz ’13 graduated in the top one percent of his class from the United States Naval Academy in May, receiving bachelor’s degrees in political science and economics with a minor in Chinese.
The work of artist Alan Shuptrine ’81 will be featured in a new exhibit at the Tennessee State Museum through Oct. 1, in Nashville.
When I learned that the theme of this issue of Baylor magazine was the many forms of legacy, my thoughts leapt to several facets of institutional life at Baylor where that word means so much. From family heritage through which multiple generations of students bearing the same last name are represented in our student body to the Forever Forward capital campaign donors who will make a difference in the school’s future, Baylor is the beneficiary of extraordinary legacies of all kinds.
Joli Anderson shares her thoughts about Diamond Wadley '17, whose involvement in the school's community service program began in an interesting way.
For alumni and friends of Baylor School | SUMMER 2017
Pictured (above) on the cover of Baylor School’s summer magazine are recent graduates Aaron Ervin, Briana Brady, Sydney Tindall, and Frank Bu.
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Jaime Melton ’94
Scott Wilson ’75
President and Headmaster
Scott Wilson ’75
Chairman, Board of Trustees
Chris Crimmins '80
President, Alumni Assoc.
Ben Fischer '85
Chair, Parent Alliance