Attending a B Club outing at the Marks home in August are (left to right) Agatha Blocker '25, Sydney Harris '24, Annie Marks '24, Ibilola Esho '22, Francie Raulet '25, Wyckie Berry '24, Jazmin Perkins '22, Ella Marks '24, Sophie Steck '22, Nate Askew '25, Spence Friedman '22, Nick Corday '22, John Briggs '22
Baylor’s B Clubs continue to organize and grow in cities across the southeast as the school’s admission and alumni departments collaborate to identify prospective boarding students and possible nominees for the Cartter Scholars program.
B Clubs are groups of committed alumni and current boarding parents who serve as ambassadors and liaisons for Baylor’s boarding admission efforts in their hometown. “B Clubs identify stakeholders – alumni, current parents, and some past parents – and pull those groups together to help the admission department by being ‘boots on the ground’ in their area,” said Virginia Anne Manson, director of boarding admission.
The Atlanta club is going strong, thanks to the faithful leadership of Jenny Marks, the wife of Baylor trustee Miles Marks ’86 and the mother of Miles, Jr. ’18 and twins, Annie and Ella, both sophomore boarders at Baylor. The work in Atlanta has paid off with the number of Baylor boarders from the area increasing five-fold over the last few years.
Jenny and Miles also know that identifying quality prospects for Baylor admission is not the only advantage of the B Clubs. "Not only does our club raise awareness of Baylor in the Atlanta community," says Jenny, "we know it also broadens the Baylor family, providing opportunities for families of Baylor boarders to gather and get to know one another. It helps us as parents of boarders to feel a part of the larger school community."
Upcoming B Club meetings are being organized for Nashville, Knoxville, Birmingham, and Lexington while future plans are considering clubs in Charlotte, N.C. and Augusta, Ga. If you would like to be involved in a Baylor B Club, email Virginia Anne Manson.