Alumni Weekend 2018 offered three days of fun with a large turnout of alums reconnecting with the Baylor campus and their classmates. Here’s a brief recap of the weekend’s events.
Friday, Oct. 12: Golf Tournament and Baylor/McCallie Game
9 a.m. – Over 60 alums from six different decades came out to play in the annual Baylor Alumni Golf Tournament and everyone had a great time. The team of former basketball coach and now assistant dean of the Upper School Austin Clark, Baylor golf coach Gary Partrick, Baylor admission associate Jordan Clark ’09, and Carl Thomas ’09 posted this year’s low score. For a photo gallery of the event, click here.
6 p.m. – A throng of Red Raider fans converged on the Southside’s newest hot-spot, State of Confusion, for food, drinks, fun, and the Baylor vs. McCallie football game on every TV. Classes from 1953 to 2013 were represented at the party. Click here for the photo gallery.
7:30 p.m. – Those alums lucky enough, or on-the-ball enough, to have tickets to the big game invaded Spears Stadium on the McCallie campus to cheer on the Big Red. Although the game ended in a 21-6 McCallie win, Baylor spirits were high as always. Check out these photos from the game.
Saturday, Oct. 13: Family Activities, Picnic Lunch, and Reunions
9 a.m to 1 p.m. – Saturday morning had something for everyone with an early morning river cruise on stand-up paddleboards, led by Walkabout instructors; Baylor History 101, led by Bo Chamberlain ’90; a family-friendly picnic including activities for the kiddos; Red Circle tours of the campus, including the new Scotty Probasco Academic Center; and special reunions celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Abshire Scholars trip and “Winning Women,” celebrating the 20th anniversary of the TSSAA four-sport sweep of girls’ state championships in cross country, golf, soccer and volleyball. Click here for photos of the morning and afternoon activities.
5 p.m. – Many alums were among the first to see Baylor’s latest campus improvements at the grand opening of the Scotty Probasco Academic Center and newly renovated Bullard Family Quadrangle. It was a lovely evening on the Quad, highlighted by tours of Baylor’s state-of-the-art academic center named in memory and honor of Scotty Probasco ’46. Click here for photos.
6 p.m. – Twenty-three members of the Class of 1968 gathered on the Stan Lewis Outdoor Dining Deck and inside Guerry Dining Hall to celebrate their 50th reunion. (Click here for photos). Other classes, including the Class of 1978 (click for photos), enjoyed reunions throughout the city. Click here for various class reunion photos.
Sunday, Oct. 14: Headmaster's Awards and Memorial Service
10 a.m. – Wrapping up Alumni Weekend, as always, was the Headmaster’s Awards and Memorial Service in Alumni Chapel on Sunday morning. Nationally acclaimed attorney Sandy Weinberg (class of 1968) was this year's recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award; Zan Guerry (class of 1967), Todd Tindall (class of 1980) and his wife, Tracy, received the John T. 'Buddy' Fisher '46 Distinguished Service Award; Scott Price (class of 1974), Stephan Jaeger (class of 2008), and Brooke Pancake Rende (class of 2008) were inducted into the Baylor Sports Hall of Fame; and retired dance instructor Karen Smith received the Dedicated Faculty Award. Baylor alums, faculty, and staff who passed away during the past year, as well as all deceased members of the Class of 1968, were memorialized at the service. Click here for photos of this wonderful Baylor event.