In this issue of Baylor magazine, we look back on the careers of our retirees and simultaneously look ahead in welcoming Chris Angel ’89 as the school’s tenth headmaster effective July 2021 and to the leadership of Mark Price, who took over as athletic director July 1, 2020.
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In this interview, read more about newly named headmaster Chris Angel '89 and his ties to Baylor that span nearly 40 years.
Boys’ basketball coach Mark Price was named Baylor’s athletic director on May 19, replacing Thad Lepcio, who will take the helm of the athletic program at Peddie School in New Jersey.
The circumstances under which this school year ended denied these retiring faculty members the standing ovation they deserve. We hope these tributes will cause you to stand, at least in your heart, to honor their combined 189 years of service to Baylor. Pictured social distancing at the old Baylor gates, are (left to right) Gary Klein, Amy Cohen, Floyd Celapino, and Jim Kennedy. Inset (left to right) are Celapino, Cohen, David Conwell, Kennedy, Klein, Bob Olson, and Tom Schow.
Floyd Celapino is retiring after 42 years of teaching, entertaining, and inspiring young adults.
One of Baylor's first sixth grade teachers, Amy Cohen, has made her mark on many fronts in her 19 years at the school.
Dr. David Conwell has done a lot of adapting in his 25 years of teaching at Baylor, most recently adjusting to remote classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
When Jim Kennedy, director of admission and enrollment, retires in August, he will be wrapping up not one, but two Baylor careers that bookend an impressive professional career in advertising, public relations, strategic planning, and civic leadership.
Baylor catering manager Gary Klein, who has retired after 25 years, says if he had his career to do over again, he might have been a teacher, so combining his culinary skills at an independent school like Baylor proved to be a good fit.
Bob Olson came to Baylor in the fall of 1990 and retired in the spring of 2020, wrapping up a 46-year teaching career, 30 of which he spent at Baylor.
Baylor bid goodbye to its first ever instrumental music instructor when Tom Schow retired at the end of the 2020 school year.
“...you will never be the creation that your creator made you to be until you locate
your magnanimitas, your greatness of spirit, develop it, and give it to a cause greater than yourself.” ~ Bill Curry
This year’s MLK Day celebration kicked off with a panel discussion and firsthand accounts of racial integration at Baylor in the 1970s.
More than 200 guests gathered for Baylor’s Annual Scholarship Dinner on Feb. 10, which featured Houston attorney Rusty Hardin ’60 as the keynote speaker.
The Baylor Board of Trustees announced that a new outdoor pool honoring Headmaster Scott Wilson ’75 and his wife, Susan, should be opening by the summer of 2021.
Nearly 300 people laced up their sneakers and supported the Baylor Backers at the March 6 Uncorked auction event at Stratton Hall.
The COVID-19 pandemic caused the Baylor campus to close on March 13. Read the stories below to see how our school community found ways to lead, love, and learn during a global crisis.
COVID-19 was new terminology back in March, but the Baylor community began coping right away.
Mother Nature tried to outbid COVID-19 for our attention in April, but the Baylor community showed up strong again.
Arts and athletics took hits in May, but the Baylor community vowed to come back even stronger.
By June, the Baylor community was ready to celebrate the future as we dealt with the present.
Leadership trip recipients, virtual Awards Day ceremonies, and developments on the Baylor faculty, all in the Faculty and Student News.
Baylor has a sixth four-time state wrestling champion, five new team trophies, and the strongest 17-year-old in the U.S. It's all in the Sports Updates.
In the first week of March, Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke ’86 realized that a little-known disease could have a destructive effect on his city.
As Deputy Director for Federal Affairs in New York State’s Washington, D.C., office, Sarah Paden ’04 has been in the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Italians are super social creatures, so this quarantine is especially hard for them."
Entrepreneur and author Jeff Tarumianz ‘92 has released his first book, If I Could Leave One Book: Reflections Cultivating Peace of Mind.
All of us at Baylor have been challenged to provide answers, from questions related to our safely opening school on August 19 (we are!) to responding to hard questions about “what Baylor intends to do” to promote social justice and racial reconciliation both at school and beyond the gates (we will!).
At the final faculty meeting of the 2019-20 school year, Dean of Faculty William Montgomery ’92 announced that Dr. Dawn Richards has been named latest Glenn and Mallie Ireland Chair recipient.
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Maggie Corey '04
Jaime Melton ’94
Kristopher Kennedy '19
Sara Stockett '13
Scott Wilson ’75
Jaime Melton '94
C. B. Schmelter
President and Headmaster
Scott Wilson ’75
Chairman, Board of Trustees
Ryan Crimmins '78
President, Alumni Board
Philip Byrum, '91
Chair, Parent Alliance