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5| C A M P US L I F E Baugh Foundation gives first major gift for performing arts center, McLane Lecture features General Peter Chiarelli, USA (Ret.), and more

12| AT H L E T I C L I F E Women’s golf wins NCAA DIII National Championship, Darla Kirby named coach of the year

F E A T U R E S R E L I V I N G T H E D O R M DAY S | 14 Alumni return to campus to spend a weekend living in the residence halls for Dorm Dash event this summer. P R E PA R I N G F O R G A M E DAY | 18 The facts and figures highlighting what it takes to get Crusader Stadium game day ready for the inaugural season at the new on-campus stadium.

13| P H I L A N T H R O P Y Dorothy McMeens ’89 honors son’s memory with first doctor of physical therapy scholarship. 22| A LU M N I L I F E Check out what’s happening in the lives of alumni and their families— plus profiles on Bryan ’07 and Delana Brewer Davis ’08, Denise Untalan Marcos ’08, and James Goforth ’84.

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Left: The Baugh’s daughter, Babs Baugh, speaks during the Baugh Center for the Visual Arts’ groundbreaking ceremony in 2011. Below: Houston philanthropists the late Eula Mae and John Baugh.

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Baugh Foundation provides first major gift for performing arts center This summer, UMHB announced that the Eula Mae and John Baugh Foundation of Houston approved a grant of $1.5 million for a new performing arts center. The grant is the most recent in a series of significant gifts the foundation has made to building projects at the university. In addition to gifts for the Parker Academic Center, the Frank and Sue Mayborn Campus Center, and the Paul and Jane Meyer Christian Studies Center, the foundation made the lead gift that led to construction of the Baugh Center for the Visual Arts, which was completed last year. “During their lifetimes, John and Eula Mae Baugh were dedicated supporters of Christian higher education and Texas Baptist causes,” said Dr. Randy O’Rear. “Under the leadership of their daughter and granddaughters, the foundation has continued in a marvelous way to support causes that were important to them.” The Baughs established the Eula Mae and John Baugh Foundation in 1995 to continue their philanthropic efforts beyond their own lifetimes. John Baugh was the founder of Sysco Corporation and served as chairman and CEO of the company, which became the world’s largest food distribution service, with 170 locations and over 47,500 employees. Mr. Baugh’s business acumen was matched by his commitment to numerous charitable causes, and UMHB is one of the many organizations that continues to benefit from the Baugh family’s generosity. The performing arts center is the latest in a series of Campus Master Plan projects that have transformed the campus in recent years. Through gifts made to Momentum: The Campaign for Mary Hardin-Baylor, the university has constructed a field house addition, the Baugh Center for the Visual Arts, and the Isabelle Rutherford Meyer Nursing Education Center. A new student union and an on-campus football stadium are currently under construction and are scheduled for completion in fall 2013. The university has selected Randall Scott Architects of Dallas to serve as principal architect for the performing arts center. Randall Scott Architects will partner with Westlake Reed Leskosky, an architectural firm that specializes in the design of performing, fine, and media arts projects. Though still in the earliest stages of design, plans call for the venue to include a 600-seat performance hall suitable for large choral and theatrical productions. The center will be built near the entrance to the campus, on the corner of Ninth Avenue and Main Street.

have been anticipating for a long time, and we feel that it will have a significant impact on the growth and development of the College of Visual and Performing Arts. It will provide a professionalquality performance venue while also enhancing our academic reputation and confirming our role in the world of performing arts.” — T E D B A R N ES, Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts

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A ROU N D CAMPUS Joe “Bear” Garza was recently named Resident Director for Gettys Hall. Bear graduated from UMHB in 2006. He was Homecoming King in 2006 and served as the BSM Campus Missionary in 2007. Bear is married to Lindsay Deringer Garza ’08, and they have a two-year-old son, Anderson. Yvette Shackelford was named Student Life Administrative Assistant in June. She previously served as Director of Admissions for Central Texas Christian School and has several years of professional experience in medical transcription and other healthcare positions. Yvette was born and raised in Lubbock, and has lived in the Central Texas area for 12 years. Her husband Brad, a 22-year veteran of law enforcement, currently serves with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. They have three children: Karyzza, Madison, and Caleb.

Former Army Vice Chief of Staff speaks at McLane Lecture The annual McLane Lecture, made possible through the generosity of Elizabeth and Drayton McLane, Jr., brings nationally recognized speakers to UMHB to promote awareness and information about issues concerning leadership and business. General Peter Chiarelli, USA (Ret.) delivered the 2013 McLane Lecture on April 1 at the Frank and Sue Mayborn Campus Center. Chiarelli served in the army for nearly 40 years, including as the 32nd Vice Chief of Staff in the Army. In that role, he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Army and its 1.1 million active and reserve soldiers. Chiarelli retired from the Army in 2012 and moved into the role of CEO of One Mind for Research, an independent, non-profit organization bringing together health care providers and researchers with the goal of developing better diagnostics, treatments, and cures for illnesses and disorders of the brain. As CEO, Chiarelli advocates for eliminating the stigma associated with Service Members and Veterans receiving the assistance they need for the treatment of the invisible wounds of war: Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Reflecting on the leadership roles he assumed throughout his career, Chiarelli credits his success to the people he aligned himself with. “I think it’s important that when you’re put in a situation as a leader that’s different than anything you’ve ever done before, you need to draw on the experience of those around you,” he remarked during the lecture. “I believe that in order to be a good leader, you have to be a good follower.”

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Labor Day holiday (campus closed) Football at University of Redlands, 7 p.m. PST Highways and Byways: Lost Bayou Ramblers, Hughes Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Football at Kean University, 1 p.m. EST Football vs. Wesley College, Crusader Stadium, 6 p.m. Football vs. Sul Ross State University, Crusader Stadium, 6 p.m.

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This spring, the 4th Sustainment Brigade displayed their Crusader pride by affixing magnets emblazoned with the UMHB logo to the sides of armored vehicles during the special troupes’ battalion truck rodeo on Fort Hood.

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Hunter Crawford: So ready to move in! Buying stuff for college just makes me want to go even more. I’ve met some amazing people and can’t wait to meet many more! See y’all at UMHB!

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Football vs. Howard Payne University, Crusader Stadium, 1 p.m. Football vs. East Texas Baptist University, Crusader Stadium, 1 p.m. Miss MHB Pageant, W. W. Walton Chapel, 7 p.m. Football at Mississippi College, 1 p.m. Jazz Ensemble/One Voice Concert, Hughes Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Crusader Preview Weekend Thanksgiving holidays (campus closed)

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The university has formed countless community partnerships in its nearly century and a half in Central Texas. The relationship forged with Fort Hood’s 4th Sustainment Brigade, however, is the only one that has involved heavy artillery. “It’s a good partnership to have—the university working with command,” said Public Affairs Officer Staff Sgt. Joel Gibson. Part of that partnership, which has spanned decades, involves university faculty and staff sharing their knowledge with members of the command. Head soccer coach Brad Bankhead spoke at Fort Hood in June. “They have a quarterly Wrangler Day to honor soldiers, and they usually have a speaker who gives a talk about leadership and team excellence,” Bankhead said. “I talked about the importance of trust, discipline, and commitment, and I may have bragged on UMHB a little.” Bankhead enjoyed his experience so much that he is already working with Athletic Director Randy Mann to plan future athletic department involvement with the 4th Sustainment Brigade. “We are always looking for opportunities to get our student athletes involved. I think it’s great for both the university and the brigade,” Bankhead said. “It’s great for the soldiers to feel our support, and it’s a humbling and honoring experience for us to be able to support them.”

Brittany Roberts: Shows we can have dorm viewing parties for: go! I’m thinking Walking Dead, Pretty Little Liars, The Bachelor... Brandie Brown: Can’t wait to move in! Who lives in Stribling? What are some essentials I need for my dorm? I’m either stuck or want to buy the entire store! Jenna Jenkins: 40 days ‘til move in day! More than ready to begin my journey at UMHB. Lexi Brandt: So excited to meet my roommate tomorrow! So far we have practically everything in common. We are spending the day at Six Flags tomorrow :) I hope you all are enjoying your roommates as much as I am! Carlos Garcia: Just two more months left until the start of Welcome Week! I want summer to last forever but at the same time I want August 21st to be here already!

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Quoted “I will never forget my time in Hawaii. God was so faithful in creating our team, which allowed us to work hard, serve well, and laugh often. The relationships that were built within our mission team strengthened my connection with UMHB. This trip made me feel as if I had never left.” — M E L I N DA T Y L E R ’10

Young alumni serve in Hawaii This past March, seven alumni boarded a plane to Honolulu, Hawaii. But this wasn’t a trip meant for relaxing on the beach; the purpose was to serve. The group partnered with Hawaii Baptist Academy as a part of the school’s Christian Emphasis Week. The group led daily worship times and coordinated activities for the children. “The theme for the week focused on the country Malawi,” Meredith Long ’09 explained. “Throughout the week, we talked about how important water is to life. The Malawians do not always have access to clean water, but there is a organization that helps bring wells to the various villages. We also spoke about how Jesus is the Living Water and could satisfy much more than our physical thirst.” Cortney Dunnahoo Bruce ‘11 said she enjoyed watching how each team member used their gifts and passions to minister to the children. “This trip was a breath of fresh air, both literally and emotionally. We met some incredible people who love the Lord and showed us that love daily. Hawaii is one of the most beautiful places in the world, and I am so thankful I was able to experience it with some wonderful UMHB friends, both new and old.” Clockwise from left: Brian Rayburn ‘02 served as the chapel speaker for the academy’s high school students; the team leads the music during the morning chapel service; Cortney Dunnahoo Bruce ‘11, Dani Beth Crosby ’09, Melinda Tyler ’10, Meredith Long ‘09, and Natalie Gafford ‘09 take in the scenery with Amy Vorderbruegge, principal of Hawaii Baptist Academy, and her husband Darren; Melinda and Natalie teach the students how to throw their ‘C’s.

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The original Dillard brothers migrated from Alabama to Bell County around the turn of the 20th century. The Dillard3 exhibit was featured in the Baugh Center for the Visual Arts gallery from May 16 to June 26. Gene Dillard is a native of Bartlett. He attended Baylor University, received a bachelors degree in art from the University of Texas at Austin, and a degree in fine art from the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. In addition to a lifelong pursuit of fine art and painting, he engaged in a long career with major advertising agencies. Gene’s mother attended UMHB in the 1920s. His two sisters graduated with degrees in music in the ‘50s and ‘60s. His wife’s sister also attended UMHB.

Doug Dillard is a native of Temple. He graduated from Baylor University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He collected many honors as a pioneer in church public relations and communications, but is best known for his “Brother Blotz” cartoons and 30 years as the editoral cartoonist for the Baptist Standard. He returned to his Bell County roots in 2007 to marry JoAn Musick-Dillard 72 years after she turned down his first proposal when they were fiveyear-old neighbors. JoAn, a longtime Trustee and benefactor of UMHB, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree in 1995.

Don Dillard is a native of Temple. He graduated from Temple College prior to attending the Texas A&M College of Architecture. He met his future wife, Camille Munk, on a blind date at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor while working for a Temple architect. They married a year later. Camille received her degree from UMHB and has been an active alumna since her graduation. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees.

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Charter Celebration Weekend 2013 This April, alumni returned home for class reunions and time-honored traditions like Robing Ceremony and Midnight March

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Class of 1963 29 members of the Class of 1963 attended Charter Celebration Weekend to receive their Golden Diplomas. Pictured left to right: Vickie Vinson Boren, Kay Taylor, Gloria Neie North, Ruby Otto Kite, Sue Adkerson, Jo Ann Marek Pemberton, Ellicia Winkleman, Kathryn Mitchell Gamble, Linda (Lynn) Owens, LaWanda Akin Bailey, Joan Foster Yost, Cecilia Taber Evans, Mary Quiroz Thomson, Priscilla Younts Hogan, Becky Amason Bradley, Judy Burrell Gordon, Sara Fong Wai Lee, Faye McLeod Creel, Marjorie Mao Tchang, Annie Chang Tsang, Ruby Nell Barr Schick, Marva Jo Kemp Aycock, Helen Min-Yen Shao, Kathy Kruse, Leta Lehew Howell, and Barbara Smith Wiederaenders Kay Anderson, Joyce Kemp, and Ruth Barron Mulenex are not pictured but attended the reunion.

Class of 1953 21 members of the Class of 1953 attended their 60th reunion. Pictured left to right: (first row) Loyce Robinson Kenneday, Jo Branton Butler, Pat Lockridge Shannon, Gloria Anderson White (second row) Sara Pearson Smith, Lynelle Sweat Mason, Lucy Lin Hom, Glenna Morgan Stamps, Martha Rose Stevens Williams, Irene Liu Li, Hannah Liu Lee, Betty Payne Huber (third row) Jo Reinhard Smith, Tim Timmons Glazener, Mildred Todd Gill, Ruth Turner Lagrone, Chris Weathers Westbrook, and Shirley Brown Cockerham

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Joan Marlowe Myrah, Billie Middleton Hardin, and Betty Middleton Builta are not pictured but attended the reunion.

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The Parker Award The Parker Award recognizes multi-member or multi-generation alumni families who have demonstrated loyalty, support, and commitment to the university. This award is named for former UMHB President and First Lady, Dr. Bobby and Marietta Parker, who lovingly taught the value of the Mary Hardin-Baylor family and encouraged alumni to send their sons and daughters to UMHB. This year’s Parker Award was presented to the Koenig/Pipes Family, who have had 14 members of their family attend the university, starting with Merlyne Ponce, who was a student in the early 1920s, and most recently, Andy Pipes ’12. Pictured at left are Amy Duke Samuel ’92, Evelyn Bowles Pipes ’64, Andy Pipes ’12, Marjorie Watson Koenig ex ’64-66, Jeff Pipes ex ’86-88 and Lynne Pipes ’88, who accepted the award during the Alumni Lunch, Saturday, April 20, in Lord Conference Center.

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Clockwise from top left: (1) A member of the Class of ’63 thumbs through a memory book at their class dinner on Friday night. (2) Purple and gold polka dot silk gerbera daisies adorned the tables during the Alumni Dinner on Friday night. President O’Rear provided an update on the university during this event. (3) Nan Webb Pryor ’57 and Student Foundation member Daniella Loera swap college stories during the Alumni Dinner. (4) Katilee Ralph ’13 proudly shows her new class ring to a friend after the Ring and Robing Ceremony Friday night. (5) Cecilia Taber Evans ’63 sings old favorites including Up with the Purple, Old Baylor, Slinga Da Ink, and the Centennial Song during Circle of Songs Friday night.

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Elizabeth Davis, Victoria Thane, Head Coach Darla Kirby, Kelly Gonyea, Sara Eckert, and Taylor O’Rear celebrate after securing the National Championship title.

Kirby named coach of the year Women’s golf head coach Darla Kirby was named West Region Coach of the Year and National Coach of the Year in her final season as the women’s golf coach. She started the program from scratch in 1997 and has since led the Cru to 10 American Southwest Conference championships and 13 postseason appearances, including nine NCAA tournament showings. She made the move to Associate Athletic Director in the fall of 2012, but returned to coaching duties as the interim head coach for the 2013 spring season after women’s golf coach Nancy Taylor-Capps accepted a Division II coaching position. Kirby has now returned to a full-time administrator’s role as UMHB’s Associate Athletic Director. In July, longtime Temple High School golf coach Jackie Ralston was named the new head women’s golf coach. She is just the third head coach in the history of the Cru women’s golf program. Ralston is a 1985 graduate of Lamar University, where she was a two-year golf letter winner. 12

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Women’s golf first UMHB team to win DIII National Championship The women’s golf team outdueled a conference rival and difficult course conditions to bring home the first NCAA Division III National Championship in school history with an eight-stroke victory at the Division III Women’s Golf National Championships on May 17 in Destin, Fla. The win is just the second national title in UMHB athletic history, joining the women’s golf team’s 2000 NAIA National Championship. The Cru finished with a final round total of 311 for a four-day team score of 306-311-311-311=1239, an eight-stroke victory over American Southwest Conference rival U.T.-Tyler. There was a 21-team field and six individuals competing in the tournament. The Cru also set a new school record for low 72-hole team total with the 1,239 score, breaking the old record of 1,267 set by last year’s Division III National Championships. “I am so proud of my teammates and the way they stepped up this week,” Taylor O’Rear said. “I am so excited. There are no words.” O’Rear posted the top individual finish for the UMHB women after shooting a final-round 73. O’Rear’s four-day total of 79-75-74-73=301 placed her in third place individually. Her 301 total also set a new school record for low 72-hole score, besting the previous mark of 307 set by Holly Glover in the 2005 NCAA Division III National Tournament. The Cru finished in the top five in all of its 10 tournaments this season, including victories in the Alamo Classic, Jekyll Island Women’s College Invitational, and 2013 American Southwest Conference Women’s Golf Championship. O’Rear had individual victories in the Golfweek Division III Fall Preview, Alamo Classic to go with her second consecutive individual title at the ASC Championship Tournament. UMHB became just the second school to win a national championship since the tournament became solely a Division III competition in 2000. “I am so blessed to have had the opportunity to coach these girls,” Cru Head Coach Darla Kirby said. “This has been a tremendous experience, and I am so glad to have been a part of it. To win a national championship in my last season as a coach is something I cannot even describe.”


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Dorothy McMeens ’89 today (left), and with her son, Christopher, who was killed in a sky diving accident in 1992.

First doctor of physical therapy scholarship honors son’s memory When UMHB announced in March its plans to develop a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree program, it was good news for Texas health care providers, because the demand for physical therapists currently outpaces the number of Texas graduates moving into the profession. But when alumna Dorothy McMeens ’89 heard the news, she was happy for a different reason: she realized that the program would offer the perfect opportunity to create a fitting tribute to her son, Christopher McMeens, whose career as an exercise physiologist was cut short when he died at the age of 28. When Dorothy and her husband, James, heard about the need for graduate student scholarships, they knew that they could honor Christopher’s commitment to helping the sick and injured by helping other young people prepare for careers in physical therapy. The McMeens family’s connection to UMHB developed in an unexpected way. Dorothy was a “non-traditional” student when she enrolled at UMHB. Her husband’s career in the Army had kept the family on the move for many years. When James retired from the Army, the McMeens moved to Copperas Cove, and Dorothy decided it was time to build on the college work she had completed many years earlier. She finished her BS degree at UMHB in 1989, with a double major in biology and psychology. The McMeens’ two sons had finished their educations and moved into their careers—Michael as a design engineer working with aircraft, and Christopher as an exercise physiologist in the cardiology department of a hospital in Lubbock. At 6’8”, Christopher’s size and strength worked to his advantage as he helped his patients, many of them men, recover from debilitating heart attacks and strokes. He was also an avid outdoorsman; and on May 6, 1992, he was enjoying a day off skydiving with friends when his chute failed to open, and he was tragically killed. In the years following his death, Dorothy, James, and Michael thought about how to create a lasting tribute to Chris. The introduction of the physical therapy doctorate at UMHB provided the perfect opportunity. “It is wonderful to be able to contribute to the beginning of this new program in physical therapy. To me it is exciting to think that Christopher will be contributing to the care of someone years from now through this scholarship for a physical therapy student. I can’t think of any better way to perpetuate a person’s memory than to contribute in their name to a well-principled education.”

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As Friday, May 31 wound down, the lights inside the Musick Alumni Center and Museum at the Parker House glowed in the setting sun. Alumni— some in large groups, some in sets of twos and threes—entered the center for the last scheduled event of an evening spent reliving their college days on their old stomping grounds. Dorm Dash, the two-day event made possible by the Young Alumni Board, brought alumni back to their alma mater to spend the night in the dorms recounting every laugh, every memory, and every story. Inside the alumni center, the attendees sipped coffee as they poured over old yearbooks, giggling and pointing to people and campus happenings. While each group of friends was from a different era of UMHB’s history, they all remembered their years as wide-eyed students with the same sentimentality.

‘I COULDN’T WAIT TO GET BACK TO MY DORM’ Michelle Johnston Goss ’07, a nurse at Seton Hospital in Austin, and Alisha Osborn Thielepape ‘07, special assistant to the president at UMHB, came together for the event to stay in the very rooms where they lived together as suitemates in Burt Hall. “We were potluck suitemates and

have kept in touch ever since,” Thielepape said. While both of their former roommates couldn’t make the event, Goss and Thielepape didn’t want them to miss out on the fun. They printed cardboard cutouts of their friends and took pictures of them riding through the quad, climbing utility poles, and relaxing on a bed in their old dorm room. “It was so much fun to see my dorm again,” Goss said. “Just being on campus and walking up to my old room brought back so many memories. Even the smell of the dorm brought a smile to my face.” Thielepape said that even though she works at the university, she couldn’t wait to stay in her old dorm room and feel like a college student again. “I was so excited to pack everything but the kitchen sink and spend one night on the same campus where I already spend a good portion of my day each day,” she said. “There’s something very ironic about that, but I was giddy about it. I couldn’t wait to get back to my dorm.”

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their college friends,” said Dani Beth Crosby ’09, assistant director of alumni relations. Crosby even had the chance to stay in her old dorm while running the event. “My friends and I played hide-n-seek in the dark in Johnson Hall at 1 a.m.,” she said. “We just had so much fun laughing at each other and getting to be silly college students again.” For others, like Vicki Higgason McKay ’71 and Janis Foster Singletary ’71, the college doesn’t look exactly like it did when they were students. But being on campus brought back a flood of memories. Eating in Hardy Hall gave the two old friends a chance to remember their mealtime experiences. “We had family-style dinners with ceramic plates and silverware,” McKay said. “It was served to the table for us. And we would occasionally do inappropriate things like throw peas across the table.”

McKay said there weren’t multiple mealtime options like are offered to students today. There was one entrée, vegetables, and a salad, and if you didn’t like it, that was too bad. “The desserts and the bread were excellent though,” she said. “We had an excellent baker named Mr. Blackburn. He really knew how to bake. So, if you didn’t like anything else they were serving, you could fill up on rolls.“ McKay also developed a knack for recreating elaborate, home-cooked meals in her dorm room with just an electric skillet and a popcorn maker. “There was a senior girl who looked out for me my freshman year,” McKay said. “To thank her, I invited her to my dorm room for dinner one night. I had made meatloaf, green beans, a salad, and lemon pie. She was shocked.” Reminiscing over their dining experiences brought back a flood of other memories for McKay and Singletary. From a music mission trip to Japan to getting stuck in a tree outside of

Burt, the women sat and laughed and caught up on years of memories.

A NICE GETAWAY Another group of friends sat in a corner of the alumni center swapping stories about their college days. While the group is normally spread out across Texas and Oklahoma, they decided to come back for this event. “We saw the ad for Dorm Dash and thought it would be fun,” said Bethany Duke Dufilho ’03. “We all have little children, so we thought it would be a nice getaway to our alma mater. We hadn’t been back in several years. To see the changes and visit our favorite campus spots, it brought back a lot of memories.” Although the group of former roommates, which also consists of Cynda Cosper Anderson ’04, Jennifer Trotter Bush ’05, and Lacey Thomas Stewart ’04, hasn’t met at UMHB in many years, they continue to get together at least once a year.

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“Since 2005, we’ve spent every New Year’s Eve together with our spouses and our growing number of children.” Dufihlo said the group was not only happy to be back on campus and hanging out with each other, but they were also glad they had one last chance to eat in Hardy Hall. The dining facilities will be relocated to the new student union building once construction is completed this fall. “We were all laughing when we got to Hardy because beforehand we had said, ‘I wonder if they’ll have chicken fried steak.’ And of course they did. A couple of us had cereal afterward because that’s what we always ate when we were here,” she said. “It’s a little bittersweet knowing that Hardy isn’t going to be Hardy anymore. We were so glad that we got to eat there one last time.”

A SUCCESSFUL ENDEAVOR Dorm Dash provided the opportunity for friends like these to catch

up without the pressure of having an overscheduled agenda. “My roommate and I get together every so often, and she almost always comes to see me when I’m in town for a UMHB event,” McKay said. “But we don’t really get a whole lot of time to just sit and visit at other events.” Rebecca O’Banion, director of alumni relations, said that was the big draw for a lot of attendees. “So many of the events that we plan are so organized and jam-packed with activity,” she said. “I think what works with Dorm Dash is that it’s not as structured. What people want is to see each other, and this event gives them the free time to walk around campus and create their own agenda.” O’Banion and Crosby consider this event a success because it drew many alumni who don’t normally come back to campus for other events. “We had some alumni who had never been back to campus, and Dorm Dash was the thing that sparked their

interest,” Crosby said. “That is always our goal. We want to figure out what will make someone comfortable enough to return to campus.” Crosby said the alumni relations staff is already planning for next year’s Dorm Dash. “We definitely want to offer this event again next year. It was such a special time for the alumni who participated.” Thielepape was struck by the commonality UMHB graduates from every generation share. “As we walked around campus, I saw groups of friends sitting in different spots throughout the Quad,” she said. “It gave me goosebumps because there were people who graduated in the 70s and people who just graduated a couple of years ago. We were all reliving our college experiences in these same spots on campus. It really helped me see the connection I have with alumni of all generations. Mary Hardin-Baylor is our common thread.”

DORM DASH PARTICIPANTS TURN TO INSTAGRAM TO SHARE PHOTOS OF OLD HAUNTS AND NEW MEMORIES MADE DURING THEIR TIME BACK ON CAMPUS

jbush75: Where my hubby and I had our DTR sophomore year!

bethanydufilho: Experiencing some major déjà vu walking around my alma mater with old roomies! So much the same & so much changed.

athielepape: Throwing our Cs in the Quad! #aumhbtradition F E A T U R E S

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HERE YOU’LL FIND THE FACTS vvGAME-DAY READY BEFORE 174 FIXTURES WILL LIGHT THE FIELD FOR GAMES AND EVENTS. THESE STATE-OF-THE-ART LIGHTS WERE SELECTED SPECIFICALLY SO THAT THEIR COLOR AND BRIGHTNESS ALLOW GAMES TO BE TELEVISED. THEY CAN BE FOCUSED TO PROVIDE AN EVEN LEVEL OF BRIGHTNESS OVER THE FIELD.

150 16 MONTHS

APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF TURNER CONSTRUCTION WORKERS ON SITE EACH DAY DURING THE

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TAKE TO OPEN A NEW STADIUM?

AND FIGURES ABOUT WHAT IT TAKES TO GET CRUSADER STADIUM THE HOME OPENER AGAINST WESLEY COLLEGE SEPTEMBER 21ST . .

NEEDED TO INSTALL THE

7,685

THIS INCLUDED ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS FOR CIVIL, MECHANICAL, PLUMBING, ELECTRICAL, FOOD SERVICE, AUDIO VISUAL, AND TECHNOLOGY

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When it came to selecting AstroTurf for Crusader Stadium, it was only the best for the team who finished last season as the number two ranked team in the nation. AstroTurf Gameday Grass 3D 52H was selected due to its state-of-the-art tufting, which more accurately mimics the look and feel of natural grass. Its synthetic surface is 100% more durable than polyethylene systems. The turf system is tufted into a super-stable, multi-ply primary backing system covered with a heavy urethane, environmentallyfriendly BioCel™ coating for uniformity, consistency, and precise performance across the entire field. AstroTurf’s monofilament fiber is more resilient and bounces back, staying upright longer. It also reflects less light and heat, which is important since the temperature is often more than 10 degrees warmer on the turf. An irrigation system will provide humidity control and temperature reduction prior to game events. The irrigation system can also be injected with disinfecting chemicals to sterilize the field. A vital component of the GameDay Grass system is an infill stabilization system comprised of a thatch layer of textured nylon that radically reduces both infill migration and deep cleat penetration. This results in a faster, more consistent playing surface that is proven to be much safer than similar products. F E A T U R E S

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CRUSADER STADIUM’S

69TH LARGEST AMONG NCAA COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES, AND IS

#1 AMONG DIII SCHOOLS

Crusader Stadium’s scoreboard was modeled after the board Daktronics recently installed in SMU’s Gerald J. Ford Stadium. By using the same dimensions and design specs, UMHB was able to save on costs, allowing for a larger board for less money.

SEASON TICKETS WENT ON SALE THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2013.

PRESIDENT’S LEADERSHIP CIRCLE MEMBERS WERE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE THE FIRST TO SELECT SEATS AT A SPECIAL EVENT THAT NIGHT.

4 A.M.:

TIME THE FIRST FANS LINED UP WHEN TICKETS WENT ON SALE FOR PREVIOUS SEASON TICKET HOLDERS AT 8 A.M. THE NEXT MORNING.

SECTIONS 204 & 205 SOLD OUT FIRST, FOLLOWED BY 105.

MORE TICKETS WERE SOLD WITHIN THE FIRST THREE DAYS THAN THE TOTAL SOLD DURING THE ENTIRE PRE-SEASON LAST YEAR

ON GAME DAYS, SHUTTLE BUSSES WILL RUN FROM PARKING LOTS AROUND CAMPUS TO THE STADIUM

RESERVED PARKING SPOTS ARE AVAILABLE

DIRECTLY ACROSS FROM THE STADIUM FOR $100 A SEASON (INCLUDING POST-SEASON GAMES) THROUGH THE UMHB TICKET OFFICE.


HUNGRY?

THE STUDENT UNION BUILDING AND CRUSADER STADIUM WILL OFFER UP THESE UMHB-EXCLUSIVE EATS.

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During Midnight March April 19, students circle York Sesquicentennial Plaza as seniors clad in graduation regalia light the candles of the friends and faculty who influenced their time at UMHB.

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Pflugerville Independent School District dedicated Ruth Barron Elementary School Oct. 13, 2012. It was named for Ruth Smith Barron (deceased). Ruth was born Feb. 8, 1901, in Travis County. She graduated from Pflugerville High School and began teaching first grade in Pflugerville ISD while she finished her bachelor’s degree at Mary Hardin-Baylor. She taught at schools across Central Texas. In 1954, Ruth again took a position teaching first grade in Pflugerville ISD. She retired from that position in 1963 and passed away in 1983. The name of Ruth Barron Elementary School was nominated by her daughters Carolyn Barron and Ruth May Barron Mulenex ’63. The school’s mascot is a bear, inspired by “Mrs. Bear,” the name Ruth’s students called her.

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Carolyn Brunson Vardeman and her husband, Don, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 13 with a reception at First Baptist Church of Hewitt,

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hosted by their children, Alesha, Brad, and Monica Vardeman. Carolyn retired in 2000 from Midway ISD, and Don retired in 2004 from LaVega ISD and from the Texas State Guard in 2012.

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Donna Reynolds Kennedy is the worship leader/ministry assistant at New Life Baptist Church in Florissant, Mo. She is married to Tom Kennedy ’85 and has two children, Rebecca (16) and Jonathan (12).

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Eula Woodyard McKown wrote a poem, “The Spoon,” and a story, “Summer School, 1964,” published in the 2013 Baylorian. Michele Gebala Langford was a recipient of the 27th annual Golden Apple Award, presented in May. She has taught for 21 years and is currently at Hanna Springs Elementary School in Lampasas ISD.

Leigh Marrs Goldstein graduated May 13 from the University of Texas at Austin school of nursing with a PhD in Adult Health Nursing.

Amy Winters ’94, MEd ’04, was a recipient of the 27th annual Golden Apple Award presented in May. She has taught for 16 years and is currently at Temple High School.

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Marty Garcia is the boys basketball coach at Temple High School. He was the


Got news? Alumni Life reports news received Feb. 15, 2013, through June 15, 2013. If you have news to share, send it to: Alumni Relations, UMHB Box 8427, 900 College Street, Belton, Texas 76513 or alumni@umhb.edu. To make a memorial gift, please contact: Development, UMHB Box 8433, 900 College Street, Belton, Texas 76513.

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Brian Guenther graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary with a Master of Arts in Christian Education. He has begun the Ed.D. program at UMHB and serves as Headmaster at The Master’s School of San Marcos.

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girls basketball coach and girls athletic coordinator at Saginaw, north of Fort Worth, the past five years. He was the boys coach at Arlington Sam Houston from 2004 to 2008 and at River Oaks Castleberry from 2002 to 2004. Marty was also the coach at Tom Bean for one season, an assistant at Castleberry for two years and an assistant at Cleburne for three seasons before becoming the head coach at Castleberry. He was a former standout for the Crusaders, was a team captain for the 1994-95 and 1995-96 seasons, and is eighth all-time at UMHB in three-point shooting percentage.

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Brian Givens graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity on May 10. He began pastoring First Baptist Church Colmesneil in June.

Rick ’99, MA ’01, and Ana Paula Monteiro-Lilly ’98 live in Bauru, Brazil, with their children, Isabella and Nicolas. Rick is an English Conversation Professor, and Ana Paula is a primary teacher at a bilingual academy.

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Seth Edwards ’05, MBA ’07, was named Patterson Middle School Teacher of the year. He also was named Secondary Teacher of the Year for Killeen ISD, which puts him in the running for Texas State Teacher of the Year. He teaches math at Patterson Middle School.

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Mandi Bundrick accepted the call of Andice Baptist Church to become their minister to children.

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Haley Walker Meyer completed her Master of Applied Industrial/Organizational Psychology degree from Argosy University in Dallas.

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Colby Nichols graduated from South Texas College of Law on May 25, and is employed by Powell and Lean LLP in Austin. Colby and his wife, Kallie White Nichols ’10, live in Cedar Park.

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Bethany Carter is living in Belgium working with Military Community Youth Ministries as a youth minister to military teens.

W E D D I N GS Gina Scurlock ’98 to James Robert Floyd, April 20, in Rome, Ga. They may be reached at 1688 Old Summerville Rd., Rome, Ga. 30165. Jennifer Renee Caldwell ’02 to Jerald Julius Dulgher, April 27, in Dallas. Jennifer is employed by Pediatric Specialists of Plano, and Jerald is employed by Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation. Jennifer is the daughter of Jerry Caldwell ’73 and the late Janice Muehlstein Caldwell ’79. Lisa Insko ’05 to Christopher Mekler, March 5, 2011. Lisa is studying amateur radio operations, and Christopher is a sergeant for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice working at the Crain Unit in Gatesville. Kristin Bohacek ’07 to Christopher Warwick, Dec. 8, in St. Thomas, USVI.

Richard Lee Ellis ’07 to Megan Whitney Splain, in Dallas. Richard is a sales representative for Stephens Pipe and Steel in Dallas, and Megan is a field consultant for Southland Corporation in Dallas.

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Ryan ’01 and Angela Kidwell Conlon ’01 announce the birth of their son, Tyler Allen, Jan. 16. He joins three-yearold big sister, Kaelyn. They currently live in the St. Trina Lusk ’03 and his wife, Dr. Jeniece Tyria Lusk, announce the birth of their daughter, Parker Joyce, Feb. 5.

Holly Ridgeway ’09 and Andrew Freeman ’08, May 25, in Waxahachie. Ryan Trask ’09 officiated. Left to right: Adam ’10 and Allison Wolf DuBose ’10, Patrick McDonald ’10, Cain Taylor ’11, Emily Williams ’11, Becki Knotts ’08, Stephanie Wimberly King ’08, Ryan McNair ’08, Andrew ’08 and Holly Ridgeway Freeman ’09, Ryan Trask ‘09, Kyle ’08 and Kaily Luckett Tubbs ’09, Lori Ridgeway ’11, Wes Bull ’08, Michael ’05 and Ashley Freeman Grinnan ’04, Vera Knutson ’09, and Janie Wayland Trask ’09.

Sara Barnes ’08 to Reed Davidson, Aug. 18, 2012, in Woodway. Sara is an RN at Hillcrest Hospital, and Reed is the professional sales exterior specialist for Lowe’s. Martha Sicking ’09 to Jordan Wiggers, May 27, 2012, in Taylor. Two of the bridesmaids were Carrie Norwood Williams ’08 and Maggie Curry ’10. They live in Miami, Fla., where Martha is pursuing a master’s degree to become a physician assistant, and Jordan is pursuing a degree in nursing. Bryn Elizabeth Piper ’11 to Joshua Caleb Patton, March 9, in Dallas. Bryn is a registered nurse at Children’s Medical Center Emergency Department, and Joshua is pursuing a degree in nursing at Baylor University. Katherine El Guermai ’12 and Clayton McCorkle ’10, Jan. 19, in Houston. They live in Houston.

Amanda Danielle Youngblood ’12 to Brady Joel Kubena, March 15, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Kristina Zufall ’12 to Jacob Camp, current student, June 1, in Temple.

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BIRTHS Barry ‘97 and Tiffany Carroll Elkins ‘98 announce the birth of their daughter Molly Kathryn on Oct. 29, 2012. Barry is the women’s soccer head coach at UMHB. Molly Kate joins big brothers, Collin and Cade. Matt ’00 and Ashley Burkley Tyndall ’00 announce the birth of their son, Knox Austin, Feb. 12. He joins six-yearold big sister Tate. Matt is a vice president of marketing at Close To You, Inc., and Ashley is a homeschool mom and a director of business development at Canonball Interactive.

April Miller Sheppard ’03 and her husband, Phillip, announce the birth of their son, Sebastian Fritzgordon, Feb. 26. He joins big brother Kaiser and cousins Luke, Drew, Ava, Matthew, Jaxon, and Aaron. Proud aunt is Amy Miller Gonzalez ’03. Josh ’03 and Courtney Carr Strong ’04 announce the birth of their daughter, Paisley, July 26, 2012. She joins big brother Hunter Cameron, born in 2009. Josh is a vice president at ING Capital, and Courtney is a licensed professional counselor. Kendall Powell Gilman ’05 and her husband, James, announce the birth of their daughter, Kamry Lynn, Jan. 16. They live in Lantana.

Attention Class of ’67! A NOTE FROM MARGIE CROUCH WRIGHT ’67: The class that graduated before we came in the fall of 1963 has just received their golden diplomas. That means we cannot be far behind! Please contact me with ideas for our gift to UMHB. If we start now, we can make a significant contribution. My email is margiew@sccenter.org. I would love to hear from you!

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Delana and Bryan Davis and daughter Eva take a photo with some of the local Peruvian children who participated in a D-Now weekend at the couple’s youth center.

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Representing the Cru in Peru Bryan ’07 and Delana Brewer Davis ’08 run a successful ministry in the BY JESSA GR ASSI MCCLURE ’08 heart of the Amazon rain forest Among some of the world’s most pristine Amazon rain forests is the small Peruvian town of Puerto Maldonado, home to a thriving ministry run by two UMHB graduates. Bryan ’07 and Delana Brewer Davis ’08 have called Peru home for nearly four years, and they are using the skills they learned at their alma mater to help change the lives of the people they encounter. It all started during Bryan and Delana’s courtship while in college. Bryan, a business management major, asked Delana, an education major, to go to church with him. The church, Lifegate Christian Fellowship, was pastored by former Peruvian missionaries Don and Melissa Cooper. “Their heart for Peru overflowed to ours,” Delana said. “When we got engaged, we knew we wanted to go into the mission field, so we began talking to them about opportunities.” After finishing a year-long internship designed to prepare them for a life in missions, the Davises moved

to Peru with the Global Consulting Group, an organization run by the Coopers. The Davises worked as pastors of a local church during their first year in Puerto Maldonado, but God soon began laying something new on their hearts. They felt led to start a youth center, so that’s exactly what they did. “The focus of the youth center is evangelism to the unreached youth of our city,” she said. “We work with local schools to meet kids and use strategies such as English, music, and sports to develop relationships. We then work through small groups and one-on-one discipleship to build up leaders among these new Christians.” The Davises also disciple young couples, lead a mission team that works with native Indian tribes to raise up leaders that can teach their own tribes about Jesus, and own a farm where they grow fruit and raise animals to help support their ministry projects. And while the couple was growing their ministry, their family also began

to grow. They welcomed daughter Eva Grace in May 2012, adding a new level of adventure to their jungle life. “We love watching Eva grow up here in Peru. One of her first words was ‘hola,’” Delana said. But although parenting has changed them forever, they feel as though they have also been changed by the people of Peru. “Bryan and I feel like we have family here,” Delana said. “It’s so humbling that Christ’s love doesn’t have borders of race or culture. We are all part of His Kingdom culture.” The couple credits the love and guidance of the Coopers and their families in helping them develop their ministry in Peru. But, they also give credit to the university where they met. The Davises remember their time at UMHB as a time when they realized what God had in store for their futures. “Looking back, college was a time when God fanned the flame in us to reach the nations and gave us a passion for Him.”

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Michael ’05 and Ashley Freeman Grinnan ’04 announce the adoption of Trey Nathan (7), Marc Gabriel (6), and Shane Michael (2), April 25. Michael teaches PE at Tyler Elementary School in Belton, and Ashley teaches 4th grade at Academy Elementary School. They live in Holland. Dave ’07 and Stephanie Boyd Covington ’07 announce the birth of their son, Andrew “Andy” Steven, March 28. He joins two-year-old big brother Levi Grove. Kristen Peters Spradlin ’07 and her husband, Jason, announce the birth of their daughter, Emma Carole, March 30. Blake ‘08 and Camy Gravell Reynolds ‘09 announce the birth of their daughter, Brinley Lenn, June 9.

Dean ’09 and Jenn Harper Butenschoen ’08 announce the birth of their daughter, Adalee Gail, March 20. Stephanie Wheeler Biefeld ’10 and her husband, Sean, announce the birth of their son, Logan Garrett, April 3. He joins big brother Luke.

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Russell ’10 and Krista Quinn Dotson ’08 announce the birth of their son, Elijah Cade, April 4. Krista graduated with a master’s in Speech Language Pathology from Texas Woman’s University and works as a speech pathologist for North East ISD. Russell is an English teacher at a charter school in San Antonio. Daniel ‘10 and April Stone Green ‘08 announce the birth of their son, Miles Lane, March 19. Daniel is in his fourth year of medical school at Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, and April is a stayat-home mom. They live in Ft. Worth. Brandon ’11 and Sarah Hughey Brewer ’11 announce the birth of their son, Wallace Ray, March 2. Jennifer Morales Diaz ’11 and her husband, Mark, announce the birth of their daughter, Mckinzy Ann, May 16. Jennifer teaches second grade in Salado ISD, and Mark is employed at FedEx. Khim Owens ’11 and her husband, David Baggett, announce the birth of their daughter, Micah Scott, April 28. She joins four-year-old big brother Owen Kuper. Jacob ’13 and Brooke Dahiquist Hollatz ’05 announce the birth of their daughter, Adelaide Elizabeth, March 3. She joins big sister Eden Catherine.

D E AT H S June Ward Bills ’32-’33, April 24, in Round Rock. She was an active member of Chapel of the Hills Baptist Church where she served for many years as pianist and Sunday school teacher. She was a member of Eastern Star and Friends of Hospice.

Frances Utley Walker McElroy ’38, March 4, in San Antonio. She taught high school math and science. Mabel Lynch Bowers ’40, April 17, in Mesquite. She taught school in Mesquite where she retired, and she was a member of Urban Park Baptist Church. Mickey Johnston Paschal ’45, April 18, in Pagosa Springs, Colo. She was a homemaker and served as president of both the Oklahoma County Medical Women’s Auxiliary and the Quail Creek Women’s Golf Association. Pat Cleghorn Conlon ’47, April 5, in Laguna Hills, Calif. Loda Nelson Gibson ’47, June 16, in Anahuac. She taught for 35 years in Pine Island, Crocket, Pt. Acres, Hamshire, Sour Lake, Pecos, and Anahuac. Lee Holcomb Means ’47, June 2, in Harlingen. After graduating from Mary Hardin-Baylor, she earned a MEd from Texas A&I University and completed graduate work at the University of Texas-Pan American and the University of Texas at Austin. She served in many educational capacities as an elementary and special education teacher. She also served as a staff development facilitator, guidance center supervisor, assistant principal, and elementary school principal. She was a Harlingen Independent School District trustee member, where she held the positions of secretary, vice president, and president. She also served on the boards of the Boys & Girls Club of Harlingen, United Way, Youth Leadership Harlingen, Family Emergency Assistance, Harlingen Literacy Center, Valley Baptist Foundation Board, and the Rio Grande Council of Boy Scouts. She was selected as Outstanding Principal by the Harlingen unit of Texas State Teachers Association, and was named Premier Principal by Texas PTA. She received the HOSTS Corporation’s highest award, The Betty Scharff Memorial Award for the Champion of Children. Lee was the first recipient of the Valley Morning Star’s Best Reader’s Choice Award for Best Principal and was named Educator of the Month by the Texas School Business. She was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church, where she was a choir member for 49 years. Lee H. Means Elementary School in Harlingen was named after her in 2009.

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The wedding editor

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As editor-in-chief of San Antonio Weddings, Denise Untalan Marcos ’08 combines a passion for the wedding industry with her talent for writing to line up a job while also planning a wedding. Her future husband suggested that she try to work for a wedding magazine. “It was genius. I could combine my passion for the industry with my talent for journalism,” she said. That was when Marcos came across the San Antonio Weddings website and sent an email asking about job opportunities. The publisher emailed her back and set up a phone interview, which eventually turned into a two-month, paid contract job that she started just after graduation. “I gave the publisher [communication professor and The Bells adviser] Vicky Kendig’s contact information for my reference. To this day, I believe it was the good things she said that landed me this job,” Marcos said. Marcos commuted to San Antonio five days a week while her new husband finished up his teaching year in Killeen. “Those two months were a

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When Denise Untalan Marcos ’08 began planning her wedding in 2005, she found herself happily immersed in putting together all the little details. “I would spend hours looking for things to make our wedding unique. I would even wake up in the middle of the night with ideas that I needed to write down,” Marcos said. That passion for planning, coupled with the journalism degree she earned from Mary Hardin-Baylor, married into the perfect career when Marcos was offered a job at San Antonio Weddings magazine just a year after her own wedding. “I love my job because I get to use nearly every facet of my education in this field: from writing and editing, to graphic design and public relations.” Marcos’ journey started at UMHB, where the mass communication/ journalism major gained valuable writing experience as the sports editor for The Bells. As graduation approached, Marcos was busy trying

complete blur. The magazine was in the peak of production and the environment was new and stressful. It was a crazy learning experience.” Marcos has been with the magazine ever since. She and her husband, Oliver, now live in San Antonio with their three young children. In 2011, Marcos was named editor-in-chief. Her responsibilities include writing, editing, assisting with layout design, and coordinating photo shoots. Marcos said she owes her success to the education she received from UMHB, and the help she received from great mentors along the way. “One person who has attributed greatly to my success, not only as a professional but also as a person, is Mrs. Kendig. She dedicated countless hours to teaching and encouraging me to be a better writer, and I was greatly blessed to have her by my side. When I walked the stage at graduation, I was confident that the education I received would take me far.”

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Virginia Naismith Sullivan ’59, April 10, in Killeen. She taught for 35 years in Killeen ISD, and was a faithful member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She was the wife of James T. Sullivan ’75 (deceased).

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Suzanne Herring Maas ’61-’62, Dec. 15, in Grand Prairie. She taught school and was a developmental math and reading specialist with the Grand Prairie ISD before retiring in 2003.

Growing up Crusader Two-year-old Levi Covington, son of Dave ’07 and Stephanie Boyd Covington ’07, climbs the steps under Presser Hall’s historic arches on his way to Kindermusik class. These early childhood music and movement classes are offered year-round through the UMHB Conservatory of Music. Tuition is free for all alumni, faculty, and staff during the fall and spring semesters (a $50-$80 materials cost does apply). For more information, please visit conservatory.umhb.edu. Is your child or grandchild growing up Crusader? Submit a photo or story to umhblife@umhb.edu.

Pauline Speed Carson ’49, June 9, in Waco. She taught school in Lampasas and Waco, including Bell’s Hill and Hillcrest Elementary. Before graduating from MHB, she taught school with an emergency certificate so that she could help out with the shortage of teachers during World War II. She helped run a farm with her husband, Willard. Pauline loved church work and served as a junior high Sunday School teacher at North Waco Baptist Church. She enjoyed being in Dr. Cresson’s class and working with the internationals, greeting and helping with people from all over the world at Columbus Avenue Baptist Church. Minnie Lane Murphy ’50, June 3, in Amarillo. She was a legal secretary to criminal lawyers in Fort Worth, secretary to the vice president of J.E. Foster and Son, and on staff at First Baptist Church of Amarillo. She was also secretary to district agents for Texas A&M Extension Service, and

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secretary at First Officers Student Battery in Fort Sill, Okla. In the past, Minnie had been involved with many Baptist organizations at the associate and state levels. She was well known for conducting Bible study conferences using her own extensive outlines of the entire Bible. She was a dedicated Sunday School teacher for more than 60 years. Maidel Sorensen Browder ’51, Feb. 8, in Houston. She taught school in Corpus Christi and Spring Branch ISD. She retired early to care for her growing family. She was an active member of First Baptist Church of Houston, where she taught Sunday School and worked in the church library. Kenneth L. Loggins, Feb. 14, in La Fayette, Ga. He was the husband of Mary Alice Lewis Loggins ’58, who may be reached at 909 Anthony St., La Fayette, Ga. 30728 or kalogg@windstream.net.

Barbara K. Richardson ’61, March 8, in Hastings, Minn. She was employed by Texas Children’s Protective Services, Dallas County Mental Health-Mental Retardation Services, Hope Cottage Children’s Bureau, and Texas Department of Human Services. She was chosen for Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, recognized by Who’s Who of American Women and Who’s Who of the World. She retired early due to chronic health problems. While at UMHB, she worked in the business office with Miss Myrtle Burnham. She was a member of Historical Phila and was active in SGA, serving as president her senior year. Alva O’Hair, April 4, in Lampasas. She was the mother of Betty O’Hair Anderson ’64, who may be reached at 6402 Pat Cole Rd., Temple, Texas 76502. Joyce Howard Sargent ’65, March 8, in Cleveland. She taught elementary school and was a lifelong member of the Baptist church. Johnnie Williamson Frets ’67, June 6, in Conway. She retired from teaching at Biggers-Reyno Elementary School. Her third graders were often treated on Halloween to an appearance from ”Matilda,” her supposed twin sister who handed out treats. Gladys Walker Janeway ’68, April 10, in Belton. She taught elementary school in Belton for many years, and was a member of First Baptist Church of Belton. She played piano for the Chinese Mission Church-FBC Belton, as well as Park Place Manor and Crestview Manor nursing homes. Carolyn Necas Martinec ’68, April 18, in Houston. Donna Wiebelhaus ’69, Feb. 3, in Belton. She was a member of the Bell County Medical Society and Christ the King Church. She founded the King’s Daughters Hospital Auxiliary and served as director, retiring in 1989.

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Where He leads

A life-altering car accident gives James Goforth ’84 clarity that God is B Y B R I T TA N Y P U M P H R E Y ’15 calling him to serve in Germany A near-fatal car accident in 2011 altered the course of Jim Goforth’s life. One afternoon in early September, a rain and wind storm resulted in a head-on collision with a tow truck. “My car was totaled, and all emergency personnel said I should have been dead,” Goforth said. His injuries included broken ribs, a broken bone in his elbow, and a partially collapsed lung. But more lasting than the injuries sustained was the newfound clarity he gained about the direction God wanted his life to take. “I woke up in the car and was trying to gather my wits. My first rational thought after I regained consciousness was, ‘Am I talking to a church in Germany?’” Goforth had served as the senior pastor of the New Life Baptist Church in Florissant, Missouri, since 2003. When his youngest son graduated from high school in 2010, he and his wife Lisa Alexander Goforth ’84 began to feel the Lord leading them in a new direction. “We sensed the Lord telling us that our ministry in St. Louis was coming to an end and that God had something special prepared for us. We were not

looking to move and felt very happy at New Life, but we heard the Lord saying that change was coming.” Goforth was approached by many churches, but in every situation, no matter how perfect the opportunity seemed, the Lord would close the door. “It was always ‘too much this,’ or ‘not enough that.’ It was never the right time. We continued to serve faithfully where we were, knowing that the Lord would open the door.” A month before his accident, Goforth learned about Faith Baptist Church in Kaiserslautern, Germany, one of the largest churches in the International Baptist Convention. Faith Baptist primarily serves the Kaiserslautern Military Community, a collection of U.S. and NATO military bases which has the largest population of U.S. citizens in the world outside of the United States. “The idea of serving these great heroes was beyond my thoughts and imaginations, but my heart was stirred. It was as if I heard the Lord say, ‘This your church.’ We had known for almost two years that the Lord would move us, and it appeared we had found what He had for us.”

His thoughts immediately following the accident only confirmed his feelings. In November, Faith Baptist Church’s pastoral search committee narrowed their search from 230 candidates, offering Goforth the position of senior pastor. The Goforths moved to Germany the following March. “How our life has changed!” Goforth said. “There is nothing special about what we do; it’s about obedience. We just listen when God says, ‘Go.’ We have ministered in little places where no one knew, and now we are touching people who will travel all over the world with the armed forces.” In the year he has served in Germany, Goforth has found himself praying over wounded warriors and ministering to countless families who are about to deploy. “We are doing what we’ve always done: telling people about Jesus, loving them with God’s love, celebrating the joys, and drying the tears. We’re just doing it a little further away from what we’ve always known as home now. But this experience has taught us that home is wherever God leads.”

Top left: As a student, Goforth (pictured with his wife Lisa in the Alps) was one of the first three students to

receive a full Presidential Scholarship. “Dr. Parker gave me a great gift when he offered me a scholarship to come to UMHB. Not only did I get a great education, but I also met my wife and made lifelong friends. I told Lisa of my intentions to date her on a swing outside W.W. Walton Chapel. We got married in that same chapel ALUMNI L I F E in 1985.” Top right: Wreckage from the car accident that nearly took Jim’s life in 2011.

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Remembering the lives of two beloved former university first ladies Betty Holloway Betty Lucile Gould Holloway passed away March 19 in San Marcos. She was the wife of UMHB’s 15th president, the late Leonard L. Holloway, who held the office from 19661968. Betty grew up in San Diego, Calif., then attended college at Texas Christian University. Following Mr. Holloway’s presidency, the couple settled in Kerrville, where Mr. Holloway served as mayor. Betty was an artist and lover of hats, dancing, singing, shopping, and traveling. She was involved in the Hill Country Arts Foundation and several local art groups. She is survived by two daughters, Shalia Kay and Jamie Lynn, and their families.

Ellen Tanner Ellen Yates Tanner passed away July 4 in Temple. She was the daughter of Dr. Kyle Monroe Yates, Sr. and Margaret Yates. She graduated with a BA degree from Baylor University in 1952. After teaching first grade in the early years of her marriage, she devoted her time to her family and to supporting her husband, the late Dr. William G. Tanner, Sr., as a pastor’s wife. She moved into the role of a college First Lady when Bill became the 16th president of Mary Hardin-Baylor College in 1968 and continued serving in that role at Oklahoma Baptist University from 1971 through 1976. When Bill became executive director of the Home Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention and, later, of the Oklahoma Baptist Convention, she took on leadership roles with ministers’ wives and the WMU. She was a member of the Executive Committee for the Southern Baptist Convention and chaired the Prayer Vigil for Ministers’ Wives for the Southern Baptist Convention. She and Bill moved back to Central Texas in 2004 and became active members of First Baptist Church of Belton, where she directed the Prayer Ministry until the time of her death.

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Mike LeFan ’70, March 20, in Temple. He fell ill with polio when he was eight years old. Although he could not walk or move his arms and legs, he could move the toes on his left foot, which he used to hold a pencil, paint brush, and telegraph key. He was a proficient Morse code operator. He typed 40 words a minute on his computer and had one of the finest vocabularies imaginable. He wrote four books and recieved numerous recognitions and honors. Bonnie Boyd ’79, April 19, in Belton. She worked for many years as a licensed professional counselor at MHMR in Killeen. She was a member of the Iris Society in Belton. Bonnie was a Presbyterian. Jacqueline Smith Palamara ’82, M.Ed. ’91, Feb. 14, in Harlingen. She was an English teacher at BETA-Business Education Technology Academy and the Marine Military Academy for 25 years. She was voted Teacher of the Year twice by BETA and earned a Master Teacher Certification, among many other honors and awards. She was the wife of Joseph Palamara ’83. Edith Webb Longoria, April 5, in Pearland. She served two terms on the UMHB Board of Trustees. She was the mother of Loretta Longoria-Russo ’82, who may be reached at P.O. Box 2016, Pearland, Texas 77588. Terri Gilliland High ’86, Feb. 14, in Rogersville, Mo. Janice Cecil Baldwin ’88, May 7, in Waxahachie. She was a nurse, and ended her nursing career at Scott & White Hospital in Temple in 1997. She attended Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary where she earned a Master of Divinity degree and was ordained as a Full Elder in 2003. Pastor Jan served as pastor at Topsey United Methodist Church, Colleyville United Methodist Church, Ranger United Methodist Church, Winters United Methodist Church, and Ferris Heights United Methodist Church in Waxahachie. She also served voluntarily at First United Methodist Church. Peggy Hayes Craik, MBA ’90, April 9, in Temple. She was an associate professor at UMHB from 1980-2006 and a lifetime member of the Texas Nurses Association. She founded the Bettie Iba Hayes Endowed Scholarship, established in memory of her mother. The scholarship is awarded to UMHB students who are pursuing a degree in nursing or business.


Daniel Santibanez ex ’90, Feb. 17, in Temple. He worked at Pactiv for 35 years as a supervisor. He was on the board of directors for the Azalee Marshall Cultural Activities Center in Temple, and also was a member of the board for St. Vincent de Paul. He was a past member of Cultura, and a past member of the United Way. Julie Keener ’04, February, in Temple. She was active in the community as a member of Junior League, Temple Young Professionals, and Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. She served on the Official Boards at First Christian Church and Family Promise. Julie played the piano, flute, and sang alto in the church choir. Marjorie Bailey ex, April 4, in Rockdale. She taught public school for over 20 years, beginning and ending her career in the Milano School District. Marjorie was a member of Liberty Community Church, Milam County Retired Teachers Association, and Beta Nu. She served on Mission Service Corps at the Southern Baptist Convention, and was chosen as an Outstanding Elementary Teacher in 1973, and Baylor Central Texas Distinguished Woman of the Year in 1996. She was named an Honorary Alumna of Truett Seminary and served alongside her husband at First Baptist Churches in Vivian, La., Sulphur Springs, and Calvert; East Grand Baptist in Dallas; Columbus Avenue in Waco; and Liberty Community Church near Milano. Lester Boutwell ex, March 21, in Wichita Falls. He worked with his father installing auditorium seating and delivered specialized oil drill bits. He also operated a CB shop and worked for the Temple Fire Department, Nolanville Police Department, and Shepherd Electric. Wanda Kirk Davis ex, Feb. 11, in Houston. For several years she served as legal secretary for Justice, Justice and Kugle Law Firm in Athens. She was a faithful church musician, Sunday School teacher, and renowned speaker for Women’s Conferences statewide.

Attention Classes of ’93 & ’03 A NOTE FROM REBECCA O’BANION ‘93 AND TRISH STEWART WOODS ‘03: The classes of 1993 and 2003 would like to invite all alumni from the 1990s and early 2000s to join us for a reunion at Homecoming on Oct. 18-19. Did you graduate a different year than your closest friends or spouse? This is a great time to come back and see more people you may know at this special reunion! We would love to see you all!

She taught business classes at 4C Business School in Waco. She was the private secretary to Edward Cameron Bolton when his office was located in the Cameron family home on Austin Avenue. Johnnye and her husband moved to Dallas, where she worked for Texas Instruments. She later joined the United States Postal Service as an executive secretary, and retired after a long career as a manager on the director’s staff at the main post office in Dallas. She was a telecommunications manager, and then worked on the staff of the contracts office at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Downtown Dallas. She was a longtime active member of the First Baptist Church of Dallas.

she started her career as a mother and Air Force wife, moving her family 47 times during her husband George’s 26-year military career. They moved to Marble Falls in 1957 and developed an R.V. park and campground on Backbone Creek called Kemper’s Korner. Betsy was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church, and a member of the Highland Lakes Porcelain Arts Guild. She volunteered and helped feed those in need for more than 25 years through the Mission Outreach Ministry program at St. Frederick Baptist Church in Marble Falls. Betsy and George received the Outstanding Citizen Award from the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce in 1991.

Katy Marjorie Neebil Gillmeister ex, March 10, in Temple. She served as secretary to the superintendent of Temple ISD and then later worked for Joe Perkins at the Methodist Home in Waco. She was a homemaker and a lifetime supporter of the Gideon’s Bible Association. She was the mother of David Gillmeister ’81 and Joel Gillmeister ’85, and the grandmother of Paul Krause ’09.

Eleanor Cook Petterson ex, May 6, in New Braunfels. She worked as an elementary teacher and then later as a file clerk for the DPS in Austin. During World War II, she was a clerk with the FBI in Washington, D.C. When the war was over, Eleanor and her husband moved to Round Rock and became owners of Petterson’s Grocery and Market. She was active in her children’s schools, and was an officer in Lutheran Church Women and American Legion Auxiliary.

Patsy Lail Dennis ex, May 5, in Abilene. She and her husband moved to Abilene in 1954 and started Dennis Communications Center. She enjoyed clothing design, sewing, playing the piano, singing, poetry, and art.

Rubylee Cantrell Gracy ex, April 14, in Fort Worth. She taught elementary, junior high, and high school in Blue Ridge, McKinney, New Orleans, and Pomona, Calif. She finished her career as the director of pupil personnel services for the Pomona Unified School District in California, retiring in the late 1980s.

Johnnye Franklin Gaither ex, May 18, in Dallas. She worked for the Waco Times Herald where she met her future husband.

Betsy Bennett Kemper ex, May 15, in Marble Falls. After teaching for one year,

Faye Stemm Smith ex, May 18. She began her teaching career at David G. Burnet Elementary School in Baytown. Faye and her husband, Ed, lived in Baytown, Houston, Wyoming, and retired in Lakeway. Faye was actively involved with her church in Baytown, where she taught Sunday School for years. She was a member of the Service League of Baytown, and began


In memory: Beatrice Huston Dr. Beatrice Huston passed away April 9 in Temple. Dr. Huston earned her BBA at North Texas State University in 1947, her MA from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1952, and her EdD from Baylor University in 1967. She taught business and education courses at Mary Hardin-Baylor for 30 years, from 1956 to 1986. During this time, she also served as interim dean of the School of Business and was chairperson of the business department from 1970-77. She revised the entire business curriculum to institute the first Bachelor of Business Administration degree. She was named Distinguished Professor in 1972, teacher of the year (twice), and listed in 20 biographical reference books. She became an honorary member of the Alumni Association in 1974. Beatrice was active in many civic organizations, as well as numerous church groups at the First United Methodist Church in Belton. Dr. Huston is survived by her son, Schulyn M. Huston ’77, who lives in Temple with his wife, Thelma.

Frank Beimer Janis Foster Singletary Wayne Billeck Eula Woodyard McKown Julia Woodyard Nation Bonnie Boyd Marietta Parker Ellie Ree Brewer Mary Lou Brewer Looper Dr. Joe Broadway Dr. & Mrs. Jerry Bawcom Betty Sue Craven Beebe Dorwin & Glenda Bundick Riley & Carolyn Allison Owens Marietta Parker Ken & Velva Schrader Riddle Janice Muehlstein Caldwell Ann Taylor Cooney Lee Roy Calhoun Virginia Jones Calhoun Beth Childress Minnie Abrego-Sanchez Barbara Clarke James & Lynn Whyburn Clarke

a lifelong membership of 64 years in the PEO Sisterhood. After moving to Houston in 1960, she continued her love for PEO by becoming a charter member of their new chapter, where she served as president in the early years. She was a patron member of the Junior League of Houston, and belonged to the Emma Rogers MIT Society, the Littlefield Society, and Chancellor’s Council of the University of Texas. Alba Rae Sutterfield ex, March 16, in Huntsville. She was a former employee of Sam Houston State Univesrsity. Joe Broadway, April 15, in Temple. He was a former president of the UMHB Board of Trustees. He was the father of David Broadway ’80-’82 and Daniel Broadway ’87.

ME MO R I A L S Marjorie Elam Bailey Dr. James & Ellen Brien Dr. & Mrs. Ronald Bristow Debbie Burns Tom & Sue Dance Divine Design Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church Garland John & Penny Maloy Gifford Don & Dana Hardcastle Dana & Scott Jones Travis & Jo Ann Looper Larry & Frances Lynch Hank Nance Matt Nance Jeanie Phillips Jerry & Sherry Spears Judi Nance Staton Melba Waldrop WOW (Women of the Word) Bible Study Group Tommie Beavers Dixie Murr Kaye

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Leslie Cockrum Mary Cockrum Pate Gary Cody Catherine Burkett Cornelio Carolyn Smith Combs Debra Perkins Lewis Ruth Cortese Kent Owens Dr. Kerry & Katherine Owens Riley & Carolyn Allison Owens Mary Anne Woodliff Cox Carol A. Treible Peggy Hayes Craik Dr. & Mrs. Jerry Bawcom William J. Craik Col. (Ret.) Mark & Kathy Crews Erskine William A. Funderburg Dr. Grace Labaj Theda Maxfield Riley & Carolyn Allison Owens Barbara Lyon Thomas Robert & Grace Richardson Whitis


Martha White Farris Lee Battey Amy M. Bawcom Dr. & Mrs. Jerry Bawcom Betty Sue Craven Beebe Figari & Davenport, L.L.P. Lawrence A. Gekiere Thomas J. Granite Dr. & Mrs. Randy O’Rear Jan & Bob Scully Pat Lockridge Shannon Sally Shaw

Kenneth Loggins Carolyn Allison Owens

Lee Holcomb Means Mary Roberts Bull

Edith Webb Longoria Betty Sue Craven Beebe Dr. & Mrs. Troy Moser Leonard I. Radoff Lee Raney Insurance Agency Mr. & Mrs. Dan Rocha Nathan & Kristen Webb Zane & Carolyn Webb and family

Caleb Morgan Katherine Knapp Stutts

Tara Coet Felmly Ed Coet

Dale Lumbley John Lumbley Florence Simons

Juanita Garza Janis Foster Singletary

Masa Yokoyama Marshall Alfred Marshall

Loda Allen Nelson Gibson Mary Roberts Bull

Donald Ray McCauley Dixie Murr Kaye Ken & Velva Schrader Riddle

Kristina “Kristy” Hagler Daryl Morris Marion Hallmark Janis Foster Singletary Frank Hicks Dr. Kerry & Katherine Owens Riley & Carolyn Allison Owens Edward Ellis Hogwood, Jr. Cindy L. Taylor

Malcolm McKay Janis Foster Singletary

Jorene Keene Neel Amy M. Bawcom Dr. & Mrs. Jerry Bawcom Dr. & Mrs. Terry Bawcom Ron & Linda Belota UMHB Faculty Assembly Jorene & William A. “Sonny” Neel, Sr. Mark & Betty O’Hair Anderson Marietta Parker Alva O’Hair Amy M. Bawcom Dr. & Mrs. Jerry Bawcom Joan Burton Cox Ken & Melva Garner Hobbs Rev. Robert & Sandra Sanders Mattson Mr. & Mrs. Norman Northen

MUSEUM HOURS: Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free and open to the public

Betty Gould Holloway Jamie Holloway Aven Shelia Holloway Cowan Marietta Parker Dr. Beatrice Huston Dr. & Mrs. Jerry Bawcom Betty Sue Craven Beebe Alice Bell Dixie Murr Kaye Dr. Grace Labaj Dr. & Mrs. Randy O’Rear Don & Judy Owens Riley & Carolyn Allison Owens Marietta Parker Betsy Dabbs Polgue Ken & Velva Schrader Riddle Shirley Cowan Sommer Robert & Grace Richardson Whitis Theodocia Frances Hammock Lawler Dr. & Mrs. Jerry Bawcom Michael Phil LeFan Rev. Jimmy Hinton

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In memory: Martha White Farris Martha White Farris ’42 passed away June 8 in Floydada. Martha graduated from Mary Hardin-Baylor in 1942, then worked as a teacher and later served as a member of the Floydada ISD School Board. Her interest in children’s reading programs led to her active support of the Floydada Library. She was honored with the Woman of Distinction Award in 1994 and was named Citizen of the Year by the Floydada Chamber of Commerce in 1999. Throughout her lifetime, Martha was a steadfast supporter of her alma mater: she served as Honorary Chair in the university’s Challenge Beyond 2000 capital and endowment campaign, and she made generous gifts for many building projects on the campus. In 2006, UMHB conferred upon her its highest honor, the Honorary Doctor of Humanities degree. In 2011, the university’s newest residence hall was named Farris Hall, to recognize Martha’s generous support of the university throughout her lifetime. The new Student Union will include Farris Band Hall, in recognition of her most recent gift.

Riley & Carolyn Allison Owens Marietta Parker Dillard & Karolyn Norwine Whitis Katy Andres Whitis Robert & Grace Richardson Whitis

Lynn Pack Dr. & Mrs. Randy O’Rear Marietta Parker Tracey Pack Upshaw Barbara Richardson Betty Sue Craven Beebe Gayla Vardeman Corley Sharon Wrede Jones Laverne Robinson Dr. & Mrs. J. A. Reynolds Nellie Ruth Munford Sanderford Janie Schlotzhauer Sanderford Eva Slover Sanderlin Mary Roberts Bull

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Dr. Bobbie Wilborn Ruth Tucker Hess Joseph Lee Wilson Elda Luera Doris Watters Wood John, Jo Ann & Will Banks Joe & Billie Brownfield Ralph Curton, Jr. Judy Ducharme Extraco Banks First Church of Christ, Scientist Millie Marlow Paul F. McClinton Jeannette McGinnes Helen Day Mitchell Betsy & Julian Oates Jim & Kaye Patterson Joe Phipps Family Marilyn Ragsdale Jane & Bill Sandlin VJ Saunders Jane Wood Joe C. Wood, Jr. Saundra Wood & Dolan Moore Ann Krochman Young Aubrey Lee Woolley Kathy Harden Charlotte Boyd Young Nina Wilson Elliott

Elizabeth Hardin Smith Debra Perkins Lewis

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Anne Tabarlet Dr. Kerry & Katherine Owens Riley & Carolyn Allison Owens Kitty Jo Theodore Joe B. & Janelle Baisden Dr. & Mrs. Jerry Bawcom Dr. & Mrs. E. Leroy Kemp Dr. & Mrs. Randy O’Rear Dr. Kerry & Katherine Owens Riley & Carolyn Allison Owens

Beverly Norwine Adams Kay Anderson Susan Kolodziejczyk Cindy Moya

Ruth Tyroch Martha & Jerry Tyroch, Jr. Melissa & Jeff Bragg Dot Utterback Martha & Jerry Tyroch, Jr. Col. James Watkins Beth Tate LaClair

Rev. D. D. Simpson Elaine Simpson

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Dr. William K. Sisk Joy Lee Han

Jeanette Watts Webber Dr. & Mrs. J. A. Reynolds

Mark & Betty O’Hair Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Bobby Bridges Marjorie Elam Bailey’s children Debbie Burns Amy M. Bawcom Dr. & Mrs. Jerry Bawcom Dr. & Mrs. Jerry Bawcom Linda Breaux Lou Beth Birdwell WOW (Women of the Word) Bible Study Group


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Dr. Edna Penny Bridges Catherine Burkett Cornelio Kathleen Luyanda Cruz-Moyett Housekeepers Club Russell Bridges Mr. & Mrs. Bobby Bridges Dr. William Carrell Julia Amason Walker

Doris Landry Graham Stacey Graham Etchart

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Class of 1945 Ruth Zerr Bailey

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Rawley & Doris Koehl Carroll & Cindy Koehl Adcock

Brent Davison Dr. & Mrs. Jerry Bawcom Kim Nguyen Faxon Mr. & Mrs. Bobby Bridges Kevin Fralicks Dr. & Mrs. Jerry Bawcom

Susan Kolodziejczyk Class of 1963 Dr. Mickey Little Kathleen Kruse William Long Mary Long

Cheryl Garza Class of 1963

Robert Mattson Mark & Betty O’Hair Anderson Dr. & Mrs. Jerry Bawcom

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