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What a wonderful beginning of the fall semester! Not only are we off to a great start with fall enrollment, but we just concluded one of the best Homecoming weekends in our history. It was such a pleasure to renew acquaintances with many alumni and friends of the university. As you will see in this magazine, fall enrollment was 2,713 with one of our largest enrollments of full-time students, which is at 2,270. We continue to attract the best and brightest students through the efforts of admissions and recruiting, We are also excited about the construction projects which have either recently been completed or will soon be underway. We have finally been able to move into the newest addition to the Sanderford Administration Complex. The new Presidential Suite is a spacious setting on the second floor, appropriate for presenting this university to new and prospective donors and other dignitaries who visit. I am humbled to be able to office in such a fine setting and grateful to those who made this facility a reality. Plan to join us at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 2, for the groundbreaking ceremony of the Paul and Jane Meyer Christian Studies Center. We are ready to begin construction of this most important academic facility, and we encourage you to witness this historic event. With each new student, event, facility, or renovation, God is truly blessing Mary Hardin-Baylor. We feel His hand of provision and guidance! As you enter into the holiday season and the end of the year, please remember that we need your continued support. You are a vital part of UMHB. Thank you, and may God bless you in 2007!
Jerry G. Bawcom, Ph.D. President
UMHB Box 8001 • 900 College Street • Belton, Texas 76513 • (800) 727-UMHB • (254) 295-4500
In this issue
Jerry G. Bawcom, Ph.D.
Volume 26, Number 1 Fall 2006
Spotlighting the Humanities
Calendar of Events
Vice President for External Relations William Townsend, J.D., Ph.D. Editor
Kay Anderson ’63 Rebecca O’Banion ’93 Amy Austin Wick ’97
Contributing Writers Jennifer Sicking Amy Austin Wick ’97 Carol Woodward Graphic Designer
Randy Yandell ’99
Carol Woodward Rebecca O’Banion ’93 Milton Mariani Sarah Jane Sanders Randy Yandell ’99
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New structure brings about separate college with a new dean.
his fall, a major academic change took place separating the colleges of humanities and sciences, and university officials expect nothing but a positive outcome. The move, as part of the university’s strategic plan, is to give emphasis to the humanities, according to Dr. Derek Davis, founding dean of the College of Humanities and the interim dean of Graduate Programs and Research. “By dividing, it gives emphasis to humanities, but it also gives new emphasis to the sciences,” he said. Department chairs within the college also support the decision. “Having our own college puts us in position to pursue opportunities,” Dr. Audell Shelburne, chair of the English department, said. “It gives us a spotlight.” He was quick to point out it’s not an “either/or” situation, but one that allows both colleges to live up to their potential. The estimated 400 students within the College of Humanities have likely seen little change, according to Dr. Davis. “Probably they don’t notice much of a difference,” he said about the students. “Most are aware it is now the College of
Dr. Derek Davis, dean of the College of Humanities, meets with junior Natalie Johnson and senior Clayton Presswood.
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Humanities, but they’re still studying with the same professors and taking the same courses.” That could change as Dr. Davis said he would like to see growth in courses, including possibly adding one in women’s studies. Another avenue would be the development of a course in comparative cultures, such as studying eastern and western cultures, Dr. Davis said. “Then it might be a natural fit to have some languages offered, Chinese and Japanese for example,” he said. Growth in courses would lead to growth in other ways. “The key thing is to have the faculty and resources,” he said. “We would not take the current faculty and move them over into new courses. Ultimately, it would mean adding more faculty.” Dr. Shelburne pointed out that a separate college allows the departments to pursue new opportunities and even to work together more. Departments under the college include English, modern foreign languages, history/ political science and communication/media studies. “By realigning the structure, it does put some departments together that would logically work together and have collaboration,” Dr. Shelburne said. One such collaboration could be between the English and mass communication departments, with a possible communication and writing center. “The idea of these collaborations and working together really is endless when you start working on it,” he said. Primarily, Dr. Davis said, the goal is to give students a solid base in the humanities, an important part of the school’s core curriculum. “When you go back 2,000 years — art, music, rhetoric, mathematics,
astronomy— those were deemed to be the essentials,” he said. “You don’t see much change for 1,500 years. Then you get into the Renaissance and see an explosion in knowledge.”
“Having our own college puts us in position to pursue opportunities.” Now with many more areas of study, such as psychology, sociology or business, that were nonexistent 500 years ago, Dr. Davis said universities often struggle with what is necessary to create an educated person. “Humanities will always be part of the core curriculum,” he said. People need to know how to write, putting words together into sentences, stringing the sentences into paragraphs and flowing paragraphs into stories. Also, he
said students need to know history and political science to understand their country’s foundations and government workings. They need to be able to stand in front of groups and speak, as well as appreciate music and art. Dr. Davis, with his second cap of interim dean of graduate programs and research, also is looking to the future. “There are no graduate programs in the humanities,” he said. “It’s on my mind to add to it in the future.” In the end, all the changes are to move toward one goal for the university. “Mary Hardin-Baylor is a great place. There are lots of wonderful people here. There’s warmth and genuineness with dedication to higher education,” Dr. Davis said. “The people in Central Texas will see Mary Hardin-Baylor on the rise. That might mean more students. It might not. It will certainly mean an upgrade in everything we do.”
Dean Davis Dr. Derek H. Davis has been named dean of the College of Humanities, a new college at the university. Davis is also serving as the interim dean of Graduate Programs and Research, which is also a new position. Dr. Davis most recently served at Baylor University as director of the J.M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies and as editor of the internationally acclaimed Journal of Church and State. Davis holds a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University, a Jurist Doctor degree from Baylor, graduate course work in law from Southern Methodist University, a master’s degree from Baylor and a doctorate in History of Ideas from the University of Texas at Dallas. He is the author or editor of sixteen books on religious liberty and related topics. Davis, of Woodway, is married and has two children, both graduates of Baylor.
Calendar of Events Hillman Visiting Artist Series
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Christmas Holidays (Campus Closed) Offices Open Writers’ Festival University Housing Opens Advising & Registration (Day & Evening) Classes Begin Sanderford Addition Grand Opening, 1:30 p.m. Martin Luther King Day Holiday (Campus Closed) Hillman Visiting Artist Series, Carpe Diem String Quartet, Hughes Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.
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Charter Day Meyer Christian Studies Center Groundbreaking, 11:00 a.m. Summer Camps Job Fair, SUB-Mabee Student Center, 9:00 a.m. Business Intern & Job Fair, Lord Conference Center, 11:00 a.m. Nursing & Health Professionals Job Fair, Lord Conference Center, 11:00 a.m.
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All concerts are made possible through the generous support of the Helen Frances Hillman Fund for Scholarly Exchange. The fund was established in 1999 by Dr. Jimmye S. Hillman in honor of his wife, Helen Frances Smith Hillman, Class of 1946. All performances in the Hillman Visiting Artist Series are free and open to the public. For more information please call the College of Visual and Performing Arts at 254-295-4678.
On the Cover: For the first time in 10 years, friends enjoy a time of reunion at the Homecoming game, (front L-R) Shelby Peña ’96, Elena deLos Santos Queen ’96, (back) Robin Ullrich Conger ’94, and Dianna Powell Flores ’96.
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Crusader Preview Weekend Teacher Job Fair, Mayborn Campus Center Recreation Gym, 2:00 p.m. Spring Break (Campus Closed) Criminal Justice & Career Fair, Mayborn Campus Center Recreation Gym, 9:00 a.m. Health Quest, Mayborn Campus Center, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Spring Revival Spring Opera, Hansel and Gretel, Temple CAC, 7:30 p.m.
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Easter Pageant, Luther Memorial, 12:30, 3:00 and 5:30 p.m. Good Friday Holiday (Campus Closed) Hillman Visiting Artist Series, William Vermeulen, Horn, Hughes Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Robing Chapel, W. W. Walton Chapel, 11:00 a.m. Midnight March
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Nurses Pinning, W. W. Walton Chapel, 7:30 p.m. Education Pinning, Lord Conference Center, 7:30 p.m. Social Work Pinning, Hughes Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Spring Commencement, Mayborn Campus Center, 10:00 a.m. Minimester Registration & Classes Begin Senior Saints Summit Memorial Day Holiday (Campus Closed)
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Advising & Registration (Day and Evening) Campus Classes Begin (Day and Evening)
Alumna Takes Reins as University Registrar
Dr. Bawcom (left) receives the Crusader sword for the Welcome Week Dubbing Ceremony as senior class officials stand in the background.
Numbers Steady for Fall 2006 Enrollment figures for fall 2006 show an overall increase in the number of full-time students and the number of total credit hours taken. The official enrollment this fall is 2,713, which includes full-time and part-time students. Full-time students rose from 2,267 in fall 2005 to 2,270 this year. According to Ron Brown, associate vice president for enrollment management, the number of full-time students is right in line with the university’s enrollment strategy. “We want a gradual increase of serious, full-time students. The university’s strategic plan calls for 2,250 to 2,300 full-time undergraduate students by the year 2010. We have 2,270 full-time undergraduate students this year, which is right on track for meeting our strategic goals as a university,” said Brown. “We must be constantly mindful of our growth, because we are focused on keeping our class sizes small and intimate, and we are once again filled to capacity in our classroom space,” said Brown. “We take deliberate steps to maintain a steady yet slow growth, so students feel a sense of individualized attention.”
Amy Bawcom has been named registrar. In this role, Bawcom will coordinate both the Institutional Records/Registrar’s Office and the Office of Institutional Research. As registrar, Bawcom will oversee the Office of Institutional Records/ Registrar’s Office, which maintains all student academic records and processes all student transcripts. The office coordinates and develops the university catalog, schedules classes each semester, and manages student degree plans, veterans affairs and registration. Bawcom will continue in the position of director of institutional research, coordinating the Institutional Effectiveness program, which evaluates progress in all university departments for accreditation purposes. This office also tracks, compiles and reports institutional statistical information, including surveys and reports for state and
federal agencies and data for publications such as the U.S. News & World Report: America’s Best Colleges and Princeton Review. Bawcom is a 1993 graduate of UMHB with degrees in business administration and English. She received her M.A. in English Language and Literature from Baylor University, and she is currently working on her Ed.D. in Educational Administration at Baylor. Prior to coming to UMHB, Bawcom worked at Baylor University teaching freshman composition, tutoring in the Writing Center and Athletic Academic Services, and teaching in Continuing Education for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Prep course. Bawcom joined the UMHB faculty in 1997 as an instructor in the Department of English.
Trustee Recognized at Convocation Dr. Bawcom presents Betty Payne Huber ’52 with a certificate of appreciation for her years of service on the Board of Trustees during Fall Convocation. Convocation was held in the Mayborn Campus Center. The featured speaker was Dr. James King, dean of the College of Business.
UMHB welcomes 14 new faculty as fall begins: Front Row (L-R): Ms. Kelda McMullen-Fix, assistant professor of nursing; Dr. Diane DiClemente, associate professor of psychology; Dr. Yolanda Forero-Villegas, associate professor of modern foreign languages; Dr. Cheryl Rowder, associate professor of nursing; Ms. Tracy Booth, associate professor of nursing; and Dr. Aida Sapp, associate professor of nursing. Middle Row (L-R): Ms. Stacy Stoll, visiting instructor of chemistry; Dr. Paul Stock, assistant professor of accounting, economics and finance; and Mr. John McLean, associate professor of music. Back Row: (L-R): Dr. Colin Wilborn, assistant professor of exercise and sport science; Dr. David Howard, associate professor of Christian studies; Dr. Doyle Eiler, associate professor of management and marketing; Dr. Derek Davis, dean of humanities and interim dean of graduate programs and research; and Dr. Randall Brown, associate professor of business information technology and systems.
Psychology Receives Extended Accreditation The Community Counseling Program has had its accreditation extended until the year 2012 by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The original accreditation was received in August 2004. During t h e n e x t y e a r, t h e u n i v e r s i t y opened the Community Life C e n t e r, p r o v i d i n g c o u n s e l i n g services to people in the community. With the opening of t h i s f a c i l i t y, t h e g r a d u a t e community counseling program became fully accredited for the next six years by CACREP.
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The community counseling program is part of the Graduate Psychology and Counseling program, which offers master’s degrees in the field of professional c o u n s e l i n g . A c c o r d i n g t o D r. Raylene Statz, director of the program, accreditation is important for people who want to become licensed professional counselors. “Our program follows the accepted standards of practice set forth by this national accrediting agency. This gives the public assurance that a graduate of this program is following national standards in counseling practices,” said Statz.
Valerie Vineyard, UMHB graduate psychology major, provides one-on-one counseling to a client. The hours together assist the client and fulfill practicum requirements for the student.
O’Banion Directs Alumni Office Rebecca O’Banion ’93 has stepped down as president of the Alumni Association to become the director of alumni relations. Rebecca will be responsible for acting as a liaison between the university and the Alumni Association. “This is a wonderful opportunity for me to come home to the university,” said Rebecca. “I feel like God brought me to this point and time in my life.” “Rebecca brings a tremendous amount of expertise to this position from her years of service at Hope for the Hungry,” said Dr. Bill Townsend, vice president for external relations. “We are doubly blessed to have Rebecca since she has served as the president of the Alumni Association and remained extremely involved with UMHB for years.” She will direct the operations of the Alumni Association through the Alumni Office and will carry out the programs set by the association in keeping with the purpose and philosophy of the university. As director, Rebecca will also serve as an ex-officio member of all committees of the Alumni Board and of the association. She has served at Hope for the Hungry since 1994. Rebecca has served on many local community and church committees including the Belton Chamber of Commerce, First Baptist Church, Belton, Altrusa International, Temple Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis International.
Bawcom Signs Agreement with Moroccan College for Study Abroad President Jerry G. Bawcom and Mr. Azzedine Bennani of Morocco met for the first time Friday, August 18, at the university after having signed an agreement of cooperation between the two colleges in 2002. Mr. Bennani, president of the Moroccan company Group ESIG, and his family were in Central Texas on business and were able to make the stop in Belton for the meeting, a ceremonial signing of their original agreement, and a reception. “It is a great pleasure to finally have the opportunity to meet Mr. Bennani after our long-distance correspondence for these past four years,” said Dr. Bawcom. Under ESIG, Mr. Bennani has started 18 educational campuses including universities and a number of technical schools in five cities in Morocco. They plan to open up more
colleges in the near future. The relationship between the two entities started in 2001 when Dr. Jim King, dean of the College of Business, took a group of business students on a study abroad trip to Morocco. While there, Dr. King was introduced to Mr. Bennani, who then hosted UMHB students each time they were back in the country. According to Dr. King, the study abroad program in Morocco is part of the ongoing focus on international business in the College of Business curriculum. The two men began working out the details of an educational agreement for business students studying abroad in Morocco. ESIG has agreements with a number of universities on various continents. The existing campuses in Morocco are primarily business oriented.
President Bawcom and Mr. Azzedine Bennani of Morocco meet for the first time in August to sign an agreement of cooperation between the two colleges.
McKibben Honored During August Commencement Mrs. Lillian Herbelin McKibben, wife of the late Dr. Byron G. McKibben of Temple, was awarded the Honorary Doctor of Humanities degree during summer Commencement in August. During her remarks she spoke of her life and the many things she has witnessed over her more than 90 years of life experience. Mrs. McKibben was recognized for her contributions to the community and specifically to nursing students at the university. She has focused much of her philanthropic endeavors toward the health care profession. She and her husband set an example of service to their fellow man as they demonstrated their high ideals of selfless support to the institutions and causes they cherished. In honor of the generosity of Dr. and Mrs. McKibben, the Foresight Foundation, in 2003, established the
Dr. Graham Hatcher, provost, and Dr. Henry Adrian, board of trustees chairman, assist with hooding Lillian McKibben as Dr. Bawcom, president, presents her with the Honorary Doctorate degree and citation.
Dr. Byron G. McKibben and Lillian Herbelin McKibben Tomorrow’s Leaders Endowed Scholarship to benefit nursing students at the university.
The Alpha Chi Award for highest overall GPA went to Amy Patterson Ivy (L). The Loyalty Cup, for the student who is most representative of the ideals, traditions and spirit of the university, went to Adrienne Henderson (R).
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This was the university’s 150 th graduating class. Seventy-one students were awarded degrees. Of these, 65 received baccalaureate degrees, and six received master’s degrees.
Sanderford Takes on New Dimension The university will celebrate the completion of the new addition to the Sanderford Administration Complex with a Grand Opening at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, January 12. The 16,500 square-foot addition was completed in November. Since it was originally built in 1978, the T.E. and Nellie Ruth Sanderford Complex has been two separate buildings with a center courtyard. These two buildings have now been joined on the north end,
providing a tremendous expanse of room for the executive offices. The first floor includes a new welcoming reception area for visitors to the campus. Also housed on the first floor are the offices for Business and Finance, including Human Resources. The second floor provides a Presidential Suite, offices for the Executive Vice President and the Provost, and several conference rooms.
Other offices, which will remain in the existing Sanderford Complex, are the Registrarâ€™s Office, Institutional Records and Research, Admissions and Recruiting, Financial Aid, Cashierâ€™s and Business Office, Information Technology and other auxiliary offices. Keith Bailey, of RBDR Architect firm out of Waco, was the lead architect on the project.
Grand Opening Set 1:30 p.m. Friday, January 12, 2007
Dr. Bawcom begins moving items into his new office, which features cross-shaped windows.
Standing on Rueter Street in front of the new Sanderford addition are Edd Martin, vice president for business and finance; President Jerry G. Bawcom; and Mike Jackson, president of CMCT Limited of Waco, the construction manager. UMHB LIFE
Campus Life Acclaimed Writers to Assemble for Festival on January 3 - 6, 2007 The annual UMHB Writers’ Festival will be held January 3 – 6, 2007. Special events this year include two master classes with novelist Myra McLarey and poet Scott Cairns. The master classes meet each afternoon from 3:00 – 5:00, providing six hours of workshops and instruction. These events are included in the cost of registration for the festival ($100), and the public may purchase tickets to individual events ($10). Seating is limited. For more information, contact Dr. Audell Shelburn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 254-295-4561.
Fiction Reading by Myra McLarey Wednesday at 7:00 PM in Brindley Auditorium (York Science Center) Myra McLarey’s books include Moncrief, My Journey to the NBA (coauthored with Sidney Moncrief) and When You Take a Pig to a Party, (coauthored with her daughter, Kristina). Her novel, The Road to Eden’s Ridge (co-authored with Linda Weeks under the pen name of M.L. Rose) was optioned by MGM, and her critically acclaimed novel, Water from the Well, was a finalist for the Lillian Smith Award. She won the James Conway teaching and other awards during her years at Harvard, where she taught writing from 1991- 2000. She is an associate faculty member of Bard College’s Institute for Writing and Thinking and
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is the chair of the English Department at Ensworth High School, a new school in Nashville, TN.
Nixon Memorial Lecture by Michael Lythgoe Thursday at 7:00 PM in Brindley Auditorium (York Science Center) Michael H. Lythgoe serves as President of the Academy For Lifelong Learning at the University of South Carolina campus in Aiken, SC. He has a Master of Fine Arts in Writing and Literature from Bennington College. His collection of poems, BRASS, won the Kinloch Rivers Chapbook contest from the Poetry Society of South Carolina in 2006. Mike’s symposium of interviews with contemporary poets on faith appeared in The Writer’s Chronicle in 1998. He has regularly reviewed books of poetry for Windhover and Christianity and Literature. His reading of Facing It by Yusef Komuyakaa aired on the Newshour and NPR and is on the DVD Invitation to Poetry, edited by Robert Pinsky and Maggie Dietz (the anthology is part of The Favorite Poems Project). Lythgoe is a retired Air Force officer with service in Vietnam, Spain, Turkey, and the UK. He has taught at Syracuse University and coordinated cultural programs for The Smithsonian Associates in Washington, DC.
Windhover: A Journal of Christian Literatures is available each year as part of the Writers’ Festival.
Poetry Reading by Scott Cairns Friday at 7:00 PM in Brindley Auditorium (York Science Center) Scott Cairns is the author of six collections of poetry most recently, Compass of Affection: Poems New & Selected. With W. Scott Olsen, he coedited The Sacred Place, a collection of prose and verse. He wrote the libretto for The Martyrdom of Saint Polycarp, an oratorio composed by JAC Redford. His works have been included in Best Spiritual Writing, Best American Spiritual Writing, and Upholding Mystery, among other anthologies. He teaches American literature, poetry writing, and poetics courses at the University of Missouri, where he is currently professor of English and director of creative writing. He founded the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry and served as its series editor from 1993 until 2006. His spiritual memoir, Short Trip to the Edge, will be published in 2007 by Harper San Francisco. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2006.
Alumni Missionaries Encourage Students to Serve Holly Greeson explains the benefits of working in India during Mission Emphasis Week.
As Holly Greeson ex ’82-’84 stood in the middle of several students, who were seated on the floor eating chicken curry and rice with their right hands, she spoke about the culture of India. “We hope you’ll come to visit us,” she said. That was part of the goal for Holly, and her husband, Kevin, during Mission Emphasis Week on Oct. 2327. The Greesons have spent 13 years in South Asia — India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Their son, Dennis, is a freshman this year at the university. A greater purpose, Kevin Greeson ’84 said, was to bring missions into sharper focus for students. “Out of sight, out of mind,” he said. “Our job is to make sure people are aware of the need and how they can be a part of it.” With a variety of positions and assignments, Mr. Greeson said opportunities abound in the mission field. “There are jobs out there,” he said. “We’re here to make sure people are aware of opportunities.” Kevin said some of the largest church plants in the world are taking place in South Asia. “Muslims by the thousands are coming to Christ,” he said. “Hindus
– they’re already up to 1 million in one tribe. The way I like to describe it is explosive.” It thrills him to be a part of leading a person to Christ, but acknowledges it can get better. “It’s more of a thrill when that person leads another person to Christ,” he said. “It’s the ultimate thrill when you lead a person to Christ who leads another person who starts a church that starts another church.” Greeson said he wants students to know it is possible, and missionaries are seeing it happen. As part of that, he has written a book, The Camel, about how thousands of Muslims are coming to know Christ, which is available at www.churchplantingmovements.com. Throughout the Missions Emphasis Week, 32 missionaries interacted with students at meals, spoke in classes and held seminars. Each year, students plan the week-long event, organizing everything from inviting missionaries to scheduling classes for them to attend and finding places for them to stay. Shawn Shannon, Baptist Student Ministry director, said there are several goals for the week, which started in 1999. “One is to awake the campus community to the reality that whoever they really are and what it is they love
to do can be used by Jesus to touch the world,” she said. “Subgoals are that even by this summer we see some of these step out of their own culture because of how they love God and people.” Erin Rigsby, a 2000 UMHB nursing school graduate, had a goal in returning to her alma mater. “God changed my life at UMHB,” said Erin, who is working as a missionary in Jos, Nigeria. “He made it clear I needed to learn to love people who are different from me. That led to my desire to serve oversees.” The 2000 graduate hopes other students will “learn to love those that are unlovable and learn to embrace the differences in others.” “I learned while I was here that I was surrounded by people just like me,” she said. “I was comfortable and unchallenged.” That has changed during the past two and a half years with her work in Nigeria, where she works as a nurse caring for orphans and former street children at care centers. Even with its challenges, it’s a life she has embraced. “I had a plan for my life. My plan pales in comparison to what God has done,” she said. “I love my life. I can’t wait to get back.” UMHB LIFE
Campus Life Students Reach Out to Community A Crowning Twice a year UMHB students, faculty and staff participate in “Reaching Out” to assist community organizations. In October, 275 students, faculty and staff spread out in Belton and Temple to 22 organizations to stuff envelopes, install insulation, clean up grounds and sew dolls for hospitals. “It gives our students direct contact with community needs,” George Harrison, UMHB director of cultural affairs and community service, said. The service day is also a positive response to state legislation that urges universities to participate in community service, he said. Carlton Lemley, a sophomore Christian studies major from Lorena, worked as the student leader on a Habitat for Humanity project in Temple. “I chose it because you work with the families, not for them,” he said about participating in his third Reaching Out. The students worked with family members installing attic insulation, baseboards and closet fixtures at the house.
“We spend time in the UMHB bubble,” he said. “Reaching Out is a time to get outside of that and work in the community.” Ten students and one staff member went to Helping Hands in Belton to lend a hand to the food pantry and clothing locker. There they painted a wall, moved a shelving unit that was bolted to the ceiling, picked up the yard area and even cleaned toilets. Kim Pointer, assistant director at the agency, called the help “absolutely fabulous.” She described the students as eager to help whether picking up donated clothes scattered outside or working in an assembly line to repackage containers of sugar and laundry detergent into smaller packages. “I had one girl clean a toilet for me. She said, ‘Ms. Kim, I’ll do whatever you want me to,’” Pointer said. That attitude, she said, is doing what Jesus taught about being a servant. “It allows them to get out of their comfort zone and think about others,” Pointer said about the outreach. “The Lord said He came to serve, not to be served. That’s what they did that day.”
Laura DeFreitas, sophomore from Glenn Heights, watches as Joseph Villegas, sophomore computer graphic design major from Manchaca, and Aleigha Perez, senior education major from Celeste, cut a piece for trim for the Habitat for Humanity house during a day of Reaching Out.
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Miss Freshman Class Audrey Chumchal is hugged by former Miss MHB Colette Chadwell during the annual pageant on November 4. Chumchal, of Fulshear, is the daughter of Yvonne and William Chumchal. She is a biblical studies major, biblical languages minor involved in House Council and a member of the Freshman Honors Program. Her platform is mentoring adolescent girls through youth ministry. First runner up was Miss FOCUS Lindsey Harkrider, a junior from Boerne.
Several receptions were held during the fall for President and Mrs. Bawcom to recognize them for their 15-year anniversary at UMHB. A student reception was sponsored by the local Dr Pepper bottling company, Temple Bottling. Pictured L-R: Representing Temple Bottling Company: President Ted Floca, Vice President Elizabeth Floca Greenfield MBA ’04, General Manager and Vice President Bruce Connor, and UMHB President Jerry Bawcom with First Lady Vicky Bawcom.
Sports Wrap-Up Fall 2006 has been a successful one for the Crusader athletic program. Three teams advanced to the postseason for the first time since UMHB joined the American Southwest Conference in 1998. The Crusaders also won a conference championship and had a men’s tennis doubles team make school history on the way to a national runner-up finish.
Football The Crusader football team won the 2006 ASC Championship with a win over East Texas Baptist in the ninth week of the regular season. That victory gave the football program its fourth conference championship in the last five seasons. The Crusaders also claimed the league’s automatic berth in the NCAA Division III National Championships to advance to the postseason for the fifth time in the past six years.
Men’s Soccer The men’s soccer team finished the year with a 10-9-1 overall record, and the Crusaders reached double figures in victories for the first time since the 2000 season. The soccer team also qualified for the ASC Championship Tournament for the first time since 2000 and for the second time in the program’s history. The Crusaders fell 2-1 in the opening round to eventual conference champion HardinSimmons. The men’s soccer team accomplished this under first-year head coach Brad Bankhead.
Volleyball The Crusader volleyball team joined the football and men’s soccer program in the postseason. The volleyball team qualified for the ASC Championship Tournament for the first time since the 2001 season and for just the third time in the program’s history. The Crusaders fell to eventual conference champion Hardin-Simmons University in the first round, but not before giving the Cowgirls a scare and pushing them to four games. The successful Crusader season came under the leadership of first-year head coach Kecia Davis ’86.
Tennis doubles team (L-R) Daniel Quinones and Eric White
Men’s Tennis The men’s tennis doubles team of Eric White and Daniel Quinones became the first UMHB tennis team to advance to the ITA Small College National Championships. White and Quinones then won three matches to advance to the national championship match before falling in three sets. White and Quinones ended up second in the nation and earned their trip to the national tournament by winning the ITA Southwest Regional Doubles Championship and then beating the Northwest Regional Champions in a play-in match the day before the national tournament started.
Men’s and Women’s Basketball The men’s and women’s basketball seasons are also underway now. The Crusader men’s basketball team received votes in the D3hoops.com Preseason Top 25 Poll for the first time in school history, and the men were the second-highest vote-getter team among ASC teams in that poll. The men were also picked to finish third in the ASC West Division in the league’s annual Preseason Coaches Poll. The women were picked to finish fourth in the ASC West Division in the women’s Preseason Coaches Poll. UMHB LIFE
Philanthropy CEFCO Starts Student Scholarship On Oct ober 25, CEFC O Convenience Stores contributed $15,000 to establish the C.E. Fikes (CEFCO) Endowed Scholarship. CEFCO Convenience Stores have been operating in Central Texas since 1979. Their commitment to o u t s t anding s er vi c e to thei r customers and community is evident and can be summed up by the company’s goal, “do the right thing.” The company has accomplished this goal by contributing thousands of dollars in support of the Children’s Miracle Network and now by supporting student scholarships. The endowed scholarship is named in honor of Mr. C.E. Fikes. Mr. Fikes, a native of Cameron, Texas, was the founder of the Fikes Wholesale, Inc.,
Mr. James Fikes, chief executive officer of CEFCO, and his wife, Kim Fikes, controller for the company, present a check for $15,000 to President Bawcom.
the holding company for CEFCO Convenience Stores, Fleet Fuel, Sunbelt Ice, CORD Financial Services and Group Petroleum Service.
Cain Endows Scholarship When Helen Dudley Cain ’50 and her friends gathered in the president’s home in November to unveil an Endowed Scholarship in honor of her parents, it was an occasion to celebrate life. The James B. Dudley and Blanche Garrison Dudley Endowed Scholarship was established by Helen Dudley Cain
because of her deep love and appreciation for her parents. They were devoted Christians and they were co-owners and publishers for 33 years for the Alba Reporter in Alba, Texas. They made it possible for both of their daughters, Katie Beth ex ’48 and Helen Zene ’50, to attend Mary Hardin-Baylor.
Helen Dudley Cain (L) joins President and Mrs. Bawcom at the unveiled scholarship plaque.
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Mabee Issues Half Million Challenge Grant A challenge grant of $500,000 was issued in July to the university by the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation, Inc. of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The grant will move the university into a final phase of fundraising for the new Paul and Jane Meyer Christian Studies Center. Construction of the $4.1 million center will begin in February 2007. A lead gift of $1 million was made in August 2003 by the Paul J. Meyer Family Foundation of Waco, and in the ensuing months a number of alumni and friends of the university have made significant gifts toward the project. Under the terms of the challenge grant from the Mabee Foundation, the university will need to secure all funds needed for the center by July 2007. “We are delighted and gratified that the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation has chosen to issue this generous challenge grant for our project,” said Dr. Jerry Bawcom, university president. “The Paul and Jane Meyer Christian Studies Center will benefit all students at UMHB. And we believe that this new center will help us continue to grow our College of Christian Studies, so that we can prepare even more young m e n a n d w o m e n fo r c ar e e r s i n Christian ministry and service.” The Mabee Foundation has been a major contributor to the university in the past, including gifts to the Mabee Student Center and the Mayborn Campus Center.
Groundbreaking Ceremony Set for February 2 One of the most visible and important improvements at the university will be the Paul and Jane Meyer Christian Studies Center at the corner of Ninth and Pearl Streets. Groundbreaking is set for 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 2, 2007. “The Paul and Jane Meyer Christian Studies Center will benefit all students,” said President Bawcom, “because all students are required to complete six hours of religion courses as part of their core curriculum.” The 18,815 square-foot facility will house College of Christian Studies faculty offices, classrooms and a chapel for meetings and worship services. Dr. Bill Carrell, dean of the College of Christian Studies, sees the need for improved facilities as impetus for growth within his department. “Since we became a separate
college in 2003, we have taken several steps to broaden opportunities for our students, including increasing the number of majors from one to four,” said Carrell. “With the construction of this new facility, we will have unlimited
Paul & Jane Meyer Christian Studies Center Groundbreaking Ceremony 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 2, 2007 potential for growth.” The university has a goal of more than 250 students majoring in Christian studies by 2008, and the Meyer Christian Studies Center will be instrumental in that growth. The Meyer Christian Studies
Center will include five classrooms, conference rooms, the dean’s office, a reception area and a chapel on the first floor. The second floor will include additional classroom space, faculty offices, a reading room, and a lounge area for students overlooking the stairwell leading to the first floor. Thanks to a lead gift of $1 million from the Paul J. Meyer Family Foundation in Waco, construction of the $4.1 million project will begin in February. Specific contributions have been made to complete the chapel, the library, the student lounge, the conference room, and many individual aspects such as offices, windows, and pews. All gifts of $1,000 or more will be recognized in a display in the entryway of the foyer. Additional naming opportunities are still available and are listed on the university website at Giving to UMHB. UMHB LIFE
Who is that Masked Man? Student travels far to make impact on campus life.
hen Tatenda Tavaziva stands on the sidelines at the football games, he does so with pride for his present and his past. For his past and his present link him to the university. His father, Timothy Tavaziva, Class of 1987, is now an associate pastor at the largest Baptist church in Zimbabwe. Mr. Tavaziva heard of UMHB from missionaries in Botswana, where he was also a missionary from his home country of Zimbabwe. He came to Central Texas to study with his wife and 4-month-old son, Tatenda. After he left, he wanted his son to return to the university in Texas. “It was always his dream to see his son graduate from Mary HardinBaylor,” Tatenda said. Betty Sue Beebe, UMHB alumni development director, said she knew the elder Tavaziva when he attended the university and First Baptist Church in Belton. Now, she knows his son. “It’s unusual for us to have children of international students to come,” she said. “He’s a young man that’s liked by everyone. He fits into the culture on the campus.” Tatenda, now a second semester sophomore, is on his way to earning bachelor’s degrees in accounting and business management. Before he’s finished in 2009, he plans to earn a master’s degree in accounting. While Tatenda does not remember the university from the first time around, he’s making his mark this time. It would be hard to miss him, especially at sporting events where his attire combines passion for the Crusaders and his home country. His outfit is toned down from what he would wear at Zimbabwean soccer
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games, where he would help lead chants in the stadium. Even so, it is one that gets attention on campus. “Tatenda is his own person, for sure. He eats sleeps and breathes the Cru,” said Bear Garza, campus missionary and Tatenda’s friend. “At games he goes nuts, and people respond to that.” On Tatenda’s head sits a hat made from the skin of a kudu and it is decorated with purple and gold tape along with Zimbabwe and UMHB flags. Sunglasses, with the lenses removed, likewise are decorated with purple and gold. His pants have two UMHB flags attached. His shoes are wrapped with purple and gold tape and are covered with UMHB stickers. In one hand, he carries a UMHB flag that he runs with after every touchdown on the football field, and in the other he carries a shield. On his back is the Zimbabwean flag. “It’s so I never forget where I came from,” he said about wearing his country’s flag. “A lot of people who have gone overseas have forgotten their country’s values and where they came from. I don’t want to forget.” Although he knew of his father’s dream, Tatenda didn’t think it would be possible for him to come to UMHB. He planned to make a career working at camps in Zimbabwe, and he hoped eventually to work his way up to a camp director position. Then one Saturday in January 2004, he returned home from a camp. “Dad said, ‘Pack your bags—you’re going to Mary Hardin-Baylor on Thursday,’” he said. When Tatenda arrived in Texas, it was without his luggage. After missing
one of his numerous connecting flights, a domino effect ensued and for two weeks his bags – containing everything to last him five years – were lost. “I was praying, ‘God, am I supposed to be here?’ I was flipping out,” he said. He also had a university tuition bill and no money to pay it. When his father attended, international students had scholarships to pay for their tuition. All of that, he said, taught him to trust in God. “At home, I trusted Mom for money, Dad for money for fuel, or friends for a place to stay and hang out,” he said. “Coming here put me on the edge. It was symbolic, the lost bags and the $5,000 I had to pay.”
God has continued to provide a way through scholarships, jobs and friends. At the end of each semester, he has warned friends he may not return because of a lack of funds. “The last day before money is due, someone would say, ‘Here Tatenda, God said to give you $2,000’ or I’d
“A lot of people who have gone overseas have forgotten their country’s values and where they came from. I don’t want to forget.” get a new job that pays more,” he said. “God always comes through.” He also has been the recipient of the Townsend Memorial Scholarship for two years. God also has provided in smaller areas. Tatenda often would awake to find a bar of soap, a T-shirt or a new pair of shoes by his door, left by an anonymous donor. He’s also learned about trusting God with his studies and serving others. “Back home, I concentrated on just school. I didn’t do that great. I made Bs, Cs and Ds. It was all about me,” he said. At UMHB, he is sophomore class president, works three jobs and is on several club teams, as well as attending football and other sporting events in his purple and gold garb. “By God’s grace he’s still giving me a 4.0,” he said. “I’ve just been willing to serve others. I don’t think I got any cleverer or suddenly saw the light.” Garza said Tatenda has made an impact on the campus, almost since he started. “He’s a good bridge, a liaison between believers and nonbelievers. He meets them where they are,” he
said. “He’s a leader. If he has a vision, if he puts any effort into it at all, it’s going to go through.” UMHB students have embraced Tatenda as well. “It’s been good to see the campus unite around him and be the family for him,” Garza said. Tatenda plans to take what he has learned in and out of the classroom
when he returns to Zimbabwe. There, he wants to open a Christian camp, of which there are few in Zimbabwe, for the young to the old. “Dad always wanted me to preach. Mom wanted me to be an accountant. I always wanted to have fun,” he said with a laugh. “I think a camp covers that.”
A future Crusader at the tailgate party! Members of Historical Phila enjoy a trip down memory lane at the reception on Saturday morning.
Students watch the fireworks show at the Pep Rally on Friday night.
Members of Royal Academia enjoy a reunion on Saturday.
Edna Penny Bridges ’61 (R) presents the Distinguished Alumni Award to Joan Burton Messer Cox ’50 at the Homecoming lunch on Friday.
(L-R) Glenella Grant Scarborough ’50, Pat Lockridge Shannon ’53, and Anne Upham Keith ’52 at the Historical Phila reception.
Jared Johnson ’02 sings at Homecoming chapel.
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Marietta Parker HA ’72 indicates a point of interest to Sheryl Curtis Durrett ’81 (L) and Teresa Baker Campbell ’81 at the Alumni dinner.
(L-R) Lynda Solis ’91, Cecelia Solis ’94 and Rebecca O’Banion’93 enjoy the fireworks and burning of the letters during the Friday night pep rally.
Ryan Rush ’93 speaks at Homecoming chapel about priorities and how we choose to spend the time God has given us.
Dr. Bawcom visits with David Ximenez ’86 and Maurine Patterson Magnon ’37 at Breakfast with the President on Saturday morning. Debbie James Wade ’01 (L) and her daughter, Laura Wade Hargrove ’02, at the tailgate party before the big win against Howard Payne.
Newly crowned Homecoming Queen, Katie Speckman, and Homecoming King, Robert Copeland, at the football game on Saturday.
Dr. Steve Theodore ’87 (R) presents an Honorary Alumni award to Edd Martin at the Homecoming dinner on Friday.
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fter serving people for nearly 40 years as a physician, Dr. Anna Beth Connell ’43 now serves people in a much different capacity. People continue to be her concern and her inspiration in her hometown of Lufkin, where she has been a resident of the Pine Crest Retirement Community for 12 years. Although she retired from her medical practice in 1985, she continues to care for people, just without her stethoscope. One of her best friends lives just down the hall in the Alzheimer section of the facility, and Dr. Connell makes a point to visit her once or twice a day. “I just sit with her and talk to her and comb her hair,” she said. “Some days she knows who I am, but that’s not important.” As far back as she can remember, she dreamed of caring for people. She intended to attend Baylor University, but a representative from Mary Hardin-Baylor came to town and convinced her to attend the women’s college down the road. “Ernestine Morgan Key told her to come to Lufkin. I remember that representative told me, ‘Women of purpose went to Mary Hardin-Baylor.’ “ Dr. Connell wanted to be that kind of woman. She attended college during World War II. It was not always easy to be in school as the war raged. “The war was going on, so it was hard to go to college. I was on a scholarship and got a job as a junior chemist. I never got a car until after med school,” she said. “We walked everywhere; it was part of college. Walkin’ and talkin’ was a lot of fun, not a hardship.” Many faculty impacted her life, including Miss Lucille Capt, former biology teacher; Dr. William Vann, former English professor; and especially Dr. Amy LeVesconte, chemistry professor from 1931 to 1970. “I planned to go to Baylor, but because of Dr. LeVesconte, I decided to stay [at MHB]. She had an outstanding influence on me. All of her students who went to med school did well.” She also recalls how important her friendships were since she was not able to go home on a regular basis. “My roommate, Marty Stovall, and I weren’t at all alike, but we got along so well that we just stayed roommates all those years.” “I enjoyed knowing Marceille McRae, a violinist. She was so clever, such a clever person. She went on to publish for Broadway musicals. I enjoyed her because I had never been around a musician before. She could play anything—that is, everything except the Boogie Woogie.” Following medical school, she served three years active duty in the Navy as a naval doctor in Coronado, California. Female nurses had been around for many years in the
military, but Dr. Connell was one of very few women doctors serving. It was during this time, she gained confidence as a doctor. “It was very beneficial, almost like having a private practice in OB-Gyn. I took care of the men’s wives.” Since that time, the number of female doctors has risen greatly. Today, there is a female doctor in nearly every field of medicine in Lufkin, according to Dr. Connell, but there were no female doctors there when she was asked to return home and start a practice in 1953. “In fact, for 25 years, if I’d been triplets, I would have been busy,” she said. There were long difficult hours during those years of practice. Recalling one experience after having been up the entire night before, she walked into the examination room to meet with a patient and did something she had never done before. “I put the stethoscope to my patient’s back and said “hello?” she said with a smile. “I miss the people, but I don’t miss the hours.”
“Many times, I looked up to God for my help” During the long nights and busy days, Dr. Connell said her faith in God sustained her. Her favorite verse over all the years was Psalms 121:1-2, “I lift up my eyes to the hills—where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.” “Many times, I looked up to God for my help,” she said, just as her patients looked to her. Now living in her hometown retirement community, she sees many of her friends, colleagues and former patients in a different setting. When one employee introduced herself to Dr. Connell, she told her that she had delivered her in 1953. “I practiced 32 years here in Lufkin,” she said. “I have counted 22 former patients who live or have lived here in this facility.” Today, Dr. Connell remains busy serving on committees such as the special events committee for the independent living residents and on the food committee. But her favorite activity is seeing her friends and former patients who now live in her community. “When my former patients come to me now to talk about how they are feeling, I listen, and then I tell them it sounds like you need to see your doctor.”
Betty O’Hair Anderson’64 Alumni Association President
As I look forward to serving as the president of the Alumni Association, I find myself also looking back to all that has brought me to this point. I began my studies at Mary Hardin-Baylor College in 1961. By the time I graduated in 1964, I had received an education that prepared me well for my 28-year teaching career. I had also met my future husband, Mark, and we had made many lifelong friends. We have been privileged to live in this area for 41 of our 42 years. This has afforded us the opportunity to witness firsthand all the changes that have taken place on this campus, to take advantage of all the university offers the community and to serve wherever needed through the Alumni Association. I believe that some of the changes I have seen during these years have contributed to UMHB’s growth and prosperity. We became co-educational and attained university status. We have excellent schools of nursing and business. We have added football to our winning athletic programs. And our graduate school has met a great need. When I step onto this campus, I see the new buildings made necessary by our growth. I also see the need for more, such as a performing arts building. When I step into an alumni meeting, I see more young alumni, many of them men, serving in many capacities. In the past few years the alumni have become more involved in student activities; besides being great fun, this keeps us focused on our purpose—the future of UMHB. One thing has remained constant throughout the changes—providing Christian education to as many as possible. If this is to continue, however, we, the alumni, must do our part. We must PARTICIPATE when we can. We must SPEAK often and POSITIVELY about UMHB. We must give FINANCIAL SUPPORT. And we must PRAY for UMHB and each other. I look forward to working with our new director, Rebecca O’Banion, and assistant director, Amy Wick. And I look forward to meeting and working with each of you. Thank you for this honor, and God bless you all. UMHB LIFE
Alumni Life Alumni Life received June 17, 2006, through October 16, 2006.
Herrera Grimaldo ’ 6 6 retired from the B r y a n Independent School District after 40 years of teaching in Texas. She was Bryan ISD Teacher of the Year in 2003, and was recently recognized with a LifeTime Achievement Award by the Bryan Hispanic Forum. Her sisters are Betty Herrera Martinez ’69 and Pauline Herrera Spencer ’71. Molly and her husband, Rev. Leo Grimaldo, may be reached at 300 S. Coulter, Bryan, TX 77803. Judy Forrester Heartfield ’67 is the director of college development for the Central Texas College Foundation. She is responsible for fundraising efforts, charitable gifts, scholarships and working with the Central Texas College Alumni and Friends Association. Judy served as a special events coordinator in the development office of Scott and White Memorial Hospital in Temple. She started the Children’s Miracle Network, raising more than $9.5 million in 19 years, and later she became director of development. Judy received the UMHB Distinguished Alumni Award in 1997.
1970s Marlene Vaughn Lastovica ’70 received the Temple Daily Telegram Partners In Education Golden Apple Award. She retired after teaching 30 years in the Temple Independent School District.
1980s Cindy Hinojosa Puga ’81 is the nurse coordinator, Health Services with San Antonio Independent School District. She supervises nurses and nursing assistants working for the school district. She is a member of the Texas School Nurses Organization, Region 20, currently serving as president elect. Cindy, her husband, Julian, and son, John Michael, may be reached at 229 Linda Dr., San Antonio, TX 78216 or email@example.com.
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Linda Edmonds Bernsen ’82 received the Temple Daily Telegram Partners in Education Golden Apple Award. She teaches at Rosebud-Lott High School and has taught for 22 years. Lynette Madden Unger ’88 is living in Kailua, HI. Her husband, Steve, is stationed at the chapel at Naval Station Pearl Harbor for the next three years. Lynette is h o m e schooling their children, nine-year-old Emily and five-year-old Thomas. They may be reached at 828 B Oneawa St., Kailua, HI 96734.
1990s Connie Henderson Morris ’91 received her master’s degree in educational administration from Tarleton State University in May. She is a campus instructional specialist for the Killeen Independent School District and has been with the district for 15 years. Connie, her husband, G r e g M o r r i s ’ 8 9, and their daughters, Kristin and Kaitlin, may be reached at 118 Wickiup Trail, Harker Heights, TX 76548. Lynn Hammack Hughes ’95 teaches at McAdams High School in McAdams, MS. Lynn and her husband, Marshall, and daughters, Lauren and Briana, reside in Kosciusko, MS. Elizabeth Bartosh Giniewicz MEd ’97 was named chair of the programs and services committee for the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA). She was installed at the association’s July Leadership Conference. TEPSA’s leaders are committed to Texas children and educators, representing their communities and state. Beth is principal of Jefferson Elementary in the Temple Independent School District and a past Member of the Year for District 12. Blake ’97 and Dawnya Winsman Kimbrough ’01 are missionaries in Zambia. They live in the small village of Isoka with their three children, Isabel, Abigail and Isaac. Blake was the former pastor of the Flat Baptist Church.
Troy House ’98 is the head boys’ basketball coach at Knippa High School in the Knippa Independent School District. He worked two years as a juvenile probation officer in Bell County and served two years as assistant basketball coach at Schreiner University in Kerrville.
2000s Brian Anderson ’01 received his Doctor of Osteopathy from Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth and was also promoted to Captain in the Air Force. He is completing his civilian internship at Plaza Medical Center in Fort Worth. Karl Walker ’01, MS ’04, is the executive director for Technology Services for the Killeen Independent School District. Wes ’02 and Susan Muske Craig ’03 are serving as Cooperative B a p t i s t Fellowship f i e l d personnel in Bucharest, Romania. They are serving with Project Ruth which offers improved life chances through education for Romany (Gypsy) children. It offers literacy and vocational training, meals, clothing, hygiene assistance and medical help. Susan is an office administrator, and Wes is helping coordinate the Gypsy Smith School, a training program for Romany pastors and church leaders. They are also working with volunteer groups who come through on a regular basis and the teenagers at Providence Baptist Church, which is the Romanian church that started Project Ruth. Kristin Hall Zastoupil ’03 is the public relations director for Corsicana Independent School District and the executive director of the Corsicana Education Foundation. She completed her master’s degree in journalism from Baylor University in August. Kristin may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Rachel Atkinson ’04 is working with the Wycliffe Bible Translators and Operation Mobilization for two years through Spectrum Partnership. She may be reached at Rachel_atkinson@sil.org.
Frances Coles Pinkney ’04 graduated in May from Baylor School of Social Work with a Master in Social Work and a Certificate of Specialization in mental health issues related to children and adolescents. R u b y Navarro Williams ’04 performed a Mariachi dance for the Hispanic Heritage program on campus on October 5.
Karen Burges ’05 was selected to participate in the Austin Guitar Town Project. She will creatively paint a tenfoot-tall Gibson Guitar sculpture. After the unveiling of the artistically created and designed Gibson guitars, they will be placed throughout Austin and auctioned off for the the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM), The Austin Museum of Art (AMOA), American Youthworks and the Austin Children’s Museum. Marianna Lugo-Cancel ’05 is the host of the “Salsa TV, Lat TV” on channel 17 in Austin. She has been active in distance communication and performance work. She is a member and performer with the Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance and Cultural Company, an Austin based performing organization. The Institute of Puerto Rican Culture has recognized the company for its authentic and high quality representation of traditional music and dances from Puerto Rico. Bonnie Dearen Curington ’05 graduated in May from Baylor School of Social Work with a Master in Social Work and a Certificate of Specialization in therapeutic interventions in elder care. Zechariah Baker ’06 is part of the Summer Artist in Residence program with the Chautauqua Opera Company of New York where he performed in professionally produced opera scenes. In December, he will join the Pensacola Opera in Pensacola, FL, as a member of its young artists program.
Darnell Brundage ’06 is a full-time trainer with the sports medicine department at Tarleton State University in Stephenville. He was an intern for the New Orleans Saints during the 2005 football season, and spent this summer as the head athletic trainer for the Centex Barracudas of the Intense Football League. Greg Holland ’06 is a veterans service representative with the Veterans Administrations Office in Waco. Greg may be reached at email@example.com. Christi Snow ’06 is the city and business reporter for the Round Rock Leader. Joy Fenner will be nominated for first vice president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas at the annual meeting in Dallas on November 1214. She is a former missionary to Japan who later served 20 years as executive director-treasurer of Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas. She received an honorary doctorate from UMHB.
WEDDINGS K e n t P a t r i c k O w e n s ’ 9 1 to Karisma Julia Haynes, June 3, in Little River-Academy. Kent and Karisma are employed by Killeen Independent School District. Beth Ann Hoskins ’97 to Clinton James Brown, July 15, in Waco. Beth teaches at Lake Waco Montessori Magnet School, and Clinton is the minister of education at Park Lane Drive Baptist Church. Chris Kriczsky ’97, MHSM ’99, to Krystal Moore, September 3, in Galveston. Chris is the site director for the Scott and White Georgetown Clinic. Matthew Mark Crosby ’01 to Amber Nicole Rauch, June 10, in New Braunfels. Matthew is an assistant professor of music at UMHB, and Amber teaches clarinet in the UMHB Conservatory. Bradley Jones Turner ’01 to Kerri Jo Locklin, June 24, in Negril, Jamaica. Bradley is vice president of business development at Monteith Abstract and Title Company, and Kerri is a clinical research assistant at Scott and White Hospital Center for Cancer Prevention and Cure.
Cathryn Kelli Mitchell ’06 and Robert Gerald Higginbotham ’04, May 13, in Salado. Kelli is in charge of all recreational activities, and Bobby is a director at camp Walk On Water in Gerty, OK.
Kevin Glenn Starnes ’02 to Kayla Michelle Perry, August 26, in Grapevine. Kevin is employed by Grapevine High School. J e r e m i a h P a u l B l a n d ’ 0 3 to Candace Kay North, July 2, in Waco. Jeremiah serves as coordinator of residence life at Texas State Technical College in Waco, and Candace is employed by First Convenience Bank in Hewitt. Kassie Nicole Kolinek ’03 to Dustin Allen Keener, July 15, in Cyclone. Kassie is employed at Extraco Bank in Lorena, and Dustin is the manager of Don’s Video stores in Temple and Belton. Leah Gail Montemayor ’03 and Todd Richards Anderson ’04, July 8, in Houston. Leah teaches first grade at Hassler Elementary School in Spring, and Todd is an outside sales representative for a local Boars Head Distributor, Houston Deli Provisions. Aaryn Ann Morris ’03 and Michael Dale Goos ’02, June 10, in Salado. Aaryn teaches in Killeen Independent School District, and Michael is a teacher and soccer coach in Killeen. Kerri Lynn Puckett ’03 to John Wayne Hillman, July 29, in Thrall. Kerri teaches third grade in the Cameron Independent School District, and John is employed by Temple Fire and Rescue.
H o l l y L y n e l l e C l u c k ’ 0 4 to Michael Cody Meredith, June 3, in Salado. Holly teaches fourth grade at Willow Creek Elementary School in Tomball, and Michael is the box office coordinator at Reliant Park in Houston. Jennifer Michelle Klingenberg ’04 to Thomas Lee Mobley, Jr., July 8, in Salado. Jennifer is the vice president of Color Visual Concepts, and Thomas is a sales manager with Cleo Bay Honda. James Owen Whiteis ’04 to Julia Elizabeth Blackwell, June 24, in Belton. James is an executive in research and planning at Baylor University, and Julia teaches third grade at Western Hills Elementary School with Temple Independent School District. B r a n d i L y n n W i g l e y ’ 0 4 to Andrew Ray Frieden, July 1, in Salado. Brandi is a pharmacy technician at the Village Pharmacy of Salado, and Andrew is the owner of Custom Signs, Etc. Vanessa Nichole Beasley ’05 to Bennie Christopher Hargrove, September 9, in Moody. Vanessa and Bennie are employed by Belton Independent School District. Jennifer Lynn Dolezal ’05 to Brandon Paul Pharris, June 3, in Waco. Jennifer teaches at Chilton Independent School District, and Brandon is assistant manager at Tractor Supply.
Clifton William Jones ’05 to Erica Marie Pugh, August 5, in Salado. Clifton is an accounts receivable assistant at Tarleton State University of Central Texas, and Erica works for Victoria’s Secret while studying psychology at the Central Texas campus of Tarleton State University. Maegan Michelle Long ’05 to John Byron Hutchison, June 24, in Youngsport. Maegan plans to teach school in Michigan, and John is attending dental school at the University of Detroit-Mercy. Christina Leigh Smith ’05 to Jason Elliott Landtroop, June 10, in Dallas. Christina is a registered nurse at Zale Lipshy University Medical Center in Dallas, and Jason is an assistant project manager with Buford-Thompson Company in Arlington. Cat Thompson ’05 and James Wise ’04, May 20, in Waco. Cat teaches fourth grade at Brook Avenue Elementary School in the W a c o Independent S c h o o l District, and James is attending Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University.
Alumni Life Shavon Marie Bassett ’06 and Ryun Matthew Summers ’05, June 10, in Killeen. Shavon is a registered nurse at Harris Methodist South West Hospital in Fort Worth, and Ryun is a medical student at the University of North Texas, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Amber Lynn Copeland ’06 to Eric James Kopp, August 19, in Marble Falls. Amber teaches eighth-grade English at Cleburne Middle School, and Eric is employed by Schlumberger Oil Services in Cleburne. A u s t i n L a m a r D a n i e l ’ 0 6 to Natalie Kaye Slover, June 17, in Rusk. Austin will begin graduate study in church music at Baylor University, and Natalie teaches elementary music. Allen Thomas Reese MEd ’06 to Desireé Lanee Cass, July 1, in Wellborn. Allen is the elementary school principal with Bartlett Independent School District, and Desireé teaches first grade at Rockdale Elementary School. Gilbert Alan Mendoza ex to Erika Ashly McKeever, June 3, in Belton. Gilbert is assistant sales manager with Sunbelt RV Center, and Erika is a cheer coach at Gabrielle’s Dynamics Plus in Temple.
John ’03 and Chaynie I s b e l l Borum ’05 announce the birth of their son, Boston Randall, August 9. Scott ’98 and Nicole King Garner ex ’94-’98 announce the birth of their twin sons, Andrew Reid and Ryan Thomas, May 25. and Christy Boynton Porterfield ’01 announce the birth of their son, Joshua Ryan, May 30. He joins big b r o t h e r , Caleb. Russell is a teacher and coach at Copperas Cove Independent School District. Christy is a stay-at-home mom. They may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Russell Amanda Freeman Schoelman ’ 9 8 and her husband, K e v i n , announce the birth of their daughter, Julianna Christine, May 16. She joins big b r o t h e r , Tyler, and big sister, Baylie. Amanda is a stay-at-home mom, and Kevin works for T.A.C. Americas. They may be reached at Amanda_schoelman@hotmail.com. Angela Littlefield Harding ’99 and her husband, Jeff, announce the birth of their daughter, Claire Susan, November 13. She joins big sister, Laine Angela. Craig ’02 and A n g i e N e u s e s Caddell ’00 announce the birth of their son, Adam J o s e p h , August 1.
DEATHS Mary Culp Hill ex ’27, August 25, in Round Rock. She was a teacher in Port Arthur, served as president of the First Baptist Church Women’s Missionary Union, taught various adult Bible studies and sang in the choir. Mary is a past regent of the Captain William Sanders Chapter of the Daughters of American Revolution; was active in the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 262; and past president of the PEO Sisterhood, Chapter CP. Mary Elizabeth Chapman O’Brecht ex ’31-’32, February 1, in Tyler.
Judy Owens Smith ’95 and her husband, Kenneth, announce the birth of their son, Joseph Robert, March 18. He joins big sister, Kathryn Elizabeth. Judy is the librarian at Joe Wright Elementary School in Jacksonville. Bobbie Amason Owens ’65 is the proud grandmother. They may be reached at 120 Grove Place, Jacksonville, TX 75766.
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Amy Ward ’02 and her husband, J a m e s , announce the birth of their son, Jakob Donald, May 24. He joins big sister, Cassie, and big brothers, Jonathan, Austin and Dylan.
and Synagogue Library Association, an interfaith group of over 40 religions dedicated to the establishment and maintenance of congregational libraries. She was an ardent supporter of Mercy Ships, the Christian Church Foundation and the School of Theology for the Laity (STL). She established a permanent endowment at STL for the Fay and Alfred C. Grosse Annual Seminar on Religion and the Literary Arts.
Doris Killingsworth Smith ’31, June 27, in San Antonio. She was Women’s Editor for the Temple Daily Telegram; Civilian Head of Public Relations at Kelly Field in San Antonio; and a founding member of a local alumnae chapter of Theta Sigma Phi, a communications fraternity. Virginia Fay Grosse ex ’34-’35, June 6, in Dallas. She was a member of East Dallas Christian Church, where she served as deaconess, elder and was the head librarian of the church library. Fay was a member of the Church
Rev. Jesse Monroe Lunsford CB ’34-’39, August 28, in Austin. His wife who preceeded him in death, was Ethel Davis Lunsford ’37. H e p a s t o r e d Te x a s B a p t i s t churches in Rogers, Rochester, Taylor, Houston and Beeville. In 1952, Rev. Lunsford founded the S o u t h Te x a s C h i l d r e n ’ s H o m e financed as a Christian ministry without incurring any debt taking government funding. The South Texas Children’s Home stands with the reputation of excellence in the field of child care. In 1963, Rev. Lunsford was elected president of the Child Care Executives of Southern Baptists, and in 1977, UMHB awarded him an honorary doctorate degree in recognition of his accomplishments and contributions in the area of Baptist child care. Mildred Cocke Odum ’38, July 12, in Dallas. She taught at Salado High School. She was a member of the Jane Douglas Chapter of the DAR, and of Lake Highlands Presbyterian Church in Dallas. Rachael Adelia LaRoe ’39, August 7, in Temple. Rachael began her teaching career at Belton High School and later taught at Oregon State University, Duke University and Grand Canyon College. She retired from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in 1988 after a 40year career teaching mathematics and physics, serving as a department chair and as dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. At UMHB, she also served as faculty chairman, sponsored Alpha Chi and served on numerous faculty committees. She was a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Mathematical Association of America and several other professional organizations. She was listed in numerous state and national biographies including Who’s Who of American Women. She served as a state board member of the
American Association of University Women. Rachael was honored by UMHB with the Distinguished Professor Award, the Mary HardinBaylor Honor Award, McBryde Memorial Professorship, an honorary Doctor of Letters and the Outstanding Alumni Award. She is survived by a niece, Lindy LaRoe Savage ’69. Mildred Dugat Miller ex ’42, in August, in Tyler. Mildred and her husband, Leon, established Five M Nurseries, Inc. in Lindale. The business later expanded to Five M Farms and Five M Enterprises. Helen Holloman Coward ’46, April 24, in Houston. Mary Margaret Lawson Edwards ’46, February 14, in San Antonio. Pairlee Cochran, August 7, in Temple. She was the mother of Margaret Cochran Kiefer ex ’49-’53. Luci n da “Cindy” W ilc o x Montgomery ’51, September 19, in Green River, WY. She taught elementary school in Farson and Mountain View for two years and later worked as a bookkeeper for Bestway Lumber Company, Stylish Stout Shop and Herbergers. Cindy was a member of the First Methodist Church, a bridge club in Rawlins and a neighborhood birthday club. She was an accomplished artist who enjoyed reading, arts, crafts and collecting owls. Her nephew, Mark Wilcox, may be reached at 305 College Lane, Rock Springs, WY 82901 or email@example.com. Mary Ruth Johnson Johanson ’53, March 31, in Point of Rocks, MD. Connie Blain Townsend ’53, July 31, in Temple. She was and elementary school teacher for 36 years, teaching five years in Killeen and 31 years in Salado. Robert Ray, in late June, in Temple. He was the husband of Gwynne Bunch Ray ’56. Winnie Elora Stockard Nesmith, July 15, in Killeen. She was the mother of Clara Nesmith Patterson ’59. Mattie Barfield Lucky, September 12, in Childress. She was the mother of Delia Lucky Stephens ’61. Leora Cabaniss Stoneham ’64, August 5, in Mesa, AZ.
Sammy Bromley Talley ’64 , September 23, in Corpus Christi. She worked for Houston Independent School District for one year. Sammy taught at Miller High School in Corpus Christi from 1965 until 1990, and was a counselor from 1990 to 2006 at Driscoll Middle School. Mary Jane Simmonds Arris ’66, July 24, in Temple. She taught at Lamar Middle School in Temple, and worked as a nurse for nearly 30 years and retired from Regency Manor. Joan Barnes Brace ’66, September 12, in Huffman. She was a kindergarten/preschool teacher for Jacinto City Elementary School in Galena Park Independent School District and retired in 2003 after 29 years of service. She held offices in PTA and local and district teachers’ organizations. Joan was elected to Who’s Who of American Te a c h e r s a n d r e c e i v e d t h e Extended Service Award of the Texas Congress of Parents and Teachers. Bessie M. Owens, August 30, in Temple. She was the mother of Don Owens ’72 who may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sarah “Sandi” Carver ’81, July 30, in Belton. She was an investigative supervisor for the Texas Child Protection Agency, and served on the board of the Child Advocacy Center. Rev. Thomas Richardson, June 24, in Albuquerque. He was the father of Rebecca Richardson Law ’88 who may be reached at email@example.com. Rev. John Bravenec, September 10, in Temple. He was a pastor of Brethren Churches in Texas for 51 years and served at the Evangelical Brethren Church of Temple for 33 years. John and his wife, Lydia, served on the Parents in Partnership Committee at UMHB from 1990-1995 and received the Distinguished Service Award in 1995. The Atkinson/ Bravenec Families received the Parker Award in 1998. He was the father of Laurie Bravenec Atkinson ’89 and her husband, Rusty Atkinson ’89 who may be r e a c h e d a t 3 8 0 1 Tu r k e y P a t h Bend, Cedar Park, TX 78613 ; Shelley Bravenec Rodocker ’89-’90, and her husband, Troy
Rodocker ’03, who may be reached at 3012 Montana, Te m p l e , T X 7 6 5 0 2 a n d Vi c k i Bravenec Zobal ’94 and her husband, Steve, who may be reached at 1621 Park Lane, Georgetown, TX 78628. Arthur J. Willing, III ’92, August 24, in Elizabethtown, KY. He served in the United States Army at Fort Hood for 20 years. Garland R. Bullock, September 10, in Temple. He was the father of Terry Bullock ’93 and the brother of Joyce Bullock Gibson ’ 5 7 . Te r r y m a y b e r e a c h e d a t 3 4 0 0 N . Tr a v i s , A p t . 2 8 , Cameron, TX 76520 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and Joyce may be reached at Rt. 1, Milano, TX 76556 or email@example.com. A.B. Talley, Honorary Alumnus ’98, October 18, in Canadian. He was the husband of Georgia Mae Little Talley ’46, former UMHB trustee. He was in the Army Air Corps for four years during World War II and maintained membership in the Confederate Air Force, American Legion and the National Rifle Association. A.B. served as a deacon at First Baptist Church in Canadian for 47 years and on the board of directors for Girlstown USA. He was a member of the Canadian Rotary Club where he served as past president and was the recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow. He established and was curator of the Pioneer Museum in Canadian. A.B. was honored as “Man of the Year” in 1966 by the Chamber of Commerce. Robert Aaron Wade, August 3, in Temple. He was the husband of Debbie Wade ’01, and the father of Scott Wade ’01 and Laura Wade Hargrove ’02. Debbie may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ruby Gray Maddocks ex, July 14, in Denton. She was a member of the Texas Federation of Women’s Club, Women Shakespeare Club and volunteered at the Denton Senior Center. Ruby owned the Helpy Selfy and Thrifty Grocery Stores with her husband, and was co-owner of Young Moderns with Jap Burks from 1947 to 1963. Christine Elizabeth McKethan ex, August 22, in Waco. She was a school teacher and worked in the Midway Independent School District tax office from 1961 to 1991. Marguerite Howard Meredith ex, July 26, in Bryan. She was a retired school teacher. Janice Cast Miller ex, June 30, in Temple. She was a Bell County juvenile probation officer and youth drug and alcohol counselor at Kinsolving Youth Center in Belton. Faye Poboril ex, June 30, in Temple. Faye and her husband, Joe, co-owned and operated Poboril Paint and Body Shop for many years. She was a member of Temple Towman’s Association and Memorial Baptist Church. Edward Switzer ex, September 24, in Tyler. He was a lab technician for Advanced Analytical Laboratories in Tyler. Jim DeWitt Bowmer, July 20, in Temple. He received an honorary doctorate from UMHB in 1996 and was a member of the Board of Trustees from 1975-1982. Thomas Milford, former employee, July 3, in Salado. He was a basketball coach and involved in other sports for 37 years in San Antonio, Luling, Irving, Belton, Moody and served as assistant to Richard Herbst for the UMHB men’s basketball program.
Emma Lee Adams ex, July 18, in Brownsville. She taught in Benavides for several years before moving to San Antonio, where she was employed by several independent oil companies. Emma was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the Confederacy, Daughter of the Texas Revolution, Laurel Heights Methodist Church of San Antonio and a charter member of the Desk and Derrick Club.
Alumni Life Bold type denotes person honored or memorialized.
MEMORIALS Bob Barton Lorandus Lively Riley & Carolyn Allison Owens William Jack Bawcom Claude & Delma Garner Jacks Virginia Gregg Leak Ronald G. Bergquist Faye Lankford Bergquist
Marinelle Dulany Mary Lou Dulany Ester Halm Mallory Mr. & Mrs. George Dulany Hester Alexander Embry Millie Alexander Cull Sarah Sims Furey Lou Provence Laine Ann Harlow Dr. Rachael LaRoe Marietta Parker
Riley & Carolyn Allison Owens Marietta Parker Mary Hamilton Purcell Rachel Sunday School Class, First Baptist Church, Belton Richard & Aida Smith Sapp Pat Lockridge Shannon Harold P. Smedley Shirley Cowan Sommer UMHB Faculty Assembly Julia Amason Walker Dr. & Mrs. Delbert Williams Mary Winn Dr. Larry & Carol Woodward
Connie Blain Townsend Beverly Norwine Adams Virginia Townsend Guess Dillard & Karolyn Norwine Whitis Dr. Arthur K. Tyson Dan & Laura Stringer McLallen Dr. Roy Van Cleve Judith Scates Hyer William H. Vann Frances Washburn Hildreth
Class of 1981 Donna Simmington Painter Erin Elizabeth Edwards Mary Jo Smith Edwards Dr. Michael Fabritius Carol Treible Dr. Mildred Fussell Lissette Ferlet Carpenter Steve Mark Gryseels Diane E. Gryseels
Thomas G. Lipscomb, II Ethel Brust Lipscomb
Robert Wade Beverly Norwine Adams Amy M. Bawcom Dr. & Mrs. Jerry G. Bawcom Carl & Becky Amason Bradley Riley & Carolyn Allison Owens UMHB College of Education & Exercise & Sport Science Debbie Wade
Sadie Burt Luckie Dr. & Mrs. William B. Long
H.E.D. Walker Mildred Dicus Walker
Bernard A. Magnon Maurine Patterson Magnon
Jessie Merle Harrell Wallace Peggy Wallace Harlan
Mary Ruth Johnson Johanson Betty Sue Craven Beebe James & Lucy Lin Hom
Henry & Elizabeth Marek D’Ann Schwertner Orr
Ann Walsh Amy M. Bawcom Dr. & Mrs. Jerry G. Bawcom
Marguerite Lauger Nicole Lauger
Iris Jerman Jones Mr. & Mrs. George Dulany UMHB Faculty Assembly
Tom Milford Joann Stoneham Northen Mark & Betty O’Hair Anderson
Johnny Wetzel Mr. & Mrs. Bobby Bridges
Amy Lunde Anita Newell Green
Dr. James Knott, Sr. Marilyn & John Glover
Emily Muenster Yvonne Welborn Johse
Jessie & Marjorie Whitis Nelda Whitis Shipp
Jeanette Kelley Mitchell Norma Raye Ives Cole
Bessie Owens Beverly Norwine Adams Mark & Betty O’Hair Anderson Amy M. Bawcom Dr. & Mrs. Jerry G. Bawcom Carl & Becky Amason Bradley Dr. & Mrs. Leroy Kemp Kerry & Kathy Owens Riley & Carolyn Allison Owens Marietta Parker Pat Lockridge Shannon UMHB Center for Academic Excellence
Dr. Don Whitmore Kent & Karisma Owens Kerry & Kathy Owens Riley & Carolyn Allison Owens
Morgan Oliver Jerry & Janice Caldwell
Pairlee Cochran Fred Gill Pat Lockridge Shannon
Edwin Labaj Dr. & Mrs. Jerry G. Bawcom Betty Sue Craven Beebe Evelyn Bohls Glenda Barton Bush Mary L. Dowell Dr. LaVerne Gallman Theda Maxfield Sandra H. Moseley Randy & Julie Wheeler O’Rear Marietta Parker Charles & Linda Hood Pehl Kayla Ranly Skala John M. & Judy Stoebner Dr. Lucia McClure Tipton Bob & Grace Richardson Whitis
Minnie Saurenman Cotten Frances Cotten Woodard
W. T. Labit Carolyn Labit Bailey
Dr. Bertha Ann Reuter Dorothy Lane Niesen
William A. & Lillian Maxine Cowan Lillian Kay Cowan
Dr. Rachael LaRoe Beverly Norwine Adams Kay Anderson Mark & Betty O’Hair Anderson Marion Walker Barren Amy M. Bawcom Dr. & Mrs. Jerry G. Bawcom Betty Sue Craven Beebe Alice Marie Bell Bill Brodie Stan & Susan Cash Casto Class of 1948 Gayla Vardeman Corley Glen & Glenda Dennis Cosper Oleta Henry Cox Beverly Brown Deines Paul & Eva Dyke Dr. & Mrs. Leroy Kemp Dr. & Mrs. William B. Long B.J. & Lou Nichols
Charles A. Ringler Brockway, Gersbach, McKinnon & Niemeier, P.C.
Kristi Billington Teresa D. Donaldson Rochelle Norton Huber Jim Bowmer Marietta Parker Walter A. & Vaudine King Bradbury Paul & Gail Bradbury John Bravenec Dr. & Mrs. Jerry G. Bawcom Marietta Parker Larry Bridges Mr. & Mrs. Bobby Bridges Jackie Bramwell Brown Julia Ann Smith Michael Helen Holmes Ruchti Cynthia Caldwell Betty Ann Thomas Marion Walker Barren Lucile Capt Mary Margaret Woodward Rode Raul G. Castillo Stephen John Neale Mary Castillo Neale Beth Childress Becky Buie Zerbe Janice A. Andrews
Elishah Dalrymple Mary Burton Roberts Dr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Dannelley, Sr. Thomas A. Dannelley, Jr. Dr. Jerry Dawson Dr. & Mrs. Jerry G. Bawcom Marietta Parker Pearl Digby Dr. & Mrs. Jerry G. Bawcom Dr. & Mrs. Leroy Kemp Marietta Parker
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Dr. William F. Harlow Donna Drew Fricker
Zada Wood Lee Zula Jane Wood Atwood
Dr. D. Ray Haywood Dr. & Mrs. Paxton Howard, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Henry E. Skala, Sr.
Juanita Grinstead Lewis Jean Carolyn Lewis Mayer
Nancy Howard Dr. & Mrs. Jerry G. Bawcom Dr. & Mrs. Leroy Kemp UMHB College of Christian Studies UMHB Faculty Assembly
Faye Boyd Poboril L. Joy Lierman Vann
Martha Van Allen Robertson UMHB Center for Academic Excellence UMHB Faculty Assembly Martha “Marty” Barnett Stovall Jean Long Corley By & Mary Beth Cox Swackhamer Isabelle Pettigrew Drach Gladys DuPuy Tarbutton COL. Jean D. Tarbutton
Glenda Williams Carl & Becky Amason Bradley Ray T. Woodruff Valerie Woodruff Repetski Miriam York Amy M. Bawcom Dr. & Mrs. Jerry G. Bawcom Betty Sue Craven Beebe
Martha Chambers Herod Natalie Kaspar Mabyl “Stuffy” Walker Hollis Steve & Kay Laube David & Jackie Ward Marion Walker Barren Yolande Muzzy Jolley Ruth Sheaffer Muzzy Betty Ruth Muzzy Lumbley John & Jeannette Mayfield Kelley Mr. & Mrs. Joe B. Baisden
Marietta Parker Dr. & Mrs. Jerry G. Bawcom George Keene Don & JoAnna Crouch Peek Catherine Pledger Jones Dr. Linda Hood Pehl Aida Smith Sapp Roy & Jean Gray Potts Pat Lockridge Shannon Dr. Bill Townsend Claude & Delma Garner Jacks
Kay Anderson Richard & Aida Smith Sapp
Donna Rabalais Qualls Kalaya Lee Minatra Riccio
Angel Class – Class of 1947 Lee Holcomb Means
Kelly Godfrey Russell Marilyn Gore Phillips
Marion Walker Barren Gene & Jeanne Bruce Drake
Dr. W. B. Stephens Mildred Garbern Johnson
Betty Sue Craven Beebe North End Gang
Paul Tyson Shirley Statler Berry
Ellie Ree Brewer Mary Lou Brewer Looper
Dr. Darrell Watson Stan & Susan Cash Casto
Bobby & Edna Penny Bridges Rev. Jimmy Hinton Rev. Robert & Sandra Sanders Mattson
Jim & Carla Hemenway Wright Johnette Shaffer Fisher
Class of 1963 Kathleen Kruse
HONOR ROLL OF DONORS Gifts made to the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor June 1, 2005 through May 31, 2006.
Alumni have been listed with the year of graduation, preferred year or with the last year of attendance according to our records. Maiden names are given if known. If your listing is incorrect in any way, or if you can supply us with further information, please contact Records and Research, UMHB Box 8433, 900 College Street, Belton, TX 76513 or email@example.com. Your assistance is deeply appreciated.
Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Wiggers Mrs. Miriam Korff York
Donors of $100,000 and higher are members of this society.
Estate of William B. Kemp Eula Mae and John Baugh Foundation Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation Gary & Diane Heavin Community Fund, Inc. Leroy & Merle Weir Charitable Trust Paul J. Meyer Family Foundation
Luther Society Donors of $25,000 to $99,999 are members of this society.
Baptist Foundation of Texas Mr. James Beall Ms. Sharon Lord Caskey Mr. & Mrs. Carroll Cooper E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation Estate of Catherine Inez Pirtle Howes Estate of Wilma E. Williams ExxonMobil Education Foundation Mrs. Martha White Farris First Baptist Church-Belton ForeSight Foundation Golden Legacy, Inc. The Grogan Lord Foundation Mr. & Mrs. R. Griffin Lord MW Builders of Texas, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Drayton McLane, Jr. The Ralph H. & Ruth J. McCullough Foundation RDM Enterprises The Rogers Foundation Scott & White Memorial Hospital Mrs. Sharon Stiles Swindler The Welch Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Mason Wheeler
Donors of $5,000 to $24,999 are members of this society.
Dr. Christina Orem Ballard Dr. & Mrs. Jerry G. Bawcom Mr. & Mrs. C. Scott Bennett Miss Anne Birkhead Mr. & Mrs. Robert Black Blue Bell Creameries, L.P. Brentham Foundation Mrs. Helen Dudley Cain Ms. Carol Chelkowski Mrs. Carolyn Clarke Consortium for Global Education Dr. Patricia Davis Mr. & Mrs. Donald Dillard First Baptist Church-Bartlett First Texas Bank Miss Ruth Stribling Fowler Mr. James Glover Mr. & Mrs. David Guess Mr. & Mrs. Steve Harrison Harvest Technologies Dr. & Mrs. Ray Haywood Dr. & Mrs. Jimmye S. Hillman Mrs. Cannie Mae Cox Huggins Dr. & Mrs. Richard K. Hurley IBM International Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Stephen James King’s Daughters Hospital Konrad & Clara Lux Trust Mrs. Marjorie White Kuban Mrs. Hannah Liu Lee Mr. & Mrs. David E. Leigh Mr. & Mrs. David K. Leigh Mr. & Mrs. James Li Mrs. Irene Liu Li Mary Elizabeth Webster Edwards Charitable Trust Mr. Robert Mayfield Mrs. Lillian McKibben Mrs. Madge Mao Meyer
Mr. Edgar Monteith Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Montgomery Mrs. Priscilla Kresge Nicholson Pattillo, Brown & Hill, L.L.P. Dr. Linda Hood Pehl R.T. Schneider Construction Co., LTD. Mr. & Mrs. Doug Rowald Mrs. Pat Lockridge Shannon Mr. & Mrs. Rex O. Shannon Shell Oil Company Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Gene Sherwin Mr. David Smith State Street Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Tommy Strasburger Mr. & Mrs. A. B. Talley Temple Bottling Company, LTD. Texas Independent College Fund Mr. & Mrs. Blair Williams Dr. & Mrs. Ralph Wilson Miss Mary Winn
Wilson-Reeves Society Donors of $1,000 to $4,999 are members of this society.
Acer America Corporation Mrs. Peggy Bass Albin Alcoa Foundation Mr. & Mrs. John Arnold Mr. & Mrs. Russell Atkinson AXA Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Joe Baisden Bank of America Mr. V.W. Barge III Barge Properties, Inc. Mr. Donald Barker Dr. & Mrs. William Barnard Bartek’s Paint & Decorating Center Miss Amy Bawcom Mr. Gary Baxley Mrs. Betty Sue Craven Beebe Bell Baptist Association
Mr. & Mrs. Ricky Billington Mr. & Mrs. Jack Bounds Mr. Carl Bozon Mr. & Mrs. Adrian Brody Mr. & Mrs. Dorwin Bundick Ms. Betty Burns Mrs. Alma Symonds Burrow Dr. & Mrs. David Butler California Baptist Foundation Chappell Oaks Apartments Chick-fil-A of Killeen Mall Chick-fil-A of Temple Miss Mary Frances Clark Cloud Construction Co., Inc. Colgate-Palmolive Company Mr. & Mrs. John Covin Mr. & Mrs. Jimmie L. Cox Mrs. Terri Harper Cox Mrs. Peggy Hayes Craik Crothall Healthcare Inc. Dr. Shirley Wise Dahl Mr. & Mrs. Perry Dalby Mr. & Mrs. G. Roger Daniel Dr. & Mrs. Paul Dearing Dr. & Mrs. Donald Deere Mr. & Mrs. Rodney Deyoe Don Ringler Chevrolet Co., Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Danny Dossman Mr. & Mrs. Joe Durrett, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Bill Elliott Ms. Lara Enzor Mrs. Nadine Clark Erekson Estate of Eva Mae Durham Mrs. Fran Roach Ewing Dr. Mike Fabritius Mr. Vic Feazell First Baptist Church-Moffat First Baptist Church-Salado First National Bank Texas First State Bank Central Texas Garlyn Shelton CadillacMazda-BMW-Volvo-Nissan Mrs. Doris Swafford Gilliland Dr. Patricia Ingle Gillis Mrs. Virginia Goodnight Mrs. Sarah McGlamery Grantham Mrs. MaryAnn Lyons Griffin Mr. & Mrs. Owen Gruber H.E.B.
Ms. Anne Wiese Halbert Miss Debbie Ham Mrs. Effel Randall Harper Dr. Graham Hatcher HealthSure Insurance Services, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Frank Heard, Jr. Mrs. Leska Hightower Hendricks Mrs. Martha Chambers Herod Mrs. Eithel Johnson Hibbs Mr. & Mrs. Mac Hickerson Mrs. Betty Bass Hiles Rev. Jimmy Hinton Ms. Carolyn Hohl Mr. & Mrs. Bill Holmes Mrs. Lucy Lin Hom Mr. Bobby Hoxworth Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Huber Mr. & Mrs. Carl Hudson Mrs. Delma Garner Jacks Mr. & Mrs. Arch K. Jacobson Miss Martha James JB Herrmann Co., L.P. Jeld-Wen Foundation The Joe B. and Louise P. Cook Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Bobby Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Delroy Johnson Johnson & Johnson Johnson Brothers Ford, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Bill Jones, III Mr. & Mrs. Jack Jones, Jr. Kasberg, Patrick & Associates, L.L.P. Mr. George Keene Mrs. Reba Jordan Keith Mrs. Anne Upham Keith Dr. & Mrs. Leroy Kemp Mr. & Mrs. Randy Kemp Mr. & Mrs. Paul Kerr Dr. & Mrs. H. Gene Kimes Mr. & Mrs. John King Mrs. Mary Lynn Moore Kreuz Dr. Grace Labaj Mrs. Lou Provence Laine The Lamar Companies Mrs. Ethel Brust Lipscomb Mrs. Kathryn Fagan Long Dr. & Mrs. William B. Long Dr. & Mrs. Tommy Ma
Mr. & Mrs. Harry Macey, III Mr. & Mrs. Dell Martin Mr. & Mrs. Edward Martin Materials Transportation Company Mrs. Lucretia Mathies McCoy Messer, Potts & Messer, Attorneys Miss Dorothy Minten Miss Esther Minten Miss Janie Minten Montgomery Chiropractic LTC Helen Moore Mrs. Kathy McNeil Moore Morgan Stanley Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Nakayama Mr. & Mrs. James O’Barr Dr. & Mrs. Randy O’Rear Mr. & Mrs. Riley Owens Pactiv Corporation Park Cities Baptist Church-Dallas Dr. & Mrs. Bobby Parker, Jr. Mrs. Marietta Parker Mrs. Marie Meyer Peck Perry Office Plus Mrs. Marilyn Gore Phillips Dr. Mary Pihlak Mr. & Mrs. Joe Pirtle Mr. & Mrs. Larry Pointer Mr. & Mrs. Clark Potter Mr. & Mrs. Roy Potts Mr. & Mrs. Charley Powell The Presser Foundation Ms. Mary Priest The Prudential Foundation Dr. Kay Schwertner Psencik Mrs. Judy Crow Raymond Reecie and Opal Jones Trust Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Don Ringler Mrs. Cindy Breaux Roberts Mr. & Mrs. Ernest E. Roberts Mr. & Mrs. Charlie Robinson Mrs. Nelda East Sanders Mr. & Mrs. Frank Schultz Mr. & Mrs. Garlyn Shelton Shipley Do-Nuts Mr. & Mrs. Ben Shipp
Sirius Technologies/Flight Display Systems Mrs. Bobby Lewis Slack Mrs. Sara Pearson Smith Mr. Jerry F. Smith Solerica SPJST Mrs. Delia Lucky Stephens Mr. & Mrs. Michael Street Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Stringfellow Mr. Louis Talley Dr. & Mrs. Bill Tanner, Jr. Mr. Troy Tegeler Temple Lincoln-Mercury Chrysler-Jeep Texas Hydraulics Dr. & Mrs. Steve Theodore Mrs. Jan Evans Thomas Mr. & Mrs. Dale Tingleaf Dr. Lucia Tipton Dr. & Mrs. Bill Townsend Trinity Industries, Inc./ Transit Mix Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Turk TXU Electric Delivery USG Foundation, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Van Hoozer Mrs. Julia Amason Walker Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Dr. & Mrs. Bob Whitis William & Henriem McIntosh Trust Mrs. Mary Isabella Miles Williams Wilsonart International Mrs. Jo McNeil Wittens Ms. Jane Wood Dr. & Mrs. Larry Woodward Xerox Corporation Mr. & Mrs. Paul Zipperlen
LaRoe Society Donors of $250 to $999 are members of this society.
Dr. & Mrs. Henry Adrion, III Carol Albright Dr. Carolyn Cottrell Allemand Austin Community Foundation Mrs. Charlene Chang Bai Mrs. Marion Walker Barren Mr. Larry Barton Bell County Historical Commission Belton Education Station Learning Center L.P. Belton Newspapers, Inc./ The Belton Journal Mr. & Mrs. Bud Beltz Mrs. Barbara Warren Birkes Bo Stover Enterprises/ Golden Chick Mr. Bruce Bolick Mrs. Becky Amason Bradley Mr. & Mrs. James Bradley Mr. & Mrs. Luther Brewer Mr. & Mrs. Bobby Bridges Britt Drug Company Mr. & Mrs. Todd Brooks Mr. & Mrs. Scott Brookshire Mr. & Mrs. Ron Brown
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Dr. Mae Brown Mrs. Norma Burns Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Caldwell Dr. & Mrs. Bill Carrell Casey’s Furniture, Inc. Dr. Lon Chaffin Dr. Betty Solomon Clark Cochran, Blair and Potts, Inc. Ms. Audrey Cockrell Comet Cleaners of Belton Compass Bank Mrs. Sondra Attaway Cook Mrs. Fayly Hardcastle Cothern Ms. Debbie Akers Cottrell Mr. & Mrs. Richard Crain Mr. Matthew Crosby Dr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Crowson Mr. & Mrs. Perry Dalby Mr. & Mrs. Richard Dale Dr. Susan Daniewicz Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Darnell Dr. & Mrs. Jim Davidson Mrs. Jenny Hardwick Davis Rev. & Mrs. Andy Davis Dr. & Mrs. Noble Deckard Mrs. Denis Dillow Documaxx, Inc. Don Cast Insurance, Inc. Rev. & Mrs. Derald Dugger Dr. & Mrs. Paul Dyke East Side Baptist ChurchKilleen Dr. Cecilia Erlund Estate of Allene B. White Estate of Sally A. Provence Ms. Ann Eubanks Mr. & Mrs. Joe Farney Mrs. Evelyn Bunton Faubion First Baptist Church-Newton Dr. Cliffa Foster Mr. Mike Frazier Mr. Pete Fredenburg Dr. & Mrs. Perry Fulcher Mr. & Mrs. MacGeorge Galloway Mrs. Sharon Hart Ganslen Mrs. Lou Lierman Garrett Gatesville Printing Co./ MailMax Printing General Mills Foundation George Andrie & Associates, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. George Dulany Mr. & Mrs. Peter Gibson Mr. & Mrs. Mark Groveunder Mr. George Haffner Mrs. Mary Clarke Hammond Ms. Cindy Moya Hardwick Haynes and Alford Heights Baptist ChurchTemple Mrs. Mary Webb Hoffman Mr. & Mrs. E. E. Hogwood Dr. & Mrs. Robert Holland Mrs. Connie Irons Hooks Mrs. Lou Shelton Howard Ms. Cheri Howell Mr. Vernon Hudspeth Mr. Roosevelt Huggins Mrs. Charlotte Tinkler Humphrey Dr. Beatrice Moore Huston Mr. James Jackson Mr. & Mrs. Robert Jones
Mrs. Jeannette Mayfield Kelley Mr. & Mrs. Don Kendall Mrs. Victoria Robertson Kendig Miss Daphane Kerley Dr. Jim King Mr. Vernon King Mrs. Barbara Allen Klopfenstein Mr. & Mrs. Deryl Knotts Mr. & Mrs. Erik Kocher Ms. Lillian Kroeger Mr. Shawn Kung Mrs. Ruby Yung Lam Dr. & Mrs. Samuel Lam Mr. & Mrs. John Leadbeater Mrs. Peggy Thigpen Leitch Mr. Ronald Lemon Lions Club of Alamo Heights Mr. & Mrs. Wallace Longoria Dr. George Loutherback Mrs. Lillie Mabry Lowery Lutheran Foundation of the Southwest Mrs. Sue Barton Lykes Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Mabry Macedonia Mission Mrs. Elizabeth Mallory Mrs. Pam Manly Mr. & Mrs. Randy Mann Mrs. Bobbie Skinner Marshall Mr. & Mrs. Keifer Marshall Dr. Tony Martin Mrs. Betty McElroy Dr. Marty McMahone Mr. & Mrs. Keith McPherson Mr. & Mrs. Matthew McQueen Mrs. Julia Smith Michael Mr. Bill Michalewicz Mr. & Mrs. M. M. Wade Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Foundation, Inc. Ms. Joy Muller Mr. & Mrs. Don Murphy Dr. Bill Muske Mr. Sonny Neel Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Norwood Mrs. Beverly Lisby Owen Mr. Don Owens Dr. Sue Pardue Mr. & Mrs. Mark Parker Mrs. Nelda Cook Perry Pilkington Homes, Inc. Mrs. Francis Twitty Pittman Pizza Hut-Belton Point First Baptist Church Professional Datasolutions, Incorporated Mrs. Mary Hamilton Purcell Mrs. Mary Robnett Ramsey The Ranch Gang, Inc. Miss Rebeka Retta Dr. & Mrs. Shaylon Rettig Mrs. Phyllis Koop Rogers Mr. Jimmy Rowton Dr. Jeff Russell Mr. & Mrs. Gary Sargent Mrs. Glenella Grant Scarborough Col. & Mrs. Otto Scharth Mr. Jerry Secrest, Attorney at Law Mrs. Barbara Berry Sewell
Mr. & Mrs. Scott Smajstrla Dr. Martha Herring Smith Mrs. Wanda McKinney Smith Mrs. Shirley Cowan Sommer Ms. Sara Sprecher Dr. Nora Stafford Mrs. Glenna Morgan Stamps State Farm Companies Foundation State Farm Insurance Companies, Barry D. Harper Mr. & Mrs. Joshua Steen Mr. Harry Sweet Mrs. Elizabeth Wheeler Tanaka Dr. & Mrs. William G. Tanner, Sr. Mrs. Anna Haynes Taylor Mrs. Marjorie Mao Tchang Temple College Mr. Larry J. Templin, C.P.A. Tem-Tex Solvents Corporation Texas Instruments Foundation Mrs. Ruby Wyche Thomas Mr. & Mrs. Ricky Thompson Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Thompson Tri-City Gem & Mineral Mrs. Glenda Shelton Turner Mr. & Mrs. Grady Tyroch Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Tyroch UMHB College of Business UMHB College of Business Faculty UMHB College of Education Valero Energy Foundation Verizon Foundation Mrs. Carilane Vieregg Mrs. Debbie James Wade Ms. Fang-Ling Wang Dr. Darrell Watson Mrs. Alma Fontenot Weeks Mr. & Mrs. Micah Wells Mr. & Mrs. Frank Westbrook Dr. Anita Andrews White Dr. & Mrs. Dillard Whitis Mr. Chad Widmer Dr. Bobbie Wilborn Wildflower Country Club Mrs. Glenda Wood Mrs. Marian Corbin Wood Mrs. Margie Meadows Woodhouse Wynoworx LTD/DBA Subway Mr. & Mrs. Randy Yandell Mrs. Marion Chu Yeh Mrs. Kathleen Hill Youngblood Mrs. Barbara Spencer Zeidlik
Matching Gifts AXA Foundation Illinois Tool Works Foundation Johnson & Johnson Colgate-Palmolive Company ConocoPhillips Company ExxonMobil Education Foundation Ford Motor Company Fund General Mills Foundation
IBM International Foundation Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Foundation, Inc. Morgan Stanley The Prudential Foundation Shell Oil Company Foundation State Farm Companies Foundation State Street Foundation Texas Instruments Foundation USG Foundation, Inc. Valero Energy Foundation Verizon Foundation Wells Fargo Matching Gift Center Xerox Corporation
Foundations Alcoa Foundation Austin Community Foundation Brentham Foundation California Baptist Foundation E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation Eula Mae and John Baugh Foundation ForeSight Foundation Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation The Grogan Lord Foundation Jeld-Wen Foundation The Joe B. and Louise P. Cook Foundation Lutheran Foundation of the Southwest Paul J. Meyer Family Foundation The Presser Foundation The Ralph H. & Ruth J. McCullough Foundation Reecie and Opal Jones Trust Foundation The Rogers Foundation The Welch Foundation
Businesses Acer America Corporation Bank of America Baptist University of the Americas Barge Properties, Inc. Bartek’s Paint & Decorating Center Bell Air Conditioning, Inc. Belton Education Station Learning Center L.P. Belton Newspapers, Inc./ The Belton Journal Belton Small Animal Clinic Blue Bell Creameries, L.P. Bo Stover Enterprises, Inc./ Golden Chick Britt Drug Company Casey’s Furniture, Inc. Chappell Oaks Apartments Chick-fil-A of Killeen Mall Chick-fil-A of Temple Cloud Construction Co., Inc. Cochran, Blair and Potts, Inc. Comet Cleaners of Belton Compass Bank Consortium for Global Education
Crothall Healthcare Inc. Crowson, D.D.S, Andrew J. Documaxx, Inc. Don Cast Insurance, Inc. Don Ringler Chevrolet Co.,Inc. Dublin & Associates, Inc. Dulany, George, Attorney At Law Enviro Pest Control Extraco Banks First National Bank Texas First State Bank Central Texas First Texas Bank Fisher-Vincent Ford, Inc. Garlyn Shelton CadillacMazda-BMW-Volvo-Nissan Gatesville Printing Co./ MailMax Printing George Andrie & Associates, Inc. Golden Legacy, Inc Greg Davis Properties H.E.B. Harvest Technologies Haynes and Alford HealthSure Insurance Services, Inc. Hodge Land & Cattle Co. Inc. Hurley, Dr. Richard K. JB Herrmann Co., L.P. Johnson Brothers Ford, Inc. Kasberg, Patrick & Associates, L.L.P. King’s Daughters Hospital The Lamar Companies Linzy and Thigpen Lockheed Martin Materials Transportation Company Merck Partnership Messer, Potts & Messer, Attorneys Montgomery Chiropractic MW Builders of Texas, Inc. Pactiv Corporation Pattillo, Brown & Hill, L.L.P. Perry Office Plus Pilkington Homes, Inc. Pizza Hut in Belton Professional Datasolutions, Incorporated R.K. Bass Electric, Ltd. R.T. Schneider Construction Co., LTD. RDM Enterprises River Forest Inn RSD Properties, Ltd. Scott & White Memorial Hospital Secrest, Jerry, AttorneyAt-Law Shipley Do-Nuts Solerica SPJST State Farm Insurance Companies/Barry harper T.R. Thornton Company Temple Bottling Company, LTD. Temple College Temple Lincoln-Mercury Chrysler-Jeep Templin, Larry J., C.P.A. Tem-Tex Solvents Corporation
Texas Hydraulics Texas Independent College Fund Texas Partners Federal Credit Union Tri-City Gem & Mineral Trinity Industries, Inc./ Transit Mix TXU Electric Delivery Wade, Mickey, Attorney at Law Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Wildflower Country Club Wilsonart International Wynoworx LTD./DBA Subway
Organizations Bell County Historical Commission Heritage Club of Compass Bank Lions Club of Alamo Heights North Central Texas Counseling Association The Ranch Gang, Inc. Senior Saints Sirius Technologies/Flight Display Systems The T. Rowe Price Program for Charitable Giving UMHB Business Office UMHB College of Business UMHB College of Business Faculty UMHB College of Christian Studies UMHB College of Education UMHB Faculty Assembly UMHB Registrar UMHB Staff Council
Churches Bell Baptist Association College Baptist Church-Big Spring East Side Baptist Church First Baptist Church-Bartlett First Baptist Church-Belton First Baptist Church-Borger First Baptist Church-Chico First Baptist Church-Moffat First Baptist Church-Newton First Baptist Church-Salado First Baptist Church of Academy Heights Baptist Church Immanuel Baptist Church Macedonia Mission Park Cities Baptist Church-Dallas Point First Baptist Church
Trustees Dr. Henry Adrion Mr. Robert Black Mrs. Sue Purcell Bounds Mr. Jerry Brentham Dr. Jerry Carlisle Mrs. Martha Smirl Cooper Mr. John Covin Rev. Andy Davis Mr. Rodney Deyoe Mrs. Camille Munk Dillard Mr. Joe Durrett, Jr.
Dr. Perry Fulcher Dr. Martha Villalobos Galligan Mr. Gary Heavin Ms. Anne Wiese Halbert Rev. Mike Harkrider Dr. Jim Haskell Mrs. Leska Hightower Hendricks Mrs. Betty Payne Huber Mr. Carl Hudson Mrs. Delma Garner Jacks Mr. Arch K. Jacobson Mr. Delroy Johnson Mr. Vernon King Rev. Martin Knox Rev. Eduardo Lara Mrs. Hannah Liu Lee Mr. Ronald Lemon Mrs. Pam Manly Mr. John Messer Miss Janie Minten Mrs. Kathy McNeil Moore Mr. Eugene Nakayama Mr. James Oâ€™Barr Mr. Clark Potter Ms. Mary Priest Mr. Don Ringler Mr. Ernest Roberts Rev. Willie Robertson Mrs. Nelda East Sanders Mrs. Pat Lockridge Shannon Mr. Garlyn Shelton Mrs. Barbara Powell Sherwin Mrs. Sara Pearson Smith Mr. Ricky Thompson Mr. J. Platt Turner Mr. Gordon Wiggers
Friends Mrs. Jean Ables Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Allen Mr. Dick Archer Ms. Katherine Arrowood Dr. & Mrs. Dan Atha Mr. Donald Barker Mr. & Mrs. D. Barrett Mr. James Beall Ms. Martha Beasley Mr. Phillip Becker Mr. & Mrs. Edward Bellens Mr. & Mrs. Bud Beltz Mr. & Mrs. C. Scott Bennett Mr. & Mrs. James Berg Mrs. Voncille Bielefeld Ms. Ruby Billingsley Ms. Fay Billington Mr. & Mrs. Ricky Billington Mr. Troy Billington Mr. & Mrs. Cash Birdwell Miss Anne Birkhead Mr. & Mrs. Ray Bitterman Mr. & Mrs. Richard Blackman Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Bolf Mr. & Mrs. Leslie Bonner Dr. & Mrs. Val Borum Ms. Randi Boucher Dr. & Mrs. Robert Bowers Mr. & Mrs. James Bradley Mrs. Linda Brennan Ms. Betty Brewer Dr. & Mrs. George Brindley Mr. & Mrs. Hanes Brindley Ms. Hugh Broadway
Mr. Scott Brookshire Dr. & Mrs. Aubrey Brown Mr. Deron Brown Ms. Susie Brown Ms. Tracy Brown Mrs. Norma Burns Mr. & Mrs. Jack Calkins Mr. & Mrs. Charles Capen Mr. & Mrs. James Carroll Mrs. Barbara Carruth Mr. Mike Casey Ms. Sharon Lord Caskey Ms. Carol Chelkowski Mrs. Carolyn Clarke Mrs. Lucretia Coke Ms. Shirley Cox Ms. Pamela Craig Ms. Lona Crocker Mr. & Mrs. Michael Croftcheck Miss Jennifer Cullen Mr. Perry Dalby Mr. & Mrs. Richard Dale Mrs. Frances Dalton Mr. & Mrs. Philip Davidson Dr. & Mrs. Wallace Davis Dr. & Mrs. Noble Deckard Dr. & Mrs. Donald Deere Miss Elizabeth Dekker Mr. Thomas Demarest Mrs. Denis Dillow Mr. & Mrs. Danny Dossman Mr. & Mrs. Allan Dray Dr. & Mrs. Paul Dyke Dr. Donald Dysart Miss Emogene Emery Dr. & Mrs. Bill Engvall Mr. & Mrs. William Entzminger Dr. Mike Fabritius Mr. & Mrs. J. Keith Feille Mrs. Jerry Fleming Mr. & Mrs. Ted Floca Mrs. Brenda Fogle Ms. Cathy Galbraith Mr. & Mrs. MacGeorge Galloway Mr. & Mrs. R. E. Gault Mr. & Mrs. Paul Gilliland Dr. Patricia Ingle Gillis Mr. James Glover Mr. & Mrs. Donald Godwin Mr. & Mrs. Ed Goldsmith Mr. Henry Gonzalez Mrs. Virginia Goodnight Mr. & Mrs. James Goodrum Ms. Lauda Gregory Mr. & Mrs. Owen Gruber Mr. George Haffner Mr. & Mrs. Henry Hahn, Jr. Mrs. Charlotte Hampton Dr. & Mrs. William Hardin Mr. & Mrs. Steve Harrison Mrs. Ella Lee Hart Dr. & Mrs. Ray Haywood Mr. & Mrs. Frank Heard Mr. & Mrs. Morris Hill Mr. & Mrs. Elton Hinshaw Rev. Jimmy Hinton Mrs. Noma Hocker Ms. Carolyn Hohl Mr. & Mrs. Bill Holmes Mr. & Mrs. Denzel Holmes Ms. Sharon Hubbard Mr. & Mrs. Stephen James
Mr. & Mrs. Gary Johnson Mr. & Mrs. J.R. Johnston Mr. & Mrs. Alan Jones Mr. & Mrs. Jack Jones, Jr. Mr. George Keene Mr. & Mrs. Randy Kemp Mr. & Mrs. Don Kendall Mr. & Mrs. Paul Kerr Mr. & Mrs. Bobby Kile Dr. & Mrs. James Killian Mr. & Mrs. John King Ms. Connie Kirchenbauer Ms. Darlene Kirk Ms. Jennie Kitching Mrs. Denise Klepac Mr. & Mrs. Deryl Knotts Mr. & Mrs. Erik Kocher Dr. Grace Labaj Mr. & Mrs. John Leadbeater Ms. Donna Leavelle Dr. Lettie Lee Mr. & Mrs. Derek Lichota Mrs. Roxanne Lindholm Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Livingston Mr. & Mrs. Bill Loftice Mr. & Mrs. Wallace Longoria Mr. & Mrs. R. Griffin Lord Ms. Martha Lowry Mr. & Mrs. Keifer Marshall Mr. & Mrs. Dell Martin Dr. & Mrs. Robert Mastin Mr. & Mrs. Jon May Mr. Robert Mayfield Ms. Sue McAlexander Dr. Caia McCullar Mrs. Louise McDonald Mrs. Betty McElroy Mr. & Mrs. Gerald McFerren Miss Joyce McGough Mrs. Lillian McKibben Mr. & Mrs. Drayton McLane, Jr. Mrs. Helen McMillan Mrs. Anne Meacham Mr. & Mrs. John Melvin Mr. & Mrs. Richard Mewhinney Mr. & Mrs. Tom Milford Mrs. Ilene Miller Mr. & Mrs. Leland Miller Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Moen Mr. Edgar Monteith Mr. & Mrs. Dan Moore Mr. & Mrs. Michael Moore Mrs. Bonita Moorman Mr. Paul Moquin Ms. Leota Morehouse Mr. & Mrs. Tommy Morgan Ms. Jerry Mosatyn Mr. & Mrs. Don Murphy Dr. & Mrs. John Myers Dr. & Mrs. Robert Myers Mr. & Mrs. Art Neel Mr. Russell Neel Mr. Sonny Neel Mr. & Mrs. John Newberry Mrs. Sibyl Noack Mrs. Mary Norwine Mrs. Paula Nottingham Mr. & Mrs. Dave Oyler Dr. Mary Padilla Dr. & Mrs. Bobby Parker, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Jim Patterson Mrs. Virginia Patterson
Dr. & Mrs. Francisco PerezGuerra Dr. Brady Peterson Mr. & Mrs. Dub Pierce Mr. Bo Pilgrim Mr. Joe Pirtle Mr. & Mrs. Charley Powell Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Price Mr. & Mrs. Herman Quinius Ms. Joe Ann Randall Mr. & Mrs. David Reddell Mr. & Mrs. Donald Reese Mr. & Mrs. Roderick Reinke Mr. & Mrs. Ed Richmond Dr. Bob Riley Mrs. Diane Riley Mr. & Mrs. Harold Rose Mr. & Mrs. Doug Rowald Mr. & Mrs. Tibor Ruff COL & Mrs. Otto Scharth Mr. & Mrs. Frank Schultz Dr. Jennye Schultz Ms. Marian Schultz Mr. & Mrs. Paul Schulz Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Secrest Mr. Brian Seiler Mr. & Mrs. Bob Seiler Ms. Marsha Sellers Mr. & Mrs. J. Patrick Shannon Mrs. Bonnie Smith Mr. David Smith Mr. Jerry F. Smith Mrs. Ruth Smith Ms. Samantha Smith Dr. Stewart Smith Mr. & Mrs. Frank Southers Mr. & Mrs. Milton Spacek Rev. & Mrs. Ed Spivey Mr. & Mrs. W. L. Steeves Dr. John Stoebner Mr. & Mrs. Tommy Strasburger Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Stringfellow Mr. & Mrs. Robert Sutton Mr. & Mrs. Roger Swaim Mrs. Frances Swarnes Mrs. Sharon Stiles Swindler Mr. Louis Talley Mr. & Mrs. Claude Tate Mr. & Mrs. Ivan Thurman Dr. Lucia Tipton Rev. & Mrs. William Towery Ms. Carol Treible Mrs. Sharon Mohar Tullis Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Turk Mr. & Mrs. Charles Turnbo Mrs. Connie Turner Dr. Karen Turner Mrs. Wanda Turner Mr. Jerry Tyroch Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Van Hoozer Mrs. Carilane Vieregg Mr. Ray von Rosenberg Miss Creta Voyles Mrs. Phyllis Wade Dr. & Mrs. Stephen Walker Dr. Donna Walker-Nixon Ms. Emma Watts Mrs. Grace Weaver Ms. Elna Wilkinson Mr. & Mrs. Franklin Williams Mr. & Mrs. Blair Williams
Mrs. Pamela Wilson Dr. & Mrs. Ralph Wilson Ms. Andrea Womack Mr. Joseph Wood Ms. Jane Wood Mrs. Miriam Korff York
Faculty and Staff Mrs. Beverly Adams Dr. Carolyn Allemand Mrs. Judy Arnold Dr. Lee Baldwin Mr. Larry Barton Miss Amy Bawcom Dr. & Mrs. Jerry G. Bawcom Ms. Debbie Beaty Ms. Donna Beck Mrs. Betty Sue Beebe Mr. Lloyd Berry Mrs. Patti Blado Mrs. Kasey Blomquist Mr. Bruce Bolick Mrs. Becky Bradley Mr. Gary Brinegar Mr. Ron Brown Dr. Sarah Brown Ms. Teresa Buck Dr. Mary Burken Mrs. Glenda Bush Mr. Bruce Butler Dr. Bill Carrell Mrs. Martha Carrell Dr. Lon Chaffin Dr. Peter Chen Dr. Betty Clark Ms. Lisa Clement Mr. James Cohagan Mrs. Susan Cohagan Ms. Debbie Cottrell Ms. Ann Crawford Mr. Matthew Crosby Mrs. Teresa Crothers Mrs. Pam Cummings Dr. Shirley Dahl Dr. Barbara Dalby Dr. Susan Daniewicz Mrs. Kay Daugherty Mr. David Deorsam Mr. Ken DeWeese Mr. Kenny DeWeese Miss Frances Dixon Ms. Mary Dixon Dr. Mary Dowell Mrs. Pat Duffield Mr. Derek Dunaway Mr. Phil Dunham Mrs. Cathy Durham Dr. Cathy Early Mrs. Cynthia Entzminger Dr. Cecilia Erlund Ms. Lee Ann Espinola Dr. Karen Estes Ms. Ann Eubanks Mrs. Suzanne Fiala Ms. Elizabeth Finch Mrs. Carol Fischer Mrs. Barbara FontaineWhite Dr. Cliffa Foster Mr. Mike Frazier Mr. Pete Fredenburg Mrs. Sharon Ganslen Mr. James Garcia Mrs. Cheryl Garza
Mr. Joe George Dr. Brent Gibson Mrs. Karen Gilbert Mrs. Karen Goff Ms. Shannon Greeson Dr. Richard Grimes Mr. David Guess Dr. Isaac Gusukuma Mrs. Kathy Haines Ms. Kim Hamm Mr. Christopher Hampton Mr. John Hancock Mrs. Kathy Harden Ms. Cindy Hardwick Mr. Larry Harmon Mrs. Effel Harper Mr. Max Hart Dr. Graham Hatcher Mr. Ray Hicks Dr. Carol Holcomb Dr. David Holcomb Dr. Bob Holland Dr. Diane Howard Ms. Cheri Howell Ms. Donna Hubbard Mr. Roosevelt Huggins Mr. John Hughling Mr. James Jackson Dr. Patrick Jaska Miss Amy Johnson Mr. Bobby Johnson Mrs. Deborah Jones Ms. Denise Karimkhani Ms. Donna Kelly Dr. Leroy Kemp Mrs. Victoria Kendig Dr. Mickey Kerr Dr. Gene Kimes Dr. Jim King Ms. Darla Kirby Mr. Ray Kite Mr. Don Klepac Ms. Lillian Kroeger Mr. Shawn Kung Dr. Mary Last Mr. Billy Laxton Miss Denise Lira Mrs. Kathryn Long Dr. George Loutherback Mrs. Lillie Lowery Mrs. Elizabeth Mallory Mr. Randy Mann Mr. Dave Marek Mr. Edd Martin Mr. Ray Martin Dr. Tony Martin Mrs. Tami McDowell Dr. Marty McMahone Ms. Trish McMillan Mr. Keith McPherson Dr. Chrisann Merriman Mr. Frank Mihatsch Mr. Ronald Mitchum Dr. Tatiana Moment Mrs. Carla Moon Dr. Bert Moquin Mr. Henry Morin Mr. Daryl Morris Ms. Joy Muller Dr. Ruth Ann Murphy Dr. Bill Muske Ms. Kimberly Newman Dr. Steve Oldham Dr. Randy O’Rear Mrs. Carolyn Owens
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Mr. Don Owens Ms. Kathy Owens Dr. Kerry Owens Dr. Sue Pardue Mrs. Kay Pearson Dr. Linda Pehl Dr. Rebecca Peterson Mr. Alvin Petty Dr. Mary Pihlak Ms. Donna Plank Mr. David Plunk Dr. Jamey Plunk Mr. Larry Pointer Mrs. Debra Powell Mr. Cleatus Rattan Mr. Monte Reed Mr. Larry Reeves Ms. Rebeka Retta Ms. Ricci Robbins Mrs. Phyllis Rogers Dr. David Roland Ms. Deborah Rosenberger Mrs. Janey Roush Mr. Jimmy Rowton Dr. Jeff Russell Mr. Elbaristo Sanchez Mr. Gary Sargent Ms. Tiffany Sauders Mrs. Robin Schilling Mr. Richard Schrimsher Dr. Michelle Schumann Mr. Hershall Seals Ms. Cindy Selman Mr. Kevin Shelton Mr. Ben Shipp Mrs. Donna Shipp Mr. Roy Sikes Ms. Cathleen Spradlin Dr. Nora Stafford Dr. George Stansbury Ms. Hollie Stanton Dr. Raylene Statz Mrs. Robbin Steen Mr. Michael Street Mr. Harry Sweet Mr. Trevor Swift Dr. Joey Tabarlet Mrs. Elizabeth Tanaka Dr. Bill Tanner Dr. Paula Tanner Mrs. Donna Teel Dr. Steve Theodore Dr. Bill Townsend Ms. Gilda Traywick Mrs. Debbie Wade Mrs. Julia Walker Ms. Shirley Walker Mr. Jon Wallin Dr. Sandy Wanner Mrs. Cindy Warrick Dr. Darrell Watson Mr. Micah Wells Mr. Gary White Ms. Jessye Whitis Mr. Chad Widmer Mr. Guy Wilson Mr. Paul Wilson Mrs. Glenda Wood Mrs. Carol Woodward Dr. Larry Woodward Ms. Patti Wright Dr. Stephen Wyrick Mr. Randy Yandell Dr. Marlene Zipperlen
Legacy Club Kay Anderson Irl & Frances Cron Arrowsmith James Beall Betty Sue Craven Beebe Ray & Betty Donnelly Bell Bonny Hardcastle Brewer Evelyn Barrow Brooks Maidel Sorenson Browder Sheryl Churchill Mary Frances Clark Lucretia Coke Fayly Hardcastle Cothern Joan Burton Cox Eugene Darnell Mary Sue Davis Frances Roach Ewing JoAn Musick Flowers E. Al & Doris Swafford Gilliland James Glover Diane E. Gryseels James Hagan Ray & Jane Haywood Bill & Mary Lee Herrington Eithel Johnson Hibbs Ed & DJ Reinhard Hogwood Dorris Daniel Keath Virginia Herndon Keith Nellie Sparks Kletzly Harvey & Marie Lewis Ted Lucenay Edwin & Meriworth McMillan Mabry Maurine Patterson Magnon Mary Nell West McElhannon Ruby Morrow McElroy Vicki Higgason McKay Lillian McKibben T. Edward & Anna Mercer Jim & Carla Miller Floyce Moon JoAn Musick-Flowers Julia Woodyard Nation Marietta Parker Marie Meyer Peck Kay Schwertner Psencik Cynthia Hinojosa Puga Dolores Rannings Henry & Mildred Redmon Phyllis Rogers Helen M.Y. Shao Betty Harvey Simmons Kathryn R. Sims Jerry F. Smith Judy Higgason Stepan Jeanette Burt Stevenson James & Betty Thompson Martha Dodson Thomson Buford & Jere Wilson Turner Carilane Newman Vieregg Donna Walker-Nixon Jo McNeil Wittens Eleanor Wright
Alumni Loyalty Fund Thousand Club Peggy Bass Albin Laurie Bravenec Atkinson Rusty Atkinson
Ruth Flores Barnard Dr. & Mrs. Jerry G. Bawcom Gary Baxley Betty Sue Craven Beebe Sue Purcell Bounds Carl Bozon Pauline Ning Brody Betty Burns Alma Symonds Burrow David Butler Julie Roush Butler Mary Frances Clark Martha Smirl Cooper John Covin Nell Nordstrand Cox Terri Harper Cox Janet Armstrong Daniel Patricia Davis Paul Dearing Ruth Mahtani Dearing Camille Munk Dillard Bill Elliott Zurly Zurlinden Elliott Nadine Clark Erekson Kyle Evans Fran Roach Ewing Debbie Yates Farney Joe Farney Vic Feazell Ruth Stribling Fowler Doris Swafford Gilliland Sarah McGlamery Grantham MaryAnn Lyons Griffin Becky Sherrod Guess David Guess Debbie Ham Leska Hightower Hendricks Martha Chambers Herod Eithel Johnson Hibbs Betty Bass Hiles Lucy Lin Hom Robert Hoxworth Betty Payne Huber Delma Garner Jacks Juanita Middleton Jacobson Martha James Bobby Johnson Donna Bolick Johnson Opal Jones Mary Lynn Moore Kreuz Marjorie White Kuban Lou Provence Laine Rachael LaRoe James Li Yvonne Shen Li Ethel Brust Lipscomb Lanny Hartati Ma Lucretia Mathies McCoy Dorothy Minten Esther Minten Janie Minten Kathy McNeil Moore Helen Moore Yuri Tanamachi Nakayama Randy O’Rear Julie Wheeler O’Rear Marietta Parker Linda Hood Pehl Jean Gray Potts Mary Priest Kay Schwertner Psencik Judy Crow Raymond Cindy Breaux Roberts Nelda East Sanders Doris Stoneham Shannon Barbara Powell Sherwin
Ben Shipp Donna Hacker Shipp Scott Smajstrla Jill Wiederhold Smajstrla Delia Lucky Stephens Kristi Timmons Street Troy Tegeler Grace Coulter Theodore Steve Theodore Jan Evans Thomas Nanako Hyakutake Tingleaf Julia Amason Walker Jo McNeil Wittens
Alumni Board of Directors Betty O’Hair Anderson Barbara Warren Birkes John Borum Gayla Vardeman Corley Amanda Dickinson Greg Fore Jason Goings Diane E. Gryseels Debbie Ham Roo Huggins Terry Beaver Lazenby Sandra Sanders Mattson Rebecca O’Banion Tamara Itz O’Barr Clara Nesmith Patterson Nelda East Sanders Donna Hacker Shipp Alan Simmons Lynda Solis Delia Lucky Stephens Haylee Tran Amy Austin Wick Trent Worsham
Honorary Alumni Mr. Joe Baisden Dr. & Mrs. Jerry G. Bawcom Mrs. Glenda Bundick Rev. Andy Davis Rev. Gordon Edwards Dr. Mildred Fussell Mrs. Ouida Mae Dulany Mr. Tom Hearon Mr. Mac Hickerson Dr. Beatrice Huston Dr. & Mrs. A.A. Hyden Mr. James Li Dr. Mildred Little Dr. W. B. Long Mr. Edwin Mabry Mr. Ray Martin Mrs. Theda Maxfield Dr. Dan McLallen Mr. Ralph Montgomery Mrs. Marietta Parker Dr. J. A. Reynolds Mr. Charlie Robinson Mr. Hershall Seals Dr. George Stansbury Mr. A. B. Talley Dr. & Mrs. William Tanner, Sr. Dr. Darrell Watson Mrs. Sunny Fairweather Wilson Mr. Guy Wilson
Campus Boys Jack Bounds Bob Burleson Jackie Crowson Derald Dugger Bobby Johnson Don Moore Riley Owens Bill Saunders Dennis Schick Kenneth Shackelford Leslie Smith Bob Whitis Dillard Whitis
Alumni Class of 1929 Opal Jones Willie Ward McCormick Class of 1935 Ruth Fowler Evelyn Baker Schiefer Frances Cotten Woodard Class of 1936 Alta Bowers Cates Eleanor Owens Crannell Kathryn Kothmann Lela Watson Simpson Class of 1937 Maurine Patterson Magnon Margaret Bales Ratliff Class of 1938 Fern Cone Anna Beth McQuade Rogers Genevieve McCaleb Trees Class of 1939 Jamie Lee Green Chaffin Evelyn Bunton Faubion Frances Chapoy Flores Martha James Rachael LaRoe Grace Freeman Meece Class of 1940 Llelwyn LeLouis Bryant Alma Symonds Burrow Mary Frances Clark Cannie Mae Cox Huggins Mary Farmer Murr Arla Ray Tyson Mary Isabella Miles Williams Margie Meadows Woodhouse Class of 1941 Eliza Bishop Ruth Dorman Daniel Liz Stefani Dillon Kathryn Chapman Fisher Geraldine Lane Jo McNeil Wittens Class of 1942 Martha White Farris Mary Jo Sims Zabcik Class of 1943 Jean Long Corley Eithel Johnson Hibbs Mary Webb Hoffman
Audrey Fenzl Klump Dorothy James Norris Doris Stoneham Shannon Kathleen Hill Youngblood Class of 1944 Isabelle Pettigrew Drach Mary Jo Smith Edwards Charlotte Tinkler Humphrey Mary Lynn Moore Kreuz Marie Meyer Peck Beth Hutcherson Shepherd Anna Jo Meredith Shirtum Nancy Salisbury Sullivan Class of 1945 Ruth Zerr Bailey Arra White Browning Billie Jenkins Cureton Gail Thompson Gower Betsy Buford Hunt Maxine Ribble Presnall Johnnie Anthon Proctor Glenda Stoneham Lucile Fontenot Weeks Class of 1946 Norma Raye Ives Cole Helen Frances Smith Hillman Reba Jordan Keith Lucretia Mathies McCoy Betty Miller Schilling Lilah Perdue Smedley Georgia Little Talley Margot Moore Wetzel Class of 1947 Marion Walker Barren Betty Donnelly Bell Betty Littlejohn Burkhalter Vivian Cole Fayly Hardcastle Cothern Jenny Hardwick Davis Jeanne Bruce Drake Anita Newell Green Janell Huey Hobbs Dorothy Reinhard Hogwood Jean Madeley McDonald Lee Holcomb Means Mary Hamilton Purcell Anna Haynes Taylor Class of 1948 Mildred Iverson Anderson Jo Burt Evans Martha Chambers Herod Ruth Tucker Hess Jeanette Kelley Mitchell Dorothy Lane Niesen Rosina Hailey Sattawhite Rosemary Barnett Stone Class of 1949 Delma Garner Jacks Nita Middleton Jacobson Ethel Brust Lipscomb Sue Quesenbury McBrayer Julia Smith Michael Dorothy Minten Doris Goldston Parker Lu Ouida Vinson Phillips Jean Gray Potts Mary Robnett Ramsey Martha Herring Smith
Class of 1950 Zula Wood Atwood Pat Stanfield Bennett Helen Dudley Cain Mary Hooks Dexter Eugenia Fegette Doris Swafford Gilliland Meriworth McMillan Mabry Edwinna Arnold Matson Doris Morehead McCullough Yuri Tanamachi Nakayama Carolyn Mangham Norlie Mary Woodward Rode Glenella Grant Scarborough Bobbie Wilborn Mary Winn Class of 1951 Armenta Redus Armstrong Martha Smirl Cooper Eleanor Grisham Dugger Mary Leamer Godsey Ernestine Owens Goldston Shirley Huckabee Kirk Florence Goldston Pinkston Ruby Wyche Thomas Nancy Evans White Class of 1952 Mary San Miguel Collier MaryAnn Lyons Griffin Betty Payne Huber Anne Upham Keith Hannah Liu Lee Esther Minten Marilyn Gore Phillips Betty Jones Sangster Erma Jean Hensley Swindoll Mildred Dicus Walker Class of 1953 Lou Soileau Benjamin Mary Helen Irish Brumley June Reagan Caldwell Elizabeth Timmons Glazener Lucy Lin Hom Ruth Turner Lagrone Irene Liu Li Wanda Baber Malone Lynelle Sweat Mason Joan Marlowe Myrah Ruth Boyd Nicholson Pat Lockridge Shannon Sara Pearson Smith Glenna Morgan Stamps Chris Weathers Westbrook Class of 1954 Sylvera Cole Barton Fran Roach Ewing Leska Hightower Hendricks Frances Washburn Hildreth Fannie Beal Larson Nancy Roberson McClure Betty Joyce McGehee Moore Nelda East Sanders Barbara Berry Sewell Class of 1955 Joy Watts Allen Virginia Jones Calhoun Jo Ann Knott Carlisle Janet Livingston Erwin Catherine Pledger Jones Lou Provence Laine
Laura Stringer McLallen Sylvia Pesak McLelland Margaret Pearce Timmons Jane Jones Vardiman Annie Bingham Williams Class of 1956 Betty Bamberg Willie Ruth Boyd Ethridge LaNiece Robison Fredell Joy Lee Han Jane Hallaway Hickerson Betty Bass Hiles Irene Gonzalez Holland Elaine King Ivy Netta Lou Hubbard Jarrett Jean Wyatt Kemp Pat Lawson Janette Porter Mackey Dixie Ritter Glenda Shelton Turner Louise Price Tye Oleta Wise Class of 1957 Ramona Caldwell Barlow Mildred Baker Beaman Barbara Warren Birkes Louise Boyd Anita Dusek Hoelscher Mary Brewer Looper Nan Webb Pryor Arlene Hargreaves Rollins Wilma Grizzle Thompson Elreeta Crain Weathers Anita Andrews White Class of 1958 Peggy Bass Albin Maxine Alcorn Ruth Flores Barnard Nell Nordstrand Cox Nadine Clark Erekson Johnette Shaffer Fisher Delores Ely Hutton Bobbie Skinner Marshall Mary Pender Houck Raymond Kathy Jacobs Shanks Wanda McKinney Smith Jeanette Burt Stevenson Joyce Williams Class of 1959 Beverly Brown Deines Regina Cato Henley Lou Shelton Howard Barbara Allen Klopfenstein Shirley Jackson May Clara Nesmith Patterson Sue Chumbley Schiffer Bobby Lewis Slack Deloras Liles Thompson Jean Ketchum Whitis Class of 1960 Patricia Stendebach Alexander Charlene Chang Bai Sara Scott Barnes Mae Brown Audrey Cockrell Martha Villalobos Galligan Pat Hammack Hines Janice Hancock Houston Barbara Robertson Knowles
Mary Grant Kominowski Faye Davis Lee Natha McMinn Mitchell Helen Johnson Pope Jan Davis Schick Shirley Cowan Sommer Julia Amason Walker Adela Sanchez Watts
Jean Miller Lynch Janis Barnett Norman Beverly Lisby Owen Evelyn Bowles Pipes Betsy Dabbs Polgue Velva Schrader Riddle Nanako Hyakutake Tingleaf Morris Tyson
Class of 1961 Betty Sue Craven Beebe Jacqueline Book Edna Penny Bridges Marietta Rasbury Carrigan Sondra Attaway Cook Gayla Vardeman Corley Sarah McGlamery Grantham Patsy Rainey Hollar Marjorie White Kuban Sue Barton Lykes Madge Mao Meyer Soveida Obregon Carolyn Allison Owens Nelda Cook Perry Delia Lucky Stephens Janet Watanabe Takahara Carolyn Brunson Vardeman Brena Bain Walker Janie Tate Wheeler
Class of 1965 Rubye Prinzing Altman Carolyn Labit Bailey Helen Knight Campbell Lissette Ferlet Carpenter Velma Leverkuhn Chesnutt Patricia Davis Connie Irons Hooks Betty Kemp Ruby Yung Lam Betty McEver Cheryl Rash Moore Julia Woodyard Nation Aris Ralston Judy Crow Raymond Joy Bell Read Grace Richardson Whitis
Class of 1962 Janice Williams Autry Sue Purcell Bounds Pauline Ning Brody Virginia Brookshire Jo Little Cheatham Sandra Eckeberger Click Mary Bowen Cronier Camille Munk Dillard Betty Lim Eng Shirlene Bilbrey Hagler Carol Lee Lam Jean Carolyn Lewis Mayer Arnell Childs McMillin Francis Twitty Pittman Marita White Root Barbara Powell Sherwin Nancy Tu Wang Barbara Spencer Zeidlik Class of 1963 Kay Anderson Denise Normandin Barker Norma English Bellamy Aline Bourge Becky Amason Bradley Gayle Albert Crain Faye McLeod Creel Mary Juarez Crowson Flossie Glover Gibson Judy Burrell Gordon Kathleen Kruse Peggy Byrd Lindenmayer Mary Farrow Long Jo Ann Humphrey Reynolds Helen M. Y. Shao Naomi Montoya Smith Marjorie Mao Tchang Annie Chang Tsang Joan Foster Yost Class of 1964 Betty Oâ€™Hair Anderson Bernice Jones Evans Lou Lierman Garrett Virginia Townsend Guess
Class of 1966 Betty Ralston Brewster Virginia Oertli Downing Sharon Cardwell Heimann Melva Garner Hobbs Linda Edwards Jones Daphane Kerley Yvonne Shen Li Patsy Cooper Parmer Mary Nell Pirtle Sendy Wu Su Fang-Ling Wang Pat Barner White Anna Wong Wu Marion Chu Yeh Class of 1967 Ellen Muller Brooks Marcie Guthrie Kathleen Haas Diane Clampitt Moss Elaine Simpson Carol R. Smith Annette Glasscock Taylor Ellen Cooper Truesdale Marlene Mixon Zipperlen Class of 1968 Pamela Pepper Hamilton Betty Joy Jeffreys Marian McQueen Little Sharon Hunter McCabe Camilla Allen Mitchell Mary Priest Lucia Bohlin Saunders Jeanette Winkler Schiffner Karolyn Norwine Whitis Class of 1969 Alice Bell Kathy Bohlin Glenda Dennis Cosper Betty Dulaney Crowson Marjorie Frank Ferrill Frances Foley Christy Long Kirk Linda Kuntz Linda McAtee Lenarduzzi Janet Norwine McElroy
Kay Schwertner Psencik Patrick Ridley Shirlene Richters Topping Lu Ann Hightower Yoast Class of 1970 Sharon Crane Davis Alvie Hilliard Beverly Helton Howard Marlene Vaughn Lastovica Mike LeFan Grace Dannelley McDonald Janie Minten Bill Saunders Cheryl Pullin Simcik Judy Yu Class of 1971 Beverly Norwine Adams Peggy Boyd Randy Curtis Bill Elliott Charlotte Eidson Gibson Yolanda Lopez Head Donna Bolick Johnson Vicki Higgason McKay Ann Meade Jannett Sprayberry Pritchard Linda Bennefield Winston Class of 1972 Roy Adams Margaret Boyle Johna Grohn Clark Thomas Dannelley, Jr. Vic Feazell Connie Long Harris Nelwyn Richards Johnson Phyllis Tuma Neves Don Owens Larry Putman Harold Smedley Barbara Lyon Thomas Bramlette Foster Younts Class of 1973 Jerry Caldwell Rhonda Brock Gueringer Mary Clarke Hammond Bonnie Ernst Hearon Jeanette Horak Henry Grace Hoy Edith Cornett King Jenise Jones Lively Martin Menn Linda Hood Pehl Jack Prater Class of 1974 Marilyn Reveley Brewer Walter Caughron Glen W. Cosper Donna Drew Fricker Glenn Hagler Carolyn Snapka Harlow Linda Stone Henderson Pat Holden-Huchton Margaret Neal Leigh Lina Calderon Roberts Sheryl Alexander Vandyke Delores Chupik Williams
Class of 1975 Janice Andrews Virginia Smith Archer Russell Bridges Phil Dunham Helen Wilson Harris Lanny Hartati Ma Nancy Cornett Morgan Pamela Manning Rox Ann Greer Vossen Eveline Hsu Yong Class of 1976 Shirley Statler Berry Herb Brubaker Brenda Hagler Debbie Ham Leslie Heath-Wayne Evelyn Voitas Jez Bobby Johnson Jeannette Mayfield Kelley Sara Sprecher Ruby Matthews Williams Class of 1977 Garry Baty May Bird Mary Lawrence Brandt Debbie Stapp Daniel Janet Armstrong Daniel Janet Scott Donaldson Schulyn Huston Kathryn Fagan Long Dennis Rose Jan Fojtasek Skala Adriana Silva Strunk Jan Evans Thomas Albert Yong Class of 1978 Kay Schwake Allison Gary Baxley Julie Roush Butler John Covin Darla Kirby Peggy Thigpen Leitch Kathy McNeil Moore Priscilla Kresge Nicholson Ann Becker Parker Marty Whitfield Portmann Sharon Randig Sharon Elliott Throm Gary Vandyke Class of 1979 Todd Brooks David Butler Janice Caldwell Josie Levy Davis Ruth Mahtani Dearing Jenny Hansen Gastler Karen Keith Gilbert Virginia Gregg Leak Viola Mercado Gay Higginbotham Smith Marian Corbin Wood Class of 1980 Carol Albright Lynn Boxberger Ash Amal Ateek Baty Katherine Schwersinske Bradley David Brock Vernon Hudspeth Mickey Kerr
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Bill Michalewicz Dean Sanders Aida Smith Sapp Ben Shipp Class of 1981 Linda Barganier AnnaMarie Braeking Sue Williams Breit Julie Doyle Brooks Susan Cash Casto Jane Royal Culp Raydean Brown Damon Paul Dearing Cherie Heimsoth Helen Moore Marilyn Haak Roach Carol Adams Stansbury Cindy Weaver Willis Class of 1982 Robert Braeking Betty Burns Lee Ann Hyatt Espinola Class of 1983 Carl Bozon Teresa Graf Buck Anna Enrriques David Guess Dale Hobbs Carolyn Harp Howard Randy James Suzanne Blair James Caroline Engelbrecht Mann Regan Miller Michele Seigman Morin Tammie Wilson Salazar Alice Taylor Norvel Van Dyke Class of 1984 Mark Groveunder Robin Cole Miller Cynthia Blomgren Murray Class of 1985 Jo Meyer Actkinson Isabelle Hoff Archer Peter Chen Gloria Reyna Darnell Joe Farney Pamela Hoelscher Finley Susan Roeder Groveunder Saundra Naivar Jackson Shirley Clarke Montgomery Audrey Hobbs Morgan Donna Chambers Plank Class of 1986 Lisa Yeldell Barmer Lisa Phelan Beecher Janet Fuchs Crouch Eugene Darnell Keith Evans Rebecca Sherrod Guess Kathleen Thompson Holland Judith Scates Hyer Leslie Putnam Johnston Shawn Kung Jerry Morgan Raye Obermiller Newmeyer Lisa Frederick Smith Dan Tostrud
Class of 1987 Carolyn Cottrell Allemand Michelle Huber Egle Cyndi Reese Evans Greg Fore Robby Jackson Terry Beaver Lazenby Cheryl Lipton-Van Steeg Sara Holland Pyle Susan Holland Schaub Steve Theodore Hallie Tolbert Class of 1988 Christina Orem Ballard Charles Elliott Zurley Zurlinden Elliott Kyle Evans Mike Frazier Max Hart Zach Lang Harry Macey, III Betsy McQueen Matthew McQueen Randy O’Rear Shirley Heffner Sykes Martha Shipp Tyroch Lynette Madden Unger Class of 1989 John Arnold Laurie Bravenec Atkinson Rusty Atkinson Kathryn O’Neill Clardy Ron Clemons Kevin Durham Greg Morris Jill Wiederhold Smajstrla Scott Smajstrla Grace Coulter Theodore George Thompson Haylee Tran Faith Springer Zajicek Class of 1990 Charline Hood Adams Lisa May Bennett Janet Neal Brown Susan Duncan Bush David Clardy Peggy Hayes Craik Crystal Dockery Debbie Yates Farney Tony Jeter Vicki Harvey Lang Julie Wheeler O’Rear Valerie Woodruff Repetski Rebeka Retta Cindy Breaux Roberts Charlene Blexrud Rostvold Dana Godby Smith Harry Sweet Carla Kuehl Sykora Troy Tegeler Darvin Thomas Class of 1991 Patricia Ahrens Nancy Bowers Bergman Martha Statler Dillin Nicole Badura Green Eduardo Lara Martha Foster Locker Connie Henderson Morris Paula Bell Norwid Kent Owens
David Prose Lynda Solis Lea Ann Lowery Turner Grady Tyroch
Gregory Valloch Glenda Wilson Staci Sutton Worden Kimberly Kittredge Yandell
Class of 1992 Glenda Barton Bush Laura Nash Collins Christen Brown Coulter Bonnie Edmondson Lara Enzor Missi Giesenschlag Clair Boggess Howard Kari LaFuente Kieper Michael Mayes Veronice Smith Mayfield Margaret Sylvester Myers Bonnie Raymond Larry Reeves Kay Roberts Teresa Walls Sitton Trey Turner Phillip Vardiman Stephanie Williams
Class of 1997 Kathy Silvey Haines Heather Price Hanks Shawn Hanks Kelly Gibson Horn Glenna Roscoe Pearce Donna Hacker Shipp Micah Wells
Class of 1993 Elizabeth Avila-Lara Amy Bawcom Bruce Burleson Terri Harper Cox Karen Rothe Estes Bill Jones Tim Lee Rebecca O’Banion Robert Rote Shelby Morgan Smith Donald Staffon
Class of 1999 Ron Brown Andy DeHart Jenni Martin Fairbanks Tiana Gronberg Michelle Hernandez Bobby Hoxworth Jeremy Johnston John Osborn Randy Yandell
Class of 1994 Kenny Driska Lisa Parker Forsyth Jason Goings Amy Best Haberern Veronica Escobar Rettig Kristi Timmons Street Cathy McAllister Taylor Robyn Carroll Zimmerman Class of 1995 Darin Blomquist Roosevelt Huggins Mickie Fuller McConachie James O’Barr Tamara Itz O’Barr Kim Bouchillon Peck Brian Polk Shaylon Rettig Nancy Rogers Wilms Class of 1996 Barbara Conder Agee Ramsy Boland Amy Ziegler Bracken Lisa Hitt Cox Jim Davidson Pauline Walther Davidson Marianne Dill Grabenhofer Kelly Cody Graves Jill Townsend Grundman Kim Mikulas Hamm John Hudson Shana Burke Jeter Robert Jones Dianna Haines Sargent Cynthia Doherty Shisler Robbin Ray Steen
Class of 1998 Kasey Trcka Blomquist Michelle Jackson Brinkman Regina Gregson Cox Suzanne Felps Fiala Eric Hernandez Brett Lingle Joshua Steen Tara Coster Wells Donna Dunlap White
Class of 2000 Farrah Davis Dunaway Merritt McKinnon Johnston Donna Forbes Lammert Robin Livingston Schilling Donna Loomis Teel Class of 2001 Angela Kidwell Conlon Ryan Conlon Matthew Crosby Derek Dunaway Maria Argo Hagelstein Amy Johnson Misty Brooks Norwood Laura Hartman Osborn Jennifer Tindle Parsons Allison Wiethorn Smith Debbie James Wade Chad Widmer Class of 2002 Andre Bellamy Jennifer Caldwell Sadie Henderson Alfonzo Leathers Nanette Popp Jillian Inmon Reaves Ted Smith Jennifer Skrutskie Urban Melissa Robles Villanueva Jill Kugler Wisener Jenny Lindquist Worsham Trenton Worsham Class of 2003 John Borum Terri Immel Oldham Henry Morin
Class of 2004 Kenny DeWeese Amanda Dickinson Cheri Howell Denise Lira Class of 2005 Mike Bates Chaynie Isbell Borum Rene’ Charles Jaslyn Frett Tyler Fuller Ross Gebhart Jackie Griffin Stephanie Irwin Halpert Cindy Moya Hardwick Justin Lenamon Erin Lobato Elvia Renteria Lumbreras Erin McLennan Melissa Foster Michalek Melanie Moody Sarah Murry Heather Pauly Dachia Ray Stacy Hought Rosa Jessica Roush Vicki Whittaker Smith Valerie Stark Stefanie Wood Taylor Angeles Varona Angela Vasquez Nelson Villarreal Elaina Wild-Shankle Daniel Young Class of 2006 Krystal Barajas Shavon Bassett Cheryl Belisle Edith Clendenin Black Michelle Case Maegan Eikenburg Connie Smith Evers Bethany Fowler Kristy Matta France Jessica Hardi Rory Heimsoth Sara Henretty Natalie Kaspar Bonny Lackmeyer Amy Lowman Alanna Malone Ashlee Mitchell Azuree’ Mitchum Sandra Belk Montoya Lacey Rackley Allison Sirls Rives David Shrum Ted Tedford Terence Waldron Ashley Wilson Andrew Wolfe
“So why do you give?” Loyalty Fund — for life. It was an early evening in the August of 1995 when I met my husband-to-be in the registration line at UMHB. I can remember James asking me in the registration line, “What do you want to do after you graduate?” Not really knowing for sure what my long-term plans were, but understanding that I had prayerfully given the situation to God, I replied with a smile, “Whatever God wants me to do.” Today, after 11 years of marriage, James and I are still approaching everyday life with the same attitude. We are each called for a purpose, and it is up to each and every one of us to prayerfully consider God’s will for our lives. Meeting each other that day is just one of the happy collegiate memories that we often reflect upon. If not for the generous gifts of time and money from alumni that allowed us to continue our education at UMHB, we would have missed out on the opportunity to obtain a higher education, develop lifelong friendships, and become a part of the UMHB family. Both of us were recipients of financial assistance such as on-campus jobs, scholarships, and grants. One reason we give as alumni is because UMHB first gave to us. Giving is our way of thanking the university for the time, energy, and money that was invested in our development. A second reason we give is because our gifts are matched by our employer! We are both blessed to work for a corporation that is very philanthropic and has an employer-sponsored giving campaign called “Partnership for Giving.” Through our gifts to the university, our employer matches dollar-for-dollar what we contribute, allowing our gifts to be multiplied. We encourage others to explore this availability with their workplaces because it allows you to give more and, as a result, the university can benefit largely from having more dollars to give to those in need. Most importantly, however, we give because God has called us to do so. We are happiest when we are giving to others. Remember the words of the Lord Jesus, “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35).
— Tamara O’Barr ’95 — James O’Barr ’95
Does Your Employer Provide Matching Gift Benefits? Many employers provide matching gift benefits as part of their benefits package. Some companies match or even double match their employees’ and retirees’ gifts to UMHB. There are hundreds of companies providing this benefit. The following is a partial list of matching companies: Advance Micro Devices Inc., Albertson’s Inc., Alcoa Inc., Allstate Insurance Co., Bell South, Blue Bell Inc., Boeing Co., Corning Inc., DaimlerChrysler Corp., Deloitte & Touche, Delta Air Lines Inc., Eckerd Corp. Eddie Bauer, Eli Lilly and Co., Emerson Electric Co., ExxonMobil, Fanni Mae, FirstEnergy Corp., Ford Motor Co., General Electric Co., General Motors Corp., H&R Block Inc., Hallmark Cards Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co., Houghton Chemical Corp., Intel Foundation, ITT Industries, Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg Co., Levi Strauss & Co., LEXIS-NEXIS, Lockheed
Martin Corp., Lumina Foundation for Education, Marathon Oil Co., Maytag Corp., Merck & Co. Inc., Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., Mitsubishi International Corp., Nationwide, New York Life Insurance Co., Oracle Corp., Pennzoil Co., People’s Bank, Pfizer Inc., Phillips Petroleum Co., Pitney Bowes Inc., Proctor & Gamble Co., Rubbermaid Inc., Sony Corp., Sprint Corp., State Farm Insurance, State Street Corp., 3M, Time Warner, United Parcel Service, Universal Foods Corp., Walt Disney Co. Foundation, Whirlpool Corp., Xerox Corp. For a complete list of matching gift companies, contact of UMHB Office of Records & Research, UMHB Box 8433, 900 College Street, Belton, TX 76513, or giving @umhb.edu. Or contact the human resources department in your company, to see if they offer the program.
Travis Dazzles Crowd Country Western legend and Gospel singer, Randy Travis, brought an inspirational concert to campus on October 7. The live concert was held in the Mayborn Campus Center in front of an audience of more than 2,000 people. Also in concert was special guest, Jessica Andrews, singing selections from her debut album “Heart Shaped World.” Travis sang inspirational selections from his albums like “Storms of Life,” “Always and Forever,” “Inspirational Journey,” “Rise and Shine” and “Worship and Faith.” Travis has 10 gold or platinum albums. He has won three Grammy’s, three Dove awards, five Country Music Association awards and eight awards from the Academy of Country Music.
According to Travis, his awakening came in the mid-1980s. “In my early to mid-20s, I started reading the Bible,” he said. “I was amazed at how it brought this calming effect over me. I hadn’t known much peace of mind for quite awhile.” Travis also started attending church regularly for the first time in his life. Travis still considers himself a country singer, even though his most recent albums have given him something of a parallel career. “I’d never heard the term ‘music ministry’ before, but it has turned out to be just that,” he said. “Good things are coming from that, and it would be wrong to walk away from it. I’m still doing country shows, and I want to record more country. But I want to continue doing gospel music, also.”
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