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H A R D I N - B A Y L O R

Spring 2006





The life of a university president is often demanding. Today, however, on this first day of classes for the Spring semester, I took advantage of a time of solitude, reflection, and walking the campus. I often enjoy managing by “walk about.” Even with all the changes and growth during my fifteen years at UMHB, I was amazed by the fresh look of the grounds and facilities and the number of students walking back and forth. What a wonderful privilege it is to be a part of UMHB! I began my walk by the Parker Academic Center, which while honoring Dr. Parker, is symbolic of the dedication of our past administration and faculty. I then walked down 10th Street through the historic gates. Passing by the fountain given by the Class of 1905, I saw the old cornerstone and plaques that are a part of Luther Memorial. I visited the Arla Rae Tyson Gallery in the Townsend Memorial Library which provides a panoramic view of our beautiful campus. Passing Heritage Park, I saw the Texas historical plaques including Judge R.E.B. Baylor’s grave just before reaching the new sculptures of “Christ Praying in the Garden” and “Christ the Coming King.” Their placement in front of Walton Chapel are a visual reminder of the university’s commitment to God’s Kingdom and Christian higher education. The York Sesquicentennial Plaza, with its historical plaques and “Forth From Her Portals” statue, gives clear testimony to our heritage as a woman’s college. The Quad, anchored by historic buildings and numerous “people places,” presents an image of solitude and strength. It is amazing how quickly the Mayborn Campus Center has become a gathering place for students, faculty, and staff. The Crusader statue proclaims Ephesians 6:13-17, reminding us to stand our ground in the full armor of God. Continuing along University Drive, I came to the newest student apartments and Beall Hall. This complex will soon be named Independence Village in honor of our university’s birthplace, and each apartment building will bear the name of someone dear to UMHB. Heading back to the administration building, I passed by the Student Memorial in Millennium Oaks Park, given by the Classes of 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001. In the Potter Gazebo, I saw students in happy conversation and other students in prayer in the Parker Prayer Garden. I am impressed with the commitment to both our heritage and our future made evident by this new generation of students, faculty, and staff. Finally, as I returned to the president’s office, I saw the new addition to the Sanderford Administration Complex under construction. I found myself renewed by what I viewed of the past and invigorated by the recent changes and additions. Vicky, Amy, and I are so privileged to be a part of such a warm and loving campus family. During this time of solitude and reflection, I was compelled to strengthen my commitment to sustaining all that is good about UMHB, its excellent academic, athletic, and student life programs, and its heritage. I dedicated myself again to the task of securing the bright future we all hope for our beloved university.

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 25, Number 2 Spring 2006


Academic Focus: College of Education


Calendar of Events

Vice President for External Relations William Townsend, J.D., Ph.D. Editor

Carol Woodward

Contributing Editors

Kay Anderson ’63 Amy Bawcom ’93 Robby Jackson ’87 Amy Austin Wick ’97

Contributing Writers Robby Jackson ’87 Patrick Luce Amy Austin Wick ’97 Carol Woodward Graphic Designer

Randy Yandell ’99


Danielle Hampton David Rowley ’03 Carol Woodward Randy Yandell ’99

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Campus Life


Athletic Life

10 Philanthropy 11 McLane Lecture 14 Connecting the Past to the Present 17 Alumni Life 19




21 Deaths 24 Memorials 25 Honoraria

A Hands-on Approach to Higher Education From organizing lifeguard training to planning and manning athletic events, Exercise and Sport Science students get practical experience as they earn their degrees. 2 | UMHB LIFE

Exercise and Sport Science majors Sarah Henson (L) and Kino Hickey learn the carpal glide technique as Clinical Instructor Elizabeth Finch observes.


he College of Education is one of the oldest academic programs at the university, and it continues to provide a top quality Christian education for future teachers. The offerings in education seem endless – from alllevel special education, art, music and physical education to elementary EC-4 and 4 th through 8th grades to secondary 8 th through 12 th grades to reading specialists.

According to Dr. Marlene Zipperlen, dean of the college, the opportunities for graduates in the field of education continue to be prolific. “Whether a person is certified in mathematics and science, or in social studies, or as a school counselor, the demand continues to be high for anyone achieving certification through our teacher education program,” said Dr. Zipperlen. One of the fastest growing areas in the college is the Department of Exercise and Sport Science (EXSS). Through this program, a person can focus in athletic training, K-12 teacher certification, sport management or recreation. Anyone who has received a degree from the College of Education understands the importance of the STEP program (Successful Teaching Empowered by Partnerships), in which students are involved in classroom-teaching in school districts throughout the community. “This practical experience is also carried out in the field of exercise and sport science,” said Dr. Cliffa Foster, chair of EXSS. The athletic training program, which gained accreditation in 2005, is a fully integrated program. Under the supervision of six full-time faculty and staff, students gain hands-on experience in the community, just like any education major. “For instance, our students are evaluating, treating and assisting with rehabilitating athletic injuries in high schools in Belton, Temple, Killeen and Copperas Cove,” Foster said. “The sports medicine clinics we coordinate are through cooperative partnerships with Waco Sports Med, Scott & White Hospital and the Belton EMS.”

Students in the sport management program gain first-hand experience by planning, organizing, implementing and working all aspects of various athletic events such as the Annual Chisholm Trail Girls Tip-off Basketball Tournament held in November. “In 2005, we were able to host 22 teams from around the state in our new Mayborn Campus Center, bringing in athletes, families and fans, while the sport management students orchestrated the entire event,” said Foster. Students in the EXSS program have additional opportunities to be involved in practical applications, bringing the community to the campus to promote physical fitness. The recent Cru Quest 5 K, which brought running enthusiasts to run on a course mapped out on the streets of the college, was organized and facilitated by EXSS students as part of Health Quest 2006. Students also assisted with the recent master’s swim program and the American Red Cross lifeguard training and water safety instructor certification classes for the community at large. The program’s success has been further accelerated this year with the new facilities and new community opportunities, according to Dr. Foster. “Our students are using state-ofthe-art equipment to measure body composition, V02 Max, Basal Metabolic Rate, Bio Feedback, strength assessments and stroke analysis tests, giving them advance skills and preparing them for wonderful career opportunities in Central Texas and beyond,” said Foster.



Calendar of Events Get your boarding pass now

APRIL 12 14 21 21 21 21

Easter Pageant, Luther Memorial – 12:30, 3:00, 5:30 p.m. Good Friday Holiday (Campus Closed) Robing Chapel, W. W. Walton Chapel – 11:00 a.m. Heritage Club Luncheon, Lord Conference Center – 12:00 noon Independence Villiage Dedication, Shannon Commons – 1:30 p.m. Midnight March, Vann Circle

for MAY

Homecoming 2006 November 10-11

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Nurses Pinning, W. W. Walton Chapel – 7:30 p.m. Social Work Pinning, Hughes Recital Hall – 7:30 p.m. Education Pinning, Lord Conference Center – 7:30 p.m. Spring Commencement, Bell County Expo Center – 10:00 a.m. Minimester Advising & Registration Minimester Classes Begin Senior Saints Summit Memorial Day Holiday (Campus Closed) Summer I & II Advising and Registration


Summer I Classes Begin (Day and Evening)

JULY 4 5 6

Independence Day Holiday (Campus Closed) Additional Summer II Registration Summer II Classes Begin (Day and Evening)


A Trip Worth Making.

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Summer Commencement, Mayborn Campus Center – 10:00 a.m. University Housing Opens Advising and Registration Fall Classes Begin (Day and Evening)

Independence Village Dedication What:

Dedication Ceremony for new student housing When: 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 21, 2006 Where: Commons Building The former Tryon Apartments will now be called Independence Village. All apartments, including the three new buildings, will be named to give a distinctive identification to each facility.


John H. Shannon Commons building in Independence Village.

Campus Life UMHB Welcomes Bill Townsend as VP for External Relations President Jerry G. Bawcom announced the appointment of Dr. William (Bill) Townsend as Vice President for External Relations in January. “Dr. Townsend will be a tremendous asset to the university, bringing a mix of educational credentials and work experience, which makes him an exceptional fit for this important leadership position on our campus,” said Bawcom. As Vice President for External Relations, Townsend will oversee the offices of alumni relations, alumni development, planned giving, corporate giving, foundation relations, records and research, and marketing and public relations. Townsend, formerly served as Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Louisiana College in Pineville, Louisiana. During his tenure at Louisiana College, Townsend was responsible for all aspects of fund

raising and external relations. Prior to his tenure at Louisiana College, Townsend was the acting director of the National Center for Justice and the Rule of Law at the Dr. Bill Townsend University of Mississippi School of Law. He also served as a consultant on the committee to re-elect a Mississippi Supreme Court Justice, and he served as the assistant dean for professional services at Mississippi College School of Law. Townsend holds a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi College, a Master of Divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, a Juris Doctor degree from Mississippi College School of Law and a Ph.D. in higher education leadership from the University of Mississippi at Oxford.

He is currently a member of the American Association of Higher Education. Previous professional memberships have included the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, American Bar Association, Mississippi Bar, Hinds County Bar Association, American Bar Association Section on Institutional Advancement, American Bar Association Section on Real Property, Probate and Trusts, Association of Continuing Legal Education Administrators and the Mississippi Bar Real Property Section. His publications include “Keeping Your Church Out of Court,” published by the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board, and he was a contributing author to “Real Estate Closing Deskbook,” published by the American Bar Association. Townsend is married to Cindy Townsend, who is the director of Women’s Missions and Ministries at the Louisiana Baptist Convention. The Townsends have two children: a 12year-old daughter, Taylor, and a 10-year-old son, William.

Crusader Knights Spotlights Men Chris Trickett of Alvin was crowned Mr. Crusader Knights 2006 at the 13th annual Crusader Knights contest in February. Trickett represented Remschell Hall. Jeremy Williams of Waco, representing Stribling Hall, was first runner-up; Dawson Barksdale of Athens, representing Baptist Student Ministries, was second runner-up; David Smith of Georgetown, representing Johnson Hall, was presented with the Timothy Award.

Dr. Bawcom dubs Chris Trickett the 2006 Crusader Knight while 2005 Crusader Knight Ryan Ohendalski looks on.



Campus Life Grier Impresses Crowd at Servant Leadership Celebration Rosey Grier, former professional football player with New York Giants and LA Rams and chair of Impact of Urban America, was the keynote speaker at the Servant Leadership Celebration held in December. W.W. Walton Chapel was nearly filled to capacity for the event. The program also featured Marjorie Dorr, executive VP and chief strategy officer of Wellpoint and a board member of Lead Like Jesus. Vocal artist Charles Billingsley, of the award winning group Newsong, was the featured musician. The event was sponsored by the Servant Leadership Institute of Central Texas.

Rosey Grier brings laughter and insight, using the game of football throughout his message.

Junior Colette Chadwell Crowned Miss MHB Miss Junior Class Colette Chadwell, of Palestine, was crowned 2006 Miss Mary Hardin-Baylor, November 12, during the annual pageant.

In her first role as Miss MHB, Colette reads Christmas stories to children of employees during the annual Christmas Dinner.


Chadwell is the daughter of Sidney and Suzan Chadwell and Jeannie and Wayne Rhodes. She is a communication major involved in Freshman Ministry, University Ambassadors, Ministry Leadership Council, Welcome Week and Revival. First runner-up was Miss Focus Nicole Gatling, a junior from Austin. Second runner-up was Miss Sophomore Class Courtney Owens of Round Rock, third runner-up was Miss Freshman Class Andrea Lovelace of Garland and fourth runner-up was Miss Student Government Association Michaela Killingsworth of Arlington.

Grads Honored at Winter Commencement The winter Commencement was held on December 16, in the Mayborn Campus Center. The graduating class included 189 students receiving degrees. Of these, 170 received baccalaureate degrees, and 19 received master’s degrees.

Several awards were given during the ceremony. The awards included the Alpha Chi Award, for highest overall GPA, which went to Faith Syphrett of Pasadena; the Loyalty Cup, for the student who is most representative of the ideals, tradition

and spirit of the university, went to Kacy Chandler of Lipan; and the President’s Award, for meritorious service, went to Jonathan Ray of Round Rock.

Faith Syphrett

Kacy Chandler

Jonathan Ray

BGCT Brings a Gift

Dr. Keith Bruce (L) and Dr. Charles Wade (R) hand Dr. Bawcom a check for $24,000 from the Baptist General Convention of Texas. The check was from the BGCT disaster relief funds as a thank you to the university for assisting students who had been displaced by hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Brown Takes on New Role as Associate VP for Enrollment Ron Brown MBA ’99 has been named Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management/ Director of Financial Aid. The position is part of the Student Affairs Division. A c c o r d i n g t o D r. S t e v e Theodore, vice president for student affairs, the position was created to help with enhancing specific aspects of student affairs. “Ron has been a tremendous asset to UMHB for more than 17 years,

and his skills and leadership style made it fitting for him to assume this position,” said Theodore. Brown has served as director of financial aid since 1988. In addition to continuing to direct the activities of the Financial Aid Office, Brown will serve as the senior member of the enrollment management team in the development of undergraduate admissions, recruiting, international student services, and financial aid policies and procedures. Brown holds a master’s degree in counseling from UMHB and a bachelor of business administration from Texas Tech University in Lubbock. UMHB LIFE


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Athletic Life

Basketball Wrap-Up The men’s and women’s basketball teams made the first full season in the Mayborn Campus Center one to remember. The Crusaders and Lady Crusaders both qualified for the American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament for the first time since the 2000-2001 season. And both teams made history once they started playing in the ASC tournaments. The Lady Crusaders overcame the loss of three starters in the two weeks prior to the season’s first game and an 0-10 start to claim their first ASC Tournament berth since the 20022003 season. The women came back to win nine of their final 15 regular season games before advancing to the tournament as the #4 seed from the ASC West Division. The Lady Crusaders promptly defeated the East Division champion and tournament host, Mississippi College, on its home court 83-74. The women returned the next day to stun defending ASC champion Howard

Payne 70-67. The “Cinderella” run ended in the ASC championship game with a 72-61 loss to McMurry University, who was ranked tenth in the nation at the time. The Lady Crusaders finished with an 11-17 record, but they went 11-7 in the final 18 games of the season, beating three teams ranked in the top 25 in the nation. Four players, Jessica Wurzbach, Shannon Barnes, Julie Amabile and Blair Hetimiller, earned All-Division recognition. Amabile also joined Veronica Delgado on the ASC Academic All-Conference Team. The men’s team finished the regular season tied for second place in the ASC West Division and qualified for the ASC Championship Tournament for the seventh time in the last eight years. The Crusaders faced East Texas Baptist in the first round and held on for a 77-76 victory over the Tigers. That win gave the men their first ASC Championship Tournament victory in six tries. The Crusaders lost in a 61-57 heartbreaker to West Division champion and tournament host Howard Payne University in the tournament semifinals. The Crusaders finished the season with an 18-9 overall record and went 166 in ASC play. The men also placed four players on the ASC All-West Division teams. Patrick Oliver, Kevin Guyden and Justin Schwartz all earned All-West Division honors, and Tim Lytle was named to the West Division AllFreshman Team. Guyden also joined Chris Poole on the ASC Academic All-Conference Team. Both the Crusaders and the Lady Crusaders should be able to make another run for the ASC Championship next season. The Senior Jessica Wurzbach

Senior Justin Schwartz

Senior Patrick Oliver

women lose just one senior, Jessica Wurzbach, from this year’s team. The Crusaders had three seniors this year, Patrick Oliver, Justin Schwartz and Jimmy Carter.



Philanthropy Plaza Dedicated in Honor of Longtime Supporters Potts Plaza, honoring Roy and Jean Gray Potts ’49, was dedicated on December 1 at the Mayborn Campus Center. The plaza, which was a gift toward the university’s Sesquicentennial beautification program, was originally built in 1996 in front of the J.E. & L.E. Mabee Health and Physical Education Complex. The new Potts Plaza was built to provide a place of rest and relaxation as friends and guests of the university gather to attend various

Friends of UMHB Provide a Lifetime Annuity

Roy and Dorothy Potts pose in Potts Plaza at the Mayborn Campus Center.

campus events at the newly constructed Mayborn Campus Center. Roy and Jean have been long-time benefactors of the university. The Potts family established Cochran, Blair & Potts in Belton, which Roy managed until he retired.

J . R . a n d Te r e s a J o h n s t o n recently completed a charitable gift annuity that will benefit the university. They will receive income from the annuity for their life times, and then the university will receive the principle. The gift is unrestricted, which means the proceeds may be used for any educational purposes deemed appropriate. Both graduates of Mississippi College, they moved to Huntsville from Houston after retiring in 1984. J. R. was the chief financial officer of Houston Power and Light which is now known as Reliant Energy. Teresa also worked in the energy business as the payroll officer for Transcontinental Gas. As the son of a Baptist minister, J. R. has a long-standing interest in supporting church related organizations. Although they have no formal connection to UMHB, their interest in the university developed from their extended friendship with former trustee Marion Walker Barren ’47.

Students enjoy Potts Plaza located on the corner of Mabee Drive and King Street.

$500,000 Gift Given Toward Endowment The university recently received a $500,000 gift for the university’s endowment, from a donor who requested to remain anonymous. “This generous gift will provide for student scholarships for many years to come,” said President Bawcom. “It is a significant contribution, and we sincerely appreciate the donor’s generosity.” J. R. and Teresa Johnston


Just Call Him “Dr. Bush” Students pack the Mayborn Campus Center to hear President George H.W. Bush deliver the 2006 McLane Lecture.


ith nearly 3,000 students, faculty, staff, elected officials and community leaders in attendance, former President George H. W. Bush joked, laughed and shared what he viewed were key points to success in life and business. Bush, who was awarded an honorary doctorate of humanities degree by President Bawcom, was the guest speaker at the annual College of Business McLane Lecture – sponsored by Temple businessman and Houston Astros owner Drayton McLane, Jr. Above: Former President George Bush accepts the Honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from Dr. Bawcom.

Although the lecture was meant to focus on “globalization,” the former president, who immediately requested to be called “Dr. Bush,” took the time to share with the crowd his own life stories and what he felt had made him a success in both business and politics. Bush began his address by talking about his career as a Navy pilot who had been shot down during World War II. He talked of his move to Texas 58 years ago with his wife, Barbara, and his oldest son, George W. He told the crowd how coming to Texas to start an oil business made the possibilities seem endless and described how it was an exciting time in his life.

“When I look back on those early days in business, it is the people that I remember the most. The oil field hands that I worked with — these stuck out in my mind,” he told the crowd. “Along the way we explored new frontiers.” His discussion of his early days in business led Bush to his first and most important point of how students could succeed after college – they must get involved in the community. This involvement could range from politics, where the former president used examples from his own career, to taking an interest in helping those within the community. Bush referred to the work Mr. McLane has done in Central Texas and with various schools in the area. UMHB LIFE

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George Bush admires his new Crusader baseball cap.

“If I could leave you with one thought about success it would concern the importance of getting involved, in addition to business, getting involved in your community. I really believe that,” he said. “I still believe that there can be no model of a successful life that does not include service to others.” He also discussed how the country has shown through recent natural disasters the importantance of everyone working together. “We help. We care about our neighbors, and we do something about it,” he explained. “Long story short – you don’t have to be a president to make a difference. You don’t have to be a first lady to touch the life of your fellow man. All you have to do is care.” The second key to being a success in business could be found in maintaining integrity. Nothing can

replace the need for ethical business leadership, according to Bush. “The challenge for all of you studying business programs is to help change the mindset or business culture that places the almighty pursuit of profit and shareholder value above laws and regulations,” he explained. “Business has got to strive for profits. They have got to work for shareholder values. But it never should be done by cutting corners on business ethics.” The third point continued his feelings on values as Bush explained the importance of never forgetting your friends, your family and your faith. He again turned to his own experience as a child and the lessons he learned from his parents that shaped how he conducted himself as a businessman and as a president. Bush stressed the importance of never forgetting your friends because “you need them when you are going up, and you need them when you are going down.” Following Bush’s speech, the former president took a series of questions from students from the College of Business in a quick Q&A session led by Dr. Jim King, dean of the College of Business. Bush joked that since he was no longer president then he didn’t have to answer questions anymore, but made sure to offer some aspect of advice to each of the students. Questions ranged from what Bush’s motivating factors were for getting involved in the tsunami relief efforts with former President Clinton to what he believed college students could do to become more competitive in the global market world. Bush discussed how his motivating factor in the relief fundraising effort was to bring two very different people together to Drayton McLane, Jr., talks with his friend George Bush in the Mayborn Campus Center.


“There can be no model of a successful life that does not include service to others.” — George H. W. Bush 41st President of the United States

help illustrate that this was an event that affected everyone and was something that everyone could help accomplish. “What we were trying to do was reach out and help,” he said as he choked back tears. “It worked and it sent a message across the world.” Ryan Arnold, of Waxahachie, asked how Bush would compare the hopes for democracy in the Middle

George Bush shows off the inside of his American flag jacket.

East with the past hopes for Eastern Europe. Bush responded that there were similarities between the two situations, and he believed there would be democracy some day in the Middle East. “The pull of democracy is not restricted to an era, it’s not restricted to an area,” he said. “This t r e n d , y o u m i g h t s a y, t o w a r d freedom is very important. Now you’ve got problems of course, as every soldier here knows about, in Iraq and neighboring areas like Afghanistan, but we ought not to lose sight of the fact that we have come a long way in terms of democracy and freedom and less fear of nuclear holocaust. I think you [the students] are getting out there in a really interesting time.” The lecture ended with Bush receiving a UMHB baseball cap from Student Body President David Griffin, and with the former president waving to the crowd modeling his hat and the U.S. flag on the inside of his jacket. DVDs of the McLane Lecture are available for $10 each.

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Connecting the Past to the Present Charter Day brings Luther descendants together to unveil the new historical marker for Luther Memorial



ew things on any college campus connect the past to the present as well as the Luther Memorial does at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. On Charter Day, February 1, 2006, friends from the community and the university gathered with descendants of the Luther family to dedicate a Texas Historical Commission marker at the site of this historic monument. Great-grandchildren of President John Hill Luther, Helen Frances Smith Hillman ’46, Thelma Lou Smith Cooper and William Jones assisted with the unveiling of the historical marker. They had traveled from as far away as Arizona and Illinois to participate in the ceremony. President Jerry G. Bawcom provided a brief history of Luther Hall, taking the audience back in time to 1886 when President Luther arrived in Belton at the first college building. The massive structure included three stories with Victorian detailing, tall columns, squared towers and rounded limestone arches. Then as the audience journeyed through time with Dr. Bawcom, there was a collective pause as he spoke of the 1929 fire which destroyed Luther Hall. He introduced Mary Alice Cowley Marshall ’29 and Leila Miles Crosby ’30 who were living on campus that tragic night and who would be speaking later in Charter Day Chapel about their experiences. Dr. Bawcom introduced Mr. Emmett Trant, of Bryan, who in 1954, designed the memorial out of the charred ruins of Luther Hall. “It is not very often that an architect gets to enjoy the fruits of his labor in such a way as to see the placement of a historical marker 50 years later,” said Dr. Bawcom. As the UMHB Brass Quintet began playing Old Baylor at the conclusion of the ceremony, the words President Luther had penned in the 1800s could be heard rising through the

“Since Luther Hall was built in 1886, this has been a place of historical significance for 120 years. Luther Memorial remains a landmark, a gathering place, a backdrop and it will always be an historical monument for this university.” — President Jerry G. Bawcom voices of the alumni gathered on Vann Circle. The moment brought tears to the eyes of onlookers as all four stanzas were softly sung. The crowd then moved to Walton Chapel for the Charter Day Ceremony as the members of the sophomore class rang the college bell 161 times to commemorate the years of existence of the university. Charter Day Chapel After 76 years, two 1929 classmates were reunited for the first

time to reminisce about their college days. Mary Alice Cowley Marshall ’29 and Leila Miles Crosby ’30, both on campus when Luther Hall burned in 1929, were guest speakers for Charter Day Chapel. Barely able to see over the clear lectern, Mary Alice Marshall stood addressing the Charter Day crowd with her strong secure voice. She invited the audience to walk down memory lane with her. “We called it Baylor Female College for Women for emphasis in

Members of the Luther family: (L-R) Jimmye Hillman, Lesa Geurin, Jane Tettleton, Jerry Smith, Helen Hillman, Bill Cooper, Thelma Lou Cooper, William Jones and Carol Jones. UMHB LIFE

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1925,” Mary Alice said. She and her roommate, Martha Moore, lived in Heard Hall, but they dined in Luther Hall. Many evenings before the dinner hour, they would go to Luther Hall, and while Mary Alice played the piano, Martha would sing. “She had a glorious voice. She could take you to the pearly gates, but it was up to you to get in. We’d have a parlor full of girls singing, laughing and talking, and we would have more fun,” said Mary Alice. Coming from a Methodist background, she said President Hardy always referred to her as the “little Methodist girl.” “How a little Methodist girl could be elected as president of a student body at a Baptist college still puzzles me,” she said. In 1928, her job was

to invite the Baptist Convention to meet at Baylor College the next year. “But sorrowfully, Luther burned, and we were not able to hold the convention,” she said. She remembered the night Luther Hall burned. “We woke up and heard all the screams and crying coming from Luther Hall. Oh, we were so scared. Some of the girls stayed with us in Ferguson Hall,” Mary Alice said. Leila Crosby also recalled her days at Baylor Female College, including her high school senior year at the Academy. After starting college, she moved into Luther Hall. “After 76 years, it is awfully hard for me to remember all the details, but I will try,” she said. She reminisced about the sleeping porches where residents of Luther

Jeff Olchesky and Kathrine Stutts carry the Charter Day wreath and lead the senior class to Judge Baylor’s grave.


Leila Crosby and Mary Alice Marshall, together again after 76 years.

Hall slept during hot weather, and her fondness of the dining room. “I loved Luther Hall mainly because of the dining room. One of the professors, Dr. Vann, ate lunch with us,” Leila said. Life in Luther Hall included having fire drills. “My roommate was Charlotte Green. One night at 2:00 in the morning we heard a fire drill. I got up and looked, and fire was coming down the hall,” Leila said. “I said Charlotte wake up it’s a fire drill – no it’s a fire!” Leila recalled getting out with just her red house coat and slippers. All the girls escaped without harm. “Just one girl had to jump out of the second floor window, and the firemen caught her,” she said. She said Dr. Hardy praised the girls for following the fire-drill instructions and all escaping to safety. After the fire, Leila had to go home and work before returning to graduate in 1930. “It is such an inspiration to see this campus [today]. It’s a little disappointing not to see Luther Hall where I spent so much time,” Leila said. The ceremony concluded with the senior class recessional to Judge Baylor’s grave.

Alumni Life Alumni Life received October 18, 2005, through February 15, 2006.

Upcoming Alumni Events: APRIL 8

Baseball Alumni & Former Players Lunch Red Murff Baseball Field, UMHB SportsPlex Contact: Coach Micah Wells, (254) 295-4619

20-21 Class of 1956 Golden Reunion Contact: Dixie Ritter ’56, (325) 653-9982 29

Men’s and Women’s Golf Alumni & Former Players Tournament Wildflower Country Club, Temple Contact: Coach Randy Mann, (254) 295-4216


Tennessee Area Alumni Meeting Nashville, TN Contact: Annette Howse ’57, (615) 799-8524


Virginia Area Alumni Meeting Location TBA Contact: Alumni Office, (254) 295-4599


South Carolina Area Alumni Meeting Greenville, SC Contact: Alumni Office, (254) 295-4599


Florida Area Alumni Meeting Location TBA Contact: Alumni Office, (254) 295-4599


Georgia Area Alumni Meeting Atlanta, GA Contact: Alumni Office, (254) 295-4599

NOVEMBER 10-11 Homecoming Weekend Class Reunions: ’61, ’66, ’71, ’76, ’81, ’86, ’91, ’96, ’01 & ’04 Contact: Alumni Office, (254) 295-4599 13

BGCT Alumni & Friends Dinner Dallas, TX (more information to come) All Dallas area alumni and convention attendees invited Contact: Alumni Office, (254) 295-4599

1940s Willie Mae Boyd Rubin ’41-’43 was featured in the Waco Tribune Herald about her membership in the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps. As World War II broke out, the group formed to help supply the high demand for nurses. Willie Mae attended UMHB, but dropped out in 1943 to enroll in the program. Lee Holcomb Means ’47 is a trustee for the Harlingen Independent School District. She was first elected in 1998, and has served as secretary, vice president and president, currently serving as vice president again. Lee also serves on the boards of the Boys & Girls Club of Harlingen, United Way, Youth Leadership Harlingen, Family Emergency Assistance, Harlingen Literacy Center, Valley Baptist Foundation Board and the Rio Grande Council of Boy Scouts. She has also served on the administrative board of her church and the advisory board for Junior League of Harlingen.

1960s Don, CB ’63-’64, and Betty Joyce McGehee Moore ’54 celebrated their 55 th wedding anniversary on September 8. Prior to their retirement, they served in the public schools of Texas a combined 60 years. In retirement, Don enjoys the computer and wood carving, and Joyce enjoys working in her flower garden.

1970s Nancy Kanaman Bingham ’72 is a trustee for the Dallas Independent School District. Elected to the board in May 2004, she represents District 4, Southeast Dallas, Seagoville and currently serves as board secretary. Nancy recently retired from the Mesquite Independent School District where she taught remedial reading, English as a second language and honors reading at the middle school levels. She is involved in the Friends of the Dallas Public Library and the Coalition for the Betterment of Far Southeast Dallas, where she was instrumental in bringing city services such as a library and a recreational center to the Kleberg/Rylie area.

Cynthia Flores Aldapa ’73 and her husband, Joel, visited campus in November while traveling through Central Texas. Pictured (L-R) are Joel, Cynthia and Bobby Johnson ’76. Cynthia is a stay-at-home mom, and Joel is a division director for the Social Security Administration. Cynthia, Joel and their four children, Jamie, Desiree, Salina and Javier, may be reached at 8524 Richards Rd, Lenexa, KS 66215. Rosena DeVeaux Malone ’76, M E d ’ 9 8 , is the principal at Hopewell Middle School in Round Rock ISD. She had been the principal at Fern Bluff Elementary School since 2003. Teresita Aguilar ’77 is the dean of the School of Professional Studies at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, which includes the departments of education, sociology, psychology, leadership studies and communication disorders.

1980s Steve Mays ’81 recently started and now serves as president of MT Group, LLC, which is an engineering and technical services company specializing in testing, evaluation, training and product development. Prior to starting this company, Steve spent 20 years in the United States Air Force and worked for Applied Technology Associates. Kelly Boggs ’85 is the editor of the Louisiana Baptist Paper. He previously served for more than six years as pastor of Valley Baptist Church in McMinnville, OR, and was a newspaper columnist in Oregon. Kelly still writes for Baptist Press, the Southern Baptist Convention’s official news service.


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Alumni Life Candace McKeon Hawks ’86, MEd ’89, is the interim special education director for the Belton Independent School District and has been appointed to the Texas Education Agency Continuing Advisory Committee for Special Education. She has taught at Belton High School for six years.


Cynthia Norcom Schoeppel ’98 is a licensed professional counselor with Chupik Counseling and Consulting PA. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders and depression and is a member of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, and Level I and Level II training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing.

Stephanie Bailey Glorioso ’87 is a public accountant with Brockway, Gersbach, McKinnon and Niemeier, P.C.

Tanya Hitchcock Schmidt ’90 received her MEd from Texas State University in San Marcos in August. She will complete her teacher certification in the New Braunfels ISD. Tanya is pictured here in a “Mini” UMHB reunion for her birthday. (L-R) Lisa Ray Carmack ’85-’87, Tanya Hitchcock Schmidt ’90, Jayme Tipton Altom ’91 and Camille Holstin Hooper ’97

Zach ’89 and Vicki Harvey Lang ’90 and their children, Max, Maddy and Mason, stopped by campus on their way home to Tennessee during the Christmas break. Zach is regional manager for LifeWay Christian Stores Eastern Region, covering Florida and Georgia. Vicki is a stayat-home mom. They may be reached at 211 Broadwell Circle, Franklin, TN 37067 or Shelley Bravenec Rodocker ’89’90 is a realtor with Sunburst Realty in Temple. She is a member of the Texas Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors and the Temple-Belton Board of Realtors. Shelley is married to Troy Rodocker ’03, and they have three children. Pamela Adams Wright ’89 received her Master of Library Science from the University of North Texas in the School Librarianship/ Youth Services program of study. She also received a graduate academic certificate in Youth Services in Libraries and Information Settings and completed the Learning Resource Endorsement Program. Pamela is the library media specialist for the upper elementary division of the June Shelton School in Dallas, which is the largest school for children with learning disabilities.


Kay Roberts ’92 volunteers with hospice in Dallas. She may be reached at 5623 Belmont Ave., 406B, Dallas, TX 75206. Hope Warren Koch ’92 and her husband, Kevin, are administrators of the Callaway Foundation in Cameron, which awarded scholarships to 82 members of the Yoe High Class of 2005. Kevin is the foundation’s trustee and Hope is chairman of the scholarship gift committee. After receiving scholarships from the Lions Club in 1988 and Rotarians in 1989, Hope presented each club with a check for double the amount they had given to her at this year’s annual holiday Lions/Rotary Club meeting. She thanked them for their help and encouraged them to keep supporting local scholarships. Hope is an assistant professor at Baylor University and is an invited speaker at academic and practitioner conferences. Scott Haluska ’93 is a specialty sales representative with Boehringer Ingleheim Pharmaceuticals. His wife, Alysia Allen Haluska ’93, has a music ministry entitled “Alysia Allen Ministries.” Scott, Alysia and their sons, Jaylen and Reese, may be reached at 8338 Bay Gardens Lane, Knoxville, TN 37938 or or or

Scot Hrbacek ’94, MS ’01, has been named Outstanding First Sergeant of the Year by the Texas Air National Guard. He is assigned to the 136 th Aerial Port Squadron, NAS Carswell Field JRB Forth Worth. During 2005, Scot deployed to Southwest Asia with the 774 th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron in support of Enduring Freedom. In September and October, he was deployed to New Orleans and Ellington Field in Houston to support the efforts following hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Luka Inayama ’96 received her master’s degree in hospitality management at the University of Surrey in London, UK. She may be reached at Brandon McCallum ’96 is the soccer coach and speech teacher at Dripping Springs High School. He was previously at San Angelo Central High School. Darlene Reed Santee ’96 is the director of admissions at the University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work. Julie Bohman ’97 is a preschool teacher at the Star of Hope Homeless Mission in downtown Houston. She may be reached at 2502 Bluerock St., Houston, TX 77039 or

Gina Scurlock ’98 is the minister of Guest Services and Assimilation at West Rome Baptist Church in Rome, Georgia. She has been on staff at the church since 2002, most recently as the associate minister to women and single adults. Gina may be reached at 18 Stonecreek Dr., Rome, GA 30165 or Sheila Wilganowski Compton ’99 received her Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington. She is a mental health caseworker for the University of Texas Medical Branch.

2000s David Jeffreys ’00 is the pastor of Vista Community Church in Belton which began January 22. The church is partnering with Vista Community Church in Round Rock, led by Jeff Mangum ’00. David may be reached at 1419 Bent Oak Dr., Temple, TX 76502 or D e a n H o l m a n ’ 0 2 received a master’s degree in Christian counseling from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in May and is teaching at Keller ISD. His wife, Heather Arnold Holman ’02, is an activity director for her family at an assisted living facility in Azle. They may be reached at 1128 Pine Ridge Dr., Azle, TX 76020 or Jessica Karimkhani ’02 is a medical aesthetician at the Plano Institute of Aesthetics in Plano. She may be reached at 3800 Pebblecreek Court, # 914, Plano, TX 75023 or Linda Vera Petty ’02 is an administrative officer and trainer at Extraco Banks Financial Center in Temple and is attending Tarleton State University to pursue an MBA. She is a member of the Red Carpet Ambassadors in Temple and the Sparta Elementary School PTA in Belton.

Jackie Kelsey Blankenship ’03 joined the auditing team at the accounting firm of Brockway, Gersbach, McKinnon and Niemeier, P.C. She was previously an accountant at Performance Food Group. Jonathan Blundell ’03 is a reporter for the Waxahachie Daily Light in Waxahachie, Texas. Over the past two-and-a-half years he served as editor for The Belton Journal and Harker Heights Evening Star. He may be reached at 3003 Carlton Pkwy # 2, Waxahachie, TX 75165 or

While visiting New York on a recent trip, four UMHB graduates ran into Dr. and Mrs. Bawcom in the middle of Time Square. This was the second trip these college roommates and friends Krisit Simmons ’02, Ashley Taylor ’02, Shahla Majeed ’04 and Janell Simmons ’04 have taken, and seeing the Bawcoms was just one of the many exciting events on this seven-day adventure. Kristi is currently a nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit at the Women’s Hospital of Texas in Houston and may be reached 207 N. 6th Street, Highlands, TX 77562 or Ashley is a nurse at the Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas and may be reached at 5301 West Spring Creek Pkwy #2114, Plano, TX 75024 or Shahla is in her first year as a special education teacher for the Goose Creek CISD and may be reached at 505 Battlebell Road, Highlands, TX 77562 or Janell is a case manager at the Texas Baptist Children’s Home and may be reached at 515 E. Palm Valley Blvd. #737, Round Rock, TX 78664 or Vicky Bawcom (Hon. Alumna), Janell Simmons ’04, President Bawcom (Hon. Alumnus), Kristi Simmons ’02.

M i c h a e l K a r i m k h a n i ’ 0 3 is enrolled in the MBA program at Tarleton State University/Central Texas. He may be reached at 808 Woodhollow Dr., Temple, TX 76502 or Deborah May ’04 is a registered nurse at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. Kimberly McEuen ’04 is a GP desktop artist with the ADVO Corporation in Houston.

Shahla Majeed ’04, Vicky Bawcom, President Bawcom, Ashley Taylor ’02.

K e n d a l l C o t t e n ’ 0 5 teaches physical education at Dalhart Junior High School, where he is also the defensive coordinator for seventh and eighth-grade football teams, boys’ basketball coach for seventh grade and assistant track and field coach for boys. Holly Glover ’05 was awarded the 2005 Division III W o m a n Woody Hayes National ScholarA t h l e t e Award in January in Columbus, Ohio. The Woody Hayes Scholar-Athlete awards are presented to the man and woman in each of the collegiate divisions for demonstrated excellence in academics, athletics and community service. The honor is named for long-time Ohio State head football coach Woody Hayes, a proponent of academic excellence and community service from his student athletes. Holly is the first UMHB student athlete to win the award. Sherry Patrick ’05 is working with Child Protective Services as a substitute care specialist. She may be reached at 1512 Denise Dr., New Braunfels, TX 78130.

WEDDINGS M i c h a e l A d a m B a l l ’ 0 1 to Stephanie Kay Smart, July 2, in Cleburne. Michael is employed by the Central Appraisal District of Johnson County, and Stephanie is a teacher in the Crowley ISD. Leslie Davis ’01 to Cameron Strange, October 8, in Palestine. Leslie teaches at Jacksonville Middle School, and Cameron is employed at HRH of Tyler.

Softball alumni gathered for a time of reunion on the UMHB campus on Saturday, February 11. Alumni, along with friends and family, enjoyed lunch at the UMHB Conference Center before heading over to Dee Dillon Field for batting practice and the game against the Lady Crusader softball team. Despite the wind and cool temperatures, alumni had a good time reliving the “glory days” with friends. Front Row (L-R): Jennifer Chilton Martin ’99, Kelly Corbin ’05, Denise Lira ’04, Jackilyn Michel ’05. Back Row: Stacey Halim ’04, Michelle Null ’03, Cheree Bolin Crawley ’99, Rachel Goodwin ’04, Keri Roberson ’01, Missy Craft ’04, Sandy Hernandez ’05. Not pictured: Kasey Trka Blomquist ’97, Tracey Wilson ’04

Kelly Dawn Lee ’02 to Shawn Rhodes, November 19, in Temple. Kelly teaches third grade at Sparta Elementary School in Belton ISD, and Shawn is employed by Progressive Insurance.


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Alumni Life Jennifer H. Skrutskie ’02 to J o h n P. U r b a n , O c t o b e r 1 5 , i n Morgan’s Point. Jennifer is a medical technologist at Sacred Heart and St. Luke’s hospitals in Allentown, PA, and John is the owner of Urban Concrete and is a corrections officer with Lehigh County Department of Corrections. Laura Anne Wade ’02 to William R o b e r t Hargrove, February 4, in Te m p l e . Laura is the daughter of D e b b i e James Wade ’01. Laura is a graduate student at Texas A&M University Health Science Center, where she also works as a research assistant, and William is a student at UMHB and works at Benton’s Jewelry in Salado. Shelley Elaine Arnold ’03 to Kenneth Wayne Stone, November 12, in Salado. Shelley is a nurse in the cardiac intensive care unit at Scott and White Memorial Hospital in Temple, and Kenneth is a partner with his father at Bell County Electrical Supply in Killeen. Jennifer Grieser ’03 to Matt Privette, September 3. They may be reached at 5101 Triplett Rd., Gutherie, OK 73044. Kelly Jane Schmidt ’03 to Jim Pool, September 3, in Sandia, TX. Jim is employed with the U.S. Border Patrol. Philip Jon Webster, II ’03 to Lauren Welch, August 19, in Belize. Jon is pursuing a Master of Theological Studies at D a l l a s Theological Seminary, and Lauren is working in the Dallas area.


Jessica Kimberly Johnson ’04 to Jody Miller Cash, September 10, in Waco. Jessica is a registered nurse at Methodist Hospital of Dallas, and Jody is a certified public accountant with Trammell Crow Company of Dallas. Kari Reitmeyer ’04 and Keith Sanders ’04, March 5, in League City. Kari is employed by Time Warner Cable in the Marketing Department, and Keith is an insurance agent with Farmers Insurance in Waco. They may be reached at 4400 Larry Don Lane, Waco, TX 76708 or or r s a n d e r s 1@ f a r m e r s a g e n t . c o m . Rachel Rose Allen ’05 to Jeffery Thomas Holman, December 17, in Temple. Rachel is a field representative with Software Source. Julie Annette Armey ’05 and C h a d S t a r n e s ’ 0 5, July 9, in Cedar Hill. Julie is a first-grade t e a c h e r w i t h Te m p l e I S D, a n d Chad is a teacher and football coach with Belton ISD. Stefanie Lynne Waugh ’05 and Jeremy Kenneth Rush ’03, June 25, in The Woodlands. Stefanie is a registered nurse on the Mother/ Baby and Nursery floor at Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center, and Jeremy is a teacher and a coach at Mart Middle School. They may be reached at 706 E. McLennan Ave., Mart, TX 76664 or Amanda Nicole Wood ’05 to Joel Maroney, December 17, in Moffat. Amanda is a teacher at Bonham Middle School, and Joel is a truck broker/dispatcher at Mac’s Logistics.

BIRTHS Debbie Webb McDaniel ’87 and her husband, Troy, announce the adoption of their son, Noah Quincy, born November 9. He joins big b r o t h e r , D a w s o n . Debbie is a stay-at-home mom and is very active in the girls’ ministry, AWANA, and Mothers of Preschoolers at Second Baptist Church, where Troy serves as Children’s Minister. She also has an at-home scrapbooking business through Creative Memories. Debbie and Troy are avid runners and both have competed in marathons. The family may be reached at 1262 Muirfield Place, Houston, TX 77055 or Shannon Veach Tucker ’93 and her husband, J.D., announce the birth of their son, Andrew William, September 1. Shannon is a stay-athome mom after 11 years of teaching. They may be reached at

Kelly ’94 and Sharon Beebe White ’92 announce the birth of their son, Joshua David, January 11. He joins big brother, Jacob. His proud Nana is Betty Sue Craven Beebe ’61. The White family may be reached at 4930 Valley Mill Dr., Corpus Christi, TX 78413. Gary ’95 and Kathy Brown Blair ’94 announce the birth of their daughter, Aliya Grace, November 26. She joins big brothers, Koby and Kase.

Jesse ’98 and Susan Elizabeth “Liz” Brown Gonzalez ’98 announce the birth of their daughter, Tabitha Joy, May 22. She joins siblings R a c h e l , Jonathan and Sarah. Jesse is a branch manager for Washington Mutual Bank and Liz is a stay-at-home mom. They may be reached at

Jennifer Kate Murphy Johns ’98 and her husband, William, announce the birth of their son, Kenneth Vollan, September 22. He joins big sister, Audrey Marie, and big brother, Jeremiah Thomas. Jennifer is a stay-at-home mom, and William is a staff sergeant with the United States Air Force. They may be reached at 714 S. Ralph St., Spokane, WA 99202. Danielle Hudspeth King ’98 and her husband, Randall, announce the birth of their daughter, Rachel Rose, August 23. Danielle is a S p a n i s h teacher, and Randall is the tennis coach at Fredericksburg High School. They may be reached at 114 W. Driftwood, Fredericksburg, TX 78624 or

K e n t ’ 9 9 and M i n d y M a n l e y Fuller ’98 announce the birth of their son, Joshua “Creed,” December 11. He joins big sister, Faith Ann.

David ’00 and We n d y Schwertfeger Kilburn ’01 announce the birth of their son, Kaden Eliot, May 11. He joins big sister, Caitlyn Faith, and big brother, Ethan Elias. David is a computer programmer at McLane Company in Temple, and Wendy is a stay-athome mom, and she home schools Caitlyn. They may be reached at Jeremy ’02 and Jenise Harborth Engelke ’02 announce the birth of their son, Tatum Drew, November 21. He joins big brother, Jackson Drake. Tiffany Ragone Jones ’03 and her husband, R y a n , announce the birth of their son, Logan Christopher, June 18. Tiffany is a stay-at-home mom, and Ryan is a c r e d i t manager for Wells Fargo. They may be reached at 114 W. Russet Grove, The Woodlands, TX 77384 or

Daniel ’03 and Alicia Hatcher Ortner ’02 announce the birth of their son, Luke W a d e , September 20. He joins big sister, Alyssa and big b r o t h e r , Matthew. P r o u d grandparents are Stan ’79 and Debbie Wall Ortner ’89. They may be reached at P.O. Box 653, Franklin, TX 77856 or Brandon ’03 and Sara McCain Skaggs ’03 announce the birth of their daughter, S y d n e y J o y c e , September 29. They may be reached at 1622 Twisted Oak, Temple, TX 76502. Gary ’04 and Sandra Skinner Mathis ’04 and their four-year-old son, Zachary, announce the adoption of Grace Yvonne MengGe from China in June. Grace was born on July 3, 2004, and her Chinese name, MengGe, means dream bird of peace or dream dove. Trey ’95 and Kimberly Alford Lancaster ’97 announce the birth of their daughter, Kensli Nicole, September 19. She joins big sister, Kelli.

DEATHS Laura Lange Quebe ’23, December 18, in Waco. She taught private music in Pendleton for two years. Laura was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in McGregor, where she played the piano and organ for 56 years and taught Sunday School for 22 years. Laura was president of the Ladies Aid Society, a member of the Naomi Circle, sang in the choir and was director of the youth chorus. She was also a member of the McGregor

Garden Club and the McGregor Choral Club. Laura received a “Centennial Belle” certificate from UMHB on the occasion of her 100th birthday in 2003. Frances Henson-Benton ex ’28’30, in December, in San Angelo. She taught school and worked in the Tom Green County Tax Office. Frances worked for 18 years with KCTV Television (now KLST). Minerva Oosterveen Arredondo ex ’29-’30, October 25, in San Antonio. She was a charter member of the Pan American League, a 20year plus member of the American Business Women’s Association, a member of the Court of St. Anthony and Catholic Daughters of the Americas. She was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church, where she was a member of the executive committee of the Golden Age Group and an Altar Society member. Helen Jones Lewis ’29-’31, June 9, in Cameron County. She was a first-grade teacher and director of the rhythm band for La Feria school system for 12 years. Helen was a member of the First Methodist Church of La Feria, where she taught Sunday School, was a member of the Grace Mitchell Sunday School Class and was a past president of the Women’s Society for Christian Service. Annie Lynn Milner Leatherwood ’32, October 29, in Stephenville. Annie taught school for 30 years, ten of them in Dublin, and retired from Stephenville ISD. While at Stephenville, she started the Stingerette Drill Team, one of the first groups of its kind. The Stingerettes performed at various venues, including Baylor University and the Cotton Bowl. After retiring from public schools, Annie continued to teach. She taught drill team routines and art classes at resorts and senior citizen centers. Annie also had a passion for swimming and diving. While at Mary Hardin-Baylor, she won the Paul B. Baker “Miss Victory” trophy for excellence in swimming, diving, good scholarship, personal charm, fair play and enthusiasm in work and play. Her trophy is still on display in the Alumni Office. In later years, she formed a synchronized swimming group, The Mermaids, for senior citizens. Spending many of her summers at the Tip O’ Texas RV Resort in McAllen, Annie won several gold medals in the park’s Olympic

swimming competition and was once voted Queen of the Park. She was also an avid diver and continued diving well into her 80s. The family may be contacted through her daughter, Mary Ann Roberts, at 829 Private Rd. 1367, Stephenville, TX 76449. Sarah Sims Furey ’35, June 26, in Mount Pleasant. Her husband, William N. Furey, may be reached at 30 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016. Mary Walker Beall ’36, October 30, in Sarasota, FL. In 2001, Beall Residence Hall was named for Mary and her husband, James, because of their long-standing and loyal support of the university. James may be reached at 7111 Scotland Way #1107, Sarasota, FL 34238. Katherine Ivey Heiser ’37, November 14, in Plano. She taught school in San Antonio. Kay was active in San Antonio Retired Teachers Association, San Antonio Coaches’ Wives, Entre Nous Club and Alpha Delta Kappa. She received the Yellow Rose of Texas Education Award in 1997. Medford Keath (Honorary Alumnus), November 14, Sabinal. Medford was the husband of Dorris Daniel Keath ’37. Medford taught vocational agriculture for 40 years. He retired in 1978 and spent the next 25 years farming and ranching. He was a Master Mason for 65 years and a member of the Eastern Star. Medford was District 20 president of the Texas Retired Teachers Association and held offices in the Huajillo Unit. He also worked with the Uvalde County Historical Commission. Dorris may be reached at P.O. Box 8, Sabinal, TX 78881. Geraldine Murray ex ’37-’38, July 5, in Somerville. She taught for 30 years for Burleson County schools. Geraldine was a lifetime member of the Texas State Teachers Association, the Texas Retired Teachers Association, a charter member of the Caldwell Retired Teachers Association and a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. James Paul Todd, December 12, in Sebring, FL. He was the husband of Daisy Maye Young Todd ’37 who may be reached at Palms of Sebring Nursing Home, 725 South Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870.


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Alumni Life Bonnye Ruth Whitworth ’37, November 10, in Harlingen. She taught American history in Harlingen ISD and at the University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College for 40 years. G e n e v i e v e K i n g Wa l l ’ 4 0 , January 17, in Dallas. She was a lifelong Baptist and artist. Genevieve was a former B.S.U. president at MHB, former B.S.U. secretary for all Dallas Scientific Schools and assistant editor of the Baptist Student Magazine. Her son, Bruce Wall, may be reached at 509 Mixsell St., Easton, PA 18042. Dorcas Pattison (Patsy) Stanley Davis ’42-’43, August 21, in Port Arthur. She taught briefly and was the food service coordinator for 20 years in the Port Arthur School District. Patsy was active in church and enjoyed gardening and sewing. She was the sister of Alpha Stanley Stuart ’36, and the mother of Nancy Davis Swedberg ’71. Her husband, Robert H. Davis, may be reached at 3549 Boyd Ave., Groves, TX 77619. Nancy may be reached at 302 Shorewood Dr., Detroit Lakes, MN 56501. Ammarette Roberts ’43, November 5, Dallas. Ammarette was one of the first women scientists in the oil industry and in information management. She began her career as a research assistant for Magnolia Petroleum Company (later named Mobil Oil) in Dallas. She transferred to Socony-Vacuum Oil Co. (later named Mobil Oil) in Paulsboro, N.J. In 1947, she returned to Texas and j o i n e d t h e Te x a s R e s e a r c h Foundation as a chemist. This work involved research on oil seed crops and industrial applications for agricultural products, synthesis of organic compounds labeled with radioactive isotopes, and application of isotopes in agricultural research. She became a chemist at the Wadley Research Institute and Baylor University Hospital in Dallas in 1951, where she researched clinical use of radioactive isotopes in diagnosis and assay of isotopes for therapy, and she researched problems dealing with blood coagulation and plasma fractions. She was part of the team working on the problem of childhood leukemia. During this time, she studied library and information science. In 1956, Miss Roberts became librarian/abstractor and scientific literature searcher for Lone Star Gas Co. in Dallas. She established the library, records, and


technical writing groups, and she became nationally known in information management groups. When she left Lone Star Gas in 1 9 6 9, s h e w a s m a n a g e r o f information services. Returning to Mobil Oil Company in 1969, she rose to manager of technical information before retirement in 1985. She authored 16 publications in respected technical journals, describing her scientific discoveries. She was a member and officer of many professional organizations, including the American Chemical Society, American Society for Information Science, Association of Records Managers and Administrators, Special Libraries Association and Texas Library Association. Her biography is listed in several publications including American Men and Women of Science, Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in Information Management, and Bicentennial Edition of Personalities of the South. Merlene Cleveland Smith ’44, December 6, in San Angelo. She taught school for over 35 years. M a r ga r e t “Pe ggy” G r ai ng er Thompson ’44, January 23, in Temple. She taught elementary school in Detroit, Houston and the Panama Canal Zone. Peggy was later accredited for special education courses and taught for another ten years in Temple before retiring in 1985. She was a volunteer with the Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scott and White Hospital Auxiliary, the Bell County Medical Society and was an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Retired Teachers Association. Peggy continually advanced genealogy work on the Thompson family and published “A Thompson Genealogy,” from which facts were included in “The Story of Bell County,” by the Bell County Historical Commission. Her husband, Dr. John Quincy Thompson CB ’39-’40, may be reached at 2404 N. 15 th St., Temple, TX 76501. Jerry Mae Mangum Hill ’46, November 11, in Austin. For five years she was a teacher and girls’ golf coach in Pleasanton. In 1974, she began teaching business courses at Westlake High School in Austin and later worked at the University of Texas Center for Energy Studies. Jerry became a real estate agent for Marsh and Box before retiring in 1987. She also enjoyed golf and was a member of the AWPLGA for 23 years.

Johnie Wilson Jordan ’46, January 11, in Kountze. Mary Beth Cox Swackhamer ’47, January 8, in Haddonfield, NJ. She lived abroad and traveled all over the world. Beth was a member of the American Association of University Women, the Haddon Fortnightly, the Questers, the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Haddonfield Historical Society. She also served on the Auxiliary Board to West Jersey Health System and was a member of Tavistock Country Club and the Vespers Club of Philadelphia. Beth was an ardent supporter of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Walnut Street Theater. She, along with Mary Hamilton Purcell ’47, was instrumental in organizing and promoting the UMHB Class of ’47 Scholarship fund, helping them meet their goal. Beth’s family has requested that any memorials be given to this fund. Her daughter, Margo McCord, may be reached at 329 Homestead, Haddonfield, NJ 08033 or Jacqueline Bramwell Brown ’49, November 1, in El Paso. She taught school at Fabens, Ysleta and Burges High School. She was a member of the American Association of University Women, the American Legion Auxiliary and the El Paso Corral of Westerners. Jackie served as a volunteer for the El Paso Museum of Art, the University of Texas at El Paso Women’s Auxiliary, Discover El Paso, the Concordia Heritage Association and the Sun Bowl Host Team Committee. Her husband, H.S. Brown, may be reached at 1516 Prairie Dr., El Paso, TX 79925. Ancie Cornelison Ferguson ’49, October 19, in Round Rock. She was a retired teacher with the Killeen ISD. Alice C. Dillard Jones ’49, March 31, 2005, in Temple. After attending Baylor College in 1927 and 1928, Alice returned to MHB 20 years later to finish her degree. She taught school for 29 years, primarily in Bartlett, and was an active member of First Baptist Church. As one of the Working Women of WW II, Alice was employed as a riveter at an aircraft bomber plant in Michigan and at ship building plants in California and Louisiana. She was a member of the American Rosie the Riveter

Association. Her daughter, Billie Jean Jones Compton ’58, may be reached at 15765 Hwy. 145, Shelby, AL 35143 or Thomas G. Lipscomb, II, January 31, in San Antonio. He was the husband of Ethel Brust Lipscomb ’49 who may be reached at 1732 Rolling Rapids Dr., New Braunfels, TX 78130. Georgie Miller Richter ’50, November 5, in Abilene. She was an active member of Our Savior Lutheran Church from its inception until her death. Georgie taught business skills to many adult students during her employment at The Bridge. Raymond H. Rister, December 29, in Granger. He was the husband of Rosemary Radford Rister ’51, who proceeded him in death, November 23, 1995, and the brother of H e l e n Rister Mirtsching ’53. Jesse E. Coward, Jr., February 4, in Austin. He was the husband of Judy Miller Coward ’53 who may be reached at 1000 Collinwood West Dr., #618, Austin, TX 78753. Velma Owen Davis ’53, October 29, in Austin. She taught mentally and physically handicapped children for more than 20 years with Baytown ISD. Velma was a lifetime member of the Texas State Teachers Association and active in the National Education Association. Don Poole, November 17, in Tecumseh, OK. He was the son of Jo Ann Poole ’54, and she may be reached at 24997 Old Hwy 18, Tecumseh, OK 74873. Mollie Cole Brooks ’67, December 18, in Temple. She was a nurse for Santa Fe and Scott and White Memorial Hospitals. Mollie also taught in the Temple Independent School District for 23 years, retiring in 1990. Brandon Eastland, January 3, in Kansas. He was the son of Ruth Padilla Eastland ’68. He was a paint process engineer for General Motors. Ruth may be reached at 3132 SW Tutbury Town Rd., Topeka, KS 66614.

Lucille Winkler, November 6, in Temple. She was the mother of Jeanette Winkler Schiffner ’68 and Dean Winkler ’78. Jeanette may be reached at 177 Biels Loop, Killeen, TX 76542, and Dean may be reached at 2609 Creekside Dr., Temple, TX 76502. Estha Dusek Zajicek February 3, in Holland.


Bessie Martin, October 16, in Killeen. She was the wife of Keith Martin ’73, who may be reached at 2201 Southport Dr., Killeen, TX 76542. Gladys Shiller McNeill ’73, MEd ’83, November 21, in Rogers. She taught school in Granger, Jarrell and Rogers. Beginning in 1986, Gladys taught business and keyboarding and was the yearbook sponsor at Rogers High School, retiring in 2005. Her husband, Clarence McNeill ’72, may be reached at 3589 S. FM 2184, Rogers, TX 76569. Johnny B. Chupik, January 17, in Rogers. He was the father of Delores Chupik Williams ’74, former nursing faculty, and Joy Chupik Dillon ex ’79-’80. He served for four years in the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force in the European Theater during World War II. Delores may be reached at 2373 E. Stagecoach Rd., Killeen, TX 76542 or Becky Buie Zerbe ’75, November 5, in Mexia. She was returning home from Homecoming and her class reunion at UMHB. The car in which she was riding was involved in a multiple-car accident. Becky and her husband, Bill, were killed. Her parents, Rev. William Buie, pastor in Corsicana, and mother, Jean Wyatt Buie, were critically injured. Becky taught school in private and public schools in Texas and New Mexico. She was a childcare supervisor at Hendrick Home for Children in Abilene. Becky retired from teaching to write as a freelance writer and moved from Albuquerque to Jackson, MS. She authored Laughing With My Finger in The Dam (2000) and at the time of death was on her last chapter of an historic novel awaiting publication. She wrote for several Christian magazines and marriage publications. Both Becky and Bill were active in Baptist ministries and used their talents in music and teaching. Becky was the sister of

Deborah Buie Ferguson ex ’69’71 and Amanda Buie Frazier ex ’88-’90. Deborah may be reached at, and Mandy may be reached at Their father, William, may be reached at Becky is also survived by two sons, Britt and Joshua, another sister, Billie Marcum, and a brother, William Buie. B i l l y Wa y n e S m i t h a ’ 8 4, December 6, in Carrollton. He worked at Mobil Chemical Company in Temple, traveled extensively for Exxon Mobile and was safety manager for Fuels Marketing in Fairfax, Virginia. Tom Beaver, January 13, in San Antonio. He was the father of Terry Beaver Lazenby ’87. She may be reached at 140 Brook Bend, Cibolo, TX 78108 or Bruce William Irvine ’87, December 28, in Temple. He served in the United States Navy. Bruce was devoted to fishing, bird watching and growing exotic vegetables. Jan Bartel Schneider ’97, January 9, in Pearland. She had been through two double lung transplants in the past ten years. Her sister, Kathren Smith, may be reached at 11928 29 th Ave. SE, Everett, WA 98208. Mattie Duckens-Browne ex, December 11, in Temple. She was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Temple where she served as director of the senior choir and directed the Male’s Chorus and Women’s Chorus and devoted time to the youth department. Mattie was a part of the Ebony Cultural Society for many years. She performed in several musicals and plays, including “Frankie and Johnnie” and “Show Boat.” In 1953, she was a contestant on the Ed Sullivan Show. Her sister, S i l v i a D u c k e n s ’ 7 5 , may be reached at 9959 Adleta Blvd., Apt. 1208, Dallas, TX 75243. Dorothy Jane Burwitz Doss ex, January 26, in Austin. She taught school in Hay Branch, Temple and Austin and worked as an administrative assistant for the Texas State Legislature for a number of years. Dorothy was a member of the St. David’s Hospital volunteer corps and the Junior Helping Hand Home in Austin.

Marguerite McKay Floca ex, January 24, in Temple. During World War II, she worked as a Red Cross volunteer at Camp Hood and McCloskey Hospital (now the Olin Teague Veterans Center) in Temple. Marguerite was a member of the First Christian Church and held memberships in several Temple women’s organizations and in the PTA. Etta E. Green ex, November 4, in Athens. She began her teaching career in Rockdale in 1965 and retired in 1987 from Cross Roads ISD after 18 years of service. Orlene W. Jacobson ex, November 26, in Tulsa, OK. She was active in her church and Sunday School at South Tulsa Baptist Church. M. Glisson Karnes ex, November 20, in Burnet. She spent many years in business management and retail sales and appreciated a variety of music, poetry, art and literature. Sarah A. Odom ex, October 19, in Pensacola, FL. She worked at ITT Grinell in Temple as the director’s head secretary in the finance department before joining the U.S. Air Force. Sarah also worked as a realtor before retiring in Pensacola. J u a n i t a B . S t e p h e n s e x, November 20, in Abilene. She was the bookkeeper and personnel manager for the R.D. Batjer Claim Service in Abilene until 1978. Juanita was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, serving with the church prayer team as a “Prayer Warrior.” She also served as the treasurer of the Area Board of Missions and for several years accompanied the Aldersgate youth on mission trips to surrounding states. Y-Etta Kight Frank Tatum ex, September 27, in Dallas, where she was staying due to hurricane Rita. She was a bookkeeper for the Singer Company and then assisted her husband, Willard, in his Farmers Insurance office. Shawn W. Walker ex, November 21, in Austin. He worked for FedEx in Austin and Capitol Seating Company in Temple. Freddie E. White ex, December 6, in Temple. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy. Freddie was an ordained minister and worked at the Temple VA Center for more than 28 years. After retiring, he worked for Thrifty Nickel for 17 years.

Barbara R. Gillam, former employee, November 25, in Temple. She worked as a realtor and taught a real estate class at UMHB. Bertrand Paul Moquin, faculty, January 4, in Temple. He served in the United States Navy, had a 22year career with Texas Instruments and was a professor in Information Systems and Business Administration at UMHB. Irene F. Moran, former employee, November 22, in Richardson. She taught music at UMHB and in Shawneetown, Illinois. Irene Bilbrey Murff, former employee, November 13, in Texas City. She was a residence hall d i r e c t o r a t U M H B f r o m 1 9 7 21976 and worked as a bookkeeper at Mainland Bank until her retirement. It was through her encouragement that her husband, John “Red” Murff, began the baseball program at Mary HardinBaylor. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Texas City and a survivor of the 1947 Texas City Disaster. Irene was the mother of Melinda Murff Phillips ’73, who may be reached at 2828 Thorne Creek Ln., Houston, TX 77073, and Robin Murff Hartzler ’76, who may be reached at 5110 S. Country Meadow Ln., Peoria, IL 61607. John J. Wilson, former trustee, November 12, in Fort Worth. He served on the Board of Trustees from 1968-1977, and served as chairman from 1969-1973. His family connections to UMHB include his mother, Edna Alice Bassel Wilson ’07, and his sister, Edna Mae Wilson Evans e x. ’32-’32. Presidential endowed scholarships have been established in the names of both of these women. John was a C.P.A. at Arthur Anderson Company and later served with the C.J. Davidson Drilling Company for 46 years before his retirement. He was a member of Broadway Baptist C h u r c h , C . P. A . A s s o c i a t i o n , Petroleum Club and American Red Brangus Association. John’s wife, Gayle, may be reached at 12985 U.S. Hwy. 287, Ft. Worth, TX 76179.


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Alumni Life Bold type denotes person honored or memorialized.

MEMORIALS Lou Andreou Wally Hund Julie Shaw Norma Lea Snyder Carilane Newman Vieregg Helen Fender Arend William L. Groth Robert L. Miller Lucretia Donnell Coke Paul Arthur Glenna Morgan Stamps Christene Weathers Westbrook Mary Walker Beall Betty Sue Craven Beebe Gene & Kathie Kimes Clarence Beimer Dorothy Houston Ruth Houston Billie Faye Robinson Kent & Darius Owens Kerry & Kathy Owens Riley & Carolyn Allison Owens Ella Mae Blackburn Dr. Beatrice Huston Betty Secrest Bohlin William F. & Lucia Bohlin Saunders Beth Childress Janice A. Andrews Voncille Bielefeld Deron T. Brown Tracy Martin Brown Sylvia Garcia Henry B. Gonzalez PTA Susie H. Green Bonnie Ernst Hearon Alfred Huizar Family Denise Klepac Lions Club of Alamo Heights Malcolm & Vicki Higgason McKay Leota Morehouse Marietta Parker Betsy & Dub Pierce Ed & Angie Richmond Paul W. & Martha Schulz Brian & Kristina Seiler Bramlette Foster Younts Nell Adair Corzine Irene Clarke Ingle Patricia Ingle Gillis Jesse Coward, Jr. Lucy Lin Hom Margaret Cochran Kiefer Joan Marlowe Myrah Pat Lockridge Shannon


Garland Mac Cullum Lucretia Donnell Coke Carilane Newman Vieregg Jack P. Dalton Jack P. Dalton, Jr. Frances Dalton

Medford Keath Dr. & Mrs. Jerry G. Bawcom Betty Sue Craven Beebe Geraldine Lane Kenneth & Susan Bennett Livingston

J. Ralph Ewing Fran Roach Ewing

Marie Keene Amy M. Bawcom Martha Anna Beasley Betty Dulaney Crowson Anne Wiese Halbert George Keene Gene & Kathie Kimes Louise McDonald Ilene C. Miller Art & Cheryl Neel Russell Neel Sonny & Jorene Neel Nora Skaggs Stafford

Annie Marie Farquar Julia Ann Smith Michael

Reba Jordan Keith Ruth Tucker Hess

Bernia Miles McClendon Gammie Delma Garner Jacks Robert B. Mayfield Sue Quesenbury McBrayer

Roland Krost Margie Marrs Marilyn Sibley Marion Walker Barren

Velma Owen Davis Rev. and Mrs. Elmer Glazener James & Lucy Lin Hom Pat Lockridge Shannon Christene Weathers Westbrook Patsy Estes Kerry & Kathy Owens Riley & Carolyn Allison Owens

Barbara Reed Gillam Theda Maxfield Betty Glasscock R. Dan & Anne Glasscock Meacham David Hale Jim Keck Ed & Ann Spivey Marion Hampton Mr. Keith George O’Hair Jessie Whitis Dillard & Karolyn Norwine Whitis Katherine Ivey Heiser Geraldine Lane Harriet Vann Holmes Jane Jones Vardiman Jack T. Hoover Austin Community Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Bobby Bridges Shirley Cowan Sommer Dr. Eleanor James Martha W. James M. Glisson Karnes Dub & Lona Crocker John P. & Denise Dillow Jerry Karnes-Mostyn Dee, Irene & Briana Kile Roxanne K. Lindholm Odus & Bonita Moorman Thomas Earl Mostyn The Turners

Juanita Grinstead Lewis Jean Lewis Mayer Bernard A. Magnon Maurine Patterson Magnon Frances Neta Sawyer Mayfield Robert B. Mayfield Rev. & Mrs. M.E. McGlamery Sarah McGlamery Grantham Velma McMinn Natha McMinn Mitchell Gladys Shiller McNeill Raye Obermiller Newmeyer Bernia Tyson Miles Arnell Childs McMillin John & Alice Minten Dorothy Minten Janie Minten Ida B. Moore Anne Meade Martha Rugh Moore Helen L. Moore Dr. Bert Moquin Mr. & Mrs. Thomas G. Allen Amy M. Bawcom Dr. & Mrs. Jerry G. Bawcom Randi Boucher Carol M. Fischer Sharon E. Hubbard David Matthews & Staff of First State Bank Central Texas

Doug & Linda Moen Paul Moquin’s Co-Workers Kerry & Kathy Owens Riley & Carolyn Allison Owens Mike & Kim Bouchillon Peck Professional Datasolutions, Inc. Bill & Paula Price Tanner UMHB College of Business Faculty UMHB Education Department UMHB Faculty Assembly Dr. Larry & Carol Woodward Randy & Kim Kittredge Yandell James L. Myers Margaret Sylvester Myers Stephanie Ann Barth Nash Laura Nash Collins Dr. Bobby E. Parker Sylvera Cole Barton George Pillsbury John Whittaker Vicki Whittaker Smith

Una Elizabeth Stansbury Amy M. Bawcom Dr. & Mrs. Jerry G. Bawcom Carl & Becky Amason Bradley Mr. & Mrs. William. E. Entzminger Dr. & Mrs. Leroy Kemp Caia Kent McCullar Kerry & Kathy Owens Riley & Carolyn Allison Owens Marietta Parker Nora Skaggs Stafford UMHB Faculty Assembly Mary Beth Cox Swackhamer Marion Walker Barren Dr. & Mrs. Jerry G. Bawcom Betty Sue Craven Beebe Jack M. & Virginia Calkins Fayly Hardcastle Cothern Maxine Ribble Presnall Anna Haynes Taylor Barbara Temple Amy M. Bawcom

Arthur Prater Tilman Jack Prater, III

Nita Thompson Ralph & Shirley Clarke Montgomery

Mildred Harris Provence Glenna Morgan Stamps

Peggy Thompson Riley & Carolyn Allison Owens

Linda Ramm Ron & Sue Brown

Roy Walker Amy Best Haberern

Ammarette Roberts Betty Sue Craven Beebe Nancy Salisbury Sullivan

Beverly Williams Kerry & Kathy Owens Riley & Carolyn Allison Owens UMHB Education Department

Edith A. Roper Willie Mae Ward McCormick Doris Sandefur Austin Community Foundation Evelyn Ann Scorza Carl & Becky Amason Bradley

Wilma Williams Dillard & Karolyn Norwine Whitis Joyce E. Williams

Timothy Tsi-hua Shao Helen M. Y. Shao

John J. Wilson Amy M. Bawcom Dr. & Mrs. Jerry G. Bawcom Betty Sue Craven Beebe Betty J. Brewer Carroll & Bobbie Carruth Jennie C. Kitching Marietta Parker UMHB Faculty Assembly Elna Wilkinson Albert & Eveline Hsu Yong

Mildred Slovacek Anne Wiese Halbert

J. Campbell Wray Janie Minten

Alice Bagby Smith Dr. & Mrs. Jimmye S. Hillman

Becky Buie Zerbe Janice A. Andrews Debbie Stapp Daniel Helen Wilson Harris Bonnie Ernst Hearon Marietta Parker

John H. Shannon, Sr. Donald & Patsy Shannon Deere Pat Deere Rev. & Mrs. Elmer Glazener Pat Lockridge Shannon

Billy Wayne Smitha Marietta Parker

“So why do you give?” Loyalty Fund — for life. One of the definitions for loyal reads, “faithful, as to a person, ideal, cause or duty.” That would define why I give to UMHB and to the Loyalty Fund every year. The Lord blessed me in so many ways in my four years on campus, from having wonderful friends and great professors to learning life lessons both in and out of the classroom. He was continually faithful then and is faithful now. As an alumna, I am committed to be faithful to the person of my Lord Jesus Christ, to the cause of having His love and message spread throughout the world. I am committed to the ideal of Christian education which I feel UMHB provides, and to my duty as an alumna to give back to the school with any resources with which I may be blessed. I have wonderful memories, and I am so thankful for my years on campus. Giving to the Loyalty Fund allows future alumni to create their own memories at UMHB. — Betty Burns — Class of 1982

HONORARIA Marge Adair Class of 1947 Jack & Eleanor Evans J.R. & Teresa Johnston Maxine Ribble Presnall Charles & Betty Tackett Marion Walker Barren Dr. Carolyn Allemand Ron Brown Dr. Edna Penny Bridges Kay Anderson Lynelle Sweat Mason Dr. Bertha Reuter Joan Marlowe Myrah Marion Walker Barren Lee Holcomb Means Dr. & Mrs. Jerry G. Bawcom Dr. & Mrs. William B. Long Mark & Ann Becker Parker Rosina Hailey Sattawhite George & Carolyn Brock Julia Ann Smith Michael

Class of 1951 Shirley Huckabee Kirk Class of 1963 Dr. Mickey Little Class of 2006 Vernon Howard Hudspeth, Jr. Leila Miles Crosby Betty Payne Huber Hannah Liu Lee Sara Pearson Smith Flora Muller Daude Ellen Muller Brooks Frances Webb Davis Faye Davis Lee Janice Hancock Houston

Shaun, Lori, Ashleigh & Brandon Feeney Harry & Linda Whittaker Vicki Whittaker Smith Pete Fredenburg Dr. & Mrs. William B. Long Dr. LaVerne Gallman Jerry & Janice Caldwell Elizabeth Timmons Glazener Elinor Ruth Boyd Nicholson Charles & Rose Ann Herring Groseclose Shirley Cowan Sommer

Officer Pat Duffield Nora Skaggs Stafford

David & Whitney Hill Joseph & Bertha Palazzolo Matthew Taylor Bradley & Darice Wood Stefanie Wood

Joe B. Durrett David M. Smith

Dr. Beatrice Huston Schulyn Huston

Janet Livingston Erwin Edna Louise Provence Laine

Stella Davenport Jackson Donald & Patsy Shannon Deere

Floyce Orr Moon Pat Lockridge Shannon Joan Marlowe Myrah Lynelle Sweat Mason Andrew & Anita Onugha Ritches Arinzechukwu Makuaolisa Onugha Pete & Nita Pate Anne Wiese Halbert Doris Goldston Parker Florence Goldston Pinkston Marietta Parker Dr. & Mrs. Jerry G. Bawcom Phillip & Ruth Becker Anne Wiese Halbert Dr. & Mrs. William B. Long Mr. & Mrs. Keifer Marshall, Jr. Pat Lockridge Shannon Sara Pearson Smith Rev. & Mrs. Hallie Tolbert Carol Treible Dr. J. A. Reynolds Cheryl Rash Moore

Pat Lockridge Shannon Donald & Patsy Shannon Deere Sara Pearson Smith Delores Chupik Williams Estelle Slater Janet Livingston Erwin Jan Evans Thomas Mr. & Mrs. Bobby Bridges UMHB Staff & Student Body Mark & Ann Becker Parker Doris Watters Wood Mary Jane Wood Carla Hemenway Wright Johnette Shaffer Fisher

Senior Saints Summit For all Senior Adults age 55+ “Being the Presence of Christ”

May 15-18, 2006 Featuring …

Dr. Russell Dilday Summit Preacher

Charlie Robinson Bible Teacher

Larry Putman Worship Leader Glenda Bundick and Matt Crosby Accompanists Bell Old Time Gospel Hour With Randy Carder Don Newberry Banquet Entertainer

Randy Carder Concert Leader

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Morning Walk Morning Devotionals Senior Adult Choirs Special Interest Breakout Sessions Delicious Meals and Snacks Fellowship with Old and New Friends Individual and Group Talent Show Church Mixers and Games Health Fair

We will be happy to speak to your church senior adult organization or Sunday School department about Senior Saints Summit. For more information, call (254) 295-4606.

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