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Fall 2007

Fall 2007 | Vol. 27 • No.1

features 14 A Passion for Glass

May-term students gain a new appreciation for the art of glass blowing.

16 Taking on Financial Markets


Bill Braxton ’00 has put his finance degree to work, managing hedge funds for Merrill Lynch in the heart of the New York City financial district.


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Homecoming Preview


Campus Life

Mark your calendar for a weekend of fun at Homecoming 2007, November 2 – 3.

Read about disaster drills for student safety, a new dean for visual and performing arts, and other news from campus.

12 Athletic Life

Cru Football passes the decade milestone; could this be the year?

13 Philanthropy

Alumni and friends gather to dedicate the Yvonne Li Tennis Center.

20 Alumni Life

Check out what’s happening in the lives of UMHB alumni and their families.

On the cover: Senior criminal justice major Jerrell Freeman is expected to play a major role in Cru Football this fall. Freeman, of Waco, was named All-American by three different publications last season and was voted South Region Linebacker of the Year by Football Gazette. He has already been named Preseason All-American this year.

Calendar of Events AUGUST 11 18 20-21 22

Denver, Colorado, Area Alumni Club Meeting University Housing Opens Advising and Registration (Day and Evening) Fall Classes Begin

SEPTEMBER 3 8 15 21 22 28-29 29

Labor Day Holiday (Campus Closed) Football vs. Christopher Newport, Tiger Stadium, 6:00 p.m. Football vs. Sul Ross State, Tiger Stadium, 1:00 p.m. Convocation, W. W. Walton Chapel, 11:00 a.m. Football at Texas Lutheran, 1:00 p.m. Women of Faith Conference, Houston, Alumni “Meet & Greet” with Luci Swindoll ’55 (see pg.19) Football vs. McMurry, Tiger Stadium, 2:00 p.m.

OCTOBER 2 6 8-9 12-13 13 16 20 23 27 29

Business Job Fair, Lord Conference Center, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Football at Hardin-Simmons, 2:00 p.m. Fall Break, No Classes, Administrative Offices Open Parent Weekend Football vs. Louisiana College, Tiger Stadium, 6:00 p.m. Teacher Job Fair, Lord Conference Center, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Football at Mississippi College, 2:00 p.m. Nursing & Health Professionals Job Fair, Lord Conference Center, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Football at Wisconsin-Whitewater, 1:00 p.m. Alumni Dessert Party, BGCT Amarillo Convention Center, 9:00 p.m.

NOVEMBER 1 2 2-3 3 9 9-10 10 16-17 21-23 29-Dec

Fall Choral Concert, Hughes Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Penny and George Hogan Recital, Hughes Recital Hall, 7:00 p.m. Homecoming Football vs. East Texas Baptist, Tiger Stadium, 1:00 p.m. Crusader Band Fall Preview Concert, UMHB Amphitheater, 4:00 p.m. Crusader Preview Weekend Football at Howard Payne University, 1:00 p.m. Miss MHB Pageant, W.W. Walton Chapel, 7:00 p.m. Thanksgiving Holidays (Campus Closed) 8 Alumni European Tour

UMHB LIFE Volume 27, Number 1 Fall 2007 President Jerry G. Bawcom, Ph.D. Vice President for External Relations William Townsend, J.D., Ph.D. Editor Carol Woodward Contributing Editors Melissa Ford ’07 Rebecca O’Banion ’93 Paula Tanner, Ed.D. Contributing Writers Melissa Ford ’07 Jennifer Sicking Jon Wallin Graphic Designer Randy Yandell ’99 Contributing Designer Zeal Design Studio Photographers Melissa Ford ’07 Rebecca O’Banion ’93 Carol Woodward Randy Yandell ’99

UMHB Life is published three times a year by the Office of Marketing and Public Relations. Please send comments, story ideas or letters to: UMHB Life UMHB Box 8431 900 College Street Belton, Texas 76513 Alumni Life is compiled by the Office of Alumni Relations. Please send any information for publishing or change of personal information to: Alumni Relations UMHB Box 8427 900 College Street Belton, Texas 76513

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Choral Christmas Concert, 7:00 p.m. Instrumental Christmas Pops Concert, 7:30 p.m. Commencement, Mayborn Campus Center, 10:00 a.m. Christmas Holidays (Campus Closed)

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Christmas Holidays (Campus Closed) University Housing Opens Advising and Registration (Day and Evening) Spring Classes Begin Martin Luther King Day (Campus Closed)

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Homecoming Chapel Concert featuring Alysia Allen Haluska ’93 Alysia’s music gracefully blends humor and southern gospel rhythms to reach the souls of her audience.


Reservations must be received by October 24. Pick up tickets at registration. No refunds after October 26. Return this form, along with payment, to: Homecoming Reservations, UMHB Box 8427, 900 College Street, Belton, TX 76513. For more information call 254-295-4599 or email Name _________________________________________ Address_______________________________________ City___________________________________________ State __________ Zip __________________________ Email Address ________________________________ Class Year _____ Phone _______________________ Name(s) of Guest(s) ___________________________ _______________________________________________ Event

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Come and See

some of our most outstanding alumni and friends! Distinguished Alumni Award Patricia Kay Anderson ’63

Cliffa Foster

The Parker Award-Solis Family

Connie Solis ’93 George Solis ’91

Lynda Solis ’91 Cecilia Solis ’94


Honorary Alumni Awards

Rick Solis ’91 Kassi Solis

Carroll Cooper

Campus Life

Campus Disaster Drill Reassures After Virginia Tech Tragedy A regularly scheduled emergency drill on the UMHB campus took on new meaning April 18, in light of tragic shootings at Virginia Tech just two days before. The emergency drill had been planned months in advance by the Bell County Local Emergency Planning Committee, but the exercise became particularly poignant in the wake of real life evacuations of injured students at the Virginia campus. UMHB has sponsored such training drills regularly for several years to ensure that all police officers and emergency personnel in the area are prepared for a campus emergency, should it occur, said UMHB Chief of Police Gary Sargent. The crews are trained to respond to a variety of scenarios, from the presence of a

gunman with hostages to the evacuation of students from a burning dormitory. In April, the event was a simulated chemical spill on the railroad tracks adjacent to the university. More than 30 UMHB students participated in the drill to provide first responders with “victims” exhibiting various symptoms such as difficulty breathing or going into convulsions. Students were treated by being hosed down for chemical exposure. They were then taken through a decontamination tent and evacuated by ambulance to a local hospital. Administrators also met in the midst of the drill to review how they would handle various situations due to a chemical spill, such as evacuating

the campus by working with the local Red Cross to set up shelters at nearby churches or school gymnasiums. The drill was part of an ongoing effort to help campus police and local first responders assess their emergency preparedness and plan how they will work together in the face of an emergency. “Last summer we provided training for our officers and approximately 70 other officers from the region on how to respond to various scenarios involving the university setting,” said Sargent. “Holding drills like this not only allows the first responders to determine where they have areas for improvement to save lives, but it also helps us determine as a university if we are prepared to react quickly and effectively.” Above, UMHB Police Officer John Ellison and a local firefighter check the “injuries” of student Jenny Casteel. UMHB LIFE


Campus Life Governors Bring Texas Politics Into Perspective Speaking to a capacity audience in the Lord Conference Center, former Texas Governors Dolph Briscoe, Jr., and Mark White shared their insights and wisdom regarding Texas politics during a Governor’s Forum held in April. The forum was sponsored by the College of Humanities, and according to Dr. Derek Davis, dean of the college, the forum presented an

opportunity for students and guests to hear first-hand information about the role of governor from men who have served in that office. “It is a privilege for our students, especially those in political science, to be able to listen to two governors share their stories and insights about politics. It’s not everyday we get to hear two men of their caliber,” said Davis.

Before Governor Briscoe spoke, he was introduced by his grandson Dolph Briscoe IV, who teaches at UMHB as an instructor in the College of Humanities. Under the title “Texas Politics: Yesterday and Today,” the two men covered everything from the war in Iraq to abortion to the Texas shift from primarily Democrats to Republicans to illegal immigration. Briscoe served as governor from 1973 to 1979, and Governor White, served from 1983 to 1987. Following a question and answer session with the audience, Dr. Bawcom thanked the two men for their remarks. “You can tell by the applause your comments were interesting, stimulating and insightful,” said Dr. Bawcom. He then presented both men with a Distinguished Service Medallion for their contributions and service to the state and to the community. President Bawcom and Dr. Derrick Davis present the university’s Distinguished Service Medallion to Governor Briscoe (sitting) and Governor White (right).

New Humanities Lecture Brings Noted Art Historian to Campus The Carolyn and Paxton Howard Lecture in the Humanities, featuring Dr. Karl Kilinski II, was hosted by the College of Humanities in April. Some 200 people attended the lecture, which was sponsored by Dr. Paxton and Carolyn Harp Howard ’83 of Temple, Texas. Dr. Kilinski is University Distinguished Teaching Professor, Division of Art History, at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas


For his lecture, “Was Pharaoh a Fool?’’ Kilinski used photos of Egyptian art to illustrate his observations on Egyptian history during the Armana Period. His focus was on King Akhenaten, who led his country away from the worship of multi-gods and toward monotheism during that period of Egyptian history. Afterward, Dr. Howard said that he considered it an honor to sponsor such a lecture. “We wanted to

Kr. Karl Kilinski II visits with Carolyn and Paxton Howard following the inaugural Howard Lecture in the Humanities.

underwrite this lecture in appreciation of the fine education Carolyn received at Mary Hardin-Baylor,” he said.

Students Build Strong Local Relationships Through Habitat When Sherman Wilkins participated in Reaching Out community service day during his first year at UMHB, he learned about Habitat for Humanity. “After learning the true reason behind building a home for someone, I somewhat fell in love with the cause,” said the senior computer science and psychology major from Hamlet, NC. Never mind he didn’t know much about using a hammer and saw. “My first day on a Habitat job site, I was clueless on what services the different tools functioned for,” said Wilkins, who is now president of the UMHB Habitat for Humanity chapter. Students volunteer two to three different times a month at different Habitat for Humanity house building sites in Belton and Temple. During the spring semester, 23 students built sheds for two Habitat homes. Nathan Wilson, the area Habitat project supervisor, has managed several projects on which students have worked. “They’re awesome,” he said. “They’re enthusiastic. They have a positive attitude and they don’t mind working.” Wilkins said he learned skills from the experience and could see a higher mission by being involved in the process. “It’s important, because one receives the chance to not only build a home from scratch, but more importantly, the chance to build a relationship in Christ with the future homeowners,” Wilkins said.

Top, student volunteers sign in for a day of work at the Habitat worksite; below, students frame a storage shed for a new Habitat home.

Website Receives Highest Award The university showed it can achieve the very best by winning the Exceptional Achievement Award for its newly implemented web site. The coveted award was presented by the National Baptist Communicators Association during an awards ceremony in April. Created by the Temple-based ad agency J. B. Herrmann, the new web

site design is primarily focused on enhancing the recruiting efforts for the university. Director of Marketing and Public Relations Carol Woodward and Director of Admissions and Recruiting Robbin Steen worked closely with the ad agency throughout the design and production. “The newly redesigned web site went live in July, 2006,” said Woodward, “but a web site is forever evolving and changing. The new site allows us the flexibility to add new and exciting features over time.” UMHB LIFE


Campus Life Barnes Accepts Deanship in Arts The recently reorganized College of Visual and Performing Arts welcomed Ted D. Barnes as dean on June 11, 2007. As dean of the college, Barnes will supervise activities in the Department of Art and the Department of Music. Barnes most recently served at Ouachita Baptist University teaching in the area of graphic design. Prior to OBU, he was the chair of the Division of Visual and Performing Arts at Louisiana College for 11 years and the art department chair for 14 years. Barnes received a Bachelor of Arts degree in studio art from Ouachita Baptist; two master’s degrees, an M.A. in art education from the Western Kentucky University and a M.F.A. in painting from the University of Arkansas. He was also a visiting scholar in art doing research at Regent’s Park College, Oxford University, Oxford, England with a concentration in spiritual imagery.

Faculty News • During the Faculty Staff Awards Banquet in May, several employees were recognized. (Below, L-R) Dr. Carol Holcomb, received the Faculty Award for Scholarship; Dr. Ann Crawford, received the


Ted Barnes brings experience as a painter, a graphic artist, a teacher and an administrator to his new role as dean.

Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching; and Shawn Kung, received the Staff Award. (Not pictured, Men’s Basketball Coach Ken DeWeese also received the Staff Award.) • Fifteen faculty were approved for promotion during the board of trustees regular meeting in May. Promoted to assistant professor was Ann Price, library services. Promoted to associate professor were Dr. Christina Ballard, psychology; Dr. Barbara Dalby, management/marketing; Ann Eubanks, management/marketing; Dr. Karen Grant, biology; Kathy Harden, library reference; Dr. David Holcomb, history; Elizabeth

Mallory, library reference; Dr. Sue Pardue, modern foreign languages; Dr. Brady Peterson, English; and Jessye Whitis, music. Promoted to full professor were Dr. Betty Clark, psychology; John Hancock, art; Dr. David Sloan, education; and Shirley Walker, social work. • The board also approved in May two former faculty to receive the distinction of Faculty Emeritus status. Retired faculty who were named faculty emeritus are Dr. Edna Penny Bridges, professor of education from 1967-1993; and Dr. J. A. Reynolds, professor of Christian Studies from 1962-1999.

Come Experience a 10-Day Trip Through the Holy Land with Dr. Stephen Wyrick College of Christian Studies Highlights of the trip will include: • Caesarea Philippi

• Bet She’An

• Sea of Galilee

• Mt. Carmel

• Capernaum

• Megiddo

• Tiberias

• Caesarea

• Mt. Tabor

• Mount of Olives

• Nazareth

• Pater Noster

• Mt. Precipice

• Gethsemane

• Sepphoris

• Mt. Zion

• Jordan River

• Bethlehem

Dec. 26, 2007 - Jan. 4, 2008 Price: $2,699 from New York or Washington. Optional Egypt extension available, Jan 4-7, add $1,139. For further information, contact: Dr. Stephen Wyrick (254) 295-4568


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Athletic Life

Decade of Dominance: Cru Football Turns Ten Many coaches reference a fiveyear plan or a ten-year plan when they start a new job, but Cru head football coach Pete Fredenburg never put a timetable on success when he began building the UMHB football program. So the Cru’s rapid rise to one of the nation’s elite programs probably did not come as a shock to him. Now UMHB football is entering

its tenth season with the kickoff of the 2007 schedule, and the Cru looks to continue to build on the solid foundation already in place. UMHB will have a chance to add to an already lengthy list of accomplishments posted through the first nine years of play. • The Cru has four American Southwest Conference Championship trophies and five appearances in the NCAA Division III National Championships. • The Cru has already played in and won more NCAA Division III postseason games than all of the other ASC football programs combined. • The team became the first ASC program in any sport to appear in a National Championship game in 2004 when the Cru faced Linfield College in the 2004 Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl. • By the end of the 2006 season, UMHB had won 75 of its first 100 games.

• UMHB has been ranked in the top 15 in the nation in 37 of the last 41 American Football Coaches Association’s Top 25 Polls and ranked in the nation’s top 10 in 27 of those polls. Expectations continue to grow as the accomplishments multiply. The Cru enters the 2007 season ranked as high as No. 2 in the nation in preseason publications. That lofty ranking matches the highest preseason ranking in school history. UMHB was also ranked No. 2 nationally entering the 2005 season after the Stagg Bowl appearance the previous year. The expectations are also high for the university’s other fall sports programs this season. The men’s soccer and women’s volleyball teams are both coming off their first ASC Championship Tournament appearances in five years. The women’s soccer team has gone into the final weekend of the season with a shot at a tournament berth in each of the past three seasons. The success of these teams helped the athletic department compile the most successful year in it’s history during the 200607 school year.

Four Named to Preseason All-American Team Four Crusader Football players were named preseason All-Americans by Lindy’s football magazine in June. Linebacker Jerrell Freeman and offensive lineman Caleb Woodall were listed on Lindy’s All-Division III first team; named to the second team were senior rusher Jarvis Thrasher and tailback and defensive back Elliot Barcak. With the return this fall of these four seniors and many other players with formidable experience, the


Elliot Barcak

Jarrell Freeman

Jarvis Thrasher

Caleb Woodall

Cru captured the attention of a UMHB No. 2 in the nation, trailing number of Division III forecasters, only behind defending champion including Lindy’s, which ranked Mount Union, Ohio.

Philanthropy Center Gift Marks a Dream Fulfilled Mary Hardin-Baylor helped Dr. Yvonne Li realize her dreams. Almost 40 years later, she returned the favor. On April 13, the university formally dedicated the new tennis center that bears her name. Li’s parents left their land and property behind in China to flee the Communist troops taking over the country. As one of nine children living in Hong Kong with her parents, she dreamed of continuing her education. She knew it would be very difficult for her parents to finance that dream. Li knew two friends from her church who had graduated from the university. She decided to apply and received a full scholarship to attend what was then known as Mary Hardin-Baylor College. Not only did the school help her financially, but she also met teachers who guided her through her studies. Li credited Dr. Amy Le Vesconte, who taught at the university from 1931 to 1970, with going beyond the role of teaching biology and chemistry. “She gave all of us foreign students love,” Li said. Li graduated from UMHB in 1966, and she went on to earn a master’s degree in biochemistry from Iowa State University. She earned a diploma in acupuncture from the Chinese Traditional Medical College in Hong Kong and a doctor of medicine from the University of East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center in Manila, Philippines. She went on to become an oncology doctor and now practices in Livingston, NJ. Several years ago, university officials began discussing improving the tennis courts.

Tennis team captains Eric White and his wife, Laina (R), presented matching jackets to Yvonne and James Li, naming them honorary captains of the Cru tennis team.

Instead of just redoing the old courts, officials opted to build a new tennis complex with eight courts. “When James and Yvonne learned about the need for this facility, they stepped forward to help with the project,” President Bawcom said. “James requested that the center carry Yvonne’s name, in recognition of her

lifelong commitment to promoting health and wellness through physical activity.” Li said helping to build the center, which was finished in 2004, allowed her to show her thankfulness. “The school helped me financially to my difficult dream of becoming a doctor,” Li said. “I’m happy to do something for the school.”

Scholarship Honors Evans Jim ’75 (L) and Jan Evans Thomas ’77 (R) honored her parents, Midge and Parry Evans, with the establishment of a scholarship. The Parry and Midge Evans Endowed Scholarship was presented on January 9, on the occasion of their 61st wedding anniversary.


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above: Student Troy Estes heats a lump of glass in the furnace; Elizabeth Bickel moves quickly to shape the hot glass; Lacy Leonards Felechner, Jacqueline Harris, and Sunny Smith show off their work; and Bob Rynearson ’02 gives advice as Sunny Smith works the lip of a vase. opposite: Student Lacey Leonards Felechner is pleased with her success as she carries her just-blown vase to the cooling area. Photos by: Hershall Seals and Lindsey Sisk


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William “Bill” Braxton graduated in 2000, the same year in which he served as a co-captain of the basketball team, was elected as Most Valuable Player and was named Senior Athlete of the Year for UMHB. He currently works in a hedge fund development and management group, evaluating hedge fund managers for Merrill Lynch in New York City. In looking back at his time at UMHB, Braxton credits the school with leading him into the world of finance and economics. In the classroom, professors opened doors into what would become an integral part of his profession. “When I started UMHB, I thought I wanted to be an accounting major and a Spanish minor,” Braxton said. “I quickly learned how much accounting, although useful and challenging, didn’t fit my personality. I also remembered how much I didn’t like poetry, literature and the arts, and the thought of studying them in another language really frightened me.” Then Braxton said he stumbled across two professors– Dr. Larry Woodward in finance and Dr. Michael Fabritius in economics – who changed his future. “After my first finance classes I began watching CNBC and reading the Wall Street Journal every day,” he said. “I then opened up an eTrade account and began trading stocks, some of which we discussed in class.” Between his junior and senior years, he found an unpaid internship at a Merrill Lynch retail brokerage office.


“While there I saw how financial advisers worked with clients to help them achieve their financial goals, and from that experience I knew that a career in finance was what I wanted,” Braxton said. After graduating from UMHB, he accepted a financial analyst position with IBM because it offered a different perspective on finance.

“Since then I have worked on expanding my knowledge of finance and economics and how the two are connected,” he said.

That quest for knowledge led him to The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where he earned a Master of Business Administration in Finance. “Ironically enough, I have come full circle and now work at Merrill Lynch in a role in which I use both finance and economics every day,” he said. Now, he meets with hedge fund managers and evaluates their investment philosophies, strategies, portfolio construction and pedigree to determine if Merrill Lynch would want to offer their funds to their customers. Hedge funds are loosely regulated investment

vehicles that cater to institutions and sophisticated investors that allow the use of leverage, short securities and securities trading ranging from stocks and bonds to commodities and futures. UMHB helped Bill achieve another important goal in his life – playing basketball on a scholarship.


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“Now that UMHB does not award athletic scholarships – a decision was made at the end of my freshman year to add a football program and transition to NCAA Division III athletics – a proud claim that I have is that my

Bill Braxton ’00 and his wife, Bonnie, with their daughter, Bella. Bill credits his family with his continued success.

teammates and I were the last athletic scholarship recipients in UHMB’s history,” he said with a smile. Many of his fondest memories revolve around athletics, such as winning the dunk contest during his sophomore year, or scoring 19 second-half points (including the gametying three-point basket in the final minute) against the College of the Ozarks, as well as receiving the MVP award his senior year. Outside the classroom, Braxton also was learning and growing. “Somewhere between walking on campus as a homesick freshman and leaving school, I transformed into a responsible adult,” he said. As a sophomore, Braxton moved off campus and began managing his finances, cooking meals and providing for himself.


subject matter to assist students once “While on campus I was still protected by a meal plan, laundry rooms, they leave school,” he said. He also is doing his part to make curfews (not a fan of those), and the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor dorm fees,” he said. “When I moved better known on the East Coast. off campus I had to learn how to bal“The downside of attending ance the freedom of being an adult with the responsibilities of being one. a small private Christian school in Texas is the occasional lack of Three years of Hamburger Helper, recognition you receive outside of steaks and HEB-brand colas will turn Texas,” he said. “Although I am tryany naïve young boy into a man.” His UMHB experience continues ing to change it, UMHB is still not to guide him in another way. as known throughout the country as “Another major benefit of attendsome larger institutions.” People frequently assume that he ing a small private Christian school is graduated from Baylor University, learning that being a Christian isn’t Braxton said, until he explains the something that arises or is displayed two schools’ history. solely on Sundays or holidays. It’s “To date I have encountered three part of who you are,” he said. “At people in New York City that knew UMHB, I grew as a Christian and I UMHB. One was from Dallas, anothlearned that success isn’t measured in material things. The things that er from Austin and the third covered I thought defined success prior to undergrad – basketball, cars, money – didn’t have the same significance as I thought. Once you leave this earth the only thing you take with you is your soul, and if you lose your soul, you are truly lost.” Braxton now plans to give back to his university in a practical way. He plans %LOOZRUNVLQKLV1HZ<RUNRI¿FHKDQGOLQJGD\WRGD\ transactions for Merrill Lynch clientele. to collaborate with Dr. Woodward as a member of the finance advisory committee. clients between Dallas and Austin,” “I have kept in touch with Dr. he said. “Despite the numbers, I Woodward; going forward, we will dis- feel that UMHB is gaining exposure through its alumni and through its cuss potential changes to the finance athletic programs. When UMHB curriculum that will incorporate made it to the Division III National Championship football game, I had a huge number of people on the East Coast rooting for the Cru!”

f d t p r e ith s In Fa f o n ere e m h o W

Alumni Life Alumni Life received February 15, 2007, through June 15, 2007.



Frances Cotton Woodard ’35 wrote her memoir, His Angels Are In Charge, which chronicles the hardship of seven generations of her family, from post-Civil War to the 1960s.

1940s Class of ’47 Join us at Homecoming for a special 60th reunion Florence Mullins Osvath ’45 and her husband, Frank, celebrated their 60 th wedding anniversary, May 18, in Los Alamos, NM. Bettye Dixon Nelson ’49 and her husband, Bill, celebrated their 50 th wedding anniversary on March 2. They were married on March 2, 1957 at the First Baptist Church in Kingsville. They may be reached at 1133 CR 137, Hutto, TX 78634.

Classes of ’62 and ’67 Join us at Homecoming for your reunion Nancy Johnson Timmons ’65-’71 is a national consultant specializing in urban education. This position carries her from Rhode Island to California, from Minnesota to Corpus Christi and to many points in between. She is registered in “Who’s Who in American Education” and received the honor of “Outstanding Black Alumnus” in 2005 from Baylor University.

1970s Classes of ’72 and ’77 Join us at Homecoming for your reunion

Joy Rost Pierson ’74 received her associates degree in nursing from Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, TX, on May 11. On May 22, she was notified that she had passed the national certification exam, qualifying her as a registered nurse. Joy obtained a medical surgical nursing internship from Richardson Regional Medical Center. She may be reached at Norman Northen ’75 is a floral designer with Precious Memories Florist and Gifts in Temple. Precious Memories received the National Retail Florist Award and was selected as the best retail florist in the United States and Canada at the Wholesale Florist Association annual convention in Phoenix, Arizona. They were the first single location and first Southern florist to be given this award. As a result, Precious Memories is the feature story in the Florist Review Magazine June 2007 issue.

Save these Dates! November 2, 2007 Homecoming 2007 Heritage Club and Alumni Lunch Come and See!

Rexanne Bower Thomas ’77 is the special programs coordinator in Van Independent School District. She had been teaching third grade for more than five years. Rexanne’s husband, Wade Thomas ’77, is employed by the Texas Department of Public Safety as a forensic scientist stationed at the Tyler Regional Crime Lab.

1980s Classes of ’82 and ’87 Join us at Homecoming for your reunion

Keith Evans ’84-’86 was ordained at First Baptist Church in Beaumont on January 28. He serves FBC as an interim associate pastor of adult discipleship since 2003. Keith also oversees a men’s ministry, inner city ministries outreach and evangelism. His wife, Cyndi Reese Evans ’87, manages their chiropractic clinic and is involved in the church choir, women’s ministries and teaches for the FBC university class with Keith. Keith’s great grandmother was Lillie Brown Evans ex 1894, his great uncle was Morris Evans CB, his mother is Cecilia Taber Evans ’63, his twin brother is Kyle Evans ’88 and his brotherin-law is Keith Reese ’86. Keith and Cyndi may be reached at 5650 Mistletoe Dr., Beaumont, TX 77707 or

1990s Classes of ’92 and ’97

May 14, 2008 Heritage Club Lunch Come help us welcome the Class of 1958 to the Heritage Club!


Join us at Homecoming for your reunion

Alumni Association Welcomes Ford as Assistant Director When she crossed the stage at the 2007 spring graduation, Melissa Ford not only changed her status from student to alumna—she also stepped into a new role as assistant director of alumni relations for UMHB. Melissa started full-time in the alumni office

in May after the position became vacant when Amy Austin Wick ’97 relocated to Kentucky with her husband and son. According to Rebecca O’Banion, director of alumni relations, Melissa exhibited the necessary abilities to

step into the position immediately following Commencement. “It is no small feat for a person to become an assistant director straight out of college, but Melissa has demonstrated a tremendous work ethic and interpersonal skills which I believe will be a perfect fit for the needs we have in the Alumni Office,” said O’Banion. Melissa, who earned a degree in professional studies, focused much of her academic attention on writing for the Bells newspaper. Her writing skills will be put to good use in her new position, as she serves as a contributor to the alumni magazine and the university website. She will also be responsible for maintaining and generally improving the Alumni Association website. In her first month, she set up several new features for the alumni site, such as a PayPal system for purchasing event tickets, a travel reservation website, and an area for downloading UMHB ringtones for cell phones. All are exciting additions and will become great resources for alumni. During her college career, Melissa was an RA, president of University Singers, director of “Crusader Cinema,” chairperson of the advertising committee for the Homecoming fireworks show, and a member of various campus organizations. Melissa will be involved in many area club meetings and campus events such as Homecoming, which will give alumni and friends the opportunity to meet her and welcome her to the team. Melissa Ford ’07 guides Mary Alice Marshall ’29 through the new features on the UMHB Alumni Association website.


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Alumni Life

Tony Watson ’90 recently received his master’s degree in Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served for six years as minister of music and education in Emory. Tony sings with the Southern Spirit Quartet and promotes southern gospel concerts in Temple through his organization, Crimson River Ministries. Tony, his wife, Rhonda Rhoads Watson ’85-’87, and their daughters, Krista and Kylee, may be reached at 350 N. Planters St., Emory, TX 75440. Janice Mitchell Hughes ’93 has founded a non-profit fund-raising organization called Escuelitas, Inc. The purpose of Escuelitas is to provide for the educational welfare of Central American children. She m a y b e r e a c h e d a t P. O. B o x 151565, Alexandria, VA 22315 or Kalaya Lee Minatra Riccio ’96 , her husband, Matthew, and daughters, Sarina Lee and Lavery Christine (pictured), are living in Blessing, TX, and may be reached at Chad Berg ’97 was named the Emergency Management a n d Homeland Security Coordinator for the City of Killeen. He is working on his master’s degree in fire and emergency management through Oklahoma State University. Chad, his wife, Cynthia Chlapek Berg ’98, and their children, Seth, Sarah and Ella Grace, may be reached at 2405 Brooklawn Dr., Temple, TX 76502.


Martin Valko ’97 has joined the law firm of Chavez, Gallagher & Valko, L.L.P. in Dallas. The firm specializes in immigration and nationality law.

Mike Beevers ’00 was named 2006 Citizen of the Year at the Belton Area Chamber of Commerce awards banquet on January 11.

Greg ’98 and Rebecca Blackhurst Bradford ’00 live in Rockwall with their son, J a c o b Richard. They both work at Lake P o i n t e Church.

D a n i e l Palmer ’01 is the arts pastor at Chesapeake Church in North Beach, MD. His wife, Caroline, is a m a s s a g e therapist.

Kirk Shamblin ’98 is a captain in the United States Air Force and was a deployed intensive care unit nurse in Iraq from January to April, 2007. He is enrolled in the Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia program at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. Kirk, his wife, Alicia Kunkel Shamblin ’97, and their children, Isabelle, Zane and Wyatt, may be reached at 520 Rutgers St., Rockville, MD 20850.

Christel Lindberg-Phelps ’01 received a Master of Science degree in post secondary education from Troy University in Troy, AL, in March. She is a developmental math instructor at Central Texas College in Killeen.

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’02 was commissioned as a Texas Parks and Wildlife police officer on March 1. He may be reached at 3300 Parker Ln. #296, Austin, TX 78741 or Cameron


Michele Richardson Drake ’04 was a recipient of the Trailblazer Award by the Historic Chisholm Trail District of the Longhorn Council of the Boy Scouts of America. She was also named Den Leader of the Year for 2006. Dianne Pope ex was promoted to vice president at Texas Bank and Trust. She has been in banking for more than 25 years and with Texas Bank and Trust since 1999.

WEDDINGS Cynthia Anne Linzy ’94 to Donald Joel Gold, May 28, in Jackson Hole, W Y. Cynthia is employed as a teacher and poet, and Donald is a retired retailer, owner of Gold’s House of Fashion, social worker and author. Jonathan David Coppin ’01, MS ’04, to Amber Dawn Pehl, June 9, in Salado. Jonathan is employed by Killeen Independent School District as a campus technologist, and Amber is employed by Harker Heights High School as a career prep teacher. Heidi Johanna Bellow ’03 to Jason Michael Law, June 9, in Temple. Heidi is a teacher at Killeen Independent School District, and Jason is employed at Scott and White Memorial Hospital in Temple.

Christina Pointer ’04 to Toby Cooper, March 10, in Belton. Christina is a pre-K teacher in the Killeen Independent School District, and Toby is a clinical pharmacist at Darnall Medical Center on Fort Hood.

Jenny Foster ’03 to Terry Drummond, March 12, in Las Vegas.

Courtney Michele Kerr ’05 to James Rayburn Ryder, Jr., June 2, in Belton. Courtney is a teacher and coach at Belton Independent School District, and James is self-employed as a contractor. Natalie Paige Conger ’06 to Joseph Moody Barrett, June 2, in Temple. Natalie is employed by Midland Academy Charter School, and Joseph is employed by Northwestern Baptist Church in Midland. Bethany Michelle Fowler ’06 to Parsons Dent Townsend, June 9, in Woodway. Bethany is a registered nurse in the emergency department of Provindence Healthcare Network, and Parsons is employed by Fowler’s Remodeling.

BIRTHS Alan ex ’99 and Sue Ellen Pipes Hale ’95 announce the birth of their daughter, Elizabeth A n n e , January 9. She joins big brother, David. Alan is a firefighter with the Fort Worth Fire Department. They may be reached at 12700 FM 916, Grandview, TX 76050 or or Amy Austin Wick ’97 and her husband, S c o t t , announce the birth of their son, Austin C o l e , December 16. Amy is a stay-at-home mom, and Scott is a sales manager for Indiana Insurance. They may be reached at 1149 Abbington Dr., Union, KY 41091 or

Ten years ago a goal was set which the Class of 1957 hoped they could achieve. At their 50-year reunion, class members not only met their $10,000 goal, but they exceeded it by raising more than $27,000. When they returned to campus for their 50-year reunion, these ladies had the honor of receiving their Golden Diplomas, and in turn they chose to honor the university. Shirley Bounds Baring, a member of the class, proudly presented President Bawcom with a check for $27,720 to endow a scholarship for students. This scholarship continShirley Bounds Baring ’57 ues to grow as this class presents President Bawcom with continues to give. They a scholarship check from the greatly value their educaClass of 1957. tion from their alma mater; furthermore, they strive to make an outstanding education possible for fellow Crusaders. During their time back on campus, the Class of 1957 had the opportunity to laugh at great memories they shared, while other memories brought a few tears as they thought of those who were no longer there to share in reminiscing such sweet times. Many years had passed, but one thing was clear, Mary Hardin-Baylor produced a lifetime of memories they will always cherish. Barabara Warren Burkes ’57 adds a rose to the vase in remembrance of former classmates.


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Lori Bundrick Hasse ’98 and her husband, James, announce the birth of their son, Micah James, August 22, 2006. He joins big brother, Elijah, and big sister, Rebekah.

Kelly Kerlin ’99 and his wife, Stephanie, announce the birth of their daughter, Chloe Faith, March 19. She joins big sister, Ella Grace. They may be reached at 267 Wentworth Dr., West Columbia, TX 77486.

Anne-Marie Birkes Copeland ’02 and her husband, N a t h a n , announce the birth of their daughter, Mary Ruth, February 1. She joins big sister, Faith, and big brother, Judson. Grandparents are Bruce ’78 and Claire Cox Copeland ’78 and greatgrandmother, Mary Anne Woodcliff Cox ’68, M.Ed. ’82. Anne-Marie is a stay-at-home mom, and Nathan is a graduate student at Southern Seminary.

Jeff ’02 and Catherine Borg Post ’02 announce the adoption of their son, John Carl (JC), March 30. He joins his little sister, Emma Kay, who was born September 2. Jeff is an assistant principal in Spring Independent School District, and Catherine teaches second grade at Northland Christian School in Houston. Brad

Craig ’01 and Tammy Johnson Barrack ’03 announce the birth of their son, Stephen Michael, March 12. Greg is a youth pastor in Gallup, New Mexico, and Tammy teaches kindergarten. They may be reached at Jennifer Ramirez Guajardo ’01 and her husband, J o s e , announce the birth of their son, Jose Diego, May 18. He joins big sisters Shannon, Cristina and Rebekah. They may be reached at 126 Wright Dr., Cedar Creek, TX 78612 or




Amanda PresswoodReeves ’03 announce the birth of their daughter, M a d i s o n Faith, May 15.

Justin ’02 and Robbi Watson Sparkman ’01 announce the birth of their daughter, Kerrington Grace, March 20. She joins big sister, Alexandra.

Jeremy ’03 and Amanda Day Hill ’04 announce the birth of their daughter, A n s l e y Christine, March 15. Jeremy is a teacher and coach at Cy-Woods High School, and Amanda is a stay-at-home mom. They may be reached at 8503 Chickamauga Ln., Houston, TX 77083.


Scott ’04 and Jessica Vance Sackreiter ’03 announce the birth of t h e i r daughter, Annalise F a i t h , December 21. Scott is currently a stay-at-home dad working on his teaching certification, and Jessica teaches music at Cedar Valley Elementary in Killeen Independent School District. They may be reached at

Estelle Harrell Konz ex ’30, March 15, in Austin. She was an artist specializing in ceramics and watercolor landscapes and was a featured artist at the Belton City Library when she lived in Morgan’s Point. Estelle was a leader in Camp Fire Girls and taught swimming for the American Red Cross. She was involved with St. Anne’s Ladies and taught Art and English at St. Anne’s School. In 1983, Estelle was honored as a 50-year member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority at the University of Texas at Austin.

Matthew ’05 and Jennifer T r o t t e r Bush ’05 announce the birth of their son, Bryson Matthew, February 19. They live in the Dallas Fort Worth area and may be reached at N i c h o l a s e x and Dannyelle P u l l e n Tu r ner ’ 02 announce the birth of their son, Tug Nicholas, January 31. They may be reached at dannyeann@

Flora Dee Daughtry ’29, February 28, in Coleman. She taught for ten years in Coleman County, one year at Camp Colorado and nine years at the Folk School. Flora Dee was the church secretary at First Baptist Church for 49 years and the church organist for 51 years, retiring in April, 1990. She was active in the church, having directed choirs, taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School, worked in W.M.U. and served on regular church committees.

Marian Trout ’31, September 21, in Detroit, MI. H a z e l H o d g e s I n m a n ’ 3 2, January 10, in Oklahoma City. She was a teacher and principal for Crooked Oak Schools for 29 years. Hazel was a member of Crestwood Baptist Church and president of Beta Theta Pi Mother’s Association at the University of Oklahoma. Virginia Fortenberry Raillard ’35, February 19, in Amarillo. She taught in public schools in the Texarkana School District and Gene Howe Elementary School in Amarillo. Virginia worked in the front of the house at the “Texas” Musical Drama managing the gift shop from 1966 until her husband’s retirement. She was involved in the choir at First Baptist Church of Canyon, Boy Scouts of America and the Sweet Adelaides. Louise Baker Waldrip ’35, June 3, in Roanoke, VA. She taught home economics and English in Texas high schools. After Louise received her Ph.D. in English, she was a professor of English at Baylor University in Waco until her retirement in 1972. Louise and her husband, Reverend Olen E. Waldrip CB ’31-’33, moved to Virginia, and she was chairman of the English department at Liberty University in Lynchburg, from which she retired again in 1979.

Mabel Barfoot Moore ’36, March 10, in Austin. She taught three years of college and served 20 years as laboratory director and child development specialist for the Austin Independent School District. She finished her career as the administrator of Day Care and Child Development at the State Department of Human Services. Margaret Grantham Rhoads ’36, April 2, in Phoenix, AZ. She taught school in Texas; Safford, AZ; Phoenix, AZ and 23 years in the Alhambra District in Phoenix.. Lola “Pat” Patrick Campbell ’38, April 18, in San Antonio. She was a girl’s physical education teacher and coach at Hebbronville High School. She taught high school and elementary school in Gonzales and in San Antonio. Upon her retirement, Pat began volunteering at Southeast Baptist Hospital, then became an employee working another five years. Martin Love CB ’39-’41, February 10, in Austin. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1943 and served overseas with the 529 t h Signal Operations Company, 10 th Army in Okinawa and Korea before being honorably discharged in 1946. Martin briefly worked at the University of Texas in Austin before g o i n g t o w o r k w i t h t h e Te x a s Department of Health and Mental Retardation in 1951. He later transferred to the Texas Department of Health where he worked as a purchaser until his retirement in 1981 after 30 years of state service.

UMHB Comes to Corpus! On May 6, Corpus Christi area alumni joined together at Brighton Park Baptist Church to enjoy a concert by the university choral ensemble, One Voice. After the concert, alumni of all ages had the opportunity to talk about their years at Mary Hardin-Baylor. Brighton Park is led by pastor Heath Peloquin ’96. He reflected with enthusiasm on the event. “The Corpus Area Alumni Meeting was tremendous. To meet alumni from as far back as the 1920s is outstanding. The thing I will remember most is the laughter and smiles that created an evening that both honored God and was a blessing to all,” Peloquin said. He continued speaking of the many wonderful people who have a great love for UMHB and have served the Lord Jesus so faithfully throughout the years. “They are an inspiration to me. I was blessed to be a part of such an evening,” Peloquin said.

Louise Clarke Ray ’40, May 18, in Durango, CO. She taught for 24 years in Fort Stockton. Katharine Sieber Fredricks ’41, April 5, in Houston. Irene Bailey Horton ’41, February 28, in Nacogdoches. She was a retired school and music teacher. Gertrude Parker Hubler ’41, February 20, in Austin. She taught for 42 years in Tennessee Valley and Spring. Her first teaching position was at Iduma, a one-room school in west Bell County, where she rode to school by horse and buggy.

Annette ’83, Amy ’85, and Anna Enriques ’83 share in refreshments and conversation with One Voice member Charles Pankratz. Tomiko Kennedy ’40 proudly displays her new UMHB baseball cap, which she won as a door prize.


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Alumni Life Geraldine Lane ’41, May 24, in San Antonio. She taught music education at Fort Sam Houston Elementary School from 1957 to 1979. Geraldine was a member of the Tuesday Musical Club; Beta Tau of Delta Kappa Gamma, a teacher’s society; and the Retired Teachers of San Antonio. She was a member of First Baptist Church of San Antonio for 50 years, serving as organist, pianist and a choir member. Mary Elizabeth Morris Graham ’42, April 29, in Kerrville. She was a secretary for Starkey School and business manager for the Reid Graham Company. Mary was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. Kathleen Hill Youngblood ’43, June 2, in San Antonio. She was an elementary school teacher from 1957 to 1987. Kathleen was an active member of Trinity Baptist Church in San Antonio for over 40 years. Her husband, Colonel A.O. Youngblood, attended Southwestern Theological Seminary and served as a chaplain in the U.S. Air Force. She toured many countries with her family including Taiwan, China, Germany, Europe and the Holy Land.

Elmer Alexander Blomerth, October 28, in El Paso. He was the husband of Jan Thompson Blomerth ’48.

Ramona Troy McBride ’63, December 25, in Decatur, GA. She was a school teacher for more than 40 years.

Doyce Phillips, February 24, in Mount Pleasant. He was the husband of Marilyn Gore Phillips’ 52 and grandfather of Nathaniel ’06 and his wife, Kelly Godfrey Russell ’05.

Forrest Powell, Jr., December 18, in Corrigan. He was the husband of Ann O’Quinn Powell ’64 who may be reached at 95 James St., Corrigan, TX 75939.

Wayne Hackney, January 1, in Ennis. He was the husband of Betty Willis Hackney ’57. Ellie Ree Brewer, December 15, in Mansfield, AR. She was the mother of Mary Lou Brewer Looper ’57 who may be reached at 5320 Apple Blossom Loop, Mansfield, AR 72944. Jewel Goode Richardson ’62, May 11, in Moody. After receiving her teaching certificate, Jewel and her husband taught in small tworoom schools in rural Bell County communities teaching four grades in a single classroom. During the summers, she continued her college education. She also taught in Hill and Floyd counties.

UMHB Mourns Death of Former President Dr. William G. Tanner, Sr. 1930 – 2007 Dr. William G. Tanner, Sr., 19 th president of Mary Hardin-Baylor, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2007, after a long illness. Dr. Tanner was president of the university from 1968 to 1971. During his three-year presidency, he strengthened the academic and administrative structure and led the school’s conversion from a women’s college to a coeducational institution. In 1971, he became president of Oklahoma Baptist University, where he led the school through a period of campus improvements and unprecedented enrollment growth. In 1976, he became president of the Home Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, in Atlanta, Georgia. Evangelism and the establishment of churches were the emphases of his tenure there.


Beverly Alston Miller ’70, February 25, in Temple. She was employed as a chemical dependency counselor and coordinator at Fort Hood. Charles Pehl, March 2, in Temple. He was the husband of Linda Hood Pehl ’73. Raymond D. Perlis ’77, April 9, in Killeen. He was a caseworker during the last six years for the Bell County Indigent Health Services Program and had worked in banking earlier in his career. Sylvia Zatlo Mahan ’82, in April, in Belton. She worked for many years at the Eye Center in Temple. Sylvia recently received her realtor’s license and worked for Joan Mikeska Real Estate. She opened the Lone Star Banquet Hall and Back Yard Bar-B-Que in Belton.

Jeanie Scott-Benson Hatchett ’85, June 9, in Harker Heights. She taught third and fourth grade at Jewell Elementary School in Copperas Cove before becoming principal at Avenue E Alternative School. Jeanie was an adjutant faculty member at Central Texas College in Killeen and owned The Gallery ladies-boutique in Copperas Cove. Boyce Fore, June 2, in Columbus. He was the father of Greg Fore ’87 who may be reached at 1170 Double Creek Rd., Cat Spring, TX 78933 or George Culby Keene, May 23, in Belton. He was the father of Vicky Bawcom Honorary Alumna ’92 and the grandfather of A m y B a w c o m ’ 9 3. Vicky may be reached at 508 W. 9th Ave., Belton, TX 76513, and Amy may be reached at 426 Armstrong Dr., Belton, TX 76513 or Carlos William Moore, May 27, in Emmett. He was the father of Trey Moore ’93 and Robyn Moore ’96, and the father-in-law of A m y Wright Moore ’92.

Tanner returned to Oklahoma in 1986 to serve as executive director and treasurer of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, where he served until his retirement in 1996. As an educator, an administrator, and a preacher, Tanner was known and respected as a man of integrity and vision. His warm sense of humor won him friends wherever he went, and in his later years, he served as a trusted mentor and friend to countless young ministers who sought his counsel and advice. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Ellen, and three children: William Tanner, Jr., and his wife, Paula; Keith Tanner and his wife, Ginger; and Kimberly Salter and her husband, Mike. He is also survived by ten grandchildren. Memorials may be sent to the President William G. and Ellen Yates Tanner Endowed Scholarship at UMHB.

Amelia “Sally” McDonald Evans ex, April 14, in Galveston. She was employed with the City of Temple Engineering/Drafting Department, a sub-educator for Killeen Independent School District, and a KerrvilleGreyhound bus driver at Fort Hood. Sally also owned Owens Modeling and Talent Studio/Agency in Killeen. Wilma Gallant ex, May 16, in Crockett. She was a retired public school teacher who taught for 47 years at Pine Prairie, Kennard, Buda, Glover and Crockett. Mildred White Lanier ex, March 14, in Lake Jackson. Earlene P. Maltsberger ex, April 20, in San Antonio. For 30 years, she was administrative assistant to key executives associated with Lentz Newton & Co., Eppler, Guerin & Turner, Inc., Prudential Bache, and she ended her career at Smith Barney. Mable Lue Marchi ex, June 7, in Galveston. She was a nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital in Galveston and the VA Hospital in Temple. After Mable retired, she worked as part-time director of nursing for numerous nursing homes. Beulah Mae Snell ex, April 11, in Houston. She served as president of the Lindale Garden Club and a member of the Houston Federation of Garden Clubs. Beulah was involved in Houston schools P.T.A., Girl Scouts, American Red Cross, Phi Eta National Sorority and was Worthy Matron of Frank Lynn Chapter of Eastern Star. Jimmie Sebastian Swenson ex, March 6, in Temple. She was an executive secretary for Pioneer Airlines and a large cotton brokerage firm in Dallas until she retired in 1972. Jimmie was a member of First United Methodist Church in Moody and a member of Helping Hands Circle. She was a member of the Agnes Woodson chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Disable American Veterans Auxiliary, and she was active in the community by volunteering at the Olin E. Teague Veterans Center and Scott and White Memorial Hospital in Temple. Jimmie was instrumental in organizing the Old Perry Cemetery Association and was serving on the board at the time of her death.

Stephanie Young, March 24, in Te m p l e . S h e t a u g h t a t v a r i o u s parochial and public schools in the Temple-Killeen area, and worked for 20 years as the executive secretary to the dean of the College of Nursing at UMHB. She was the wife of Thomas Young ’87.

Wanda Elliott Clayton Ingram Kent & Karisma Owens & Darius Dr. Kerry & Kathy Owens Riley & Carolyn Allison Owens


Doris Fowler R. L. Peters Mr. & Mrs. George Dulany

Hester Embry Alexander Millie Alice Alexander Cull Dolores Havard Allen Estate of Bobby G. Allen Helen Todd Arbogast Glenn Arbogast, Jr. Joyce Barnes Dr. William F. Harlow Mary Lee Vines Miller Donald McCauley Kristi Billington Jennifer Cullen Joan Barnes Brace Elaine Lund O’Neal Dr. Melvin Brust Mr. & Mrs. John P. Minten Dorothy Minten Esther Minten Janie Minten Rose Marcille McRae Carbone Mary Margaret Lawson Edwards Mary Louis Haynes James Helen Gates Little Martha Lou “Marty” Barnett Stovall Nancy Salisbury Sullivan Melanie Carlson Craig & Vicki Yeager Carlson

Fallen Soldiers Worldwide David Wilms

John Friesner Julia Amason Walker Mary Elizabeth Morris Graham Elizabeth Underwood McAnelly Eugene Greenwood Gleneva Greenwood Mary Lou Greenwood Morris Greenwood Travis Greenwood Marian G. Austin Paul Hampton Beverly Norwine Adams Bob & Janet Norwine McElroy Mary Frances Norwine Dillard & Karolyn Norwine Whitis Milton Hermann Sam Rowland Larry Wright Anne Wiese Halbert Valjean McCarty Hessing John H. Shannon, Sr. Pat Lockridge Shannon Dr. Dolores Hinton Julie Roush Butler Gene Hobbs Marion Walker Barren Betty Sue Craven Beebe Betty Donnelly Bell

Charles Randall Carroll Patti Carroll Catherine Burkett Cornelio

Bonnie Hobratsch Dr. Larry & Carol Woodward

Doris H. Cottle Emma Dee Dillon Audrey Cottle Cook

Edward E. Hogwood, Jr. Marion Walker Barren Betty Donnelly Bell

Charlene Dossman Linda Baldwin Shelli Benland Patty Benoit Teresita Bullecer Weldon Cannon Phil Jean Marie Schneider Danny Dossman & Family

Harriet Vann Holmes Jane Jones Vardiman

Billy Wayne Edwards Shirley Statler Berry

Faye Moore Howard Mr. & Mrs. Bill Howard Marjorie Hyden Mr. & Mrs. Bobby Bridges Donald McCauley Nan Webb Pryor

Robert James Olivia T. Adams Mark & Betty O’Hair Anderson Joe & Janelle Baisden Dr. & Mrs. Jerry G. Bawcom Betty Sue Craven Beebe Dr. Carl & Becky Amason Bradley Judith E. Flynn Ken & Melva Garner Hobbs Grace Dannelley McDonald Dr. & Mrs. Randy O’Rear Marietta Parker Julia Amason Walker Mary Ruth Johnson Johanson Grace C. Liu Sara Pearson Smith George Keene Kay Anderson Mark & Betty O’Hair Anderson Amy M. Bawcom Dr. & Mrs. Jerry G. Bawcom Debbie Beaty Betty Sue Craven Beebe Tucker & Kay Bonner Becky Amason Bradley Bethany Chapman Carroll & Martha Smirl Cooper Glen & Glenda Dennis Cosper Betty Dulaney Crowson Dr. & Mrs. Wallace Davis Extraco Banks Martha White Farris Louis & Carolyn Fields Gary, Bowers & Miller, Certified Public Accountants Diane Gryseels Dr. & Mrs. Robert M. Holland Roosevelt Huggins Dr. Beatrice Huston Claude & Delma Garner Jacks Drs. Leroy & Jean Wyatt Kemp Paul W. Kerr Dr. Gene & Kathie Kimes Tori Kroeger Lillie Lowery Mr. & Mrs. W. D. Mason Portia Sikes McKown Sonia Mills Michael & Jane A. Gerken Moore Dr. & Mrs. Randy O’Rear Don & Judy Owens Dr. Kerry & Kathy Owens Riley & Carolyn Allison Owens Marietta Parker Dr. Linda Hood Pehl Mr. & Mrs. Roy Potts Mona Reynolds Don Al & Linda Ringler & Don Ringler Chevrolet Company Debbie Rosenberger Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy Rowton Glenn & Nelda East Sanders Pat Lockridge Shannon Jessica Smith Dr. Nora M. Stafford Drs. Bill & Paula Price Tanner Platt & Kitty Turner UMHB Faculty Assembly


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Alumni Life Julia Amason Walker Dr. Steve & Mary Nash Walker Grace E. Weaver Mary H. Winn Dr. Larry & Carol Woodward Randy & Kim Kittredge Yandell Viola Keene Amy M. Bawcom Dr. & Mrs. Jerry G. Bawcom Jo Kidd-Ford Wanda Williamson Walton Geraldine Lane Betty Sue Craven Beebe Leona Lane Dorothy Lane Niesen Dr. Rachael LaRoe Mr. & Mrs. Bobby Bridges Nan Webb Pryor Dr. Amy LeVesconte Ruby Yung Lam Gene & Yuri Tanamachi Nakayama James Lester Matthews Dr. & Mrs. Jerry G. Bawcom UMHB Faculty Assembly John B. Messer III Mark & Betty O’Hair Anderson Dr. & Mrs. Jerry G. Bawcom The Wednesday Group Dr. Carlos Moore Dr. Larry & Carol Woodward Fred Norwood Mark & Betty O’Hair Anderson Bessie Owens Don Owens Charles Pehl Beverly Norwine Adams Carroll, Cindy & Charla Adcock Kay Anderson Richard J. Archer Amy M. Bawcom Dr. & Mrs. Jerry G. Bawcom Betty Sue Craven Beebe Alice Bell Walter & Shirley Brown Jennifer Caldwell Jerry & Janice Caldwell Patty Taylor Caplinger Central Cities Auction Pool Dr. John & Ann Taylor Cooney Peggy Hayes Craik Todd & Julie Manis Cunningham Dr. Mary L. Dowell Mr. & Mrs. George Dulany G. C. Duran Cindy Entzminger First Texas Bank - Belton Jerry Fleming Family JoAn Musick Flowers


Dr. LaVerne Gallman Dr. Jean E. Garrett Karen Keith Gilbert Graduating Class of May 2006 Dr. & Mrs. William H. Harding Drs. Graham & Gwen Hatcher Bill & Janis Holmes Denzel & Margie Holmes George Jezek Denise Karimkhani Drs. Leroy & Jean Wyatt Kemp Dr. Gene & Kathie Kimes Edith Cornett King Dr. Grace Labaj Peggy Lynch Bennie Womack Manis Mr. & Mrs. Bart Meharg Dr. & Mrs. Randy O’Rear Dr. Kerry & Kathy Owens Riley & Carolyn Allison Owens Marietta Parker Dr. Mary Pihlak Debbie Rosenberger Richard & Aida Smith Sapp Kayla Ranly Skala Spring 2007 S2 Class Drs. Bill & Paula Price Tanner Temple College Nursing Faculty Barbara Lyon Thomas Dr. Lucia McClure Tipton UMHB Business Office UMHB College of Education & Department of Exercise & Sport Science UMHB External Relations UMHB Faculty Assembly UMHB Graduating Class of May 2006 UMHB Registrar & Institutional Research Offices Debbie James Wade Julia Amason Walker Dr. Darrell & Patricia Watson Drs. Bob & Grace Richardson Whitis Delores Chupik Williams Marian Corbin Wood Dr. Larry & Carol Woodward Doyce R. Phillips Dr. & Mrs. Jerry G. Bawcom Betty Sue Craven Beebe Jim & Mavis Buchanan Jeremy W. Ervin Kimberly A. Ervin Natalie P. Ervin Tina & Louis Neumann Jordan T. Russell Kyle A. Russell Nathaniel P. & Kelly Godfrey Russell Russell & Wootten, P.C. Dr. Larry & Carol Woodward

Rev. D. D. Simpson Lydia Elaine Simpson Johnnie Z. Slavik Dr. Sarah Slavik Goeres Alice Bagby Smith Dr. & Mrs. Jimmye S. Hillman Dan L. Steakley Garlyn Shelton Dealerships Dr. Beatrice Huston Judith Scates Hyer Drs. Leroy & Jean Wyatt Kemp Arvinell McClaren Mrs. Dan L. Steakley Dr. William G. Tanner, Sr. Kay Anderson Amy M. Bawcom Dr. & Mrs. Jerry G. Bawcom Betty Sue Craven Beebe Susan Rhodes Gibson Drs. Leroy & Jean Wyatt Kemp Dr. & Mrs. Randy O’Rear Marietta Parker Pat Lockridge Shannon UMHB Faculty Assembly Dr. Larry & Carol Woodward Randy & Kim Kittredge Yandell Gladys DuPuy Tarbutton Jean Tarbutton Kitty Worley Nan Webb Pryor Stephanie Young Kay Anderson Amy M. Bawcom Dr. & Mrs. Jerry G. Bawcom Betty Sue Craven Beebe Debbie James Wade

HONORARIA Marion Walker Barren Anne Wiese Halbert Mary H. Winn Dr. Jerry G. Bawcom Pat Lockridge Shannon Mr. & Mrs. Bobby Bridges

Dr. Shirley Dahl Dr. Mary Pihlak Dr. David Roland Jimmy Rowton Dr. Nora Stafford Harry Sweet Amy M. Bawcom Dr. LaVerne Gallman GFWC Bluebonnet Club Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Hagler Kristy Hagler Gifford Bill & Martha Chambers Herod Marion Walker Barren James & Lucy Lin Hom Glenna Morgan Stamps Dr. Beatrice Huston Velva Schrader Riddle Jessica Karimkhani Michael Karimkhani Denise Karimkhani Lillie Sue Allison May Lisa Bennett Dr. Dan McLallen Sue Chumbley Schiffer Dr. Dan & Laura Stringer McLallen Beverly Brown Deines Carolyn Allison Owens Lisa Bennett Carla Kuehl Sykora Marietta Parker Mr. & Mrs. Bobby Bridges Anne Wiese Halbert Dr. Linda Hood Pehl JoAn Musick Flowers Edith Cornett King Leslie A. Perez Gail Desjardins Perez LT Michael Street Ken & Betty Payne Huber

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Dr. Lucia McClure Tipton Aida Smith Sapp

Class of 1945 Ruth Zerr Bailey

Don & Vivian Walker Stacie Walker Stanford

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Sheila Wilson Cash & Lou Beth Birdwell

Forrest Powell, Jr. Ann O’Quinn Powell

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