Jun
30

Honoring friends with gifts is something we all do regularly.  Members of the Baylor family pass away or spend time in hospitals.  They get promoted or graduate with honors, retire after years of tireless service to the university or to their community, or are honored by a grateful community. That’s why we’ve created Beacons – a way for the Baylor family …

adminFlowers die. Chocolates get eaten. But planting a seed is forever
Jun
29

In children’s hospitals all over America, volunteers seek ways to brighten the lives of critically ill children. Kenneth (’04) and Amy (’06) Tice recently brought 2,700 teddy bears to Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth as part of their annual donation efforts, which is in memory of their first son, who passed away in 2011 at just five days old …

adminGet to Know…Teddy Bear Donors Kenneth and Amy Tice
Jun
26

Don Willett ‘88 of Austin is a Texas Supreme Court Justice who will celebrate his 50th birthday on July 16. Justice Willett is the most avid social media-using judge in America, “which is like being the tallest Munchkin in Oz,” he jokes. Justice Willett describes himself on Twitter as “Supreme Court Justice and Tweeter Laureate of Texas. Former rodeo bull rider. …

adminWhat’s on Justice Don Willett’s phone?
Jun
22

Charles Heaton “Chuck” Allen ’68, MS ’69, doesn’t see the need for a bucket list because, as he puts it, “I don’t think of things in terms of what I should do to be happy. I’ve pretty much done the things I’m meant to do.” Those things include teaching, coaching, serving in the Air Force, writing, disc-jockeying, and loving all …

adminGet to Know…author and teacher Chuck Allen ’68, MS ’69
Jun
19

Nearly 300 members of the Baylor Family packed the Texas Sports Hall of Fame on June 11 for Onward!, a celebration that raised more than $100,000 for legacy scholarships. It was the culmination of a big day that kicked off the transition of the Baylor Alumni Association to The Baylor Line Foundation. “Onward! was about rallying around the three new …

adminOnward! we go…and we start by raising $100,000 for legacy scholarships at June 11 event
Jun
09

Just a quick reminder that the annual meeting of The Baylor Line Foundation, formerly the Baylor Alumni Association, will be held on Saturday, June 11 at 10 a.m. at the Waco Hippodrome, 724 Austin Avenue. Free Parking is available on both Austin Avenue and 8th Street and in lots behind the Hippodrome and elsewhere in the area.  If you don’t …

adminJoin us at the 2016 Annual Meeting on Saturday at 10 a.m.
Jun
05

Interim President David Garland sent the following letter to “Baylor Nation” late on Friday afternoon, June 3.  Bette McCall Miller sent a copy of a personal response she sent to Dr. Garland to both the Waco Trib and The Baylor Line Foundation.  Both are reprinted in their entirety.   Dear Baylor Nation, We have entered a new season in the …

adminA response from Bette McCall Miller ’67 to David Garland’s June 3 e-mail to Baylor Nation
Jun
02

The Executive Committee of The Baylor Line Foundation (formerly known as the Baylor Alumni Association) calls on the Baylor Board of Regents to immediately release the full Pepper Hamilton report of its investigation into Baylor’s handling of multiple sexual assault and domestic violence accusations, many of them involving Baylor athletes. The Baylor Family deserves an unvarnished, complete accounting of the …

adminRegents should release the full Pepper Hamilton report
Jun
01

A Baylor sophomore overcame life’s hurdles – both figuratively and literally – in order to chase her dreams. Kelsey Landrum ‘18 has been chosen from more than 56,000 amateur applicants to represent North and South America in the ASICS Beat the Sun Challenge, a relay race where six-person teams will try to circle Mont Blanc — the highest peak in …

adminGet to Know: Kelsey Landrum ’18
May
26

Oftentimes, the story is more interesting than the headline. That’s the case with the 140 granite memorial lampposts around the Baylor campus, reminders for those who notice them about Baylor alumni and students who were killed while serving in the military. For the past 70 years, these lampposts and plaques bearing each fallen Bear’s name, rank, division, years at Baylor, …

adminGetting to Know…Frank Jasek ’73