Camerons HonoredMarch 2, 2009
(left to right) Dr. Dennis Prescott, vice president for development, Princess and Fred Cameron, Dr. David Garland
Fred and Princess Cameron of Houston are the 2009 recipients of the Founders Medallionï++one of the most distinguished awards given by Baylor University. Established in 1969, the Founders Medallion is reserved for men and women whose service and contributions have been unusually significant to the life and future of the University.
ï++Fred and Princess Cameron express their heart for Baylor University in countless ways,ï++ said Dr. David E. Garland, Baylorï++s interim president and dean of George W. Truett Theological Seminary. ï++So many Baylor students have been touched over the years by the Cameronsï++ enthusiastic involvement. Fred and Princess are treasured members of the Baylor family, and we are honored to name them Founders of Baylor University.ï++
Ever since the Camerons met at Baylorï++s Dr Pepper Hour more than 50 years ago, they have continued their contagious spirit of service and devotion to one another and to Baylor.
Fred, BBA ï++60, JD ï++62, and Princess, BA ï++60, have served as leaders in organizations such as the Baylor Law Alumni Association, Baylor University Womenï++s Association of Houston and the Houston Baylor Club. Fred is a past chairman of the Baylor Board of Regents and received the W.R. White Meritorious Service Award in 2002 for his outstanding service and loyalty to the University.
In addition, the Camerons support students through endowed scholarship funds in the areas of law, music and athletics and through generous participation in campaigns for some of Baylorï++s premier facilities, such as the Baugh-Reynolds Campus of Truett Seminary and the McLane Student Life Center. They are members of the James Huckins Society within the Baylor University Medallion Fellowship, Old Main Society and Baylor Bear Foundation.
Fred recently retired from his position as Senior Partner of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., and Princess continues to minister through her role as an English as a second language teacher with Tallowood Baptist Churchï++s literacy program. Dedicated members of Tallowood, Fred has been an active soloist and choir member for many years, and Princess serves on the prayer ministry team and as an adult Bible study teacher.
Each year, the Baylor community celebrates Founders Day, a commemoration of the chartering of Baylor University on Feb. 1, 1845. Prior recipients of the Founders Medal include Mary Russell McCall, Ralph and Jean Storm, Troy Mays, Ted and Sue Getterman, Will and Mary Long, Joe L. and Barbara Balfanz Allbritton, Bob Bullock, Samuel Palmer Brooks, W.R. White, Abner V. McCall and Herbert H. Reynolds, among others.