E-NEWSLETTER OF THE BAYLOR PARENTS LEAGUE
APRIL 2010
parents_league_email-from_the_director Judy Maggard As the academic year draws to a close, students, faculty and staff are putting the finishing touches on another outstanding year in the life of Baylor University. As assignments are completed and studying for final exams begins, we hope that each student will remain focused and determined to finish the semester on a strong and positive note.

As our students begin to plan the next step in their college careers, it is abundantly clear that many choices await them. For some, it is the walk across the stage in May signifying their grand accomplishment of a Baylor education. For others, it means taking summer classes, working full time or just simply taking a break from school. In this issue of Perspectives we have some useful tips and information about how you can help your student make the most of the next few months.

We will resume our e-newsletters in the fall, but in the meantime we wish you and your family a wonderful summer. If your plans involve travel, we pray that your journeys will be safe and enjoyable.


Sic 'em Bears,

Judy Maggard
Director, Parent Programs
Judy_Maggard@baylor.edu

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