Homecoming Parade to March Through Waco Nov. 1

Oct. 27, 1997

The 1997 Baylor University Homecoming Parade is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, with thousands expected to watch the more than 200 entries.

The parade will start at South Eleventh Street and Austin Avenue and will proceed down Austin Avenue and South Forth Street to the Baylor campus.

The Grand Marshal for Baylor's Homecoming Parade is Robert L. Reid, professor emeritus and Master Teacher. Reid graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso and earned a master of arts degree in history at Baylor. He continued pursuing his graduate studies at Brown University and Oxford University before returning to Baylor in 1948 to teach in the History Department.

From 1977 to 1992, Reid served as chair of the history department. In 1992, he retired from full-time instruction but continued to serve as a part-time lecturer. During his tenure at Baylor, Reid received the prestigious Minnie Stevens Piper Award as an Outstanding Professor in Texas in 1978 and was designated a Master Teacher at Baylor in 1982. During spring commencement ceremonies, Reid was bestowed one more honor, the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters.

The Baylor Homecoming Parade is one of the oldest and largest collegiate parades in the nation. KWTX-TV, which has broadcast the parade for more than 20 years, will again provide live coverage of the floats, bands and pageantry of the 88th anniversary of Homecoming.

For more information about the Baylor Homecoming parade contact Hector Rodriguezat 710-3322, or visit the Homecoming web sit at http://www.baylor.edu/~Homecoming/ .

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