Amarillo Couple Honored As Baylor Parents Of The Year

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    (L to R) Randy and Stacy Sharp were honored as Baylor's Parents of the Year during halftime of the Baylor-North Texas football game Sept. 25. The award was presented by Judy Maggard, director of parent programs, and Baylor President Robert B. Sloan Jr.
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    Randy and Stacy Sharp also were honored as Baylor Parents of the Year during Parents Weekend activities on campus.
Sept. 27, 2004

by Lori Scott Fogleman

Amarillo residents and Baylor University graduates Randy and Stacy Sharp were honored as Baylor's Parents of the Year for 2004, during the halftime ceremony of the Baylor-North Texas football game Sept. 25.

"Mr. and Mrs. Sharp are actively involved at Baylor University and work tirelessly to support Baylor," said Judy Maggard, director of parent programs. "Through their dedication and loyalty, they have proved they care deeply for the future and direction of the university and fully support its endeavors. We are pleased to present them with the Parents of the Year honor." The Sharps both graduated from Baylor, receiving their bachelor's degrees in business administration in 1976. Randy is treasurer and property manager of Mays Investment Co., while Stacy serves as the company's president.

They have four children, who all have or are attending Baylor. The Sharp's oldest daughter, Meridith Sharp Genuchi, received her bachelor's degree in business administration and a master's of accountancy in 2002. Her husband, Matthew Genuchi, also received his bachelor's degree in 2002. Three Sharp children currently attend Baylor: Austin, a senior majoring in business and environmental studies; Troy, a junior business major; and McKay, a freshman business major.

"My parents have always been a great Christian example, not only at home, but also at work," Troy noted when nominating them for the honor. "They continually show my siblings and me that being a Christian isn't something that occurs only on Sundays, but everyday."

In addition to serving as co-presidents of the Amarillo chapter of the Baylor Parents League, the Sharps often have hosted their area send-off party. They are life members of the Baylor Alumni Association and members of the Development Council, Old Main Society, Baylor Bear Foundation and the Student Foundation 35th Anniversary Endowment Leadership Team. They have served as co-chairs of the Amarillo-area Student Life Complex Campaign, and Stacy is a past member of both the Women's Athletic Cabinet and the Hankamer Business School Advisory Board.

The Sharps also are devoted to their community. Randy is president of the board of directors for both Meals on Wheels and the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce Foundation. He is a board member of the American Housing Foundation, Eveline Rivers Make a Child Smile Project, Amarillo Symphony, Better Business Bureau and co-chair of the retail division annual United Way fund drive. Stacy has served as a Chamber of Commerce board member, Best of Texas co-chair, and treasurer for several community organizations, including the Art Museum Guild, Symphony Guild, Christmas Roundup and Lone Star Ballet Guild.

The Sharps are active members of First Baptist Church of Amarillo, where Randy is a deacon and director of eighth grade Sunday School, and Stacy is a Sunday School teacher.

Current Baylor students are given the opportunity to nominate their parents for the Baylor Parents of the Year recognition. The Parents League office receives nominations and selects parents based on their service and loyalty to Baylor University.

For more information, contact Maggard at (254) 710-2561, or visit the Baylor Parents League web site at http://www.baylor.edu/parentsleague/.

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