Grand Marshals for Baylor's 90th Homecoming Parade SelectedNov. 9, 1999
The 1999 Baylor University Homecoming Parade is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, with thousands expected to watch.
The Grand Marshals are Chancellor Herbert H. Reynolds and his wife, Joy.
Reynolds received his undergraduate degree from Trinity University and earned his master's and doctoral degrees from Baylor. He became Baylor's chancellor on June 1, 1995, after serving 14 years as president (1981-95) and 12 years as executive vice president (1969-81). He serves as a deacon at First Baptist Church of Waco and is a director of Community Bank and Trust of Waco.
Reynolds is listed in Who's Who in America, American Men and Women of Science, Who's Who in Education and Who's Who in the Southwest. He has authored more than 50 publications, and he serves on numerous boards and committees.
Joy Reynolds received her bachelor of arts degree, magna cum laude, in early childhood education from Baylor. In her honor, Chancellor Reynolds established the Joy Copeland Reynolds Scholarship Fund. In addition, The Joy C. Reynolds PreSchool Language Institute officially began serving its first class of preschool children at Baylor in the spring of 1999. The Institute provides therapy for young children with speech and hearing impairments that interfere with learning.
The Reynolds have three children, Kevin, Kent and Rhonda, and seven grandchildren.
The Homecoming parade is the oldest and largest collegiate parade in the nation. KWTX-TV, which has broadcast the parade for more than 20 years, will again provide live coverage.
For more information about the Baylor Homecoming parade, contact Kevin Schindler, Homecoming chairman for the Baylor Chamber of Commerce, at 710-3322.