Ring Ceremony To Be Held In Waco Hall

April 22, 2005

by Judy H. Prather

More than 220 Baylor upperclassmen will be presented their Baylor ring by President Robert Sloan in a ceremony at Waco Hall on Monday, April 25, at 5:30 p.m.

The Baylor Alumni Association has hosted the ceremony twice each year since the university adopted the single official ring concept as the newest of the Baylor traditions ten years ago, and the event was moved to Waco Hall after outgrowing the Barfield Drawing Room. During the ceremony, students are presented their rings and told the history and meaning of the more than a dozen historic symbols on the ring.

Designed by the Balfour Company in 1995, the Official Baylor Ring may only be purchased by alumni or students who have completed seventy-five or more hours of study. Jeff Kilgore, executive vice president of the alumni association, said, "Baylor University's tradition encompasses one hundred and sixty years, and the Baylor Ring is a tangible symbol of that heritage. For Baylor alumni, it unites our past with our present and our future."

For more information, contact the Baylor Alumni Association at (254) 710-1121 or BaylorAlumni.com.

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