Baylor Family Rejoices With Mercer, Curry

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    Mercer, left, and Curry celebrate with friends Saturday night at the Ferrell Center.
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    Baylor President Robert B. Sloan Jr. greets Mercer and Curry during the celebration event.
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    Mercer, left, and Curry speak to the crowd gathered to welcome them at the Ferrell Center.
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    Thousands were on hand at the Ferrell Center to welcome Mercer and Curry back to Baylor.
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    Dayna Curry.
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    Heather Mercer.
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    Curry, left, and Mercer address the media at a news conference at Antioch Community Church in Waco.
Dec. 9, 2001

by Colin M. Witt

Thousands of friends and supporters packed Baylor's Ferrell Center Saturday night, Dec. 8, for a celebration event honoring Heather Mercer and Dayna Curry, who were rescued from Afghanistan in November.

The event, sponsored by Baylor and Waco's Antioch Community Church, capped a day of reunions and homecomings for the two Baylor graduates. They held a news conference at Antioch earlier Saturday afternoon.

In addition to those in attendance on campus, more than 400 Baylor friends watched the ceremony online, through an Internet webcast produced by Baylor.

Note: The web cast is available for viewing online here.

Photos by Clifford Cheney, Baylor Photography

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