Overflow Crowd Attends Truett Seminary Dedication Feb. 22

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    A capacity crowd attended the dedication ceremonies in Truett Seminary's Paul W. Powell Chapel.
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    Aerial photo of Truett Seminary
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    Seminary founders and Baylor and Truett administrators gather after Truett's dedication.
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    Baylor President Robert B. Sloan Jr., Truett Seminary's founding dean and The George W. Truett Professor of Evangelism, welcomes those attending the dedication ceremonies.
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    An overflow crowd watched Truett Seminary's dedication ceremonies through a closed-circuit broadcast in the Paul and Katy Piper Great Hall.
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    Baylor President Emeritus Herbert H. Reynolds honors founders at Truett Seminary's dedication.
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    Dr. Charles Wade, executive director of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, brings the charge at Truett Seminary's dedication.
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    The hundreds who attended Truett Seminary's dedication gathered for a reception in the seminary's foyer and outside in the Reynolds Courtyard.
Feb. 26, 2002

by Lori Scott Fogleman

Baylor University officially dedicated the Baugh-Reynolds Campus of George W. Truett Theological Seminary during ceremonies attended by more than a thousand well-wishers Feb. 22 on the Baylor campus.

Among those who participated in the ceremony were Baylor President Robert B. Sloan Jr., Truett Seminary's founding dean and The George W. Truett Professor of Evangelism; Dr. Paul W. Powell, dean of Truett Seminary; and Dr. Charles R. Wade, executive director of the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

Also participating were Tom Gilliam, of Charlottesville, Va., the grandson of the renowned Baptist preacher George W. Truett; Kurt Kaiser, the renowned Christian composer and performer who provided special music; members of the Truett faculty and Baylor administration; and Truett students.

Baylor President Emeritus Herbert H. Reynolds also took part in the ceremony honoring Truett founders who were instrumental in the seminary's creation. They included John and Eula Mae Baugh of Houston, who in November 1997 provided a $5 million lead gift for the seminary's construction, and Paul and Katy Piper, for whom the Great Hall is named.

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