Ring Ceremony to Be Held in Waco Hall

April 28, 2007

by Judy Prather, Baylor Alumni Association, (254) 710-6431

Nearly 300 Baylor University upperclassmen will receive their official Baylor Ring this spring, when Baylor President John M. Lilley presents the rings in a ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, in Waco Hall.

The Baylor Alumni Association has hosted the ring ceremony twice each year since the university adopted the single official ring concept as the newest of the Baylor traditions. The event was moved to Waco Hall after outgrowing the Barfield Drawing Room. During the ceremony, students are presented their rings, and alumnus Vince Clark then explains 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.

"Baylor University's tradition encompasses more than 160 years, and the Baylor Ring is a tangible symbol of that heritage," said Jeff Kilgore, executive vice president of the alumni association. "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 visit the Student Programs page of the alumni association's website at bayloralumni.com.

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